Thursday, December 22, 2011

Intellectual Property Legal Issues for Nonprofits and Small Businesses

Come to Schlafly Library Weds. Jan. 18, from noon - 1:30 to hear attorneys from the Community Economic Development Program of LSEM talk about basic intellectual property issues that can have a big impact on nonprofits and small businesses:
  • the differences between copyrights, trademarks, patents, and why it matters
  • how to avoid critical mistakes that could harm your organization
  • protecting your intellectual property from infringement
  • best practices for your programs, print or on-line operations.
Call or e-mail us to register. Bring your lunch, beverages provided.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

"Book Talk" for Artists, Writers, Filmmakers, Musicians Jan. 12

Working artists, is there one book that affirmed or inspired your desire to create? Or, is there another that gave you practical advice on how to earn money with your work?. Bring your lunch to Schlafly library from noon -1:30 on Thursday, Jan. 12 for our third annual information and networking session for individual artists who want to move their careers to the next level. Sue Greenberg, executive director of Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts in St. Louis and a professional dramatist and writer/editor herself, will share her list of most helpful reads. I'll point out some library resources for individual artists that you might not be aware of. Everyone is encouraged to bring a personal favorite book or website to add to the list. Hot beverages will be provided; just let us know if you plan to come, weather permitting.

Monday, December 12, 2011

G&FC Programs: Past and Future

We're taking a break from offering G&FC programs here at the library this month. Thank you to all our 2011 program partner organizations --NPML, VLAA, ARCHS, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, AFP, BoardLinkStL, & NSC --as well as to The Foundation Center --for providing information and leadership to the more than 600 attendees (thanks also to each of you who came).
We're delighted to be working with these groups, as well as three new program partners, so far --Nonprofit Missouri, the St. Louis chapter of the Grant Professionals Assn., and the Young Nonprofit Professional's Network, as we put together our 2012 program schedule.
Feel free to contact me about any nonprofit and grants topics you'd like us to include.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Last Minute News: Senator to Host Free Grant Training Seminar at UMSL Monday

9 federal agencies with competitive grant funds will talk about how nonprofits, small businesses , local governments and chambers of commerce can best position themselves to win federal dollars at a special free Economic Development and Grant Training Workshop Mon. morning, Dec. 12. Dr. Nancy Kinney from NPML will give an overview of grantwriting. Contact Sen. Clair McCaskill's website or call her st. Louis office, 314 367-1364 to register because seating is limited.