Volume 12, Issue 5 | May 2019
The Nonprofit Connection
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Whew--we made it to May! First of all, I want to share a huge THANK YOU to all 220+ of you that attended our Governor's Volunteer Service Award breakfast on April 17th. We were thrilled with the turnout (especially since it was smack-dab in the middle of Spring Break for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools) and with the inspirational stories that our 15 winners shared with the audience. Couldn't make it this year? No worries-- you can check out the photos from the event and read this great article from Yes! Weekly that highlights our winners. HanesBrands, the winner in our Corporate/Business category, got a great feature article about their award in Yahoo! Finance. As always, this fantastic event would not have happened without the support of our Lead Sponsor, Truliant Federal Credit Union, as well as our co-presenters, the United Way of Forsyth County, Salem College, and The Winston-Salem Journal. Look for nominations to open for the 2020 awards in early January!

Speaking of looking ahead, we've already gotten some significant interest in our Women’s Emerging Leaders Program, and we'll be holding an information session on May 15th for folks looking for more details as they determine if this program could benefit them. Featuring expert speakers, highly regarded content, and intentional opportunities to connect makes this program an excellent value, and one that our former participants rave about! We hope you or someone you know that would appreciate this kind of best-in-class leadership opportunity will attend the session or contact Kathy Davis for more information.

Coming up at the end of the month, we'll be graduating our next cohort from Project Blueprint, one of our other core equity-focused programs. The class capstone experience is to participate in one of our Speed Dating events, which significantly increases placement rates for our graduates. We still have one or two nonprofit spots available on May 21st, so, again, let Kathy know ASAP if you want to snag one for yourself!

It's also the time of year when middle and high school students start thinking about summer volunteer opportunities. Unfortunately, there is often not the supply of volunteer opportunities for those aged 12-16 as there is demand. However, if one can serve with a parent or other responsible adult, there are some good choices available on our website. And there are some new service opportunities for youth that might take the place of a week of summer day damp. We were pleased that the Ask Sam! column in the Winston-Salem Journal gave a good overview of some of these summer youth service options.

In the end-of-the-school-year rush that May represents, I hope you all get a chance to look forward to summer and to the possibilities that still lie before us in 2019--after all, we still have more than half the year left to really make things happen in our community!

Yours in Service,
Amy Lytle

Amy Lytle
Executive Director
2019 Forsyth County Governor's
Volunteer Service Awards Breakfast
On April 17th, we welcomed over 220 nonprofit professionals, business leaders, community volunteers and, of course, our nominees and their guests, to Bridger Field House for the Forsyth County Governor's Volunteer Service Awards Breakfast. Thirty-eight nominees were recognized for the selfless gift of their time and talents, and fifteen category winners shared the inspirational stories of their volunteer service and how it has impacted their lives. While we would have loved to hear the personal stories of each and every nominee, the following groups and individuals were selected as our 2019 Category Winners. Please join us in congratulating them!

  • Animals- Elite Canine's Comfort Dogs
  • Corporate/Business- HanesBrands, Inc.
  • Cultural- Deanna Perez
  • Director of Volunteers- Robin Pardella
  • Disaster- Maya Agger
  • Environment- Liz Price
  • Faith-Based- Darlene Talbot
  • Group/Team- The Shepherd's Center Singers
  • Health and Human Services- Charles Poteat
  • Lifetime Achievement- Myrtie Davis*
  • National Service- Moriah Gendy
  • Perseverance in Volunteerism- The Legendary Labelers
  • Senior- Joseph Turner
  • Serving Youth- Dr. Richard Gray
  • Veterans/Military Families- Pastor Camilla Washington

*For the first time in the history of the Forsyth County GVSAs, a category winner was selected as the People's Choice Award winner. Mrs. Myrtie Davis received that dual honor.

This event would not have been possible without our co-presenters ( Salem College , The Winston-Salem Journal , and United Way of Forsyth County ); the generous support of our Lead Sponsor, Truliant Federal Credit Union ; and our Table Sponsors. The staff and Board of Directors at HandsOn would like to extend a heartfelt 'thank you' to each one of you! For a full listing of sponsors, nominees, and to read the biographies of each category winner, please refer to the event program . You will also want to be sure the take a look at the event photos on our Facebook page . We hope to see you all again at the next breakfast in Spring 2020!

