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Virtual Tax-Exempt 501(c)(3) Workshops Available for Educational Institutions

March 24, 2016


In an effort to allow educational institutions better access to our popular workshops, the Exempt Organizations office has posted a virtual version of the workshop lessons on our educational website,

Have you attended one of the IRS Exempt Organizations (EO) Small and Medium-Sized 501(c)(3) Workshops? Here’s an easy way to experience the training from your own computer. In an effort to allow educational institutions better access to our popular workshops, the Exempt Organizations (EO) office has posted a virtual version of the workshop lessons on our educational website,

This online tool covers the basics of tax compliance for small and medium-sized 501(c)(3) organizations and is designed to help faculty, students and staff involved in nonprofit management and related programs in colleges and universities.

Educational institutions are encouraged to use these courses to enhance their learning programs. Participants may take these interactive presentations in any order at any

Watch this free webcast about Affordable Care Act: Information Reporting by Providers of Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) (§6055)

March 22, 2016


When: March 29, 2016; 2 p.m. (Eastern)

How: Register for this event. You will use the same link to attend the event.

Learn about:

  • Information Reporting for Issuers Overview
  • Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC)
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Forms
  • Resources

Why Can’t I Find Good People? Effective Recruiting and Interviewing Skills for Non-profit Managers

March 9, 2016


When: Friday, April 8, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.   Where: # 92 J.C. Penney Conference Center on the UM-St. Louis North Campus Fee: $ 30

Program DescriptionNonprofit organizations often lack the resources that for-profit organizations have in the field of finding and hiring new employees. Come to this class to learn effective recruiting strategies, as well as the dos and don’ts of effective interviewing, tips for asking behavioral questions, and role play and discussion. In addition to the knowledge gained and skills practiced, participants will receive an interview guide and sample telephone screen that can be customized for your own use.

Some of the topics to be covered include:


  • Recruiting strategy
  • Retention – The Stay Interview
  • Crafting solid job descriptions
  • Where and how you advertise


  • Understanding the process
  • The questions
  • Dos and Don’ts
  • Behavioral questions
  • Practice and role play
  • Take-aways and how

REMINDER–Register for IRS webinar: Starting and Operating Charities for Disaster Relief

February 24, 2016


Register for this one-hour webinar, scheduled Thursday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. (Eastern).

Learn about:

  • The requirements for starting a tax-exempt charity under federal law.
  • The ways for new and existing organizations to provide disaster relief without jeopardizing their tax-exempt status.
  • Operational requirements, fundraising and working with volunteers.

Select Legal Issues in Fundraising: (1) Overview of State Fundraising Laws, and (2) Illegal Gambling vs. Legal Gaming

February 3, 2016


When: Thursday, Feb. 18, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Where: # 92 J.C. Penney Conference Center on the UM-St. Louis North Campus Fee: $ 25

Program DescriptionSometimes well-intentioned and seemingly acceptable fundraising activities can run afoul of the law, even without a nonprofit knowing it is breaking the law. But ignorance of the law is no defense against an investigation into illegal fundraising activities. Come to this class to learn more about some of the fundraising-related laws that you need to know about, including:

  • State regulations for registration of fundraising activities (in Missouri and other states);
  • What it means to “solicit” contributions from state-to-state, and the ramifications of illegal or misleading solicitations;
  • How to avoid violating do-not-call laws;
  • Protection of restricted assets and endowments;
  • How to tell whether your gambling-related fundraising activity is a form of legal gaming or illegal gambling

Instructors: Assistant Attorney General Bob

The Feasibility Study – Understanding and Using This Important Tool for Your Nonprofit Organization

January 15, 2016


Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 3-5 p.m. in #92 J.C. Penney Conference Center on the UMSL north campus

The basic function of the Planning and Feasibility Study is to determine how well positioned the organization is to achieve the traditional standards and hallmarks associated with a successful fundraising campaign program. An effective use of the study process can uncover ways and means to lead organizations to success, even when the challenges may appear daunting or ambitious. Feasibility studies are often used in relation to a particular campaign, but this tool can also be used to inform and advance other philanthropic capacity building efforts.  Come to this class to learn more about how feasibility studies work, and how your nonprofit can employ this important tool to help advance your development goals.

Instructor Dan Reynolds, MPPA, began his career in the independent sector with a low-income housing organization in Chicago. Prior to joining

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

September 3, 2015


When: Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Social Sciences and Business Building — SSB # 411 on the UM-St. Louis North Campus Fee: $89 (includes lunch)

Program Description:  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 to learn 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 good governance policies, strategies, and requirements that will allow your organization to maintain its 501(c)(3) tax exempt status on

Nonprofit Management & Leadership Fundraising Institute 2015

August 18, 2015


When: Tuesday, Sept. 15 to Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 Where: Various classrooms in the Social Sciences and Business (SSB) building on the north campus of UM-St. Louis Fee: $350 for all five sessions, or priced individually per session.

Please note: No class on Monday

To register for all five sessions, at a cost of $350, click here.

Session 1: Successful Grant Writing. Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.$99 to register indivually. Lunch included. Social Sciences and Business building, SSB 411. To register individually for Session 1, click here. Instructor Wendy Dyer provides perspectives and the latest practical examples to give you an edge in writing proposals and obtaining funding. Hands-on activities provide real-world take-aways that you can use now. From research to thanking the donor, this comprehensive session is good for beginners and seasoned grantwriters. Dyer has been a fundraiser and a fundraising consultant for

Workshop: Legal Issues for Nonprofit Board Member

June 24, 2015


When: Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 from 3-5 p.m. Where: Social Sciences and Business Building — SSB #218 on the UM-St. Louis North Campus Fee: $20

Program Description: Given the vital role of volunteer nonprofit corporate board members in our region, and in the entire nonprofit sector, it is of utmost importance that more people fully understand the responsibilities that go with joining the board of a nonprofit corporation. This class will help individuals and organizations better understand the duties, obligations, and liabilities that apply to the members of the board of directors of a nonprofit corporation, regardless of its size or programs. In addition to covering both Missouri law and general legal principles that relate to nonprofit board membership, this class will also discuss board member protections in the form of insurance, indemnification, and statutory protection from some forms of liability.

Instructor: DAN SISE, JD, joined the Nonprofit Management

Volunteering Across the Lifespan: Engaging Volunteers of All Ages

June 3, 2015


When: Friday, June 26, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: J.C. Penney Conference Center UMSL North Campus Fee: $60 for MVMA members; $75 for non-members – Click here to register now! or call 314-516-5961 

Program Description: How can you engage volunteers from pre-school to retirement? This workshop will present the unique challenges and best practices from volunteer managers working with volunteers of all ages. Topics will include best practices for the unique needs of each generation from recruiting, training, engaging and retaining.

Instructors: The workshop instructors are experienced volunteer managers. Each will talk about leading volunteers in an age group in which they have extensive expertise:

Youth (under 13). Nicole Dalton is the External Collaborations Coordinator for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri. Nicole’s seven years with the Girl Scouts have included working with local troops and volunteers, managing large scale events for the membership, coordinating volunteer

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