Volume 14, Issue 2| February 2021
The Nonprofit Connection
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It is with great pleasure I welcome April Durr, Sarina Horner, and Shantele Williams to the HandsOn Northwest North Carolina board as its newest members. For over four years, I’ve enjoyed serving as a board member with HandsOn NWNC, and witnessed firsthand the passion and compassion displayed by the entire staff and fellow board members. I am pleased to serve on this great organization's board, which builds individuals, agencies, and organizations' capacity. HandsOn NWNC assists with capacity building efforts by engaging, equipping, and inspiring the direct action that encourages lasting relationships and thriving communities. We use a multifaceted approach to serving our community by supporting both volunteers and organizations with significant resources and connections. From volunteer matching to board cultivation, HandsOn strengthens the work of fellow nonprofits dedicated to doing good. 

Governor’s Awards

Always looking to elevate and celebrate others' contributions, HandsOn serves as the coordinating organization for the Forsyth County Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards. I had the great fortune of receiving one of these awards in 2016. I would encourage you to nominate a person, group, or business from the public, non-profit or private sector serving Forsyth County for the award. If you know of someone or a group of people who have given substantial amounts of their time and talent to help others in the community, nominate them for one of over 15 different award categories using the online nomination form. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 12th. Also, please consider sponsoring the awards as an individual or organization. Several sponsorship opportunities, which start at just $30, remain, including honoring an individual's service. Contact HandsOn to discuss how you can help. The date for the “live” virtual event announcing the awards will be in late April/early May--we'll share more details in the March newsletter and on our social media feeds.

Organizational Assessment Program
Another way HandsOn is supporting great work in our community is through our Organizational Assessment program. If you know of organizations located in or serving Lewisville/Clemmons, encourage them to apply as a way to start thinking about what their “better normal” can be post-COVID, since they can now take advantage of this program for FREE! Evaluating an organization’s strengths and challenges is critical to planning strategically for the future. This program provides a “snapshot” of an organization’s health to position organizations to make well informed and strategic decisions that lead to enhanced performance and confidence. 
I hope you will consider getting involved in the great work HandsOn is doing in 2021. I know you won’t regret it. Learn more at handsonnwnc.org today! 

In Partnership, 

Rev. Kenneth Holly

Reverend Kenneth Holly
Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods
Whole Man Ministries
HandsOn NWNC Board Member

Ed note: We're very lucky to have such great board members, both new and seasoned! If you're interested in serving on a local board, you can check out current openings on GetConnected or sign up for Project Blueprint. Do you want to share your love of HandsOn with our network in a guest column in the future? Then please let Amy know!
February's Nonprofit Happy Hour TODAY:
Featuring Brent Campbell on Crisis Communications!
Thursday, February 4th, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Zoom

After a well-deserved New Year's break, our Virtual Nonprofit Happy Hours are back in 2021! While we are all excited to have 2020 behind us, we know that we still need ways to informally connect with each other personally and professionally, and exchange ideas on topics impacting nonprofits.

This month's special guest is Brent Campbell, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, who will share about communicating during a crisis, including challenges, successes, and lessons learned. We all know you're want the chance to talk with the person who so many of us are hearing from regularly!

We hope we'll see you there!

COST: FREE!! but you'll need to register for the Zoom link

The Deadline to Nominate a Volunteer for the 2021 Governor's Volunteers Service Awards is 5 pm on Feb. 12th!
Nominations are due FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12th!

As with all aspects of our lives and work over the past 11 months, our 2021 Governor's Volunteer Service Awards will continue to look different this year due to the impact of COVID-19 on our ability to gather in person for a breakfast. We're currently planning for a virtual-only event in late April, but we may also have a small, in-person event as well later in the year if conditions allow.

Last year, our virtual recognition engaged more than 2,000 people with our nominees and their stories!! Sharing the feel-good stories of how volunteers have stepped up to serve our neighbors in need is vitally important--BUT we need you to share them with us and our wider community!! You will find this year's nomination form on the Volunteer NC 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 that we'll announce during the event. 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 how to craft a compelling nomination, but missed both of our info sessions? No worries--Casey is more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the process. Please note: you may only nominate one individual, and one group/team; however, you can nominate them in however many categories you think are applicable to the nominee.

