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Legal Issues for Nonprofit Board Members

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 from 3-5 p.m. in the Social Sciences and Business Building SSB # 218, on the north campus of UM-St. Louis *Note different location than previous workshops*

Given the vital role of volunteer nonprofit corporate board members in our region, and in the entire nonprofit sector, it is of utmost importance that more people fully understand the responsibilities that go with joining the board of a nonprofit corporation. This class will help individuals and organizations better understand the duties, obligations, and liabilities that apply to the members of the board of directors of a nonprofit corporation, regardless of its size or programs. In addition to covering both Missouri law and general legal principles that relate to nonprofit board membership, this class will also discuss board member protections in the form of insurance, indemnification, and statutory protection from some forms of liability. 

Instructor DAN SISE, JD, joined the Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program (NPML Program) at U.M. – St. Louis in October, 2008, and serves the program’s Academic Coordintor and Community Engagement Manager. Dan is also an instructor for the NPML Program, and teaches a class on “Legal Issues for Nonprofit Organizations” that is a required course for the NPML Certificate. 

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 the Daughters of Charity Foundation of 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: $20

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Fundraising Institute 2015

Tuesday, Sept. 15 to Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 at J.C. Penney Conference Center on UMSL campus

Save the date for this year's Fundraising Institute! Learn the most up-to-date information on current fundraising practices and ideas. You will be able to sign up for individual sessions, or for all of the sessions.
Check back soon for details on this year's sessions, and for registration information. 

Techniques for Designing and Leading Better Meetings for Volunteer Managers

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Social Sciences and Business Building SSB # 410

Working with volunteers means planning and attending a lot of meetings, so why not become a pro at designing and leading them? In this half-day workshop, we'll get hands-on with techniques to learn ways to:
• Plan and prep agendas for fewer, better meetings
• Overcome common challenges of different personalities and meeting pitfalls
• Get every participant involved in idea creation and exploration
• Make action plans and decisions as a group

Instructor James Macanufo is the co-author of “Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rule-Breakers and Changemakers.” Over the past 10 years he has helped a diverse group of clients such as the US Marine Corps, UPS, HP and Lowe's to develop and run large transformation programs, which means he has facilitated a lot of meetings!

Tuition: $65 ($50 for MVMA members. MVMA members may email Dan Sise at if they need the promo code).

This course qualifies for credit toward the Chancellor's Certificate in Volunteer Management. In order to obtain this noncredit chancellor’s certificate, individuals enroll in, and complete, 16 or more hours of training in classes and/or events that are produced as part of the collaboration between Nonprofit Management & Leadership (NPML) program, and the Metropolitan Volunteer Management Association (MVMA). MVMA logo

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