August 23, 2012
Are you an advocate for nonprofits?
Looking to share your next side project or a big idea with an audience of your peers?
This October, the St. Louis Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN St. Louis) will be hosting its 2nd annual Blog Out Loud event to let those individuals passionate about the nonprofit community have their voice be heard.
Interested in presenting? Here are some questions to get you started…
- How would you improve St. Louis through the nonprofit sector?
- How could community organizations better collaborate, communicate, innovate, and be more efficient?
- What is the next big issue the nonprofit sector should be ready to address?
- What will nonprofits look like in 10 to 20 years?
Submit your idea by sending us a 1-2 paragraph description of what you’d like to present.
Applications are due Friday, September 7, 2012. Submit yours HERE.
Want to be a Speaker?
Send us a one to two paragraph description of what you’d like to present by Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.
Click HERE to get the ball rolling.
August 17, 2012
Challenging St. Louis nonprofits to diversify both internally and through community engagement
ST. LOUIS, MO – Gitana Productions, Inc. and the Regional Arts Commission (RAC) are presenting “Cross-Cultural Engagement: Building a Diverse and Dynamic Community,” a conference for arts and nonprofit organizations, at Webster University on October 11 and 12. Cost for the two-day conference is just $45 and scholarships are available. Registration is available online at www.stlcross-culturalengagement.org.
The conference will help non-profit arts, social services, education and community organizations develop strategies and tools to effectively engage new and underserved communities, develop lasting cross-cultural relationships and improve their own internal diversity.
“RAC considers diversity and cross-cultural engagement very important to the cultural vitality of our region,” said Jill McGuire, executive director of RAC, which provides financial, technical and other support for St. Louis arts organizations.
Howard J. Ross, one of the nation’s leading diversity training consultants, will deliver the keynote address. Ross is an expert on diversity, leadership, and organizational change, the author of ReInventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to
Strengthen People, Purpose, and Performance and a regular guest on National Public Radio. Visit www.reinventingdiversity.com/ for more information. Read the rest of this entry »
August 9, 2012
The Mission Center is leading the development of Missouri’s Healthcare “Co-Op,” a new form of nonprofit health insurance carrier that will provide coverage for nonprofits and the clients they serve.
The Mission Center’s (TMC) created an innovative, statewide insurance consortium in 2010 that has allowed nonprofits from across the state to band together in an effort to increase their bargaining power in the healthcare market. For years, nonprofits asked sector leaders for this support and in direct response to that need, TMC answered with The Mission Center Health and Welfare Benefits Plan which now has over 70 organizations participating from across the state.
Now that we’re on the cusp of the most sweeping healthcare reform in generations, however, The Mission Center is leading the development of a Community Oriented and Operated Plan, or Co-Op, for the state of Missouri. The Affordable Care Act created the opportunity for TMC to develop this new form of tax-exempt health insurance carrier on behalf of its nonprofit members and the clients they serve, and the Federal Department of Health and Human Services is facilitating its capitalization.
As a result of the ACA and with the generous support of The Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH), The Missouri Community Healthcare Co-Op (TMC Healthcare Co-Op) was formed by The Mission Center in order to ensure that its current and future nonprofit healthcare consortium members will continue to have the greatest number of health insurance options throughout the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Read the rest of this entry »
July 31, 2012
The Incarnate Word Foundation is underwriting a new Digital Storytelling class, and you may meet the criteria of living or working in one of the following zip codes: 63103, 63104, 63106, 63108, 63110, 63112-63115, 63120, 63121, 63130, 63132-6313 and 63147. If you do please read the following information. For a general background on Nine Academy please visit this URL http://ninenet.org/nine-academy
The Incarnate Word Foundation would like to identify community members living and/or working with North St. Louis organizations. The organizations can be 501c(3) nonprofit charities, church and faith based ministries, and/or individuals doing the good work for the betterment of their communities. The ideal participants will be from organizations that believe that they can use the digital storytelling skills learned in our workshop to improve the effectiveness and reach of their organization. Participants can be any individual involved in the organization that would be interested and excited about learning these skills and will continue to put the skills to use. Class participants can be staff, volunteers, board members, clients or youth (16 years or older only) involved in the community and/or your organization. Due to limited funds, we are asking that each organization sends only 2 individuals to class. Priority is given to community members who have never taken a Nine Academy class during the past 12 months and all participants must apply online for a seat in this next round of classes. (To apply click http://bit.ly/IWF2012)
The next Digital Storytelling class is scheduled for the following dates:
- Friday August 10 – 9am to 3pm with 3pm to 5pm for open lab hours
- Friday August 17 – 9am to 3pm with 3pm to 5pm for open lab hours
- Friday August 24 – 9am to 3pm with 3pm to 5pm for open lab hours
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July 18, 2012
The nonprofit sector employed more than 10 million people and according to a study by John Hopkins University, was the third largest private employer in 2010. The study, “Holding the Fort: Nonprofit Employment During a Decade of Turmoil” shows how nonprofits have been “holding down the fort” for the entire US economy by creating jobs and employment at an average rate of 2.1% (while for-profit jobs have declined 0.6%).
Hear first hand from Lester Salamon, PhD, author of the study “Holding the Fort: Nonprofit Employment During a Decade of Turmoil.” Dr. Salamon is a Professor at the Johns Hopkins University and Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies. He previously served as Director of both the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies and the Center for Governance and Management Research at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. and as Deputy Associate Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President.
Where: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
When: September 19, 2012–Doors open at 7:30 AM
Program starts at 8:00 AM
Cost is $50/person; includes continental breakfast.
Click here to register.
Questions: Contact Carmen Garcia,firstname.lastname@example.org
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July 11, 2012
The Gateway Center for Giving publishes a capital and endowment campaign report to inform grantmakers, nonprofits and other community leaders about resources being allocated toward restricted funding activities in the St. Louis region.
If your organization is considering or currently running a major funding campaign involving restricted donations, please take a few minutes to complete a short survey. The survey can be accessed by following this link: http://www.formstack.com/forms/?717391-8UYHJTF3cN. If you would like to see the questions on the survey in advance of completing the survey please click here.
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