Sponsors are still needed to help make this virtual event happen. Event, "table" sponsorship, and individual sponsorships are all available. With the wide reach our virtual event enjoyed last year, sponsorship is still a great way to show your support of the vital services that volunteers have continued to provide to our community throughout 2020!

2020-2021 Nonprofit Essentials:
Essentials of Fund Development
Advanced Fund Development
Essentials of Fund Development
Wednesday, February 17, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Wednesday, February 24, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Advanced Fund Development
Thursday, February 18, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Thursday, February 25, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: Zoom

For the first time this year, we're offering TWO DIFFERENT TRACKS for our sixth Nonprofit Essentials topic on fund development, both of which are designed to meet the real-world needs and challenges nonprofit organizations face every day related to fundraising.

The first track--meeting on two consecutive WEDNESDAYS--is geared towards those with more limited fund development experience. The course is taught in an active learning style and includes case studies and a take-away project, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable. The course offers a complete overview of the development function, featuring the most current information and techniques, and will provide an overview of skills, strategies and program components for individuals with zero to four years of fundraising experience. Particular emphasis will be dedicated to discussing how COVID-19 has impacted the work of nonprofit development offices and their ability to raise critical philanthropic support to meet an organization’s needs.

The second track--meeting on two consecutive THURSDAYS--is for those with more experience in fund development. These interactive sessions on advanced fundraising will focus on current and prospective donor research strategies and techniques, securing the gift, and relationship development. Specifically, participants will learn how to: craft a case for support in order to communicate the rationale for supporting the organization’s mission, prepare donor-focused solicitation communications to facilitate informed gift decisions, initiate and strengthen relationships with constituents through systematic cultivation and stewardship plans designed to build trust in, and long-term commitment to, the organization, develop and implement a comprehensive communications plan to inform constituents about the organization’s mission, vision, values, financial and ethical practices, funding priorities, and gift opportunities. Priori to the class, you'll be asked to provide at least two samples of the following: case for support, direct mail appeal package, major gift proposal, stewardship and cultivation plan, communications plan, gift acceptance policy, newsletter/impact reports, annual report, your job description, volunteer and or board member job description.

Both tracks will be taught by Michelle Speas, who bring 20 years of nonprofit experience to her current role as Chief Development and Public Relations Officer at Family Services, one of the Triad’s largest nonprofit organizations and an anchor agency in Forsyth County committed to strengthening the safety, security, and well-being of the most vulnerable women, children and families in our community. For the majority of her career, Michelle has worked as a development officer, directing annual, capital, and planned giving campaigns and spearheading communication and public relations efforts. She has been a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) for over a decade and served as the first Chief Executive Officer of one of NC’s largest private family foundations. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Arts (MA) degree in from the University of Mississippi at Oxford. As a volunteer, she has served on over a dozen Triad nonprofit boards including: Smart Start, Family Services, Second Harvest Food Bank, United Way and the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus.

Nonprofit Essentials is a monthly series of 10 classes designed to provide the "essentials" needed by nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteer leaders to be successful in the sector. Classes can be taken individually, or as a full series, which can be started at any time. Offered in partnership with Wake Forest University's Office of Civic and Community Engagement for more than a decade, the classes are taught primarily by Wake Forest University staff, faculty, and alums. For the 2020-2021 season, all classes will be held online and divided into two weekly consecutive two-hour sessions to avoid the very real "Zoom fatigue!"

Visit our website to find out more about the full series, including dates for remaining sessions and ADDITIONAL "advanced" sessions for some topics.

Cost: $50 for Supporting Partners, $60 for all others
Full Series: $450 for SPs, $550 for all others (the series can be started with any class)

Not sure if your organization is a Supporting Partner? Please check Join/Give Now on our website or call 336-724-2866. If payment is a barrier to your organization's participation in this program, please contact us. We want to ensure that small, grassroots organizations and those led by people of color can benefit from these sessions.

