Friday, November 22, 2013

December Dates to Consider....

  • Dec. 1  - AFP St. Louis Fellows Program application deadline, go to Fellows Program to find out about and apply for this complimentary 2-year membership.
  • Dec. 3, 2-4 pm - Missouri Arts Council 2015 Grants Workshop for arts nonprofits,  find out what one-year grants are open for arts education, dance, folk arts, minority arts, theater, touring artists and video artists and what's new in the application process. Call 866-407-4752 for more information.
  • Dec. 3, 11:30 - 1:30 - GPA Seminar, St. Louis  Grant Professionals  will report on sessions held at the GPA national conference in Baltimore, Call Nancy at 314-740-5284 with ???s or to register.
  • Dec. 6, 1-4 pm - Brown School lecture "Knowledge Management: Performance Measurement & Organizational Impact," with Allison Williams and Kelcie Tacchi of Wyman Center, $50 for non-students, Go to Brown School Professional Development to register.
  • Dec. 6, 8:30 - 10 am - Will to Give Orientation for nonprofits who want to get hands-on training in charitable bequest giving and how to implement a program at their organizations. Go to Gateway Center for Giving to find out more.
  • Dec. 10, 11:30 - 1:15 -  CSPRC lunch meeting "Personal Pitches and Networking" with Aimee Dunne Zander of the Skandalaris Center and speed networking practice. Register here, $40 for nonmembers.
  • Dec. 13, 11:30 -1:15, free Missouri Citizens for the Arts free advocacy training workshop lunch.  Go to Arts Advocacy Workshop to find out more.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pilot Grant Available for Youth Healthcare Networks

IF your organization works to improve the health of youth in the St. Louis area, take a look at this RFP from GSK US The pharmaceuticals company  has announced a new charitable grant program, GSK IMPACT Grants, designed to explore innovative health solutions to improve the health of youth in St. Louis. Networks of nonprofit organizations are requested to apply together for an 18-month pilot grant of $500,000.  The grants were informed in part by the Conversations on Community Health held last year in St Louis and Denver. Results from this pilot will be used to guide GSK’s future approach to philanthropy.  The application deadline is Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EST. For questions, contact GSK US Community Partnerships at


Friday, November 8, 2013

More November 2013 Events for St. Louis Nonprofits...

  • Nov. 13, Nonprofit Services Center class on  "Criteria of Leadership" presented by Theresa Mayberry from the Wyman Center, 9-noon, Centene Center for Arts & Ed, $30. Contact NSC to sign up. 
  • Nov. 14, What's Brewing in Rebound Communities: Maplewood, 7-9 am, free breakfast series  from the UMSL's Community Partnerships Project discussing what's worked-- issues, strategies & strengths, opportunities & connections -- in St. Louis area neighborhood development. Call 314-516-6989 or go to What's Brewing Series to find out more 
  • AFP St. Louis - National Philanthropy Day luncheon, America's Center, $55, Honorees include Amy & William Koman, Dick Schul, Ameren, Alexandra Quiroga, Brett Schott, Kate Lyford and Gary Dollar. Call 314-416-2238 or go to

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

YNPN Nov. 13 Topic: Managing Up

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network's November brown-bag lunch discussion session will be "Collaborative Leadership: Managing Yourself by Managing Up"  Nov. 13 from 11:30 - 1 at United Way HQ. Speakers will be Heather Bixler Dawson, from United Way, Kristin Polchinski from Wells Fargo Advisors and Marcia Barber, interim CEO for various nonprofits. Cost is $10 for non-YNPN members. Register at YNPN.

And, if you're looking for a print game-plan on this topic, try checking out the G&FC's Leading Up -- Transformational Leadership for Fundraisers by Lilya Wagner, part of the AFP Fund Development series.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

CSPRC to Hear about stl250 Nov.12

Erin Budde, executive director of stl250, will share plans for St. Louis city's 250th birthday celebration next year and the projected impact on nonprofits at the Nov. 12 lunch meeting of the Community Service Public Relations Council in Clayton. Cost to nonmembers is $40. Register at

Monday, November 4, 2013

New Nonprofit Start-Up Class at NpML

Dan Sise, community engagement manager at UMSL's Nonprofit Management Leadership Program, will offer an intensive, day-long class for persons interested in Starting & Governing a Nonprofit 501(c) (3) in Missouri on Thurs. Nov. 14 at UMSL. Dan is an attorney (Some of you have attended programs he's done here at the library) and  will focus on how the steps you taking in forming a nonprofit affect how you must operate in the future. Cost of the 9-4 pm class, including lunch, is $89. This is a great chance to get the basics at one session. Call 314-516-5655.

Friday, November 1, 2013

ProPublica Updates "Nonprofit Explorer"

Most of us go to the Foundation Center's 990 Finder or Guidestar to look up nonprofit financial information from the 990 form, but have you used the free, easy-to-use Nonprofit Explorer app launched in May by developers Mike Tigas and Sisi Wei on the investigative journalism website ProPublica?
In late September they also added data from 990-PFs (private foundations & charitable trusts). The database includes more than 625,000 nonprofits --ranging from 501(c)2's all the way to 4947(a)1's.-- with information about their total expenses, revenues, executive compensation, wages and salaries and what percentage of revenue comes from contributions, and investments.