Volume 12, Issue 10| October 2019
The Nonprofit Connection
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It was just too hot last week to send out the October newsletter. But since it looks like we might get Fall for more than just a few hours in the morning, or more than just one day in row, this week seemed like it was more seasonally appropriate to get this out to all of you. :)

The biggest news here at HandsOn is that we are excited to welcome Julia Ough, whom many of you have already met. Julia is our Community Action Coalition VISTA member, coming to us from Wake Forest University's Office of Civic and Community Engagement. Julia will be focusing on our volunteer engagement efforts, working with all of you to strengthen your presence on our new GetConnected platform, and spearheading our MLK Day of Service Read-In event, among other duties. Starting while Kathy was still on sabbatical in August, Julia has jumped into our work in a big way, and has quickly become an invaluable member of our team. Be on the lookout for the GetConnected workshop she'll be organizing early next month. I'm not sure how I would have gotten through the first month of our fall programming without her!

We are also very excited to announce some additional staffing news. Many of you have asked us about when our new Community Engagement Coordinator would start, and I'm so happy to say that Brittney Albert is back as of October 1st! After a brief stint away, she has decided that working in the world of volunteers and nonprofit leaders is where she wanted to be. Brittney's quickly picked up where she left off, and it feels like all of the pieces of our team are now in their rightful places. Going from being by myself for a few weeks in early August, to having a full staff complement as of October, definitely makes a difference in my stress levels!

Now that all of our staff is in place, we're continuing full steam ahead into our fall programming. Later this month, we'll be launching our third Service Enterprise Initiative cohort, and are pleased to welcome a diverse group of both large and small nonprofits as they begin their certification journey. Want to join the ranks of organizations like Senior Services, Crisis Control Ministry, and the Girl Scouts, all of whom have or are in the process of becoming Certified Service Enterprise? We are now beginning to recruit for our fourth cohort, which will launch early in 2020. If you want to learn more about how this program can transform how you work with and engage volunteers, please reach out to Kathy Davis for more details. (Check out this recent Nonprofit Quarterly article that uses Service Enterprise as a national example of smart "capital building!")

Lastly, our 2019-2020 Nonprofit Essentials series kicked off last month, with the largest class sizes in the program's history! With more than 30 people signed up to take part in the entire series, our ability to squeeze in people looking to take just a class or two has become more limited. Right now, any new registrants for single NPE classes are being put on a waitlist to ensure that we have space to seat everyone. Again, please contact Kathy if you have any questions about this policy. It's a great problem to have, and we'll need to consider if we've outgrown our space in future years.

As always when we are in the thick of our programming, I am grateful to be able to do such meaningful and important work--work that would not be possible without your support and participation. Thanks again for all you do to make our community a great place to work, play, and serve!

I hope to see you soon!


Amy Lytle
Executive Director

Ed note: Amy wanted to share the staffing news will all of you herself, but we still plan to feature guest columnists as much as possible in the coming months. Are you interested in sharing your love of HandsOn with our network in a guest column? Then please let Amy know !
2019-2020 Nonprofit Essentials:
Strategic Planning
Thursday, October 17th, Noon to 4:30 pm
Location: 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem--
3rd floor, Neill Board Room
( see map )

Learn how to “strategically think” through critical questions in order to have a successful strategic planning process. Using case studies, examine effective strategies, assess the importance of the organization’s position in the external market, select an analytical and organizational approach to strategy formulation and implementation, and, overcome strategic planning myths.

The class is taught by Dr. Pat H. Dickson , a Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship and Associate Dean of the undergraduate program in the School of Business at Wake Forest University . He has also served as a professor of strategy and entrepreneurship on the faculties of Georgia Tech and the University of Louisville.   Nonprofit Essentials classes are taught primarily by Wake Forest University staff, faculty, and alums. Participants who finish all classes will receive a Certificate of Completion from Wake Forest University.

Cost: $50 for Supporting Partners; $60 for all others. Cost for the ten-class series begins at $450, and you can begin the series with any class. Cost includes a hot networking lunch and extensive take-home materials.

