Friday, June 28, 2013

Review Financial Basics for Nonprofits 7/24/13 at Central

Mary Kay Lofgren and Debra Leible, both CPAs and managers in RubinBrown LLP’s Nonprofit Division, will again share their expertise on financial budgeting and cash management for nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers here at Central Library (2nd floor training room) from 3-5 pm on Weds, July 24th.

 If you are new to reading organizational financial statements or want a refresher on current organizational budgeting and cash management practices, this is the program for you. Using examples, Mary Kay and Debbie will discuss;

  •  the importance of budgeting and cash management to the success of your nonprofit,
  •  the types of budgets available,
  •  steps involved in preparing a budget, and
  •  the importance of a strong internal control systems.

 The Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program, University of Missouri St. Louis cosponsors this free presentation with the G&FC.  Call  or e-mail me to sign up so we can have enough materials ready.

Friday, June 21, 2013

7-9 CSPRC St. Louis Roundtable Discussion Topics

Need a summer professional development catch-up? Community Service Public Relations Council's July 9 lunch meeting, 11:30 - 1:15 at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel ($40 for nonmembers) will offer roundtable discussions, led by experts, on the following topics:
  • Crafting Newsletter and website copy
  • Building young professional support groups
  • Making the most of Linked-In
  • Special Events with a "Wow" Factor
  • How to Get Your Board on Board
  • Rev Up Your resume
  • Smart Apps for the Busy Nonprofit Pro
Go to for more info about discussion leaders and to sign-up.

Friday, June 14, 2013

AFP-STL Offers Expertise on Annual Fund 6-27-13

"The Annual Fund: Best Practices and More!" AFP lunch meeting, June 27, 11:30 - 1. Norwood Hills Country Club, $45 for nonmembers (includes lunch). AFP-STL president-elect Bret Heinrich, OASIS Institute national director of advancement, and Diane Ludwig, CFRE and a past St. Louis Fundraiser of the Year, will present the latest information and ideas about annual giving, both nationally and from peers.  Register and get more info at

Background Basics: Several books about annual giving by well-known development authors including Kent Dove, James Greenfield, Karla Williams, Douglass Alexander and Tom Ahern are available here at the G&FC. Contact me if you want specifics.