Webinars

Volunteer Management

Recruiting, Inspiring & Retaining Volunteers


Why volunteers can be so important to small organizations; How you can leverage volunteer skills when your organization has modest financial resources; Ways to successfully recruit, retain, and recognize your volunteers. Presented by Black Funders of St. Louis & St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Commission.

  • Speaker: Linda Robinson, Director of Volunteer Recruitment, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri

December 6, 2021, 11 AM

2021 Black Philanthropy Month Lunch & Learn Series:

PT 2: Measuring Success: How to Effectively Evaluate your Organization’s Programs


Back by popular demand, join Dr. Vetta Sanders Thompson as she brings part II of Measuring Success webinar. She will continue to break down key elements of program evaluation and tools to help explain your theory of change as well as develop goals and define and measure outcomes.

  • Speaker: Vetta Sanders-Thompson, PhD, Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion & Equity, Washington University of St. Louis

Aired August 24

2021 Black Philanthropy Month Lunch & Learn Series:

How HR Helps Organizations Grow


HR is more than hiring and firing teams. Tune in to this webinar to hear Tiffany E. Slater break down what HR does, the components of an effective HR System, how HR can help your organization grow.

  • Speakers: Tiffany E. Slater, PhD, SHRM-SCP

Aired August 17 

2021 Black Philanthropy Month Lunch & Learn Series:

BFSTL Grants Informational Session


August is Black Philanthropy Month!

Are you interested in applying for a BFSTL Grant? Join us to learn more about our current grant cycle and ways to develop a winning application.

  • Facilitators: BFSTL Grants Committee Members

Aired August 10 

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2021 Black Philanthropy Month Lunch & Learn Series:

Effective Grant Writing 101


Learn key strategies of effective grant writing, including elements of a good proposal, how to conduct grant searches, and what grant review panels are looking for.

  • Speaker: Brandon Sterling, Sterling Consulting

Aired August 3 

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Virtual Lunch & Learn Series 2021

Cultivating an Effective Nonprofit Board


During this session, you will learn the essentials of board governance and what it means to be a board member, understand key ways your board should help your nonprofit set strategic goals, be able to apply principles of governance within your organization.

  • Speaker: Marnée Morgan, Morgan Graves Consultants

Aired June 29, 2021

Virtual Lunch & Learn Series 2021

Measuring Success: How to Effectively Evaluate your Organization’s Programs


Learn how to explain your theory of change, develop goals & measure outcomes,  and calculate social return on investment.

  • Speaker: Dr. Vetta Sanders Thompson, PhD, Washington University of St. Louis

Aired March 29, 2021

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2020 Black Philanthropy Month Lunch & Learn Series:

The Power Of Giving (National Roundtable Discussion)


Black-Led Giving Circles from across the United States talk about philanthropy and giving back to the communities they love.

  • Valaida Fullwood, Architect of Black Philanthropy Month & New Generation of African American Philanthropists (Charlotte)
  • Akira Barclay, Southside Giving Circle (Chicago)
  • Maranda Witherspoon-Richardson, Black Funders of St. Louis
  • Ciara Coleman, The Purposeful Project (New Orleans)
  • Alison T. McNeil, Maynor Bigger Artists Fund (Hampton)
  • Tracey Webb, Architect of Black Philanthropy Month & Black Benefactors (Washington D.C.)

Aired Aug 29, 2020

2020 Black Philanthropy Month Lunch & Learn Series:

Civic Engagement & Voting (Roundtable Discussion)


What is civic engagement, and should Black people be spectators or agents of change?

  • Rasheen Aldridge State Rep & Expect Us Organizer
  • Don Calloway, CEO, Pine Street Strategies
  • Kimberly M. Gardner, Circuit Attorney for the City of St. Louis
  • Kayla Reed, Exec. Dir., Action St. Louis

Aired August 25

2020 Black Philanthropy Month Lunch & Learn Series:

Give the People What They Want: Client-Based Program Design


Creating programs that respond to real-time needs and resonate with funders.

  • Speaker: Vetta Sanders-Thompson, Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion & Equity, Washington University of St. Louis

Aired August 21

2020 Black Philanthropy Month Lunch & Learn Series:

The Leaders We Need: Nonprofit Board Development


Explores governing nonprofits, organizational shifts, racial equity, and steering organizational success.

  • Speaker: Marissa Q. Paine, CEO of Painefree Coaching & Consulting, Organizational Change Consultant

Aired August 11, 2020

2020 Black Philanthropy Month Lunch & Learn Series:

Surviving the Economic Downturn, Nonprofit Finances


Back by popular demand for a full session dedicated to finances during economic decline. How to prepare a cash projection, how financial scenarios prepare us for and help us make decisions during economic crisis and the advantage of viewing economic crisis as an opportunity to innovate programs, to generate new revenue.

  • Speaker: Kim Stemley, CPA, Former Exec. VP, Business Development and CFO of Rx Outreach

Aired August 4, 2020

2020 Black Philanthropy Month

Black-Led Nonprofits & Social Change Movements (Roundtable)


Should Black-led nonprofits get involved in social justice movements?

  • Jamala Rogers, Organization of Black Struggle
  • Angela Fleming Brown, CEO, Regional Health Commission
  • Keaira Anderson, Former Exec. Dir. of Cornerstone Community Development Corp
  • Allison Gibbs, Director of Leadership Development/Special Projects, WEPower

Aired July 28, 2020

2020 Rising To The Occasion Part 2

Questions & Answers Session


Get clarification on topics covered in Part One
or discuss strategies you have implemented based on the session: Strategic planning, programming, fundraising & fiscal strategies for black-led nonprofits.

Aired June 30, 2020

2020 Rising To The Occasion

A Primer on Surviving COVID-19 for Black-Led Nonprofits, Part 1


This fast-paced webinar will cover strategic planning, programming, fundraising & fiscal strategies for black-led nonprofits during and after the COVID-19 crisis.

Aired June 9, 2020