Volume 12, Issue 8 | August 2019
The Nonprofit Connection
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HandsOn NWNC continues to be a gem for service in our community, as well as offering several unique programs aimed at improving local non-profits. I have personally witnessed the impact of the Women's Emerging Leaders program, which is coming up later this month.  Recognizing the importance and need for developing leadership among women who comprise the majority of the nonprofit work force, the  Women’s Emerging Leaders (WEL) program  was created to help prepare, strengthen and support women for future leadership roles. WEL is a ten month program consisting of two components: an intensive  Leadership Essentials for Women workshop  and enrollment in the  Nonprofit Essentials Program , a series of skill building classes jointly sponsored by HandsOn NWNC and Wake Forest University’s Pro Humanitate Institute.  I've seen the positive results first-hand when my staff has participated in the program. We have a few slots left for this year, so please consider joining--or sharing this opportunity with a colleague that you think could benefit!  

Personally, I'm looking forward to the upcoming Nonprofit Summit in Davidson County on September 13th . This will be a great training opportunity for local non-profit team members--and they won't have to travel to Winston-Salem to participate!


Shawan Gabriel
President and CEO  
Big Brothers Big Sisters Services, Inc.
HandsOn Board Vice-Chair II

Ed note: We are again pleased to welcome a guest columnist this month, and will continue to welcome them throughout the rest of 2019. While Amy is not taking another sabbatical over the summer, Kathy is! Kathy is on a well-earned break until after Labor Day.
2019-2020 Women's Emerging Leaders:
Leadership Essentials for Women
Wednesday, August 28th through Friday, August 30th
Location: 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem-- 3rd floor, Neill Board Room
( see map )

While the official application deadline has passed, we still have a few slots open for our 2019-2020 Women's Emerging Leaders (WEL) cohort! WEL is a ten month program consisting of two components: an intensive Leadership Essentials for Women workshop and enrollment in the  Nonprofit Essentials Program, a series of skill building classes jointly sponsored by HandsOn NWNC and Wake Forest University’s Pro Humanitate Institute.

Applicants must be mid-level female staff (managers, program directors, program coordinators, and other professionals) currently employed by nonprofits located in and serving Forsyth, Davie, Davidson, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin Counties, who are committed to public service and interested in gaining leadership skills to enhance their ability to pursue leadership positions within their organizations or within the nonprofit sector. The program is also open to Executive Directors of new or emerging nonprofit organizations who have 3 years or less of experience in their role as Executive Director. Priority will be given to leaders of colors and to those working within organizations that are focused on expanding economic opportunity for under-resourced communities in Forsyth County.

The Leadership Essentials for Women (LEW) program is the multi-day intensive opening workshop for WEL that kicks off HandsOn's 2019-2020 programming year. LEW helps participants develop their personal leadership skills, while addressing issues and perceptions traditionally unique to women, such as the choices and trade offs that many women face as they juggle professional and personal issues. Based on a curriculum from the Center for Creative Leadership and taught by a CCL adjunct faculty member, this workshop has been crafted specifically for WEL participants. Participants will receive insight into their personal leadership skills and challenges, learn techniques to give and receive feedback, gain fresh perspectives and practical advice on how to tackle their personal leadership challenges, learn to make choices based on trade offs and rewards, how to overcome biases, and develop strong bonds with a new group of local female peers within the nonprofit sector who will provide future career support. 

Cost: $500-$550 per participant; includes both portions of WEL

First-Ever Davidson County Nonprofit Summit!
Friday, September 13th, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Davidson County Small Business Center-Davidson Main Campus, Mary E. Rittling Conference Center, 297 DCC Road, Thomasville, NC, 27360
( see map )

The Nonprofit Summit is a one-day series of courses designed to strengthen the knowledge and skills of nonprofit board members, staff, and volunteers or those pursuing careers in the nonprofit sector. Offered in partnership with The Small Business Center of Davidson County Community College , United Way of Davidson County , and HandsOn NWNC, the Nonprofit Summit will cover a range of topics essential to nonprofits including grant writing, marketing, and collaboration.

The Summit will begin with a session on Collaboration from 9:15-10:15 am. Participants will then choose from concurrent offerings including those on grantwriting, branding and graphic marketing, budgeting and finance, social media, evaluation, and storytelling through video.

Cost: $20 for all participants. Includes lunch and take-home materials.

