Grant Writing 101

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We are excited to welcome Kent Hornberger, GPC, a member of the Board of Directors of the Grant Professionals Certification Institute and a board member of the Grant Professionals Association's St. Louis Regional Chapter, back to St. Louis Public Library to present "Grant Writing 101" on Thursday June 8 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Drawing on his […]

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Welcome to Oscar Week! (& a free program for filmmakers at Central!)

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Thursday March 2 from 4-5 p.m. join Sue Greenberg, Executive Director of Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts, as she shares her list of 10 Books Every Filmmaker Should Read (a couple of teaser titles are included below) as well as the services VLAA provides. We will meet in Central Library's Creative Experience space and Honna […]

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News from the SLPL Grants & Foundation Center

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1) An update regarding ongoing technological "issues" - while St. Louis Public Library has recovered most of its post-hack computer functionality, we continue to have periodic issues with the public databases, including the Foundation Center grant databases (Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Maps, & Foundation Grants to Individuals Online). Most Library databases can still be accessed from […]

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10 Books Every Musician/Filmmaker/Writer [pick one or more] Should Read

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Join Sue Greenberg, Executive Director of Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts (VLAA), when she visits Central Library not once, not twice, but THREE times to pitch books to various sectors of the local artist community in St. Louis Public Library’s spring series: “10 Books Every Artist Should Read.” The series kicks off on […]

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Third Party Programs for Nonprofits

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In addition to the great, FREE programs that are offered here at Central (check back here for updates), there are several other local organizations offering interesting, useful, and reasonably priced programs for nonprofit folks. Here are a few from GPA, NSC & UMSL's NPML program that are coming up in January 2017 (& at the bottom […]

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Happy holidays – see you in 2017!

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There will be NO "Get to Know the Grants & Foundation Center" this month - this event, which we normally hold on the 4th Monday of each month, falls on December 26 when St. Louis Public Library is closed in observance of Christmas. Our next GFC "open house" will be held at noon on January 23, […]

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Capital Campaigns (Part 2): Hallmarks of a Successful Campaign

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We had a great crowd and a lively discussion for Dan Reynold's December 6th presentation regarding the importance of pre-campaign feasibility studies for your nonprofit to have a successful capital campaign. If you weren't able to make it and would like a copy of the PowerPoint, please email Lisa Thorp (lthorp@slpl.org). Whether or not you […]

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Capital Campaigns – Before, During, & After

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In this two-part program, Dan Reynolds, who is a Managing Partner of Holmes, Radford & Avalon, Inc., a St. Louis-based campaign consulting firm, will discuss the elements and factors that define campaign success. In the first session (4-5:30 on Tuesday December 6), you will learn about the purpose and benefits of conducting a feasibility study […]

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Upcoming GFC Classes

Training available this month and next at Central Library. All courses are FREE and will be held in the Training Room on the second floor of Central Library (1301 Olive). Registration is recommended, but not required. Hope to see you! Wednesday November 16, 2016, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Introduction to Grant Research: In this workshop, the Grants & […]

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Busy busy busy!

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October was quite the month for St. Louis Public Library's Grants & Foundation Center & its librarian, who kept busy this month by: Attending the Foundation Center's "All Together Now" conference for Funding Information Network supervisors in New York City - learning additional tricks and tools for our grantseeking patrons, including more about the huge […]

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