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Limited Library services on Thursday, December 14 due to necessary hardware and software updates. Details

The Republic Branch Library is closed for shelving renovations through Monday, Dec. 11. The branch will reopen Tuesday, Dec. 12.
Drive-up service continues during the renovations, Monday-Saturday from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

The Library Springfield-Greene County Library District Springfield, Missouri
Funding & Nonprofits

Nonprofit Training Seminar

May 19th from 9:00 to 5:00
The Library Center – Auditorium

9:00 to 9:30 Registration/Networking

9:30 to 10:30 Media for Nonprofits

Kathleen O'Dell has been the community relations director of the Springfield-Greene County Library District since September 2009. Before that she spent 33 years as a newspaper reporter for the Beaumont, (Texas) Enterprise, USA Today and for most of her career at the Springfield News-Leader. She has a bachelor of journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has won numerous awards for writing from the Gannett Co. Inc., Associated Press, Missouri Press Association and in March 2011 was named the 2011 Quill Award winner by the Writers Hall of Fame.

The 24-hour day: What reporters, editors and news directors want you to know about how they operate.
What do journalists want from charities?
How to build relationships with the media
How to develop and pitch a story idea that will get media attention
Last-ditch efforts: How to turn a slow news day into media coverage for your charity

10:45 to 11:00 Break

1:00 to 12:00 New Tools to Build Capacity for Ozarks’ Non-Profits
Community Foundation of the Ozarks
Brian Fogle and Louise Knauer 

12:00 to 1:00 Lunch

1:00 to 2:30 Program Sustainability
Tiffany Applegate X Factor Consulting
Many nonprofits receive funding from foundations, government entities, or individual investors to support individual programs or initiatives. This funding may help launch a program or fund for a limited time, but it eventually ends. Too often organizations suddenly suspend or terminate services and clients find themselves in desperate situations and dire need. Find out the answers you need for program sustainability.

2:30 to 3:00 Break

3:00 to 4:00 Guide to Philanthropy In/Sight®
Kief Schladweiler Coordinator of Cooperating Collections The Foundation Center
This session explores Philanthropy In/Sight®, an interactive mapping tool that can quickly create maps that reveal patterns of giving and funding relationships. It is designed for anyone interested in the impact of philanthropy around the world and in your own backyard.

4:00 to 5:00 Guide to Online Grantseeker Resources
Kief Schladweiler Coordinator of Cooperating Collections The Foundation Center
This session will introduce you to the resources available on the Foundation Center's newest web site for grantseekers, GrantSpace, a service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of grantseekers.

To register: please email your name and organization

Lunch and beverages will be available for $8.00 – please rsvp yes or no for lunch

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