Thursday, May 27, 2010

G&FC to Move in June

As some of you may have heard, Central Library is closing for two years of renewal and restoration construction at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 12. All Grants & Foundation Center books, databases, magazines/journals and staff will be moving to the Schlafly Branch of SLPL, on the corner of Lindell and Euclid, soon thereafter. We may be out of contact for a couple of weeks as books, computer accounts, the database terminals, phones, etc. get switched but you should be able to request and check out our regular books from any branch during that interval with just a slight delay. We'll post the G&FC reopening date and any changes in contact information here as soon as it's available.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Fundraising Institute Coming Up

The 10th annual NPML Fundraising Institute will offer succinct training in several aspects of nonprofit fund development--overall planning, grants, prospecting, marketing with technology, software, etc.-- all taught by St. Louis area professionals, June 7th-11th at UMSL. This year offers more choices and shorter classes to fit tight budgets and busy schedules. For details or to register, go to

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Meet the Donor May 28

A panel of St. Louis area grantmakers will talk about how you can demonstrate the impact of your nonprofit programs at this session on Evaluation & Accountability, 8:30 -10am, at Wells Fargo Advisors. Cost is $30. Gateway Center for Giving is sponsor-- for more information and to register, go asap to

Then, if you'd like to learn more about evaluation, especially how to use the logic model, later in the summer Claire Hundelt from the Nonprofit Services Center, will discuss "Program Development with the End in Mind" at Schlafly library. Put it on your calendar (Aug. 24) now and watch for details on this blog.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Free Program about the "L3C" and PRIs May 20

L3C = Low-Profit, Limited-Liability Company, a form of incorporating as a business being considered by the Missouri Legislature;
PRI = Program Related Investment -- unlike a grant, this offers some low-interest return to a charitable foundation or others investing in the nonprofit;
The L3C business form + PRIs = potential big impact on nonprofit funding and on advancing business interests that serve a social mission. Learn more at a panel discussion May 20th at 3 pm at UMSL.
Go to or the NPML link on this blog for details and to register for this program.

Don't forget AFP Biennial Conference May 20

Speakers will include philanthropic expert and author (Check out his books from the G&FC!) Kent Dove, Paulette Maehara, CEO of AFP International, and 20 breakout sessions for fundraisers. Nonmember rate for the conference, which will be at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza, is $159. Go to the AFP website on this blog for more information or to register.

"Grassroots" Article Helps Not-So-Techies Get Perspective

The May-June 2010 Issue of the Grassroots Fundraising Journal focuses on "Piecing Together the Technology Puzzle." Come look at the G&FC copy or find out more at

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Participate in Capital Campaign Report

Gateway Center for Giving publishes a full scale capital and endowment campaign report ("Dollars & Sense: A Report on Major Funding Campaign in the St. Louis Region") annually to inform grantmakers, nonprofits and others about restricted funding allocations in the St. Louis region. Nonprofits now involved in, or planning, a campaign are asked to complete a short survey at by June 11. Benefits include a complementary "scrubbed" copy of the report. Contact or call 314.621-6220

Child Development Partnership Panelists Speak

Two daycare providers and three nonprofits offering afterschool programs described how partnering with St. Louis ARCHS helped them deal with issues of access, quality control and sustainability of services at last week's G&FC event on nonprofit child development partnerships in the St. Louis region. Special thanks to ARCHS' Kristy Kight and Amber Stevenson who guided the discussion.