Volume 13, Issue 2| February 2020
The Nonprofit Connection
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With any new year brings new opportunities to move forward, and to reach new levels of greatness. This is what I feel HandsOn is doing as we all begin this year of “perfect vision:"
“HandsOn NWNC envisions a Northwest North Carolina where citizens and nonprofits are equipped and engaged in creating thriving, healthy communities.”
This is the vision HandsOn adopted a few years ago and continues to be pursued with initiatives such as the Governor’s Awards, which will take place on April 28 in the Novant Health Medical Center conference facility. The Awards breakfast allows an opportunity for HandsOn to recognize others in the community who also have the vision of equipping and engaging our community. Sponsorship opportunities for the Awards begin at $300, and may be found online.
Internally, HandsOn’s Business and Revenue Committee has a new vision for 2020 as well. That vision is to open doors. The symbol of an open door represents an opportunity for new experiences, and journeying to a place we’ve never been. With a campaign for 2020 aptly named “Open Door”, the Business and Revenue team looks to be invited to walk through doors of companies and nonprofits with whom we've not previously partnered. The goal is to expand the scope of HandsOn, but also to empower these organizations, so that they may equip and engage, both internally and externally like never before.
The amazing work that HandsOn has done in previous years has set the organization up for its greatest year to date. The expected progress in this new year cannot be done without the hard work of the staff, made up of Amy, Kathy, and Brittney, but also the hard work of the Board. The Board welcomed four new members this year, and we know that Katherine Caster, Alexes Johnson, Tamisha Keith, and Melissa Wilson are all ready to dive into the work.
I personally am very excited about the vision for 2020. There are numerous companies and nonprofits who are looking to empower their associates to engage with our community through service, education, and skill-building. HandsOn has the resources to assist these organizations, and I am very much looking forward to the alignment of “perfect visions” between the synergistic connections that will take place in 2020.
Yours in Service,

Jonathan Allen
Client Development Manager
Inmar Insights
Board Member
HandsOn NWNC

Ed note: Jonathan's been a great addition to our board since he joined us in January 2019, after participating in one of our Board Speed Dating events. Are you interested in sharing your love of HandsOn with our network in a guest column? Then please let Amy know !
Plan to Attend Our First-Ever "Love Our Nonprofits" Networking Event on February 14th!
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Friday, February 14, 4 to 6 pm
Location: 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, 3rd floor
( see map )

You know we love all of the nonprofits, companies, and consultants in our network--and we've chosen Valentine's Day to show it! Based on feedback from the focus groups we held over the summer, you made it clear you wanted more opportunities to come together informally as a network, and we heard you!

We'll gather in the Burress Family Center for Philanthropy of The Winston-Salem Foundation (on the 3rd floor) and provide drinks and light appetizers. There will be no formal agenda; we just want to make sure that you feel the love! Sneak out early for an afternoon Valentine's Day tryst with us! Put the date on your calendars, and look for our valentine in the mail for more information!

The event is FREE and there is no need to register--just come!
Join Our 2020 Service Enterprise Winter Cohort
According to recent studies, volunteers are almost twice as likely to donate to charity as non-volunteers. Research further shows that organizations that maximize volunteer skills and provide effective volunteer management outperform peer organizations in addressing community needs, operate at significantly lower costs, and are more adaptable, sustainable, and able to go to scale.

Service Enterprise , a training, coaching, and certification change-management program, was designed to help nonprofits "re-imagine" how they engage volunteers in order to develop a volunteer strategy that leverages their skills throughout the organization. Certified Service Enterprises, like Senior Services and Crisis Control Ministry , achieve the same programmatic results as their peers, but do so on just 60% of the budget . Learn how they do it by joining our next Service Enterprise cohort today!

Interested in finding out more?  Click here  or contact  Kathy Davis . Space is still available to participate in the winter cohort, scheduled to begin mid-February--so don't delay!

