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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

Monday, May 25, 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

To register, click here.


IRS Conference for Small and Medium-Sized 501 (c)(3) Organizations

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the J.C. Penney Conference Center at UMSL

As every 501(c)(3) organization knows, IRS rules and regulations are stringent and require compliance on an ongoing basis if a nonprofit organization intends to maintain its 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt status. Attend this special, low-cost workshop to hear directly from the IRS about the benefits and responsibilities of tax exemption under 501 (c)(3), and actions that may jeopardize the exempt status of an organization.

Topics will include:

  • The definition of unrelated business income, including common examples and exceptions, filing requirements and charitable gaming.
  • Classification of workers and filing requirements for employees and independent contractors.
  • An overview of the Forms 990, 990-EZ, and 990-N (e-Postcard), including tips on recordkeeping and answers to frequently asked questions. Includes a presentation of resources and tools available to exempt organizations to help them file accurate, error-free returns.
  • An overview of disclosures tax-exempt organizations are required to make.

In addition, during the lunch hour, the Missouri Attorney General’s Office will present an overview of state law regarding nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations.

Tuition:

$45 before May 1, 2015
$55 after May 1, 2015
$70 at the door – day of the event

Registration will begin shortly for this informative workshop. Check back soon!



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

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