Volunteer Management Training Series is Back in September!
Wednesday-Friday, September 18-20
Location: The Winston-Salem Foundation building, 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, 3rd floor
( see map )

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:  

Cost: $45/$55 for a single, half-day class; $225/$275 for the full series. Note: the Supporting Partner discount for the full series is equal to the cost of becoming a Supporting Partner! Lunch is provided for those taking the full series, or two classes on the same day.

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. (Please let us know who to expect when, however.) Each class is eligible for NCAVA credit!
2019-2020 Nonprofit Essentials Kick-Off!
Thursday, September 26th, Noon-4:30 pm
Location: 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem-- 3rd floor, Neill Board Room ( see map )

Our first Nonprofit Essentials class for the 2019-2020 year focuses on governance, and 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. The session is taught by Barbara Lentz , an Associate Professor of Legal Writing with Wake Forest University School of Law, and a founding board member of Forsyth Backpack .

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.) Note: the discount is MORE than the cost of becoming a Supporting Partner! Payment plans are available. All classes include a networking lunch and extensive take-home materials. 

New Volunteer Matching Service to Launch in September!
We're excited to announce that HandsOn will be replacing our current volunteer matching service, HandsOn Connect, with a new platform powered by Galaxy Digital, with a "go live" date of the first week of September. If you already have a nonprofit partner or volunteer account on our current site--no worries! All of your information, history and connections will remain intact as we transfer data over to the new platform. The new site should be easier for both partners and volunteers to navigate, and this migration is part of our commitment to help you make it easy to make a difference. To be in the best position for a smooth transition, we encourage you to log in to your current HOC account and update your information ASAP. If you need advice or assistance, or have any other questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. Stay tuned for more details throughout the summer!

