SC's Nonprofit Summit is brought to you by SCANPO | MARCH 6 - 8, 2017 | COLUMBIA

Frequently Asked Questions

Look no further. The answers to your questions are here.

What is your cancellation policy?

Annual conference dates and registration fees are established each year well in advance of the conference. Requests for refunds must be made in writing via e-mail or US Mail. Requests for refunds must be received at least 30 days prior to the conference. A $25 fee will be incurred. There will be no refunds for cancellation after 30 days or for “No Shows”. Substitutions may be made by submitting documentation stating the name of the person and the reason for the substitution. A $25 administration fee will be incurred for substitutions and is payable on or before the day of the conference.

Do I need to sign up for sessions and special events?

Yes, you will. Registered attendees will be asked to choose breakout sessions in advance and RSVP for site visits and the reception in February 2017. We want to make sure we have sufficient space for your sessions and food for events. You will receive an email after the first of the year with more information. If you have registered and have not received this email, please contact us at

I am a Summit presenter. What do I need to know?

Here is a copy of the letter sent to presenters containing important information they NEED TO KNOW.


Thank you again for signing up to present at SC’s 2017 Nonprofit Summit!

In less than a month, we will all convene March 6-8, 2017 at the Columbia Marriott (Hampton Street in downtown Columbia, SC). Please visit the Summit website for the full program and lots more information! We anticipate nearly 600 attendees.

All sessions are 60 minutes. We have you confirmed for:



Your session will be held in:


(max capacity of INSERT NUMBER people can attend your session) 

If you have not registered yet, PLEASE DO SO ASAP BY CLICKING HEREselect “presenter” under ticket type which will make your balance $0 for the day you are presenting.

We strongly encourage you to attend the entire Summit, at the very low presenter rate of only $125! We offer presenters this low rate because we know how much learning happens in the hallways and during receptions. These casual conversations with presenters are often what folks remember most. Thank you for considering giving back by making yourself available in this manner. Who knows, perhaps you too will leave with a few new ideas and options for tackling a nagging problem or two.

In designing your presentation, we kindly ask you to visit SCANPO’s blog site to read about the Summit theme (“Healthier Together”). Where appropriate, we hope you will connect your message to the Summit’s larger message, as we know repetition and connection helps people remember.

Also, please to give consideration to SCANPO’s Learning Principles in your design as well.

  • Include problem/solution-focused content that explains the session’s stated learning objectives.
  • Consider covering less material if it will allow you to include interaction and sharing of experiences among participants. When possible use case studies or exercises that allow participants to apply skills taught. People are more likely to remember what they, than what they hear.
  • Design and facilitate your session for visual, kinesthetic, and auditory learning styles.
  • Create quality handouts, worksheets, reference materials for participants to use during and after the workshop.

We are excited that you will participate this year and thank you for willingness to help others learn and benefit from your expertise. Please call or email me with any questions or concerns.


My best,


When will presentations be available?

If our staff is provided a copy of a speaker’s presentation, we will add it to the speaker’s bio page on this website for download. Be sure to check this site during and after the conference for presentations.

Are continuing education credits available?

Yes. We will be offering continuing education credits for specific Summit sessions that meet the needs . More information and related forms for tracking will be available at a later date.

What is a flex pass?

The flex pass is new this year and only available to full SCANPO member organizations. The flex pass grants access to all three days of the Nonprofit Summit, and may be only be passed among staff and board members of the member organization which purchased it. To learn more and to register for a flex page, visit the Flex Pass page.

Are there session evaluations?

Yes, we will have evaluations during the Summit and encourage all attendees to complete the evaluations. The information gathered through these surveys is examined closely and helps us continue to improve and develop future Nonprofit Summits. Evaluations should we turned it after each session or can be dropped off at the registration desk.

Are there additional hotel accommodations available if the host hotel is sold out?

Yes. If you have registered for the conference and were unable to reserve a room at The Columbia Marriott before it sells out, other accommodations will be available.

Columbia is poised and ready for Summit. Everyone will most certainly have a comfortable place to rest their head after a busy day of learning, networking and having fun.

Is Wi-Fi available during the conference?

Wi-Fi will be available for conference attendees. As we get closer to the Summit, connection instructions will be posted on the website.

Will meals be provided?

More information available soon.