(PLEASE NOTE: There are *extremely limited* spaces available for all of our 2019-2020 NPE classes. As a class is filled, those registering to take just a single class may be put on a waitlist.)
HandsOn Board:
Board Basics
Thursday, October 24th, 9:00 am to Noon
Location: 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem--
3rd floor ( see map )

One of our most popular offerings, our HandsOn Board Basics class , is back! Taught by Karl Yena , this class is geared towards individuals serving on the boards of newer or emerging nonprofit organizations, boards experiencing difficulties in their effectiveness, and individuals with new to a board or considering joining a nonprofit board for the first time. Topics will include a review of 501(c)(3) laws and regulations, roles and responsibilities of board members, the purpose and content of By Laws, board governance, board/staff relationships, board policies, executive committee structure and responsibilities, attributes of quality boards, key benchmarks for effective boards, 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 is a past HandsOn NWNC board member and a retiree from RJR Nabisco, Inc. where he last served as Director of Worldwide Organization Development & Training. He worked for over 20 years as a senior level manager providing consulting services to RJR corporate and operating company management of Del Monte, Nabisco, Sea Land Shipping, Kentucky Fried Chicken, etc. 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. He also served as Special Assistant to the Chairman and CEO. In his "second act," Karl works with more than 100 nonprofit annually across the state of NC, and has been recognized for service with The Winston-Salem Foundation Award , a Cabot Celebrity Volunteer award , and a Seven Over Seventy award .

Cost: $50 for Supporting Partners; $60 for all others. Cost included light refreshments and extensive take-home materials.

2019-2020 Nonprofit Essentials:
Budgeting and Finance
Thursday, November 21st, Noon to 4:30 pm
Location: 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem--
3rd floor, Neill Board Room
( see map )

Budgeting and nonprofit finance may sound dull, but we promise this session will be fun and interactive! It's designed to give an overview of nonprofit budgeting and finance fundamentals, including financial terminology, the components of nonprofit financial statements, and a working understanding of an income statement and balance sheet. The course will also address how to build a budget, use performance standards to help make spending decisions, and address “red flag” issues.  

The class is taught by Chuck Kraft , who came to Winston-Salem from his native Pennsylvania to attend Wake Forest University on a football scholarship where he was a member of the 1979 Tangerine Bowl Team (some say he pulls for the wrong team). Upon graduating in 1980 with an accounting degree he entered public accounting working for two local CPA firms for ten years. In 1990, he entered the non-profit world serving the YMCA of NWNC as their CFO for 14 years. Chuck then served with Smart Start of Forsyth County for eight years, the last five as their Executive Director. He became the Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem, Inc. in September 2012, having served the House as a volunteer board and/or committee member since 1986. Throughout the years Chuck has given his time to numerous other community boards (including HandsOn NWNC, his favorite, where he served as our founding board chair) and is very involved with his church.

Cost: $50 for Supporting Partners; $60 for all others. Cost for the ten-class series begins at $450, and you can begin the series with any class. Cost includes a hot networking lunch and extensive take-home materials.

(PLEASE NOTE: There are *extremely limited* spaces available for all of our 2019-2020 NPE classes. As a class is filled, those registering to take just a single class may be put on a waitlist.)
Governor's Volunteer Service Award Nominations Now Open! Save the Date for April 28, 2020 for the Breakfast!
There's nothing like getting started earlier rather than later! We're happy to announce that our 2020 Governor's Volunteer Service Awards breakfast will be held the morning of April 28th! We hope that you will go ahead and hold that date on your calendars NOW. A Save-the-Date postcard and more details will be coming out before the end of the year.