If you have recently seen the news about our partners at Love out Loud 's new platform, BASE, please don't be confused. We are making this migration together, although they launched on their end a little earlier (because they are not transferring data.) We will still be sharing data, and partners and volunteers will be able to access their accounts from either organization's website once our migration has been completed.
Training Opportunities
Employment Opportunities
Youth Racial Equity Institute, Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods workshop, August 19-20, $125. This two-day Racial Equity Leadership Institute for Youth is being offered by our friends at Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods, and is designed for high school students to raise awareness of the role young people can have in a movement for systems transformation and social justice. This workshop parallels the Phase 1 REI workshop but includes more videos and interactive exercises designed to educate about how racialized history, institutions, and bias impact contemporary culture and experience and, most importantly, how young people can organize to create an equitable world. Please help spread the word by downloading and sharing the flyer! Partial scholarships are available; please contact Rev. Kenneth Holly for details. Register today!
"Emotions Run High--Understanding and Leading Your Team with EI," hosted by PRAVA, August 22nd, 8:45 am to 2:00 pm, $25-$35. Join our friends at PRAVA (Piedmont Regional Association for Volunteer Administration) for this workshop at the Leadership Winston-Salem offices. Presented by Melissa Thompson, the workshop will help you explore the concept of Emotional Intelligence. Cost includes a box lunch. For more details and registration, please visit their website.
Asset Based Community Development 101 (The What and Why of ABCD ), Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods, August 30, 9:00 AM to Noon, $40. This 4-hour training develops an understanding of what Asset Based Community Development is and why it is important in working within communities. It is a place-based, foundational training that shows the difference between the traditional needs-based approach and brings awareness of why it is urgent to adjust the typical social service mindset. Register online.
" Crucial Conversations," Forsyth Tech Small Business Center, Sept. 5 and 6, $699. Learn tools for talking when stakes are high using the best selling book including new research, case studies, and other resources. Enjoy a safe learning environment to practice the skills with others. Full details and online registration can be found on Forsyth Tech's website.
"Managing A Non-Profit," Forsyth Tech Small Business Center, September 30, 6 pm to 8 pm, FREE! Are you familiar with the challenges of managing and leading a non-profit organization? Have you considered the primary areas of focus to be efficient and effective in delivering to your community? Presented by Calvin Patterson, this seminar details the many aspects of keeping your non-profit organization productive and profitable. Registration required.
" The Entrepreneurial Mindset: Lessons From the Ice House Program," October 7, 6 pm to 8pm, Forsyth Tech Small Business Center, FREE! In today’s highly dynamic, interconnected world, the need for entrepreneurial thinkers at all levels of society has never been greater. The Entrepreneurial Mindset: Lessons From the Ice House Program is an experiential problem-based learning program designed to inspire, inform and involve participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset and the unlimited opportunities it can provide. Designed for rigor and relevance, the program provides a comprehensive framework for understanding and implementing an entrepreneurial mindset, regardless of one’s chosen path. This free information session will give you more insight into the program as HandsOn plans to partner with the Small Business Center to launch a multi-sector cohort next spring. Registration is required!
Bloom Inclusion Seminar, Thursday, October 3rd, Greensboro, $755 for a group of four. Bloom Inclusion, organized by Social Designs, a fellow member with HandsOn of the NC Center for Nonprofits' Equity Cadre, is an interactive professional development experience combining innovation and inclusion. Each year the design team introduces an innovative and challenging approach to support participant growth in inclusion. They strongly believe that inclusion is an ACTION. While some may encourage you to “think outside of the box,” their team encourages leaders to question the “box” itself. Come prepared to be challenged, to learn, to grow, and to BLOOM! More details and registration is online.
"ReFresh and ready campaign prep," CapDev workshop, Thursday, October 10th, Wild Dunes, SC, $119. We all need time to refresh - both ourselves and our organizations. Register now with CapDev , a HandsOn Consulting Partner, for this popular 1-day workshop at Wild Dunes in Isle of Palms, SC, and give yourself the refresher you need to rethink and ready yourself and your organization for campaign preparations. You'll be glad you did! CapDev experts will present insights and thoughtful dialogue, focused on relational philanthropy and innovative campaign thinking in an easy and useful format. More details, registration and lodging information, and a chance for a half-day add on seminar can all be found on their registration site.
Bridges Out of Poverty Training Offered by Crisis Control Ministry Throughout 2019 Our Supporting Partner , Crisis Control Ministry , helps to organize The Bridges Out of Poverty training, which is designed to develop understanding across social and economic groups. Cultures have norms and we all respond based on the hidden rules of our upbringing. This training provides an understanding of the hidden rules for individuals in poverty, middle class, and wealth with the goal of providing avenues of success for all. Individuals who work regularly with those living in poverty or want to advocate for those in poverty will benefit from this training. There are multiple dates when the class is being offered between now and the rest of the year. (Click on the date for more info.) All workshops are free of charge. Location is TBD. Fri, Nov 8 8:30 am-12:30 pm (Registration required by 11/1)
Other Opportunities
Learn More about Appalachian State's MPA in Winston-Salem Program! If you’ve thought about pursuing your Master of Public Administration, consider attending an upcoming information session on August 14 th  at 5:30 in Bib's Downtown's Hickory Room.  Faculty, alumni, and current students will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about App State's face-to-face MPA program offered in Winston-Salem. Review the flyer for more information ; no need to sign up, just show up!  If you can't attend but would like more information about the program, please send an email expressing your interest. The application deadline for the next cohort is fast approaching!
Get Professional Marketing Help During Pyropalooza! Pryopalooza is being offered by Wildfire to deliver their professional marketing services to a nonprofit organization in Forsyth County,  absolutely free .  Within the 24-hour event, Wildfire’s team of strategists, designers, digital media/planners, web designers, writers and account service will develop marketing and communication strategies and conceptualize eye-catching deliverables to help one local nonprofit winner with their marketing needs.  The Pyropalooza call for entries is open to all 501(c)(3) organizations. The application process is online , and the selected organization will be contacted no later than Friday, August 23rd.  
Attend The Winston-Salem Foundation's Nonprofit Networking Social! This fun, extremely informal networking event provides local nonprofit staff and board members a chance to socialize and build relationships with each other, as well as with Foundation staff. Light refreshments will be served. No need to RSVP--just stop by from 4 pm to 6 pm on Monday, September 9th! The event is held on the 5th floor of The Winston-Salem Foundation's building at 751 W. Fourth St. For more details, visit the Foundation's Facebook page.
Take the "Race to Lead" Survey to Benefit the Entire Sector! Please take the time to share your experiences at your nonprofit workplace, views of leadership, and perspectives on nonprofits and racial equity. The 2019 Race to Lead Survey, part of the Building Movement Project, seeks to build the sector’s understanding of the supports and barriers nonprofit staff face as they increase their leadership capacity. Please take 25 minutes while you sip your coffee to support this important initiative!
Attend a FREE Screening of " America To Me " Our friends at the Winston-Salem Foundation , a HandsOn Funding Partner , are hosting two more screenings of the documentary series America to Me by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Steve James. Set in one of Chicago's most racially diverse public schools, America to Me examines the role that race and class play in American education.  In each screening, participants will watch a different episode from the series, and the subsequent discussion will connect the content back to our own community. Join them from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on September 17 at Forsyth County Central Library. Please visit their website for more details and to RSVP.
Announcing a Great New Resource for Nonprofit Leaders: Nonprofit.ist With listings for more than 100 nonprofit consultants, lawyers, accountants and other experts, you can easily search and find the right person to help with your next project. It can be challenging to find the best person for your unique challenges. Nonprofit.ist is set up so that you can quickly find and contact the expert you need. You can search by location, specialty, or key word. Membership is free and takes less than 60 seconds. Check it out at https://www.nonprofit.ist/joinnonprofit .
HandsOn NWNC, Community Engagement Coordinator Yes, we have started the search for a new Community Engagement Coordinator! This part-time (20-25 hr/wk) position is focused on working with our nonprofit and corporate partners in a variety of ways. This team member also plays the lead role in organizing our Governor's Volunteer Service Awards breakfast, and providing other programmatic and administrative support as needed. Strong organizational skills, and excellent written and verbal communication skills, required. Experience working with or managing volunteers a plus. If you are interested, please email a resume and cover letter to Amy Lytle, Executive Director. You can download the full position description for more details and interviews will take place in September.
Imprints Cares Seeks Two Family Education Coordinators Imprints Cares, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, is looking for a full-time Ready for School Family Educator to be responsible for working with families/caregivers and their children from prenatal to entrance into kindergarten. Through positive parent education and family support, the family educator will build a strong relationship with the caregiver to enhance the quality of parenting, increase a caregiver’s understanding of child development, and work with caregivers to help their child learn, grow, and develop to achieve their full potential. The Bilingual Family Educator has similar responsibilities, but with a special focus on working with Spanish speaking families/caregivers. You can download the full descriptions of both positions on their website. To apply for either position, please email a resume and cover letter.
Wake Forest University, Pro Humanitate Institute, Assistant Director of Advocacy and Social Justice Education Our friends at PHI are looking for this person which will design, develop, manage, and assess social justice education and advocacy programs at Wake Forest University. Key responsibilities include directing the Social Justice Incubator, supporting BRANCHES Social Justice Retreat, coordinating the Collage Advocacy Summit, advising students, developing and delivering social justice training, and creating curricular and co-curricular opportunities for social justice education. For more details and for application instructions, please visit their website.
United Way of Forsyth County, Manager of Action Networks and Coalitions AND Community Engagement Associate The Manager of Action Networks and Coalitions will help the United Way strengthen, expand, and sustain The Forsyth Promise's work through assisting with targeted Community Coalitions and Leadership Development efforts and providing lead support with existing Action networks. Must be bilingual in Spanish.

