Workshop for nonprofits

COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina will host “Tools for Thriving in Challenging Times” on Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 9:30 a.m. to  noon at the South Carolina Archives and History Center. The event is open to South Carolina nonprofits. This is the first in a series of sessions that will be offered in 2011 as the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina celebrates 15 years in philanthropy.

Speakers include: South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond on the Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act and online registration and filing for charities; Handy Lindsey Jr., The Cameron Foundation President, on national and regional giving trends, how local nonprofits can position themselves to attract funds from national grantmakers and the importance of partnership and collaborations in terms of organizational sustainability; and Najmah Thomas, director of capacity building for The Cameron Foundation, on the importance of capacity building to program delivery and organizational effectiveness and capacity building resources available for South Carolina nonprofits.

The event is free, but is limited to the first 200 registrants. Only two representatives per organization may attend. The deadline to register is Jan. 21. Email the foundation at, call 803.254.0230 ext. 16 or visit