Join Us for a Nonprofit Summit on Education & Literacy!
Friday, March 5th, Noon
Location: Zoom

Is your non-profit interested in school or other educational programming or outreach? Does your nonprofit focus on literacy for children or adults? Then, in lieu of our March Virtual Happy Hour, we hope you will join us, Bookmarks, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, and other local nonprofits for this virtual gathering of organizations who are investing resources in these areas in 2021. Learn about the ongoing and new projects of community nonprofits working on these issues and discover new ways to collaborate.

Any staff members or board representatives from organizations serving are welcome to attend. Please designate one spokesperson to be the voice of your organizations for this meeting as each share a brief summary of the missions and efforts being pursued in 2021. Once registered, you will receive an agenda for the meeting and additional information on what to prepare. During the meeting, we will have breakout rooms offering a chance for organizations to connect on similar initiatives and themes. 

We hope you will leave this summit better connected to fellow nonprofits in Forsyth County and ideas for how to collaborate for the good of our community. Have questions? Please contact Jamie Rogers Southern, Interim Executive Director of Bookmarks.

COST: FREE!! but you'll need to register for the Zoom link and space is limited!!

Join Us for Our Revamped Volunteer Management Training Series with New Module on Creating Equitable Environments!
Friday, March 12, 9 am to 11:30 am
Monday, March 15, 1 pm to 3:30 pm
Wednesday, March 17, 1 pm to 3:30
Friday, March 19, 9 am to 11:30 am
Monday, March 22, 1 pm to 3:30 pm
Wednesday, March 24, 1 pm to 3:30 pm
Friday, March 26, 1 pm to 3:30 pm

Location: Zoom (the link will the same for the entire series)

For years, we've been happy to offer the Volunteer Management Training Series (VMTS,) developed by Points of Light and its Global affiliate network. For the past six months, Amy has been working with a team of her network peers to update and expand the series. We're excited to offer this new, revamped, virtual version virtually this March, which will incorporate the core six, half-day sessions and a completely new seventh session on Creating Equitable Environments for Volunteers. Together, these sessions provide a comprehensive understanding of the "nuts and bolts" of running a COVID-informed, equity-infused volunteer program. Volunteer administrators and anyone who has responsibility for recruiting, coordinating, or managing volunteers will benefit from the interactive curriculum, which is based on the latest research and best practices in the industry.

Topics covered include recent trends in volunteering, building an equity-infused, volunteer-focused culture, designing appropriate volunteer opportunities (even COVID-appropriate ones,) risk management practices, making and managing effective volunteer matches, recruiting and engaging volunteers (even during a pandemic,) developing effective training approaches for volunteers, and evaluating and sharing the impact of your volunteer program.

While we know that seven session is *a lot*, we also know how valuable it is to learn from the peer cohort in the class--which is difficult if the participants are constantly changing. Since this is the first time we'll be offering this revamped version, we're requesting participants to sign up for the entire series. HOWEVER--sessions will be recorded, and you are welcome to send someone else from your organization if a single person can't attend all seven sessions in real time.

VMTS is co-facilitated by Dr. Sharee Fowler, an Assistant Professor and Director of Salem College's Nonprofit Management and Community Leadership Program, and Amy Lytle, HandsOn NWNC's Executive Director. This year, we'll also be welcoming Vanessa Miller, CAVNC, the Marketing Services Manager at Goodwill Industries of NWNC, and the current President of the Piedmont Regional Association for Volunteer Administrators (PRAVA,) as a co-facilitator, and co-creator of the new module. Together, they have decades of real-world experience in mobilizing and managing volunteer programs in a diversity of settings.
Here are just some of the things our participants have shared about the VMTS experience: "Great online activities...lend to real life application." "The group discussions/breakout groups helped to understand the material better." "The content and the way in which concepts were presented was extremely helpful." " [The best part was] hearing solutions that others have found to volunteering during a pandemic." "The breakout sessions and being able to talk to people that relate to your position was really beneficial."

Cost for the Full Series: $225 for Supporting Partners, $275 for all others

Not sure if your organization is a Supporting Partner? Please check Join/Give Now on our website or call 336-724-2866. If payment is a barrier to your organization's participation in this program, please contact us. We want to ensure that small, grassroots organizations and those led by people of color can benefit from these sessions.

