Volume 13, Issue 3| March 2020
The Nonprofit Connection
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Greetings!
 
I ’m excited to be HandsOn NWNC's guest columnist during Women’s History Month! Like Melinda Gates said, “When women and girls are empowered to participate fully in society, everyone benefits.” I often reflect fondly on my participation in HandsOn's Women’s Emerging Leaders (WEL) program through the lens of my work supporting middle school girls to embrace and cultivate their leadership abilities. It’s so important to have spaces where women—and girls—are able to address issues and perceptions that are unique to us and have a safe space. That’s exactly what WEL offered me, and it’s exactly what LEAD Girls , the organization I began five years ago, strives to offer to local middle school girls.
When girls are empowered to become successful women, and women are fully able to participate in and to advance our society’s civic, business and cultural institutions, we move forward as communities and we thrive as a people regardless of gender. I believe that no dream is too big and no good deed is too small to make a difference, and that we all succeed when women and men work together as equals.
To further these ideals, it is an honor to volunteer and help shape the next generation’s experience and pave their way. Our Winston-Salem community is greatly enriched by the generosity of our many volunteers, hundreds of whom give of their time, expertise and talents through HandsOn NWNC. I hope you will join us at the Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards breakfast next month to celebrate and honor their service. There is still time to sponsor or purchase a ticket!
I want to leave you with this Alice Walker quote: “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” I will continue to focus my energy on middle school girls through LEAD Girls of NC. I encourage YOU today to think about what power you have and how you will use it to help others. If you realize you have the time and the talent to join a board, make sure you equip yourself and apply for the Project Blueprint program that will start in May. There are many organizations that need you and many people whose lives will be changed by your service and leadership.
Until we meet again,
Joy Nelson Thomas

Joy Nelson Thomas
Founder and Executive Director


Ed note: We're so pleased by all that Joy has accomplished with LEAD Girls since graduating from our Women's Emerging Leaders program. Are you interested in sharing your love of HandsOn with our network in a guest column? Then please let Amy know !
Secure Your Table Sponsorship and Tickets for our 2020 Forsyth County Governor's Volunteer Service Awards TODAY!
Tuesday, April 28th, 8:00 to 10:00 am
Location: Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Conference Center, 3333 Silas Creek Parkway ( see map )

The largest "feel good" event of the year for HandsOn, our 2020 Governor's Volunteer Service Awards Breakfast, will recognize and honor volunteers who have made significant contributions to our community; the best-of-the-best volunteers in Forsyth County! Attracting approximately 300 community and business leaders as well as our nominees and their families, winners in more than 15 different categories will be honored. Attending the breakfast is the best way to start the day with a smile on your face, as you hear the inspiring stories of our winners and the selfless acts of service they perform on behalf of our community!

We're excited that Novant Health has signed on as both our Premier Sponsor and host for the breakfast! Want to join them as a sponsor? We'd love to have you as either an event or table sponsor. ( Individual tickets are also now available, but limited in quantity, so please act quickly!) You'll also want to be on the lookout for the People's Choice Award voting process, which will be going live next week. This process allows you and your respective organizations, friends, family, and the community at large to vote for your favorite volunteer by logging in to an online web portal managed by The Winston-Salem Journal . The individual or group who receives the most votes is announced at the Breakfast on April 28th, along with the traditional category winners that are chosen by the GVSA Selection Committee. Have questions? Please don't hesitate to reach out to Brittney Albert

Please note: We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation within North Carolina, but do still plan to host this event as scheduled unless otherwise advised by relevant health authorities.

The deadline for event sponsors to be included on the invitation is THIS WEEK; table sponsors have until April 4th to be included in the program.

Cost: Table sponsorship begins at $300. Supporting Partners can sponsor a table for just $250. A limited number of individual tickets are available for $35.

HandsOn Board Workshop:
Leadership Development
Thursday, March 13th, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: The Winston-Salem Foundation, 3rd floor
( see map )

It's not too late to attend our ever-popular Board Leadership Development class! Designed for board members who are in leadership positions or who are being groomed for leadership roles on nonprofit boards as officers or committee chairs, this class is a great half-day dive into best practices. Topics include a review of board officer roles and responsibilities, committee chair accountability, attributes of effective board and committee leaders, board policies, executive committee structure and responsibilities, key benchmarks for effective boards, a self-assessment leadership instrument, planning processes and tools, leading and conducting effective meetings, group communications, appraising board and committee effectiveness, and other topics of interest as identified by workshop participants. You will be sure to leave with your questions answered in this interactive and informative class!

For the greatest impact from this training, multiple board members or board/staff leadership teams from the same nonprofit are encouraged to attend together.

One of our most popular trainers, Karl Yena retired from RJR Nabisco, Inc. as Director of Worldwide Organization Development & Training. He served over 20 years as a senior level manager providing consulting services to various RJR corporate and operating company management teams on a national and international basis in the areas of strategic and operational planning, organizational analysis, staffing structure, training and leadership development.

Now in his "second act" as an avid volunteer, Karl works annually with over 100 nonprofits in North Carolina, and is a former board member of HandsOn NWNC. He provides ongoing mentoring/coaching to several current Executive Directors and assistance to municipalities, churches, civic organizations/associations, and nonprofits in the areas of strategic planning, board development and assessment, staff development training, coaching, business planning, organization analysis and structure, executive search processes, potential merger discussions, mediation/facilitation, and human resources policies.

COST: $50 for Supporting Partners; $60 for all others
This class includes a light lunch and extensive take-home materials. ( Not currently a HandsOn Supporting Partner? Become one when you register for the class and enjoy the discount today!)

2019-2020 Nonprofit Essentials:
Collaboration
Thursday, March 19th, Noon to 4:30 pm
Location: The Winston-Salem Foundation, 3rd floor,
Neill Board Room ( see map )

Is your nonprofit interested in doing true, deep collaborative work with other organizations? The kind that moves from talk, to action, to measurable results? Then this session is for you! In this highly interactive, energetic, and--dare we say-- FUN workshop, you will get the opportunity to explore specific skills and tools that will help you create and sustain powerful, effective partnerships.   

The course is led by T. Sharee Fowler, Ph.D. , the Assistant Professor and Director of the  Nonprofit Management and Community Leadership Program at Salem College , her alma mater. Sharee has 20 years of experience working to advance social change and systemic transformation efforts focused on cultivating and sustaining more just, inclusive communities.


COST: $50 for Supporting Partners; $60 for all others
Supporting Partners can register for the entire 10-class series for just $450 ($550 for all others), and you can begin the series with any class. Cost includes a hot networking lunch and extensive take-home materials. ( Not currently a HandsOn Supporting Partner? Become one when you register for the class and enjoy the discount today!)


(PLEASE NOTE: There are *extremely limited* spaces available for all of our 2019-2020 NPE classes. As a class is filled, those registering to take just a single class may be put on a waitlist.)
Apply for the Chuck Kraft Scholarship to
Experience One of Our Signature Programs for FREE!
HandsOn NWNC created the  Chuck Kraft Scholarship   to acknowledge the Herculean work of our first board chair for his leadership during the establishment of our organization, while also honoring his dedication and service to youth throughout his continuing career with nonprofits. Upon his (eventual) rotation off our board, we established this scholarship in honor of his exemplary service. The scholarship provides full program tuition for one staff or board member to attend one of our signature professional development programs, including the  Nonprofit Essentials Certificate Program , Project Blueprint Volunteer Management Training Series , or the  Women's Emerging Leaders Program  during the 2020/2021 program year. Any staff or board member currently working with a nonprofit that serves children and/or youth in Forsyth, Davie, Davidson, Stokes, Surry, or Yadkin County is eligible to apply. HandsOn NWNC will award one scholarship per year, which will be announced during our  Governor's Volunteer Service Awards breakfast on April 28th.

All applications are reviewed by a volunteer committee and preference will be given to staff and board members of nonprofits that have a relationship with HandsOn NWNC. Please contact  Brittney Albert  with any questions.  The deadline to apply is Friday, March 20th!

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SECOND Member Workshop For Clemmons and Lewisville Nonprofits Scheduled for March
Thursday, March 26th, 8:30 am to Noon
Location: Historic Broyhill Office Center, 2540 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons ( see map )

Thanks to the generous support of our friends at the Clemmons Community Foundation , HandsOn worked with a small planning team of Clemmons and Lewisville-based nonprofits to present a two-part series of board governance workshops this spring at the Broyhill Center in Clemmons. Registration priority will be given to nonprofits located in and serving people in the Lewisville and Clemmons communities.

Even if you couldn't attend the first session held in February, you are more than welcome to attend our Board Training--Session 2! This session is designed for individuals already serving on the boards of nonprofit organizations, especially for those moving into board leadership positions. It provides a review of board officer roles and responsibilities; board decision making techniques; the use of board committees and advisory boards, including structure, policies and procedures; the use of consent agendas and executive sessions; key benchmarks for effective boards; board assessments; executive director performance evaluations; board recruitment and diversity, including inter-generational perspectives on board service; and building exceptional boards and board culture.


COST: $10 per session; includes extensive take-home materials and light refreshments

2020  Triad Nonprofit Town Hall
Friday, March 27th, 10:00 am-Noon
Location: Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden
215 S. Main Street, Kernersville ( see map )

Join the   North Carolina Center for Nonprofits Guilford Nonprofit Consortium and   HandsOn NWNC   for a collaborative Nonprofit Town Hall! The meeting will o ffer nonprofit board and staff an opportunity to talk with other nonprofit leaders and elected officials about some of the major policy issues facing North Carolina nonprofits in 2020. We'll strategize ways that we can all work together on policy issues affecting our communities, and we'll include briefings on the top federal and state issues affecting nonprofits in North Carolina.

Cost: $25 for Center Members and Sustainers; $35 for all others . Pre-Registration is required and closes at 12:00 p.m. on March 26th!

2019-2020 Nonprofit Essentials:
Program Evaluation
Thursday, April 23rd, Noon to 4:30 pm
Location: The Winston-Salem Foundation, 3rd floor,
Neill Board Room ( see map )

We all know that the nonprofit sector is increasingly under pressure to show meaningful results--not just what we do, but why what we do matters to our clients and communities. While program evaluation can be daunting, this interactive class will demystify the process. You'll explore different evaluation models and will be led through the process of designing an approach to measure programs, create meaningful measures, collect and analyze data, generate reports, and communicate results to document impact, improve services, and support fundraising efforts.   

The class is taught by Lori Fuller, who spent twenty years with The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust focused on evaluation and learning. She recently left the Trust to launch Fuller Impact , her own consulting firm dedicated to supporting nonprofits and foundations. She brings her realistic optimism--her head and her heart--to helping groups make their thinking visible, deepen their strategy, and improve their implementation in order to amplify their impact.  Lori is a certified master practitioner in Emergent Learning and serves as faculty of Fourth Quadrant Partners' Emergent Learning Certification Program. She has a MSW from the University of North Carolina and an MBA from Wake Forest University.

COST: $50 for Supporting Partners; $60 for all others
Supporting Partners can register for the entire 10-class series for just $450 ($550 for all others), and you can begin the series with any class. Cost includes a hot networking lunch and extensive take-home materials. ( Not currently a HandsOn Supporting Partner? Become one when you register for the class and enjoy the discount today!)


(PLEASE NOTE: There are *extremely limited* spaces available for all of our 2019-2020 NPE classes. As a class is filled, those registering to take just a single class may be put on a waitlist.)
Training Opportunities
Thursday, March 12 th, 10 am, Offered FREE by TechSoup! While we all may feel still somewhat isolated from COVID-19 in our neck of the woods, that might quickly change. Are you prepared to continue serving your community during the COVID-19 outbreak? You may need to rapidly transition to working remotely rather than in an office. This special online discussion hosted by TechSoup will examine tools, strategies, and resources to help nonprofits manage remote workers. You'll also have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss best practices with other members of the nonprofit community.
Measuring and Communicating Volunteer Impact , Sterling Volunteers webinar, Thursday, March 12th, 11 am, FREE!
Demonstrating results goes beyond counting the number of volunteers in your program and the hours of service they provide. This session will explore trends and emerging tools designed to demonstrate quantitative and, more importantly, qualitative results that position volunteer engagement as a valuable and effective resource within your organization. Learn some of the latest metrics to track volunteer impact and gain tools to make the case for volunteer engagement as a vital resource.
Digital Fundraising and Marketing: Strategies That Work , Chronicle of Philanthropy webinar, Thursday, March 12, 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm, $99. During this webinar, you'll learn from two experts: Sarah Javier, head of the Animal Protective Association of Missouri, and Julia Campbell, founder of an eponymous online-marketing consultancy. They’ll share practical techniques as well as big-picture strategies that will help you improve your digital efforts and raise more money. Plus, you’ll get real-world examples of successful campaigns on a variety of online communications channels. This webinar is worth 1.25 CFRE credits for qualified participants.
"The Value of Failure," PRAVA Meeting, Thursday, March 26th, 8:30 am to 9:30 am Join our friends at PRAVA   (Piedmont Regional Association of Volunteer Administration) for another great networking meeting and discussion! This month's meeting will focus on the concept of failure. In most every endeavor, overcoming setbacks and rejection is crucial for success…Yes, even when you are working with your volunteers. Researchers who study progress have proven that, without the encounter of failure, you are doing something wrong. We will explore some of the growing body of wisdom from those researchers and how it applies to us in leadership roles that involve working with volunteers. We will also explore the importance of ensuring that our work with our volunteers leads to success!