Information Session:
2019/2020 Women's Emerging Leaders Program
Wednesday, May 15th, Noon-1:00 pm
Location: 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem-- 3rd floor, Carter Conference Room ( see map )

Attention all mid-level female staff and new female Executive Directors! If you are currently working in a nonprofit and looking for leadership development, a better understanding of nonprofit operations, and the opportunity to meet other women like yourself, come to this information session to learn more about the Women's Emerging Leaders Program.

This 10-month program is designed just for you by developing the skills to move into leadership positions within the nonprofit sector. We'll discuss the program and what to expect, as well as review the application and answer any questions. The program is only open to mid-level female nonprofit staff, as well as females leading small and emerging organizations, in Forsyth, Davidson, Davie, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin counties.

COST: Free!

Nonprofit Essentials 2018-2019 :
Advocacy & Communications
Thursday, May 16th, Noon-4:30 pm
Location: 751 West Fourth Street,
Winston-Salem--3rd floor, Neill Board Room
( see map )

Nonprofits play an active role in shaping public policy. Learn successful advocacy strategies used to advance an organization’s mission for the public good, how to measure the success of your advocacy, and how to address related legal, ethical, and tax issues.

The class will be taught by Barbara Lentz, an innovative and inspiring teacher, advisor and mentor. She has been awarded both the Jurist Excellence in Teaching Award at the Wake Forest University School of Law and the Innovative Teaching Award from the University. She also serves nonprofits and social enterprises, including the National Advisory Council of the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, the Board of the Winston-Salem Symphony, as Board Chair to The Olio, and is a co-founder of Forsyth Backpack Inc., partnering with public schools and the local food bank in providing supplemental food to hungry children in Forsyth County.

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.

June Peer Philanthropy Network Meeting
Tuesday, June 11th, 8:00-9:00 am
Location: 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem--
3rd floor, Neill Board Room ( see map )

Share fundraising ideas, tips, trends and best practices with your nonprofit peers! The group meets bi-monthly 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 chapter 11 of Kim Klein's book, Fundraising For Social Change, that addresses "Strengthening Relationships by Creating Categories of Donors." If you don't have a copy of the book, an outline will be provided at the meeting. HandsOn has several copies of Fundraising For Social Change for sale for $45.

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


Information Session:
The ROI of Strategic Action Planning: How to Generate the Support You Need to Grow Revenue by 50% in 12 Months
Tuesday, June 11th, 12:00-1:30 pm
Location: 751 W. Fourth Street, Winston-Salem--
3rd floor, Pfefferkorn Conference Room ( see map

Too many Strategic Planning exercises end with a written document that mostly sits on the shelf. What a waste of time, energy, and financial resources!
Connect with your peers to explore another way to deploy these precious resources and leverage the capacity and dreams of your organization, making it  extremely relevant and attractive to funders, individual donors, strategic partners, and the broader community. 
Join a small group of leaders to learn how other organizations have used the Strategic Action Planning process to double their community impact and increase their budget by 50% or more in 12 months.  Discover the foundation required for you to get these kinds of results too. Teri Beckman and Paula McCoy from HIGOL , a Consultant/Vendor partner, will facilitate the discussion, which will wrap up between 1:00 and 1:30 pm. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Drinks will be provided.


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

This is a practical course designed for those seeking to develop grant proposal writing skills. Participants will learn how to assess the "grant readiness" of their respective organizations and research funding sources, become familiar with grants terminology, learn how to write a successful grant by learning the common elements of a grant proposal, and prepare to manage a grant.

The course is taught by Susan Brittain , President of Susan Brittain Consulting , a firm that believes the "best solutions come from the people who are most affected by the problem." Susan has a wealth of experience in nonprofit management; arts and social sciences program/project development; research; proposal, policy and budget development; and grants and contracts research, development, writing, and management.

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.

Training Opportunities
Employment Opportunities
Attend the Next PRAVA Meeting! PRAVA , the local professional development association for those that lead and manage volunteers in any setting, and a HandsOn Supporting Partner , will be hosting its next meeting on Wednesday, May 22nd, 8:30 AM-10 AM, at United Health Centers, 2101 Peters Creek Pkwy, Winston Salem, NC 27127. When you enter Marketplace Mall Shopping Center, drive toward the back of the right side of the building and you will see the United Health Centers office. It cannot be accessed from inside the mall. Local AmeriCorps leaders will be leading a discussion on 'Utilizing Paid Volunteers at Your Agency.' No need to RSVP--just come!
QuickBooks Made Easy, NC Center for Nonprofits webinar series, $100-$459. There will be two different webinar series in May on QuickBooks - for the desktop and online platforms - specifically designed for nonprofits. You'll get an overview of software updates in QuickBooks® 2018 and delve into all of the nuts-and-bolts you'll need to be successful with the software. Discounts are available for NC Center members.