2020-2021 Nonprofit Essentials:
Thursday, March 18, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Thursday, March 25, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Zoom

Even though we remain socially distanced, our organizations still need to work together. Does your nonprofit need to do true, deep collaborative work with other organizations? The kind that moves from talk, to action, to measurable results? Then this session is for you! In this highly interactive, energetic, and--dare we say--FUN workshop,  you will get the opportunity to explore specific skills and tools that will help you create and sustain powerful, effective partnerships. 
Always one of our favorite Nonprofit Essentials offerings, this session was one of our few casualties of 2020, scheduled just a few days after the #quarantimes began. If you were scheduled to take the class last year, we hope you will join us for this year's session (please send Kathy an email, so she can send you the link.) With a year to plan how to present our Collaboration session in a virtual space, we know that this session will be as compelling and informative as its in-person counterpart.

The class is taught by Dr. Sharee Fowler, an Assistant Professor and Director of Salem College's Nonprofit Management and Community Leadership Program, and one of HandsOn's longest collaborative partners. Prior to joining the Salem faculty, Dr. Fowler served as the Partnership Director for The Forsyth Promise, a community-wide cradle to career education initiative. She also has held positions as an Associate Organizer for CHANGE, a nonpartisan, multi-racial, multi-faith community organizing group and as a victim advocate, community educator, and the founding coordinator of the Domestic Violence Community Council at Family Services. In addition to her work at Salem College, Dr. Fowler is a Courage & Renewal Facilitator in Preparation and currently co-facilitates a monthly Circle of Trust© for individuals working in the nonprofit and public sectors in her local community. She serves as the President of the Holly Avenue Neighborhood Association and on the Board of Directors for Triad Restorative Justice.
Nonprofit Essentials is a monthly series of 10 classes designed to provide the "essentials" needed by nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteer leaders to be successful in the sector. Classes can be taken individually, or as a full series, which can be started at any time. Offered in partnership with Wake Forest University's Office of Civic and Community Engagement for more than a decade, the classes are taught primarily by Wake Forest University staff, faculty, and alums. For the 2020-2021 season, all classes will be held online and divided into two weekly consecutive two-hour sessions to avoid the very real "Zoom fatigue!"

Visit our website to find out more about the full series, including dates for remaining sessions and NEW "advanced" sessions for some topics.

Cost: $50 for Supporting Partners, $60 for all others
Full Series: $450 for SPs, $550 for all others (the series can be started with any class)

Not sure if your organization is a Supporting Partner? Please check Join/Give Now on our website or call 336-724-2866. If payment is a barrier to your organization's participation in this program, please contact us. We want to ensure that small, grassroots organizations and those led by people of color can benefit from these sessions.

Spaces Now Available for our Organizational Assessment and Building Capacity for Measurement Programs!
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Now that it appears as though the worst of COVID may be behind us (*knocks on wood*), the time is NOW for nonprofits to start thinking about what our "better normal" might look like in the future. And HandsOn has two programs that can help you do just that!

Our ever-popular Building Capacity for Measurement program is a coaching model that matches your nonprofit's leadership team with a consultant who will use group training, coaching, and technical assistance to help you design a simple, effective measurement system for a particular program or activity, as well as a process that can be used to embed the system into your on-going operations. By working as a team, you'll strengthen your ability to identify and track the results you intend to achieve with participants, clients, partners or customers; gather and use your own program data to improve programs and services; and, share your story of success to internal and external audiences. There are limited spaces for this program, and they fill quickly.

We also have space available for nonprofits located in or serving the residents of Lewisville and Clemmons to experience the benefits of our Organizational Assessment program--FOR FREE! We know that many of you are using your experience in the pandemic not just as an inflection point, but a *reflection* point, and our organizational assessment process can help you do just that. Starting with an online assessment taken by staff, board members, and/or other leadership volunteers, the assessment process provides a “snapshot” of an organization’s health so that your team can make strategic decisions going forward. After completing the online assessment, your organization will be matched with a consultant who will facilitate a half-day session to help you interpret your results, identify top priorities, and devise a plan for next steps--everything you'll need to make sure that your organization comes out of COVID-19 stronger than ever! Due to a grant from the Clemmons Community Foundation, we still have a few slots available for organizations to take advantage of this rare, FREE, opportunity!

