Saturday, January 30, 2010

Love These Feb. Events for Nonprofits/Fundraisers!

Feb. 11th

  • Women & Philanthropy - Giving Circles (see Jan. 12 post below for details) Free. E-mail me to register.
  • Deadline for enrolling in the 10-session Feb. 16-May 11 Neighborhood Leadership Academy. part of UMSL's Community Partnership Project. Get a brochure/registration form at the G&FC or go to for full information about this annual hands-on opportunity.
Feb. 18th -- Status Update: Social Media in Context, YNPN & Social Media Club of St. Louis meeting 6-8pm, BigBrother, Big Sister, 501 N. Grand, $5 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, e-mail or find "ynpmstl" on Facebook.

Feb. 24th --Employee Benefits Design and Compliance for NPOs, 3:30-5pm, J.C. Penney Conference Center at UMSL, $20, sponsored by NPML, register at 314.516.6713 or

Friday, January 22, 2010

FC to Offer "Earned Income" Class at SLPL

The Foundation Center will offer a one-day class on Earned Income: Assessing Your Nonprofit's Revenue Options for executive directors and board members at Central Library on Monday, Feb. 22, from 9-4 pm. Instructor will be Richard Brewster, executive director of the National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise. Cost is $195 per person, with some 1/2 scholarships available. For more information or to register go to or call (800)424-9838.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

More January Events for St. Louis Nonprofits

  • AFP St. Louis Jan. 28 Meeting Mentoring for Fundraising Professionals: Strategies for Building Effective Mentoring Partnerships with speaker Rik Nemanick 11:30 - 1:30 at Norwood Hills country Club, $25 members$35 non-members and $20 for YNPN members (YNPN is sponsor of the meeting). Click on the AFP link at right to register. BTW, the book Creating a Mentoring Culture an organization's guide by Lois Zachary is available for check-out from the G&FC.
  • Nonprofits are invited to come network and honor local donors at the Gateway Center for Giving Annual Meeting Jan. 29 11:30 - 1:30 at Build-A-Bear Workshop, $45. Find out more and register at

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Learn to Court Women Donors Feb. 11

Male and female nonprofit fundraisers are invited come on the Thursday before Valentine's Day to learn how to attract and motivate women benefactors of your organization when the G&FC and AFP St. Louis present Hear Me Roar: Women & Their Philanthropy. Marilyn Sheperd of Fontebonne University will talk about differences in the giving patterns of men and women, why and how women give and the Giving Circle phenomenon. The session is free, from 3-5 pm in Central Library's meeting room 1, but registration is required. Call the G&FC or e-mail me to register.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Prisoner Reentry Partners Event Jan. 27

In the Rome Group's 2009 survey of St. Louis area donors, 50% of funders surveyed said developing more partnerships with other nonprofits is the best way for a nonprofit to promote its need for funding.
If your group provides services for ex-offenders and/or their families, you are invited to come, learn more about the possibilities for creative partnerships to enable you to effectively provide help in this field. The free presentation on Weds., Jan 27, 3-5pm here at Central is cosponsored by the G&FC and ARCHS St. Louis. ARCHS works with the federal and state government and area nonprofits who provide reentry services and was the only organization in Missouri to receive Second Chance Act reentry funding.
Preregistration is required. Contact us with questions.