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
"Get Your Business Online with Google!" Constant Contact seminar, Liberty, May 14, 9 am to 3 pm, $15. Only about 37% of businesses have claimed a local business listing on a search engine – that’s a lot of missing information. And with 4 out of 5 people using search engines to find local info like business hours and directions, it also means a lot of missed opportunities for local businesses. Businesses want to be found by their customers. Customers want to find updated information about local businesses. Verifying your business with Google can mean the difference in being found in a google search or being buried in a list of endless results! This workshop will discuss the importance of search engine optimization (SEO) and what it means to Get Your Business Online [GYBO] with Google! Make sure to bring your own device (laptop, cell phone, tablet etc.)! The afternoon session will provide hands-on assistance with getting your google business page online! Hosted by Randolph Community College SBDC. Registration is online.
McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St, Raleigh, May 17, 8:00 am-4:30 pm, $35 Hosted by the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of the Triangle and co-sponsored by the NC Center for Nonprofits , this annual conference brings together nonprofit professionals for a full day of networking and professional development with emerging and established leaders in the nonprofit sector.
North Carolina Center for Nonprofits Hosts Upcoming Equity-Focused Webinar Series These webinars are part of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits’ Walking the Talk: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in North Carolina Nonprofits initiative. Each webinar is $35-$50.

Part 1: What’s White Got To Do With It? Disrupting Race-Based Inequities in Well-Intentioned Nonprofits, May 22, Noon to 1:30 pm Key moments in United States history have established whiteness as the default, the norm, the supreme culture. This webinar will explore the socio-political and historical contexts of whiteness and how the white dominant culture by which most nonprofits operate was constructed and has been upheld through policy, legal decisions, and Eurocentric cultural values. Participants will have a chance to explore their own roles as gatekeepers within their organizations and how they can disrupt race-based inequity by leveraging their own individual and collective power.

Part 2: What’s White Got To Do With It? Disrupting Race-Based Inequities in Well-Intentioned Nonprofits, June 5, Noon to 12:30 pm. Take a deeper dive into the extent that white dominant cultural tendencies have been internalized and operationalized within our nonprofits and the role that gatekeepers have in perpetuating or disrupting non-inclusive practices and policies. We’ll explore tactics that unite your staff and board in prioritizing equity and looking at the organization’s work and culture through a racial equity lens.
"Better Meetings Workshop," hosted by Third Space Studios, June 7th, Research Triangle Park, $150. Join Third Space Studio, a HandsOn Consulting Partner, on Friday, June 7th at the Frontier in the Research Triangle Park (NC) for a day of training, conversation, and practice about how to create and facilitate better meetings.  We all spend much of our days in meetings of one type or another. Good meetings can energize your team, catalyze action, and strengthen relationships. Bad meetings can do the exact opposite, causing confusion, frustration, and loss of morale.

By designing, facilitating, and participating in many, many meetings, the folks at Third Space Studio have figured the five big biggest meeting mistakes not to make--and now you can learn from them! This all day session will run from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. The cost is $150 for the first person from your team and $125 for each additional person. Lunch and materials are included. Tickets are not refundable, but are transferable to others in your organization. Register today!
Join Amy for the 2019 Points of Light Conference June 18-20, St. Paul, Minnesota. The 2019 Points of Light Conference will challenge attendees to not only ask “how do we get more people to volunteer to make change,” but also, “how can we create a society where it is easy for every individual to take action to accelerate change within their community and around the world?” The conference, co-hosted with HandsOn Twin Cities, is your opportunity to connect with peers and learn from experts in the field as we work together to ignite a civic passion for community mindedness, citizen action, social responsibility and a commitment to giving back. This year’s conference will feature engaging experiences designed to foster new ideas, cultivate conversations, and generate solutions to problems that cut across sectors by offering a range of experiences including forums, Civic Talks, Connecting Conversations, and traditional workshops. You will leave with best practices, insights and ideas to help shape your efforts to inspire and accelerate people-powered change in communities around the world.
"How to Win Support for Program Evaluation ," Chronicle of Philanthropy webinar, June 20th, 2 pm, $79 . Many nonprofits find themselves in a long-standing dilemma: they must provide proof to grant makers that their programs are performing, but they don't have the financial support in place to gather and analyze meaningful data. How can you show grant makers the value of evaluation and convince them to cover the costs of program measurement?

