Volume 12, Issue 11| November 2019
The Nonprofit Connection
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Wow – November! Where in the world did October go? If you are like me, the month just flew by as a gust of activities, budget planning and 2020 scheduling.

Speaking of 2020, the Forsyth County Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards Breakfast is around the corner and details and sponsorship opportunities are now available. This breakfast is one of the most uplifting events you will attend all year!

As a sponsor for the past few years, there is no better feeling than seeing the community come together to recognize those who give of their time and talents so selflessly. By highlighting volunteerism at its best, we can reflect on our own achievements and think about what our individual and collective impact could be. How else can we help move our community forward? What else could I do to bring about change locally? The event is a great gathering of approximately 300 people, and a wonderful opportunity to connect your brand with a positive, feel-good event. Consider a sponsorship today and help us recognize our community volunteers!

A few more quick points this fall:
·        The Volunteer Connection newsletter is back! Geared toward volunteers, this quarterly newsletter highlights volunteer opportunities and showcases outstanding acts of volunteerism in the six counties we serve. We sent it out earlier this week to all of the volunteers and volunteer managers in our database. Didn't get it, and want it? Let Brittney know!

·        Do you think HandsOn is pretty cool? Yeah, we think so. But, if you do, too, then please tell your nonprofit friends about us. As a Supporting Partner of HandsOn, you receive great benefits like discounted registration and access to special marketing opportunities! Joining is easy and quick and we LOVE our nonprofits, so tell your friends what they are missing!

With that, welcome to November. And to fall, y’all.


Renee Shipko
Vice Chair, Board of Directors
HandsOn NWNC

Community Engagement Supervisor
Truliant Federal Credit Union

Ed note: We're excited to once again welcome a guest columnist for our newsletter. Are you interested in sharing your love of HandsOn with our network in a guest column? Then please let Amy know !
Save the Date for the 2020 Forsyth County Governor's Volunteer Service Awards!
Sponsorships & Nominations Are Now Being Accepted!
We're happy to announce that our 2020 Governor's Volunteer Service Awards breakfast will be held the morning of APRIL 28th at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Conference Center. We're excited that Novant Health has signed on as both our Premier Sponsor and host for the breakfast! Want to join them as a sponsor? We'd love to have you as either an event or table sponsor. (Individual tickets will go on sale next month.) We hope that you will go ahead and hold that date on your calendars NOW. A Save-the-Date postcard will be mailed next week and more details will be forthcoming 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 nomination form and it is now live on their website! All online applications that originate in Forsyth County will be forwarded to us here at HandsOn, where a volunteer committee will read, review, and make the selection of our category winners to be 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!

Want to learn more about the process and how to submit a successful nomination? Brittney is hosting 2020 GVSA training sessions at the Winston-Salem Foundation on 11/12 from NOON-1PM, and 11/13 from 5PM-6PM. She will answer any questions you might have and go into detail on Forsyth County and state rules and regulations. Can't make either of these two sessions? No worries--more sessions will be offered in the coming months; follow our Facebook page for when they are announced. Please register for the sessions below or just come!  

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 , Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem, Inc. and founding Board Chair of HandsOn NWNC.

COST: $50 for Supporting Partners; $60 for all others
Supporting Partners can register for the entire 10-class series for just $450 ($550 for all others), and you can begin the series with any class. Cost includes a hot networking lunch and extensive take-home materials.

(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.)
2019-2020 Nonprofit Essentials:
Human Resources
Thursday, December 12th, Noon to 4:30 pm
Location: 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem--
3rd floor, Neill Board Room
( see map )

We all know that the most important asset of any nonprofit organization is its people--both staff and volunteers. This course will address key topics such as: recruitment, retention, development, and evaluation of board members, staff and volunteers; the importance of diversity in the nonprofit workforce; and how to create a motivating and rewarding work environment.  

The class is taught by Abby Monclova , who has over 14 years of experience in management, recruiting, personnel relations, training, and relationship building, much of it in the nonprofit sector. Abby currently works at Crossnore School and Children's Home as the Director of Human Resources and is a Past President of the Winston-Salem Society for Human Resource Management. 

COST: $50 for Supporting Partners; $60 for all others
Supporting Partners can register for the entire 10-class series for just $450 ($550 for all others), and you can begin the series with any class. Cost includes a hot networking lunch and extensive take-home materials.

