Volume 14, Issue 7| July 2021
The Nonprofit Connection
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Yes, it's July. When this meme to the right came across my feed last week, it really resonated with me. How are we more than halfway through 2021? Have we really come through the worst of the chaos? Have we reimagined what our next normal will really be...yet?

July at HandsOn means taking a moment to step back, plan, and renew ourselves and our work. We're planning some exciting new initiatives and other changes for the fall, and we'll be sharing more about those in our August newsletter. Right now, we're gathering our staff and our board to make sure that our "next normal" isn't marked by the chaos that has consumed so much of the past 18 months.

In that spirit, I hope you enjoy this short(er?) and sweet, hopefully-non-chaotic, July newsletter. My wish is that you all, too, get a chance to reflect, plan, and renew this summer.

Be well,


Amy Lytle
Executive Director

Ed note: Do you want to share your love of HandsOn with our network? We're always on the lookout for guest columnists in future newsletters--just let let Amy know!

We were excited by the excellent turnout during our "drive-thru" event on June 24th, where our 2020 and 2021 Forsyth County Governor's Volunteer Service Awards winners and nominees picked up their physical awards, certificates of appreciation, a handwritten note of appreciation, and a swag bag filled with goodies from our sponsors and donors. Each volunteer also walked away with a long-stemmed rose, because we want to make sure that *all* of these amazing volunteers take the time to stop and smell the roses! If you or your nominee couldn't make it, have no worries. Certificates will arrive in the mail, and Casey will be arranging to drop off winners' awards. One of our 2021 winners, Rosa Johnson, was also recognized as a "Local Hero" in the June 30th edition of the Winston-Salem Journal.
Make Sure Your Board Openings Are on GetConnected!
In light of our successful Board Speed Dating event held as the "capstone" experience for our most recent Project Blueprint Board Leadership Training program in June, we wanted to encourage all of our nonprofit partners to make sure that their board openings are up-to-date on their GetConnected accounts. Whenever we receive interest from potential board members, either individually, or through a program like our High-Skilled Volunteer Network, we use these listings on GetConnected FIRST to point volunteers towards the right match.

To give you an idea about how these opportunities will appear on the portal, we'll share this current board opening with Piedmont Environmental Alliance, a HandsOn Supporting Partner. We'll be highlighting this opportunity, along with a link to *all* of the current board openings on the portal, in our upcoming Volunteer Connection quarterly newsletter that goes out to our entire volunteer database--and we want to make sure that you don't miss out!

Don't have a GetConnected account? Or need to figure out how to access it and make sure your listings are up-to-date? Please don't hesitate to reach out to Casey Capstick, our AmeriCorps VISTA member through Wake Forest University's Community Action Coalition, for more assistance!
Be Prepared for the 20th Anniversary of 9/11!
In a similar vein as making sure your board opportunities are up-to-date in GetConnected, we hope that your organization is thinking ahead about how it will mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. As part of the Youth Engagement Coalition's participation in the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, HandsOn is anticipating that there will be a higher level of interest amongst volunteer and corporate groups in participating in service projects as part of their remembrance activities. In order to accommodate these requests, we need your help!

Strong service options for 9/11 Day include those that can be accomplished in a short-term time frame (a few hours, or over the course of a single day,) will engage at least a five member team working together, be either virtual or in-person (with safety protocols in place,) and, ideally, will help build strong, more resilience communities. We will be recognizing the partners and the volunteers who participate in the 9/11 Day of Service during a special event that day--more details will be in next month's newsletter.

