Create and Activate Your Major Donor Program! @ Via zoom
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This fast paced session will show participants how to build a major gifts program – from the ground up – that can yield tremendous results at your nonprofit organization. Learn key steps in the process that can connect you to your donors and your donors to YOU! In this session, we will explore the process of creating and operating a major gifts program that can generate highly impactful giving – to your organization and to your donors.

We will discuss the many steps from identification to asking…and MORE!
Presented by Erik J. Daubert, MBA, ACFRE – Erik “returns” to Greenville via zoom and by popular demand to share best practices in fundraising using his lively and highly engaging presentation style.

Sponsored by NonProfit Alliance and the Association of Fundraising Professionals of SC, Piedmont Chapter with support from the United Way of Greenville County

Transformational Gifts – You Don’t Have to Be Mackenzie Scott to Make an Impact @ Via zoom
Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

At the end of 2020, Mackenzie Scott made news by giving more than $4 billion to 400 nonprofits across the country, three of which are here in Greenville County. Join us to hear from two of those leaders – Catriona Carlisle with Meals on Wheels and Tammie Hoy Hawkins with CommunityWorks Carolina – about receiving the news of their gifts and what it means for their organizations. We’ll use this as a jumping off point to discuss what makes a gift – other than its size – transformational for a nonprofit. Jerry Blassingame with Soteria CDC will discuss how greater philanthropic support has ramped up his impact. Featuring special guest, Meghan Duffy, Executive Vice President of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.

Getting Our Boards Back on Board @ Via zoom
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Several of you have come to GPP and NPA saying, “My board needs help!” Challenges include:

• Board members getting very comfortable with zooming and multitasking while doing so – how do we pull them back in post-COVID?
• Board attendance slipping because members are busy with their own COVID stresses at home and work
• Boards failing on responsibilities like evaluating the executive director
• How to follow through on non-COVID aspirations for boards, like attendance policies, self-evaluation, getting them to read materials

Our organizations are in a time of transition – moving from virtual to in-person, moving from crisis to recovery, looking at mission expansion or mission re-alignment. Now is a great time to look at how to make this transition in a way that positions our board for success. Many of your boards take the summer off, so this seemed like a great time to prepare to equip you and your boards for the latter part of 2021 and beyond.

End the Debt Trap in South Carolina @ Via zoom
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Our last in person GPP meeting in January 2020 looked at “payday lending” in South Carolina and early plans to put an end to predatory interest rates. Please join us for an update on the tremendous progress that a new coalition has made since that time and what’s next in terms of policy change.

What’s Next For Boards? Best Practices for 2021 and Beyond @ Via zoom
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

2020 required boards to pivot to online meetings, strained participation with members’ own busy schedules, and the enormous challenges that nonprofits were facing. What lessons and adjustments can we take into the coming years? And what best practices can take boards from good to great?

Join us for a meeting with board and staff leaders to maximize board performance to meet each board’s mission.

Biscuits Party to Enhance Equity in Philanthropy (B-PEEP) @ CHANGED - University Center Auditorium
Jun 22 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

NOTE – location change due to weather!  Since 2018, Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy and NonProfit Alliance have joined to celebrate summer solstice in recognition of blogger Vu Le’s suggestions that nonprofits and funders get together to socialize and break down barriers. Of course, we took off 2020, but we’ll resume the tradition with a very casual drop in!

From Chaos to Calm: Sustainable Post-COVID Operations @ Via zoom
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

COVID has created chaos for many non-profit organizations. This session presents a framework for sustainable post-COVID operations that will shift your organization from the chaos of COVID into a manageable new norm.

HR Lessons Learned From 2020 and What They Mean For Your Workplace Today and in the Future @ Via zoom
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

2020 challenged employers in so many ways, from workplace location and safety to federal programs to fund payroll to managing the ways a heated political environment spilled into employees’ work lives.

And the challenges continue in 2021 – what about the hybrid workplace model stays and what goes, how to handle vaccinations at work, and what new federal programs exist to support your workers.

Lee Yarborough, President at Propel HR, joins us to cover these topics and what they mean for your organization. She’ll then answer your questions about HR. Don’t miss this interactive and practical session for funders and nonprofits in Greenville County!

Building Community Trust and Impact with Language Justice @ Via zoom
Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Building opportunities for ALL Greenville County residents also means making sure every voice can be heard. Many community organizations are actively seeking to create equitable spaces to better serve our community members. This action must include creating space for those that are not predominantly English speaking.

Creating multi-lingual spaces where everyone can communicate, understand, and be understood in the language in which they prefer is part of language justice. Language justice is a key component to building inclusive, equitable and sustainable communities. As the world continues to evolve, today’s non-profit and philanthropic organizations have tools at their disposal to implement strategies and practices that promote language equity. This session will include practical tips on doing your work with language justice in mind.

Redistricting in South Carolina
Oct 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm