Why It Was Important For Me To Get Involved With the APA posted 11/07/16


Animal welfare has always been a cause close to my heart. When I was 8 years old my family moved to a small town in rural Missouri. We lived on a secluded gravel road, which was a popular spot for people to drop off their unwanted dogs. As a child, this was a new concept to me. It had never occurred to me that anyone would want to throw away or harm animals. (more…)

Jon Franko Joins Gateway to the Future posted 10/20/16

Jon is a founding partner of Gorilla 76. Jon was named to the 2010 St. Louis Business Journal’s “30 Under 30” class and was named as one of St. Louis’ “Top Young Entrepreneurs” by the Small Business Monthly. He’s a passionate Missouri Tiger and loves to spend his spare time hunting ducks and fishing for fish. Jon is a founding board member of Launch St. Louis, Friends of Clifton Park and is a former board member for Brightside St. Louis. He’s a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. (more…)

Welcome Wesley Hoffman to Gateway to the Future posted 10/04/16

Wesley Hoffman is no stranger to Gateway to the Future, and we are excited to welcome him back for the second year in a row. Through his career and networking service, Stay Connected, he helps connect people with businesses, job opportunities, and others who can help them find their career paths. (more…)

Networking Know How posted 08/29/16

A large number of people report that networking makes them feel immoral and guilty, not to mention anxious and inept. Conversely, the majority of jobs are never advertised publicly, and it has been proven that networking leads to significant advantages in the hiring process. Because you’re likely to never outgrow its benefits, here are five tips for surviving the agony of your next networking event. (more…)

When Bigger Isn’t Always Better: Why One Non-Profit Opted for a Smaller Fundraiser posted 08/03/16

When it comes to events, the common mindset is “Go Big or Go Home”.  This is especially true for Non-Profits, since often the number of annual events is limited so you want to make sure every experience for your guests is significant and memorable.   (more…)

Light a Fire Under Your Communication Skills with Bonfyre posted 07/06/16

bonfyreThere are times in every year where the mere checking of our work inboxes can evoke a sense of dread.  Whether you’ve stepped away for an hour, an afternoon or (if you’re really lucky), a weekend, the opening of your inbox can often result in a flood of emails that can feel insurmountable. (more…)

Spotlight on World Pediatric Project posted 06/27/16

With offices in St. Louis and Richmond, World Pediatric Project has been doing BIG things to fulfill their mission to heal critically ill children and build healthcare capacity in the world. 90% of the world has access to only 10% of the world’s medical resources. (more…)

Summer Non-Profit and Young Professional Events posted 05/23/16

Downtown St Louis, MO with the Old Courthouse and the Gateway Arch at sunrise

Every Tuesday this Summer:

APA Adoption Center
Tuesday Tails 10:30 am – 11 am

Every Tuesday APA Education Director Jennifer Blome and special guests host an hour of storytime for children ages 2-5 and their parents. All are welcome, no registration necessary. Get details here.

Four Best Practices for Nonprofit PR Programs posted 04/29/16

Public Relations is more than just building awareness to mass audiences. Public Relations is about creating dialogue around impactful stories and using them to educate, change perceptions or simply introduce the public to your organization. (more…)

An Update on the APA Young Friends Board posted 04/19/16

apa_logoThe APA Adoption Center Young Friends Board is well on its way with 19 board members and 6 committee members! Launch St. Louis board members and APA Young Friends members are setting everything in motion.  Since the February 11th informative recruitment mixer, the board was formed, committees were formed, meetings were had and kitties and puppies have been loved. The board is made up of different committees:  membership, volunteer, events, marketing, fundraising and executive. The committees are currently holding meetings to set goals and to create a timeline.