Volume 12, Issue 4 | April 2019
The Nonprofit Connection
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For me, Spring is a time of renewed energy and focus after the short and dark days of winter. It is a paradoxical season, most visibly recognized by the fact that it is snowing outside as I write this message. This paradox is also evidenced by the fact that spring is often a time to both celebrate what we have done and to plan for and take joy in what is to come. It’s a good time to take stock, particularly for those of us whose workload tends to ebb and flow with the academic calendar.

Fortunately, engaging with HandsOn this Spring can help you both celebrate and plan for exciting future opportunities. Later this month we will celebrate the Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards with a breakfast on April 17th at Bridger Field House at WFU’s BB&T Field. For more than 10 years, HandsOn has hosted this regional awards program which allows us to join you in amplifying and recognizing the incredible work of volunteers across our communities. We believe that one of the hallmarks of healthy communities are active and engaged volunteers, and this event is our opportunity to recognize those among us whose often invisible work makes our communities strong. I am not a morning person, but I rearranged my schedule three years ago to make it to the GVSA breakfast and I haven’t allowed myself to miss it since. It is one of the most wonderful, heartwarming, and joyful events that I attend each year. If you haven’t been before, I encourage you to join us-- tickets and tables can still be purchased by visiting the HandsOn website.

Even as we celebrate our work for the betterment of our community, Spring also brings opportunities to redouble these efforts and to commit to personal development towards becoming stronger, more passionate and skilled community leaders. One of our signature programs, the Women’s Emerging Leaders Program, will hold an interest meeting on May 15th.  WEL is an excellent program for emerging women leaders in nonprofit and community-based work in our community. This 10-month program creates a space for community and skill building for mid-level female staff in the sector in northwest North Carolina. Expert speakers, highly regarded content, and intentional opportunities to connect makes this program an excellent value. If you are even remotely interested, join us for the interest session or contact Kathy Davis for more information.

If you aren’t able to engage with HandsOn through these opportunities, I hope you will still take the opportunity this Spring to think about how you might want to emerge from the winter cocoon by jumping into community with others. HandsOn Connect offers a curated list of opportunities for all members of our community at a variety of organizations. Get together a group of friends and colleagues and find some time to give back this spring, or take a chance on a new organization and show up on your own. Regardless of what you do, welcome Spring. Find opportunities to connect, engage, celebrate, and explore.

Yours in Service,
Shelley Sizemore
Wake Forest University Pro Humanitate Institute
HandsOn Board member

Editor's Note: No, nothing has happened to Amy! But she is excited to continue to welcome her board members and other community leaders as "guest columnists" in the newsletter periodically moving forward, even though she is no longer on sabbatical. Do *you* want to write a guest column in the future? Just let Amy know!
2019 Forsyth County People's Choice Award
This is your chance to advocate for your favorite Forsyth County Governor's Volunteer Service Awards nominee! You, your organization, family, friends, and the community at large can vote for your favorite volunteer by utilizing an online web portal managed by The Winston-Salem Journal . The individual, group, or team who receives the most votes will be announced at the Breakfast on April 17th, along with the traditional category winners that are chosen by the GVSA Selection Committee. Voting will remain open until Monday, April 8th, at 11:59 pm.  

After clicking the "Vote" button under your nominee, you will be prompted to register/create an account. This step is necessary in order for your vote to go through. (Once you create an account, you will not have to do so again in order to vote on subsequent days). You may vote up to once per day. Please contact Brittney Albert with any questions. 

2019 Forsyth County Governor's
Volunteer Service Awards Breakfast
Wednesday, April 17th, 8:00-10:00 am
Location: Bridger Field House, 499 Deacon Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27105 ( see map )

Join our partners, Salem College , The Winston-Salem Journal , and United Way of Forsyth County , as we celebrate the dozens of nominees and category winners of the 2019 Forsyth County Governor's Volunteer Service Awards at a breakfast in their honor. 

The breakfast will feature the personal stories and thoughts of our local winners. This is our largest event of the year, and it attracts more than 230 community and business leaders as well as our nominees and their families. 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 every day!

