Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Some offerings from some of our partners that might be of interest:

1st, from our friends at UMSL:

Hot Legal Topics for HR Professionals in Nonprofit Organizations

Thursday, Oct. 13, 3-5 p.m. #92 J.C. Penney Conference Center on the UMSL north campus
This engaging class will cover important and emerging “hot topics” in the law, focusing on topics relevant to HR professionals. The goal of this class is for you to leave with an understanding of how to comply with legal requirements and avoid liability for your organization. Topics will include: discrimination claims under state and federal law; social media in hiring and firing; and employee classification issues (including the new FLSA salary basis rule!).

Instructor Kate Nash is a shareholder at the law firm of Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan and Jackstadt where she regularly advises non-profit entities on a variety of matters, including regulatory, policy, and contract issues, in addition to a wide variety of employment matters.   For many years, Kate was an adjunct professor at St. Louis University School of Law where she taught a seminar on the law of Non-Profits.

Instructor Mollie Mohan is an associate at the law firm of Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan and Jackstadt where she represents non-profit entities before various courts and administrative agencies, including the EEOC and the Missouri Commission on Human Rights.  She also advises non-profit entities on a wide variety of employment matters.
Fee: $30
Click here to register for Hot Legal Topics for HR Professionals in Nonprofit Organizations

Also coming up: Starting and Governing a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Organization in Missouri Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

& the MPPA info session:

Do you have a passion for community, nonprofit, or governmental work? It’s time to take your passion and career to the next level with a Master of Public Policy Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Through our accredited program, you’ll learn the skills needed to become an effective local government official, nonprofit manager, or policy analyst while taking advantage of UMSL's serious value.  
Register now for our MPPA Info Session – to be held October 26 at 6 p.m. in Room 403 JC Penney Conference Center – to learn more about our program. To kick off the event, former St. Louis mayor Vince Schoemehl will give a special presentation on his vision for the revitalization of St. Louis and the region.  Don't miss out! 

Click here for more information.

And 2 programs from our friends at NSC:

How to Develop & Write a Grant Proposal

Date: October 11, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Network for Strong Communities
Price: $60 

About the Workshop
You will learn the fundamentals of how to develop and write the various components of a good grant proposal worthy of funding. During the session you will learn:
- How to prepare for writing a proposal
- How to gather and prepare preliminary information
- How to develop ideas for the proposal
- How to outline project goals
- How to state the purpose and objectives of the proposal
- How to explain the program methods to solve a stated problem
- How you will evaluate the results of the project
- How to develop a proposal budget.

You will receive valuable templates, charts and checklists to help you put into practice what you have learned.

About the Facilitator
Kent Hornberger is a Certified Grant Professional with over 40 years of experience in not for profit management and fund raising.

Kent currently serves of the national board of the Grant Professionals Certification Institute that is dedicated to strengthening the nonprofit sector's ability to pursue and maintain public and private sector funding by promoting competency and ethical practices within the field of grantsmanship.

Kent is immediate Past-President of the St. Louis Regional Chapter of the GPA and served for three years as the Chairman of the GPA's Higher Education Special Interest Group.  He has held leadership positions in other professional organizations including the Association for Fundraising Professionals, and the Jesuit Advancement Association.

Kent has taught courses on the principles and practices of grant writing/management, critical analysis skills, communications, ethics and project management at several St. Louis area Colleges and Universities.  He has been a frequent workshop presenter at both regional and national conferences of the Grant Professionals Association, the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, the Council for the Advancement of Support for Education, the Jesuit Advancement Association, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  He has also served on the board of numerous not-for-profit organizations including Catholic Family Services and EarthDance Farms.  

The Art & Science of Making the Ask

Date: October 25, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Network for Strong Communities
Price: $40 
About the Workshop
The Art & Science of Making the Ask
The "dreaded" ask keeps us from reaching out to people who might likely appreciate the opportunity to invest in your organization. Get ready to join with colleagues and do some asking in this hands-on and interactive workshop to alleviate the analysis/paralysis that comes with asking someone for money.  It's a blend of Art and Science that you too can embrace.

In this workshop participants will learn:

- How to build your menu of sizzling requests
- How to find your style in asking people for support
- How to just do it and make that ask!
About the Facilitator
Wendy Dyer
Wendy has enjoyed working with hundreds of nonprofits over the last 22 years as a consultant, from north to south and throughout the Midwest.   She has helped pump millions of dollars into the economy - expanding programs and building schools, health centers and cultural places - bringing opportunity to thousands of people.  A frequent presenter and trainer, Wendy encourages agencies to find their "sizzle" and embrace her mantra that "People are giving money away, anyway, might as well be to you."