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Library Sponsors Useful Workshop for Nonprofits

The Library is sponsoring a day-long workshop, Nonprofits: Making the Connection, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave. The workshop is free; registration is required by calling Tammy Flippen at 616-0541 or email

Here is the schedule of events.

9-10:30 a.m. Registration and Nonprofit Networking. It is critical for nonprofits to stay informed and on top of fundraising and communication trends as well as area support services that help you do your job better and more efficiently. You will be able to visit with different groups and organizations in a casual setting and network with fellow colleagues while finding out about memberships, classes and information from the following organizations: Alice Wingo, Ozarks Region Chapter, Association of Fundraising Professionals; Louise Knauer, Community Foundation of the Ozarks; Erin Sorenson, Southwest Missouri Association of Volunteer Administrators; Dan Prater, Director, Center for Nonprofit Communication, Drury University; Eveline Lewis, NonProfit Business and Social Enterprise Program, Evangel University; Jana Dimond, the Library Funding and Business Center Resources; Martha Love, 2-1-1 Missouri; and Nonprofit Missouri.

10:30-11:30 a.m. Jana Dimond, Funding and Business Information Center, Tapping New Resources for Nonprofits. Learn about using the Reference USA Consumer Lifestyles database of more than 282 million consumers to assist with donor lists, direct mail and service areas. This database is constantly updated and holds current demographics in a multitude of areas. Learn how to export this valuable data into useful spreadsheets, charts and graphs.

11:30-Noon, Dan Prater, Drury Center for Nonprofit Communication, Messages that Motivate. Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty? The greatest leaders and organizations throughout time have some important things in common – they know how to motivate people and influence them to take action.
This session will review a concept called "The Golden Circle," and will provide insights that apply to all nonprofit organizations and the way you talk about yourself.

Noon-1 p.m. Lunch

1-2 p.m. Keith Morris, Cox Foundation, Thinking Inside the Box: Increasing Your Chances of a Grant Award by Choosing the Right Funders

2-3 p.m. Randy Russell - Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Grant Review: Successful or Not, You Decide. Groups will be given sample grants to critique. Randy Russell will provide his unique perspective on the grants process to help attendees recognize the dos and don’ts of successful grants.

3-3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 -4:15 p.m. Session Breakouts
Auditorium: Making the Connection, Nonprofits constantly strive to share their story, their focus and their mission. How can you show donors and supporters the real stories and impacts that will connect them to your nonprofit? Join in this discussion about how to make a connection.
Room B: Grantwriting Professionals Discussion Group, Area grant writers and development staff will discuss starting a local Grantwriting Professionals Association group. Do we want to become a chapter of Are area grant writers and development staff interested in becoming certified through the Grant Professional Certification Institute? If so, should we create a study group for the exam and have a certification exam hosted here in Springfield?

4:15 to 4:30 p.m. Closing/Questions/Announcements/Updates

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