New Year’s Resolve: Make the most of your Gateway Center for Giving (GCG) Membership in 2018.
Attend a program
We offer at least 25 compelling and unique programs annually for GCG Members. Visit our calendar under the Programs & Events tab on our website to see the list of upcoming gatherings. Or, check out the Upcoming Programs section in our What Gives? (WG?) newsletter, which is emailed weekly to all GCG Members. Not receiving WG? Email Center Manager Heather Jaconis to be placed on the Member mailing list.
Pitch a program
Many GCG Members take the opportunity to work with our staff to develop and present a program of interest to the GCG Membership. Some of our most successful programs are initiated by a GCG Member. Contact Program & Information Manager Clare Brewka to pitch your program ideas for 2018.
Share your news
GCG is always on the lookout for news about our Members to include in issues of What Gives? – whether it’s a press release about your impactful giving, an article featuring your organization or staff, or an essay on a topic of interest to your peers. Contact Clare Brewka at GCG and share your news with us – we’ll make sure the rest of the GCG Membership hears about what you’re doing.
Connect with us on social media
Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and connect with us on LinkedIN – we regularly update our pages with photos and information. Stay up to date with all the latest news on what GCG Members and staff are doing in the St. Louis community.
Join an affinity group
GCG has several Member affinity groups that gather for programs focused on specific areas of interest. Our most active groups include Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Funders; Early Childhood Funders; and Education Funders. We also host a discussion group on Impact Investing and are helping to foster a new Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) Chapter.
Utilize the GCG publications and resources
GCG annually develops and releases Dollars and Sense, the only report on capital campaigns in the region, along with top notch publications and best practices tools to help you in your grantmaking. Check out the News & Resources tab on our website to learn more.
Attend the Annual Meeting
Every January, we host our Annual Meeting – our organizations’ largest gathering of grantmakers, nonprofit partners, and community leaders – to elect new Board Members and celebrate the strength of philanthropy in Missouri. Our theme for 2018 is “Philanthropy Aligned,” and the event will be held at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center on Friday, January 26th. To join us, RSVP here.
Write a blog post
Be a guest author by drafting a post for the GCG Blog. In 2018, as we enhance our social media presence, we want to continue to feature our favorite people – our Members! If you have a perspective that you wish to share, a challenging question that your organization has encountered, or particular insights about the field, please consider submitting a post. Contact Clare Brewka for details.
Submit a research request
On-demand research services are available exclusively for Members to learn who’s doing what in the region, as well as the latest national trends and best practices in areas of interest to grantmakers. Use your login information to access previous research requests on our website, and remember to contact Clare Brewka with your research inquiries.
Join a GCG committee
As a membership organization, GCG relies on Member volunteers to help our staff consider and develop consistent programming and new initiatives. Committees include: Programs & Services, Finance, Engagement, Governance, Audit, and Executive Committee. Contact President & CEO Deb Dubin if you are interested in exploring these volunteer leadership opportunities.