A new initiative backboned by the United Way is seeking a Community Engagement Associate who will work to reduce poverty by addressing systemic problems. The associate will come in on the ground floor and work closely with the director in researching problems of poverty and in engaging the community in addressing them. The ideal candidate will already have relationships with communities in the WS/FC area affected by poverty. To learn more and to apply for any of United Way's open positions, please visit their website.
Dress for Success Winston-Salem, Executive Director Dress for Success Winston-Salem would like to congratulate Christine Odom Ringuette on being appointed Communications Manager for Greensboro Urban Ministry. They would like to thank Christine for four years of service to Dress for Success. As a result of Christine’s new appointment, the Dress for Success Executive Director Search Committee is excited to receive resumes and cover letters until the right candidate is found.   Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A link to the full position description can be found on their website.
Kaleideum, Exhibits Fabricator & Maintenance Technician If you love to build and are a creative problem solver, please join Kaleideum’s Facilities & Exhibits team! They are in need of an hourly, full-time master carpenter who is able to build exhibits and exhibit units that are engaging, interactive and can withstand the elements—both weather and children! Kaleideum also builds original sets, backdrops and props for the museum’s professional live theatre program. The theatre’s art director/set designer is part of the Facilities & Exhibits department and all productions are built in collaboration with their fabrication team.Candidate must be a “self-starter” who is able to work independently and as part of a team. (S)he needs to have innate time-management and organizational skills and able to meet deadlines within the allotted project schedule and budget. Ideal candidates will possess a general working knowledge of accepted museum standards in regards to exhibit maintenance and construction, use of tools and equipment and the ability to research, identify, and procure parts and supplies using online computer and printed catalogs and other sources. The position is also responsible for helping maintain, repair and improve all permanent, temporary and traveling exhibits and exhibit units at Kaleideum Downtown and North campuses. For more details, please download the position description. To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume.
Kaleideum, Birthday Party/Facilities Rental Host Kaleideum is looking for a person to fill this part-time, 11 hr/week every-other-weekend position. The Birthday Party/Facility Rentals Host provides operational logistics before, during, and after birthday parties and rental events and serves as the liaison with birthday families and rental contacts. This person assists with on-site set-up and take-down, represents the Museum in a professional manner, and interacts in an engaging and positive manner with event attendees. NOTE: The person in this position will work EVERY OTHER WEEKEND (i.e. 1st & 3rd weekends or 2nd & 4th weekends) based upon birthday party bookings. (5th weekends assigned by supervisor with staff input.) Hours are not guaranteed, but applicant can expect to work most Saturdays (up to 6.5 hours) and Sundays (up to 4.5 hours) on their designated weekends. Occasional evening hours also available for hosting facility rentals. Work may be at either location. The successful applicant is a creative, charismatic individual with customer service experience. Applicant should be innovative, accountable, and relationship-driven with a desire to learn new things and interact with children. The successful candidate knows how to make science and art activities fun, as well as engage audiences at the museum! View the full position description on their website. If interested, email cover letter and resumé (including at least two professional references with email addresses and/or phone numbers) to Allyson McCauley, Kaleideum Marketing Manager.
Clemmons Community Foundation, Part-Time Accounting Manager The Clemmons Community Foundation, a HandsOn Funding Partner, is looking for new person to fill this 10-15 hour per week position. The Accounting Manager is responsible for organizing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the Community Foundation's financial functions to ensure the financial integrity of Foundation. Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting preferred with a minimum of three years of senior level fund accounting experience. CPA a plus. Qualified applicants may send a resume and cover letter including wage requirements. Position open until filled.
Sawtooth School for Visual Arts, Youth Director AND Data and Development Manager Sawtooth is seeking a Youth Director to develop curriculum for and manage a diversified, innovative, quality arts education program for youth (pre-K and through 12th Grade). This is a 30-35 hour per week position. To view the full position description, please click on the link above. To apply, p lease email Executive Director Amy Jordan with a cover letter and resume.

