S.C. Association of Nonprofit Organizations Announces Nonprofit 101 Webinar

January 5, 2009

COLUMBIA, SC – The South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO) is offering a webinar entitled Nonprofit 101: First Things First on Thursday, January 15 at 2 P.M.  The one hour webinar will explore best practices and strategies that will improve participant’s abilities to start and sustain viable and relevant 501(c)(3) organizations. 

Cost to participate in the webinar is $25 for SCANPO members and $40 for non-members.  Join us and save time, money and gas while learning valuable fundraising skills from your desk.  To register or for more information, visit www.scanpo.org or call 803-929-0399. 

Individuals and organizations that have recently started or are seeking to start a 501(c)(3) nonprofit attending this webinar will learn through the following objectives:

Increased awareness of the landscape in the Independent Sector and its impact on newly formed organizations.
Increased ability to define your organization’s purpose and place within the Sector.
Increased understanding of the Stages of Organizational Development.
Improved ability to assess your organization’s capacity.
Increased knowledge of best practices honored by successful 501(c)(3) start-ups. 

This informative webinar will be presented by Charles C. Weathers, Sr. of the Weathers Group.  He is an engaging motivational speaker and published author who specializes in developing strategies to bridge the gap between needs and resources in the Independent Sector.  Tapping into the past experiences of his diverse background, travels, and relationships, he shares lessons found in everyday life. Whether motivating a Board of Directors to carry out their responsibilities, encourage grassroots leaders to continue in their work, or inspire a group a students to see beyond their circumstances, his presentations are built on the fundamental principals of empowering individuals and organizations.

The South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO) is the only statewide organization that brings together charitable nonprofits to strengthen the effectiveness of the state’s nonprofit community.  SCANPO’s mission is to serve, support, and strengthen nonprofit organizations for a better South Carolina. 

For information on SCANPO, please call 803-929-0399 or visit www.scanpo.org.