What’s happened, what’s next, & a bonus non-SLPL program

We've started 2018 strong with a great 2-part program by our friends at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts on starting a nonprofit (thanks Tracy James and Sue Greenberg!) - if you missed it, give us a buzz and we can share some of the handouts and information about other resources for aspiring nonprofits.

Next up:

  • Grant Writing 101 (reprise) - Amy Lottes, GPC, a board member of the Grant Professionals Association’s St. Louis Regional Chapter returns THIS Saturday February 3 to walk nonprofit grantseekers through the ins and outs of constructing your grant proposal. Program will be in the auditorium on the lower level of Central Library from 10:30 til noon - CLICK HERE to register.
  • Legal Issues for Nonprofit Board Members - Dan Sise, J.D., Interim Director of the UMSL Public Policy Administration Program, will cover the legal obligations of nonprofit board members, along with good governance best practices. Tuesday February 15, 3-5 p.m. in the Carnegie Room on the 3rd floor of Central Library - CLICK HERE to register.

  • Grant Management Basics - Dan will return in March to discuss the responsibilities and accountability that accompany grant funding and how to ensure that your nonprofit is in compliance and your funder is happy. Thursday March 22, 3-5 p.m. in the Carnegie Room on the 3rd floor of Central Library - CLICK HERE to register. 
  • Intro to Grant Research - your friendly Grants & Foundations librarian, Lisa Thorp, will present an overview of the resources available at the Grants & Foundation Center in the Social Sciences room at Central Library, and will demonstrate how to use the Foundation Center online databases, Foundation Directory Online and Foundation Maps. Saturday June 23, 2-3:30 p.m. CLICK HERE to register. 

Finally, UMSL's Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program is offering How to Form and Sustain Successful Partnerships and Collaborations on Thursday February 22 from 1-4 p.m. For more information on that and other noncredit courses through UMSL's NPML program, CLICK HERE, and for information about other community partners who may be offering programs, visit our earlier blog post and click on the various organizations' links (that blog post also has info about SLPL's online offerings).

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