Major Gifts (done!), CQI (up next!), & Grant Writing 101 (register now!) – & that’s not all!

Dan Reynolds, President of Holmes, Radford & Reynolds, Inc., presented "Planning and Implementing a Major Gift Program for Your Nonprofit Organization" to an enthusiastic audience of nonprofit superheroes who took time out of their Saturday morning and braved the crowd who were at the Library for Comics Central. Dan walked us through the impact that developing and successfully implementing a "major gifts" program can have on a nonprofit organization of any size, and gave an outline of some of the steps that will help an organization seek and secure major gifts, whatever "major" might mean to you and your nonprofit. To complement Dan's program, we pulled together a display of books from the Grants & Foundation Center - we've preserved that display in the list below - it will take you right to the SLPL catalog where you can place a hold on any titles that strike your fancy.

Major Gifts for Nonprofits

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Some of the titles we pulled together in connection with the July 14 Grants & Foundation Center program, "Planning and Implementing a Major Gift Program for your Nonprofit Organization" with Dan Reynolds of Holmes, Radford & Reynolds, Inc. (there's more where this came from in the GFC!)

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We have programs scheduled through the end of 2018 and would love to see you at one or more of them. To find what we have coming up, you can always go to the SLPL Events page & enter "GFC" in the search box - but today we'll save you the trouble & list our upcoming programs here (for your convenience, each title is also a link to the Event page where you can register!):

Better Outcomes for Nonprofits with CQI - Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) is a philosophy of management that focuses on improving an organization's efficiency and effectiveness, which can result in improved morale and teamwork. In this GFC workshop, Sarah Buek, MSW, LCSW, founder of Insight Partners Consulting, LLC, will introduce participants to common CQI models and processes that they can apply to their nonprofit work, help them identify the capacities and behaviors that lead to learning and improvement, and introduce, demonstrate, and practice several key quality improvement tools and exercises. Tuesday August 14, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

 Grant Writing 101 - Amy Lottes, GPC, will be back at Central Library by popular demand to present this 90-minute GFC program aimed at nonprofit corporations interested in learning how to approach charitable foundations to apply for grant funding for their organizations. Learn why you might want to pursue grant money, considerations to keep in mind, and how to know if you are "grant-ready" – and what you should do and where to go if you think the answer is "yes". Thursday September 13, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

How Do You Measure Success? Determining Goals, Objectives and Outcomes for Programs and Grant Proposals - Kent Hornberger, GPC, a member of the Board of Directors of the Grant Professionals Certification Institute, will explore how to help your nonprofit organization formulate goals and objectives and implement an evaluation plan for successful programs and grant awards. Learn how to set clear goals and objectives in your grant proposal, what the difference is between a goal and an objective, and what data you will need to collect to demonstrate success and impact to your funders. Thursday October 18, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Legal Issues for Nonprofit Board Members - Dan Sise, J.D., Interim Director of the Public Policy Administration Program at the University of Missouri St. Louis, will discuss the legal and good governance obligations of nonprofit board members, potential liabilities, and options to protect board members from those liabilities. Dan will touch on the applicable laws and regulations (federal and state) as well as best practices to help your board function well and support your organization in its pursuit of its mission. Thursday November 8, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Financial Management Basics for Nonprofits - CPA managers from the not-for-profit division of RubinBrown LLP will present best practices for reading financial statements and overseeing budgeting and cash management practices for your nonprofit organization, including expectations and trends in the public demand for nonprofit financial accountability. Thursday December 13, 4-5:30 p.m.

Hope to see you soon - come to a program, &/or come see us at the Grants & Foundation Center! Feel free to contact Lisa Thorp (see below) to schedule a visit, or with any questions, by email at or at 314 539-0357.

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