Volume 11, Issue 8 | August 2018
The Nonprofit Connection
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Greetings!

Once again, another summer has flown by and soon festival season and all things pumpkin spice will be upon us. While my taste buds are ready for the new season, I am not mentally ready to say goodbye to summer and its laidback attitude. Alas, fall will be here before we know it, and it is always an exciting season for HandsOn NWNC. The first big event will be the return of our Executive Director, Amy Lytle, at the end of August! For those who do not know, Amy has been on a well-deserved sabbatical generously funded by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation since the end of May. I would be remiss to say that this sabbatical could not have successfully happened without HandsOn’s incredible staff. Kathy Davis and Brittney Albert have worked so hard to ensure HandsOn ran seamlessly while Amy was away. The board is beyond appreciative for the incredible work they have done this summer!

Along with Amy’s return, HandsOn’s fall training season kicks off at the end of this month with the annual launch of its Women’s Emerging Leaders program followed by the launch of the Nonprofit Essentials series in September. There are still a few spots left for Nonprofit Essentials, so please contact staff if you are interested!

Also for this fall, be sure to check out our training on Elevating Your Service Experience taking place on October 23 rd. This is an area that is easy to neglect with so many competing priorities and demands, but this training will help your organization ensure that quality customer service becomes and remains an integral part of your culture. Lastly, you will not want to miss an incredible opportunity to hear from Kivi Leroux Miller on November 8 th. Ms. Miller is a marketing coach extraordinaire and will be talking about content repurposing and marketing your expertise. With so many exciting events around the corner, we are bound to see you at least once this fall. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Respectfully,

Andrea Hulighan
Board Chair, HandsOn NWNC
Director of Community Grants, The Winston-Salem Foundation
Corporate Project Spotlight: Novant Health Social Responsibility
Earlier this year Novant Health Social Responsibility and HandsOn NWNC teamed up to engage employees at three different Novant Health locations in an exciting new volunteer project. The project involved creating “calm down” kits for students with anxiety and sensory disorders. Volunteers stuffed the kits with several items and activities, including flashcards, jigsaw puzzles, pipe cleaners, stress balls, and bubbles.  

HandsOn NWNC staff provided the materials needed for the kits and worked with Novant Health Social Responsibility staff to coordinate the three events. A total of 43 Novant Health team members at the Clemmons Medical Center and 31 team members at the Kernersville Medical Center assembled 450 kits during Health Care Week (May 7th-11th). HandsOn then delivered these kits to Forsyth Educator Partnership’s educator warehouse where Winston-Salem/Forsyth County teachers and counselors have been able to pick up the kits to use in their classrooms and offices. More recently, 52 team members at the Thomasville Medical Center assembled 192 kits that Communities in Schools of Thomasville and Communities in Schools of Lexington/Davidson County graciously agreed to distribute.  

Thanks to this partnership, a total of 126 Novant Health employees helped to make over 642 kits to provide a fun and safe activity for youth. Our community is fortunate to have a local employer like Novant Health wanting to make a difference in the community, and HandsOn NWNC is grateful that the Novant Health Social Responsibility team chose us as a partner in this very important work.  
New Community Event Calendar for Supporting Partners!
HandsOn is excited to offer an exciting new benefit to our Supporting Partners ! If your partnership is up to date (i.e. you have become a Supporting Partner or renewed your membership within the past year) you now have the ability to post your fundraising and community-wide events to the newly created Community Event Calendar on our website .

If you are a current Supporting Partner of HandsOn NWNC, you will receive an email by next Friday, 8/31 , with instructions on how to access the calendar and a password. If you do not receive an email by 8/31, you either are not a Supporting Partner or your membership has lapsed. In this case, you may simply join the HandsOn family or renew your membership here .
Upcoming Workshop in Davie County!

Our partnership with   United Way of Davie County and Davie and Davidson County Community College's Small Business Center Network is bringing an additional FREE workshop during the month of August to our partners for whom attendance at our Forsyth County location is a barrier. While registration is open to everyone within our network, priority will be given to those organizations serving Davie County.

Please click on the title for online registration and additional details.

Tuesday, August 28th, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm; NO COST!
Location: United Way of Davie County ( see map )
Don't Miss Out on Our Volunteer Management Training Series!
Wednesday-Friday, September 19-21
Location: The Winston-Salem Foundation building

The Volunteer Management Training Series (VMTS) is a national curriculum developed by Points of Light and its HandsOn Network affiliates that provides a comprehensive understanding of the components needed for a strong and effective volunteer program. The interactive curriculum, based on the latest research and best practices, is delivered in six, half-day modules, and includes the following topics:  

 
Register for the entire series, or just for the sessions that interest you. If your organization registers for the series, different staff members can attend different sessions.  Each class is eligible for CAVNC credit!
Spots are Available in Our Popular Building Capacity for Measurement Program!
Three Spots Available Beginning August/September 2018!

