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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.

Instructor 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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Case Study of How to Win an Online Funding Competition

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in 202 J.C. Penney Conference Center

Online funding competitions are becoming more and more common. Locally, Mission: St. Louis has entered three online contests and won all three in recent history. Come to this class to learn how they built and maintain their social media presence, and how they mobilized their followers on Give STL Day 2014. Walk away with new social media resources and strategies, and learn how to make a plan for an online campaign or contest. Specific thoughts and plans will be provided to help organizations plan for Give STL Day 2015.

Instructor JOY CLARKE is the Vice President of Development for Mission: St. Louis, where she leads a team that manages the organization's communications and development. She's grown the organization's social media platform to reach followers of more than 5,000 people, and helped them win three online contests, with prizes totaling $25,000, plus a new Toyota truck.

This class is sponsored by, and offered in partnership with, the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation. The Greater St. Louis Community Foundation is providing a $100 door prize to be awarded to an organization represented by one of the attendees.

 Tuition: $25

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Do's 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.

Instructor 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

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Picking Winners: How to Identify, Qualify and Hire Top Performers

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in 402 J.C. Penney Conference Center

High-performance organizations know the power of having the right individuals in the right positions with the right responsibilities. People who are a match help propel organizations beyond the performance levels of competitors. Likewise, people who are not well aligned hinder the realization of strategic goals. This course will share best practices on how to find, select, recruit and orientate the right people who will take your organization to the next level.

Instructor ANGELA COBB joined Collaborative Strategies as a consultant in 2001 to manage search engagements within client organizations. Since then, she has completed more than 200 searches for executive, management, sales, human resources, information technology, financial, engineering, and administrative functions for a wide range of clients. She also provides human resources consultation to clients, focused on recruitment and retention strategies, policies and procedures, performance management, and compensation and bonus systems. Angela previously served as a legal search consultant, recruiting and placing more than 50 attorneys and legal professionals in both contract and permanent positions at St. Louis law firms. Angela holds a BA in Psychology and Communications from St. Louis University and Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Management from Washington University.

Instructor SARAH KRUEGER is a Consultant for Collaborative Strategies. Sarah has been identifying, assessing, recruiting and placing talent since 1999. Her executive experience with a regional staffing and recruiting firm honed her ability to quickly grasp, communicate and fulfill the personnel requirements for both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Her staffing background, direct human resource experience and education equip her with the skills to orchestrate targeted, cost-effective candidate searches and to develop and negotiate win/win employment and compensation agreements. Since joining CSI in April 2012, Sarah has led over 35 executive search processes. She has established a track record of recruiting success in a wide range of disciplines, including human resources, finance engineering, fundraising and development, construction, sales, communications, operations, and non-profit leadership. Sarah earned her BA degree in English and Philosophy from Marquette University and her Juris Doctorate degree from St. Louis University School of Law.

Tuition: $30

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Social Media 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.

Instructor 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.

This class is sponsored by, and offered in partnership with, the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation. The Greater St. Louis Community Foundation is providing a $100 door prize to be awarded to an organization represented by one of the attendees.

Tuition: $25

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For more information about these workshops or to find out about upcoming workshops, or about the NPML Program, contact Dan Sise at, or at (314) 516-6378.


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