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Starting and Governing a Nonprofit 501(c)3 Organization in Missouri

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in 202 J.C. Penney Conference Center at UMSL

Starting a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and governing a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization are flip sides of the same coin. Instructor Dan Sise knows that the steps you take in forming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation affect how your organization must operate in the future. And the steps you take in the governance and operation of your 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation affect your ability to maintain your 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the IRS on an ongoing basis.

Learn how to start a Missouri nonprofit corporation that will seek to obtain 501(c)(3) tax exempt status from the IRS. In addition, this class will also cover good governance policies, strategies, and requirements that will allow your organization to maintain its 501(c)(3) tax exempt status on an ongoing basis once you are up and running.

This is an intensive eight-hour class that will focus on practical information and resources like forms to use, web sites to access, governmental offices to contact or be aware of, and a checklist of steps to take. Includes lunch.

DAN SISE, JD, joined the Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program (NPML Program) at U.M. – St. Louis in October, 2008, and serves as the NPML Program’s Academic Coordinator and Community Engagement Manager.

A 1997 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, Sise is currently licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois. He has dealt with a wide range of issues, including regulatory compliance, insurance coverage and defense, community redevelopment, and nonprofit governance and oversight. He serves on the board of directors of a number of nonprofit organizations, including the St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District and Mission: St. Louis. Prior to joining the faculty of the NPML program, Dan worked at Habitat for Humanity St. Louis where he was director of operations.

Tuition: $89

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Dos and Don'ts of Employee Termination in a Nonprofit Organization

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in J.C. Penney Conference Center at UMSL
Nonprofit organizations are not exempt from the myriad laws, regulations, and issues that apply, and must be considered, when it is time to let an employee go. In fact, in some cases, nonprofit organizations might have additional laws or factors to consider in the case of an employee termination. Instructor Katherine L. Nash will cover best practices that nonprofits should consider when evaluating the decision to terminate employment. The class will also provide practical advice about how to handle difficult termination situations.

KATHERINE L. NASH is an attorney and shareholder in the law firm of Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt. She practices primarily in the areas of education, nonprofit, litigation, labor and employment law. Nash has extensive experience representing and advising private and public employers in all areas of employment law. She practices primarily in Missouri and Illinois state and federal courts.

Tuition: $40

Registration for this class will begin soon.

Social Strategy and Tactics for Nonprofit Communications

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, from 2-5 p.m. in J.C. Penney Conference Center at UMSL

Is your social media presence reaching its potential? In the past 10 years, social media sites have joined the communications world. In the same way that email and websites have become crucial parts of an organization's communication strategy in the past 20-25 years, social media is now considered a basic necessity for effectively communicating an organization's mission, needs and efforts. Instructor Justine Craig-Meyer will teach you how to use social media to properly convey the social good an organization needs to address, so your nonprofit will reach the donors and volunteers who will provide the resources needed to effectively further your goals.

JUSTINE CRAIG-MEYER is the Chief Development and Communications Officer for Doorways, a 25-year-old nonprofit organization that provides housing and related services for more than 2,300 people a year who are affected by HIV/AIDS. Craig-Meyer is responsible for internal and external communications - including corporate communications, media relations, consumer affairs, marketing communications and digital media. She also leads a communications strategies team advancing Doorways commitment to sustainable growth.

Craig-Meyer has 17 years of nonprofit experience. Prior to joining Doorways in 2013, she served as the Executive Director for Lemay Housing Partnership, Inc. (LHP) and CEO for @FundedMission, a nonprofit consulting business catering to nonprofits in Missouri and Nebraska with budgets less than $2 million. Craig-Meyer has several certifications from NeighborWorks, a certification in Economic Development from the St. Louis Economic Partnership, and a BA in Political Science from Stephens College.

Tuition: $25

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