Some exciting opportunities for nonprofit professionals in the coming weeks:
Career Smarts - Manage Relationships, Manage Yourself for a Resilient Fundraising Career
AFP St. Louis Lunch Meeting & Afternoon Seminar - Thursday, May 23, 2013
Presented By: Kim Dority, Founder and President of Dority & Associates
Lunch Session: Managing Up, Down, and Across
11:30 a.m. Registration/12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon & Program
As a fundraiser, you’ve mastered the fine art of donor relationsundefinedbut are you equally adept at managing relations with co-workers? Even if you don’t have “manager” in your job description, your ability to work effectively with all types and generations of co-workers is critical to your career. This session will focus on tactics for building and managing the key relationships in your work life; to help support not only your own success but also that of your colleagues and organization.
Afternoon Seminar: Career Resiliency: How to Bullet-Proof Your Career
1:30 p.m. Registration/2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Program
In short order we’ve gone from lifetime employment to lifetime employability to we are all self-employed, regardless of whom we may be working for at any given moment. But that doesn’t mean you can’t take charge of your career and create the outcomes (and income) you seek. Career Resiliency will help you understand the difference between trying to bullet-proof your job (a losing proposition) and bullet-proofing your career. By combining the key actions and attitudes described in this presentation, you’ll be able to achieve the career adaptability so necessary to a resilient career.
Register at http://www.cvent.com/events/afp-st-louis-may-23-2013-lunch-meeting-afternoon-seminar/event-summary-e75f681c1a624b288df3a124b74438c4.aspx
2013 Fundraising Institute offered by the Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program at U.M. St. Louis
June 17-20, 2013
The Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program's annual Fundraising Institute has trained hundreds of development officers, staff and volunteers from around the region and across the state over the last decade. The Fundraising Institute provides the most up-to-date information on current fundraising practices and ideas. This year, we are offering six sessions over four days including:
- Grant Writing
- Planned Giving
- Grant and Fundraising Research Techniques
- Ethics in Fundraising
- Planning and Managing Successful Special Events
A Panel Discussion with Funder representatives from tax-funded boards, commissions, and districts in our area. Panelists scheduled to appear are:
- David Berger - Executive Director of the St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District
- Michelle Darden - Executive Director St. Louis Office for Developmental Disability Resources
- Jama Dodson - Executive Director of the St. Louis Mental Health Board
- Jill McGuire – Executive Director of the Regional Arts Commission
- Angela Morton Conley - Executive Director of the City of St. Louis Affordable Housing Commission
Participants can enroll in one or more sessions with a discount for registration for all the classes.
For additional information about the 2013 Fundraising Institute, and to register on line for one or more of the classes, please go here: http://www.umsl.edu/~pcs/noncredit-offerings/fri.html
What's a Bylaw? Why Does My Organization Need Them and How do I Draft Them?
May 29 | 2-5 p.m. | $25
Instructors: Dan Sise, Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program | Laurie Hauber, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
Are you trying to draft bylaws for a nonprofit corporation? Does your nonprofit already have a set of bylaws that could use a review or overhaul? Do you want to learn more about how a well-crafted set of bylaws can lead to good governance and management of your nonprofit? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should attend this class. Samples and examples will be provided during class as will a list of helpful sources of information that will guide your organization towards an effective and well-crafted set of bylaws. For additional information about this class, and all the continuing education classes offered by the Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program, please check out our web site at: http://www.umsl.edu/divisions/graduate/ppa/npml/Noncredit%20Courses/index.html
Advocating for Your Volunteer Program from Within The Organization
June 7| 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | $50 for MVMA members , $65 for non-membres
When organizations look for areas to reduce spending, volunteer management positions are in danger of being eliminated and/or the responsibilities shifted to fundraising, programmatic, or human resource positions. Volunteers are often critical to accomplishing an organization's mission, so why is managing volunteers viewed as a luxury? Reinforce the importance and potential of your volunteer program and advance your position as the leader of volunteer engagement by gaining an understanding of organizational change, communicating with upper management, gaining staff commitment, and training fellow employees to effectively work with volunteers. For additional information about this class, and all the continuing education classes offered by the Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program, please check out our web site at: http://www.umsl.edu/divisions/graduate/ppa/npml/noncredit.html
Nonprofit Missouri Annual Conference
The 2013 Nonprofit Missouri Building Relationships/Strengthening Nonprofits Conference will be held June 12-13, 2013 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Columbia, MO. The theme for the 2013 Conference is Beyond Survival: Preparation and Prevention.
Nonprofit Missouri's annual conference is the most comprehensive professional development opportunity for nonprofits across Missouri. Centrally located in Columbia, MO, the 2013 conference packs 12 workshops, 4 speakers, exhibitors and networking opportunities with other nonprofit professionals into a dynamic 24-hour event. Workshops begin at 4:00pm on Wednesday, June 12, and the event concludes at 3:00pm on Thursday, June 13.
Registration rates are $75 for current members and $100 for non-members, and includes meals for 1 attendee. Hotel rooms are not included in the cost. Register at: http://www.nonprofitmissouri.org/conference