And, now that we've got you thinking about the breakfast, don't you want YOUR favorite volunteer to be recognized at that breakfast? We're excited that the Governor's Office has released the 2020 application and should be live on their website within a few days. All online applications that originate in Forsyth County will be forwarded to us here at HandsOn, where we have a volunteer committee read, review, and make the selection of our category winners, which are announced at the breakfast. While there are PDF and Word versions of the application available, we hope everyone will make the much easier choice and use the online form! The deadline for nominations will be January 20th!
Training Opportunities
"Saying Goodbye: How to Best Handle Volunteer Exits," PRAVA meeting, Wednesday, October 23rd, 8:30 am to 10:00 am, Goodwill Industries, FREE! for first-time attendees and PRAVA members. Join our friends at PRAVA (Piedmont Regional Association for Volunteer Administration) for this roundtable discussion about best practices and lessons learned in regards to volunteer departures. No need to RSVP, just come! For more information on PRAVA and their upcoming meetings, please visit their website.
" Decoding the Motivations and Strategies of High Net Worth Philanthropists , " NC Center for Nonprofits webinar, October 30th, 2 pm to 3 pm, $35! With the number of donors on the decline, many nonprofits increasingly rely on a smaller and more affluent circle of supporters to meet their fundraising goals. The importance and influence of high net worth donors has never been more significant. Learn about the key findings of the U.S. Trust® Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy , including the diverse expressions of generosity by affluent donors; get practical insights into distinct donor groups including Millennials, women, LGBTQ and donors of color; define what motivates high net worth donors to give and stop giving, and which organizations affluent donors currently support; and how nonprofits can attract and retain high impact donors to advance their missions. Registration and more details are on the NC Center's website.
Bridges Out of Poverty Training Offered by Crisis Control Ministry Throughout 2019 Our Supporting Partner , Crisis Control Ministry , helps to organize The Bridges Out of Poverty training, which is designed to develop understanding across social and economic groups. Cultures have norms and we all respond based on the hidden rules of our upbringing. This training provides an understanding of the hidden rules for individuals in poverty, middle class, and wealth with the goal of providing avenues of success for all. Individuals who work regularly with those living in poverty or want to advocate for those in poverty will benefit from this training. There are multiple dates when the class is being offered between now and the rest of the year. (Click on the date for more info.) All workshops are free of charge. Location is TBD. Fri, Nov 8 8:30 am-12:30 pm (Registration required by 11/1)
Join the HandsOn Team at the NC Center for Nonprofits' Conference, "Homegrown Innovation," in Winston-Salem in December! Most of you know what fans we are of the NC Center for Nonprofits , and the value we find in their annual conference. This year, the conference is being held right here in Winston-Salem! Because networking is such an important part of nonprofit work, the 2019 Conference is homegrown! Renew relationships and make new connections with nonprofit peers from across the state at Homegrown Innovation , on December 4-5 . Share expertise from speakers (hailing from our home state!) in 15+ sessions, including four Deep Dive Workshops; connect with businesses and consultants that work specifically with nonprofits in the Nonprofit Marketplace; explore funding during the mini funders fair; and more! (Spoiler alert: We'll be presenting about our HandsOn Board Speed Dating events!) Early bird registration is open now and starts at just $230 for two full days; young professionals under 30 can attend for just $150! See the full schedule and register today! Early bird rates expire on October 21st!
Other Opportunities
Please Take and Share the Pre-K Priority's New Parent/Caregiver Survey! From now until October 18th , Forsyth Futures is conducting a county-wide survey of parents/caregivers of children aged 0-7 in support of the Pre-K Priority Feasibility Study . The survey, available in both English and Spanish, seeks to gather information from Forsyth County parents of children aged 0-7 about general experiences, perceptions, needs, and what they hope to see in the Pre-K/preschool early education system. We hope that many of you will take this survey yourselves, as well as share it with your clients and constituents.
Need New Cubicle Dividers? Someone is Giving Them Away! We were recently contacted by a donor looking to give away these pretty cool-looking office space dividers/cubicles to a local nonprofit. These five office "cubes" come together in a honeycomb pattern. Everything, except the chairs, that you see in the pictures is included. Please contact Trena Sides, 336-749-5985, for more information.
Funding Opportunities
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Now Accepting Applications for Community Progress Fund! The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (ZSR) is now accepting applications for its Community Progress Fund . Sometimes, a local organization, idea, issue or project needs that extra boost at just the right time to continue to make progress toward an end goal. The Community Progress Fund seeks to support local communities by making time-limited investments at key moments and is intended to build on existing momentum to help move an issue, idea or organization forward. The Progress Fund allows communities to test ideas, expand promising efforts or achieve greater impact. Thus, the parameters for this approach are intentionally broad. In addition, ZSR desires to be accessible to areas of the state that have relatively higher needs and fewer resources, and to support and learn from those communities.Consequently, preference will be given to those areas of the state.
The Foundation’s goal is to award a significant portion of grants to organizations that are run by and primarily serve people of color; therefore, ZSR strongly encourages applications from these organizations. Letters of Intent are being accepted now; ZSR will review them and contact select applicants who will move to the next phase of the process. This includes ZSR staff scheduling visits in these communities in Spring 2020 to learn more about their proposals. Grant decisions will be made in May 2020. The grant period for grants awarded will begin in July 2020. For more information about ZSR’s Community Progress Fund, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, please visit their website. The deadline to apply for a Progress Fund grant is December 3rd at Noon!
Federal Grant Assistance Available from Senator Tillis' Office! The office of Senator Tillis is happy to assist you by providing a letter of support for eligible federal grants. If there is a federal grant that you are interested in applying for, please do not hesitate to reach out, and we will connect you with the individuals in Senator Tillis’ High Point office who will work with you on the best way to proceed with a support letter. The office will submit the support letter directly to the agency and is oftentimes able to do follow up advocacy on behalf of their constituents. While the office is unable to assist in finding specific federal grant opportunities or completing the application for you, their website has wonderful information to get started and various federal grant search engines. Put your tax dollars to work for your organization!
Employment Opportunities
Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC Foundation, Director, Learning and Evaluation Our friends at the Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC Foundation , a HandsOn Funding Partner , are looking for a Director , Learning and Evaluation, to fill a new position created to foster a culture of learning on their growing team and to facilitate the use of data, research, and evaluation to help the Foundation and its partners understand their impact on social change. They are looking for a consultative, curious, and adaptable professional skilled at applying the principles of equity to inform data gathering, decision making, and knowledge sharing. The position is Durham-based, with statewide travel expected. Any interested candidates should apply as soon as possible via the link above.
The Enrichment Center, Executive Director The Enrichment Center's mission is to empower and enrich adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, enabling them to grow as individuals, live with dignity and have choices in how they fulfill their lives. They live out their mission by offering a variety of programs that allow individuals to earn a living, be recognized for their artistic talent, and live as independently as they wish to live. The Center now seeks an innovative, visionary leader who focuses on their clients' needs while maintaining strong relationships with their stakeholders. Operating with the highest ethical standards and practices, the Executive Director will be:
  • a creative problem-solver who thinks with vision and strategically to develop and guide plans for growth and sustainability;
  • an effective communicator and team-builder;
  • committed to the arts-based culture of the Center;
  • organized, decisive, and adaptable to changes in environment and regulations; and
  • a strong advocate for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and believer in their abilities.
The Executive Director is the key management leader of The Enrichment Center. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic direction of the organization. Other primary duties include oversight of fundraising, marketing, advocacy and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors. For more details, please visit CapDev's website , which is assisting the board in their search.
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, Manager of Annual Giving This position will play an integral role on The Arts Council’s development team and in the success of The Arts Council’s annual campaign for the Community Fund for the Arts. They will primarily focus on the implementation of strategy around institutional fundraising through both workplace campaigns and corporate, municipal, and foundation giving. As a member of a small team, they will also be called on frequently to assist with fundraising in other parts of the annual campaign, including individual giving, stewardship, and other duties as required. The ideal candidate has fundraising experience. They would be excellent communicators, both verbally and in writing, and a proficient public speaker. Event planning, organization, a strong sincere love and familiarity with the arts, and a familiarity with the community of Forsyth County, would be beneficial. Salary commensurate with experience, within the range of $45,000 - $50,000. For more details, please view the full position description on their website . Those interested in applying should send a cover letter and resume to Aliza Diggs-Bailey ASAP to be considered.
Imprints Cares, Bi-Lingual Family Educator Imprints Cares, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, is looking for a full-time Bilingual Family Educator to be responsible for working with Spanish-speaking families/caregivers 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 caregiver to enhance the quality of parenting, increase a caregiver’s understanding of child development, and work with caregivers to help their child learn, grow, and develop to achieve their full potential. You can download the full position description on their website. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter.
United Way of Forsyth County, NC HMIS Project Manager, Housing Matters This position is the lead staff person for the NC HMIS, the multi-jurisdiction implementation of the Homeless Management Information System. The Project Manager shall be the lead staff representative in the State and shall be the primary person responsible for communicating on behalf of the implementation with individual CoC leadership and with vendors retained by NC HMIS to implement the new database. The Project Manager, in addition to reporting to the Senior Director of Housing Strategies at United Way of Forsyth County , the fiscal agent for the project, shall also report to the NC HMIS Governance Committee. To learn more and to apply for any of United Way's open positions, please visit their website.
Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem, Part-Time Family Room Coordinator The Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem's Family Room Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation of Ronald McDonald House Family Rooms and Hospitality Carts. These responsibilities include: recruiting, training, and managing the volunteer corps for the Family Rooms and Hospitality Carts; ensuring that the rooms and hospitality carts are well-maintained, fully operational and include fully stocked supplies: and providing accurate Family Room and Hospitality Cart statistics. Assists, as able, with special events, fundraisers and day- to-day operations. A full position description can be downloaded from their website. Applicants should submit their resumes and a cover letter by 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 22nd via email to Chuck Kraft , Executive Director.
Dress for Success Winston-Salem, Executive Director Dress for Success Winston-Salem would like to congratulate Christine Odom Ringuette on being appointed Communications Manager for Greensboro Urban Ministry. They would like to thank Christine for four years of service to Dress for Success. As a result of Christine’s new appointment, the Dress for Success Executive Director Search Committee is excited to receive resumes and cover letters until the right candidate is found.   Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A link to the full position description can be found on their website.
Minglewood Farm and Nature Preserve, Part-Time Director of Development Minglewood ’s mission is to teach sustainable food production and environmental stewardship by spreading awareness and inspiring care for our local food system and native ecology. They provide meaningful environmental education opportunities for all ages, with an emphasis on pre-K through 5th grade, in Surry, Stokes, and Forsyth Counties.  The newly-created Director of Development role   will be responsible for enhancing the current standing of the organization in the community and strengthening it through expanded support. The position  is currently remotely-based, 20 hours per week . Go online  for the full description and application instructions.
Clemmons Community Foundation, Part-Time Accounting Manager The Clemmons Community Foundation, a HandsOn Funding Partner, is looking for new person to fill this 10-15 hour per week position. The Accounting Manager is responsible for organizing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the Community Foundation's financial functions to ensure the financial integrity of Foundation. Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting preferred with a minimum of three years of senior level fund accounting experience. CPA a plus. Qualified applicants may send a resume and cover letter including wage requirements. Position open until filled.
Sawtooth School for Visual Arts, Youth Director Sawtooth is seeking a Youth Director to develop curriculum for and manage a diversified, innovative, quality arts education program for youth (pre-K and through 12th Grade). This is a 30-35 hour per week position. To view the full position description, please click on the link above. To apply, p lease email Executive Director Amy Jordan with a cover letter and resume.
Help the Asset-Building Coalition of Forsyth County Dismantle the Benefits Cliff!

