Summer 2014 Nonprofit, Networking, and Young Professional Events in St. Louis posted 06/11/14

By Erin Willmann

This summer is packed with exciting local nonprofit and young professional events. Is there something we missed? Be sure to let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments. 

“Summer Sippin” Happy Hour
Young Friends of Kids with Cancer
Thursday, June 19th at 5:30pm
Bar Louie in the Central West End

Are you a working professional? A recent college graduate? A friendly person? A student home from college for the summer? A student currently taking summer classes? Join the Young Friends of Kids with Cancer for their Summer Sippin Happy Hour!

St. Louis Urban Gardening Symposium
Brightside St. Louis
Saturday, June 21st  8:30am
4646 Shenandoah Avenue

To help citizens navigate the issues that some urban gardens encounter, Brightside St. Louis is hosting the St. Louis Urban Gardening Symposium in our Demonstration Garden at 4646 Shenandoah Avenue.  Experts in their respective fields will lead a series of 25-minute workshops covering topics such as Butterfly Gardening; Insects & Disease; Lawn & Tree Issues; Native Plants; Brightside’s Neighbors Naturescaping Program; Plant Care & Maintenance; Plant Establishment; Plant Selection; Pruning Trees & Shrubs; and Rain Gardening.

A fee of $10 per person includes participation in up to five workshops and the Q&A session.  The fee will be waived for St. Louis city residents who participate in the Neighbors Naturescaping workshop.  Register online or call 314-400-2115.

Sustainable Backyard Tour
Brightside St. Louis
Sunday, June 22nd 11:00am to 4:00pm

Take this self-guided tour of St. Louis city and county yards to meet your neighbors and see firsthand how they are transforming their yards into sustainable assets.  You’ll see everything from recycled yard furniture to worm composting to mud ovens.

It’s a free event, but please register online.

Bachelor’s or Master’s: Do nonprofit professionals need another degree?
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network
Tuesday, June 24th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Center for Emerging Technologies
4041 Forest Park Ave, St Louis, MO 63108

CET is preparing to undergo a $5.5 million renovation as part of the Cortex district. Network in a space that will become a cutting edge co-working space for entrepreneurs and discuss what it takes to be prepared for a career in the nonprofit sector. Attendees will meet and mingle with local universities who will discuss their programs and Executive Director presenters, Kevin Drollinger of Epworth Children and Family Center and Nancy Cope of Habitat for Humanity, who will discuss the skills and knowledge they seek in new hires. Reserve your ticket here.

Does Social Media Work Anymore?
IABC St. Louis
Thursday, June 27th from 11:30am to 1:15pm
Maggiano’s Little Italy
The Boulevard Saint Louis #2
Richmond Heights, MO 63117-1122

Social Media was the darling starlet of the marketing world, but as time and technology move on, people have begun to wonder if the luster has worn off.  CMOs have questioned its role in the marketing mix, ROI calculations still prove to be elusive, audiences continue to shift and the direct connection to incremental sales is just not there in many cases.  Which leads us to ponder…has Social Media lost its way? Click here to register.

30 Under 30 Awards
Thursday, July 17th 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Moulin Events
2017 Chouteau Ave. St. Louis MO 63103

Meet this year’s 30 young professionals who already are on their way to being the next generation of movers and shakers. Get your tickets here.

Movie Night in the Park
Saturday, August 2nd at 7:30pm
Clifton Park

Friends of Clifton Park will host our first Movie Night in the park on Saturday, August 2nd.  We hope to draw hundreds of people from ours and adjoining neighborhoods for a family-friendly evening under the stars!

Pre-movie fun at 7:30 pm. Movie starts at 8:00 pm. More details to come. But mark your calendar now!

For sponsorship information, click here!

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