The nonprofit sector is increasingly under pressure to show meaningful results, but organizations often don't have the right tools to adequately measure their results or are intimidated by the evaluation process. Building Capacity for Measurement   provides nonprofits with a consultant who will use group training, individual coaching, and technical assistance to help the organization design a simple, effective measurement system for a particular program or activity, as well as a process that can be used to embed the measurement system into the organization's on-going operations.  Applications   are accepted on a rolling basis.

Spots for this popular program almost immediately filled up when we launched it approximately 18 months ago. We're excited that we are once again offering slots for local nonprofits to participate in this important and valuable program.

COST: $200 for Supporting Partners/ $225 for all others.

Nonprofit Essentials 2018-2019: Governance
Thursday, September 20th, Noon-4:30 pm
Location: 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem-- 3rd floor, Neill Board Room ( see map )


The Governance class will provide a practical look at nonprofit governance, including organizational life cycles, best practices, legal framework and compliance, general oversight, duties, and building an effective board. It is taught by Barbara Lentz , Associate Professor of Legal Writing with Wake Forest University School of Law .

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. 

Fall Peer Philanthropy Network Meeting
Tuesday, October 9th, 8:00-9:00 am
Location: The Winston-Salem Foundation Burress Center for Philanthropy--
3rd floor ( see map )

Share fundraising ideas, tips, trends and best practices with your nonprofit peers. The group meets three times a year to share practical information and is a great opportunity to meet other nonprofit staff involved in similar work while exploring concerns and discussing effective solutions.

We'll be discussing Chapters 9 (Ask a Real Prospect) & 10 (How to Ask) of Kim Klein's book,  Fundraising For Social Change . For this meeting, bring an example of your best donor retention letter. If you don't have a copy of the book, an outline will be provided at the meeting. HandsOn also has several copies of  Fundraising For Social Change  for sale for $45. Please contact us if you'd like to purchase one prior to the meeting.

Meetings are from 8-9 am, but feel free to arrive at 7:45 am for networking. Coffee will be provided!

COST: Free! Please register here for planning purposes.
Fall Nonprofit Finance Officers Meeting
Thursday, October 11th, 8:00-9:00 am
Location: The Winston-Salem Foundation Burress Center for Philanthropy--
3rd floor ( see map )

Are you a Finance Officer for a nonprofit? Share finance ideas, tips, trends and best practices with your nonprofit peers. The group meets three times per year to share practical information and is a great opportunity to meet other nonprofit staff involved in similar work while exploring concerns and discussing effective solutions.

Meetings are from 8-9 am, but feel free to arrive at 7:45 am for networking. Coffee will be provided!

COST: Free! Please register here for planning purposes.
Elevating Your Service Experience
Tuesday, October 23rd, 10:00 am
Location: The Winston-Salem Foundation Burress Center for Philanthropy--
3rd floor ( see map )

Customer service isn’t just for businesses! Every nonprofit has clients, donors, and volunteers. Treating them with a customer service mindset can make a critical difference in attracting new and repeat “customers” who help sustain the organization—whether by using your programs/services, making a financial contribution, or volunteering their time. Through simple techniques, you can heighten your communication and connection with clients, donors, volunteers—even other staff—to  elevate your service experience  and increase your organization’s longevity.

Facilitators: Melissa Thompson , Director of House Operations, SECU Family House
Jen Brown , Founder and Artistic Director, The Engaging Educator

**This class qualifies to earn credits toward the Certified Administrator of Volunteers in North Carolina (CAVNC) credential.**

COST: $50 for Supporting Partners/$60 for all others

Board Basics With Karl Yena
Thursday, October 25th, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Location: The Winston-Salem Foundation Burress Center for Philanthropy-- 3rd floor ( see map )

Board Basics is for individuals serving on the boards of current or emerging nonprofit organizations, boards experiencing difficulties in their effectiveness, and individuals considering joining a nonprofit board for the first time. Topics will include a review of 501(c)(3) laws and regulations, roles and responsibilities of board members, the purpose and content of Bylaws, board governance, board/staff relationships, board policies, executive committee structure and responsibilities, attributes of quality boards, key benchmarks for effective boards, and other topics of interest as identified by workshop participants.

