Third Party Programming for Nonprofits

As usual, there is a lot of good information out there in the St. Louis nonprofit community. Here are some local workshops, conferences, and training opportunities over the next few months (& of course some related #book recommendations from St. Louis Public Library). Revisit these organization's sites &/or watch this space for future offerings, and please let me know of other organizations whose information I should share - reach me (Lisa Thorp, SLPL Grants & Foundations Librarian) at; you can also follow the GFC on twitter: @SLPLgfc.

NSC (to learn more about these classes and/or to register, click here)

  • May 23, 2017 – Making the Ask
  • May 30, 2017 – Staff Selection, Professional Development, and Collaborative Leadership: The Foundation of Team Building
  • July 10, 2017 – Improving Your Supervisory IQ: From Selection to Evaluation

The Ask

UMSL Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program (to learn more about these classes and/or to register, click here)

  • Basic Financial Oversight and Management for Nonprofit Organizations
    Thursday, May 18, 1-5 p.m., in # 92 J.C. Penney Conference Center
    Dan Sise, Mary Kay Lofgren, & Rebecca Knezevich
  • Applying Emotional Intelligence in Nonprofit Organizations
    Friday, June 16, 2017, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in #92 JC Penney Conference Center (on the UMSL north campus)
    Clifton Gore
  • Volunteers, Interns, and Employment Law Issues: What Nonprofits Need to Know
    Thursday, July 20, 2017, 3-5 p.m., #202 J.C. Penney Conference Center (on the UMSL north campus)
    Marcia L. McCormick
  • What Nonprofits Need to Know About Personnel and Schedule-Related Policies
    Thursday, August 3, 2017, 3-5 p.m. in # 202 JC Penney Conference Center (on the UMSL north campus)
    Kate Nash & Mollie Mohan

Emotional Intelligence

Gateway Center for Giving (to learn more about these classes and/or to register, click here)

  • A "Meet the Donor" Program for Nonprofits
    Thursday, May 18, 2017, 8:30-10:30 at Missouri History Museum (Des Lee Auditorium)

Hear from a panel of local funders, including Anheuser-Busch (AB InBev), Dana Brown Charitable Trust, Deaconess Foundation, and St. Louis County Children's Service Fund, and learn about panelists' current funding models and updates they have made to their funding strategies in order to support increased impact in our community. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and share insights.

Seeing Through A Donor's Eyes

Grant Professionals Association - St. Louis Regional Chapter Conference (Registration deadline: June 1; to learn more about the conference and/or to register, click here or contact with any questions)
June 6, 2016, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The conference will include:

  • 2 morning sessions - choose from:
    • Evidence-Based Program Design - presented by Cheryl Kester, CFRE, Principal The Kester Group OR
    • Basic Evaluation Strategies - presented by Karen Cassidy, GPC, Principal Government Grant Pros, LLC.
  • 2 afternoon sessions - choose from
    • Putting the Logic in Your Logic Model - presented by Holly Staley, Systems Manager-Grants for SSM Health Care and Elizabeth Roscano, Director - Senior Services for Mission St. Louis OR
    • Advanced Evaluation Strategies - Strategies that are often required by federal funders, plus how program evaluation leads to the development of evidence-based and best practices.
      Panel presentation by:
      Matt Feldman, Goshen Education Consulting, Inc.
      Emily Uzzle, United Way of Greater St. Louis, Inc.
      Jeri Levesque, Center of Effort
      Kate Diouf, Gateway Region YMCA

Other Upcoming GPA Events

  • September 12 - Facebook for Fund-Raising and Marketing
  • October 3 - Theory of Change and Logic Models
  • November 7 - Be the Reviewer
  • November 8-11 - National GPA Conference in San Diego

Writing to Win Federal Grants 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits

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