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Addressing the needs of our state’s poor and underserved.

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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SC has the 8th highest poverty rate in the nation.
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We’ve awarded 2106 grants to fight poverty in our state.
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We’ve awarded $58 million to fight poverty since we began.
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Nearly 17% of all homeless in SC are children.

FOUNDATION EVENTS

May
26
Thu
Building an Exceptional Board Webinar (Part 3)
May 26 @ 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

 

Jun
1
Wed
Fiscal Fitness for Nonprofits Series (Part 1) @ 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 115, Columbia, SC 29204
Jun 1 @ 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 June 15th and June 29th to receive a certificate of completion.

Description:

This course is a fast-paced learning opportunity for managers of nonprofit organizations (NPO) to understand how they can assess the strength of their organization from a financial management perspective. This course will include a review through a case study approach of five key areas of NPO financial management: budgeting, financial reporting, compliance, cash flow management and risk management.  Then, participants will bring it all together to learn how to assess the strength of their financial management processes and systems, so that they can target improvements in their own organizations.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand best practices in 5 key areas of nonprofit financial management: budgeting, financial reporting, compliance, cash flow management and risk management
  • Learn how to apply those best practices in your own organization
  • Learn how to assess the strength of your financial management processes and systems in your own organization and how to target improvements on those systems for the future

Jackie F. Breland is a Certified Public Accountant, financial consultant and President of Jackie Breland Consulting, P.A., a firm that provides comprehensive financial management services to clients in the non-profit, governmental and small business for profit sectors in South Carolina.  Jackie’s focus area is working with small to medium-sized organizations to provide assistance in building financial capacity and strengthening accounting systems and processes. She has over 32 years of financial management experience, with a brief summary as follows:

  • Public accounting experience with Ernst & Young in Columbia, South Carolina.  Primarily audited healthcare and non-profit clients.
  • Public accounting and tax experience with Elliott Davis in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Corporate tax experience managing a large corporate Tax Department for a large insurance company for over eight years, in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Financial Analysis experience, including financial forecasting, planning and general financial analysis.
  • Project Management experience, including the management of a large corporate data warehouse and other company-wide projects.
  • Extensive financial consulting experience with Jackie Breland Consulting, P.A. for the past 16 years, including grant management, financial project management, corporate accounting and financial reporting, budgeting, cash management, forecasting, and financial systems design and implementation.

Jackie also provides financial workshops and technical assistance to non-profit organizations in areas of accountability, financial management, financial reporting, accounting policies and procedures, budgeting, cashflow management, internal controls and fraud prevention, federal / state grant compliance, Form 990, risk management and other related topics.  She and her team of CPAs also serve as the outsourced CFO to a number of nonprofit organizations in South Carolina.J Breland Feb 2015 (2)

Jackie currently serves on the faculty of the Nonprofit Management Program at Winthrop University, a certificate program designed for professionals working in nonprofit organizations.

Jackie served on the South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organization’s Blue Ribbon Task Force for Preserving the Public Trust in 2006 and 2007.  This group developed the Guiding Principles and Best Practices for South Carolina’s nonprofit organizations, which is now in its third edition.  In addition, she is an active member of the American Institute for CPAs, the South Carolina Association of CPAs and South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations.

Jun
8
Wed
Webinar Leadership Words: it’s not what you say, it’s what they hear (Part 3)
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

 Participation in the May 4th  face-to-face workshop and the May 18th 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.

You have a lot to offer, let’s make sure you are heard.

The process your brain uses to make sense of music is the SAME process that it uses to make sense of language.  Because of how it encodes information as emotion it is THE KEY to communication that works.

The formulas I want to share with you take advantage of this process so well, that it causes people to say yes

This training will give you:

  • 1 word that erases negativity and conflict
  • 2 formulas that cause people to say yes
  • 3 sneaky phrases that reverse resistance

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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Jun
15
Wed
Webinar Fiscal Fitness for Nonprofits Series (Part 2)
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

 

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Participation in the June 1st face-to-face workshop and the June 29th webinar is mandatory in order to receive your certificate of completion in the Fiscal Fitness for Nonprofits 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.

Jun
29
Wed
Webinar Fiscal Fitness for Nonprofits Series (Part 3)
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

 

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Participation in the June 1st  face-to-face workshop and the June 15th webinar is mandatory in order to receive your certificate of completion in the Fiscal Fitness for Nonprofits 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.

Jul
6
Wed
How to Face Conflict With Confidence Webinar
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

 

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.     Given the four general behaviors most people demonstrate when in conflict, participants will be able to identify their own behavioral style and make the necessary adjustments to manage their actions.

2.     Provided a model to address conflict, participants will be able to respond to challenging situations confidently by using this approach.

3.     Upon learning the common triggers that spark conflict, participants will be able to avoid “fire starters” and reduce the chances for major flare-ups to occur.