Limited event sponsorship is available, and commitments must be made by Monday, April 8th . Table purchases (8 seats) are the best way to ensure that you, your colleagues, and your volunteers will all be able to sit together, and that your organization's name will appear in the program. (Individual tickets are limited, and we cannot guarantee that any individuals will be able to sit together). Please contact Brittney with any questions regarding sponsorships.

COST: FREE for nominees! $35 for Individuals
Tables are $250 for Supporting Partners/ $300 for all others
April Peer Philanthropy Network Meeting
Tuesday, April 9th, 8:00-9:00 am
Location: 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem--
3rd floor, Neill Board Room( see map )

Share fundraising ideas, tips, trends and best practices with your nonprofit peers! The group meets bi-monthly to share practical information and is a great opportunity to meet other nonprofit staff involved in similar work while exploring concerns and discussing effective solutions.

We'll be discussing chapter 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!


HandsOn Board Leadership Development
Thursday, April 11th, 12:30-3:30 pm
Location: 751 W. Fourth Street, Winston-Salem--
3rd floor, Pfefferkorn Conference Room ( see map

Join Karl Yena , one of the area's most sought-after nonprofit consultants (and one of our most popular workshop facilitators) as he leads our Annual Board Leadership Development workshop. This three-hour course is for board members who are in leadership positions or who are moving toward leadership roles on nonprofit boards as officers or committee chairs. Topics include a review of board officer roles and responsibilities, committee chair accountability, board policies, executive committee structure and responsibilities, key benchmarks for effective boards, a self-assessment leadership instrument, planning processes and tools, 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.

Nonprofit Essentials 2018-2019: Program Evaluation
Thursday, April 25th, Noon-4:30 pm
Location: 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem-- 3rd floor, Neill Board Room ( see map )

The nonprofit sector is increasingly under pressure to show meaningful results. This class will explore 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 course is taught by Lori Fuller , who serves as the Director of Evaluation and Learning for the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. The Trust’s work sits at the intersection of people, places, and issues that she cares deeply about. Lori leads the Trust's efforts to track progress and design ways to learn collectively from their work—all in service of accelerating results.

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.

Spring Nonprofit Finance Officers Meeting
Thursday, May 9th, 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? Share finance ideas, tips, trends and best practices with your nonprofit peers. The group meets three times a 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.

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

COST: Free!

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

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

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

COST: Free!

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

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

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

COST: $50 for Supporting Partners/ $60 for all others 
Supporting Partners can register for the entire 10 class series for just $450 ! (The cost is $550 for all others.) Payment plans are available. All classes include a networking lunch and extensive take-home materials.

Training Opportunities
Employment Opportunities
" White Supremacy Culture: Treachery and Transformation " W ebinar hosted by the NC Center for Nonprofits, A pril 10th, 1:00-2:30 pm, $35. Part of the Center's Walking the Talk initiative , this webinar will ground participants in a shared understanding of what white supremacy culture is and how it manifests in organizations so we are better positioned to challenge it. We’ll examine how we are navigating white supremacy culture personally, in our nonprofits, and in our communities, and define our stake in dismantling it as we envision a transformative way of being and doing in the world. More details and registration can be found on their website.
It's Not Too Late to Join Brittney at the NCAVA Conference in Kitty Hawk, NC at Early-Bird Rates! Join volunteer managers from across the state at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk, N.C. May 15-17th. One of the best values in professional education, the NCAVA conference is a great way to network with your peers, develop best practices, and gain credit towards your certification in volunteer administration. Registration is now open! You can find details here; don't delay--the early bird registration has been extended to April 15th!
“Getting Through the Maze: Mental health in our community” Hosted by Novant Health, Friday, April 26th, 9:00 am to Noon, FREE! Join Novant Health, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare, and the Mental Health Association in Forsyth County to learn how to access the appropriate mental health services in our community for adults and children. This workshop is designed to help professionals as well as community members learn how to access the appropriate mental health services in our area. Please join us for a panel discussion with guests from various healthcare organizations, an opportunity to engage with mental health agencies to learn about service offerings, and a dynamic keynote speaker who will
address the barriers accessing services and how we as community can support one another. See the flyer for more details. Registration is required; please RSVP by April 17th. For any questions, please call Andy Hagler at 336-768-3880.
Attend the Next PRAVA Meeting! PRAVA , the local professional development association for those that lead and manage volunteers in any setting, and a HandsOn Supporting Partner , will be hosting its next meeting on Wednesday, May 22nd, 8:30 AM-10 AM, at United Health Centers, 2101 Peters Creek Pkwy, Winston Salem, NC 27127. When you enter Marketplace Mall Shopping Center, drive toward the back of the right side of the building and you will see the United Health Centers office. It cannot be accessed from inside the mall. Local AmeriCorps leaders will be leading a discussion on 'Utilizing Paid Volunteers at Your Agency.' No need to RSVP--just come!
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.

