Monday, June 20, 2016

Grants & Foundation Center now on Twitter!

The St. Louis Public Library Grants & Foundation Center is now on Twitter - yet another way to keep in touch with (& share!) what's going on. Follow us (if you are so inclined) @SLPLgfc.


Monday, June 13, 2016

UMSL NPML Program Offering About Impact of New Overtime Pay Regulations on Nonprofits

As the Grants & Foundation Center course offerings are on summer break, we share an upcoming program from UMSL's Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program - click here or on the links below to register for that program or to learn of their other courses.

Overtime Pay: New Regulations and What Nonprofit Organizations Need to Know

Thursday, July 14, 2016, from 3-5 p.m. in Room # 92 of the JC Penney Conference Center on the UMSL north campus
Nonprofit organizations are not exempt from the laws that cover fair wages and compensation for employees.   As such, nonprofit organizations need to know about the new overtime regulations that were recently announced by the U.S. Labor Department, which go into effect on December 1, 2016.  The new regulations mean that more employees will be entitled to overtime compensation, regardless of whether they are currently classified as executive, administrative, or professional (white-collar) workers.

Come to this class to learn about (1) these new overtime regulations, (2) the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), (3) how to identify “exempt” vs. “nonexempt” employees, and (4) how all of this is handled by the U.S. Department of Labor. 

Instructor John “J.P.” Hasman is a partner at Armstrong Teasdale, which is one of the nation's largest 200 law firms.  He is also a former National Labor Relations Board attorney.   In his practice, J.P. negotiates union contracts, handles unfair labor practice charges, resolves grievances, represents clients at grievance arbitrations, and manages secondary picketing issues and other strike-related litigation and matters. In addition, J.P. assists nonunion employers with union avoidance efforts, and advises and counsels employers during union campaigns.

As co-chair of the firm’s Higher Education industry group, J.P. helps lead the firm’s multi-disciplinary representations of some of the country’s largest and most esteemed colleges and universities. J.P. has counseled multiple higher education clients regarding adjunct faculty organizing efforts and all of their traditional labor needs.

Furthermore, J.P. counsels employers on all aspects of the employment relationship and defends them in state and federal courts against discrimination claims and other workplace-related allegations. In addition to his litigation successes, J.P. keeps clients out of the courts while helping them accomplish business goals, manage workforces, and grow their business.
Fee: $30

Click here to register for Overtime Pay: New Regulations and what Nonprofit Organizations Need to Know

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Upcoming NSC learning opportunity: Steps to Formulate a Realistic Budget for a Grant Proposal

Sharing an upcoming opportunity from our friends at the Network for Strong Communities on June 21 - CLICK HERE to register.

Steps to Formulate a Realistic Budget 
for a Grant Proposal 
Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Network for Strong Communities
Price: $60 

About the Workshop:
How do you budget money you don't have yet? 
Having a clear and realistic budget is essential to any grant application. Funders scrutinize budgets if they are interested in funding your proposal, so having a specific, realistic, and strong submission which can withstand a critical eye is important.  In this workshop, you will learn how to use a checklist to ensure you are building a realistic budget which allows your organization to do an effective job.
Join us for a workshop that will provide you with the basics of grant proposal budgeting!
About the Presenter:
Kent Hornberger
Certified Grant Professional with over 40 years of experience in nonprofit management and fundraising.
Kent currently serves on the national board of the Grant Professionals Certification Institute that is dedicated to strengthening the nonprofit sector's ability to pursue and maintain public and private sector funding by promoting competency and ethical practices within the field of grantsmanship.  
Kent is immediate Past-President of the St. Louis Regional Chapter of the GPA and served for three years as the Chairman of the GPA's Higher Education Special Interest Group.  He has held leadership positions in other professional organizations including the Association for Fundraising Professionals and the Jesuit Advancement Association.
Kent has taught courses on the principles and practices of grant writing/management, critical analysis skills, communications, ethics and project management at several St. Louis area colleges and universities.  
He has been a frequent workshop presenter at both regional and national conferences of the Grant Professionals Association, the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, the Council for the Advancement of Support for Education, the Jesuit Advancement Association, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  He has also served on the board of numerous not-for-profit organizations including Catholic Family Services and EarthDance Farms.  


Monday, June 6, 2016


We will post more (& likely repeatedly) as we get closer, but since people have been asking, we wanted to let people know about the Grants & Foundation Center programming that has been scheduled for August and September:

These are all repeat programs, back by popular demand - watch this space for additional information. And during the "summer break" from GFC programming, feel free to visit the SLPL catalog and check out one of our  many books (like those pictured here) or come visit us at Central Library and spend some time exploring the Foundation Center's Foundation Directory Online.