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The Sisters of Charity Foundation serves the unmet needs of children, families and communities in South Carolina through a variety of programs, grant opportunities, collaborative ventures, education and training for nonprofit organizations.

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FOUNDATION EVENTS

Feb
17
Wed
Webinar Building Stronger Relationships Through Communications Series (Part 2)
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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Participation in the February 3rd  face-to-face workshop and the March 9th webinar is mandatory in order to receive your certificate of completion in the Building Relationships Through Communications Series.

You will receive the link to the webinar one day in advance. If you have trouble connecting to the webinar, please contact Kim Frohnappel at 803-254-0230, Ext. 17 or kimf@sistersofcharitysc.com.

Learning Objectives:

1.     Upon reviewing the highlights of the classroom session of this topic, participants of this webinar will learn how to build influence as a leader while building stronger relationships.

2.     Given a tool to help measure the strength of a relationship, participants will be able to administer the tool or one like it to determine if their new actions bolstered their connections to others.

This webinar is a follow-up to the classroom training of the same name.  It will take the lessons from the workshop and first review them.  Then the main teaching points will be tied together to support the overarching theme of influence in leadership.  Influence is built through charismatic leadership that at its core is about the skill of forging committed relationships.  The Influential Leader is a strong communicator that people want to follow.  Participants in this 30-minute webinar will get the highlights of what it takes to build influence through pertinent relationships.  Then they will be shown a tool that will help them measure and monitor important relationships that will add value to their lives.

Feb
24
Wed
Building an Exceptional Board (Part 1) @ 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 115, Columbia, SC 29204
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

This is a three part certificate series. Once registered for this workshop, you will be automatically registered for the following webinars. You must attend this face-to-face workshop and join both 10 a.m. webinars on April 20th and May 11th to receive a certificate of completion.

The basics of good board governance is vital to assuring the success of a nonprofit organization.  Moving beyond these basics can create wonderful new opportunities that allow the board and staff leadership to work in partnership to advance the organization’s mission in more powerful and significant ways.

Active engagement and independent decision making are hallmarks of an exceptional board. Open and honest communication provide a foundation for the board’s work.  Board members and staff leadership are thoughtful, intentional, and passionately challenge and support efforts in pursuit of the mission.  There is engaged and shared leadership along with a united passion that serves as a multiplier for moving the organization forward. 

This seminar, along with the two subsequent webinars, will offer chief executives a description of an empowered board that is truly a strategic asset.  Board members will develop an understanding of how to provide lasting value to the organization they lead.  It is recommended that at least one member of the participating organization’s board leadership, along with the chief executive, attend this session.

The initial session will provide an understanding of the following key constructs:

  • Board/Staff Partnership.  The effectiveness of the board and the chief executive are interdependent and require the development of a constructive partnership.   The process calls for support, trust, honesty and hard work; the result is, without question, worth the effort.
  • Strategic Thinking.  Exceptional boards continuously engage in strategic thinking to consider what is most important to the organization.  This allows the organization to be adaptive while assuring the most effective use of vital resources and future viability.
  • Mission Driven Decisions.  When making decisions, board members put the interests of the organization above all else, assuring congruence between decisions, core values and the vision for the future.
  • Culture of Inquiry.  A culture of inquiry promotes thoughtful decision making that is built on collective wisdom.  The board engages and energizes members, uses meeting time productively, and ultimately makes better decisions.
  • Outcomes with Integrity.  Strong ethical values are demonstrated as the board establishes mechanisms for active oversight and advancement toward mission. 
  • Sustaining Resources.  Linking bold visions and ambitious plans promote improved financial support and expertise.  Transparency throughout the organization’s networks of influence is a hallmark of an exceptional board.  

Colleen Bozard 3Colleen Campbell Bozard is president and owner of ccbozard consulting, a firm that specializes in assisting non-profit, community and government organizations with board governance, organizational development, strategic planning, and interim leadership.  She has almost 30 years of experience in the nonprofit arena as an Executive Director, board member and consultant, which combined offer a unique perspective. 

Colleen is the only BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer in South Carolina.  She has written a wide range of training curricula, and facilitated training sessions for a variety of audiences, including non-profit staff, Board members, community groups, governmental leaders, and corporate employees.  Colleen regularly facilitates strategic planning sessions, staff retreats and group meetings.  She has served as Interim Executive Director for numerous non-profits and has assisted many others in conducting a search for new leadership.  

Colleen is a Masters level graduate from Long Island University in Community Mental Health and a graduate of Leadership Columbia.  She served on the South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organization’s Blue Ribbon Task For Preserving the Public Trust, helping to develop all three editions of the Guiding Principles and Best Practices to help build capacity of nonprofits throughout South Carolina.   In addition to her consulting business, Colleen provides leadership through a variety of volunteer activities. 

For more information, contact Colleen at ccboard@sc.rr.com, (803) 782-7087 or www.ccbozardconsulting.com

Mar
2
Wed
Are All Your Eggs In One Basket? Diversified Funding Strategies for your Nonprofit Organization Series (Part 1) @ 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 115, Columbia, SC 29204
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

This is a three part certificate series. Once registered for this workshop you will be automatically registered for the following webinars. You must attend this face-to-face workshop as well as attend both 10 a.m. workshops on March 16th and March 30th to receive a certificate of completion.

Many non-profit organizations are sole-source funded.  If the one pot of money funding the agency disappears then the doors must close.  Executives and board members must realize the importance of diversification and act on it.  This session is designed for those organizations that only have one or two revenue streams, but realize the importance of creating more without drifting from the organization’s mission.

Participants will:

  • identify three (additional) streams of income for their organization i.e Annual/Capital Campaign, Special Events, Grants, Loans
  • —  draft an organizational case statement.
  • —  understand the importance of cultivating relationships and its role in fundraising

SchrendriaRobinsonSchrendria Robinson serves as President of Clear Vision Seminars & Consulting. Clear Vision specializes in professional speaking, business development, grant writing; non-profit management and strategic planning.  Robinson has served as a grant writer and grant reviewer for the past 15 years and has secured over 20 million dollars in grant funds for school districts, faith communities and non-profit organizations. Additionally she has seen dozens of non-profit organizations go out of business because they only had one revenue stream. Through her strategic planning sessions with non-profits she is able to introduce multiple streams of income.  Annually, Robinson speaks to thousands of individuals locally and nationally providing keynote addresses and seminars.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Clark Atlanta University and earned a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of South Carolina.

 In her spare time she loves writing as she is a published author and blogger.  She is happily married to Marcus Robinson of Greenville, SC and they have three boys Marc, Caleb and Kyle.

Mar
9
Wed
Webinar Building Relationships Through Communications Series (Part 3)
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

 

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Participation in the February 3rd  face-to-face workshop and the February 17th webinar is mandatory in order to receive your certificate of completion in the Building Relationships Through Communications Series.

You will receive the link to the webinar one day in advance. If you have trouble connecting to the webinar, please contact Kim Frohnappel at 803-254-0230, Ext. 17 or kimf@sistersofcharitysc.com.

 

Learning Objectives:

1.     Upon reviewing the highlights of the classroom session of this topic, participants of this webinar will learn how to build influence as a leader while building stronger relationships.

2.     Given a tool to help measure the strength of a relationship, participants will be able to administer the tool or one like it to determine if their new actions bolstered their connections to others.

This webinar is a follow-up to the classroom training of the same name.  It will take the lessons from the workshop and first review them.  Then the main teaching points will be tied together to support the overarching theme of influence in leadership.  Influence is built through charismatic leadership that at its core is about the skill of forging committed relationships.  The Influential Leader is a strong communicator that people want to follow.  Participants in this 30-minute webinar will get the highlights of what it takes to build influence through pertinent relationships.  Then they will be shown a tool that will help them measure and monitor important relationships that will add value to their lives.

Mar
16
Wed
Webinar Are All Your Eggs in One Basket? Diversified Funding Strategies for Your Nonprofit Organization Series (Part 2)
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

 

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Participation in the March 2nd  face-to-face workshop and the March 3oth webinar is mandatory in order to receive your certificate of completion in this Fundraising Development Series.

You will receive the link to the webinar one day in advance. If you have trouble connecting to the webinar, please contact Kim Frohnappel at 803-254-0230, Ext. 17 or kimf@sistersofcharitysc.com.

Mar
30
Wed
Webinar Are All Your Eggs in One Basket? Diversified Funding Strategies for Your Nonprofit Organization Series (Part 3)
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

 

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Participation in the March 2nd  face-to-face workshop and the March 16th webinar is mandatory in order to receive your certificate of completion in this Fundraising Development Series.

You will receive the link to the webinar one day in advance. If you have trouble connecting to the webinar, please contact Kim Frohnappel at 803-254-0230, Ext. 17 or kimf@sistersofcharitysc.com.

Apr
20
Wed
Building an Exceptional Board Webinar (Part 2)
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Participation in the April 6th  face-to-face workshop and the May 11th webinar is mandatory in order to receive your certificate of completion in the Building Relationships Through Communications Series.

You will receive the link to the webinar one day in advance. If you have trouble connecting to the webinar, please contact Kim Frohnappel at 803-254-0230, Ext. 17 or kimf@sistersofcharitysc.com.

The first of the webinars will help assure that the board has the structure and foundation necessary to move forward to become a truly exceptional Board of Directors.

  • Intentional Board Structure.  An exceptional board will built a structure and board practices that assure they are able to fulfill their governance duties and support agency priorities.   
  • Continuous Learning.  In order to assure value to the organization, an exceptional board will embrace principles of a continuous learning organization, evaluating their performance and making modifications and adjustments along the way.   
  • Rejuvenation.  In order to continue to be an exceptional board, planned turnover, thoughtful recruitment, and inclusiveness are a priority. 

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Colleen Campbell Bozard is president and owner of ccbozard consulting, a firm that specializes in assisting non-profit, community and government organizations with board governance, organizational development, strategic planning, and interim leadership.  She has almost 30 years of experience in the nonprofit arena as an Executive Director, board member and consultant, which combined offer a unique perspective. 

Colleen is the only BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer in South Carolina.  She has written a wide range of training curricula, and facilitated training sessions for a variety of audiences, including non-profit staff, Board members, community groups, governmental leaders, and corporate employees.  Colleen regularly facilitates strategic planning sessions, staff retreats and group meetings.  She has served as Interim Executive Director for numerous non-profits and has assisted many others in conducting a search for new leadership.  

Colleen is a Masters level graduate from Long Island University in Community Mental Health and a graduate of Leadership Columbia.  She served on the South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organization’s Blue Ribbon Task For Preserving the Public Trust, helping to develop all three editions of the Guiding Principles and Best Practices to help build capacity of nonprofits throughout South Carolina.   In addition to her consulting business, Colleen provides leadership through a variety of volunteer activities. 

For more information, contact Colleen at ccboard@sc.rr.com, (803) 782-7087 or www.ccbozardconsulting.com

May
4
Wed
Leadership: It’s time to raise the bar of excellence, think you have what it takes? (Part 1) @ 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 115, Columbia, SC 29204
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

This is a three part certificate series. Once registered for this workshop, you will be automatically registered for the following webinars. You must attend this face-to-face workshop and join both 10 a.m. webinars on May 18th and June 8th to receive a certificate of completion.

It’s no surprise that music activates more of your brain than anything else.  What is less known is that you can take advantage of those brain pathways to increase your influence and impact in the workplace.

By combining the principles of musical performance with the psychology of leadership excellence this training will:

  • Stretch your Clarity and increase your Influence
  • Explode your Courage and increase your RESULTS
  • Test your Congruence and strengthen your Integrity
  • Equip you with a Communication that causes change

 sdJarrod Haning is the Principal Violist with the SC Philharmonic.  As an award-winning speaker, his humorous stories and inspiring teaching is guaranteed to boost your influence and impact.  Hailed as the “Seth Godin of music,” his expertise has helped doctors, lawyers, teachers, leaders, pilots and more to make a bigger difference in the world around them. His unique approach will leave you talking about this message for days!

May
11
Wed
Building an Exceptional Board Webinar (Part 3)
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

 Participation in the April 6th  face-to-face workshop and the April 20th webinar is mandatory in order to receive your certificate of completion in the Building Relationships Through Communications Series.

You will receive the link to the webinar one day in advance. If you have trouble connecting to the webinar, please contact Kim Frohnappel at 803-254-0230, Ext. 17 or kimf@sistersofcharitysc.com.

The final webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to build a plan to develop a truly Exceptional Board.  Participants will leave the seminar able to develop a plan to begin to operate at the highest and best use of their collective capacity.  

Colleen Bozard 3Colleen Campbell Bozard is president and owner of ccbozard consulting, a firm that specializes in assisting non-profit, community and government organizations with board governance, organizational development, strategic planning, and interim leadership.  She has almost 30 years of experience in the nonprofit arena as an Executive Director, board member and consultant, which combined offer a unique perspective. 

Colleen is the only BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer in South Carolina.  She has written a wide range of training curricula, and facilitated training sessions for a variety of audiences, including non-profit staff, Board members, community groups, governmental leaders, and corporate employees.  Colleen regularly facilitates strategic planning sessions, staff retreats and group meetings.  She has served as Interim Executive Director for numerous non-profits and has assisted many others in conducting a search for new leadership. 

Colleen is a Masters level graduate from Long Island University in Community Mental Health and a graduate of Leadership Columbia.  She served on the South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organization’s Blue Ribbon Task For Preserving the Public Trust, helping to develop all three editions of the Guiding Principles and Best Practices to help build capacity of nonprofits throughout South Carolina.   In addition to her consulting business, Colleen provides leadership through a variety of volunteer activities.

For more information, contact Colleen at ccboard@sc.rr.com, (803) 782-7087 or www.ccbozardconsulting.com

 

May
18
Wed
Webinar Leadership Wisdom: three ways your inner game is producing your outer results (Part 2)
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

 Participation in the May 4th  face-to-face workshop and the June 8th webinar is mandatory in order to receive your certificate of completion in the Leadership Workshop Series.

You will receive the link to the webinar one day in advance. If you have trouble connecting to the webinar, please contact Kim Frohnappel at 803-254-0230, Ext. 17 or kimf@sistersofcharitysc.com.

When a professional musician takes a high-stakes audition or performs on a high-pressure stage, the outcome isn’t determined by what they are capable of.  In situations like that, the outcome is determined by their commitment to three things:

Clarity           Courage           Congruence

 But these things aren’t limited to the stage.  Any non-profit leader can use them to cause their organization to perform at a higher level and make a bigger difference regardless of the circumstances.

This webinar will:

    • Stretch the size and Clarity of your vision
    • Renew your Courage in the face of “impossible”
    • Take your inner Congruence to a higher level

Jarrod Haning is the Principal Violist with the SC Philharmonic.  As an award-winning speaker, his humorous stories and inspiring teaching is guaranteed to boost your influence and impact.  Hailed as the “Seth Godin of music,” his expertise has helped doctors, lawyers, teachers, leaders, pilots and more to make a bigger difference in the world around them. His unique approach will leave you talking about this message for days!

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