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)
Join Amy for the 2019 Points of Light Conference June 18-20, St. Paul, Minnesota. The 2019 Points of Light Conference will challenge attendees to not only ask “how do we get more people to volunteer to make change,” but also, “how can we create a society where it is easy for every individual to take action to accelerate change within their community and around the world?” The conference, co-hosted with HandsOn Twin Cities, is your opportunity to connect with peers and learn from experts in the field as we work together to ignite a civic passion for community mindedness, citizen action, social responsibility and a commitment to giving back. This year’s conference will feature engaging experiences designed to foster new ideas, cultivate conversations, and generate solutions to problems that cut across sectors by offering a range of experiences including forums, Civic Talks, Connecting Conversations, and traditional workshops. You will leave with best practices, insights and ideas to help shape your efforts to inspire and accelerate people-powered change in communities around the world.
Other Opportunities
Partnership for Prosperity To Hold Listening Sessions The newly formed Partnership For Prosperity , which is based out of the United Way of Forsyth County (a HandsOn Funding Partner,) will be hosting the first round of a series of Community Listening Sessions throughout the month of April. These conversations will be led by the recommendations of the Poverty Thought Force and their 2017 Final Report. The Partnership for Prosperity is a new initiative aimed at reducing poverty by helping to coordinate the poverty fight, by raising public awareness of it, and by advocating for policy reform on a local and state level. The partnership will align with those living in poverty in this crucial fight, starting with a series of listening sessions among the poor.

