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 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 21, 2020 Grant Research: Identifying Private Grant Funders
April 29, 2020 Fostering Good Relationships Between Volunteers and Staff
April 2, 2020 Crafting Meaningful & Measurable Outcomes
"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)
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:
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.