Meetings are free for members and first time attendees may attend their first meeting at no charge. No need to RSVP, just come! The meeting will be held at The Winston-Salem Foundation, 3rd floor, Neill Board Room. For more information on PRAVA and their upcoming meetings, please visit  their website.  
Reboot Your Fundraising Event , Chronicle of Philanthropy webinar, Thursday, March 26, 2 pm to 3:15 pm, $99. You’ll learn how to refresh and upgrade your nonprofit’s next event from experts at three diverse and different organizations. Whether your annual event is a classic gala or an online campaigns, this webinar will help you to keep supporters coming back, attract new donors, and raise more money. The deadline for early-bird registration is March 19th! Qualified participants receive 1.25 CFRE credits for attending.
Racial Equity Institute Workshops Offered by Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods! The REI Phase I workshop is a two-day process that helps provide talking points, historical factors and an organizational definition of racism. The Racial Equity Institute (REI) believes that organizations are often working in very intentionally civil ways yet operating from multiple understandings that rely more on personal feelings and popular opinion. This creates complications to the goal of eliminating racial and ethnic disparities and producing equitable outcomes. This workshop is designed to build the capacity of educators, health practitioners, child welfare advocates, judicial representatives, other professionals, and all persons who are interested in understanding and eliminating racial inequities, disparities and disproportionality within our society. This workshop is important for people who want to dismantle racism.  NBN will be offering two remaining Phase I Workshops this spring and summer:
May 11th - 12th
July 9th - 10th

Registration rates start at $175. More details, registration, and cost information for all of their upcoming workshops can be found on NBN's website.
Save the Date for the 2020 NCAVA Statewide Conference on Volunteer Administration, May 13-15th in Winston-Salem! Join the HandsOn staff at the premier, state-wide professional development event of the year for those who work with and engage volunteers! Being held for the first time in nearly a decade in our own back yard at the Historic Brookstown Inn, the NCAVA conference is a great way to connect with other volunteer managers from across the state, brush up on your best practices, and gain heaps of credit towards your CAVNC certification. Early bird rates for NCAVA members start at just $225! (Be quick--the deadline for Early Bird pricing expires at the end of the month!) Day-only rates are as little as $75! Amy, Kathy, and other members of our local network will be featured presenters. Many thanks to the hardworking Conference Committee from our local affiliate the Piedmont Regional Association of Volunteer Administration, who is hosting the conference (and which is led by our own Brittney Albert!) Conference scholarships are also available; to learn mo re about the requirements and for the scholarship application, click here . Register today and we'll see you there!
Funding Opportunities
Sony Supports Nonprofits in a Wide Variety of Educational Areas!
Within the U.S., Sony focuses the majority of its charitable giving on art, culture, technology and the environment, with a particular emphasis on education in each of those areas. While support in other areas may also be considered, the Company seeks to apply its financial, technological and human resources to the encouragement of the creative, artistic, technical and scientific skills required of tomorrow's workforce. There is NO application; you just need to send a written request. Better yet? Requests and decisions are made on a rolling, ongoing basis. Learn more at their website.
Funding Available for Elkin Area Nonprofits Nonprofit organizations serving the Tri-Counties area are eligible for funding from the Elkin Funds of The Winston-Salem Foundation . Now in its 34th year of operation, the Elkin Funds consist of three component trusts established by Richard T. Chatham, Lucy Hanes Chatham, and the citizens of Elkin to benefit the community. The 2019 grant amounts averaged approximately $3,500. A community advisory committee reviews grant proposals. Ordinarily, grants are made for projects that initiate, expand, or improve direct service to people. The Advisory Committee encourages collaborative projects that bring together organizations with similar missions. For more details on grant criteria or to apply, please visit the Foundation's website . You may also contact April Durr at (336) 725-2382. The application deadline is Friday, March 13th at 5:00 pm!
Other Opportunities
Nominate a Colleague for a NCAVA Award! Nominations are now open for the 4 annual awards that will be presented at the 2020 NCAVA Statewide Conference in May in Winston-Salem . The awards honor:
All nominations have deadlines quickly approaching so please make your nominations TODAY! Winners will be announced at the NCAVA Statewide Conference in May.
Take the 2020 Nonprofit Compensation Survey! The NC Center for Nonprofits has partnered with Association TRENDS to conduct the 2020 Nonprofit Compensation Survey , a statewide survey of NC nonprofits that will provide:
·   Specific salary information for over 100 different nonprofit positions
·   Compensation analysis by title, nonprofit type, budget, and staff size
·   Enhanced benefits sections like paid leave, health insurance, and retirement plan allowances.