This one-hour online session will cover the nuances of talking to donors about supporting program measurement ― from setting realistic expectations to negotiating equitable terms. Jeannie Annan of the International Rescue Committee and Kara Weiss of the Child Relief International Foundation will explain how to convey to donors both the cost and the value of measuring impact. They'll also share key steps to take before seeking support and smart ways to incorporate the cost of evaluation into your budgets. The deadline for early-bird registration is June 13!
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, June 28 @ Goodwill Industries Self Reliance Hall- 8:30 am-12:30 pm
(Registration required by 6/21)

Fri, Nov 8 8:30 am-12:30 pm
(Registration required by 11/1)
Other Opportunities
Nominate an Exceptional Senior Volunteer Leader for a "7 over 70" Award! Know a special person over the age of 70 who’s made a significant impact in our community? Please plan to nominate them for the Fourth Annual Seven over Seventy awards. Nominations can be made online through May 15th
Graduate Students Looking for HR-Related Projects! Over the past few weeks, we've gotten multiple requests from students in the Master's HR degree program at Western Carolina University, many of whom actually live in Winston-Salem. For their final semester, they must partner with a local nonprofit to complete a HR-related project under the supervision of a professor. Since 2011, over 700 graduate students have served as pro bono Human Resources consultants for well-known nonprofits, small businesses, and government agencies across the country. Past projects have included creating and updating employee handbooks, refining performance appraisal processes, onboarding processes, developing employee satisfaction surveys, etc. Feel free to check out their website that contains a list of their former clients. All projects would begin at the end of May and would need to be completed no later than the end of July. For more information on how these students can help you strengthen you HR foundation, contact Dr. Germain today!
Be a Part of the Benchmark! Take the Leading With Intent Survey Today! Like most of you, we here at HandsOn rely on the date provided every-other-year by BoardSource in regards to board trends, statistics, and best practices. That data is generated by the Leading with Intent survey. Don't you want YOUR data to be included?!? This vital research is key to making sure that we are all implementing inclusive and effective board leadership. We want to encourage all Executive Director and Board Chairs to take the survey today--the deadline is May 24th!
Participate in the FREE Industry Hill Block Party on June 8th from Noon to 5 pm! Industry Hill Block Party is a summer celebration featuring Krankies Craft Fair, a music stage, panel discussions, food trucks, and a ton more! In their panel discussions, they are looking at the topics of inclusive entrepreneurship in Winston-Salem and the future of Industry Hill. With a high homeless population and surrounding low income neighborhoods, how does Industry Hill continue to grow and develop into a cool, thriving district, while welcoming and serving the people that already live here? They would love to have Winston-Salem non-profits participate by setting up a 10'x10' pop up tent and table, and spreading the word about the good work you're doing in the community. Nonprofits will be set-up between the main stage and the food/beer, so lots of people would come talk to you! They're expecting a few thousand people to come. If you'd like to participate, please fill out this simple form to register. You can reach out to Adrian Smith, Mixxer's Program Director with any questions or concerns at (336) 692-4621.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Services, VP of Philanthropy The VPP for Big Brothers Big Sisters Services , a HandsOn Supporting Partner, is the senior manager responsible for designing, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive fund raising program –within a mission-focused environment. The VPP is responsible for generating operating, capital and endowment revenue from private and public sources. This full-time, salaried leadership position involves the abilities to envision and develop strategic development plans within the context of BBBS SERVICES’s larger strategic plan; to engage board, staff and volunteers enthusiastically and effectively in raising funds for the execution of these plans; to direct internal and external communications in a way that creates and sustains awareness, understanding and support for BBBS Services’ work; and to establish and maintain a high level of accountability for fund raising quality, ethical standards and results. As a senior manager the VPP helps to define the future direction and strategic growth of BBBS Services. For more detail, please review the full position description . To apply, please send a resume and salary requirements to Shawan Gabriel .
Family Services of Davidson County, Executive Director The mission of Family Services of Davidson County (FSDC) is to provide counseling, crisis intervention, and youth development programs to strengthen individuals and families in our community. Their services are based on trauma-informed care principals and they acknowledge, and support, the individual’s choice with regards to services offered and their responsibility over their lives and decisions. This is an Executive level position and will be responsible for direction, supervision, and coordination for all phases of Family Services of Davidson County, Inc. This includes planning, organizing, directing and controlling the resources of the agency, coordinating and promoting the programs, while maintaining high morale among staff. You can review the full position description here. For more application details, please contact Olympeia Howell , Operations Manager.
Kaleideum, Director of Annual Giving Kaleideum is currently seeking a strategic thought leader who is passionate about connecting donors' interests with funding opportunities through creative solicitation. The Director is responsible for co-creating and fully executing a comprehensive, year-round fundraising plan for the Museum's $1.2M Annual Fund. Review the job description and submit all inquiries and complete paperwork to Elizabeth Marsh, VP of Philanthropy, by email or phone (336.723.9111, ext. 204).
Crisis Control Ministry, THREE positions available!

