Volume 12, Issue 2 | February 2019
The Nonprofit Connection
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As I type on this 70ish degree day, it's hard to believe that it's February--and not, say, April. But that's also because our level of programming starts to speed up in February, as we look ahead to our largest event of the year, the Governor's Volunteer Service Awards breakfast on April 17th , and programs like our next Service Enterprise cohort, Project Blueprint , and Building Capacity for Measurement get underway in earnest for the new year. I hope you saw the email calling for nominations for the Governor's Volunteer Service Awards , and the application deadline for Project Blueprint, which is coming up next week on February 15th! We've got lots of irons in the fire as our spring programming heats up--just like the weather!!

In looking back to January, however, we were honored by all of those who came out to support our 10th Annual MLK Day of Service "Read-In" event , held on January 19th at Wake Forest University. Kierra McClintock, a VISTA member with WFU's Pro Humantite Institute knocked the organizing for this event out of the park, and I hope you were able to check out the photo album on our Facebook page (Not following us on FB? YOU SHOULD! It's where you'll get first notice of all kinds of special goodies, as well as any possible weather-related delays or changes to programming.) Many thanks as well to our core partners with Winston-Salem State University. Together with Salem Academy and College's Day of Service the Friday before our Read-In, as well as the City of Winston-Salem's Helping Hands Day on the same day, more than 500 volunteers were mobilized at dozens of service sites across our community--one of the largest single-weekend service events we've ever helped organize!

Looking forward to seeing you at the breakfast on April 17th--if not before!

Yours in Service,

Amy Lytle
Executive Director
HandsOn NWNC
2019 Forsyth County Governor's Volunteer Service Awards
Co-presented by The Winston-Salem Journal , Salem College , United Way of Forsyth County , and HandsOn NWNC, the Forsyth County Governor's Volunteer Service Awards allow local servant leaders to be recognized on a larger stage. Do you know an individual or group of people who have given substantial amounts of their time and talent to help others in the community? If so, they could be eligible for one or more of seventeen categories resulting in special recognition at our celebratory breakfast on April 17 th !  

While we will still be working closely with our friends at The Winston-Salem Journal, the initial nomination process is being run by the North Carolina Governor's Office this year. Everyone is encouraged to submit their nomination(s) online but, if special accommodations are needed, please feel free to reach out to Brittney .  

As is often the case each year, some popular categories have been eliminated while others have been reinstated. We feel that this, in combination with the new online submission process, calls for some 2019 Forsyth County GVSA Information Sessions. While attendance at an information session is not a prerequisite for submitting a nomination, it is highly encouraged, especially for first-time nominators . Regulations that only apply to Forsyth County, tips for submitting a more effective nomination, and questions from session attendees will also be discussed. We would love for you to join us at one of the following:

 Information Session Option I : Tuesday, February 12th- 12:00-1:00 pm
        Winston-Salem Foundation, Pfefferkorn, Third Floor
Information Session Option 2 : Wednesday, February 13th- 4:30-5:30 pm
   Winston-Salem Foundation, Neill, Third Floor
Nominations will be accepted through midnight on Friday, March 1st . (The January 31st deadline that is displayed on the NC Governor's Office website does not apply to Forsyth County). Please keep in mind that, due to the high volume of nominations that are submitted in Forsyth County, nominators may only submit one individual and/or one group/team nomination. Category Winners will be announced at the 2019 Forsyth County Governor's Volunteer Service Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, April 17th, at Bridger Field House .  

Register to attend the most inspirational, feel-good event of the year!

2019 Project Blueprint Application Deadline
Friday, February 15th, 5:00 pm

Applications are still being accepted for Project Blueprint , the board leadership program designed to facilitate the participation of underrepresented groups on nonprofit boards and committees. However, the deadline is quickly approaching! Don't miss the opportunity to attend a series of ten quality training sessions that provide an overview of the role and operations of nonprofit boards to help develop the skills needed to become a successful board member.

COST: $75 per person

Winter Peer Philanthropy Network Meeting
Tuesday, February 12th, 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 three times per year to share practical information and is a great opportunity to meet other nonprofit staff involved in similar work while exploring concerns and discussing effective solutions.

We'll be discussing chapters 9 & 10 of Kim Klein's book, Fundraising For Social Change. 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!


Nonprofit Finance Officers Meeting
Thursday, February 14th, 8:00-9:00 am
Location: 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem-- 3rd floor, Carter Conference Room ( see map )

Are you a Finance Officer for a nonprofit? Don't miss this opportunity to share ideas, tips, trends and best practices with your nonprofit peers! The group meets three times per year to share practical information and is a way to meet other nonprofit staff involved in similar work while exploring concerns and discussing effective solutions. This quarter's topic is "Current Economic & Fiscal Conditions and Impact(s) on Existing & Future Budgets."

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


Nonprofit Essentials 2018-2019:
 Fund Development
Thursday, February 21st, Noon-4:30 pm
Location: 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem-- 3rd floor, Neill Board Room ( see map )

This popular course is designed to meet the real-world needs and challenges nonprofit organizations face every day in relation to fundraising. It is taught in an active learning style and includes case studies and a take-away project, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable. The course offers a complete overview of the development function, featuring the most current information and techniques, and will provide an overview of skills, strategies and program components for individuals with zero to four years of fundraising experience.  

The course is taught by Michelle Speas , who brings over 20 years’ experience in Japan, Africa and the United States to her executive leadership, including her current role as Chief Development and Public Relations Officer a t Family Services , one of the Triad’s largest nonprofit organizations.

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.

Nonprofit Essentials 2018-2019 : Collaboration
Thursday, March 21st, Noon-4:30 pm
Location: 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem--
3rd floor ( 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 class will be taught by T. Sharee Fowler, PhD , Assistant Professor and Director of the Arts Management and Not-for-Profit Management and Community Leadership Programs at Salem College . Sharee has twenty years of experience in advancing 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 ! (The cost is $550 for all others.) Payment plans are available. All classes include a networking lunch and extensive take-home materials.

2019 Triad Nonprofit Town Hall & Advocacy Workshop
Friday, March 22nd, 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 offer nonprofit board and staff members an opportunity to talk with other nonprofit leaders and elected officials about some of the major policy issues facing North Carolina nonprofits in 2019. 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 & Sustainers/ $35 for all others 

Friday, March 22nd, 1:30-3:30 pm
Location: Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden
215 S. Main Street, Kernersville ( see map )

Held in conjunction with the Nonprofit Town Hall, the Advocacy Workshop will allow nonprofits to work in small groups to develop an advocacy strategy and plan for their organizations, as well as answer these important questions about lobbying and nonprofit advocacy:

  • What is lobbying?
  • Can nonprofits lobby?
  • How can I interact with my elected officials?
  • How can my organization weigh in on legislative actions that affect us?
  • What strategies are effective in talking with elected officials?
  • What difference will my voice make?
  • Can my Board of Directors be involved?
  • Will funders penalize my organization for advocacy efforts?

COST ( includes a meal ): $50 for Center Members & Sustainers/ $60 for all others 

Must Read: Chuck Kraft Scholarship Update
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. In appreciation of his exemplary service, we are pleased to offer this scholarship, which provides full tuition for one staff or board member currently working with a nonprofit that serves children and/or youth in Forsyth, Davie, Davidson, Stokes, Surry or Yadkin County, to attend the Nonprofit Essentials Certificate Program, Project Blueprint , Women's Emerging Leaders Program , or the Volunteer Management Training Series . (Previously, this scholarship was only applicable to the Nonprofit Essentials Program. Now, applicants may select the program of their choice!) HandsOn NWNC will award one scholarship per year, which will be announced during our Governor's Volunteer Service Awards breakfast.

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 with any questions. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 29th.

