Volume 14, Issue 4| April 2021
The Nonprofit Connection
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Welcome to "The Pollening" of April! In addition to the vast yellowing of our great state, April also brings with it #GlobalVolunteerMonth, a month-long celebration of the importance of volunteers across not just the US, but around the world.

As part of Points of Light's Global Affiliate Network, we're pleased to participate by highlighting our own local stories of volunteer impact during April. I hope you've been seeing (and sharing!) the highlights from our 2021 Forsyth County Governor's Volunteer Service Award nominees that we've been featuring on our social media channels. These profiles started last week, and will continue until May 5th--the day before we announce our GVSA winners during an event that will be livestreamed on our Facebook page starting at noon on May 6th! The event will feature stories directly from our winners, and promises to be a great way to spend your lunch hour!

While we hope you plan to join us for that event, we also want to encourage you to go ahead TODAY and vote for your favorite volunteer to win the People's Choice Award--the voting is open at The Winston-Salem Journal's website until midnight TONIGHT (if you're reading this on the day in came out--Monday, April 12th.) Sponsorships for the awards are still available, and you can also make a donation in honor of our nominees (or your own favorite volunteer) on our website, or by texting "FC-GVSA" to 44-321. We will send a handwritten thank you card both to you *and* to your honoree as well.

Another way that we're honoring Global Volunteer Month is by encouraging and supporting organizations as they work to infuse equity into their volunteer pool, including their board members. Even if you missed our Project Blueprint Board Training Series info session last week, never fear--there is still time to sign up before the five weekly sessions begin May 4th! Then there's our HandsOn Board Leadership Development workshop on April 20th and 27th with Karl Yena. And, coming up later this month, we'll be hosting a one-time workshop on Creating Equitable Environments for Volunteers on Friday, April 23rd. Space is limited for that session, so we hope you'll sign up soon!

We know that National Volunteer Week (April 18-24) and Global Volunteer Month are busy days for our partners as well, as you work to recognize how volunteers have stepped up and stayed engaged with your mission in new and different ways throughout the pandemic. If you need some ideas on how to honor National Volunteer Week in your own shop, Points of Light has created a whole toolkit for you to use!

This time of year always reminds me how lucky and blessed I am to do this work of supporting volunteers and nonprofits each and every day, backed by an amazing team of fantastic staff and board members. I hope you're feeling the volunteer love this month as well, even as we all sneeze together through April!

Yours in Service,

Executive Director
HandsOn NWNC

Ed note: We're always on the lookout for guest columnists in future newsletter! Do you want to share your love of HandsOn with our network? Then please let Amy know!
Sign Up for Project Blueprint Board Leadership Training TODAY!
Tuesdays, May 4th - June 1st
9 am to Noon
Location: Zoom

Join us for our of our premier volunteer leadership development experiences, our Project Blueprint Board Leadership Series! Designed to train and match BIPOC community leaders with nonprofits boards, each session features two guest speakers and covers a variety of topics that are essential for successful board service. The content closely follows the content of Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards, published by BoardSource, a nationally recognized organization dedicated to increasing nonprofit board governance. 

Each session meets from 9 am to Noon on four consecutive Tuesdays in May. The fifth session, on June 1st, will be a "speed dating" event designed to match our Project Blueprint graduates with local nonprofits. We've adapted these highly successful and popular events to be effective in the Zoom environment.

Cost: $75/person and is due by May 4th! If payment is a barrier to this program, please don't hesitate to contact us. 

Spaces Still Available for FREE Organizational Assessments!
Now that we are emerging out from the pandemic, NOW is the time to envision what a "better normal" might look like in the future for your organization. And HandsOn has two programs that can help you do just that!

