The Spartanburg County Foundation Hosts Nonprofit Connect Session

Legal Compliance Update from the SC Secretary of State’s Office

Grasping legal compliance and staying current on the legal requirements of a nonprofit organization can be complicated and somewhat daunting, but it is essential that nonprofit leaders are up-to-date on legal and regulatory issues facing our sector. South Carolina Secretary of State, Mark Hammond, and his legal counsel, Shannon Wiley, presented a legal compliance update at the Nonprofit Connect Session Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Below are links to the presentation as well as handouts further explaining nonprofit raffles:

Legal Compliance for Nonprofits and the Role of the Secretary of State

Nonprofit Raffles Handout Post Legalization

Exempt vs. Nonexempt Raffles

Board Engagement in Fundraising

Board members play a key role in moving a nonprofit forward. Many boards have great intentions, but how do you move your board from approving a new fundraising strategy to engaging them in action that achieves maximum success?

Words to Action – Board Engagement in Fundraising was presented at the Nonprofit Connect Session held Tuesday, February 2, 2016, by Colleen Bozard, President, ccbozard consulting. Below are the presentation and several handouts that provide creative ways in which to actively engage your board in fundraising activities that achieve maximum results for your organization.

Board Engagement in Fundraising

Board Engagement Assessment and Checklist

The Ask in Six Steps

Spartanburg Community Indicators Project

The Spartanburg Community Indicators Project
The Project is a collaboration of The Spartanburg County FoundationUnited Way of the PiedmontSpartanburg CountyUniversity of South Carolina UpstateMary Black FoundationSpartanburg Regional Foundation, and Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce. It reports on progress of key issues that are the clearest indicators of quality of life in the County of Spartanburg, South Carolina.

The identified key indicator areas include:

  • Education
  • Economy
  • Public Health
  • Natural Environment
  • Social Environment
  • Civic Health

Visit to learn more about the Spartanburg Community Indicators Project.

Donor Relationships

Building relationships with donors is essential to the success of an organization; however, this can sometimes become very time consuming.  Gain some helpful tips on how to build relationships with key donors while balancing your other work, as well as learn more about when and how to make the “big ask”, and when not to.

Building Meaningful and Productive Relationships with Donors was presented at the Nonprofit Connect Session held Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by Jennifer Evins, President, CEO & Director of Development at The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg.

More about Donor Relationships

Human Resources – Finding the Perfect Candidate for Your Organization

Tired of interviewing dozens of job seekers, hoping one will fit? Use the below resource to structure your hiring process:

Selecting the Right Talent to Fill Your Vacant Position was presented at the Nonprofit Connect Session held Wednesday, March 26, 2014, by Shellie Haroski, HR Consultant and Outplacement Specialist at Find Great People.

Selecting the Right Talent to Fill Your Vacant Position

The Art of Grantwriting – Tips to Make Your Proposal Shine

Do you want your grant proposal to stand out above the rest?  Below are two resources to help you achieve that goal:

Top Tips for Success was presented by Mary L. Thomas, Chief Operating Officer, The Spartanburg County Foundation at the Grants Training Workshop held Thursday, December 6, 2013.

Top Tips for Success

Tips, Tricks, and Words of Wisdom – Making Your Capacity-Building Grant Proposal Shine was presented by Catherine Schumacher, Development Consultant and Grantwriter, Schumacher Consulting, at the Grants Training Workshops held Tuesday, July 8, 2014 and Thursday, July 10, 2014.

Tricks and Tips Making Your Capacity Building Proposals Shine

Foundation Center Cooperating Collection Network at the Spartanburg County Public Libraries

Spartanburg County Public Libraries is a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center.

As a member of this nationwide network of libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers, Spartanburg County Public Libraries provides visitors with free public access to a core collection of grantmaker directories, books on fundraising, and nonprofit management. The core collection of reference books for grant seekers is located in the Reference Area on the upper level of the Headquarters Library.

Learn more about the Foundation Center Cooperating Collection Network.