Nonprofit Connect Schedule

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Topic: Directors and Officers Insurance: Why It’s Needed to Protect Your Organization
Speaker: Jim Shaw, Co-Founder, Dennis, Shaw, Drennan & Pack, LLC and Larry Joyner, President, CWS Insurance Agency, Inc.
Session Description: When it comes to the legal matters, who is the most at-risk within a nonprofit organization? It’s not the executive director, but rather, the directors and officers (board members) of the organization. They are legally bound to carry out all actions of the organization, including potential lawsuits. Nonprofit Directors and Officers Insurance helps cover defense costs, settlements and judgments arising out of lawsuits, and wrongful act allegations brought against a nonprofit organization. Learn about Directors and Officers Insurance and how it will safeguard your organization and personally protect your board members.
Note: You will also receive a list of insurance agencies in Spartanburg County that provide this service.


Thursday, March 22, 2018
Topic: Storytelling 101 & 102: How to Tell Your Story and Get Others to Share It
Speakers: Betsy Teter, Editor and Director of Development, Hub City Writers Project; Louise Fagan, Creative Development/Producer
Session Description: Storytelling is essential to sharing your impact as a nonprofit organization. But, how do you generate stories that pull at the heart strings of your donors? Storytelling doesn’t have to be complicated. Learn how to effectively and efficiently share your nonprofit’s stories and how to recruit storytelling ambassadors to maximize your nonprofit’s reach and resources.


Thursday, April 19, 2018
Topic: Creating a Culture that Inspires
Speaker: Arnold Kimmons, Coach, Ministry Ventures
Session Description: Every organization has a culture, and that culture shapes everything it does. Culture will develop by chance, or it can be intentionally designed by visionary leaders. Join us to learn how you can create an inspiring culture for your nonprofit.


Thursday, June 14, 2018 (Special Session; 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm)
Topic: Prioritizing Yourself: A Special Self-Care Session (for executive directors and CEOs only)
Speaker: Melissa Walker, Ph.D., Founder, Heyday Coaching LLC
Session Description: Executive directors and CEOs wear many hats and often times find themselves stretched thin. Self-care gets pushed to the back burner along with ‘your best self.’ We see your hard work and invite you to join us for an inspirational session where you can relax and recharge with other executive directors and CEOs. This is a time to give yourself the attention, compassion, time, and energy that you deserve!


Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Topic: Safeguarding Your Organization Against Harassment and Building a Culture of Respect
Speaker: Robyn Grable, Founder, small business: Big HR
Session Description: Bullying, harassment, and discrimination can quickly go viral, causing devastating results both inside and outside of the workplace. In the wake of many recent high-profile claims, it is important as a nonprofit leader that you safeguard your organization against harassment. This session will help you understand what your responsibilities as an organization are, learn about policies you can adopt to define and address these issues, and gain some helpful tips on how you can build a culture of respect within your organization.


Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Topic: Leading an Effective Board Meeting: Robert’s Rules and Other Best Practices
Speaker: Colleen Bozard, President and Owner, ccbozard consulting
Session Description: Running a productive board meeting is an art and can sometimes be complicated. Sharpen your skills on how to facilitate effective board meetings as well as gain key takeaways you can immediately share with your board members. Learn how to utilize Robert’s Rule and other best practices to maximize your board’s time.


Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Topic: Building Sustainability for Your Organization through Planned Giving
Speaker: Alan Tewkesbury, Attorney, Butler, Means, Evins & Browne, P.A. and Troy Hanna, President & CEO, The Spartanburg County Foundation
Session Description: Planned giving is one way a donor can leave a legacy of generosity to support causes in their community. Planned giving is also one of the most effective strategies to help build sustainability for a nonprofit organization. This session will explain how planned gifts provide a lasting impact in your nonprofit organization and how the Foundation is able to assist donors in fulfilling their community investment goals, allowing the nonprofit to focus on securing the planned gift while the Foundation spends time facilitating the charitable gift to fruition.


Thursday, November 1, 2018 (Special Session; 8:30 am – 9:30 am)
Topic: Thankful for You: Nonprofit Appreciation Breakfast
Session Description: The work of a community foundation would be futile without strong nonprofit organizations working each day to meet the direct needs of those in the community. We want to thank you for your good work as well as create a venue for you to share and network with your peers. Come enjoy a time of fellowship over breakfast and learn about the programs and services offered by your peers. Up to three representatives from your organization are invited to attend!


For more information about Nonprofit Connect or to register for an upcoming session,
please contact  Ashley Whitt .