Director of Volunteer and Community Relations
Responsible for building and maintaining partnerships with corporations, businesses, civic groups, schools, local colleges and universities, public and nonprofit agencies, private institutions, individuals, and in particular religious congregations. Manages recruiting, selection, and placement of the volunteer program. College degree with 1-2 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and professional experience related to community relationships, outreach, and volunteer management; Familiarity with local community resources; Comfortable speaking to small or large groups, and interviews with the media; Excellent skills in written and verbal communication; Computer literacy in word processing, graphic design, spreadsheets, and database management; Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to perceive organizational needs related to volunteers.

Director of Philanthropy Demonstrated excellence in fund development with at least three to five years of campaign experience, relationship management, and cultivation of donors. Candidate must have experience setting strategy and leading teams to fulfill associated measureable outcomes and proficiency with working within a donor database. Candidate must have demonstrated success in personally cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding annual and major gifts and experience in
executing a target-focused philanthropy plan. Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills and experience managing multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Fostering a culture of philanthropy within the organization, the Director of Philanthropy plans, coordinates, and assures implementation of strategies to develop donors and contributions to support the organization. The Director also assures development and maintenance of appropriate systems including donor management, research and cultivation, and gift processing and recognition.

Donorbase Manager (Part-time or Full-time)
Donorbase Manager provides overall management and accountability for donor-related data, documentation, tracking and oversight of database including accuracy, timeliness and management of donor records and donations; conducts donor research, produces reports, maintaining the confidentiality of donors. Works closely with the Philanthropy team. She/he is responsible for administration of Arreva Exceed database, accuracy of stewarding of donor contributions, and donor reports.
Business school or work experience; Excellent computer skills with a working knowledge of Word, Publisher, Excel, and database programs; Good written and verbal communication skills; Excellent organizational skills.

To apply for ANY of the above positions, pl ease send cover letter and résumé to Executive Director, Crisis Control Ministry, 200 East Tenth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 by May 24th.
Crosby Scholars, Part-Time Assistant, Senior Program Crosby Scholars, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, is looking for a Program Assistant to provide administrative support to the senior and financial aid programs. Duties include assisting with mailings, generating lists to support programs and events, data entry and database management, ordering supplies for special programs, preparing certificates and reminders, assisting at Crosby Scholars Academy and special programs including the Senior Gala. Additional duties include planning and coordinating meetings as directed, filing, responding to e-mails, and answering the phones in a professional manner. For more details, see the full position description. Interested candidates should e-mail a resume to Maggie DeBaugh, Senior Program Coordinator. The position will remain open until it is filled. 
Children's Law Center of NC, Part-Time Office Assistant Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina (CLC), a HandsOn Supporting Partner, is searching for a part-time Office Assistant. This is a 15-20 hours/week grant funded position. $17.00/hour. CLC provides children with quality legal advocacy focusing on domestic violence issues, high conflict custody cases and the rights of children in public education. The Office Assistant will provide administrative support to the Executive Director and Staff Attorneys. For more details, please review the full position description.
PixGift, Creative Fundraising & Development Intern
PixGift , a HandsOn Supporting Partner , is looking for an innovative and motivated intern (remote or in-office) who is passionate about supporting nonprofits, fundraising, and creating social good. They are a collaborative, hard-working team that welcomes the challenges of raising money online.