2019-2020 Nonprofit Essentials:
Fund Development
Thursday, February 20th, Noon to 4:30 pm
Location: The Winston-Salem Foundation, 3rd floor,
Neill Board Room ( see map )

This course is designed to meet the real-world needs and challenges nonprofit organizations face every day related to fundraising. It 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.   

The course will be facilitated by Michelle Speas , who brings over 20 years of experience in Japan, Africa and the United States to her executive leadership, including 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 the safety, security, and well-being of the most vulnerable in our community. She has been a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) for over 10 years and has been a member of the NC Triad Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals since 1997.

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. ( Not currently a HandsOn Supporting Partner? Become one when you register for the class and enjoy the discount today!)

(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.)
Information Session:
Project Blueprint 2020
Wednesday, February 26th, Noon to 1:00 pm
Location: The Winston-Salem Foundation, 3rd floor ( see map )

Applications  are now open for  Project Blueprint, one of our signature, equity-focused leadership programs designed to facilitate members of underrepresented groups to serve on nonprofit boards and committees. (If you are not a white male over 50, then this includes you!) Project Blueprint is a series of training sessions that provide an overview of the role and operations of nonprofit boards to help you develop the skills needed to become a successful board member, and culminates in one of our "Speed Dating" sessions with local nonprofits (shown above.) We've made significant changes to the program for 2020, and this session will introduce you to how we've made participation easier than ever! We hope you will plan to come, bring a friend, and share widely within your networks.

COST: FREE! We'll provide drinks and a snack; you are welcome to bring your own lunch (microwave available.)
Board Member Workshops For Clemmons and Lewisville Nonprofits Scheduled for February and March
Thursday, February 27th, 8:30 am to Noon
Location: Historic Broyhill Office Center, 2540 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons ( see map )

Thanks to the generous support of our friends at the Clemmons Community Foundation , HandsOn has been working with a small planning team of Clemmons and Lewisville-based nonprofits to present a two-part series of board governance workshops this spring at the Broyhill Center in Clemmons. Registration priority will be given to nonprofits located in and serving people in the Lewisville and Clemmons communities.

The first class on February 27th at 8:30 am , Board Training--Session 1, includes a review of recommended board practices and policies including: board roles and responsibilities; fiduciary duties; federal and state nonprofit laws and regulations; board/staff relationships; conflict of interest and family member disclosures; financial reports and dashboards; fundraising responsibilities and techniques; strategic planning processes and tools; and critical metrics for effective nonprofit boards. Significant time will be allocated for questions and other topics of interest to participants. 

This session is for individuals serving on the boards of nonprofit organizations and for those considering joining a nonprofit board. For the greatest impact, multiple board members or full boards from the same nonprofit are encouraged to attend.

Board Training--Session 2, scheduled for March 26th at 8:30 am, is designed for individuals already serving on the boards of nonprofit organizations, especially for those moving into board leadership positions. It provides a review of board officer roles and responsibilities; board decision making techniques; the use of board committees and advisory boards, including structure, policies and procedures; the use of consent agendas and executive sessions; key benchmarks for effective boards; board assessments; executive director performance evaluations; board recruitment and diversity, including inter-generational perspectives on board service; and building exceptional boards and board culture.

We encourage as many participants as possible to register for both sessions.

COST: $10 per session; includes extensive take-home materials and light refreshments

HandsOn Board Workshop:
Leadership Development
Thursday, March 13th, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: The Winston-Salem Foundation, 3rd floor
( see map )

Our ever-popular Board Leadership Development class is designed for board members who are in leadership positions or who are being groomed for leadership roles on nonprofit boards as officers or committee chairs. Topics include a review of board officer roles and responsibilities, committee chair accountability, attributes of effective board and committee leaders, board policies, executive committee structure and responsibilities, key benchmarks for effective boards, a self-assessment leadership instrument, planning processes and tools, leading and conducting effective meetings, group communications, appraising board and committee effectiveness, and other topics of interest as identified by workshop participants. You will be sure to leave with your questions answered in this interactive and informative class!

For the greatest impact from this training, multiple board members or board/staff leadership teams from the same nonprofit are encouraged to attend together.

