Volume 11, Issue 3 | March, 2018
The Nonprofit Connection
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Well, it must be spring, because my daughter is in the midst of her two-week Spring Break. Alas, it doesn't seem as though the weather is paying attention to the school calendar! But I also know that it is spring because our programming, at least, is heating up!

First of all, I know it's a hassle to take surveys--trust me, I take plenty! But taking *our* survey will give you all kinds of warm and fuzzies, because it's for HandsOn. It will only take you about 15 minutes and is really about you, anyway. It's our way to make sure that we are serving *you* in the best way possible. This is your chance to tell us what you really think about us!

Secondly, based on your feedback, and our current work, we are so close to launching our new website, we can practically taste it! Like the new look and feel of this newsletter? I hope so, because it reflects the look and feel of our new site. Our goal is to make it easier for you to find the information you need, as well as ease administrative burdens on our end. Let us know what you think when you take the survey! (See what I did there?)

Last, but certainly not least, be on the lookout for your Governor's Volunteer Service Award breakfast invitations in the mail! Of course, you don't have to wait to sponsor a table or register for your seat--and we do expect to sell out! We anticipate another great class of nominees, and we know that you won't want to hear their stories from your colleagues, rather than hearing them for yourself.

Looking forward to all the new spring growth!

Yours in service,

Amy Lytle           
Executive Director
Nonprofit Essentials 2017-2018:
Thursday, March 15th, Noon to 4:30 pm
Location: 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-3rd floor, Neill Board Room ( see map )

Is your nonprofit interested in doing true, deep collaborative work with other organizations? The kind that moves from talk, to action, to measurable results? Then this session is for you! In this highly interactive, energetic, and--dare we say--FUN workshop, you will get the opportunity to explore specific skills and tools that will help you create and sustain powerful, effective partnerships. The class will be taught by  Dr. T. Sharee Fowler , Assistant Professor of Not-for-Profit Management and the Director of the  Arts Management  and   Not-for-Management Programs  at  Salem College .

COST: $50 for Supporting Partners/ $60 for all others. 
Supporting Partners can register for  t he entire, 10 class series for just $450!    (The cost is $550 for all others.) Payment plans are available. All classes include a networking lunch and extensive take-home materials. 

(Use this same link to register either for the single class or the entire series.)
NC Center for Nonprofits webinar:
Student Loan Forgiveness for Nonprofit Staff
Thursday, March 15th, 2018 - 1:00 PM
Location: Your computer!

HandsOn NWNC is pleased to partner with the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits to offer this webinar opportunity. If you work for a nonprofit and have student loans, you need to know about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. Started in 2007 by President Bush, this program helps graduates accept nonprofit or government jobs and stay in the public sector. PSLF forgives student loan debt for nonprofit or government employees after 120 qualifying payments (10 years' worth), as long as they meet a number of additional requirements.

COST: $35.00 NC Center members & HandsOn Supporting Partners/ $50.00 - All Others/person

Upcoming Workshops in Davie and Davidson County!
Our partnership with the U nited Way of Davidson County , United Way of Davie County , and Davie and Davidson Community College 's Small Business Center Network continues this month with our series of FREE workshops geared towards local nonprofits for whom attendance at our Forsyth County workshops is a barrier. While registration is open to any in our network, preference is given to those organizations serving Davie and/or Davidson County.

Please click on the title of each session for online registration and more details.

Tuesday, March 20th, 9:00 AM to Noon, FREE!
United Way Davie County

Wednesday, March 21st, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, FREE! 
Davidson CCC Small Business Center Rittling Conference Room 110 (co-sponsored with HandsOn NWNC)
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Forsyth County Nonprofit Town Hall!
Friday, March 23rd, 10 am to Noon
Location: The Enterprise Center   ( see map )

One of our biggest events each year is when we welcome   David Heinen  from the  NC Center for Nonprofits  to discuss current legislative issues that affect nonprofits on both the state and national level. In addition, we'll invite our entire Forsyth County legislative delegation to share in the discussion. Be sure to save the morning of Friday, March 23rd on your calendar, and more details will be in the March newsletter.

Cost: $20 for Supporting Partners and NC Center members/ $30 all others

2018 Chuck Kraft Scholarship Applications Now Open!
Due Date: March 30th, 2018, 5:00 pm!

HandsOn NWNC created the  Chuck Kraft Scholarship  to 
acknowledge the Herculean work of our first board chair for his leadership during the establishment of our organization, while also honoring his dedication and service to youth throughout his continuing career with nonprofits. In appreciation of his exemplary service, HandsOn Northwest North Carolina is pleased to offer this scholarship, which provides  full tuition for one staff or board member currently working with a nonprofit that serves children and/or youth in Forsyth, Davie, Davidson, Stokes, Surry or Yadkin County, to attend the  Nonprofit Essentials Certificate Program . HandsOn NWNC will award up to one scholarship per year, which we announce during our Governor's Volunteer Service Awards breakfast.

All applications are reviewed by a volunteer committee and preference will be given to staff and board members of nonprofits that have a relationship with HandsOn NWNC. For more details, please review  the full program description.

A Legal Framework for Fundraising
Monday, April 9th, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Location: Womble Bond Dickinson, One West Fourth Street, Piedmont Room, 13th floor, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 ( see map )

HandsOn Northwest North Carolina to partner with our friends at The Winston-Salem Foundation to present this workshop which will explore legal considerations in fundraising. Discussion topics include:
·        Legal issues of gift receipting and acknowledgements (including quid pro quo issues, stock and gift-in-kind receipts, raffles and auctions)
·        Prohibited benefits for donors of donor-advised funds;
·        Proposed rules regarding distributions from donor-advised funds to purchase tickets or pay membership fees;
·        Clarification on using grants from donor-advised funds to satisfy pledges;
·        Using donor-advised funds to support small organizations/tipping rule;
·        Charitable solicitation license

This workshop is designed for staff who are responsible for the legal aspects of fundraising, including EDs, development officers and gift processing staff. The presenters are  E dward Griggs and Chris Hewitt from Womble Bond Dickinson. 

There is limited seating, so if more than one per from your organization would like to attend, we will add additional names to the waiting list and let you know if space is available on Monday, March 26.

Nonprofit Essentials 2017-2018:
Program Evaluation
Thursday, April 19th, Noon- 4:30 pm
Location: 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-3rd floor, Neill Board Room ( see map )

The nonprofit sector is increasingly under pressure to achieve and demonstrate meaningful results. This class will examine different evaluation approaches and provide you with concepts and resources for improving program measurement and sharing results to document impact, improve services, and support fundraising efforts. The class will be taught by Lori Fuller , D irector of Evaluation and Learning at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust .

COST: $50 for Supporting Partners/ $60 for all others. 
Supporting Partners can register for  the entire, 10 class series for just $450!    (The cost is $550 for all others.) Payment plans are available. All classes include a networking lunch and extensive take-home materials. 

2018 Governor's Volunteer Service Awards Breakfast!
Wednesday, April 25th, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Location: Bridger Field House, 499 Deacon Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27105   ( see map )

Join our partners,   Salem College , the  Winston-Salem Journal , and  United Way of Forsyth County , as we celebrate the dozens and dozens of nominees and winners of the  2018 Forsyth County Governor's Volunteer Service Awards  at a breakfast in their honor. 

The breakfast will feature the personal stories and thoughts of our local winners. This is our largest event of the year, and it attracts more than 225 community and business leaders as well as our nominees and their families. Attending the breakfast is the best way to start the day with a smile on your face, as you hear the inspiring stories of our winners and the selfless acts of service they perform on behalf of our community everyday!

Limited event sponsorship is availabl e , and commitments must be made by the end of March. Table purchases (8 seats) are the best way to ensure that you, your staff, and your volunteers will all be able to sit together, and that your organization's name will appear in the program. (Individual tickets are limited, and we cannot guarantee that any individuals will be able to sit together.)

COST: FREE! for all nominees and winners! $25 for Supporting Partners/ $40 for all others. Tables are $250 .