The more nonprofits that participate, the more comprehensive the data will be, which not only benefits nonprofits but also talented professionals wanting to work in the nonprofit sector. Participating organizations also receive a discount on both the North Carolina and national compensation reports. Please take the survey and share it widely with other nonprofits! Once we receive our copy of the final report, we will make it available to our network.
Save the Date for The Winston-Salem Foundation's Annual Luncheon! We hope you will join the HandsOn staff and thousands of your neighbors on  Wednesday, May 6th  for t he Foundation's 2020 Community Luncheon, always a wonderful gathering of diverse community members coming together to learn about emerging issues impacting Winston-Salem. Table sponsorship information will be mailed in early February, and individual seating registration will be available on their website in March. Stay tuned for more details on what is always a great experience!
Employment Opportunities
Arts For Life, Executive Director Arts for Life is seeking a new Executive Director with a demonstrated commitment to organizational excellence to lead the organization and add to its exceptional 19-year history. Arts For Life is dedicated to supporting pediatric patients and families through arts education and engagement. By providing educational arts programs, Arts For Life enriches patients’ lives, nurtures their minds and spirits, and encourages positive healthcare experiences for children and their families. AFL currently serves children and their families in four chapter communities across North Carolina (Asheville, Charlotte, Durham, and Winston-Salem.) The new ED must have proven, significant, and successful organizational leadership experience and the ability to oversee fundraising, programs, and overall operations while working effectively with the board, leadership team, and community-based stakeholders. The position requires significant travel throughout North Carolina. Arts for Life’s administrative offices are currently located in Asheville; however, the organization is open to the possibility of the Executive Director being located in or near any one of its current chapter cities, including Winston-Salem.
The incoming ED will succeed Rachel Zink, who has led the organization since 2013. For a full position description and application details, including salary range, please visit their website.
Smart Start of Davie County, TWO Full-Time Positions! Smart Start of Davie County is looking to hire two full-time positions. The first is an Office Administrator and Early Childhood Resource Specialist that will oversee administrative duties for the office, serve as a resource for the Board of Directors, and support all of the administrative functions for their early education programs, with special focus on literacy programs for children age birth to five. The ideal candidate will have experience as an administrative assistant, the ability to work independently and collaboratively, have professional interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to prepare and analyze data, efficiently manage multiple tasks daily, be proficient in Microsoft Office software, and have a strong work ethic paired with discretion when dealing with confidential information. Bachelor’s degree recommended.

The second position will work full-time with families and children as a Parent Educator.  A bachelor’s degree in birth-kindergarten, early childhood, human services or a related field required. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience working with diverse populations, families and/or children birth to age five, demonstrated knowledge of early childhood development, and early childhood education. Computer competency required. A willingness to work some evenings and/or weekends, and have access to their own, reliable transportation are both necessities. Strong interpersonal skills crucial to success.

iCan House, Program Director The full-time Program Director works to ensure the smooth, safe, and effective functioning of all programs at the iCan House , and maintains trusting relationships with parents and members, while developing and leading a cohesive and collaborative team. The Program Director is part of the executive leadership team working closely with the Executive Director and the Office Manager to maintain program excellence and further their mission. The Program Director must be an energetic and positive leader, able to inspire others while bringing diverse populations together around a common cause and mission. The Program Director supervises all full-time and part-time program staff members and ensures quality performance through evaluation and ongoing observation and coaching. Knowledge of and familiarity with neuro-diverse populations, including autism spectrum and related communication disorders, are essential. For more details, please review the full position description on LinkedIn. To apply, send cover letter and resume to Kim Shufran, Executive Director.
World Relief Triad, TWO Positions Open The Program Services Director provides senior-level leadership and oversight of all client services at World Relief TriadUltimately, the Program Services Director helps assure quality, mission-aligned services while also working with the leadership team to define and implement strategic direction and goals. More info here

