News from the SLPL Grants & Foundation Center

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

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

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

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!

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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New on our shelves!

Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits - Real World Strategies that Work (5th Edition) has just arrived and is waiting to be checked out - maybe by you? Come visit the Grants & Foundation Center in (beautiful) Central Library and see what books and other resources are available to help your nonprofit move forward. We are having our fourth Monday "Get…
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What’s the Big Idea?

The St. Louis Public Library Grants & Foundation Center will be exhibiting (and mixing and mingling and pitching our great resources) at the Association of Fundraising Professionals St. Louis Chapter's Gateway Conference for Philanthropy at the end of the month - we look forward to discussing big ideas and ways to help St. Louis nonprofit…
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