Do you help determine or your nonprofit organization's spending for programs and operations? If you are new to a nonprofit business organization, or especially to its board of directors, OR if you'd just like a refresher class on 1) reading financial statements, 2) best budgeting and cash management practices, or 3) current public financial accountability requirements, we hope you'll try to attend Nonprofit Financial Basics, Weds. July 15, 2-4 pm to be offered free, here in the Training Rm. at Central Library.
Mary Kay Lofgren
CPAs Mary Kay Lofgren and Stacy Peter, both managers in the nonprofit division at RubinBrown LLC, will guide participants through the informal class, which is sponsored at the G&FC annually by UMSL's NPML program.
Hope you'll let your non-accountant friends know about it and come or send a proxy if you can. Register here.
CSPRC is seeking nominations for 2015 Nonprofit Professional-of-the-Year through June 26. Anyone working in the nonprofit communications, marketing, development or management in the St. Louis region is eligible. Find out more and place your nomination HERE. Recent honorees include Mary McMurtry (2014) of the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation and Carol Weisman (2013) of Board Builders. The award, includes a complimentary 1-yr. membership in CSPRC.
Nonprofits considering submitting grant applications to foundations that
accept the Missouri Common Grant Application (CGA) are invited to a free 90-minute orientation to the CGA process June 17 at the Nonprofit Services Center office. Gateway Center for Givingcoordinated development of the Missouri CGA will also explain how to use it most effectively. The CGA allows
grantmakers and grantseekers to work from a common set of questions and
definitions that reinforce solid nonprofit and philanthropic practices.
The common grant application format has been
adopted by groups of grantmakers in various locations. to allow grant applicants to produce a
single proposal for a specific community of funders. Note: CGA's do not represent separate pools of grant money, just a more efficient way of applying to the participating funders. Click Here for Foundation Center links to some 17 CGA's around the country.
The G&FC can help you find lots of information in books or at local or online classes about how to write grant proposals, but if your nonprofit is not in a position undertake grantwriting yourselves, we highly recommend this June 23 class: How to Hire a Grant Writer offered by NSC and taught by Kent Hornberger. Kent will provide answers to such questions as:
Should you outsource grant writing or keep it in-house?
you need just a "writer" or are you looking for a grant professional to
find opportunities, work with staff to prepare proposals and manage
What qualifications, experience and expertise should a grant consultant/writer have?
How much should you pay?
What are the compensation models you can use to negotiate an offer?