Training Opportunities
"Navigating the Changing Volunteer Landscape: Exploring Key Trends," a Sterling Volunteers webinar, Thursday, February 11th, FREE! Sterling Volunteers, a HandsOn Vendor Partner, is offering this webinar featuring Beth Steinhorn, President of VQ Volunteer Strategies. She'll explore key volunteer trends coming out of 2020. Participants will learn how successful organizations are shifting from a traditional culture of volunteer management to a robust culture of volunteer engagement. Discover how safely leveraging the skills and interests of volunteers can still build your capacity and help to sustain your organization no matter what challenges come along. Registration required.
"Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends, and Colleagues," a Bookmarks and Greater Winston-Salem author event, February 17th, Noon, FREE! Bookmarks and Greater Winston-Salem, both HandsOn Supporting Partners, are coming together to bring this free author talk to our community! David Bradford and Carol Robin taught interpersonal skills to MBA candidates for a combined seventy-five years in their legendary Stanford Graduate School of Business course Interpersonal Dynamics. The ability to create strong relationships with others is crucial to living a full life and becoming more effective at work. Yet many of us find ourselves struggling to build solid personal and professional connections or unable to handle challenges that inevitably arise when we grow closer to others. When we find ourselves in an exceptional relationship—the kind of relationship in which we feel fully understood and supported for who we are—it can seem like magic. But the truth is that the process of building and sustaining these relationships can be described, learned, and applied. More details and registration is online!
“Loving Yourself”, PRAVA Meeting, February 25th, 10:00 am, FREE! Join our friends at PRAVA, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, for their next virtual session. Crystal Little, Program Director at The Flourish Initiative will cover practical ways consistent self-care can enhance one’s capacity to serve as a volunteer manager within the community. The cost is free for members and guests, but registration via email is required. See you there!
Nonprofit Management Institute," Offered by the NC Center for Nonprofits, Tuesdays in March, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, $350-$500 Developed from ongoing nonprofit management research and the Center’s Principles & Practices guide, this virtual learning cohort invites nonprofit executives, managers, and board leaders to assess their organizations’ management practices, identify successes and challenges, build capacity where there are gaps, and work towards long-term sustainability. The 5-session series will focus on board governance, program design and evaluation, strategic planning, fundraising, financial management, and human resources. More details and registration are online.
Funding Opportunities
Black Philanthropy Initiative Now Accepting Video Proposals for
Impact Grants Program! The Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) is now accepting 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 February 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, and must be groups/organizations with annual budgets of less than $150,000. Priority will be given to Black-led organizations and programs, as well as those organizations and programs that work within predominately Black neighborhoods (including 27101, 27105 and 27107).
BPI is requesting video applications (instead of written applications) to help minimize the time it takes for organizations to apply. The application deadline is midnight, Tuesday, February 9. For more information or to apply online, visit their website and scroll down to the "Grants" section.
Learn More About Applying for a Weston Award on February 17th! All health and human services nonprofit representatives are invited to attend an Applicant Information Meeting for the Joel and Claudette Weston Award on Wednesday, February 17th at 10:00 am via Zoom. The Joel and Claudette Weston Award honors a local nonprofit, health, or human service organization that has demonstrated organizational excellence. Each year, the Weston Award Committee reviews applications from local organizations. The winner will be presented with a $50,000 award from the Joel and Claudette Weston Award Fund. This award is a tribute to one of Forsyth County’s finest citizens. As United Way President from 1980 through 1982, Joel Weston was responsible for the introduction of many innovative programs, all designed to strengthen our community. The award was established and endowed by his family and friends in recognition and honor of his vision and dedication to our community. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the award and application process. Please RSVP to Noelle Stevenson by February 15th!