The course will taught by Karl Yena, a retired RJR Nabisco, Inc. executive and avid community volunteer and board member that many of you already know and love. Karl works annually with over 100 nonprofits in North Carolina and provides ongoing mentoring and coaching to several current Executive Directors. Over the past thirty years, he has served on over 200 nonprofit boards.

COST: $50 for Supporting Partners/$60 for all others

Save the Date: Kivi Leroux Miller Coming on November 8th!
Kivi Leroux Miller is the founder and CEO of Nonprofit Marketing Guide , where she helps nonprofit communications professionals learn their jobs AND love their jobs through a variety of training and coaching programs. She has personally mentored more than 150 nonprofit communications directors and communications teams as a certified executive coach. She is a popular keynote, workshop, and webinar presenter, speaking dozens of times each year. She is also the co-founder of Bold & Bright Media and the award-winning author of three books, as well as a popular blog .

She will be presenting two, half-day workshops on November 8th at the Winston-Salem Foundation building ( see map ). Please click on the title for online registration and additional details.

Thursday, November 8th at 10:00 am

Thursday, November 8th at 2:30 pm

COST: $45 for Supporting Partners/$55 for all others (One Session)
$90 for Supporting Partners/$110 for all others (Both Sessions + Lunch)
Training Opportunities
Employment Opportunities
AFP-Triad September Webinar
The Triad chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is offering a series of webinars that are eligible for continuing education points on your CFRE for initial and/or recertification. Morning sessions (8:30-10:30 am) will be held at the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium and afternoon sessions (12:00-2:00 pm) will be at Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County.

September's webinar is on Thursday, 9/13, and will take a look at The 100% Fallacy: Common Presumptions That Hold Your Fundraising Back. Many common assumptions about donors are just plain wrong, hence charities shipwreck financially and fail to grow. Get it right from the start, with this “truth stampede.” You’ll learn acceptable response rates for direct mail appeals and donor newsletters, why monthly donors are preferable to annual donors, and why bequest donors are (usually) preferable to major donors. Register for the morning or afternoon session.
CapDev's "in touch" Philanthropy Workshop is Filling Up!
This one-day workshop is offered in various locations around the Southeastern U.S. 2-3 times each year. However, this is the first time it is being offered in Asheville, NC ! Held on August 23rd , it is a deep dive into campaign planning, and is great for both nonprofit staff and board members to attend (max of 2 per organization) . The cost is minimal, and includes lunch. CapDev touches upon philanthropic trends with an overview of the State of Philanthropy, and ends with a section on Innovative Philanthropy. However, the core of the day is dedicated to the four essential elements of campaigns. Workshops are kept intentionally small (24 max.) for better interaction, and always sell out, so early registration is recommended!Reservations at the Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate close on July 23rd. Register now!
Don't Miss the NC Philanthropy Conference!
The 14th Annual NC Philanthropy Conference will be located in Winston-Salem this year! It will be held on August 30th at the Benton Convention Center. Join 500+ nonprofit professionals from across the state for cutting edge education and professional growth opportunities for fundraising professionals with a focus on leadership. Pre-Conference workshops will be held on August 28th and 29th. The conference offers something for all skill levels--from those new to the profession to seasoned fundraisers. Reserve your seat today!
Register for the NC Center for Nonprofits' Annual Conference! This year's conference, Power Play: Disruption for Good, will be held September 12-14th at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, Research Triangle Park. It will feature the exciting keynote speaker, Vu Le, Founder and Blogger at NonprofitAF.com and Executive Director of Ranier Valley Corps. Register and view rates here! Hurry, early bird registration ends July 20th!
Get More Grants Webinar Series
Get More Grants, offered in partnership with the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, continues this month. The next two webinars in this six-part series will help you hone your grants research, writing, and relationships. All webinars are 12:00-1:30 p.m. (EST).

  • October 10: Grants Research: Finding 'Sweet-Spot' Funders
  • October 17: Inside the Grantmaker's Black Box

Registration is $35 for Center Members and $45 for all others. Want to catch up on the full series? Series registration is discounted: $180 for Center Members and $240 for all others. You'll receive recordings of the first four webinars - Quick-Start Guide to the One-Page Grant Proposal and Making Friends with Funders - and participate live for the upcoming webinars.  Learn more and register.
Mindspark Live Online Business Education Series
Our friends at the Davidson County Community College Small Business Center have partnered with Mindspark Live to offer a series of helpful webinars to local small business and nonprofits. They will occur on the first Monday of each month from 7:00-8:00 pm.