Conflict is inevitable in life.  Regardless of whether it is work-related or our personal differences coming to light, we are guaranteed to have a disagreement with someone along the way.  Since this occurrence is expected, we need to be prepared to handle any situation so that it doesn’t become a wildfire beyond our control.  In this session, participants will learn to address conflict directly.  No more ignoring, avoiding, and passing it off to someone else to handle.  Participants will have the confidence to address challenging situations because they will learn methods that work.  They will learn how to avoid conflict altogether by being more proactive in identifying the triggers.  They will learn how to manage their own behavior, and how to appear confident even when they feel helpless.  And they will get the chance to practice what they learn in a safe environment so that they feel comfortable when faced with challenges in the real world.  

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 Betty Parker is a professional speaker, author, and trainer. She provides engaging presentations and training to corporations and individuals who have a desire to grow professionally and personally.  Her degree in broadcast journalism from Louisiana State University affords her the educational background to write and speak professionally.  She is a communications expert with nearly 30 years’ experience hosting radio programs, making corporate sales presentations, and providing training and coaching in the public and private sectors.  Betty began her career as a trainer in 1998 while a key account manager and sales trainer in the biotech industry.  She started her own training company, Sharper Development Solutions, Inc., in 2006 and served as a licensee for Crestcom International, a premiere leadership development franchise organization. 

Betty has educated thousands of leaders and staff across the country in leadership skills.  Whether training federal attorneys with the U. S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development on diversity matters or challenging managers at a pest control company to build stronger teams, her audiences are diverse.  As a leadership consultant, she specializes in the following topic areas: communications, teamwork, diversity, conflict management, employee engagement, coaching and mentoring, customer service, and more.  Her audiences find her delivery engaging and the results she delivers tangible and measurable.  She is at work on her next book What You Don’t Say Matters.  She is a Certified Professional in Learning and Development as granted by the Association for Talent Development.

Jul
20
Wed
The Language of Leadership
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Language of Leadership

This experiential workshop presents a unique opportunity for you as a leader to increase your self-awareness and understand the key factors which prevent you from moving forward on stated goals, overcoming obstacles, or sustaining those changes you have worked so hard to develop. Using the strategies and framework Robert Kegan & Lisa Laskow Lahey developed in How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work: 7 Languages for Transformation, we will engage in a creative process of self-discovery to explore and rectify some of the gaping disparities between what we profess is a concern in our organizations and what our language and actions actually demonstrate.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, you will:

  • Discover and articulate the core commitments which underlie your most common complaints
  • Identify the learning opportunities which arise from conflict
  • Describe ways for you, as well as your employees, to make the shift from blaming to accepting personal accountability
  • Examine which behaviors stem from assumptions rather than truths and begin the process of reversing this trend
  • Create a customized process model and action template to ensure movement towards and actualization of individual and organizational goals

DrLeslieheadshotDr.  Leslie Bessellieu is an executive coach, professional speaker, consultant and licensed clinical psychologist. For more than 20 years, she has empowered individuals to explore personal and professional goals by venturing into new areas, examining negative mindsets, effectively weighing options to consider positive, more realistic perspectives, identifying and overcoming blind spots and designing action plans to lead with more confidence and effectiveness. She is the owner of Transformations Consulting & Leadership company.

As an executive coach, Dr. Bessellieu assists clients in creating a plan that’s unique to them in defining and expressing their leadership and communicating their expectations with staff more effectively, which  results in improved job satisfaction as well as organizational performance. Through a focus on leadership development, clients learn to adopt a strengths-based leadership style to develop their employees. They also gain an increased understanding of the interpersonal dynamics within their teams and direct reports, which enables them to display more flexibility in their communication style under periods of high stress versus low stress. Workshop participants often highlight her relaxed, yet engaging style and appreciate the added insight and clarity on their next steps.

Aug
18
Thu
Nonprofit Leadership Development Program @ 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 115, Columbia, SC 29204
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

2016 Session Dates                      Leadership Themes and  Acclaimed Films

August 18, 2016 Problem Solving & Critical Thinking — Apollo 13 (1995, Ron Howard, Director) The well-known historical events of Apollo 13 are viewed from the human side.  Leaders  must deal with unexpected events that prove well established routines useless.  Examine how well-trained  and disciplined people solve critical problems under extreme duress.
September 15, 2016 Conflict Management & Influence — 12 Angry Men (1957, Sidney Lumat, Director) Explore improbable  persuasion as 12 strangers selected for a criminal jury  move from an 11 to 1 vote to convict a minority teenager to a unanimous (0-12) not guilty.  Discover how and why minds are changed.
October 13, 2016 Empowerment and Employee Relations — Norma Rae (1979, Martin Ritt, Director) Follow the evolution of a frustrated mill worker into an empowered leader who helps change a noxious and entrenched work culture.  Contrast how leadership impacts lives through abuse of power as opposed to true empowerment.
November 10, 2016 Power and Authority, Crimson Tide (1995, Tony Scott, Director  Examine the difference between power and authority.  Does the distinction matter to potential followers? Crimson Tide offers a stark comparison of leadership approaches during a crisis.
December 8, 2016 Coaching for Success — Miracle (2004, Gavin O’Connor, Director) Based on the true story behind the 1980 USA Olympic Hockey victory over the USSR, this story is perhaps one of the best examples of successful coaching and team building.  Delve into the way Herb Brooks blends 20 college rivals into a committed, high-performance team.

