Friday, February 24, 2012

Missouri Budget Forum 2012

Nonprofit Services Center will host its annual Missouri Budget Forum March 2 at 8 am at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. The Missouri State Budget Director and other state officials will be there to discuss the inplications of budget changes affecting nonprofits. The event is free but registraation is required. Contact NSC.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Join GFC Evening Orientation Tour March 20

Anyone interested in nonprofit information is invited to the first evening G&FC orientation tour at 7:15 pm Tuesday, March 20 at the Schlafly Branch Library.  We'll show you our stuff, 'splain how to find and use it, and answer any questions we can.  Plan to allow about 30 minutes (parking meters are free after 7) and come on by.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Local Government, Nonprofits and Taxation ??s

Dan Sise, from UMSL's NPML program, will moderate a panel discussion with local municipal officials and nonprofit leaders about questions and proposals of nonprofit taxation or fees on March 8, at 3 pm on the UMSL campus. Registration is free. Find out more at or 314/421-4220.

New: Grants for Downtown Startup Businesses

ARCH Grants, a nonprofit committed to helping local entrepreneurs, has announced a competition offering grants of $50,000 each to at least 10 for-profit startups willing to locate in downtown St. Louis.  Deadline for submitting an executive summary of your business plan is March 9.  Find out more at

Thursday, February 9, 2012

3 New Continuing Ed Series

Not-for-Profit Administration evening classes are being offered at St. Louis Community Colleges this spring. These one-session classes  include:
  • Basic Grant Writing for NPOs - $59
  • Proposal Budgeting Workshop - $29
  • Missouri Common Grant Application - $29
  • Event Planning 101 - $19
  • Volunteer Management - $19
  • Cause-Related Marketing in NPOs - $29
  • Nonprofit Board Service - $19
  • The Collaboration Challenge - $29
Call 314-984-7777 or go to for information on class dates, times, locations and to register.

Gateway Center for Giving will hold an orientation March 6, 9-10:30am for nonprofits interested in enrolling in its annual Will to Give planned giving training program.  Go to to find out more.

The Arts & Education Council, in collaboration with NSC, has created a new Arts Leadership  Management Academy with monthly Wednesday-morning 3-hour workshops at a cost of $30 each.  Diversifying Your Funding Strategies Parts 1 & 2 will be the March 14 and April 11 topics. Go to to get the details on this affordable capacity-building opportunity for local arts organizations.