Looking for Nonprofit Training? Visit some of our friends…

The Grants & Foundation Center at St Louis Public Library-Central is taking a brief break from programs, but during our hiatus we wanted to make sure our friends and fans knew about all the other great local sources of training for nonprofit organizations and some of their upcoming events (as well as to remind you about virtual training available through SLPL and Candid, our Foundation Directory Online partner). You may already be familiar with these groups, and quite likely may have learned about the GFC from one of them - we are grateful for all the referrals and happy to send some folks their way in return. While these are not, for the most part, free, they are pretty reasonably priced. Take a look and see what is coming up for the next few months; click on the organization's logo if you want to look further out or learn more about what they do and the services they offer.

March 11, 2020               Grants 101

March 12, 2020               Digital Donor Recruitment: 7 Steps to Turn Online Followers into New Donors

March 18, 2020               Volunteer Management 101

March 26, 2020               The Power of a Positive No

March 31, 2020               Diversity in Supervision: Developing a Successful Dynamic

April 9, 2020                   Meeting Management (registration page coming soon)

April 16, 2020                 Communicating From the Top Down: How to Engage Board, Staff, and Everyone Else in Marketing Your Organization

April 21, 2020                 Grant Research: Identifying Private Grant Funders

April 29, 2020                 Fostering Good Relationships Between Volunteers and Staff

March 3, 2020               Federal Grants Part I: Forecasting for State and Federal Grants

March 12, 2020             Federal Grants Part II: Federal Grant Readiness - A Case Study

March 26, 2020             Your Best Philanthropic Campaign: From Capital to Endowment and Beyond

March 27, 2020             Cutting Edge Methods to Recruit, Communicate with, and Inspire Volunteers

April 2, 2020                  Crafting Meaningful & Measurable Outcomes

Ongoing Webinars:       A Primer on Starting and Governing a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Organization in Missouri

                                             Issues of Confidentiality and Ethics to Consider in NPOs

"Business Edge" workshops:

   March 9, 2020             Don't Keep your Day Job

   March 23, 2020           Copyright Clinic

   March 30, 2020           No More Sweaty Palms: Public Speaking for Creatives

   April 13, 2020              Anatomy of a Contract

   April 20, 2020              Copyrighting Nature (Free, at Contemporary Art Museum)

All programs are at VLAA's NEW location at the High Low at 3301 Washington, unless otherwise noted. Learn more here.

Our partner Candid's GrantSpace website offers a ton of resources of use to nonprofits and aspiring nonprofits, including virtual on-demand training in self-paced, video, and podcast formats - some of the courses cost money, but many of them are free. Some of the free offerings include:

  • "Put Your Donor Data to Work: Five Frameworks to Develop Your Top KPIs" [KPI=key performance indicator]
  • "Where Can I Find Guidance on Drafting Nonprofit Board Minutes?"
  • "Rethinking Philanthropy: Indigenous-led Grantmaking"
  • "Telling Your Story: Maximizing Your Organization's Form 990"

The Library also offers virtual learning through the Gale Online Courses (library card required) - type "nonprofit" in the search box and you'll see several courses, including some on starting, managing, and marketing your nonprofit, as well as a few on finding grants and writing grant proposals.

And here are a few book recommendations to inspire you, challenge you, and accompany your studies:

The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit

Decolonizing Wealth

Writing to Win Federal Grants

The Only Grant-writing Book You'll Ever Need

As always, we invite you to come visit the Grants and Foundation Center at Central to browse our physical library (we're always pushing the books!) and/or explore Candid's Foundation Directory Online to see if there might be some grant opportunities that might be right for your nonprofit.

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