Other Opportunities
Learn How You Can Get Better Connected to Wake Forest University! Are you a community member or local nonprofit and want to learn how to get involved with Wake Forest? Join our friends at the WFU Office of Civic & Community Engagement, a core HandsOn Program Partner, for this webinar on community engagement and resources available at Wake Forest on Tuesday, February 9 from 5:00-6:30 p.m Learn how to connect with WFU for internships and volunteer opportunities, project or program support through year-long programs, resources for community members and more. Panelists include staff and faculty from various offices tasked with leading community engagement efforts including Wake Downtown, WFU Law School, WFU Divinity School, the Office of Collaborations and others. Registration required.
Third Space Studio Now Offering Behind-the-Scenes Virtual Meeting Support! We're excited to share that Third Space Studio, a HandsOn Consulting Partner, is offering behind-the-scenes virtual meeting support so you can focus more on your content and agenda, rather than on managing technology and participants. Since virtual and hybrid events will be part of our world for probably at least another year, this is great news, especially for smaller nonprofits that may not have this expertise in-house. Their folks will help you set (and design) the stage in a way that ensures you have engaging and successful virtual experiences. Services include:
  • Providing 1:1 coaching to help you determine which digital tools will best support your meeting or online event goals, and can host your event and registration via Zoom.
  • During your event, they can manage breakout rooms, the chatbox, polls, and Q&A so that you can focus on engaging and connecting with your participants. We can also assist you or your presenters with sharing any audio, video, or slideshow presentations.
  • If you record the session, they can also help with video editing support, making sure you capture the content most important to you.
For more information, please reach out to Heather Yandow.
Winston-Salem Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications! The Winston-Salem Foundation, a HandsOn Funding Partner is now accepting applications for its scholarship program for the 2021-2022 academic year. Deadlines are March 15 for most merit-based scholarships and July 1 for financial need-based scholarships. The Foundation has more than 130 scholarships and granted $1.2 million last year to students from Forsyth, Davidson, Davie, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes, and Yadkin Counties. Students can qualify with a wide range of GPAs and interests, and they may be considering attending community colleges, colleges, and universities. For more information and to access their one-stop application portal, please visit their website.
Employment Opportunities
The Winston-Salem Foundation, President The Winston-Salem Foundation, a HandsOn Funding Partner, has retained Koya Partners to partner with the Search Committee to identify the next President of the Foundation. Over the last several weeks, Koya has spent time meeting with the Search Committee, other members of the Foundation Committee and all members of the staff at the Foundation. Based on these conversations, Koya has developed the Winston-Salem Foundation President Position Profile found here. The Search Committee is committed to developing a diverse candidate pool and invites applications from candidates whose life experiences and personal identities will inform the Foundation’s work. To express interest and to get more information, please contact Erin Reedy, Managing Director, Koya Partners.
Philanthropic Advisor The Foundation is also looking for a philanthropic advisor who participates as part of the Advancement and Philanthropic Services department, which cultivates and maintains relationships with the Foundation's donors. The philanthropic advisor is responsible for new fund development, promotion of the Foundation’s philanthropic services, and engagement with targeted networks, with the goal of building diverse relationships that will fund the organization’s work. This position works under the direct leadership of the vice president, advancement and collaboratively with the Foundation staff, leadership, and volunteers. This full-time position has a salary range of $82,000 - $87,000. Act fast if you're interested--applications will close at 5 pm on February 5th!

