Give STL Day 2023 Virtual Training Schedule
The St. Louis Community Foundation is excited to host a variety of FREE, virtual Give STL Day trainings for nonprofits in the St. Louis region. These trainings will help you plan your Give STL Day campaign and strengthen your year-round digital and fundraising strategies. Most trainings will include time for Q&A after the presentation/discussion.
All trainings will be recorded and made available for viewing on our Youtube page. Due to feedback on email volume, we will not be emailing out recording links. Recording links will be posted on our website and will be included at the bottom of all Give STL Day emails.
If you have any questions or would like to request audio accommodations, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to register in advance for all trainings.
Introduction to Give STL Day
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Presenter: Emily Baumann, Communications Manager, St. Louis Community Foundation
Is this your first time participating in Give STL Day? Do you need a refresher? Join the St. Louis Community Foundation to learn more about Give STL Day and how this day of online giving can: earn your organization exposure in the St. Louis community, raise general operating dollars or program support for your nonprofit, engage and energize your donors, staff, and board of directors around your mission, and connect you with other nonprofits in the St. Louis metropolitan and surrounding areas. Register here.
Nonprofit Registration and Onboarding
Thursday, January 26, 2023 | 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
Presenter: Maelynn Brown, Project Manager, NeonOne (Give STL Day platform provider)
We will walk through Give STL Day registration, advise on how to build out your organization’s profile to its full potential, and review the Help Centers. Register here.
Social Media Graphics for Beginners
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Presenters: Emily Baumann, Communications Manager, St. Louis Community Foundation and Greg Ampadu, Communications Intern, St. Louis Community Foundation
Are you wondering how to use the social media graphics we have provided? Are you new to creating visuals for your organization? First, we will look at real examples from past giving days to discuss what makes or breaks a good social media graphic. We will demonstrate how to open, modify, and download the Give STL Day Canva templates. Register here.
Maximizing the Reach and Value of Your Content
Presenters: Jake Huber, Creative Director/Partner, SplyceHouse; Levi Kirby, Director of Photography/Partner, SplyceHouse
In this session, we will discuss the importance of content marketing and how to utilize it as effectively as possible. No matter what you do, you are a marketer first. This is especially important to realize in 2023, when harnessing the power of social media is so effective and accessible. We will discuss creating content, sharing content, and maximizing the use of that content, all while growing an audience with consistency and value. Register here.
Case Development for Give STL Day and Beyond
Wednesday, February 22 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Presenter: Linda B. Haley, CFRE, President and CEO, Let’s Build Hope
What makes your organization special? In this training, you will learn why a case for support is necessary and how to build one. Linda B. Haley, CFRE, of Let’s Build Hope will explain the need for a case for support and who to include in the process, including how to work with finance and programs. Linda will provide examples of potential global and individual case outcomes and how to apply these concepts to Give STL Day and beyond. Register here.
Board Engagement on Give STL Day
Friday, March 3, 2023 | 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Presenters: Elizabeth George, MBA, MSW, Director of Community Investment, St. Louis Community Foundation; Nikki Martinez, Community Investment Officer, St. Louis Community Foundation
Your board members are some of your best supporters and can be instrumental in helping your organization meet its Give STL Day goals. Foundation staff will discuss ways to effectively and creatively engage your board as part of your giving day strategy. Register here.
Nonprofit Panel: The Power of Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Presenters: April Haskins, Executive Director, Dogs for Our Brave; Frank Bell, Executive Director, Elevate St. Louis; Diana Parra, Board Director, The Oxygen Project
Moderator: Emily Baumann, Communications Associate, St. Louis Community Foundation
Peer-to-peer, or P2P, fundraisers give your supporters the opportunity to raise money for your organization on Give STL Day. Hear from organizations who have had success with peer-to-peer fundraisers and learn their tips for leveraging the influence of your existing audience—staff, board, volunteers, and social media followers—to gain new donors. Please note this panel will not include instructions on how to set up a fundraiser; instructions are available in our Dropbox resource library. Register here.
Give STL Day 2023 Prizes
Thursday, March 16 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Presenters: Emily Baumann, Communications Manager, St. Louis Community Foundation and Jenny Praytor, Director of Donor Services, St. Louis Community Foundation
We will review the 2023 prize schedule in detail, explain Power Hours, and offer some suggestions on how to strategize around certain prizes. Register here.
Donor Stewardship: Keep the Momentum Going!
Thursday, March 21 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Presenter: Linda B. Haley, CFRE, President and CEO, Let’s Build Hope
In this training, you will learn how to make Give STL Day the springboard for the rest of your fundraising this year. Learn from Linda B. Haley, CFRE, of Let’s Build Hope as she defines stewardship and how it can be used to “turn the flywheel” of philanthropy. Linda will guide you on how to build a short- and long-term stewardship plan to maximize Give STL Day results and how to empower volunteers to assist in stewardship efforts—resulting in more gifts! Register here.
How to Work with the St. Louis Community Foundation
Tuesday, April 4 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Presenters: Elizabeth George, MBA, MSW, Director of Community Investment, St. Louis Community Foundation; Nikki Martinez, Community Investment Officer, St. Louis Community Foundation; Emily Seiple, Community Investment Associate, St. Louis Community Foundation
Join Foundation staff to gain a better understanding of how the Community Foundation strives to meet our mission to inspire purposeful philanthropy that connects community and donors to build and preserve a more equitable and vibrant region. From advising individual donors to administering private foundations and supporting community-wide racial equity initiatives, the St. Louis Community Foundation plays a unique role in convening and leading community efforts. Register here.