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Fred R. Sheheen Non-Profit Leadership Institute

Posted By Evrik Gary, Thursday, July 19, 2018

Great news non-profit leaders! The Non-Profit Leadership Institute is accepting applications for the 2018-19 program and we have even better news if your organization deals with issues of poverty, child literacy, underserved youth, or workforce development… Duke Energy has provided NPLI with scholarships to cover the full tuition ($350) for 10 participants from non-profits that serve those issues! On top of that, those participants’ organizations will be given a mini grant worth $1,000!

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All applications are due by Aug. 8th. Classes will begin on Sept. 13th (9:30am – 4pm) and be held in Lake City, SC. Scholarship recipients will be decided after all applications are submitted.

For more information and application forms please visit our website at or contact Evrik Gary at 843-661-1199 (

The goal of NPLI is to provide a higher level of professional skills for the non-profit sector and a greater coordination of efforts to serve the people of the state.  Experts from the public, private, and non-profit sectors across the country will address the institute on various topics to provide the latest thinking in the non-profit sector. Also, there will be valuable networking opportunities among the participants.

Topics will include:

* leadership;

* program development and delivery;

* human resource development, including board members and volunteers;

* effective financial resource development and management;

* programmatic and organizational issues related to data collection and reporting;

* visibility, including managing external relations;

* public policy; and,

* case studies.


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Tags:  Financial Management  Grants  Leadership  Resource Development 


Evaluation Opportunity: Social Work 793 Student Projects

Posted By Dr. Aidyn Iachini, Thursday, July 12, 2018

Is your organization interested in…

  • Understanding more about the needs of your clients or other stakeholders?

  • Identifying ways your organization or program might improve?

  • Evaluating an aspect of a program or strategy used by your organization?

We may be able to help!

The UofSC College of Social Work trains advanced graduate students in program evaluation. These students will be working with instructors to conduct several small-scale evaluation projects in selected community-based organizations in Columbia, SC. The project will take place from August 23 to December 7, 2018.

How would your organization benefit from this project?

Your organization will have an opportunity to come together and answer a pressing evaluation question with support from students and instructors from the UofSC College of Social Work. Your organization will receive a final report developed by advanced MSW graduate students that synthesizes what was learned through these processes. Your organization will also hear about the findings through a final presentation.

If your organization is interested in participating, please email Dr. Aidyn Iachini by July 31, 2018 at with the following information:

  • Name of Organization
  • Contact Information (phone and email address)
  • An idea for a small-scale evaluation project that could be carried out by advanced year MSW students

Dr. Iachini will then be in touch during July to talk further about your evaluation idea and the structure of the project/course.

Tags:  evaluation  resource development 

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