One of our most popular trainers, Karl Yena retired from RJR Nabisco, Inc. as Director of Worldwide Organization Development & Training. He served over 20 years as a senior level manager providing consulting services to various RJR corporate and operating company management teams on a national and international basis in the areas of strategic and operational planning, organizational analysis, staffing structure, training and leadership development.

Now in his "second act" as an avid volunteer, Karl works annually with over 100 nonprofits in North Carolina, and is a former board member of HandsOn NWNC. He provides ongoing mentoring/coaching to several current Executive Directors and assistance to municipalities, churches, civic organizations/associations, and nonprofits in the areas of strategic planning, board development and assessment, staff development training, coaching, business planning, organization analysis and structure, executive search processes, potential merger discussions, mediation/facilitation, and human resources policies.

COST: $50 for Supporting Partners; $60 for all others
This class includes a light lunch and extensive take-home materials. ( Not currently a HandsOn Supporting Partner? Become one when you register for the class and enjoy the discount today!)

2019-2020 Nonprofit Essentials:
Thursday, March 19th, Noon to 4:30 pm
Location: The Winston-Salem Foundation, 3rd floor,
Neill Board Room ( see map )

Is your nonprofit interested in doing 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.   

The course is led by T. Sharee Fowler, Ph.D. , the Assistant Professor and Director of the  Nonprofit Management and Community Leadership Program at Salem College , her alma mater. Sharee has 20 years of experience working to advance social change and systemic transformation efforts focused on cultivating and sustaining more just, inclusive communities.

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. ( Not currently a HandsOn Supporting Partner? Become one when you register for the class and enjoy the discount today!)

(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.)
2020  Triad Nonprofit Town Hall
Friday, March 27th, 10:00 am-Noon
Location: Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden
215 S. Main Street, Kernersville ( see map )

Join the   North Carolina Center for Nonprofits Guilford Nonprofit Consortium and   HandsOn NWNC   for a collaborative Nonprofit Town Hall! The meeting will o ffer nonprofit board and staff an opportunity to talk with other nonprofit leaders and elected officials about some of the major policy issues facing North Carolina nonprofits in 2020. We'll strategize ways that we can all work together on policy issues affecting our communities, and we'll include briefings on the top federal and state issues affecting nonprofits in North Carolina.

Cost: $25 for Center Members and Sustainers; $35 for all others . Pre-Registration is required and closes at 12:00 p.m. on March 26th!

Apply for the Chuck Kraft Scholarship to
Experience One of Our Signature Programs for FREE!
2019 Chuck Kraft Scholarship
Application Process Now Open!
HandsOn NWNC created the  Chuck Kraft Scholarship   to acknowledge the Herculean work of our first board chair for his leadership during the establishment of our organization, while also honoring his dedication and service to youth throughout his continuing career with nonprofits. Upon his (eventual) rotation off our board, we established this scholarship in honor of his exemplary service. The scholarship provides full program tuition for one staff or board member to attend one of our signature professional development programs, including the  Nonprofit Essentials Certificate Program , Project Blueprint Volunteer Management Training Series , or the  Women's Emerging Leaders Program  during the 2020/2021 program year. Any staff or board member currently working with a nonprofit that serves children and/or youth in Forsyth, Davie, Davidson, Stokes, Surry, or Yadkin County is eligible to apply.
HandsOn NWNC will award one scholarship per year, which will be announced during our  Governor's Volunteer Service Awards breakfast on April 28th.

All applications are reviewed by a volunteer committee and preference will be given to staff and board members of nonprofits that have a relationship with HandsOn NWNC. Please contact  Brittney Albert  with any questions.  The deadline to apply is Friday, March 20th!

Secure Your Table Sponsorship and Tickets for our 2020 Forsyth County Governor's Volunteer Service Awards TODAY!
Tuesday, April 28th, 8:00 to 10:00 am
Location: Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Conference Center, 3333 Silas Creek Parkway ( see map )

The largest "feel good" event of the year for HandsOn, our 2020 Governor's Volunteer Service Awards Breakfast will recognize and honor volunteers who have made significant contributions to our community--the best-of-the-best volunteers in Forsyth County! Attracting approximately 300 community and business leaders as well as our nominees and their families, winners in more than 15 different categories will be honored. Attending the breakfast is the best way to start the day with a smile on your face, as you hear the inspiring stories of our winners and the selfless acts of service they perform on behalf of our community!

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 are also now available, but limited in quantity, so please act quickly!)

Cost: Event sponsorships begin at just $500. Supporting Partners can sponsor a table for just $250. Individual tickets are $35.

Training Opportunities
Racial Equity Institute Workshops Offered by Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods, February-July Dates Announced The REI Phase I workshop is a two-day process that helps provide talking points, historical factors and an organizational definition of racism. The Racial Equity Institute (REI) believes that organizations are often working in very intentionally civil ways yet operating from multiple understandings that rely more on personal feelings and popular opinion. This creates complications to the goal of eliminating racial and ethnic disparities and producing equitable outcomes. This workshop is designed to build the capacity of educators, health practitioners, child welfare advocates, judicial representatives, other professionals, and all persons who are interested in understanding and eliminating racial inequities, disparities and disproportionality within our society. This workshop is important for people who want to dismantle racism.  NBN will be offering three remaining Phase I Workshops this spring and summer:
March 11th - 12th
May 11th - 12th
July 9th - 10th

The Phase II workshop is a two-day training that helps emerging racial equity leaders identify their struggles and challenges in light of the racial equity analysis outlined in Phase I. Following an in-depth review of key Phase I concepts, participants examine internalized oppression, feelings of inferiority and superiority, and racial identity development and how personal and organizational practices are affected by these feelings. The consistent and predictable outcomes of organizations and institutions find their roots in structures supported and maintained by individuals who have internalized narratives of inequity and injustice. NBN offers Phase II workshops biyearly in the spring and in the fall. Depending upon demand, an additional Phase II Workshop may be scheduled in the summer. The spring 2020 date is February 10th + 11th.

You must attend both days of a Phase I training to be eligible to attend Phase II. It is also strongly preferred that you have also audited a Phase I training as an alumni, as your Phase Two experience requires you to have a strong memory of Phase I concepts in order to build upon them.

Registration rates start at $175. More details, registration, and cost information for all of their upcoming workshops can be found on NBN's website.
"Volunteer Engagement & Retention," PRAVA Meeting, Thursday, Feb. 27th, 8:30 am to 9:30 am Join our friends at PRAVA   (Piedmont Regional Association of Volunteer Administration) for another great networking meeting and discussion this month! Meetings are free for members and first time attendees may attend their first meeting at no charge. No need to RSVP, just come! The meeting will be held at Goodwill Industries of NWNC, Self Reliance Hall B . For more information on PRAVA and their upcoming meetings, please visit  their website.  
RE:fresh and Ready Campaign Prep Workshop with CapDev, Winston-Salem, Feb. 27th and 28th, $119 Register now to join our friends from CapDev , a HandsOn Vendor Partner , for this popular workshop at a unique venue in fun and artsy downtown Winston-Salem, and give yourself the refresher you need to rethink and ready yourself and your organization for campaign preparations in 2020. CapDev's experts will present insights and thoughtful dialogue, focused on relational philanthropy and innovative campaign thinking in an easy and useful format, plus a fun bonus pre-workshop adaptive capacity activity with EmcArts & UNC School of the Arts performance the evening before. Go online for registration and more details.
Funding Opportunities
Black Philanthropy Initiative Requests Innovative VIDEO Proposals for their Impact Grants Program Our friends at BPI are now accepting video proposals for their Impact Grants Program . Impact grants are investments of up to $1,000 in local programs, projects and initiatives that support issues impacting the black community in Forsyth County. BPI recognizes that there are local groups/organizations doing impactful work within the black community that may not align with their current grant focus of advancing equity in education (which will have its grant cycle in Spring 2020). BPI also acknowledges that there are local groups/organizations doing impactful work that are newer and/or have smaller budgets than their counterparts and believes it is important to invest in these groups. The Impact Grants program is designed to invest in organizations/groups with annual budgets of less than $150,000 doing work within the black community that aligns with one of the four main areas in BPI’s Rethinking Philanthropy report (education, jobs and wages, poverty and civic engagement). For more information or to apply, please visit their website, and scroll down to the grants section. You may also contact Andrea Hulighan at (336) 714-3467. Hurry--the application deadline is Monday, February 10 th!
Dollar General Offering Grants to Improve Literacy Programs The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has opened their applications in support of family, adult, and/or summer youth literacy programs. Grants range from $3,000 to $10,000, depending on the program, and can be used to expand current programs, purchase materials, or create new programs. For more information, please visit their website . Applications for any of the three of the grant programs are due February 20th.
Bank of America Charitable Foundation Releases Economic Mobility RFP The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has issued a RFP related to their priority focus area of economic mobility. The goal of the proposals should be improving the lives of individuals and families by investing in workforce development and education and basic needs, including family stabilization and crisis prevention. For more details, please visit their website . Applications close February 21st!
Clemmons Community Foundation Opens 2020 Competitive Community Grant Cycle This year the Clemmons Community Foundation , a HandsOn Funding Partner , will award grants in two categories, Clemmons-Lewisville Enrichment Grants and Transitions Grants, from its unrestricted and field of interest funds.

