Thursday, July 30, 2009

Collection Update

Notes from a Non-Profitable Life, Reflections on my journey across America's charitable landscape by Martin C. Lehfeldt, WordPlay, 2008. Now on our shelves for check-out. The former president of Southeastern Council of Foundations reflects on 42 years in the nonrpofit world in a brief (124 pp) "indispensable guidebook, laced with humor and passion, to the world of ononprofits." Diana Aviv, pres. Independent Sector)

Friday, July 17, 2009

2 Newsletter Subscriptions to Expire

We just received word that two of the monthly publications we make available for research here in the G&FC have been purchased by another publisher and the subscription price has gone up --Board and Administrator/old price: $234/new price: $2220; Corporate Philanthropy Report/old price: $284/new price: $2720
While each issue has valuable information, the new prices are too high, so our subscriptions will lapse in December. You're welcome to come, browse through them now. More importantly, I invite you to suggest other philanthropic magazine/newsletter titles that you would find useful if we provided them instead.
FYI-- Our other print holdings for your current or back issue browsing or relearch pleasure: Chronicle of Philanthropy, Nonprofit Times, Advancing Philanthropy, Nonprofit Quarterly, Grassroots Fundraising Journal, AIP Charity Rating Guide, Contributions, & Nonprofit Management & Leadership.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Aug. 13 - Legal Issues Update Set

Attorney and UMSL instructor Dan Sise will describe the basic legal issues affecting nonprofits, including liability, risk management, insurance coverage and legal protections available for board members and volunteers. Cosponsored by UMSL's NpML Program. Call 314-539-0357 or e-mail with questions or to register.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July Events Here

You're Invited to a special 1-hour class on HOW TO APPROACH A FOUNDATION: From Initial Contact to Getting Funded led by David Holmes, the Foundation Center's regional training director, to be held from 10 am - 11 am Weds. July 8, here at St. Louis Public Library's Central building in Mtg. Rm. 1. The session for nonprofit leaders, staff and volunteers will include tips on how to initiate contact with potential funders, plan calls and meetings, prepare for site visits and build partnerships with donors. Tues. July 14, 3-5 pm FINANCIAL BASICS FOR NONPROFITS, Central Library, Mtg. Room 1, led by Debra Leible and Mary Kay Lofgren from the nonprofit division of RubinBrown LLC. This workshop is for nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers who want to know more about reading and understanding financial statements, best budgeting & cash management practices, trends in this era of increased public and governmental demand for financial accountability. Cosponsored by UMSL's NpML Program and the G&FC.