Nonprofit Essentials

Professional Development

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Florissant Valley | Forest Park | Meramec | Wildwood

Designed for existing and aspiring nonprofit professionals, the Nonprofit Essentials program helps meet the increasingly challenging demands that are placed on board members, administrators, staff, and volunteers. Explore establishing and running a nonprofit, grant writing, capacity building and more.

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314-984-7777

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Establishing and Running a Nonprofit Organization: Part I

This popular seminar provides an overview of the legal basics for establishing and running a nonprofit organization. Presented by Amy Hereford, an attorney and entrepreneur who speaks from her experience in working with nonprofit start-ups. Class includes practical tips, useful resources including the Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Corporation Workbook, an e-book (PDF) that presents the process of establishing a nonprofit in a step-by-step format with ample space for notes, charts for gathering necessary information and tables for developing timelines and assigning responsibilities. An excellent tool for assisting in nonprofit formation, orienting new board members and nonprofit directors.
NPAD:703 | 1 session | $29 Age 60+ | $29 Regular
P01 | Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Amy Hereford | April 6 | FP-G, 111

Establishing and Running a Nonprofit Organization: Part II

This seminar builds on the previous session and provides more information. It will explore the legal requirements of operating a nonprofit business organization, board responsibilities, business law for nonprofits and legal compliance. Newer business models for nonprofits including fiscal sponsorship, nonprofit alliances, nonprofit/for profit joint ventures and other collaborative structures will also be discussed.
NPAD:703 | 1 session | $29 Age 60+ | $29 Regular
P02 | Sa 1-3 p.m. | Amy Hereford | April 6 | FP-G, 111

NEW! The ABCs of Grant Writing for Beginners

This basic course is designed for participants who have little to no grant writing experience. It provides an overview of what is involved in the identification and acquisition of grants including where to look for grant opportunities, the basic components of a grant proposal and the steps taken prior to writing a proposal. Instructor has more than 30 years experience in grant writing and grants management and has played an instrumental role in securing over $42 million in grants for community organizations, higher learning institutions, as well as state and local government agencies.
NPAD:701 | 1 session | $59 Age 60+ | $59 Regular
P02 | Sa 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Daphne Walker-Thoth | March 30 | FP-F, 331
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Grant Writing for Beginners

Designed for grant writers who are just getting started or have limited experience in writing proposals, this class will cover key concepts including 501(c)(3) status, types of funders, how to identify potential funders, proposal requirements, sample Missouri Common Grant Application and tips on writing proposals. Lunch on your own.
NPAD:701 | 1 session | $59 Age 60+ | $59 Regular
P01 | Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Hannah Gilk | Feb. 16 | FV-B, 122

NEW! Grant Writing for Nonprofit Professionals

Are you responsible for securing grants for your community-based organization, but you are not a professional grant writer? Through this course, executive directors, project directors, program specialists, and administrative professionals from small nonprofit organizations will be introduced to strategies for preparing winning grant proposals. Instructor has more than 30 years experience in grant writing and grants management and has played an instrumental role in securing over $42 million in grants for community organizations, higher learning institutions, as well as state and local government agencies.
NPAD:701 | 1 session | $59 Age 60+ | $59 Regular
P03 | Sa 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Daphne Walker-Thoth | April 6 | FV-B, 123

Event Planning 101

From the most exciting to the most mundane tasks, you'll receive the best advice on items to consider and the roles and actions necessary to successfully and enjoyably produce and execute your event. Discussion will also focus on how to avoid potential hurdles by establishing a clearly communicated process and timeline with your team. You'll also learn to draft an outline and timeline, beginning with concept and ending with effective follow-up, which you can utilize for current or future event planning. Instructor is a producer for an international media outreach organization and former nonprofit manager for more than 100 volunteers.
NPAD:704 | 1 session | $39 Age 60+ | $39 Regular
P04 | Th 6-9 p.m. | Sarah Guldalian | March 28 | MC-CS, 206
P03 | Th 6-9 p.m. | Sarah Guldalian | April 11 | WW, 223

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