If you need help developing service project ideas, or getting them up in GetConnected, don't hesitate to reach out to Casey!
Training Opportunities
"Your Grants Success Path: 10 Steps to Get You Where You Want to Go, No Matter Where You Are Right Now!" a NC Center for Nonprofits webinar, Wednesday, July 14th, 1 pm to 2:30 pm, FREE!
Longtime grants pro and grantmaker Maryn Boess will discuss why it's critical to understand grants work as taking place within a dynamic, living ecosystem, and walk through the 10-step Grants Success Path, complete with insights, tools, and tactics to create a sustainable and successful grants process. Register here!
Join HandsOn Staff at the VIRTUAL 2021 Points of Light Conference! Scheduled for July 14th-16th, this year’s online conference experience promises a dynamic array of inspirational moments and content relevant to the ever-evolving world over volunteerism that we are navigating together. Learn more and register today!
Neighbors for Better Neighborhood's Groundwater Virtual Training with Racial Equity Institute, Friday July 16th, 1 pm - 4pm, $100 before July 14th Our friends at NBN invite you to attend a Groundwater workshop facilitated by the Racial Equity Institute. Like so many of you, NBN works in various spaces to combat the effects of systemic inequality. However, this work becomes even more challenging when those same spaces deny the existence of inequality. In the Groundwater presentation, REI organizers will use stories and data to present a perspective that racism is fundamentally structural in nature. By examining characteristics of modern-day racial inequity, the presentation introduces participants to an analysis that most find immediately helpful and relevant. Group discounts available! More information and registration are online.
Grantwriting and Research Workshop, IN-PERSON, Thursday, July 22nd, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Yadkin County Agricultural & Education Building in Yadkinville, NC, $25 includes lunch. This one-day seminar offered by Funding for Good and sponsored by the Shallow Ford Foundation, a HandsOn Funding Partner, is designed for both beginners and practiced grant writers. Topics include basic grant writing objectives, the elements of almost every proposal, formatting, how to customize proposals to the granting organization, the process for successful grant research, as well as post-pandemic grant-maker shifts. More details and registration are online.
"Nonprofit Legal Compliance Workshop," NC Center for Nonprofits webinar, Wednesday, September 15th, 9:30 am-3:00 pm, $79 for Center Members, $99 for all others Charitable nonprofits are required to comply with a wide array of federal and state laws and regulations. During this virtual workshop, nonprofit staff and board members, attorneys, CPAs, and consultants who work with nonoprofits will get a better understanding of the common nonprofit legal compliance policies, rules, and issues that affect nonprofit organizations. Continuing education credits available (pending approval). More details and registration are online.
Save the Date for Amy's Podcast Debut: September 15th at Noon! At the kind invitation of Teddy Burriss, Amy Lytle and Renee Rohrer, HandsOn's board chair, will be discussing "Non-Profit / Not-For-Profit Career Ideas and Trends." You can attend in the audience by registering here! It should be a rich discussion, and a great chance to get your burning nonprofit employment questions answered!
Registration is Now Open for the 2021 Virtual NCAVA Conference, September 29th-30th! Having cancelled last year's spring conference entirely due to COVID, the North Carolina Association of Volunteer Administrators (NCAVA) will be hosting a virtual event this year, over the course of two consecutive afternoons. After a year of constant change, they are inviting all volunteer managers to join them and to “Reignite the Spark” in the profession. They have 18 presenters lined up to discuss all matters of volunteer management over these two days. Spoiler alert: one of the featured speakers is our network's own Andy Hagler from the Mental Health Association! The NCAVA Statewide Conference on Volunteer Management is open to both members and non-members of NCAVA, whether within or outside of North Carolina. Once you register for the conference, they will send you a link to sign up for individual Zoom sessions. You'll find a more detailed schedule, pricing information, and registration instructions on their website. The early bird deadline for NCAVA members expires August 1st!
Save the Date for CapDev's "CAPitalize" campaign planning workshop, an in-person/hybrid event, October 7th, Wilmington, NC CapDev, a HandsOn Consulting Partner, is currently finalizing details and registration will be open later this summer. In the meantime, you can find more information here.
Join HandsOn NWNC Staff at the 2021 NC Statewide Conference, November 3-5!
Funding Opportunities
Black Philanthropy Initiative Requests Video Proposals for Impact Grants Program! The Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) is now accepting video applications for its Impact Grants program. BPI’s Impact Grants are investments in local programs, projects, and initiatives that support issues impacting Black communities in Forsyth County. For this July 2021 Impact Grants cycle, BPI will support work focused on the four key areas in its Rethinking Philanthropy report (education, jobs and wages, poverty, and civic engagement) as well as criminal justice reform or racial justice efforts. 
  • Organizations may apply for grants of up to $1,000.
  • Applicants must be groups/organizations with annual budgets of less than $150,000.
  • Priority will be given to Black-led organizations and programs. 
  • Priority will be given to organizations and programs that work within predominately Black neighborhoods (including 27101, 27105 and 27107).