If you describe yourself as motivated, organized, and passionate about social good then this might be the perfect internship for you. If you are also interested in learning Donor Experience Design - DXD, review the full internship description and email a resume and brief cover letter letting them know why you are interested in joining their team.

Family Services, Family Justice Center Project Coordinator Family Services , a HandsOn Supporting Partner , is currently seeking a Project Coordinator to guide, coordinate, and provide leadership for an intensive, year-long, community-wide planning process leading to the establishment of a Family Justice Center in Forsyth County. He/she will report to the Director of Clinical Services while supporting and facilitating the work of the Family Justice Center Steering Committee, associated Work Groups, and other parties involved with establishing a Family Justice Center in Forsyth County. Review the full position description and send a cover letter and resume via email by Wednesday, May 22.
Kaleideum, Guest Engagement Specialist Kaleideum seeks a part-time Guest Engagement Specialist to facilitate STEM demonstrations, pop-up programs, storytimes, and making experiences with children, families, and other audiences at both Museum locations. Through programming and staging the museum for play, staff in this position cultivate an environment that encourages a mood that is playful, spontaneous, and fun, which focuses on learner-driven exploration and experimentation. This is a public-facing position, so the successful applicant is adaptable, resilient, insightful, innovative, accountable, and relationship-driven with a desire to learn new things and remain current on a variety of topics and learning styles. The successful candidate will collaborate with peers and his or her team to deliver innovative programs that are dynamic, exciting, credible, and interactive. To apply, review the full job description and please submit a museum application and resume to Kayla Todd , Manager of Guest Engagement.
Funding Opportunities
Black Philanthropy Initiative Requests 2019 Grant Proposals The Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) of The Winston-Salem Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for its 2019 grant cycle.Through engagement and encouragement, BPI educates people to utilize their philanthropic strengths of time, talent and treasure to impact meaningful change and address identified needs in the black community. BPI’s grant program has a primary focus on Advancing Racial Equity in Education – specifically post-secondary education pathways, talent and workforce development and career advancement. Nonprofit organizations serving the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area that seek to enhance their current programs or those planning to implement new programming serving the Black community in these areas are encouraged to apply. The Black Philanthropy Initiative will make grants in amounts of up to $5,000. How to apply: The 2019 Grant Guidelines and application are available on The Winston-Salem Foundation's website. All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on May 15th! Questions? Contact Andrea Hulighan , Director, Strategic Initiatives at The Winston-Salem Foundation at (336) 714-3467.
Winston-Salem Foundation Accepting Applications for Creative Solutions for Transportation! The Winston-Salem Foundation , a HandsOn Funding Partner, is seeking grant applications for creative solutions for transportation challenges in Forsyth County. This grant cycle is a part of its grantmaking focus area,  Building an Inclusive Economy .
Transportation issues often rise to the top as a community concern, preventing many community members from receiving vital access to healthcare, education, healthy and affordable food – and contributing to poverty challenges. The Foundation is using a new participatory grantmaking model to lead this effort, with a Community Committee made up of members who have had transportation challenges in Forsyth County as well as members who are working in the transportation field locally. The Community Committee designed the grant application; they will also interview grant applicants and ultimately make final grant decisions. 
Applications are open through   May 23rd! 2019 . To submit a grant application and for more information, visit their website .
Independent Sector Raises Value of a Volunteer Hour to $25.43!

Just in time for National Volunteer Week last month, Independent Sector released this long-awaited metric that has become the "gold standard" in determining the economic impact of volunteer time on both individual nonprofits and our communities as a whole. The 2018 value has hit an all-time high, up 3 percent from 2017. It’s an increase of 20.3 percent since 2008 when the rate was $20.25. You can learn more about the Value of Volunteer Time, including figures for all 50 states, as well as find ways that you can take action to strengthen this vital resource in our communities on their website. Enjoy!
Verified Volunteers Releases 2019 Volunteer Research Report Results!

We're excited to share that our valued background screening partner, Verified Volunteers , is providing you with complimentary access to their new research report, the Volunteer Perspective Industry Insights 2019.

Verified Volunteers surveyed over 7000 volunteers to get their thoughts and opinions on a wide range of important topics facing nonprofits, including: background checks, recognition, donations, finding opportunities and much more.