As a member of the Asset-Building Coalition, HandsOn would like to invite you to attend an upcoming event - Dismantling the Benefits Cliff in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County - on Tuesday, November 12 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Enterprise Center. 

The Asset Building Coalition of Forsyth County, the Department of Social Services, and several community partners have come together around a critical issue—the benefits cliff effect. At the event we will discuss the benefits cliff effect, how it negatively affects our entire community, and how we can build a pathway to shared prosperity.

This is a free event; food and childcare will be provided! We especially encourage those with lived experience of the effect of the benefits cliff to attend.

Solutions will require a collaborative effort among business, government, nonprofit, and grassroots leaders. All members of our community are encouraged to attend this event to have a seat at the table and take action with us. 

We hope you will just us to learn about the negative impacts of the benefits cliff, launch collaborative work groups, and work towards innovative solutions.

US Department of Labor Issues New Overtime Rules To Start January 2020!

Remember, waaaay back in 2016, when the Obama administration issued new overtime rules? And then, at the 11th hour, they were halted? Finally, after nearly three more years of review and refinement, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued final regulations at the end of September. These new rules will increase the salary threshold for exempt employees from the current level of $455 per week ($23,660 per year) to $684 per week ( $35,568 per year). This new level will take effect on January 1st. For most of us, this means that current, exempt, salaried employees who make less than $35,568 must now be paid time-and-a-half for all hours over forty that they work in a week. Obviously, this will have a direct impact on many local organizations' upcoming 2020 budgets, especially since the new salary threshold is estimated to be higher than the average wages for nonprofit employees in about one-third of North Carolina's counties.

Our friends at the NC Center for Nonprofits have posted an analysis with more details of the final rule and what it will mean for nonprofits. (You may have to be a member of the Center to download the PDF.) As always, we are deeply appreciative of their efforts to keep us all in the loop!
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