Training Opportunities
Employment Opportunities
Community Forum on Faith & Culture, February 9th, Union Baptist Church, FREE! Join numerous faith-based nonprofits, churches, and other neighborhood leaders for a dynamic forum during which they will discuss the important and challenging subjects of race, justice and walking in the way of Jesus. Beginning at 9:00am at Union Baptist Church , community partners and The Local Union and Forum Team members have developed a meaningful and reflective morning. All are welcome and encouraged to come for reflection and thoughtful conversations which could bring transformation to our city. A free Community lunch is limited to the first 400 people that register. This will be a time to engage with organizations on next step opportunities and to learn more about how to be involved in good work that is happening in our community. Register now
'Creating Awesome Email Newsletters' A Two-Part Webinar
Kivi Leroux Miller, Founder of NonprofitMarketingGuide.com, knows from years of researching nonprofit communications trends that nonprofits are spending a huge chunk of time creating their e-newsletters. If you are going to invest that kind of time into something, why not do it right? 'Creating Awesome Email Newsletters' is a two-part webinar series. You have two options to attend - sign up for just Part 1 for $119 or attend both webinars and learn e-newsletter strategies and design best practices for $199 .

  • Part 1: Strategies to Make the Most of Your E-Newsletter- Tues., February 19th; 1-2 pm
  • Part 2: Writing & Designing Great E-Newsletters- Thurs., February 21st; 1-2 pm

These are the only dates in 2019 this webinar series will be offered, so be sure to take advantage of Kivi's expertise!
'The Power of the Inbox,' Constant Contact workshop, February 22nd, 12:45 pm to 2:15 pm, Bermuda Run, $40 What is the first impression you give when they see you in their email inbox? And when they see you there, what do they do? This powerful seminar takes you step-by-step through the keys to effective email marketing. We'll learn what it really is (and isn't) and what it can do for your business. You'll walk away with five easy steps to harness the power of the inbox! This includes learning how to grow a healthy list, create great content, customize a mobile-friendly template that matches your brand, get people to open your email, and track your results. From revealing why regular email doesn't work, to insider tips and techniques like automated list building tools and the design elements that work (and those that don't!), this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective marketing you can do: email marketing. Join them!
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.

Sat, Feb 23 @ Crisis Control 8:30 am
(Registration required by 2/15)

Fri, Apr 5th @ Crisis Control 8:30 am
(Registration required by 3/29)

Fri, June 21 @ Crisis Control 8:30 am
(Registration required by 6/14)