(Although be on the lookout for another new position opening soon!)
Leadership Winston-Salem, Program Director The mission of Leadership Winston-Salem, a HandsOn Supporting Partner,-- educating, connecting and energizing leaders to serve and improve the community – guides everything they do. LWS operates two programs: Flagship and INSIGHT. Their programs are all about building strong, lasting relationships with other leaders, learning more about our community, and being inspired to make a difference in our community. The Program Director is responsible for the successful execution of Leadership Winston-Salem’s Flagship Program, and works to ensure a stimulating, impactful adult learning experiences for this intensive nine-month program. They report to the Executive Director and works closely with the Development Director as well as the Administrative & Technology Director. No salary information was provided. In order to be considered please email your cover letter, resume, salary expectations and supervisory references. The search committee will begin reviewing applications February 4, but the position will remain open until filled.  
United Way of Davidson County, Administrative Assistant The United Way of Davidson County, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support to all departments of the United Way office. The AA engages diverse stakeholders to accurately and effectively assess community needs and strategically guides United Way to contribute to the community’s priorities. The AA is an expert on community issues and challenges and has a thorough knowledge of the data trends, research, and environment and community stakeholders. The AA serves as the liaison between nonprofits in the community and United Way. The AA coordinates with financial manager and handles some accounting tasks on a weekly basis. No salary information provided.
Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC, Part-Time Data Analyst Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, is looking for a part-time Data Analyst with a passion to serve others in their mission to end hunger in our community. Second Harvest provides food and support to a network of over 400 local partners, such as food pantries and meal programs for vulnerable children, seniors, and adults. As part of the Partnerships and Impact department, this part-time position will be supporting their efforts to utilize data to more effectively understand and serve those in their service area. They're looking for a data-savvy professional who can uncover the story behind numbers and tell that story to both technical and non-technical audiences to drive strategy. If you have a proven track record and passion for analyzing, communicating, modeling, mapping, and visualizing purposeful data, and a collaborative and analytical approach to your work, they highly encourage you to apply by submitting your resume to Nikki McCormick, VP – Partnerships & Impact. Salary range is $20-$25/hr.
City with Dwellings, Executive Director City with Dwellings seeks its first-ever Executive Director to ensure the success of the organization through overall strategic and operational responsibility for the execution and expansion of its mission. CwD works to end the crisis of homelessness in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County by building a supportive, consistent community with individuals experiencing homelessness. This position requires a compassionate leader, growth-oriented visionary, and innovative problem solver with strong experience working with a Board. The ED will represent the organization’s collective voice in the community, serving as an encouraging partner, identifying and leveraging opportunities, and leading fundraising and advocacy efforts. The target hiring salary for this position is $60,000 to $70,000 at this time, with recognition that the position will grow as the organization and funding grow. For more details and application instructions, please visit Capability Company's website, a HandsOn Consulting Partner, which is assisting in the search.
Smart Start of Forsyth County, Strategic Initiatives and Development Manager Smart Start has been serving the birth-to-five population of Forsyth County since 1994 by supporting children, parents, educators, centers, and policymakers through collaborative programs, consumer education, and advocacy.
As a partnering organization with the North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc. (NCPC), SSFC is the only organization in Forsyth County, charged by statute, to care about the quality and progress of the community early-learning system. The Strategic Initiatives and Development Manager is a role developed to enhance executive office capabilities. The goal is to cultivate new relationships, manage projects to deepen and broaden our impact while leveraging existing partnerships, and ultimately to ensure that SSFC can best serve its members. This role is vital to the future growth of SSFC. They will provide leadership in advancing the organization through intentional, strategic planning implementation and funding diversity through effective resource stewardship at an agency with a healthy mix of government funding and private philanthropic support. This position supports a Board committee under the direction of the CEO. Pay range is $20-$25/ hour. For more details, including application instructions, please visit their website.
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation, Program Officer The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is a statewide, private, family foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for all North Carolinians. The Foundation was established in 1936 as a memorial to Z. Smith Reynolds, the youngest son of R.J. Reynolds. For more than eighty years, the Foundation has been engaged in forward-thinking philanthropy with contributions of $608 million in North Carolina.They are currently seeking a new Program Officer that will have primary responsibility for implementing the Foundation's Community-Based Strategy, which has three components: a Community Progress Fund, a Collaborative Problem-Solving approach, and supporting capacity building in under-resourced communities across North Carolina. For more information or to apply please visit their website. The deadline to apply is February 15th!
Minglewood Farm and Nature Preserve, Program Support and Outreach Manager (Part-Time) Minglewood Farm and Nature Preserve is a 65-acre outdoor experiential learning center and sustainable farm in Surry County. Since 2014, MFNP has engaged students in classroom and on-site interactive nature learning. They are currently seeking a creative, committed and self-motivated individual with an interest in nature to partner with them to increase the reach, deepen the impact, and enhance the programs supporting their mission of educating local youth and the surrounding communities on environmental stewardship and sustainable agriculture. This new position will support our classroom and outdoor environmental education programs, build awareness of Minglewood in local and surrounding communities, and strengthen their social media presence. Responsibilities will include program design, direct facilitation, marketing and outreach in support of all programs. This is a 30 hr/week position, with a pay range of $17-$20/hour. For more details and application instructions, please visit their website. The application deadline is February 17th.
Spectrum News Highlights Our
First-Ever VIRTUAL MLK Day of Service Read-In!