(PLEASE NOTE: There are *extremely limited* spaces available for all of our 2019-2020 NPE classes. As a class is filled, those registering to take just a single class may be put on a waitlist.)
Training Opportunities
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!
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!
American Honda Foundation Offering STEM Grants 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. All 501(c)3 charities with a focus on y outh education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy are eligible to apply. Organizations may only submit one request in a 12-month period. This includes colleges and universities with several departments/outreach programs. Typical grants range from $20,000 to $75,000 for a one-year period. To determine if your program/project meets the qualifications for consideration, take the   Eligibility Quiz   and begin the online application process. The next deadline for new organizations to apply is February 1st!
Other Opportunities
Give the NC Center for Nonprofits Your Thoughts on Medicaid Transformation! One of the biggest topics right now in NC's nonprofit sector is Medicaid transformation, the transition to value-based care--and the way it may impact nonprofits that never before saw themselves in the "health care" business. In response, our friends at the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits are embarking on a year-long project to provide educational programs to nonprofits across the state regarding Medicaid transformation and its impact on our state’s nonprofits. They want to inform their educational efforts by inviting you--as nonprofit leaders--you help them learn by sharing your practices, experiences, capacities, and knowledge about these changes to value-based care. The survey results will only be shared and used in the aggregate to help the Center and its funding partners plan and recommend future professional development opportunities to help nonprofits navigate Medicaid transformation. Take the survey today!
Will We See You at the Women's Fund Lunch on November 13th? Our friends at the Women's Fund of Winston-Salem are now accepting reservations for the Fund's 14th annual luncheon on Wednesday, November 13 at noon at the Benton Convention Center. This year’s theme is  Victory in Unity, and 2019 grant recipients will also be announced. We hope we'll run into you there!
PRAVA Networking Social on Thursday, November 14th at 5:30 pm, Dave & Busters. Join our friends at PRAVA (Piedmont Regional Association for Volunteer Administration) for an opportunity to get to know other volunteer managers while feeling like a kid again! No need to RSVP, just come! For more information on PRAVA and their upcoming meetings, please visit their website.
Community Screening and Discussion of America to Me   The Winston-Salem Foundation is screening episode three of the documentary series America to Me at the Forsyth Central Library on November 19th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  Set in one of Chicago's most racially diverse public schools, America to Me examines the role that race and class play in American education.The screening is free and all are encouraged to attend. Space is limited, though, so please plan to register.  
Help The Winston-Salem Foundation Celebrate Their 100th Anniversary with an Evening with David Brooks! Please join our friends at The Winston-Salem Foundation , a HandsOn Funding Partner, as they cap off their centennial year with a keynote and conversation with New York Times columnist David Brooks on Thursday, December 5 at 6:30 pm at R.J. Reynolds Auditorium. David will address some critical community questions given what he calls our "age of fragmentation and division." How do we become the sort of people who can build trust where there is distrust? How can we connect and offer care across race and other differences? How can we learn to deeply know and respect other people, and be deeply known? Bookmarks , a HandsOn Supporting Partner , will be offering for sale presigned copies of Brooks' most recent book, The Second Mountain , before and after the keynote. Doors open at 5:30 pm, and the program begins at 6:30 pm. This event is free to the public, but registration is required .
Lifeline Shoebox is Looking for a New Centralized Location for Operations Lifeline Shoebox provides a "box of love" containing personal care items for residents in local nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Operating since 2008, they are an all-volunteer organization that has served more than 5,500 residents to date. They are, once again, looking for a space that will allow them to operate more effectively and efficiently. While they've outlined their desired criteria for the space, they welcome any ideas or possible locations you think may work. Please contact Wanda Reid or call (336) 355-8042 for more details.
Employment Opportunities
Age-Friendly Forsyth, Community Engagement Coordinator Age-Friendly Forsyth is a community initiative that connects, informs, and engages aging adults and community partners to create a livable community through collaborative planning and action, with the vision that aging adults in Forsyth County are living their best lives. Focus areas of the initiative include: physical and mental health; financial health; housing and safety; accessibility and mobility; support network; and empowerment and engagement. Housed within Forsyth Futures , the primary purpose of this role includes convening and developing resident leaders for the Age-Friendly Forsyth initiative by providing education on the challenges aging adults are facing in the community, and on how to use data to inform advocacy work, as well as providing facilitation training to develop skills necessary for Community Council members to lead community listening sessions and events. The Community Engagement Coordinator will serve as a liaison between the initiative’s Leadership Team, Community Engagement Council, and issue-specific teams that form based on identified priorities. You can view the full position description here for more details and the online application; the position will be open until filled.
United Way of Forsyth County, Grants Acquisition and Community Impact Manager This person's primary responsibility is to provide leadership for grants acquisition and management, fostering relationships with funders and key stakeholders to resource and support the mission and community impact initiatives for United Way of Forsyth County . Secondarily, they also provide support to the community investment process, in the priority areas of financial stability and health related to United Way’s community impact and community building strategies and plans. To learn more and to apply for any of United Way's open positions, please visit their website.
iCan House, Program Coordinator/ Group Facilitator This is a vital position at the iCan House that supports the core programming upon which their mission is built. This individual works directly with the Director of Programs on a variety of program related tasks. Specific responsibilities include: facilitating social skills groups for individuals with special needs; writing and facilitating curriculum related to social, communication, and independent living skills; coaching individuals on various life skills; planning events; scheduling; and other tasks as needed. Experience working in nonprofit, education, or healthcare, along with experience working with children, teens and adults with special needs is required.
Experience in planning and facilitating programs and developing curriculum is preferred.  Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Kim Shufran , Executive Director.
Greensboro Bound, Part-Time Program Manager Greensboro Bound , the yearly downtown literary festival, is looking for their first-time, part- time Program Manager who will be responsible for the management and coordination of the festival, as well as other, year-round organizational programming. They are seeking a detail-oriented individual with outstanding planning and operational management skills, strong communications skills, and the willingness and ability to work effectively with board members, volunteers, sponsors/donors, and community partners. For more details, please visit their website. Interested applicants should submit a brief cover level and resume by November 15th! Estimated start date is January 2020.
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.
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.
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.
Long-Time Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust Program Officer Retiring at End of 2019; Trust Currently Recruiting for Replacement

