CHARLESTON, SC -- Over 500 fundraising and nonprofit professionals from throughout South Carolina are expected to come together February 10 – 12 for the SCANPO Nonprofit Summit, a conference focused on replicating best practices throughout the state.
Convened this year at the Francis Marion Hotel in downtown Charleston, this is the 15th such annual gathering, and will offer insights and best practices on energizing a volunteer board, simplifying the strategic planning process, tracking advocacy opportunities and more.
“A significant level of energy and an enormous investment of brainpower fuels our state’s nonprofits,” said Madeleine McGee, SCANPO President. “Bringing these individuals together to share and inspire always has a profound, ripple effect across the state.”
Designed to allow attendees to customize their experience, the Summit will offer workshops, concurrent sessions, curbside consulting and features three plenary sessions by nationally recognized thought-leaders in the nonprofit sector. Two North Carolina-based experts will speak: Gail Perry will present New Rules for Fundraising in Changing Times: Don’t Get Left Behind; and Roger Schwarz will present Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams. Local philanthropic leaders George Stevens and David Farren will present Building Teams Beyond Your Walls to cap the event.
Two sessions on the Affordable Care Act and its impact on nonprofits are particularly timely. Summit organizers will also honor two state elected officials who spearheaded 2013 legislation allowing charitable raffles.
Registration is available online at http://www.scanpo.org/nonprofit-summit-registration/. Attendance is priced from $100 for one-day to $345 for all three days for non-members.
Founded in 1997, the South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations, affectionately known as “SCANPO,” is the only statewide membership organization and network that brings together nonprofit leaders to strengthen the state’s entire nonprofit sector.