BPI is requesting video applications (instead of written applications) because smaller organizations are often overburdened with strenuous grant applications and left out of traditional grantmaking opportunities. For more information or to apply online, visit their website and scroll down to the "Grants" section. The application deadline is midnight, Thursday, August 5th!
Other Opportunities
Put a Team of WFU Students to Work on Your Project! Are you interested in having Wake Forest students volunteer for your organization? Then submit a project proposal for SPARC today! SPARC is a service-based pre-orientation program, run by Wake Forest's Office of Civic & Community Engagement, that allows freshmen and transfer students to gain exposure to the local Winston-Salem community before starting their first year at Wake Forest. SPARC is currently looking for volunteer service placements for August 16-19, 2021. Proposals can be submitted by completing this brief form, and are due by July 10th, so don't delay! Questions can be directed to Chris Browning, SPARC Student Director. 
Learn More About How You Can Participate in Christmas for the City! Love Out Loud, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, has already started planning for this community-wide event, scheduled for an again in-person celebration on December 18th. The next planning meeting is Wednesday, July 14th, from 3:00-4:30pm, with two options to join: In-person at the Benton Convention Center, and via Zoom (click the link when it's time for the meeting!) 
Nominate Your Favorite Philanthropist for National Philanthropy Day! The Triad Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is planning for their National Philanthropy Day celebration as a hybrid event on Monday, November 22nd. They are asking for your help in identifying outstanding and dedicated individuals and organizations to be honored during this celebration. Please take some time to nominate those who are special to you and your work. You can find nomination details and complete the nomination process on their website. The deadline is Friday, July 16th at midnight!
Save the Date for Novant's Welcome Back Festival in Winston-Salem, Saturday, August 21st! After so long apart, Novant Health is on a mission to reunite and reinvigorate our communities. Their Welcome Back Festival will provide a taste of the diversity Winston-Salem has to offer — live music, the best local food trucks and so much more — as well as the opportunity to get vaccinated if you have not already done so. Plan to join them from 11 am to 4 pm at Corpening Plaza on August 21st! More details are on the event website.
Employment Opportunities
ABC of NC, Staffing and Scheduling Coordinator, ABC of NC, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, is a not-for-profit private center and research-based provider of diagnostic, therapeutic and educational services for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. This person serves as the central point of contact regarding staffing and scheduling functions that include: the daily applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy and school schedule for clients, staff, and service partners; schedules meetings for executive and clinical staff; assists human resources (HR) manager with onboarding paperwork; and approves and tracks staff time off requests. This full-time, hourly position pays $14.50-18.25/hour + benefits, and works Monday-Friday, 6:00am-2:30pm. For To view the full position description and apply online, please visit their website.
SECU Family House of Winston-Salem, Development Manager SECU Family House, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, is a nonprofit hotel that provides affordable lodging and support services in a caring environment for referred adult patients and/or their caregivers who travel to Winston-Salem for medical treatment. They are seeking a full time Development Manager to work closely with their Development Team to implement the annual development plan and be responsible for the strategic planning of the annual campaign and comprehensive communications and marketing plan. Salary range is $40-50K depending on qualifications and experience. To view the position description and qualifications, please visit their website. To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to Erin Craver, Director of Development at by Thursday, July 15th!
Gateway Nature Preserve, Executive Director (Part-Time) Gateway Nature Preserve, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, seeks a highly motivated, environmentally conscious individual as its first-ever paid Executive Director! The Executive Director will advance the Preserve’s mission of developing a vibrant urban environmental education center next to Washington Park, close to downtown Winston-Salem. The person in this position will report to the Gateway board of directors and will be responsible for overseeing the administration of and implementation of the organization’s 2020 strategic plan. This is currently designed as a 20 hour per week position, with the potential for additional hours as funding becomes available. The salary range is $20,000 - $24,000 annually, commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid time off, an office computer, cellphone stipend, and a flexible work schedule. Gateway offers flexibility on working location.  For more information, and application instructions, please visit their website.
Family Services, President and CEO Family Services in Winston-Salem has been working to solve our community’s complex social problems for more than 100 years. They are currently seeking a compassionate leader, committed advocate, and innovative problem solver to serve as President & CEO, responsible for implementing the strategic direction of the agency and developing appropriate goals and objectives to ensure organizational excellence. The President & CEO oversees the efforts to maintain the quality and growth of programs and services, as well as the operational/fiscal integrity of the organization. This leader functions as the agency representative to funders, civic leaders and groups, and other agencies and community partners. Salary range is $160,000-$180,000. For a detailed position description, and to apply, please visit Capability Company's website, a HandsOn Consulting Partner, that is assisting in the search. But hurry-the deadline to apply is July 9th!
Forsyth Humane Society, Executive Director Forsyth Humane Society is seeking a strong candidate to fill the vacancy created by the recent retirement of their previous ED. Founded in 1941, FHS has been committed to changing the future of animal welfare in our community in North Carolina for 80 years. They are currently seeking a compassionate leader, effective communicator, and innovative problem solver to serve as our next Executive Director. A seasoned nonprofit professional with a passion for animal welfare, the Executive Director represents the organization’s collective voice in the community, serving as an encouraging partner, identifying and leveraging opportunities, and leading fundraising and advocacy efforts. The Executive Director will build an engaging and inclusive culture to sustain and enhance the work of FHS and embrace the values of the organization. Salary range is $75,000 - $85,000 with a comprehensive benefits package. For more details, please review the full position description. Applications are being accepted through July 30th! Capability Company, a HandsOn Consulting Partner, is assisting with the search.
Guilford College, multiple positions, including Director of Human Resources, Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, and Assistant Director of Advancement Communications Join the Guilford College team at a transformational time in its history. In keeping with their Quaker heritage, they believe that collectively they can make stronger and better informed decisions than individuals can apart. That’s why employees take an active role in governing the College and shaping its future through service on College committees and faculty and staff organizations. For more details about any of these positions, including salary information, please visit their website.
NC Counts Coalition, Communications and Outreach Director Our friends at NC Counts is looking for a person to manage external communications, including traditional media, public relations, and digital communications. This role leads the development and implementation of communication strategies for all of their programs and campaigns to build public awareness of and favorability toward the organization’s external goals and increase the organization’s exposure to target audiences, including the public, media, and public officials. Salary range is $75,000-$85,000, with a competitive benefits package. While their work is state-wide, the coalition is based in Raleigh, NC. For more details, please review the full position description. They have started to review applications, but the position will remain open until filled.
Out of the Garden Project, Urban Teaching Farm, PAID Summer Internships Out of the Garden Project is excited to offer paid, part-time internships at their Urban Teaching Farm, which is located at
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in the historic Warnersville neighborhood, just south of downtown Greensboro. Their goal is to improve access to fresh foods, offer service learning opportunities,
and teach the skills of regenerative agriculture to the next generation in our community. They are seeking 2 interns for the 2020 Summer season. 1 Education intern (4hrs/wk) and 1 Farm intern (15hrs/wk) to help them grow, teach, and give food and knowledge to the community. They aim for these internships to be mutually beneficial and are designed for the passionate, hard-working, and flexible person who wants to experience real farm work, especially in an urban, community-centered setting. The take pride in building a farm crew and community that is respectful, safe and open to all. Compensation begins at $12/hour within their tiered internship program. For more details, please review the full position description.
Wake Forest University, Community Action Coalition VISTA Members Our friends at the Office of Civic & Community Engagement at Wake Forest University are currently accepting applications for their 2021-22 AmeriCorps VISTA cohort, the Winston-Salem Community Action Coalition (WSCAC). AmeriCorps*VISTA members are placed in full-time, capacity-building roles with community organizations throughout Winston-Salem. Focused on poverty alleviation, VISTA members work in the areas of educational equity, economic empowerment, and health and food justice. AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a variety of benefits while they serve their community including student loan forbearance, funding for past or future education, a living stipend, and professional development. Individuals interested in learning more about AmeriCorps are invited to watch this 30-minute webinar overviewing opportunities for national service, benefits, and the WSCAC.
Interested candidates can learn more about the Winston-Salem Community Action Coalition here. Applications are being accepted now on a rolling basis for August and fall start dates. Have question or need more information? Please contact Maggie Latta-Milord, WSCAC VISTA Leader.
Newest Issue of Civic Life Today Available--Donate!

