Third Party Programs for Nonprofits

In addition to the great, FREE programs that are offered here at Central (check back here for updates), there are several other local organizations offering interesting, useful, and reasonably priced programs for nonprofit folks. Here are a few from GPA, NSC & UMSL's NPML program that are coming up in January 2017 (& at the bottom of this post are a few titles available at the Grants & Foundation Center that might be good background or follow-up reading for the programs):

From Grant Professionals Association - St. Louis Regional Chapter:

Grant Management: Perspectives & Tips from Funders

When: Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: NSC Offices, 8764 Manchester, #203, St. Louis MO 63144
Fee: $10 for GPA Members/$15 for Non-Members

Earlier this year, our presenter, Sarah Buek, MSW, LCSW, interviewed ten local grant-makers about their experiences - the good, the bad and the ugly - in grant relationships. This presentation highlights the themes of those interviews as well as tips and tools recommended by funders to ensure that you have organized successful and meaningful relationships with your grant funders.

Ms Buek has worked for the past 13 years in the non-profit sector, first as a clinical social worker and later in program management, evaluation and quality improvement. Her passion is equipping human service professionals and organizations with the thought processes and tools necessary to articulate, measure and increase their effectiveness and efficiency through the development of performance management and continuous quality improvement tools and processes.

11:30 - 12:00 Lunch & Networking
12:00 - 1:30 Presentation

You may order a box for $11 when you register or you may bring your own lunch. Check out our new lunch menu choices on the registration form. Please pay in advance by January 6th when ordering a lunch.

From Network for Strong Communities:

January 19, 2017 – First 100 Days as Board President

January 25, 2017 – Position Mobility: Advancing within a Nonprofit with YNPN St. Louis

January 26, 2017 – Basics of Being on a Board

January 31, 2017 – Basics of Grant Research

Go to NSC's workshops page to learn more about the programs and to register.

From University of Missouri - St. Louis Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program:

Select Nonprofit Accounting Issues and Updates

When: Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: # 202 J.C. Penney Conference Center on the UM-St. Louis North Campus
Fee: $ 25

Program Description: Changes are coming for nonprofit financial statements. This class will cover some specific, technical topics that nonprofits need to know as they prepare for future changes in their financial management and reporting. Topics include:

• Changes to net asset classifications
• Disclosure of allocation methods
• Functional expense information
• Reporting of investment returns
• Reporting of leases
• And more…

Some of these are fairly technical topics that nonprofits should start hearing about and planning for now so they can address them more proactively, prior to audit time.

Instructor Linda Howdeshell founded her firm to serve nonprofits in May 2015 after almost 30 years of working with nonprofits. Linda works with clients to improve efficiency of systems and internal controls. She serves on the Not-for-Profit Committee of the Missouri Society of CPAs and is a member of both the MSCPA and AICPA. Linda also serves as a fiscal volunteer on United Way panels.

Click HERE to register.

And be sure to check out some books:

Best Practices in Grant Seeking

The Board Chair Handbook

Moving up to Executive Director

The Nonprofit Board Answer Book

Researching Prospective Donors

Not-for-profit Accounting, Tax, and Reporting Requirements


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