Friday, May 27, 2011

Funders to Describe Benefits of Non-Arts/Arts Collaboration June 2

Both non-arts and arts organizations are invited to come learn how arts collaborations can work between funders and nonprofits in this era when partnerships are vital to securing support for your mission. Meet the Donor: the "Art " of Collaboration, will be from 8-10 am at the Regional Arts Commission on the Delmar Loop. Panelists from the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission, the Arts & Education Council and the PNC Foundation will discuss the benefits arts/non-arts partnerships can bring to all parties and explain what funders look for when investing in an arts collaboration. Cost is $30--register at

Monday, May 16, 2011

Register This Week for NPML Fundraising Institute

Register by May 23 to attend any or all of the seven sessions (plus happy hour) at this year's NpML Fundraising Institute June 6-10 at the UMSL campus. These continuing education classes cover finding the right grant, grant writing, planned giving, fundraising communications, approaching corporations, Fundraising 101 and Development Do's & Don'ts from the Funders Perspective. Go to or call (314)516-5948 to sign up.

CFRE's Extraordinary

Many thanks to Marcy Bursac and Diane Ludwig for presenting two thorough and helpful information sessions here about the Certified Fund Raising Executive process. Did you know the certification process began with AFP (Association of Fundraisning Professionals) but is now an independent international organization? Diane and Marcy announced the St. Louis Chapter of AFP will be offering a CFRE Exam Review Class in August. Watch the website for more information.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

CANCELLED -- 'Nonprofit Sustainability' Author Visit

Even though Steve Zimmerman will not be coming this time, the book is still available for check-out.

The book offers a practical framework for measuring current impact/financial performance of your nonprofit core programs and fundraising activities as well as for making business decisions on an as-needed basis. It also presents a guide to various income strategies to help you meet the demand for sustainability plans presently required by most funders. Find out more about this and other sustainability strategies at