With the financial support of the Clemmons Community Foundation, we have funding to offer our transformative Organizational Assessment program for FREE(!!!) to organizations located in or serving the residents of Lewisville and Clemmons.  We know that many of you are using your experience in the pandemic not just as an inflection point, but a *reflection* point, and our organizational assessment process can help you do just that. Starting with an online assessment taken by staff, board members, and/or other leadership volunteers, the assessment process provides a “snapshot” of an organization’s health so that your team can make strategic decisions going forward. After completing the online assessment, your organization will be matched with a consultant who will facilitate a half-day session to help you interpret your results, identify top priorities, and devise a plan for next steps--everything you'll need to make sure that your organization comes out of COVID-19 stronger than ever! Don't miss out on this rare and timely opportunity!

HandsOn Board Training:
Leadership Development
Tuesday, April 20th, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Tuesday, April 27th, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Zoom

Taught by one of our most popular instructors, this class is geared towards board members who are in leadership positions or who are moving towards leadership roles on nonprofit boards as officers or committee chairs. Topics covered 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. For the greatest impact from this training, full boards or multiple board members from the same nonprofit are encouraged to attend.

Karl Yena retired from RJR Nabisco, Inc. as Director of Worldwide Organization Development & Training, where he served over 20 years as a senior level manager providing consulting services to RJR corporate and operating company management on a national and international (over 30 countries) basis in the areas of strategic and operational planning, organizational analysis, staffing structure, training and leadership development. Now in his "second act," Karl works annually with over 100 nonprofits in North Carolina. He provides on-going mentoring/coaching to several current Executive Directors and assistance to municipalities, churches, civic organizations/associations, and non-profits in a wide variety of governance and functional areas.

Cost: $50 for Supporting Partners, $60 for all others

Not sure if your organization is a Supporting Partner? Please check Join/Give Now on our website or call 336-724-2866. If payment is a barrier to your organization's participation in this program, please contact us. We want to ensure that small, grassroots organizations and those led by people of color can benefit from these sessions.

2020-2021 Nonprofit Essentials:
Program Evaluation OR Advanced Program Evaluation
CHOOSE ONE (Both are offered in two parts:)
Program Evaluation
Wednesday, April 21, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Wednesday, April 28, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: Zoom
Advanced Program Evaluation
Thursday, April 22, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Thursday, April 29, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: Zoom

Program evaluation--you know you love it!! :) Program evaluation is not just for grant applications and reports, but a key process to ensure that your organization is spending precious and limited resources in the most effective and efficient way. This month, we're offering an advanced session for those that have already taken this class, or for others who want to take their program evaluation skills to the next level.

Our Program Evaluation--held on consecutive Wednesdays--is an interactive, engaging class (no, it is!!) that explores different evaluation models and lead you through the process of designing an approach to measure programs, create meaningful measures, collect and analyze data, generate a report, and communicate results to document impact, improve services, and support fundraising efforts.

The Advanced Program Evaluation class--held on consecutive Thursdays--recognizes the varied and complex ways that evaluation can be approached within nonprofits. If you’ve explored or even practiced evaluation already, go a step deeper with this class. Come with a program in mind that would benefit from a new or improved evaluation strategy! Leave with stronger evaluative thinking skills, practical tools you can use, and concrete ideas for improvement. 

Both sessions will be led by Lori Fuller. After more than 20 years at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, focused on evaluation and learning, Lori launched Fuller Impact, a consulting firm to support 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. Her combination of knowledge and skills are unique, and her approach is flexible. Lori is a Truman Scholar, a national program for those headed towards a career in public service, and has an MSW from the University of North Carolina as well as an MBA from Wake Forest University. Lori is also a certified master practitioner in Emergent Learning through Fourth Quadrant Partners.

Nonprofit Essentials is a monthly series of 10 classes designed to provide the "essentials" needed by nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteer leaders to be successful in the sector. Classes can be taken individually, or as a full series, which can be started at any time. Offered in partnership with Wake Forest University's Office of Civic and Community Engagement for more than a decade, the classes are taught primarily by Wake Forest University staff, faculty, and alums. For the 2020-2021 season, all classes will be held online and divided into two weekly consecutive two-hour sessions to avoid the very real "Zoom fatigue!"

Visit our website to find out more about the full series, including dates for remaining sessions and ADDITIONAL "advanced" sessions for some topics.