  • October 1: Websites that Work
  • November 5: Networking No-No's
  • December 3: Bootstrap Marketing

Click here for more information and to register!
The Shepherd's Center of Kernersville, Executive Director
The Shepherd's Center of Kernersville, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, is seeking an Executive Director who is responsible for the overall management and direction of the organization in accordance with its vision and mission. An increase in program demands is expected; therefore, they seek a leader who is energized by the goal of expanding services and partnerships. The Director works under the general oversight of the Board of Directors and will supervise a staff of five employees. By building on past success, the Director will build new collaborations and partnerships with major donors, community leaders, and related organizations. The Executive Director works with the Board Leadership to establish goals and oversee the daily management of the nonprofit, and their primary responsibility is to ensure that those who are aging or with disabilities in the Kernersville, Walkertown, and Eastern Forsyth County communities receive vital services and enrichment programs which enable them to remain in place and stay active and connected as long as possible.
For more information, please review the full position description. Candidates should e-mail a resume and salary requirements to info@shepctrkville.com .
Novant Health Foundation,
Grant Writer Senior
The Novant Health Foundation is seeking a Grant Writer Senior to serve as a member of their team and to assist the Grants Office Director with grant functions (i.e. concept development, writing, editing and stewardship, including some post-award reports). The Senior Grant Writer may also develop and manage other special projects as assigned and will support the Foundation's overall fundraising efforts. Click here for full job description and to apply.
Smart Start of Forsyth County, Coordinator, Advancement and Marketing
Smart Start of Forsyth County is currently seeking a Coordinator of Advancement and Marketing to work with the Executive Director and Board Chair to achieve the mission, vision, and strategic priorities of the organization. This position provides essential coordination for advancing the organization through corporate branding and messaging, asset development and reporting; oversees the design, implementation, and evaluation of marketing and asset development strategies; provides technical assistance to all internal and sub-contracted programs and community partners in messaging, asset development, and related professional services; works with the Board Chair, Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director, and team leaders to promote a vibrant culture of philanthropy throughout the organization; and serves as a member of the senior management team. View full job description here. To apply, contact Jackie Lofton, Deputy Executive Director.
Smart Start of Davie County, Program Administrator
Smart Start of Davie County is seeking a Program Administrator to oversee administrative duties for the office, serve as a Board liaison, and oversee administrative functions to support all programs for young children, with special focus on literacy programs for children age birth to five. View full job description here. Submit letter of interest and resume to info@daviesmartstart.org.
ABC of NC, Volunteer/Internship Coordinator & Development Associate
ABC of NC, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, is seeking a Volunteer/Internship Coordinator and Development Associate who will plan, coordinate, and direct the administration of the volunteer/internship program; assist with marketing and communication efforts; and provide administrative and programmatic support to the development office. View full job description and apply here.
Piedmont Environmental Alliance, Marketing and Membership Coordinator
The Piedmont Environmental Alliance is seeking a part-time Marketing and Membership Coordinator to manage their digital marketing efforts and coordinate their growing membership program. The candidate must be an excellent writer and confident fundraiser, with an understanding of how to motivate people to take action. View full job description here. To apply, submit a detailed cover letter and your resume to info@peanc.org. Deadline to apply is August 31st. No phone calls please.
Crosby Scholars, Administrative Assistant
Crosby Scholars, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant for their Middle School Program. Duties include assisting with mailings, designing reports and generating lists to support programs and events, data entry, ordering supplies for special programs, preparing certificates and reminders, and coordinating Crosby Scholar Academy and special programs. View full position description here. Please submit a resume to Tara Stokes, Middle School Program Coordinator. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Kaleideum, General Accounting Assistant
Kaleideum, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, is seeking a part-time General Accounting Assistant to serve as an integral member of the Finance team and share responsibility for overall departmental goal achievement. This position is primarily responsible for the daily accounts payable receivable processing and works collaboratively with all Museum departments to ensure the accurate and timely processing of transactions. View full job description here and direct all inquiries and a cover letter and resume to Mary Jo Morgan, Director of Finance.
Goodwill Industries of NWNC,
Vice President- Marketing and Communications
Goodwill Industries of NWNC, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, is seeking a Vice President- Marketing and Communications to direct or personally perform marketing design, public relations, and event planning to provide a public presence in support of Goodwill's strategic goals. Experience overseeing a corporate-level marketing team of at least 3-4 people is required. To view full job description and to apply, click here.
Funding Opportunities
Belk's Back to School Charity Sale
The Charity Sale is a private, four-hour sale dedicated to supporting local nonprofit organizations. Participating charities will have the opportunity to raise money for their organizations by selling tickets at $5 each and keeping 100% of ticket proceeds. Ticket holders will receive 20-70% off of Belk purchases storewide, including special savings on rarely discounted brands and also get their $5 back with a coupon that is on the charity day ticket.