On Saturday, January 23rd, HandsOn NWNC worked with Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, UNC School of the Arts, and our other Youth Engagement Coalition partners to host our 12th annual MLK Day of Service Read-In--and our first-ever virtual one! We were honored that over 80 local Winston-Salem children participated via Zoom in a variety of real-time activities that promotes Dr. King's legacy of service, literacy, and community empowerment. Leading these activities were 60 WFU and WSSU students--most of whom served from homes across the country! As the event was completed, comments from the children included questions about when we'd be offering the event again, and that they wished it would have lasted longer!! We've included the opening video for the day above for you to enjoy.

We're more than thrilled with how this event turned out, and were happy that Spectrum News figured out how to cover the event, even though it was in a virtual space.

Join HandsOn NWNC and the NC Center for Nonprofits in Support of COVID Relief for Nonprofits!

In recent days, more than 1,700 nonprofits from all 50 states--including us-- have signed on to a letter asking President Biden and leaders in Congress to include four key nonprofit provisions in the next COVID relief legislation:
  • Provide financial relief that is available to all nonprofits. Nonprofits are seeking a special version of the PPP that is more closely tailored to nonprofits’ finances and operations, as well as other emergency grants.

  • Strengthen incentives for charitable giving by increasing and extending the above-the-line deduction while preserving the itemized charitable contribution deduction, which is currently capped and set to expire at the end of 2021.

  • Hold nonprofits that self-insure harmless for unemployment claims during the entirety of the pandemic.

  • Provide additional support to state and local governments so they won't have to make cuts to essential programs and services, and to keep them from being tempted to impose new costs and burdens on their nonprofit partners. 

With your help, the NC Center for Nonprofits can show every member of North Carolina’s congressional delegation that nonprofits in their districts want these measures.

COVID-19 Resource Guide for Nonprofits Available from the NC Office of Strategic Partnerships!

As you may remember, back during the height of the #quarantimes, the NC Office of Strategic Partnerships and the NC Center for Nonprofits launched a statewide survey of NC nonprofits and the impact of COVID-19. Based on those results (the analysis of which we've shared in earlier newsletters,) has now led to this compilation of resources, which reflects the common themes and questions that emerged from the over 2,000 survey responses, which provided an informative picture of the sector during COVID-19, including experiences, needs, gaps, and opportunities. 
Leadership Winston-Salem Announces Katherine Perry as New Executive Director!
Leadership Winston-Salem, a HandsOn Supporting Partner, has selected its current Program Director, Katherine Karsten Perry as its new Executive Director as Robert Egleston, the current ED, steps down to lead the newly-renamed Twin City Development Foundation (formerly Datamax.) A native of Winston-Salem, Katherine has dedicated most of her professional career to the nonprofit sector across the state of North Carolina, including roles in public relations, development, volunteer management, and event planning. Katherine has been the Program Director at Leadership Winston-Salem since 2017 and recently led the organization in its pivot to a virtual environment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring the continued education and growth of community leaders.
Prior to joining Leadership Winston-Salem, Katherine spent more than three years working with The Arts Council of Winston-Salem, another HandsOn Supporting Partner, where she was instrumental in program development, marketing, and event management. In 2020, Katherine was one of only two nonprofit professionals to receive the Triad Business Journal's Outstanding Women in Business Award. Her community involvement includes volunteering for Forsyth Humane Society, Senior Services Meals on Wheels Program, Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce's Corporate Volunteer Program, the Winston-Salem Portrait Project, and board service at Sawtooth School for Visual Art and LEAD Girls.

We're excited to continue to work with both Katherine and Robert in their respective new roles!
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