Saturday, November 26, 2011

Background Reading -Tools for the New Year

  • In October Angela Williams, from the national staff of Big Brothers Big Sisters, presented an excellent program here at Schlafly on Board Diversity in nonprofit organizations cosponsored by BoardLink Stl. She mentioned the usefulness of a community asset mapping process. One helpful guide to this process is UMSL's Community Partnership Project's "Community Tool Kit" available at   Also relevant is the article " Leveraging the Transformative Potential of Diversity" by Patricia Bradshaw and Christopher Fredette in the Spring 2011 issue of The Nonprofit Quaraterly, available here in the G&FC or at
  • Collective Impact was the topic of another great program presented here by ARCHS leadership earlier this month and at the annual St. Louis Philanthropic Landscape presentation by the Rome Group last summer. Just a reminder: that we have a hard copy of the Stanford Social Innovation Review article on the topic here or you can find it at

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

PreWinter Events for St. Louis Nonprofits

  • WEDS. NOV. 30  - YNPN's brown bag lunch series: Diversity in the Workplace, 11:30am -1pm, Webster University Old Post Office Campus, $5 for nonmembers. Go to the Young Nonprofit Professional's Network website,,  to find out more.
  • SAT. DEC. 3 - NPML's Funding Your Neighborhood Project, 9am - 1pm, UMSL campus, $40. Go to to register. Offered in partnership with the Community Partnership Project's Neighborhood Leadership Academy.
  • THURS. DEC. 15 - AFP St. Louis Speed Roundtable Program: choose 4 of 11 table topics, 4-6 pm, Wash U, $40 for non members. Go to for specifics. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

2011 Fall St. Louis Nonprofit Events

  • Art Holiday emcees Matching Dreams with Promise, AFP St. Louis' National Philanthropy Day luncheon honoring local philanthropists and fundraisers Nov. 15 at America's Center. Cost: $55 per person.  Click on the AFP link at right or call 314/416-2238 for more information. Use the same site to ask about the AFP St. Louis Chapter Fellows Program. Through this program, the chapter offers fundraisers a complimentary 2-year AFP membership, a scholarship to one Fundraising Fundamentals Series per year, 10 complimentary chapter luncheon programs per year and the opportunity for a mentor. Apply before Nov. 9.
  • Arts nonprofits seeking help with the Missouri Arts Council application for funding for an upcoming arts event, might want to register for a free workshop Nov. 15, from 10-noon, at St. Louis County Library HQ. Go to
  • NPML is offering a noncredit class on Program Planning & Evaluation from 2-5 pm on Thursdays Dec. 1 & 15, at the UMSL campus for $40. go to to find out more.
  • If you missed earlier information sessions on the Missouri Common Grant Application, NSC is offering a free "How-to-Workshop" for nonprofits on Dec. 7, 9 -10:30 am at NSC headquarters. Register through the NSC website link at right.
  • All organizations interested in Neighborhood Development might watch to attend the Community Partnership Project free Brown Bag Series focusing on What's Working in St. Louis Neighborhoods. The Dec. 7 panel will focus on Retail development.  For more about the series go to  To view a new report on "Creating Whole Communities: Enhancing the Capacity of Coimmunity Development Nonprofits in the St. Louis Region," go to
  • For anyone interested in the future of  St. Louis education, the Gateway Center for Giving is partnering with the Teacher Salafy Project and Microsoft Partners in Learning to present a free screening of the documentary American Teacher at the Missouri History Museum Dec. 14 at 2:30 pm.  A panel discussion will be held after the screening. Go to to register.