Clemmons-Lewisville Enrichment Grants will fund strategies and outcomes that lead to positive impact and lasting improvement. Solutions are encouraged to raise organizational capacity in meeting the needs and evolving interests of Clemmons and Lewisville. Enrichment Grants will be awarded between $2,500 and $7,500 with project completion expected within one year. Grant recipients will be required to submit a final report.

Transitions Grants will fund programs and services that focus on aging adults and seniors as well as school-aged children and youth in Clemmons and Lewisville. Transitions Grants will be awarded between $2,500 and $10,000 with project completion expected within one year. Grant recipients will be required to submit a final report.

More details can be found on their website . Applications are now open and are due February 12th!
Capacity-Building Grant Application for Winston-Salem Nonprofits Now Open! The Winston-Salem Foundation, a HandsOn Funding Partner , makes capacity-building grants for activities and projects that will help nonprofits enhance their internal operations to better fulfill their missions and achieve outcomes that are more impactful. They believe that strong governance, effective management, and regular adaptation are essential in order for nonprofits to thrive, and they accept funding requests from nonprofits in a variety of capacity-building areas. Requests may include a wide variety of expenses, including consultants’ fees and new staff salaries, with a maximum request amount of $25,000. Capacity-building grants are not intended to fund program operations or service delivery; equipment is a low priority. For more details, please view their website . Applications are due March 2nd!
Funding Available for Elkin Area Nonprofits Nonprofit organizations serving the Tri-Counties area are eligible for funding from the Elkin Funds of The Winston-Salem Foundation . Now in its 34th year of operation, the Elkin Funds consist of three component trusts established by Richard T. Chatham, Lucy Hanes Chatham, and the citizens of Elkin to benefit the community. The 2019 grant amounts averaged approximately $3,500. A community advisory committee reviews grant proposals. Ordinarily, grants are made for projects that initiate, expand, or improve direct service to people. The Advisory Committee encourages collaborative projects that bring together organizations with similar missions. For more details on grant criteria or to apply, please visit the Foundation's website . You may also contact April Durr at (336) 725-2382. The application deadline is Friday, March 13th at 5:00 pm!
Other Opportunities
Save the Date for The Winston-Salem Foundation's Annual Luncheon! We hope you will join the HandsOn staff and thousands of your neighbors on  Wednesday, May 6th  for t he Foundation's 2020 Community Luncheon, always a wonderful gathering of diverse community members coming together to learn about emerging issues impacting Winston-Salem. Table sponsorship information will be mailed in early February, and individual seating registration will be available on their website in March. Stay tuned for more details on what is always a great experience!
Employment Opportunities
Executive Director, Samaritan Ministries The Executive Director of Samaritan Ministries serves as Chief Executive Officer overseeing all aspects of the organization. As such, he/she is responsible for the day to day operation of Samaritan, with responsibilities that include fiscal, programming, administration, development, public relations, and all other related areas pertinent in any way to the operation, reputation and integrity of the organization. The Executive Director must be a professing Christian and feel called to uphold and strengthen the Christian purpose and mission of Samaritan Ministries. This position reports directly to the Board of Trustees of the organization. Must possess a bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred. At least five years’ management experience in non-profit, human services and/or similar organization. Samaritan Ministries has retained CapDev to assist with recruitment. Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications can be submitted via email or online by  clicking here . Candidates should include a cover letter, a resume, and a list of three references. All material will be confidential. Additional inquiries may be directed to Jen Tozier at CapDev, 336-747-0133 x 208.
Trellis Supportive Care, Donor Database Coordinator The Donor Database Coordinator at Trellis , a HandsOn Supporting Partner, is responsible for the daily management and oversight of their fundraising database, coordination with Finance on donation processing and report generation. The person holding this position reports to the Director of Annual Giving and is a key member of the Donor Relations team. Although Raiser’s Edge experience is preferred, training is provided. Attention to detail, strong analytical skills as well as exceptional interpersonal skills are essential for success in this role. Two years of college or the equivalent in experience. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. For more details and application instructions, please visit their website.
World Relief Triad, TWO Positions Open The Program Services Director provides senior-level leadership and oversight of all client services at World Relief TriadUltimately, the Program Services Director helps assure quality, mission-aligned services while also working with the leadership team to define and implement strategic direction and goals. More info here