Cost: $50 for Supporting Partners, $60 for all others
Full Series: $450 for SPs, $550 for all others (the series can be started with any class)

Not sure if your organization is a Supporting Partner? Please check Join/Give Now on our website or call 336-724-2866. If payment is a barrier to your organization's participation in this program, please contact us. We want to ensure that small, grassroots organizations and those led by people of color can benefit from these sessions.

NEW! VMTS Supplement:
Creating Equitable Environments for Volunteers
Friday, April 23rd, 9:00 am to 11:30 am
Location: Zoom

Based on extensive research gathered over the past two years, we've developed this volunteer management training session to help organizations find ways to help ensure that their volunteer programs are equity-infused and welcoming to all. The course will provide interactive activities that will allow participants to start putting the ideas included in our research into action within volunteer programs. Participants will explore why such work is necessary, be able to articulate the benefits of creating a culture of belonging within their program, examine various methods for building equitable environments, and be provided with further resources to support them in this journey.

Offered in March as a "bonus", seventh session as part of our Volunteer Management Training Series, we're offering it again this month as a stand-alone class for those who are specifically interested in this new topic. The session will be co-facilitated by: Amy Lytle, HandsOn's Executive Director; Dr. Sharee Fowler, Salem College professor; and Vanessa Miller, CAVNC, Marketing Services Manager for Goodwill Industries of NWNC, and current board member of both our local Piedmont Regional Association of Volunteer Administrators and the statewide North Carolina Association of Volunteer Administration.

Cost: $45 for Supporting Partners, $55 for all others

Not sure if your organization is a Supporting Partner? Please check Join/Give Now on our website or call 336-724-2866. If payment is a barrier to your organization's participation in this program, please contact us. We want to ensure that small, grassroots organizations and those led by people of color can benefit from these sessions.

FREE Youth Advocacy 101 Workshop!
Wednesday, April 28, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Zoom

At the request of our Youth Engagement Coalition partners, we've organized this session to provide a basic introduction to advocacy for individuals 18 and under. Topics discussed will include what is/is not advocacy, how can youth get involved in advocacy, and basic tools to start advocating. This class is limited to 25 people and is expected to fill quickly!

Deb Marke, Assistant Director, Advocacy and Social Justice for Wake Forest University's Office of Civic and Community Engagement has deep experience in helping young people find and exercise their voice on issues that matter most to them. This session is also part of our celebration of Global Youth Service Day and Global Volunteer Month

COST: FREE!! but you'll need to register for the Zoom link and space is limited!!


Forsyth County Governor's Volunteer Service Awards, May 6!
Thursday, May 6th
Facebook Live

While we are sad we can't honor our nominees and winners at our traditional breakfast yet again this year, we're excited to move forward with our virtual recognition of our nominees and winners. Last year, our virtual recognition engaged more than 2,000 people with our nominees and their stories!!Starting last week, we've been highlighting each of our nominees on both Facebook (@handson.nwnc) and Instagram (@Handson_nwnc). Also, today is the LAST DAY to vote for the People's Choice Award-- please go vote, so that your favorite nominee is sure to be a winner!

Even with a virtual event, we can't continue to give out these awards without your support. Sponsors are still needed to help make even this virtual recognition happen. Event, "table" sponsorships, and individual sponsorships are all still available. With the wide reach our virtual event enjoyed last year, sponsorship is still a great way to show your support of the vital services that volunteers have continued to provide to our community throughout 2020! Individual sponsorship--the equivalent of purchasing an individual "ticket" to our traditional breakfast--is also available. You can also also make a donation in honor of a volunteer by texting "FC-GVSA" to 44-321.

2020-2021 Nonprofit Essentials:
Advocacy and Communication
Thursday, May 20th, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Thursday, May 27th, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: Zoom

You're heard again and again--we all need to do a better job in telling our stories, especially as those stories changed over the course of the pandemic. But with whom should we be sharing? Our stories of impact deserve to be heard not just by our friends, neighbors, and funders--but by our elected officials as well. As the experts "on the ground," nonprofits need to 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 communication efforts, and how to address related legal, ethical and tax issues.  