Meanwhile, the Immigration Legal Services Manager provides management and oversight of World Relief’s Immigration Legal Service in the Triad. This includes staff and intern supervision, grant and budget management, program implementation, interdepartmental collaboration, and coordination of services to foreign nationals. More info here.
CapDev, Part-Time Data Analytics Contractor Capital Development Services (CapDev) , a leading nonprofit consulting firm serving clients in the southeastern U.S., is seeking a data analytics specialist for a part-time contract position. CapDev provides experienced counsel to assist nonprofit clients with feasibility studies, development assessments, capital campaign planning and implementation, and executive searches. Data analytics is an important component of their firm’s client service model. For more details, please visit their website.
Crosby Scholars, Director of Development Crosby Scholars , a HandsOn Supporting Partner which works to assist public middle and high school students in Forsyth County in preparing themselves for successful college enrollment, is looking for a new Director of Development. This full-time, salaried position will: develop and implement a strategy for raising funding for the organization; be the primary point of contact for the 2021 Campaign working towards a $7 million goal; and, in conjunction with the Development Committee, create and execute the annual development plan, which includes the Crosby Scholars Invitational Golf Tournament, personal solicitations, and grant writing. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who uses data to drive informed decisions for the team. For more details, please see the full position description on their website . To apply, submit a resume to the attention of Mona Lovett , President and CEO, Crosby Scholars Program. The goal is to have the position filled by early 2020.
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Executive Vice President of Administration and Programs The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust , a HandsOn Funding Partner , has an exciting and newly added opportunity for an Executive Vice President of Programs & Administration. In this leadership role, you will have the opportunity to work with the President directing the daily operations of the Trust to meet the strategic vision and mission. If you are an engaged leader who believes in the importance of growing your team members while living out the mission on a daily basis, then they want to talk to you! For a full position description, please visit their website . The Trust has engaged myHR Partner to manage the hiring process. Applicants who meet the initial qualifications will be contacted for a video interview. All applicants can check the status of their application by logging on to the myHR Partner web portal and logging on to your personal profile in the Job Postings area.
NEWS YOU CAN USE!
April Set as Global Volunteer Month; National Volunteer Week is
April 19-25th!

Join us and the rest of the Points of Light Global Affiliate Network during the month of April to celebrate the impact of volunteer service in communities across the globe, and the extraordinary power of volunteers to be a force that transforms the world!

  • Global Volunteer Month: April 2020 will mark the first global celebration of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger, more vibrant communities, and take action that changes the world. You can learn more and access a handy toolkit online.

  • National Volunteer Week: April 19-25 is set for the 2020 annual celebration of service in the United States. Each year, the week provides an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve, recognizing and thanking volunteers who lend their time, talent and voice to make a difference in their communities. We know that many of you use this week to recognize your own nonprofits' volunteers; that's why we scheduled our Governor's Volunteer Service Awards Breakfast for the 28th--the week after. :) You can download logos for your own use and another handy toolkit here.
Don't Be Fooled on April 1st!
Be Ready for Census Day!

As many of you know, HandsOn NWNC has been active within the Nonprofit Subcommittee of the Forsyth County Complete Count Coalition to make sure that all of the nonprofits in our network are ready to make sure their staff, clients, and other stakeholders are ready to Get Out the Count on April 1st--Census Day! The more people participate, the more it benefits our communities, and nonprofits are instrumental in spreading the word, since we are often "trusted ambassadors" within communities that are traditionally under-counted. (Did you know that the most under-counted group are children, aged 0 to 5?) Here are some more resources to help make sure that you're fully prepared for Census Day!

· Forsyth Futures has created a special microsite JUST for Forsyth County to help us all be ready for the Census. This site will contain constantly updated data and maps where folks that don't have internet at home can go to complete their Census information. We are grateful for the lead that our friends at Forsyth Futures have taken to create this customized resource, and to WFDD which ran a story about it last week!

·    NC Counts Coalition ’s Census 101 video (in English and Spanish ) explores Census basics, why a complete count matters, and more. The U.S. Census Bureau’s short video can help explain to your clients, staff, and volunteers how to properly complete the Census.

Make sure you are prepared now, since the first Census letters will start landing in local mailboxes NEXT WEEK!
NEWS FROM AROUND OUR NETWORK
Amy was honored to be asked to participate in this panel discussion with her fellow capacity-building leaders from across the state. The conversation will focus on emerging trends and issues facing nonprofits throughout North Carolina. While geared towards an internal High Point University audience, she'll be more than happy to add you to the guest list if you'd like to attend the event, which will be held on campus the evening of March 18th . Please email her to let her know!
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