The goal of the Community Listening Sessions is to build an action plan for alleviating poverty in Winston-Salem based upon the public opinion and making sure that the community members are active in this process . Please contact Executive Director, John Railey, or call him at (336) 721-9346 with any questions or concerns.
Looking for high school volunteers or interns this summer? Check out the Reagan High School Job Fair! The goal of the fair is to connect local businesses and organizations with the students at Reagan High School in hopes of fostering work and volunteer experiences. This event will take place in their gym from noon to 2 pm on Tuesday, April 9th. Representatives should arrive early prepared to meet students at 12:00. Tables and chairs will be provided. Please contact Kristin Fulcher or call her at 336-703-6778 with questions or to register.
Are you or someone you know a good candidate for Leadership Winston-Salem? Consider inviting them to an upcoming Recruitment Reception! Leadership Winston-Salem , a HandsOn Supporting Partner, designed its Flagship Program to ignite community leaders with a mission of educating, connecting and energizing leaders to serve and improve the community. Likened to a “community MBA,” participants benefit through active engagement, attending one Program Day each month and working in Action Learning teams to address an actual dilemma faced by a local agency. Recruitment receptions for those interested in the class of 2020 will be offered on April 18 and May 1st from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the LWS office  (624 West Sixth Street, Suite 110
Winston-Salem, NC 27101). Please provide contact information for those who might be interested in attending to
Katherine Perry or call 336.723.1002 ext. 206.
The Winston-Salem Foundation, Gifts Processor and Administrative Assistant The Winston-Salem Foundation , a HandsOn Funding Partner , is currently seeking applications for this new team member who will be responsible for processing gifts and donor acknowledgements, as well as providing administrative support for the Philanthropic Services department. He/she will report to the Director, Philanthropic Services and will work closely with other team members and collaboratively with other members of the Foundation’s staff. Review the full job description   and  apply online  with a cover letter and resume by  Wednesday, April 24th.
Kaleideum, Director of Annual Giving Kaleideum is currently seeking a strategic thought leader who is passionate about connecting donors' interests with funding opportunities through creative solicitation. The Director is responsible for co-creating and fully executing a comprehensive, year-round fundraising plan for the Museum's $1.2M Annual Fund. Review the job description and submit all inquiries and complete paperwork to Elizabeth Marsh, VP of Philanthropy, by email or phone (336.723.9111, ext. 204).
Crosby Scholars, Part-Time Assistant, Senior Program Crosby Scholars, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, is looking for a Program Assistant to provide administrative support to the senior and financial aid programs. Duties include assisting with mailings, generating lists to support programs and events, data entry and database management, ordering supplies for special programs, preparing certificates and reminders, assisting at Crosby Scholars Academy and special programs including the Senior Gala. Additional duties include planning and coordinating meetings as directed, filing, responding to e-mails, and answering the phones in a professional manner. For more details, see the full position description. Interested candidates should e-mail a resume to Maggie DeBaugh, Senior Program Coordinator. The position will remain open until it is filled. 
Financial Pathways of the Piedmont, Center for Homeownership Housing Counselor Working at Financial Pathways of the Piedmont, this position provides financial counseling/education regarding pre-purchase counseling to individuals and families and provides an Action Plan with options for the goal of new home purchase and maintenance. For more details, please review the position description. Application instructions are on their website.
Korner's Folly, Capital Campaign Coordinator Korner's Folly is looking for a new person to be the primary staff person charged with supporting the Körner’s Folly Foundation Board, staff and volunteers in an upcoming multi-million dollar campaign to help conserve one of the state’s most treasured historic homes and establish a visitor's center on site. Additional responsibilities include support of the overall fundraising program and maintenance of the donor database. This is a temporary, part-time position that reports to the Executive Director. Salary is $16/hour, 30 hours per week. The position is anticipated to last 24-36 months but success in the role could provide the necessary funding to create a permanent, full time position following the close of the campaign. Click here to view the full position description. Applications must be received by Monday, April 15th.
Kaleideum, Guest Engagement Specialist Kaleideum seeks a part-time Guest Engagement Specialist to facilitate STEM demonstrations, pop-up programs, storytimes, and making experiences with children, families, and other audiences at both Museum locations. Through programming and staging the museum for play, staff in this position cultivate an environment that encourages a mood that is playful, spontaneous, and fun, which focuses on learner-driven exploration and experimentation. This is a public-facing position, so the successful applicant is adaptable, resilient, insightful, innovative, accountable, and relationship-driven with a desire to learn new things and remain current on a variety of topics and learning styles. The successful candidate will collaborate with peers and his or her team to deliver innovative programs that are dynamic, exciting, credible, and interactive. To apply, review the full job description and please submit a museum application and resume to Kayla Todd , Manager of Guest Engagement.
Funding Opportunities
Truliant Federal Credit Union’s Community Mini Grant Applications Now Open Truliant, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, has opened their mini-grant applications on their website; the deadline for completed applications is Friday, May 10 at 11:59 p.m. In mid-May, they will review all the applications internally and select finalists who will appear in social media in June for one week of online voting to help determine the winners. If you do not have a social media presence, you may want to consider this before you apply. Also, funds will be awarded in July, so be sure you are applying for programs that will not start in the summer. As in prior years, a nonprofit must have been in existence for a minimum of three years. Applications will be accepted in one of four focus areas: arts/culture, financial wellness, education/youth and community development. 
Start-up Funding Available from the Sparkplug Foundation The Sparkplug Foundation is a family foundation that funds start-up organizations and new projects of established organizations in music, education, and community organizing with grants of up to $15,000. For more information, and application instructions, please visit their website. The deadline to apply is soon-- April 9th--so don't delay!
Funds Available for Youth STEM Education The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. They support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.   The grant range is from $20,000 to $75,000 over a one-year period. The first step in applying is to take their online eligibility quiz ; applications are due August 1st!
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust Announces New Funding Opportunities The Trust, a HandsOn Funding Partner, recently convened a gathering here in Winston-Salem to discuss their new impact strategies and funding priorities. They are now excited to announce new funding opportunities, including those in Forsyth County that are focused on strengthening  the safety net , supporting informal childcare providers , a nd preventing and mitigating a dverse childhood experiences for our youngest residents. Please review their website to see if you are eligible to apply, and then call to schedule an appointment.
How Will You Be Celebrating National Volunteer Week?!?