This month's Civic Life Today explores the mindful approach to donating money or goods. We all know that donations are critical to the nonprofit sector – they can do good, but also cause harm if not done with intention, research, and an eye towards avoiding traditional power dynamics between donor and recipient. This issue thoughtfully helps individuals understand the power of their donations, but also how to approach donating with a critical lens to have the greatest impact.
View this current issue, along with past issues, on Points of Light's website.
Considerations for Hybrid Meetings, Considered!

Our friends at Third Space Studio have created some great guiding questions as we all face the somewhat daunting process of considering the future of meetings and workshops. While we're all overcome by Zoom fatigue, many of us aren't ready for all in-person, all the time, gatherings, either. Many organizations are considering offering hybrid meetings for the first time to accommodate both in-person and remote attendees. Hybrid meetings brings their own challenges, however, including:
  • the need to set aside more time for room and tech setup and
  • designing socializing activities that include both remote and in-person staff. 

Based on their own recent experiences, Third Space Studio compiled a list of additional tips and lessons learned for your review, especially in terms of audio and room set-up. Hope this helps!
Above, a rare photo sighting of Kathy Davis, our Program Director, working alongside Casey Capstick, our AmeriCorps VISTA Member from Wake Forest University's Community Action Coalition, at a recent outside, in-person community event! Looking forward to participating in more of these in the future!
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