Thursday, October 30, 2008
It is natural that as the economy slumps people will have less money to give to charity, however, “the trend of total giving of about 2% of income has remained about the same for the past 50 years”, according to Elizabeth Boris, director of the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C.
The effect of the financial crisis on giving is expected to be significant. Will it really? What will nonprofits do to make up for the shortfall? Perhaps the American middle-class will step in to shoulder the burden of bank bailouts and maintain the healthy philanthropic giving that has been our nature for so long. Though trickle-down hasn’t exactly worked, the question is, has it left charities out to dry?
Originally Posted by NPTimes on October 22, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
WHAT: Picnics in the park with carnival type games and activities for children and their families. Volunteers are needed to help with fun inflatable slides, concessions and games.
WHEN: October 25th 10-4 and October 26 11:30-5:30
WHERE: Wannamaker County Park 8888 University Blvd (near Charleston Southern University)
HOW: Please call Erin Guerrero, Volunteer Coordinator at 843-762-8053 or email email@example.com.
Join the friends of Rural Mission for roasted oysters, fun, food, drinks, music and the best sunset view anywhere!
Visit www.ruralmission.org for details and tickets.
3rd Annual Green & Lean 5K- November 8 Brittlebank Park
Race begins at 8am. All proceeds will benefit Lowcounty Earth Force and Keep Charleston Beautiful. For more information and to register for the race visit www.earthforce.org/charleston
Rein and Shine 7th Annual Barn Raiser -October 25 4-8pm
5220 Bedaw Farm Drive Awendaw
Entertainment and activities will include:Live Bluegrass Music, Pumpkin Painting Contest, Silent Auction, Pony Rides, Jump Castle, Face Painting & More
For tickets and information visit www.reinandshine.org
Whale of a Sale Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 Gaillard Auditorium 8am-2pm
Proceeds benefit Junior League of Charleston. Visit www.jlcharleston.org for details.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Topic: “Grant Applications to the Foundation and Working with the Newspaper to Promote Your Nonprofit.”
5:45 -7:30 p.m. Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street.
Meetings are open to anyone interested in the grants process.
For information or registration, call 452-4492 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
at J. Paul'z Tapas & Sushi, 1739 Maybank Highway, Suite V, James Island, SC
Exceptional Wines Paired with Appetizers will be provided,
along with an exhibition of original artworks by local artists.
Live jazz by John Madden. Silent Auction
A portion of all art sales to benefit the Gavalas Kolanko Foundation.
All proceeds raised will be donated to the Gavalas Kolanko Foundation.
Tickets will be $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Monday, October 13, 2008
Services for Mr. Raines are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 16 with visitation from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15, both at Stuhr's Northwoods Chapel, 2180 Greenridge Road, North Charleston.
In recognition of his service to the Library System and Charleston County residents, the Charleston County Public Library's 16 locations will be closed on Thursday, October 16, 2008, so employees will have the opportunity to attend services honoring Mr. Raines' life. All locations will reopen on their next regularly scheduled day.
Mr. Raines, a Library veteran with 42 years experience, joined Charleston County's Public Library 27 years ago as Deputy Director and served in that role until January 2008, when he became Executive Director after the retirement of Director Jan Buvinger.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
In the meantime here are some websites that might help.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The workshop, led by Jessica Munday, president of Trio Solutions Inc., will provide tips on how having a marketing budget can be beneficial. It will demonstrate that no matter how much money you plan to spend, having a budget in place will help ensure that you are spending it wisely and will show just how much 'bang for your buck' you can get by working from a budget.
The workshop will be held at the Trio Solutions Inc. office at 505 Belle Hall Parkway, Suite 202, Mount Pleasant. For more information, or to register, please visit www.thenonprofitnook.com or call (843) 216-0442.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Main Library Auditorium
I have been getting some calls and emails wanting to know more specifics on this workshop. Is it only for beginners? If I already have nonprofit status will I get anything out of it? So I thought I would give some more details on what all we will be covering.
The presenters will be myself and Daphne Wright, an independent grant and project management consultant.
Here is a brief overview of the program.
- Overview of 501-3c status..... what is it, what are the advantages
- How does a nonprofit go about raising funds and where to begin
- Where do you look for resources
- Discussion of Fiscal Sponsorship, what is it, should you use one, should you be one
- Nonprofit collaborations, diversification of funding, and relationship building
- Proposal writing -preparation, project description, budget, narrative
- What to do before and after you write the grant
The program will take place from 10-12 but there is an option to bring a bag lunch and stay after to network. (I will provide the drinks) I encourage everyone to participate in this no matter where you are in the nonprofit world. Remember, the success of your organization is not solely dependent on what you know, but also on who you know.
If you have any other questions please feel free to call me at 805-6930 or email email@example.com.