Joe Crocker, the long-term Director of Local Impact for the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust , a HandsOn Funding Partner, has announced his plans to retire at the end of 2019, bringing to a close his decade-long tenure at the Trust. As a funded partner of the Trust for that entire time, HandsOn has worked closely with Joe on numerous initiatives, including recent conversations around Medicaid transformation and ways to ensure that small and grassroots nonprofits are prepared to participate fully in this emerging new world.

Joe joined the Trust in 2010 to oversee local grantmaking, which focuses on improving the quality of life for Forsyth County residents with low incomes. During his tenure at the Trust, Joe has been committed to improving safety net and education services locally while also supporting the Trust as their grantmaking evolved from a charitable model to goal-oriented investments. Since 2015, Joe has overseen the Trust’s long-term special initiative,  Great Expectations, to ensure Forsyth County’s youngest children are ready for success in school and life by the time they finish Kindergarten. We here at HandsOn have long appreciated Joe's thoughtful and inquisitive approach to his work, his willingness to work collaboratively with other funders and nonprofits to more effectively tackle entrenched community issues, and his overall positive attitude.

While I am sure that others at the Trust would agree with us that there is simply no "replacing" of Joe, the Trust has announced the search for the new Senior Program Officer for Local Impact in Forsyth County . The position will continue to focus on grantmaking for activities that create long-term, sustainable solutions for vulnerable and underserved communities in Forsyth County.  This critical leadership role is tasked with implementing the Trust’s mission to improve the health and quality of life of residents with low incomes, acting as the primary public voice of the Trust’s goals, interests, and values. 

For more details about the position, and application instructions, please visit their website . The Trust's hiring management partner is myHR Partner. Applicants who meet the initial qualifications will be contacted for a video interview.

Many thanks, Joe, for your years of dedication and
service to our community!
Rarely is a "News You Can Use" blurb about HandsOn, but this month we have a few things that didn't seem to go anywhere else. We know that many of you regularly read and rely upon this newsletter to keep you in touch with not only what we are doing, but what else is happening within our local sector. In that spirit, we wanted to remind you of two items:

  • JOB POSTINGS We are happy to publicize any and all job postings within our local nonprofit sector for FREE in The Nonprofit Connection and we always recommend that potential job seekers subscribe to this newsletter as a key job search tool. Going forward, we will list your opening for only a single month, unless we hear otherwise from you. We also know that there is nothing like having the newsletter land in your inbox to remind you to post a job opening. :) By that point, however, most openings will no longer be available by the time the next newsletter rolls around. In all cases when a position won't "wait" for the next newsletter, we will be happy to publicize your opening on our social media channels. For everyone's ease, please include a short blurb that we can easily cut and paste, and include a link to where a fuller description can be found (it should be on your website!) Please make sure that all job opportunities for the newsletter are received no later than the first of the month to insure inclusion!

  • GETCONNECTED ACCOUNTS If you are a regular reader, you know how excited we were to launch GetConnected, our new volunteer matching platform in September. If you had a HandsOn Connect account (our old platform,) you automatically have an account on GetConnected. GetConnected is the same platform as Love Out Loud's BASE system, so there is no need to create a duplicate account on their site. Accounts created from either side of this same "house" will be seen on both sites; the same goes for any volunteer opportunities that you create and post. The only difference is which "front door" you go through to access your account. Can't remember if you had an account with us previously, or who the current contact might be? No worries! Please contact Julia Ough, our VISTA member, who will be more than happy to check for you, work with you to update or create your account if needed, and help you post volunteer opportunities and events. And be sure to check out her upcoming workshops, too-- she hosted two this month and will be doing more in December!
New Legal Compliance Checklist for 2019 Released from the NC Center for Nonprofits!

Our friends at the NC Center for Nonprofits have released their 2019 Legal Compliance Checklist , which has grown from about three pages (when we first started using it at HandsOn to guide emerging nonprofits) to nearly nine pages! This tool, which is updated annually, provides a comprehensive resource that outlines laws that affect North Carolina nonprofits’ governance, finances, advocacy, human resources, and fundraising. Center members receive the checklist as part of membership; a small fee is charged for all others. Get your digital copy today !
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