One of the strengths of the Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program is our interaction with other departments on campus as well as the nonprofit community. We are fortunate to have respected leaders in the nonprofit field on our Advisory Board. In addition, below are three of our program partnerships.

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The Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program is proud to be a member of the BoardLinkStL Alliance, a partnership of eight local nonprofit service providers representing the talents and academic resources of the St. Louis region. BoardLink is a tool for the nonprofit community — preparing individuals to serve on boards and linking them with nonprofits ready to take their boards to the next level!

To invigorate St. Louis area nonprofit boards by enhancing governance through
innovative recruitment, matching, and education services.

BoardLinkStL believes that strong governance by well trained, motivated, and diverse leaders in the community will lead to stronger, better-managed nonprofits. BoardLinkStL prepares individuals to be strong leaders and uses innovative technology to link nonprofits to these leaders who are prepared to serve.

How it Works...

A study on nonprofit board recruitment by the Volunteer Consulting Group found that:

• Nationally, nearly 1.8 million board seats become available each year, adding to a backlog of 1.2 million standing openings.
• Board candidate shortfall is most acute for the small to medium size organizations lacking sizable funds or an established brand.
• Most boards under-represent minority populations. Currently, minorities constitute 14 percent of board members, compared to 27 percent of the general population.

• Nonprofits needing board members often lack the resources needed to recruit individuals, and individuals, wanting to serve, do not know where to find new organizations.

The Alliance Members in BoardLinkStL understand the needs surrounding board recruitment. We recruit, prepare, and link interested individuals to meaningful service opportunities through innovative technology. 

BoardLinkStL Information Sessions areavailable for interested organizations.

BoardLink generally offers workshops monthly for nonprofit boards looking to recurit new board members and for individuals looking to serve on a board. For more information about BoardLinkStL or to register for an upcoming workshop, please go to or call 314-539-4063.  Please note that you must register on the wesbsite and create a user name and password before registering for a workshop.

910 N. 11th Street 
St. Louis, MO 63101
Upcoming workshops


Neighborhood Leadership Academy

"Livable communities don't just happen. 
They are created by the people who live in them."

The Neighborhood Leadership Academy is a collaborative training initiative of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Community Partnership Project, the Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program and University of Missouri-Extension.

Find out more about the next Neighborhood Leadership Academy and add your name to the mailing list.

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St. Louis Public Library
225 North Euclid Avenue
St Louis, MO 63108-1505

For the St. Louis Public Library Grants
& Foundation Center, click here


The Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program partners with the Grants & Foundation Center at the St. Louis Public Library to present free programs on topics of interest to nonprofits. Kim Parks, Grants & Foundation Center Supervisor, writes a blog with information about upcoming programs offered by the Grants & Foundation Center, as well as a listing of new and existing books and resources they provide.  

For more information about or to register for the free workshops and the library's resources for nonprofits, contact Kim Parks at 314-539-0357.