Get to know Nikki Doughty – a Gateway to the Future panelist… posted 10/02/13

As it notes on the City Academy website, Nikki Doughty (@nikkidoughty) has worked with legislators and educators alike in the fields of education and social development and was formerly on the board of the ACLU of Eastern Missouri. She’s currently on the board of the St. Francis Cabrini School and is also involved with a number of other non-profit organizations, including the Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Project and Changing Prisms of Great


Q&A with Gateway to the Future moderator Ellen Sherberg posted 10/01/13

sherbergellenmugArguably the most recognized name in St. Louis business, we’re extremely excited (not to mention, extremely honored) to have Ms. Ellen Sherberg (@stlbizesherberg), Publisher of the St.Louis Business Journal, as a moderator at our Gateway to the Future summit. Here’s your chance to meet her before you see her on the 11th. And if you’re not a subscriber to the Business Journal, it’s time to get serious about your career. Click here.


Meet Dimple Patel – she’s a panelist for next week’s Gateway to the Future summit posted 09/30/13

Fluent in Gujarati, proficient in Spanish and knowledgeable in Hindi, Dimple is about as well-rounded as one can get. Take a few minutes to learn more about this inspiring young leader before next Friday when she sits on the Personal and Professional Development Panel at Gateway to the Future. (more…)

Meet Gateway to the Future panelist Kyle Welborn of Cultivation Capital posted 09/26/13

9e05751492281e796c330d87cc37e8d0His Twitter profile (@kylewelborn) says “From Kirkwood, MO. Working on making St. Louis a better place to start companies.” But 160 characters in a Twitter profile can’t possibly describe Culitvation Capital’s Kyle Welborn.

So, we interviewed him so you could get to know him a bit more before our big event. Here’s what he had to say. (more…)

Get to know Amy Rome, a Gateway to the Future moderator… posted 09/23/13

RomeAmyIn this question and answer session, we’re going to “meet” Amy Rome of The Rome Group. As you’ll read on the website of her nonprofit consulting company, Amy has more than 35 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. (more…)

Gateway to the Future panelist David Johnson of Coolfire takes time for a little Q & A… posted 09/16/13

With our Gateway to the Future summit less than a month away, we figured it was time to get to know the panelists a bit.

Today’s feature? Mr. David Johnson of Coolfire. The video below will tell you a bit about his professional life. The text below that, well, it will tell you a bit about his personal and philanthropic life. Hope to see you at the summit! (more…)

If you build it, will they come? Five tips for driving fundraiser event ticket sales posted 04/23/13

Organizing a major fundraising event for a non-profit group requires a lot of planning, resources and commitment. Getting people to show up for your event — especially for a newly-formed young friends group — is often an even bigger challenge. Here are five quick tips to help make your next fundraising event a success. (more…)