Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program

NPML Noncredit Courses


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All courses take place in the J.C. Penney Conference Center on the UMSL Campus unless otherwise noted.

For program information contact Dan Sise at (314) 516-6378.
To register by phone, contact Mattie Lewis at 314-516-5655


Corporate Engagement: Where Does My Nonprofit Fit?

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the J.C. Penney Conference Center at UMSL

Do you want to gain more volunteers, by working with corporations? Learn the ins and outs to effectively engage corporations in your agency’s mission specifically through volunteerism. You will discover the latest trends in engaging industries, such as skills-based and remote volunteerism, and you will learn firsthand from corporate insiders. During this class, a panel of corporate social responsibility officers from a variety of businesses will join the United Way of Greater St. Louis Volunteer Center. You will gain a deeper understanding of how the for-profit and non-profit sectors intersect.

Speakers will include:

Rick Skinner: United Way of Greater St. Louis, Vice President of the Volunteer Center and

Katelind Rohde: United Way of Greater St. Louis, Volunteer Center Manager

To register, see here.

The workshop qualifies for six hours toward the Chancellor's Certificate in Volunteer Management. The training offered as part of this noncredit Chancellor’s Certificate program will help sharpen and develop the skills of anyone involved in the important task of volunteer management for a nonprofit organization. In order to obtain this Chancellor’s Certificate, individuals must enroll in, and complete, 16 or more hours of training in classes and/or events that are produced as part of the collaboration between Metropolitan Volunteer Management Association (MVMA), the Nonprofit Management and Leadership (NPML) program, and UMSL School of Professional & Continuing Studies (UMSL PCS). The Chancellor’s Certificate can be earned by any participant who obtains the necessary 16 or more hours of training/education. For more information about the certificate, see here.


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.

Come to this class to 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 8 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, Dan is currently licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois. In the course of his legal career, Dan 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.

To register, see here.

For more information about either workshop, or about the NPML Program, contact Dan Sise at, or at (314) 516-6378.


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