This year's theme for National Volunteer Week, scheduled for April 7-13 , is Celebrate Service and gives us all an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve. Volunteerism empowers individuals to find their purpose, to take their passion and turn it into meaningful change. Today, as people strive to lead lives that reflect their values, the expression of civic life has evolved. Whether online, at the office, or the local food bank; whether with a vote, a voice, or a wallet – doing good comes in many forms, and we recognize and celebrate them all.

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about. Their stories serve to inspire others to take action, to realize their power to make a difference, and be a force that transforms the world. It's why we devote so much time, attention, and resources to our Governor's Volunteer Service Awards (although we hold the breakfast the week after NVW, so as not to compete with organizations' own efforts to recognize volunteers during this special week).

National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. It is an opportunity to honor the impact of all those who do good in our communities, and inspire others to make a difference and improve the world.

For social media, logos, and other resources you can use to recognize your own volunteers, please visit Points of Light's website for the NVW toolkit.
New, New Overtime Rules Proposed by
the Department of Labor!

Some of you may remember that back in 2016, the Obama Administration issued regulations to raise the salary threshold to $913 per week ($47,476 per year) for full-time, exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Many of us spent significant time reworking our budgets, only to have the rules blocked at the last minute by a federal court . Last month, the Department of Labor issued NEW, new proposed regulations that would increase the salary threshold from the current level of $455 per week ($23,660 per year) to $679 per week ($35,308 per year) --basically, a mid-way point between the current rules and the Obama-era proposed rules. Under FLSA, employers (including nonprofits) generally must pay one-and-a-half time the usual hourly rate to any employee who works more than 40 hours in a week unless the employee: (1) is paid on a salary basis; (2) is paid at least the salary threshold set forth by DOL; and (3) satisfies a duties test as an executive , administrative , or professional employee. (The new proposed rules do nothing to clarify the definition of these roles, which can often become blurred in the "wearing of many hats" nonprofit world.)

Because of the lower pay scale in the nonprofit sector (news that will *not* come as a surprise to many of you,) this change will affect nonprofits more than our for-profit peers, and may affect us in NC even more on top of that, since wages and cost of living in the Triad are lower than the national average. The public comment period is open until mid-May. Many thanks to our friends at the NC Center for Nonprofits for keeping us up-to-date on this issue!

Andrea Hulighan Announced as New Director of Strategic Initiatives for The Winston-Salem Foundation

All of us here at HandsOn were very excited when our close friends at the The Winston-Salem Foundation announced that Andrea Hulighan , the Immediate Past Chair of our board, has been named the Director of Strategic Initiatives. In this role, she will assume leadership of The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem and the Black Philanthropy Initiative and serve as the primary liaison between the Foundation and the initiatives.

Since 2016, Hulighan has worked as the Director of Community Grants at the Winston-Salem Foundation. During this time, she has led a diverse and multi-disciplinary team to grant $3 million annually to benefit Forsyth County. She has been a leader on the Foundation’s Management team, Equity Leadership team, and, since 2009, has coordinated Youth Grantmakers in Action, the Foundation’s youth philanthropy group. Andrea has demonstrated a strong commitment to equity in her roles and has been vital in developing the Foundation’s new Community Grants strategy with a racial equity focus. A proud Salem College grad, she also serves in the local community as a member of the Local Impact Advisory Council for the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and the Executive Team of the Forsyth Promise. Congrats, Andrea!

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