They are also looking for a Data and Development Manager to join their fundraising team. This full-time, salaried position entails leveraging data insights to build compelling fundraising campaigns and to support donor development. Click the link above for more details; to apply, email a cover letter and resume .
Funding Opportunities
Novant Social Responsibility Opens New Health and Human Services Funding Cycle! Novant Health SR , a HandsOn Funding Partner , opened a new application platform on August 1st. The new online process has a separate event form and charitable contribution form, both of which can be found on their website . All requests will now be made during the same funding cycle. All event sponsorship requests must be made 12 weeks before the event date. Please note: if you have events that you’d like to be considered along with your charitable contribution request, please fill out both forms during the appropriate cycle. Novant Health only provides funding to organizations once in a 12-month period. Notifications of funding decisions are released eight to twelve weeks after an application window closes. Please refer to the website for more detailed funding guidelines and timelines, as well as for the details for their separate Education and Environment funding cycles. The Health and Human Services cycle will close on September 14th!
HandsOn NWNC Helps UPS South Atlantic Volunteers Ship One Million Books to South Africa!

On Tuesday, June 21st, HandsOn NWNC received a last minute request from our friends at Points of Light to help one of their global partners, UPS , work with one of their grantees, the International BookSmart Foundation , move 250+ pallets of donated books to South Africa--by June 31st! After working with them to set up their warehouse in High Point approximately five years ago, BookSmart had again turned to their friends at UPS when faced with the sale of the warehouse and the need to ship more than 1 million books before being forced to vacate the location--all with just a few business days to pull it together! Amy learned a lot about forklifts and warehouse logistics, and was happy to have such great teachers in the volunteer leaders from UPS. Originally scheduled to last at least a full day and a half, the volunteers were so efficient that all 255 pallets were loaded onto 9 tractor-trailers or ocean shipping containers in only 7 hours, including loading one container to the gills in just 8 minutes! The entire warehouse was empty and clean by lunchtime on Tuesday, June 30th, just seven business days after we got the request.

