Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lots to Learn This April for St. Louis Nonprofits

  • The Nonprofit Services Center is continuing to expand its offerings of low-cost classes on nonprofit and fundraising topics taught by a variety of experts. Take a look at  NSC's April calendar.
  • Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis will offer two back-to-back workshops on its 2014 grants focus and application process April 23, If your organization is interested, find out more and register  here.
  • YNPN's April 23 Brown Bag seminar (at United Way of Greater St. Louis) topic is From Traditionalists to Millennials - Ways to Bridge the Gap. Joe McCarthy and Deena Lauver Scotti will represent their generations' points of view. Cost is $10 for non-YNPN members.   Click here to register.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

4 Days left to Register as a GiveSTLday NPO

Calling all Nonprofits!--  April 11th is the deadline to register for GiveSTLday!  Don’t miss participating in our region’s first-ever online day of giving!  We have incentive prizes, matching dollars and giveaways for nonprofits and donors.  What can we do in a day?  Let’s find out together on May 6th! Register at www.givestlday.org. GiveSTLday is an initiative of the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Free 6-week Online Classes on Nonprofit Topics

Take a look at SLPL Online Learning, now available on the St. Louis Public Library website, because it offers free 24/7 access to several online classes about nonprofits & fundraising. Taught by national experts in the field, e.g. Beverly Browning, author of Grantwriting for Dummies and Perfect Phrases for Fundraising, each class includes two 2-hour sessions per week led by an on-line instructor for a total of 6 weeks, class-specific chat sessions, assignments, a final exam and certificate of completion. Sessions that start in April and May include "A-Z Grantwriting," "Advanced Grant Proposal Writing,"  "Introduction to Nonprofit Management," "Marketing Your Nonprofit," "Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials," "Starting a Nonprofit," "Writing Effective Grant Proposals," "Becoming a Grant Writing Consultant," and "Wow!What a Great Event." It's important to note that  this information, while sound, does NOT offer vital local professional expertise and experience.  However it's a great way for the possibly-interested or serious beginner to acquire some basic knowledge of the field on their own schedule.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

4-15-14: Ways to Do Good Well w/o NPO Status

Tues. April 15, 3-5 pm  Doing Good in Your Community.  Got and idea or a project for improving your community but not the time or resources for creating and running a new nonprofit organization? Come hear from practitioners about the ins-and-outs, the resulting satisfactions of, and regional supports  for volunteering,  collaborating with other organizations and/or using a fiscal sponsor to achieve your goals.  Call 3114-539-0357 or email kparks@slpl.org for more information or to reserve a place at this free G&FC event, co-sponsored by Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA)  &  Area Resources for Community  & Human Services (ARCHS) 2nd fl training rm.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Grant Management Basics Here April 10

Winning the grant is just the first step. Thurs., April 10, 2014 3 pmDan Sise, instructor and community engagement manager at UMSL's NPML, will describe what your nonprofit needs to know to KEEP the granted funds coming in, including  understanding:
  • the grant agreement as contract, 
  • disbursement processes and issues, 
  • reporting requirements and 
  • plans for managing deadlines 
Dan also has lots of tips and great links to pass along, so E-mail me to sign up for this free program here at Central Library in the 2nd floor Training Room so we can have enough materials ready. 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Give STL Day + NSC Help

Area nonprofits have until April 11, 2014 to register with www.givestlday.org to participate in this Greater St. Louis Community Foundation-sponsored effort to raise $1+million for area nonprofits in 24 hours on May 6, 2014.

Once your group registers, NSC is sponsoring three free information and Q&A sessions about Give STl Day -- March 13 - 4:30 pm, March 19 - 8:30 am or March 27 - 4:30 pm at Centene Center for  Arts & Education. Sign up for the one you want -- and get details on NSC's other useful continuing  education options here: NSC Workshop Registration.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

D.S.T. = More STL Nonprofit Trainings

 With more daylight, you might find it  easier to attend some of these highly recommended St. Louis area March 2014 nonprofit training events.
  • March 11, CSPRC Round-Table Lunch- Question experts on a variety of Community Service Public Relations topics, 11:30 - 1:15, $40 for nonmembers
  • March 12, AFP St. Louis Webinar "Firing Lousy Board Members..." with Simone Joyaux will be available for 2 weeks, $20 for nonmembers, Note: Joyaux's books Strategic Fund Development and Keep Your Donors are available through the G&FC.
  • March 13, "Rebound Neighborhoods: Mark Twain Neighborhood" breakfast discussion sponsored by the UMSL Community Partnership Program, 7:30 - 9am, at New Sunny Mount Missionary Baptist Church, Register by email or phone 314-516-6989.
  • March 21, NPML class "Lead Positive" for volunteer managers, 9-1 at UMSL, $60 for non MVMA members.
  • March 27, NPML class How to Develop an Effective Board for Your Nonprofit with John McClusky, Peter Ruger and Faith Sandler, UMSL, 1-5 pm, $50