The course is taught by Barbara Lentz, an innovative advisor, teacher, and attorney who has been active in the nonprofit and philanthropy sector her entire career.  Barbara brings real life experiences and scenarios to her work, advising nonprofits to think creatively and work collaboratively to solve problems.  She teaches classes in nonprofits, entrepreneurship, art law, contracts, and communications, and earned both the Jurist Excellence in Teaching and Innovative Teaching Awards for teaching in higher education. Barbara serves on nonprofit and social enterprise boards, including the National Advisory Council of the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, and co-founded the Forsyth Backpack Program, which partners with public schools and local nonprofits to provide supplemental food to food insecure children in the community.  She is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Michigan Law School. 
Nonprofit Essentials is a monthly series of 10 classes designed to provide the "essentials" needed by nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteer leaders to be successful in the sector. Classes can be taken individually, or as a full series, which can be started at any time. Offered in partnership with Wake Forest University's Office of Civic and Community Engagement for more than a decade, the classes are taught primarily by Wake Forest University staff, faculty, and alums. For the 2020-2021 season, all classes will be held online and divided into two weekly consecutive two-hour sessions to avoid the very real "Zoom fatigue!"

Visit our website to find out more about the full series, including dates for remaining sessions and NEW "advanced" sessions for some topics.

Cost: $50 for Supporting Partners, $60 for all others
Full Series: $450 for SPs, $550 for all others (the series can be started with any class)

Not sure if your organization is a Supporting Partner? Please check Join/Give Now on our website or call 336-724-2866. If payment is a barrier to your organization's participation in this program, please contact us. We want to ensure that small, grassroots organizations and those led by people of color can benefit from these sessions.

BIPOC ED Roundtable:
May Meeting
Thursday, May 20, 3 pm to 5 pm
Location: Zoom

After a successful planning and visioning meeting in March, the BIPOC ED Roundtable will again convene in May, following an every-other-month schedule for the rest of 2021. If you were unable to attend last month's meeting, but would like to share your ideas for future topics and format, please take this brief survey.

The purpose of the Roundtable is to share information and resources that help BIPOC leaders of nonprofits develop and support each other. Joy Wiliams, of Hope To Thrive, is serving as the volunteer leader of the Roundtable. Look for more details about the May meeting in next month's newsletter.

COST: FREE!! but you'll need to register for the Zoom link!

