Friday, September 26, 2014

Work w/ STL Ex-Offenders?

You're invited to "Surviving the System, "a candid talk about ReEntry for the Ex-Offender," community forum in Central Library's auditorium  Sept. 30, 7-8:30 pm.  The free event, as well as a 6-7 pm. resource fair, is sponsored by the Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Forum panelists will include moderator Bonita Cornute of Fox News, MO Bar Assn. President Reuben Shelton, Circuit Judge Jimmie Edwards, State Rep. Kimberly Gardner, Chris Howard of Prison Performing Arts, and Crime Victims Advocate Julie Lawson. Alpha Kappa Alpha (ΑΚΑ) is the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African-American college women.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Chronicle Quotes Local Grantmakers on Ferguson Issues

Did you see the 9-11-14 issue of the Chronicle of Philanthropy ? (a print copy is available here) Suzanne Perry questioned some local grantmakers  (as well as reps from W.K.Kellogg & Ford foundations) about plans to assist long-simmering  racial justice issues.  The article reports responses from Amelia Bond -- Greater St. Louis Community Foundation,  the Rev. Starsky Wilson--Deaconess Foundation, and Julie Russell -- United Way of Greater St. Louis.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

"Diversity VS Inclusion" -- last 2014 'Basics for Leaders' Topic

In light of recent events in our region we are particularly grateful to the following people and sponsoring organizations for offering expertise on an important topic:
  Tues. Sept. 30, 3-5pm, Basics for Nonprofit Leaders: Diversity VS Inclusion  Do your organization's leaders, staff members and volunteers know the difference? What does 'diversity' mean for your nonprofit? At this 4th session*  in our 2014 Basics4Leaders series, Sister Mary Margaret Bright, project coordinator at the Incarnate Word Foundation, Reena Hajat Carroll, executive director of the Diversity Awareness Partnership, and Rick Skinner, vp of the Volunteer Center at United Way of Greater St. Louis,  will lead an interactive workshop to help your nonprofit discover the benefits of true diversity in all aspects of governance, operations and outreach. Free, 2nd floor training rm.
Just send us your name + a daytime phone #  if you plan to attend so we can have enough materials ready.

* Earlier topics --legal issues, fundraising concerns, financial issues

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

"G&FC News - September 2014" E-Blasted

If you've ever signed up to accept occasional e-mails from the Grants & Foundation Center listing our newly available books and upcoming events, you should have received an e-blast from the St. Louis Public Library with the subject line "G&FC News - September 2014"  yesterday or today.  PLEASE CONTACT me IF YOU DID NOT (but still want to).   We're working hard to update the recipient list as we upgrade the technology and appreciate your help and your patience.