Fri, Oct 18 @ Crisis Control 8:30 am
(Registration required by 10/11)
Racial Equity Institute Hosted by Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods Monday-Tuesday, March 11th & 12th, Knollwood Baptist Church. The Institute is designed to help leaders and organizations who want to proactively understand and address racism, both in their organization and in the community where the organization is working, and for those persons who are interested in understanding and eliminating racial inequities and disparities within our society. Can't attend in March? Additional dates have already been set for July. Register
Holistic Compassion Ministry Series Supports Faith-Based Neighborhood Work This series of workshops, organized by our friends at Love Out Loud (a HandsOn Supporting Partner ,) is designed to help churches, non-profits, community groups, & individuals to faithfully & holistically bear witness to Kin(g)dom of God in vulnerable & marginalized neighborhoods. Framed by Noel Castellano’s book, Where the Cross Meets the Streets , these sessions will create space for practitioners to learn, dialogue about, & wrestle with paradigm-shifting truths. Castellano’s contends that “the whole work of The Cross” calls people to demonstrate compassion, work for restoration & development of individuals AND distressed communities, & to confront injustice with love. Participants in the training will be given time-tested & biblical- tools to cultivate the spiritual vitality, theological depth, cultural intelligence, social consciousness, & historical awareness necessary to effectively transition from seasonal charity to sustained solidarity with the least, the last, and the lost. Click on the dates below for more info on each session:  
Thurs, Feb 14th Venture Cafe, 6 pm
Sat, Feb 23rd The SALTBOX, 10 am
Tues, Feb 26th The SALTBOX, 6:30 pm
Re:fresh and Ready Campaign Prep , a CapDev workshop, April 4th, NCSU. We all need time to refresh - both ourselves and our organizations. Register now to join CapDev for this popular one-day workshop in Raleigh, NC and give yourself the refresher you need to rethink and ready yourself and your organization for campaign preparations. CapDev experts will present insights and thoughtful dialogue, focused on relational philanthropy and innovative campaign thinking in an easy and relatable format. The class will take place from 9am - 4pm at Park Alumni Center on NC State University's Centennial Campus with easy parking. Cost is $119/person (current CapDev clients may attend at no cost), and includes a light breakfast beginning at 8:30 am, box lunch, and a workbook full of materials. Click here to reserve your seat at the workshop. Space is limited, and these workshops will sell out!
Other Opportunities
Applications for Z Smith Reynolds' Nonprofit Internship Program Now Open In 2011, to diversify the pool of aspiring, young nonprofit professionals, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation established a Non-Profit Internship Program (NPIP) to provide students with paid summer internships with organizations the Foundation supports. Their hope is that by removing financial constraints that might prevent students from gaining exposure to this sector, they can help them gain the experience and credentials they need to better position themselves for a potential career with a nonprofit organization after graduation. This year, numerous funders will join together to provide 38 summer internships to students across the state. I nterns receive a taxable stipend of $3,200 of which the funder provides two-thirds ($2,133) in a lump sum to organizations. Host organizations must provide the remaining one-third ($1,067) and are responsible for paying the stipend to the intern. (Please note: The remaining one-third of the stipend is not paid by the school which the student currently attends.) Each Host Organization is eligible for only one intern per summer. For more information on becoming a host organization OR an intern, please visit their website. The deadline to submit an internship application is noon on February 11th!
Wake Forest Community Law Clinic Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2019 For the past 10 years, the Community Law Clinic has proudly provided pro bono assistance to small businesses, start-ups and nonprofit organizations from across North Carolina. The vision and goal have always been to help entrepreneurs by delivering high quality legal and consulting services. The Clinic has also helped nonprofit organizations - of all sizes and scopes - become keystone members of their communities. This semester, they begin their eleventh year of empowering innovators and agents of change. Applicants will be notified within 10 business days and accepted clients will begin working with the Clinic in February 2019. Applicants can apply online through their website and/or sign up for initial meetings through their Calendly page.
Smart-Start of Forsyth County, Social-Emotional and Behavioral Specialist Smart Start of Forsyth County, Inc., a HandsOn Supporting Partner , is accepting resumes for a full time position to provide coaching and consultation to early educators around proactively addressing challenging behaviors and supporting the social-emotional development of children in their classrooms. This position requires a BA or BS in early childhood education, early childhood special education, early intervention, or other closely-related field. A Master’s degree and B-K teaching license are preferred. Professional experience in an early childhood setting or with early educators, and excellent written and oral communication skills are also required. Please send a cover letter and resume via email or snail mail to:
Smart Start of Forsyth County, Inc.
Attn: TLS/Whitley
7820 North Point Blvd., Suite 200, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Position will remain open until filled.
Smart Start of Forsyth County, Teaching & Learning Specialist (TA) Smart Start is also accepting resumes for a full time position to provide consultation and technical assistance to early educators in the Forsyth County community. This position requires a BA or BS in early childhood education, or closely-related field. A Master’s degree and B-K teaching license, and training in the Environment Rating Scales (ITERS-R/ECERS-R) or CLASS assessment are preferred. Professional experience in an early childhood setting or with early educators, and excellent written and oral communication skills are also required. Please send a cover letter and resume via email or snail mail to:
Smart Start of Forsyth County, Inc.
Attn: TLS/Whitley
7820 North Point Blvd., Suite 200, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Position will remain open until filled.
Imprints Cares, Director of Business Operations
Imprints Cares seeks a Director, Business Operations to be responsible for all financial and human resource functions. The Director is responsible for overseeing day-to-day accounting responsibilities in accordance with
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and adherence to all nonprofit financial regulations. This position will also be responsible for all Human Resource responsibilities including maintaining employee relations,
benefits, compensation, and employee personnel files. To apply, review the full job description and submit a cover letter and resume to HopeSparked@imprintscares.org.
Imprints Cares, Family Educator
Imprints Cares is also in search of a Family Educator for their Ready for School program. The family educator is responsible for working with families and their children from prenatal to entrance into kindergarten. Through positive parent education and family support, the family educator will build a strong relationship with the family to enhance the quality of parenting, increase a parent’s understanding of child development, and work with parents to help their child learn, grow, and develop to achieve their full potential. To apply, review the full job description and email a cover letter and resume to HopeSparked@imprintscares.org.
Imprints Cares, Ready for School, Assistant Director
Additionally, Imprints Cares is expanding its team by hiring an Assistant Director of the Ready for School program to serves as an ambassador of the agency by supporting the Ready for School Director in operational leadership and development. The Assistant Director will be responsible for supervising staff, ensuring program compliance, and continued quality improvement following the Parents as Teachers home visitation model and other parent enrichment programming. Working collaboratively
with community partners, the Assistant Director will be actively engaged in building relationships, cultivating funding, and program evaluation. To apply, review the full position description and email a cover letter and resume to
greeNest, Executive Director
greeNest seeks a seasoned Executive Director to lead the organization through the next phase of building capacity, strengthening programs and ensuring financial sustainability. This is a new, full-time 40-hour a week position, with flexibility to work some evenings and weekends. Reporting to the board of directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for greeNest’s programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. The candidate should be a strong and collaborative leader with a track record in fundraising, financial management, programming, and operations. The Executive Director will be the face of the organization, responsible for providing strategic direction, implementing a high-quality vision, and ensuring the long-term sustainability of greeNest. Please review the full job description carefully. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references and their contact information to Anne Griffin by Sunday, February 10th.
greeNest, Warehouse Assistant
greeNest is in search of a Warehouse Assistant that will report to the Warehouse Manager and be responsive to management and volunteers. First and foremost, the candidate must be willing to make genuine efforts to serve greeNest's diverse client base and realize they are the primary focus. Will be expected to unload donations from vehicles and trucks; when necessary pick up donations; and, when required, make deliveries to partner agencies; have a flexible work schedule to routinely include two weekdays and one Saturday per month. Checks quantity and quality of items received; unpacks and stores donations and other items; distributes donations, supplies and inventory to volunteers and sorting areas. To apply, review the full job description and email a cover letter, resume, and three references to greenestws@gmail.com.
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.
ABC of NC, Director of Development Work for one of the fastest growing non-profit organizations in the Piedmont Triad! ABC of NC's (a HandsOn Supporting Partner ) cutting edge autism specialty campus features a full diagnostic and therapeutic clinic and a non-public school, serving preschool through high school. They are currently expanding their campus to include a 26,000 square foot clinic building with additional therapy space, vocational training spaces, community skills labs (mock doctor, dentist, barber, shopping), and a mini-apartment for independent living skills practice. This position o versees all activities of the development department, including fundraising, marketing/communications, grants and reporting/ and the volunteer/internship program; develops and implements ABC of NC’s comprehensive fundraising plan with the Board of Directors, staff, and key community stakeholders; raises money through individual, corporate, and foundation giving; researches and develops funder prospects; coordinates, writes, and procures programmatic, capital, operations, capacity, and research grants; visits, cultivates, and solicits individual donors; reviews and contribute supporting materials to secure long-term community and institutional support to meet the organization’s development goals. More details and the application are online.
Forsyth Humane Society, Part-Time Volunteer Coordinator
The Volunteer Coordinator manages the Humane Society's Volunteer Program in a manner that enriches the lives of people and animals while maximizing their potential, by recruiting, training, supervising and retaining dependable volunteers. This individual works cooperatively with other staff members to connect FHS needs with volunteers by coordinating volunteer roles for the adoption center, events, and projects throughout the year. Please review the full position description for more details.
Funding Opportunities
Novant Health Social Responsibility's Education Funding Cycle is Now Open
Novant Health Social Responsibility , a HandsOn Funding Partner , is now accepting applications in their Education focus area, with a priority for programs that:
         Support early childhood development (birth to five) OR
         Enhance college and career readiness in the medical and health sciences career pathways 