Training Opportunities
"Race and Equity in Volunteering: From Lived Experience to Leadership," a Listen. Learn. Act to End Racism webinar, Wednesday, April 21st, 1 pm to 3:30 pm, FREE! Join Points of Light and Morehouse College for this next installment of their Listen. Learn. End to Act Racism discussion series, “Race and Equity in Volunteering: From Lived Experience to Leadership.” Volunteers support and represent work in every aspect of our social fabric, providing essential support, enriching our communities and cultural life, and taking action where change is needed. However, volunteerism can also reinforce patterns of power and privilege that uphold systemic racism. In this conversation, the audience will learn how to recognize volunteer activities and patterns that perpetuate inequities, how to thoughtfully engage community, and ultimately, how volunteer engagement, when designed well, can be a part of supporting an end to racial inequity and social injustice. Registration required.
"Even Better Meetings," a Third Space Studio webinar, Thursday, April 22nd, 1 pm to 4 pm, $300 Are you looking for ways to improve your meetings? Join Third Space Studio for a half-day of training, conversation, and activity created to boost your foundational facilitation skills and dive deeper into outcomes selection and meeting design application. In addition to the training, all registrants will receive: 
  • one hour of personalized one-on-one coaching
  • three intro videos covering their "secret sauce", the facilitator role, and our facilitation process
  • a free copy of their Better Meetings e-book and,
  • a copy of their new meeting design tool - a step-by-step visual guide to help you refine meeting outcomes and identify the tactics that will best support your design. 
Have a group of 3 or more interested? Ask us about their group discount! More details and registration are online.
Join HandsOn Staff at the VIRTUAL 2021 Points of Light Conference! Scheduled for July 14th-16th, this year’s online conference experience promises a dynamic array of inspirational moments and content relevant to the ever-evolving world over volunteerism that we are navigating together. Registration for the conference opened last week with early registration savings. Hold these dates on your calendar today and prepare for an exciting virtual conference experience! Learn more and register today!
Funding Opportunities
Winston-Salem Foundation Expanding Capacity-Building Grants for DEI Initiatives! To demonstrate their support for learning opportunities that can strengthen efforts to build racial equity, The Winston-Salem Foundation has announced that nonprofits are now able to have two Capacity-Building Grants open concurrently if one of the grants is for diversity, equity, and inclusion training or coaching. You can learn more here, and please reach out to April Durr with questions or ideas!
Lowes Grants Supports Community Projects! In celebration of their 100th anniversary, Lowe’s 100 Hometowns grants will provide funds to 100 towns nationwide for community projects. Eligible projects include community spaces (such as parks or youth centers), housing, cultural preservation, and area revitalization. Learn more on their website. But hurry--the deadline to apply is April 19th!
Funding Available for Organizations Led by Young Women, Trans, and Queer youth of Color! The Own Our Power Fund builds stronger reproductive and gender justice movements by increasing the power, agency, and self-determination that young women, trans, and queer youth of color have over their organizations. The fund currently makes two-year grants to build communities’ leadership development, financial sustainability, self-representation, and strategic communications capacities. 10-12 grants of $25,000 per year for 2 years will be awarded. Learn more on their website. The deadline to apply is April 31st!
Other Opportunities
Request an Intern from the NC COVID-19 Student Response Corps! This is the second year that Lead for North Carolina at the UNC School of Government and the NC Office of Strategic Partnerships have come together to sponsor the NC COVID-19 Student Response Corps, which places students in government and nonprofit internships to support COVID-19 response and other efforts. Of the more than 2,000 responses to a recent statewide nonprofit survey, nearly 1,000 shared that a student intern would be helpful to their organization. In 2020, the Response Corps placed approximately 130 students across North Carolina. To request an intern, complete the intern request form. The information will automatically be included in a public database shared with colleges, universities, and others. Students use the database to identify internships they are interested in and apply directly to host organizations. Please direct questions to covidinterns@osbm.nc.gov. 
Nominations Now Open for the Seven Under Seventy Awards! Senior Services, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, is working with the Winston-Salem Journal for their sixth annual 7 Over Seventy Awards. Please make plans to nominate special people over the age of seventy who have made a significant impact on our community. Nominations opened TODAY (April 12th) and continue through May 14th. Visit here for more information or to nominate a deserving senior. 
WSFCS Hosting Virtual Career Fair on April 17th! If you, a family member, or one of your clients is interested in a career in education, make plans to attend this virtual career fair. Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School principals, executive directors and hiring managers will be available via video chat during the event. Open positions and roles include: administrative, teaching, counseling, experienced data management, human resources , facilities, finance, transportation, technology, student and instructional services roles. The WS/FCS Virtual Spring Career Fair will take place on Saturday, April 17 from 9:00am – 12:00pm via the virtual platform Brazen.
Employment Opportunities
ABC of NC, Development Associate and Volunteer Manager ABC of NC, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, is a not-for-profit private center and research-based provider of diagnostic, therapeutic and educational services for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. This full-time position will oversee the development department database; administer, direct, and grow the volunteer/internship program; provide administrative and programmatic support to the development team; and assist with marketing, communications, and fundraising efforts as requested. Salary range is $32-38K, with full benefits. To view the full position description and apply online, please visit their website.
Piedmont Environmental Alliance, Marketing and Events Coordinator (Part-Time) PEA, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, is seeking a part-time Marketing & Events Coordinator to manage their on- and offline marketing efforts and coordinate key events for the organization. They're looking for a motivated and detail-oriented applicant, who is excited to work as part of a small and impactful team. This is a part-time position for 25 hours per week (with potential for additional hours as resources allow). The salary range is $20,000 - $24,000/annually. To apply, please submit your resume and a detailed cover letter explaining why this opportunity is exciting to you to and be sure to reference “Marketing & Events Coordinator” in the subject line. The deadline to apply is April 30!
SECU Family House, Director of Development SECU Family House, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, is looking for a new person to work closely with the ED to serve as the chief development officer. This person is responsible for directing all fundraising strategies that will attract the resources necessary to ensure an annual balanced budget and support reserve growth. CapDev, a HandsOn Consulting Partner, is assisting in the search, and you can learn more on their website.
Wake Forest University, Community Action Coalition VISTA Members Our friends at the Office of Civic & Community Engagement at Wake Forest University are currently accepting applications for their 2021-22 AmeriCorps VISTA cohort, the Winston-Salem Community Action Coalition (WSCAC). AmeriCorps*VISTA members are placed in full-time, capacity-building roles with community organizations throughout Winston-Salem. Focused on poverty alleviation, VISTA members work in the areas of educational equity, economic empowerment, and health and food justice. AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a variety of benefits while they serve their community including student loan forbearance, funding for past or future education, a living stipend, and professional development. Individuals interested in learning more about AmeriCorps are invited to watch this 30-minute webinar overviewing opportunities for national service, benefits, and the WSCAC.
Interested candidates can learn more about the Winston-Salem Community Action Coalition here. Applications are being accepted now through July 1st, on a rolling basis for an August 2nd start date. Have question or need more information? Please contact Maggie Latta-Milord, WSCAC VISTA Leader.
Kaleideum, Multiple Positions Kaleideum is seeking to fill two different positions. The first is a full-time Manager of Learning who will oversee virtual and in-person education program creation and delivery at Kaleideum, create a strategy for continued support of formal education through virtual and other learning methods, and build and leverage relationships to create strong ties and connections with school systems and formal educators in our local community and region. This position is critical as they strive to determine how the museum will support teachers, classrooms, schools, and student learning needs moving forward in a post-Covid-19 environment. The Salary is $35,568 annually, with a benefits package including medical and dental coverage, STD, life insurance, PTO, flexible spending account and other benefits available. To apply, please email your resume.