Facilitator:

Rex Meade
PO Box 14940, Greenville, SC 29610864-421-3014
www.MeadeLLC.com
RexMeade@MeadeLLC.com

Leadership Forum FacilitatorMeade, LLC For over 40 years, Rex Meade has been assisting others in identifying and honing the talents and leadership potential of individuals that is so vital to organizations.  Grounded by his own work  experiences within large engineering/construction firms and a regional hospital setting, Rex has a strong base of practical, workplace knowledge. He has also been active on national, state and local non-profit boards.

During the past 30 years, Rex has focused on organizational improvement and leadership  development.  Having consulted with numerous large and small organizations, he continually strives to deliver highly customized services to each of his clients. Recent clients include Fluor, CB&I, Lafarge, LINC, Shaw, Alcoa, Furman and KBR Building Group. In addition, Rex has worked with several national
professional associations as well as with family owned businesses and many non-profits.

Areas of expertise

include:

Assessments, Executive Coaching, Meeting Facilitation, Pragmatic Planning, Leadership Team Alignment, Change Management and Succession Planning.

Sep
7
Wed
Fundraising: Building A Team for the Task @ Webinar
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Often times non-profit executives think that fundraising is something solely left of to them and their staff.  Maximum success is achieved when there is a diverse team committed to the cause.  This session will give insight on who will be on the team, recruiting techniques to get them and how to keep the team motivated for the cause.

Participants will:

  • identify board support to assist with fundraising
  • assess skills of team members to assign specific roles
  • determine the role social media will play 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.

 

 

Sep
15
Thu
Nonprofit Leadership Development Program @ 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 115, Columbia, SC 29204
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

2016 Session Dates                      Leadership Themes and  Acclaimed Films

August 18, 2016 Problem Solving & Critical Thinking — Apollo 13 (1995, Ron Howard, Director) The well-known historical events of Apollo 13 are viewed from the human side.  Leaders  must deal with unexpected events that prove well established routines useless.  Examine how well-trained  and disciplined people solve critical problems under extreme duress.
September 15, 2016 Conflict Management & Influence — 12 Angry Men (1957, Sidney Lumat, Director) Explore improbable  persuasion as 12 strangers selected for a criminal jury  move from an 11 to 1 vote to convict a minority teenager to a unanimous (0-12) not guilty.  Discover how and why minds are changed.
October 13, 2016 Empowerment and Employee Relations — Norma Rae (1979, Martin Ritt, Director) Follow the evolution of a frustrated mill worker into an empowered leader who helps change a noxious and entrenched work culture.  Contrast how leadership impacts lives through abuse of power as opposed to true empowerment.
November 10, 2016 Power and Authority, Crimson Tide (1995, Tony Scott, Director  Examine the difference between power and authority.  Does the distinction matter to potential followers? Crimson Tide offers a stark comparison of leadership approaches during a crisis.
December 8, 2016 Coaching for Success — Miracle (2004, Gavin O’Connor, Director) Based on the true story behind the 1980 USA Olympic Hockey victory over the USSR, this story is perhaps one of the best examples of successful coaching and team building.  Delve into the way Herb Brooks blends 20 college rivals into a committed, high-performance team.

Facilitator:

Rex Meade
PO Box 14940, Greenville, SC 29610864-421-3014
www.MeadeLLC.com
RexMeade@MeadeLLC.com

Leadership Forum FacilitatorMeade, LLC For over 40 years, Rex Meade has been assisting others in identifying and honing the talents and leadership potential of individuals that is so vital to organizations.  Grounded by his own work  experiences within large engineering/construction firms and a regional hospital setting, Rex has a strong base of practical, workplace knowledge. He has also been active on national, state and local non-profit boards.

During the past 30 years, Rex has focused on organizational improvement and leadership  development.  Having consulted with numerous large and small organizations, he continually strives to deliver highly customized services to each of his clients. Recent clients include Fluor, CB&I, Lafarge, LINC, Shaw, Alcoa, Furman and KBR Building Group. In addition, Rex has worked with several national
professional associations as well as with family owned businesses and many non-profits.

Areas of expertise include:
Assessments, Executive Coaching, Meeting Facilitation, Pragmatic Planning, Leadership Team Alignment, Change Management and Succession Planning.

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