News

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.

(more…)

Setting a Timeline to Establish a Young Friends Board posted 02/24/16


Starting a Young Friends Board can seem like a tall order. And trust us, it absolutely can be. But, if you break up the process into milestones, things can be much more palatable. (more…)

Networking Tips for People Who Don’t Like Networking posted 02/15/16

There are some people that love networking. They seem to thrive off of walking through a crowded room and shaking hands. They can have the exact same conversation about the weather, 10 different times. They automatically pass out their business cards within the first ten seconds of meeting someone new.

Then there are the rest of us. (more…)

Launch St. Louis Announces Partnership with the APA posted 11/17/15

apa_logoOver the past couple of months, Launch St. Louis has been tackling the process of finding our next 18-Month Partnership nonprofit and let us tell you, it was no easy task. St. Louis is home to thousands of amazing nonprofits, all of which have found and tapped into a unique need in the city of St. Louis. (more…)

5 online marketing tools your Young Friends Board will love posted 09/29/15

Part of our job at Launch St. Louis is helping the Young Friends Boards of our partner non-profits learn how to market their organizations and events. And for that reason, our board includes a handful of marketing professionals who have used a variety of tools to do so, both in our jobs and in our non-profit work. So we thought it might be helpful to share a few of our favorites – tools we think will be useful, affordable (or free!) and easy to use. In fact, all of the below offer some kind of free or discounted version of their software for non-profits. (more…)

Why Join a Young Friends Board? posted 09/23/15

It’s been two years since Brightside St. Louis was selected for the two-year partnership with Launch St. Louis, and we couldn’t be more proud of how their newly created Young Friends Board has hit the ground running. We decided to ask a few of their board members about what made them decide to join a Young Friends Board. (more…)

Launch your very own Young Friends Board posted 06/09/15

For over five years, Launch St. Louis has worked with nonprofits in St. Louis to launch Young Friends Boards. We’ve worked with organizations like Friends of Kids with Cancer, the SLU Liver Center, and Brightside St. Louis. Our team of young professionals works to recruit, train and eventually launch your very own Young Friends Board – in just a year and a half. We handle everything from start to finish. (more…)

Young Professionals Board Opportunities in St. Louis posted 03/24/15

Launch St. Louis gets the opportunity to work with many nonprofits in the St. Louis area on a regular basis. If you’re interested in joining a Young Professionals Board, the Launch team has compiled a list of local nonprofits who are searching for board members. Immediate needs are listed below. (more…)

Board members wanted – events, Treasurer and graphic design! posted 02/25/15

Launch St. Louis is growing and we’re actively searching for board members to accommodate our growth. While we’re interested in folks with a variety of skill sets, our immediate needs are listed below. Please contact us if you think you might be a good fit! As a heads up – this board is not a “networking board” – this requires a lot of work and commitment. But, we promise, it’s well worth it!

Events

Launch St. Louis is looking for a couple of event gurus to join our event committee. Board member must have a minimum of two years of experience in nonprofit or corporate event planning, must attend monthly board meetings as well as event committee meetings, and will be responsible for planning and execution of our annual young professionals summit – Gateway to the Future. Additional responsibilities may include working as a mentor for our partner charity’s young friends board, volunteering at partner events and presenting at our LaunchU classroom series.

Interested? Great. Let us know.

Treasurer

Launch St. Louis is looking for a board member who possesses financial experience to act as our board’s Treasurer. Responsibilities include collecting board donations, creating and tracking event budgets with the events committee chair, paying event vendors as needed, filing all appropriate tax and nonprofit status paperwork throughout the year, and managing the organization’s overall budget. Board member must have a minimum of two years of experience in finance and must attend monthly board meetings.

Sound like something you’d be interested in? We want to hear from you if so!

Graphic Designer / Art Director

We’re looking for someone with a strong graphic design background and ability to think strategically. We’re looking for someone that is an art director or designer at a graphic design/marketing/advertising firm or an internal graphic designer at a corporation. Candidate must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) and have access to these software applications. Responsibilities include attending a monthly meeting and conceptual development and design of marketing materials. That includes items like brochures, posters, direct mailers, website graphics and other promotional materials.

Sound like you’re a fit? Contact us if you’re interested!