Meanwhile, the Immigration Legal Services Manager provides management and oversight of World Relief’s Immigration Legal Service in the Triad. This includes staff and intern supervision, grant and budget management, program implementation, interdepartmental collaboration, and coordination of services to foreign nationals. More info here.
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Chief Equity and Learning Officer The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation seeks a highly collaborative, discerning, mission-driven social change leader committed to taking on entrenched challenges to be its first Chief Equity and Learning Officer (CELO). This person will have roles on the equity, program and management teams and report to the Executive Director. The CELO will lead the Foundation's efforts to promote equity in all its work, facilitate meaningful conversations and provide space for reflection. This position will take the lead on the Foundation's learning agenda. This management position will supervise some colleagues and work with staff on important decisions, including an iterative process to define respective roles and responsibilities and how each complements the others. In collaboration with the Communications Director, the CELO will contribute to public communications in service to the Foundation’s commitment to transparency, its vocal support for policies beneficial to low-wealth communities, and its goal of leveraging sustained, thoughtful investment in the South. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of the change the South so urgently needs in this pivotal moment in history. For more details, please visit their website. Inquiries, nominations and applications may be made   here .
Third Space Studio, Team Manager, Part-Time Our friends at Third Space Studio are on the hunt for the perfect person to help keep their small nonprofit consulting firm running. Much like the role of a Team Manager in sportball, they want to find that person who provides the critical support, encouragement, and post-game orange slices to help them win/do great work with their nonprofit clients . The Team Manager is a part-time hourly wage position. They'll pay you $25 an hour for actual hours worked and aim to provide you with an average of 10 hours of work a week. You can work from home or from an office in Durham. This position is not a pathway to becoming a nonprofit consultant with Third Space Studio. For more details and application instructions, please visit their website.
CapDev, Part-Time Data Analytics Contractor Capital Development Services (CapDev) , a leading nonprofit consulting firm serving clients in the southeastern U.S., is seeking a data analytics specialist for a part-time contract position. CapDev provides experienced counsel to assist nonprofit clients with feasibility studies, development assessments, capital campaign planning and implementation, and executive searches. Data analytics is an important component of their firm’s client service model. For more details, please visit their website.
COGNITION of Davie County, Part-Time STEAM Coordinators COGNITION of Davie County, located in Mocksville, is an interactive space for children, families, and the community to acquire knowledge through adventurous play, investigative learning, and creative growth. Cognition features nearly 5,000 square feet of interactive exhibits for ages 0-10, a demonstration kitchen, and state-of-the-art makerspace for ages 10-100. Cognition seeks THREE part-time STEAM Facilitators to interpret exhibits and deliver STEAM (Science/Technology/ Engineering/Arts/Math) programming to both children and adults. Ideal candidates will have a passion for education in all its forms but especially STEAM, an appreciation for local families and children, and the ability to engage with a variety of audiences. For more details, and application instructions, please visit their website.
Crosby Scholars, Director of Development Crosby Scholars , a HandsOn Supporting Partner which works to assist public middle and high school students in Forsyth County in preparing themselves for successful college enrollment, is looking for a new Director of Development. This full-time, salaried position will: develop and implement a strategy for raising funding for the organization; be the primary point of contact for the 2021 Campaign working towards a $7 million goal; and, in conjunction with the Development Committee, create and execute the annual development plan, which includes the Crosby Scholars Invitational Golf Tournament, personal solicitations, and grant writing. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who uses data to drive informed decisions for the team. For more details, please see the full position description on their website . To apply, submit a resume to the attention of Mona Lovett , President and CEO, Crosby Scholars Program. The goal is to have the position filled by early 2020.
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Executive Vice President of Administration and Programs The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust , a HandsOn Funding Partner , has an exciting and newly added opportunity for an Executive Vice President of Programs & Administration. In this leadership role, you will have the opportunity to work with the President directing the daily operations of the Trust to meet the strategic vision and mission. If you are an engaged leader who believes in the importance of growing your team members while living out the mission on a daily basis, then they want to talk to you! For a full position description, please visit their website . The Trust has engaged myHR Partner to manage the hiring process. Applicants who meet the initial qualifications will be contacted for a video interview. All applicants can check the status of their application by logging on to the myHR Partner web portal and logging on to your personal profile in the Job Postings area.

