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Here is a list of current upcoming noncredit workshops being offered by the Nonprofit Management and Leadership program. Click the name of the class to see more information. We hope to see you at a workshop soon!


A Primer on Starting and Governing a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Organization in Missouri

When purchasing this web training, you will have 30 days to complete it once you have started the course.

This program is 2 hours in length.

Starting a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and governing a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization are flip sides of the same coin. Steps you take in forming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation affect how your organization must operate in the future. 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 for a primer on 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 the basics of 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.

While there is much more to know about starting and governing a nonprofit than is covered in this class, this webinar is meant to provide basic, 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.

Presenter:

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. He is also the Interim Director of the Public Policy Administration Program at UMSL.

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 has served on the board of directors of three different foundations and funding organizations. He is currently on the board of directors of the Camp Rainbow Foundation. Prior to joining the faculty of the NPML program, Dan worked at Habitat for Humanity St. Louis where he was director of operations.

Registration fee: $39

Click here to register for A Primer on Starting and Governing a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Organization in Missouri

Issues of Confidentiality and Ethics to Consider in Nonprofit Organizations
This is a web training course. The course takes about 1 1/2 hours to complete.

Nonprofit organizations deal with confidentiality and ethical issues on a regular basis. With respect to confidentiality, nonprofits must be concerned with client confidentiality, personnel confidentiality, possible trade secrets or proprietary information, and donor confidentiality. Balanced against all that, nonprofits are expected to operate with a high level of transparency and accountability. With respect to ethical concerns, nonprofit staff and board members must continuously work to spot and avoid possible conflicts of interest while also balancing ethical concerns with profitable, efficient operations. Attend this class to learn about the laws, standards, and best practices nonprofits need to know as they navigate issues of confidentiality and ethics.

Objectives:

  • Understand nonprofit information that should be kept confidential

  • Understand the balance between (a) expectations for transparency in nonprofit operations and (b) need for some decisions and information to remain confidential

  • Learn the elements of a good conflict of interest policy for a nonprofit organization

  • Learn how to identify and handle conflict of interest situations in nonprofit operations

  • Explore professional code of ethics guidelines on confidentiality including NASW Code of Ethics and NBCC Code of Ethics.

Instructor DAN SISE, JD, is currently the Interim Director of the Public Policy Administration (PPA) program at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Dan initially joined the PPA staff as a part of the Nonprofit Management and Leadership program (NPML) in 2008. In his roles with the PPA and NPML programs, Dan has been an instructor on legal issues for nonprofits, the NPML program’s academic coordinator, the NPML program’s Community Engagement Manager, and now is the PPA program’s acting director. In addition, Dan still directs the NPML program’s non-credit, continuing education classes and training.

A 1997 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, Dan is currently licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois. Dan has served on multiple nonprofit organization boards, including the boards of three different foundations/funders. He currently serves on the board of directors of Camp Rainbow Foundation. Prior to joining the faculty of the PPA/NPML program, Dan worked at Habitat for Humanity St. Louis where he was director of operations.

Registration fee: $29. This is a web training course. Once you purchase and open the course, it will be available to you for 30 days. During that time, you may start and stop as needed, or watch it multiple times. If for some reason you purchase the course but never open it, it will expire in one year.

Click here to register for the web training course Issues of Confidentiality and Ethics to Consider in Nonprofit Organizations!

Successful Grant Writing

Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in #410 Social Science and Business (SSB) building (located on the UMSL north campus)

In the highly competitive world of grants, learn the art and science of creating excellent grant applications. Share perspectives and embrace practical examples that will give you an edge in writing proposals and obtaining funding. You will leave this interactive session with tools and techniques you can put to immediate use as you seek funds from the private sector. Hands-on activities will be more meaningful if you come to class with a project in mind - it can be for any project at any amount.  From the initial research to thanking the donor, this comprehensive session is good for beginners and seasoned grantwriters alike. The class will also explore the growing area of Donor Advised Funds and their potential impact on foundation giving. Lunch included (in the form of a voucher for use in the university's Nosh).

Instructor Wendy Dyer has enjoyed working with hundreds of nonprofits for more than the last 25 years as a consultant, from north to south and throughout the Midwest.   She has helped pump millions of dollars into the economy – expanding programs and building schools, health centers and cultural places - bringing opportunity to thousands of people.  A frequent presenter and trainer, Wendy encourages agencies to find their “sizzle” and embrace her mantra that “People are giving money away, anyway, might as well be to you.”

Registration fee: $99 (Lunch is included in the form of a voucher for use in the university's Nosh).

To register for Successful Grant Writing, click here!

 

 

Developing Volunteer Potential

Friday, June 28, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in 410 Social Science and Business (SSB) building (on the UMSL north campus. Note different building than where many of our classes take place)

Do your volunteers have untapped potential? Join UMSL and MVMA for a fast-paced, interactive workshop on developing your volunteers into more engaged, invested supporters of your organization! In three sessions led by recognized volunteer management experts, we’ll explore developing volunteers into leaders, developing one-time volunteers into ongoing volunteers, and developing volunteers into donors.

Instructor Rick Skinner joined the United Way of Greater St. Louis in 1999 and is the Vice President of the Volunteer Center. He is responsible for the leading the nation’s second oldest volunteer center and oversees a number of innovative service programs that supports United Way’s mission to help people live their best possible lives.

Instructor Julie Strassman is the Volunteer Coordinator for Bethesda Hospice and Programming Vice President of MVMA. She has presented workshops on volunteer engagement best practices for many local and national nonprofit organizations, including Network for Strong Communities, We Raise Foundation, Cover Missouri Coalition, and Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

Instructor Beth Greco is Volunteer Manager at Duo and Internal Communication Chair for MVMA. Beth recruits, trains and retains individual and group volunteers, engaging them through meaningful projects that connect to the mission.

Instructor Katelind Hosie is the President of MVMA and has been with United Way of Greater St. Louis for over 4 years in the role as Lead Volunteer Center Manager. In her role, she has the incredible opportunity to work to further develop the programs and services the Volunteer Center offers to nonprofits, companies, and volunteers throughout the bi-state region. 

Attendance at this class will count as six hours of credit toward the Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program’s Chancellor’s Certificate in Volunteer Management. In order to obtain this noncredit 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) and the NPML program.

Registration fee: $80 ($60 for MVMA members with promo code). Fee includes lunch in the form of a voucher for use in the student center Nosh.

To register for Developing Volunteer Potential, click here.

Using Data to Inform Decisions and Plans

Sept. 12, 2019, from 1-4 p.m. in Room # 63 of the J.C. Penney Conference Center

People who lead programs, teams, departments or organizations are frequently charged with making difficult decisions based on incomplete information. This workshop will draw from evaluative thinking, performance management, strategic planning, and quality improvement techniques to encourage and equip nonprofit professionals to: 1) identify the data they need and 2) to share it and use it to make fact-based decisions and manageable and measurable plans.

Instructor Sarah Buek is the Founder and Principal of The IllumiLab, a consulting firm that helps nonprofits define, measure, and improve their impact. She has worked for the past 14 years in the non-profit sector first as a clinical social worker and later in program management, evaluation, and quality improvement.  As a funder and consultant, she’s led dozens of non-profits in the development of Theories of Change and Logic Models, the design of data collection tools and processes, the creation of quality improvement systems, and the use of performance management to create cultures of learning and continuous improvement. 

Registration fee: $30

Click here to register for Using Data to Inform Decisions and Plans.

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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