Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thanks, Gateway Center for Giving

The following reports/guides on regional and national philanthropy are now available on our reference shelf at the G&FC, thanks to the Gateway Center for Giving.

  • Missouri Foundations: The Big Picture, 2010
  • Effective Public School Governance: Best Practices, Governance Structures and Characteristics of Effective School Board Members (white paper prepared by the Education Funders of St. Louis Affinity Group, ) 2007
  • Environmental Sustainability and the St. Louis Region (from the Environmental Funders of St. Louis Affinity Group) 2009
  • Private Dollars for Public Good: a Report on Giving in the St. Louis Region and Golden Age of Philanthropy: a report on Weath Transfer in the St. Louis Region, both 2004
  • A Plan {of one’s own} : A Woman’ Guide to Philanthropy (from the Regional Assn. of Grantmakers) 2001
  • Engaging Diverse Communities For/Through Philanthropy (from the Regional Assn. of Grantmakers) 2001
  • So You Want to Give? (a concise description of donor options/how-to’s from the Regional Assn. of Grantmakers) 1999

To get your own copies of any of these reports from the funders’ point-of-view, see about the Center’s Will to Give program for nonprofits or register to attend the Dec. 8 Meet the Donor: Capital and Endowment Campaign panel discussion, log on to

Monday, November 15, 2010

Nonprofit Missouri Seeks Inaugural Members

Nonprofit Missouri is a new statewide alliance to unite and promote nonprofit organizations of all types, sizes and geographic locations, and provide resources to help build and sustain quality nonprofits in Missouri. Formally established in February 2010, Nonprofit Missouri is led by six “volunteer staffed” committees. The group plans to have an enewsletter ready for distribution in the first quarter of 2011. We have printouts at the G&FC but to to to the source for details and to see about becoming an inagural member, visit the web site:, e-mail or call Richard M. Potter, interim ex. director, at 816-456-5312.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

November St. Louis Nonprofit Events

Did you know about?

  • 11/9 St. Louis Regional Chapter of Grant Professionals Assn. Membership Meeting; Call 314-791-2831 for information about joining this group.
  • 11/9 Community Service Public Relations Council lunch meeting & program on "Corporate Giving and Community Collaborations," $35; 314-416-2237 or for details.
  • 11/10 NSC workshop on Individual Donor Research, $40, go to
  • 11/10 3 pm G&FC/NPML program on "The 990" at Schlafly; e-mail me to register
  • 11/12 Missouri Arts Council free workshop for arts npos seeking MAC 2011 funds, call 866-407-4752 for info.
  • 11/16 "Climbing to the Top: Meet the Executive Director" Young Nonprofit Professional Network roundtable discussion, $5. Go to the great NEW WEBSITE: for details.
  • 11/16 AFP National Philanthropy Day luncheon and awards, $50,
  • 11/19 NSC morning workshop on Program Evaluation, $25,