We were thrilled to be able to step up and say yes to this project, partnering with local South Atlantic UPS employees, a representative from the UPS Foundation , The Volunteer Center of Greensboro and the BookSmart team to help make it happen! We got great coverage from FOX8 , WFMY News2 , The Winston-Salem Journal , and the Greensboro News and Record . Enjoy the coverage in the links above, and be sure to let us know if we can help your company meet their volunteer service needs in the future!
HandsOn and Other Local Nonprofits Benefit from WFU's Summer Nonprofit Immersion Program Interns

Over the course of June and July, HandsOn was honored to join with dozens of other nonprofits in Winston-Salem in hosting one of Wake Forest University's Summer Nonprofit Immersion Program (SNIP) interns. SNIP p articipants learn about nonprofit management, live and grow in a peer cohort, and complete a six-week internship at a local nonprofit. In 2019, WFU's Office of Civic & Community Engagement and the School of Divinity offered a joint program, working together to place both undergraduate and graduate students at local nonprofit organizations and within faith communities. Including HandsOn, many of our Supporting Partners participated as well, including a/perture cinema , Crisis Control Ministry , The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust , Love Out Loud , and Seniors Services.

Bess Morrell , our SNIP intern, (pictured above, left, next to a rare photo of Kathy,) worked with us to organize three different focus groups, designed to gather data that will enhance our Supporting and Vendor/Consulting Partner programs, as well as to determine possible alumni programming for our Women's Emerging Leaders Program. Bess did an amazing job, even during a time of flux for HandsOn, and we look forward to implementing the ideas that emerged over the rest of 2019. Many thanks to our partners who participated in these sessions, and our Board Chair, Dr. Renee Rogers , who worked closely with Bess to facilitate the focus groups. These sessions had been on our "to-do" list for years, and literally wouldn't have happened without her efforts!
Nonprofit Jobs Board No Longer Posting Positions that Don't Pay a Living Wage

As a nonprofit ourselves, and one that is a member of the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Asset-Building Coalition , we were intrigued by this article in a recent issue of The NonProfit Times.

Momentum Nonprofit Partners , the local capacity building nonprofit in Memphis, TN, implemented a policy starting on July 1st that means they will no longer list nonprofit staff openings that pay less than $15/hour, and will require all listings to include wage and salary information. According to Kevin Dean, Executive Director of Momentum, the policy was implemented both as part of its equity work, noting that “research has shown that the exclusion of salary information disproportionately impacts women and people of color," as well as an interest in eliminating "a scarcity mindset in the nonprofit sector." In the article, he goes on to explain that they wanted to "do better to ensure that nonprofit employees in Memphis are compensated appropriately for working diligently to combat the struggles faced by Memphians that seek support.” While HandsOn has no current plans to implement a similar policy, we do welcome the conversation about the impact such voluntary measures may have to decrease the wage disparity found in our community.
Updated Principles and Practices Available from the NC Center for Nonprofits

More than a decade in the making, our friends at the NC Center for Nonprofits has released its 2019 Edition of Principles & Practices: Best Practices for North Carolina Nonprofits . A well-thought out and organized tool for everyday nonprofit use, Principles & Practices contains 12 principles that help 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations build and improve the management functions essential to their growth and development. 

Principles & Practices is available to Center Members as a part of their membership. Nonmembers can purchase the guide for as little as $25, and it is available both as a PDF and in a hard-copy version. Be on the lookout later in 2019 and 2020 for workshops and technical assistance offerings based on this tool!
Forsyth Futures Launches New Microsite About Forsyth County's Benefits Cliff

Many of you may have heard of the "benefits cliff," but do you really understand what it looks like for many of our neighbors here in Forsyth County? Forsyth Futures, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, have worked with other members of the Asset-Building Coalition to launch the Benefits Cliff in Forsyth County 2019 Microsite . This interactive microsite highlights what can happen when a pay increase results in a net loss of combined income and benefits--the aforementioned "cliff." The benefits cliff occurs because many public benefits instantly stop at a given income threshold — once a participant crosses the threshold, benefits plummet to zero with no gradual phase-out.
The microsite explains the various benefit cliffs faced by many of our neighbors, providing valuable context for multiple community stakeholders, and helping to inform crucial conversations and policy decisions that seek to address income inequality in our community. It seeks to provide clear pathways that we all might take to mitigate some of the negative or disruptive effects of the various benefits cliffs.
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