The application will close by Thursday, February 14 th . Access the application but please refer to their website for funding guidelines, and this sheet which delineates their areas of focus. If you are interested in applying during a different cycle, those are referenced below along with the appropriate time frame to apply.

Environment (April 1-May 14)
         Increase food access, food security and nutrition education
         Support sustainable neighborhood change and revitalization
         Promote active lifestyles and healthy behavior change

Health and Human Services
(August 1-September 14)
  • Improve access to healthcare services 
  • Raise awareness and encourage healthy behaviors 
  • Address preventable health risk factors 
  • Support patients and their families’ needs through community based programs 
Community Impact
Novant Health also enhances the economic growth and development of its surrounding communities through support of local chambers of commerce and local city, town and county initiatives that impact health and safety. If you are interested in applying for community impact funding, please send an email and they will discuss appropriate timelines.

For applications for event-based sponsorships ONLY, they are accepting those applications two times per year.
         April 1- May 15  for events occurring  August through December
         October 1- November 15 for events occurring January through July

**Please note that if your organization has any signature events in 2019, be sure to include those in your partnership proposal. Please do not submit those separately as a sponsorship.
Clemmons Community Foundation
The Clemmons Community Foundation is delighted to announce that the 2019 Community Grants cycle for competitive applications will open on February 14th, 2019 . This year, their full application process is online and can be accessed by visiting their website and choosing "Grant Guidelines" underneath the "Apply" tab at the top of the page. (Keep in mind that the link will not be active until February 14). The deadline for applications is March 18th, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

A 90-minute Grants Application Briefing will be held at the Historic Broyhill Building on February 14th from 10:00-11:30 am and February 20th from 10:00-11:30 am . The briefing includes a review of the guidelines, the process for review, and a walk through of the online application. Attendance is not required but is recommended to learn more . Please RSVP by February 11 to Michelle via email or by calling 336.663.67945 if you are planning to attend one of the briefings.
Winston-Salem Foundation Accepting Capacity-Building and Capital Campaign Grants While the Foundation , a HandsOn Funding Partner , is working on finalizing its first RFP under their new focus areas , they are ready to accept capacity-building and capital campaign grants requests. Interested nonprofits can apply now ; the deadline is March 1!
Simon's Community Gardens Leverages City of Winston-Salem Volunteers to Ready Spring Planting Beds for You or Your Clients!

We were excited to see a big shout-out to some of the City of Winston-Salem employees that we helped mobilize for their Helping Hands Day in S.G. Atkins CDC 's newsletter:

" We say a BIG THANK YOU to City of Winston-Salem employee volunteers who spent their MLK Community Service Day putting in huge effort getting our garden ready for spring. Fire fighters, utility workers, landscapers, horticultural therapists; over 25 W-S employees showed up and did AMAZING work in the garden!"

These volunteers really helped the gardens get ready for spring planting, and they are encouraging community members to sign up and reserve their plot! Please contact Kyle Luth before March 1 to reserve a garden bed and lock in early bird pricing - $5 off per bed. If you have any questions, please call Kyle at (765) 491-4076.

Delicious by Shareen Offering Discounted Catering Services to Fellow Nonprofits!

"Delicious by Shereen" is a 501(c)3 nonprofit catering company that works to help refugee and immigrant families become more established in Winston-Salem by providing them an opportunity to work from home, using their cooking skills. This increases both their economic stability as well as their dignity, by providing meaningful work in their new community, rather relying on charitable or public assistance. They currently work with between 5-10 refugee families on an ongoing basis with the possibility of adding more/rotating between different families in the future. However, they can't add more families, or maintain a steady catering workload for those they already engage, without your help--they need your orders!!

The food is, of course, delicious--and they cater all size of events, often on very short notice! They are eager to partner with other nonprofits - whether to increase the skills and capacity of their workforce via training or other programs that your nonprofit may provide, or to provide their services to your organization that would like to try something different for your catering needs. They cater small office lunches all the way to gala events of 300+ people. And they are willing to provide a 10% discount off of their already reasonable prices for nonprofit clients! (Just mention that you saw this blurb in our newsletter!) HandsOn NWNC can personally vouch for both their food and service, so we hope that you will check out their website or follow them on Facebook or Instagram!
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