Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Stocking Stuffers? Free NPO Newsletters

In this season of gifts, I offer these suggestions of free e-newsletter subscriptions that provide great monthly tips and how-to's on a variety of nonprofit/fundraiser topics.

Have personal favorites to add? Share them by e-mail or in a comment below.

Monday, December 20, 2010

More January Events for St. Louis Nonprofits

Jan. 20, 3-4:30 pm, Online Communities for Your Nonprofit: Legal Aspects of Social Media, free, here at the Schlafly Branch, Information technology attorneys from the St. Louis Corporate Counsel Assn.’s pro bono committee will discuss ways to create creative online communities without unhappy surprises. Will post more details after the holidays.

Jan. 21 - Gateway Center for Giving Annual Meeting/40th Anniversary, Powell Hall, 11-1, Cost: $40, go to www.centerforgiving.org

Jan. 27 - AFP Extended Session with Katya Andresen, Social Networking and Behavioral Economics for Fundraisers, 8 - 1:30, $70 for nonmembers to attend both sessions, contact afp@qabs.com to register. Want to prepare? Ccheck out either of Andresen's books, Robin Hood Marketing or People to People Fundraising from the G&FC.

Jan. 27 - Gambling & Fundraising: What Nonprofits Need to Know, 3-5 pm, led by Dan Sise at UMSL, Fee: 20. Click on the NPML Link at right.

Monday, December 6, 2010

January Event for Nonprofit Board Members

No Stupid Questions: Financial Oversight for Nonprofit Board Members
Thursday, Jan. 13, 3-4:30 pm Schlafly Branch Library
Overseeing financial matters may not be your main motivation for serving on a nonprofit board of directors but legally, this responsibility cannot be left to the executive director, the CFO, the board treasurer or the finance committee. This session will address questions board members may have about:

  • The role of the board treasurer
  • Bookkeeping systems
  • The difference between cash and accrual accounting
  • Budgeting and financial statements
  • Internal controls
  • Key policies
  • IRS accountability
  • Audits
  • Warning signs of financial stress.

This free event is cosponsored by the St. Louis Public Library’s Grants & Foundation Center and Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts and will be led by VLAA Executive Director Sue Greenberg and UHY Advisors. Registration is required so enough class materials can be provided. E-mail me or call 314-539-0357.