Visitor Services Specialists are part-time staffers responsible for enhancing guest experiences by providing efficient, superior customer service to internal and external customers while promoting the
mission of the Museum. Duties include, greeting and orienting visitors, ensuring safety and security, cleaning and disinfecting exhibits and props, selling and processing admission and membership transactions, and providing visitor information and support in a manner designed to ensure a positive
visitor experience at the museum. Pay is $10 per hour, 11-20 hours per week, and requires weekends and some holidays. To apply, please submit a museum application and resume to Precious Brayboy.
Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods, Training Coordinator Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods is seeking a Training Coordinator to ensure the effective delivery of training and technical assistance to residents, grantees, institutions and/or all NBN Strengthening Neighborhoods Training participants. The Coordinator evaluates the effectiveness of the training and technical assistance and implements efforts to enhance their quality and the capacity of staff, residents and/or volunteers to effectively deliver them. No salary information was provided, and a full position description was not available. To express interest, please email your resume to Latoya Robinson, Executive Director.
NC Counts Coalition, Healthier Together Health Action Network, Multiple Positions NC Counts has been awarded funding by NCDHHS to lead Healthier Together, an initiative intended to advance health equity and drive an equitable distribution of vaccines that increases vaccination rates among BIPOC communities. Open positions include a Senior Director, 6 Regional Health Equity Field Directors (located across the state), as well as 6 Regional Operations Managers. View their individual position descriptions for more details and application instructions.
Salem Academy & College, Development Officer for Health Leadership The Development Officer for Health Leadership at Salem Academy & College will manage a substantial prospect portfolio of individual donors, corporations, and foundations whose gifts and grants will directly impact the development of Salem’s distinctive curricular and co-curricular focus in Health Leadership. Responsibilities will include researching and identifying prospects with interests and inclinations toward the focus, engaging these prospects through phone calls, remote meetings, face to face meetings, invitations to campus, and introductions to faculty, students and administrators. The Development Officer will work in conjunction with the Office of Institutional Advancement to further the direction, planning, implementation, and evaluation of philanthropy-related activities under the supervision of the Senior Director of Development. CapDev, a HandsOn Consulting Partner, is assisting in the search, and you can learn more on their website.
FOX8 Segment Highlights HandsOn NWNC and the Kimberly Park Community Garden!