Training Opportunities
Employment Opportunities
Innovative Impact: Deep Dive Into Health, Wellness, Crisis & Bereavement Care
A Venture Cafe panel discussion , Thurs, March 15th, 6 pm - 7pm, Venture Cafe at Bailey Power Plant, FREE The number one recommendation of Mayor Joines' 2017 Poverty Thought Force was "coordination and visibility:" enhancing residents' awareness of existing programs/policies and better coordination among them. In an effort to contribute to both of those key outcomes, we've partnered with  Love Out Love , a HandsOn  Supporting Partner ,  to host a monthly session on social good happening across the greater Forsyth County region. In this month's sessions, you’ll hear from these leaders doing great work in the area of Health, Wellness, Crisis & Bereavement Care. Our panel currently includes: 
More details are online ;  no registration needed, just come!
PRAVA Meeting: Creating a Meaningful Experience for Interns
Wednesday, March 28th, 8:30-10:00 am,  Hospice and Palliative Care , FREE! PRAVA , a HandsOn Supporting Partner , is our region's professional development organization for all who work with volunteers. This month's meeting will feature a panel discussion with representatives from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, High Point University, Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State University who work closely with interns. The panel will provide insights on how to ensure volunteer administrators offer interns a quality and meaningful experience. No need to register; just come!
Are We Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap?
NC Center for Nonprofits webinar, March 21st, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., $35. Join the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits for the third webinar of their "Walking the Talk: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in North Carolina Nonprofits" series! Building Movement Project will discuss Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap, the first report in BMP's Race to Lead series that explores why there are so few leaders of color in the nonprofit sector. Based on results from a national survey of over 4,000 nonprofit staff members, the report finds that people of color and white respondents are equally qualified, and that people of color are more likely to be interested in becoming a nonprofit leader. The discussion will also include the report on the LGBTQ subsample, Working at the Intersections: LGBTQ Nonprofit Staff and the Racial Leadership Gap.  More details and registration are on the Center's website.
Develop a Winning Nonprofit Culture with Minimal Resources
A NC Center for Nonprofits webinar, April 18th, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., FREE! Is a nonprofit organization's culture determined by design or default? Join lifelong entrepreneur Jay Wilkinson to discover how Firespring, a company he founded, relies on its vibrant culture to attract and keep great talent. Jay will share his personal experience building a great organizational culture and will teach you: 3 steps to creating a healthy nonprofit culture; 5 revealing stats about employee engagement; nonprofit culture in action through 4 case studies; and how to self-assess your culture.   Registration is online.
Join Your Nonprofit Colleagues at The Winston-Salem Foundation's Annual Lunch on May 2nd! This year, the Foundation , a HandsOn Funding Partner , is excited to welcome keynote speaker Dr. Gregory Ellison II of Fearless Dialogues to help us "fear less" in hard, heartfelt conversations with others. Dr. Ellison will share strategies for engaging unlikely partners in collaboration to help us build social capital, an important tool for moving our community forward. The 2018 Winston-Salem Foundation Award and the 2018 ECHO Awards will also be presented at the luncheon, honoring remarkable individuals and groups that are making a difference in our community. Open seating is $20 per person . Register now!
QuickBooks Made Easy, 3-day webinar series, May 8th-10th and May 15th-17th, $100-$499! Join the NC Center for Nonprofits and QuickBooks Made Easy for QuickBooks for the Desktop on May 8-10 and QuickBooks for Onlin e on May 15-17. The 3-webinar series includes:
  • Day 1: Navigating the program; setting up your account; and entering your programs, annual budget, donors, and members.
  • Day 2: Entering income, donations and grants, dues and tuition, and program service revenues; paying bills; allocating costs to programs/grants; and reporting for your board/auditor.
  • Day 3: Tracking pledges, restricted grants, and fundraising events; printing donor thank you letters and year-end acknowledgments; recording in-kind contributions; and auto-allocating expenses to programs/grants.
The cost is $100 per day, $199 for the series, or $499 for the VIP series (includes training, QuickBooks Made Easy the Essentials, QuickBooks Made Easy Beyond the Essentials, and 1 Year of Tech Support). Center Members receive $20 off with discount code NCNP20. Participants are eligible for up to 6 hours of CPE credit.
ABC of NC Seeks Volunteer/Intern Coordinator & Development Associate! ABC of NC , a HandsOn Supporting Partner, is a dynamic, expanding organization. The Volunteer/Intern Coordinator & Development Associate (VICDA) position is currently a full-time position, reporting to the Director of Development, Casey Raymer. ABC of NC will also consider splitting the position into two half-time jobs - one for the Volunteer Coordinator and one for the Development/Fundraising Associate.
Habitat for Humanity Seeks Development and Marketing Manager! Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County , a HandsOn Supporting Partner , is looking for a new person to fulfill this essential role in their daily and ongoing success by working closely with the Director of Resource Development and another Development and Marketing Manager. This position works collaboratively across the organization to handle logistics and execute successful fundraising events, coordinate communication, oversee social media and website, engage new and current donors, give focus and oversight to the youth and young professional affinity groups, and overall increase awareness and funding. .  Review the full position description for more details.
Kaleideum Looking to Fill Two Positions! Kaleideum , a HandsOn Supporting Partner , is looking for a new Vice-President of Education and Facilities as well as an Accounting/Payroll Associate . Please follow the links to review the full position descriptions on each. The application deadline for both will close on March 30th!
Reynolda House Museum of American Art Seeking Multiple Positions! Reynolda House , a HandsOn Supporting Partner , has job openings for a  Museum Diversity Fellowship Lead Writing Specialist
and   Membership Manager Please follow the links for more details on each position, as well as application instructions and other guidelines.
Sunnyside Ministry Seeks New Development Coordinator! Sunnyside Ministry , a HandsOn Supporting Partner , is seeking a new person to be responsible for coordinating their fundraising and volunteer activities. This is a full time, exempt position that reports to the Director. This position is eligible for benefits. The Development Coordinator is an employee of the Moravian Church in America, Southern Province. While working a standard business-hours schedule, the person should also be flexible to work at fundraising events, interact with all volunteers and meet the needs of the position and/or Sunnyside Ministry. More details can be found here.
Sawtooth Seeks Seasonal Summer Camp Instructors!   Sawtooth School for Visual Art , a HandsOn  Supporting Partner ,  is seeking teachers and assistant teachers for  Camp Sawtooth , a specialized art camp for pre-K through 5th grade students. Students in Camp Sawtooth create quality art from a variety of mediums inspired by a weekly theme. Teachers are responsible for developing and implementing curriculum, inspiring creativity, and managing classroom behavior and safety. Assistants are responsible for implementing curriculum along with the teacher, managing classroom behavior and safety, leading snack and lunch times, and maintaining studio organization. You can  view the full position description online.  To apply, email cover letter and resume to  Lauren Duncan , Director of Youth Programs. Positions open until filled.
Riverwood is Looking for a New Development Director!   Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center , a HandsOn Supporting Partner , is currently seeking a full-time Development Director. If you are interested in applying, please carefully review the job description and necessary qualifications here . Send your resume and cover letter to Executive Director, Laura Pallavicini by April 20th! The anticipated start date for this position in May 14, 2018. The search committee looks forward to reviewing your application!

The Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network (PDSSN) Seeks New Executive Director!   PDSSN , a HandsOn Supporting Partner , strives to ensure that individuals with Down Syndrome in the Piedmont area are valued, included, and given opportunities to pursue fulfilling lives. The full-time Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors and provide leadership in coordinating and expanding PDSSN’s programming and events as well as engage in fundraising through partnerships with community members and the writing of grants. For the full position description and to learn more about the application process, click here .

Piedmont Land Conservancy Seeks Capital Campaign Coordinator!
The Capital Campaign Coordinator is the primary staff person charged with supporting PLC’s Board, staff and volunteers in an upcoming multi-million dollar capital campaign to help conserve one of the Piedmont’s most unique properties. This is a temporary, full-time position that reports to the Executive Director. The position is anticipated to last 18-24 months. Review the full position description for more details.
American Express Leadership Academy Being Offered at Service Unites Conference in Atlanta, June 20-22! Based on curriculum similar to what HandsOn uses in our Women's Emerging Leaders class, Points of Light is pleased to offer the American Express Leadership Academy, which is developed and delivered by the Center for Creative Leadership and sponsored by American Express. Taking place June 20-22, immediately following the Service Unites conference, this program offers 48 emerging leaders an opportunity to participate in a marquis leadership development training program that includes a feedback-intensive learning environment and hands-on activities to enhance the leadership capacity of all the attendees. Applications are due Monday, March 19! Want to join Kathy at the full conference, but need a scholarship? The Jill Friedman Fixler Scholarship is open to volunteer mangers or leaders and provides the recipient with registration and travel reimbursement (up to $1,500 USD) to attend Service Unites. Applicants must inspire and engage volunteers, be committed to the field of volunteer engagement, and demonstrate financial need in attending the conference. Scholarship applications are due Friday, March 13th!
Funding Opportunities
Truliant Federal Credit Union Now Accepting Applications for Their 2018 Community Mini Grants! Truliant , a HandsOn Supporting Partner , provides funding up to $1,000 for operating, programming or capacity-building expenses for local non-profit organizations. Applicants must have been in existence for a minimum of three (3) years and have their 501(c)3 status. Consideration will not be given to individuals, political candidates or groups, religious schools or churches, and organizations who do not serve the areas where Truliant has branches. Emphasis will be placed on organizations that improve local communities through the following initiatives:
Arts and Culture – organizations that inspire creativity through the arts or introduce audiences to new experiences through cultural programming
Basic Needs – programs that address the most basic of needs including hunger, shelter, employment, housing and youth programs
Financial Education – organizations that provide financial education to improve the lives of individuals served
For more information about applying, please visit their website . Applications are due Friday, April 27th at 11:59 p.m , and must be submitted through the link provided.
Participate in Belk's Spring Charity Sale! The sale is fast approaching and Sheila Belk will be the new coordinator for this event. Please add her email to your address book to make sure you get all the details (you can also email her directly as well to get added to her list.) Did you participate last year? Then please come to the 3rd floor package pick up window to collect your Fall Charity Sale proceeds!
Other Opportunities
Please Post Your Summer Internship Opportunities On HandsOn Connect! We're starting to get calls from college and high school students looking for meaningful internship opportunities at local nonprofits. While most of you probably could use the assistance, we won't know where to send these eager folks unless you post them in HandsOn Connect. Don't have an account? It's pretty easy to set one up here (before you do, please make sure you don't already have one by checking this list !) Need help logging in or creating the opportunities? No worries, just let us know and we'll be happy to walk you through it.
Interested in Helping Young Women Succeed? The Center for Smart Financial Choices, a HandsOn Supporting Partner , is seeking professional women from a variety of occupations willing to be a speaker at an “Adult for A Day” workshop in a Forsyth County high school. Those invited will share relevant life lessons, speak about advice they wish they had when they were young and discuss how knowledge of finances improves lifestyles. For more details-email Leslie Moser