The Back to School Charity Sale is set for Saturday, August, 25, 2018 from 6:00-10:00 am at all store locations. Organizations participating in the sale are also eligible to be entered for a chance to win a $1,500 donation from Belk! For more information or to sign up to participate in the Sale at Hanes Mall, contact Sheila Belk.
Applications Requested for 2018 Zach Smith Fund Awards
Mount Airy educators can now apply for teaching awards from the Zach Smith Fund of The Winston-Salem Foundation. The Zach Smith Fund provides grant awards designed to improve the quality of education in Mount Airy, NC and may be given annually to educators and/or administrators employed by the Mount Airy City Schools or local charter schools. Grants will support projects that provide professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators with priority for those that encourage and enrich:
  • principal or teacher leadership
  • student and/or teacher-originated projects supporting activities such as civic education, environmental education, local and state history, economic literacy, and leadership development
  • student and/or teacher-originated arts and humanities projects that encourage creativity
The minimum grant request amount is $250. The deadline for applications is September 20th, 2018 at 5:00 pm. For additional information and to apply online, click here or contact Madelyn McCaully via email or phone (336.725.2382).

NEWS YOU CAN USE!
Encourage Candidates from Your Area to Complete a Short Nonprofit Questionnaire

 Last week, the NC Center for Nonprofits sent a written questionnaire to all North Carolina candidates for Congress, the state Senate, and the state House of Representatives asking about their experience working and volunteering with nonprofits, their policy priorities, and their positions on some key policy issues affecting nonprofits.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Center will not endorse any candidates based on their responses, but it hopes that a high percentage of candidates will respond so that nonprofit staff, board members, volunteers, and clients can use these questionnaires to help make informed decisions on Election Day. You can help make this a useful voter education tool for yourself and others in your community by encouraging candidates in your area (and particularly anyone you know personally) to take a few minutes to complete the short questionnaire and submit it online, by email, or by mail. Next month, the Center will share all (unedited) responses it receives from candidates.
NEWS FROM AROUND OUR NETWORK!

Your Quarterly Verified Volunteers Update!
Featuring Recent Blog Posts and Webinars



Their most recent webinar helps you understand how to tailor recognition to different volunteer motivational styles and provides tools so you can build a successful volunteer recognition program. Available to watch on demand by clicking the link above.


As most volunteer organizations know, there are many components involved when conducting volunteer and paid staff background screening. When an organization uses a volunteer’s background information to deny a volunteer role, they must comply with federal and state laws which are meant to protect the applicant from discrimination. The variety of laws/rules can be overwhelming and if regulations are not complied with properly, an organization might have to deal with penalties.
 

To ensure a safe environment for girls, the national Big Brothers Big Sisters of America organization updated its screening policy directive in 2016 to have a more layered background check approach. Verified Volunteers was rolled out to Big Sister Boston volunteers early in 2017 to streamline background screening and expedite volunteers through the Big Sister Boston onboarding process.
 

Verified Volunteers recently surveyed clients and non-clients alike — all of whom run volunteer programs – to better understand their background screening needs and processes. The 967 survey responders represented a wide range of organizations including social and human services, education, healthcare, religious and youth development groups. Responders were mostly volunteer managers and program managers and directors whose organizations relied heavily on unpaid volunteers.
Katie Zwetzig, Executive Director of Verified Volunteers and Toby Chalberg, Chief Digital Officer at Points of Light, weighed in with insights from the third annual research study on the state of volunteerism and volunteer screening in America during the Verified Volunteers webinar, “Volunteer Screening 2018: Research Results & Insights.”
 

Children usually are friendly and trusting of most people and therefore have a difficult time identifying predators. But, adults are not always able to “see” predators either. Predators can be anyone, including a family member, colleague, coach or friend. According to The Pragmatic Parent, “90% of the time a predator is someone with a relationship to the victim and the family. On the outside, they have a great looking life and are well-liked by others. They  strategically target their victims , often installing themselves into a child’s life through family, school, church, sports, and activities.”
 
 
2017 was a year filled with national and man-made disasters around the world. Hurricanes, floods and wildfires struck the U.S. hard this past year, especially during the last three months of the year. Most of these events are unexpected and leave very little time to prepare. Therefore, it is very important to start preparing and have a plan in place for future disasters that involve emergency response, nonprofit assistance and volunteers.
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