Friday, December 28, 2012

January 2013 St. Louis Nonprofit Events

The G&FC is back at Central; the Foundation Directory Online Professional and Grants to Individuals Online databases are working on all the reference computers in the building; and we're getting ready for our official Grand Reopening Jan. 11th -- see 12/5 post below-- so we hope to see you soon.

Also wanted to let you know about these other important coming events for St. Louis  area nonprofits:
  • Jan. 8, CSPRC lunch meeting Community Engagement and Digital Storytelling with Ed Reggi from the Nine Network of Public Media,  noon - 1:15, $40 for non-members,
  • Jan. 10, Health Insurance for your Employees? Learn specifics of the plan offered by  the Mission Center's statewide health insurance consortium of nonprofits,  free to nonprofit leaders and board members, 9 am Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, rsvp to
  • Jan. 16, AFP St. Louis seminar, New Trends in Social Media, 9-11:30,Norwood Hills Country Club, $75 for nonmembers,
  • Jan. 26, Funding Your Neighborhood Project with fundraiser Wendy Dyer, NPML at UMSL, 9-1, $40, 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Save the Date & Come On Down to Central!

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2013, rain or shine, the Grants & Foundation Center will celebrate our 10th year of existence as a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection at the St. Louis Public Library. Thanks to the Foundation Center and our program partner organizations, you’re invited to join us for any or all of these Grand Reopening activities:
  •  20-minute orientations to the G&FC.  I hope you’ll come by to see what’s available to you now that we’re open again.
  • 11 am class – Social Media 101 for Your Nonprofit - 45-minute overview with ARCHS’ Steve Brawley.
  • 12 pm class– Involving Your Board in Fundraising – 45-minute overview with BoardLinkStL’s Mike Ochonicky.
  •  1 -2:30 pm – How to Approach a Foundation – This Foundation Center special live webinar for St. Louis area fundraisers will be led by David Holmes, Midwest Regional Training Director from the Foundation Center. Learn how to initiate and build relationships with foundations at every stage of the submission and decision process. Dave’s a great teacher and  brings a wealth of experience in philanthropy and Foundation Center research.  The classes and webinar are free, but preregistration is requested-- e-mail me or call 314-539-0357.
  • Docent-led tours of the renovated and restored Central Library will be offered at 10am, 11am, noon and 1pm.

        Hope you can join us on this special day! 
In the meantime, we'll be open for regular business during Central Library hours starting Dec. 9.