WXII Highlights MLK Day Partnership and HandsOn's Day of Service Read-In Event

lt was a great month for TV coverage for HandsOn NWNC, as we were mentioned in both a story about our 11th Annual MLK Day of Service Read-In , which celebrates the legacy of Dr. King by promoting social justice, education, and literacy, as well as for the upcoming Governor's Volunteer Service Awards!

The story on MLK Day ran on WXII and highlighted how the event is part of a long-running partnership between Winston-Salem State University and Wake Forest University. T he Read-In also includes key partners from UNC-School of the Arts and Salem College. This year, more than 120 volunteers participated, and approximately 116 children, aged 4-11, were paired with them to experience various activity booths together as a team. The booths highlighted Dr. King's legacy of service, community, human rights and self-sufficiency. At the day's "reading station," each child left with a brand-new, age-appropriate civil-rights themed book, available in both English and Spanish, as well a lightly-used donated book of their choice. Children took home over 200 books. Such a large event requires numerous community partners and supporters, and we'd like to thank the Kids Cooking Coalition , Piedmont Environmental Alliance , UNC School of the Arts ArtistCorps , the Winston-Salem Fire Department and United Way of Forsyth County for hosting stations, and our donation sponsors, including Chick-Fil-A (Peace Haven), Food Lion (Patterson Ave., N. Point Blvd., New Walkertown), Harris Teeter (Reynolda Road), Krispy Kreme (Stratford), Lowe's Foods (Reynolda Rd., Robinhood Rd., Peters Creek Pkwy.), The Fresh Market (Robinhood Rd.), and Trader Joe's (Thruway). A HUGE thank you goes to Walmart Community Grant through their Parkway Village Court location for covering the costs of the new books as well as other key materials. This was one of our most successful events yet, and we're grateful to the work Julia Ough and her fellow VISTAs from Wake Forest's Community Action Coalition program put in to make it all happen! Check out the video compilation below of the day's activities.

