Thursday, April 23, 2015

4th Monday Meetup & Program Coming up

If you're interested in a quick (30 min.) in-person look at the information and help available to you at the Grants & Foundation Center, I encourage you to come to  Get to Know the GFC here in the Social Sciences Rm. Monday at noon.  (If you sign up here, we'll prepare a take-away packet for you.) Monday's 5-minute focus: Grant TOS (Types of support) Because the 4th Monday of May is Memorial Day, the next Meetup will be June 22-- same orientation tour, but the 5-minute focus will be on grant geography.

Dan Sise
And, if you're interested in how to administer a grant once you've won it, be sure to stay around for Grant Management Basics, 2-4 pm in the training room, taught by Dan Sise of UMSL's Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program. Dan will go over the essentials you need to know to effectively put the grant to work for your nonprofit. (More details and sign-up under G&FC Events on the left of the screen. 

Both events are free and free parking is available.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Inclusive Cities Forum 4 Neighborhood Leaders

Creating Whole Communities will host a forum "Leading the Inclusive City: Lessons for St. Louis"  Weds. April 22, from 4:30 - 7 pm. Author and urban policy expert Robin Hambleton will report on ways cities shape their futures through place-based leadership despite economic and social forces beyond their control and a panel of three St. Louis leaders will evaluate the lessons for our own metropolitan area.The forum is free by registration is required: Get details and register here.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Foundation Center Specialist Visits Central

Kief Schladweiler brought greetings to St. Louis from the Foundation Center in NYC last week and taught a free course at Central Library: "Introduction to Fundraising Planning." He described Foundation Center resources available here at the Grants & Foundation Center , one of almost 450 Funding Information Network libraries located worldwide and highlighted other valuable information available to grantseekers and nonprofits available at

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Register NOW! for May 6 GIVE STL DAY 2015

Nonprofit registration ends Friday, April 10. 
Make sure your organization is represented!  Remember, all participating nonprofits must register – even if your nonprofit participated last year!

Most importantly, find out how much your organization can raise in a 24-hour period from charitable-minded St. Louisans. Be part of Give STL Day on Tuesday, May 5!

Visit and register now. 

If you have more questions or need more information, contact Mary McMurtrey, Director of Community Engagement, at 314-880-4961 or