As part of our relationship with The Winston-Salem Foundation, HandsOn was honored to be featured on FOX8 late last month, enjoying the rare chance to talk about our work to the wider public. Rosa Johnson (pictured, left, photo credit: Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust) graciously allowed us to film the interview with Amy at the Kimberly Park Community Garden, which she founded. This gave Amy the perfect opportunity to talk about how HandsOn supports and recognizes community volunteer leaders like Rosa--she is one of our Governor's Volunteer Service Award nominees, and we're also excited to announce that she'll be receiving a Daily Point of Light Award this month as well!


IRS Issues Guidance on
Retained Employee Tax Credit

While most nonprofits now understand and have taken advantage of the Paycheck Protection Program, and others are now navigating the newly-opened Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, many have not yet fully examined the possibilities of taking advantage of the Expanded Employee Retention Tax Credit.

Since the ERTC is a refundable tax credit, many nonprofits may be eligible for if:
  • They partially or fully shut down operations when pandemic restrictions went into place; or 
  • They had a decline in revenue. For 2020, nonprofits must have had a 50% drop in revenue for any quarter compared to the same quarter in the previous year. For 2021, nonprofits can access the ERTC if they had a 20% drop in revenue.

Earlier this month, the IRS issued guidance on how to calculate and claim this credit for the first two calendar quarters of 2021. The new guidance covers the changes that were incorporated into the end-of 2021 COVID relief act, but they have not yet issued guidance that covers the changes included in American Rescue Plan Act. If you think your organization is eligible or any of these programs, we encourage you to reach out to your accounting or auditing team to learn more about how to take advantage of these opportunities at a time when we all could use more financial support. (As a reminder, the second-round of PPP applications is due May 31st--don't delay, as the funds are given out on a first-come, first-served basis!)

The National Council of Nonprofits has an excellent analysis of the ways the ERTC could help nonprofits. In addition, our friends at the NC Center for Nonprofits is sponsoring a workshop on April 14th at 10 am to help you learn more!
Many Leaders from HandsOn's Network Recognized in the Triad's 2021 "40 Leaders Under 40" Awards!

We were excited to note that quite a few of the 2021 honorees of The Triad Business Journal's 40 Leaders Under 40 awards had current or former connections with HandsOn and our local network. Hearty congratulations go out to Emily Averill from Truliant, a HandsOn Supporting Partner (Emily has also served with Amy on the Women's Fund of Winston-Salem's board of directors;) Elizabeth Freeze, a Women's Emerging Leaders alumnae and currently with Junior Achievement of the Triad; former HandsOn board member Sonny Haynes, an attorney with Womble Bond Dickinson (US); Ashley Hooker of LAMBERT Architecture + Interiors, who helped us on our search for new office space; Dale Pennington, Executive Director of Korner's Folly, a long-time Supporting Partner; Tiffany Waddell Tate, CEO/Founder of Career Maven Consulting, who has worked with numerous members of our network; and Magalie Yacinth, the director of HUSTLE Winston-Salem, who has been active in our ED Roundtable. It is gratifying to see the caliber of leadership within our network recognized within our wider community, and it is an honor work with leaders like these each and every day. Thank you for all you do!
Jonathan Halsey Returns to
The Winston-Salem Foundation!

While HandsOn enjoyed continuing to work with Jonathan Halsey during his tenure at EMCArts, we are equally excited to welcome him back to the Winston-Salem Foundation this month in the role of Philanthropic Advisor. He will be working closely with donors, professional advisors, and nonprofits on new fund development, engaging charitable partnerships, and building diverse relationships. Jonathan worked at WSF for 11 years before serving as managing director at EmcArts for almost three years. We'll all be happy to see him more in our network!
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