Margaret Johnson from WXII Helps Spread the Word About the Governor's Awards!

In the second story that ran just last week, Margaret Johnson from WXII invited Brittney Albert, our Community Engagement Coordinator, onto her noon news show to discuss the Governor's Volunteer Service Awards and the call for nominees that closed on January 31st.

Many thanks to Renee Rogers, HandsOn's Immediate Past Board Chair, for helping to arrange the interview. We look forward to reading all of the wonderful nominations that came in last week! And--don't forget--sponsorships and tickets for the breakfast on April 28th are now available!
HandsOn NWNC's Work with Forsyth County's Census 2020 Complete Count Nonprofit Subcommittee Gets Shout-Out from Points of Light!

We were excited to see our efforts to educate local nonprofits about their role in Census 2020 highlighted in December's Point of Light Global Affiliate newsletter, specifically calling attention to the Dec. 16th gathering of more than 40 local nonprofit leaders that we helped convene. Missed that meeting but still interested in how your nonprofit can help ensure a complete count among its clients or constituents? Please reach out to Amy today and she'll be happy to get you connected to the subcommittee's work!

HandsOn NWNC Featured as January Community Partner Spotlight on WFU's Office of Civic and Community Engagement's
Website and Newsletter
We were also excited to be chosen as the spotlighted partner, as we have a long and deep relationship with the Office of Civic and Community Engagement (OCCE) that goes back to the early days of HandsOn. Their website features a great interview with Amy , and a link to it was included in their January newsletter. We very much appreciate this additional visibility for our work!

NCAVA Issues Call for Presenters for
Statewide Conference in
Winston-Salem, May 13-15!

Our friends at the North Carolina Association of Volunteer Administration (NCAVA) are excited to announce the 2020 State Conference on Volunteerism is scheduled for May 13-15, 2020, in Winston-Salem. This conference is provided annually by NCAVA to help fulfill its mission to provide education and leadership towards effective volunteer management in North Carolina. The intended outcome each year is to assist participants in:
·      Learning new ideas and best practices
·      Gaining skills that enhance professional development
·      Strengthening professional networks, that are sustainable beyond the conference

The conference planning committee is currently seeking proposals for presentations. They are looking for a diversity of proposals that will be informative and relevant to the field of volunteerism, including (but not limited to):
·      Trends in Volunteerism
·      Volunteer Leadership
·      Technology/Social Media
·      Program Planning
·      Staff and Volunteer Relations
·      Volunteer Training
·      Best Practices with Volunteer Groups
·      Preparing for Certification
·      Volunteer Recruitment/Retention
·      Personal Development
·      Personal Wellness

Workshops will be held in breakout rooms and last 90 minutes. There are between 15 and 30 participants per session. The conference committee will provide updated information to presenters, so they are adequately prepared for the audience size. Presenters are welcome to submit proposals for more than one workshop. You are welcome, and encouraged, to include some type of hands-on component so participants can practice what they are learning.

If selected, presenters are encouraged to register for the entire conference. Additional information about online registration, travel, lodging reservations, etc. will be coming soon, and we'll announce it here in our newsletter as soon as we can!
April Set as Global Volunteer Month; National Volunteer Week is
April 19-25th!

Join us and the rest of the Points of Light Global Affiliate Network during the month of April to celebrate the impact of volunteer service in communities across the globe, and the extraordinary power of volunteers to be a force that transforms the world!

  • Global Volunteer Month: April 2020 will mark the first global celebration of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger, more vibrant communities, and take action that changes the world. You can learn more and access a handy toolkit online.

  • National Volunteer Week: April 19-25 is set for the 2020 annual celebration of service in the United States. Each year, the week provides an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve, recognizing and thanking volunteers who lend their time, talent and voice to make a difference in their communities. We know that many of you use this week to recognize your own nonprofits' volunteers; that's why we scheduled our Governor's Volunteer Service Awards Breakfast for the 28th--the week after. :) You can download logos for your own use and another handy toolkit here.
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