Funding Opportunities, Cont.
The North Carolina Local News Lab Fund Launches Call for Applications! The fund is accepting applications from organizations working to build a healthier local news and information ecosystem for North Carolina. Projects or organizations that focus on sustainability, collaboration, community engagement, or innovation are encouraged to apply. Grants will range from $25,0000-$100,000. Letters of Intent are due March 30th!
Funds Available for Grassroots, Social Change Organizations! The Ben and Jerry's Foundation's Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program offers general or project support to non-profit grassroots, constituent-led organizations across the country that are using direct action, grassroots community-organizing strategies to accomplish their goals. Proposals should align with the Foundation's broad interests in social justice, environmental justice, and sustainable food systems. They fund organizations with budgets of $500,000 or less. Grant awards are up to $20,000 for a one-year period. All application processes are online; the deadline for the pre-application for Cycle B is April 18th!

Ethical Leadership in North Carolina Nonprofits
Northcentral University's research study of ethical decision-making among NC nonprofit executive directors/CEOs will provide valuable insights into developing ethical training and educational opportunities for nonprofit leaders as well as confirming the use of ethical testing in nonprofits' hiring processes. Please take 10 minutes to complete the survey (responses will be anonymous), which closes on March 22!
Have You and Your Team Filled Out the NEW IRS Withholding Calculator
and W-4 Form?
Because even Amy hasn't! The changes made in the 2017 tax law may mean that many nonprofit employees will need to have less federal income taxes withheld from their paychecks. Earlier this month, the IRS released a new i ncome tax withholding calculator to help folks assess their new tax withholding amounts. For employees who need to change their withholding, the IRS also has released a new Form W-4 . Please be sure to share with your employees! Many thanks to the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits for the head's up!
The Winston-Salem Foundation Announces Establishment of New Endowments that will continue AIDS Care Service’s Legacy
The Foundation is pleased to announce that the former board of AIDS Care Service has established two new endowment funds at the Foundation -- the Sister Eileen Dennis, AIDS Care Service, HIV/AIDS Fund and the Kitty Bowman, AIDS Care Service, LGBTQ+ Fund. The Sister Eileen Dennis, AIDS Care Service, HIV/AIDS Fund will support the Foundation’s Community Grants to health-related nonprofit organizations, with a preference for supporting organizations serving individuals with HIV/AIDS in Forsyth County. The Kitty Bowman, AIDS Care Service, LGBTQ+ Fund will support Community Grants to organizations serving the LGBTQ+ community in Forsyth County.

AIDS Care Service was established in 1991 to care for those living with HIV/AIDS, providing a food pantry, housing and medical case management, and residential acute care/end of life care at their Holly Haven facility. The organization announced its closing in 2017 and officially dissolved earlier this year after the board and staff decided that given significant medical health advances over the years, the organization could transition remaining services to other community organizations, allowing funds from the sale of their Holly Haven property to endow two new funds at the Foundation to support grants to organizations serving the LGBTQ+ community and organizations supporting individuals with HIV/AIDS.
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