Key findings:

·        65% of volunteers prefer their work to be recognized with special opportunities and personal notes over gifts.
·        80% of volunteers give 2 to 5 hours of their time when volunteering.
·        95% of volunteers view background checks as having a positive or neutral effect on their experience.


Vicki Jones to Retire After 21 Years of Service to Crisis Control Ministry

Without Vicki Jones , there might not even be a HandsOn NWNC. Vicki, the long-time Director of Community and Volunteer Relations at Crisis Control Ministry , was part of the team of community leaders that strongly advocated for the creation of a volunteer center to serve Winston-Salem and Forsyth County in the late 1990s and early 'aughts. Vicki's knowledge of Amy and her earlier work in Guilford County convinced her that such an organization would be a game-changer for our community. Since her days as a founding board member, Vicki has been a constant cheerleader for HandsOn, if for no other reason than because we provided her with a place to refer potential volunteers who, for whatever reason, were not a good fit for the Ministry. (She always hated to turn away a volunteer!)

Vicki was in our first-ever Women's Emerging Leaders cohort (you'll see her pictured front and center, above) and, years later, made sure that Crisis Control Ministry participated in our first-ever Service Enterprise cohort, making CCM one of the first nationally certified Service Enterprises in the state of NC. Now, after 21 years of service, she is finally taking a well-earned retirement. While it is impossible for us to imagine our local sector without her presence, maybe this means she'll be available to come back to our board in the future! You can read more about her impact at CCM in their newsletter. We just hope that she won't be a stranger!

Abby Monclova Announced as New Director of Human Resources for the Crossnore School and Children's Home

We've had the honor and privilege to partner with Abby Monclova since the founding of HandsOn NWNC. A key leader with PRAVA during the early days of our work, she was a champion for our mission and the possibilities it presented for the community. From her days at the Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem, through graduate school, to a variety of positions in both the public and private sector, Abby has always been a stalwart ally, teaching the Human Resources session for our Nonprofit Essentials series since its inception. We are thrilled that she is, once again, firmly ensconced within the nonprofit sector, having now taken a new position with our friends at Crossnore School and Children's Home. Congrats, Abby--we hope this means we get to see more you!

Adam Hill Becomes New Executive Director of Forsyth Futures

This has been the month for members of our network to move around, huh? Perhaps one of the most exciting announcements didn't really involve a move at all! We were thrilled to learn that the Board of Directors of Forsyth Futures , one of HandsOn's Supporting Partners , had announced Adam Hill as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective May 1st. As Forsyth Futures’ Director of Data Strategy and Impact since 2013, Adam has a strong understanding of our community and a depth of context that will prove invaluable in identifying opportunities and understanding challenges. Amy has worked side-by-side with Adam for years on numerous community-wide initiatives, including Imagine Forsyth and the Asset-Building Coalition , and looks forward to many more years of partnership as he leads Forsyth Futures into their next chapter.

Points of Light Launches New Website!

Points of Light, which houses our global network, has launched a new home for their content-rich site, including resources for their nonprofit and corporate partners, in a new, easy-to-navigate layout.

As Points of Light approaches their 30th anniversary and looks toward the future, they and our network are more committed than ever to inspiring, equipping and mobilizing people to take action that changes the world. At the core of Points of Light’s philosophy is a belief that the most powerful force in the world is the individual who has realized their power to do good. Whether online, at the office, or at the local food bank, whether with a vote, a voice, or a wallet – in today’s world, doing good comes in many forms. Their new look reflects our approach in this new era of civic engagement.

Featured Consultant Partner:


Founded in 2012, HIGOL is a women-owned consulting, coaching, and training company focused on supporting the growth and impact of nonprofit organizations across North Carolina with a presence in Winston-Salem and Durham. We are High Impact Growth Oriented Leaders.

The experienced team at HIGOL helps nonprofit leaders increase revenue and community impact by an average of 50% within twelve months of working together. Solutions are co-created with the Executive Director or CEO to ensure they meet the specific needs of the organization. 

Leaders most often call on them when:

  1. The organization wants to renew its focus, diversify revenue, and get the board and staff on the same page.
  2. Decision makers want to hire best-fit team members the first time around. 
  3. They want a cohesive team that focuses on what’s most important and works cooperatively to achieve critical outcomes. 
  4. When they want to increase the board’s willingness and capacity to both attract and contribute resources to the organization. 

Want to know more? Reach out to them directly:
Teri Beckman and Paula McCoy
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