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November 14, 2012

St. Louis Community Builders


From The Field

PRI's: The great Idea Almost Nobody Uses

by Dan Sise, Instructor and Community Engagement Manager at the Univeristy of Missouri St. Louis' Nonprofit and Management Leadership Program

A Program Related Investment (or PRI) is an investment by a foundation or other “funder” that is meant to support a charitable project or activity.  But the key is that it really is an investment, and not just a grant.... Read the full article here.

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The St. Louis Community Builders Exchange is a partnership between the Community Builders Network of Metro St. Louis, the St. Louis Home Repair Network, and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to bring you quality up-to-date community development information. Look for the St. Louis Community Builders Exchange every other Wednesday morning!

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The photo in this issue was brought to you by DeSales Community Housing Corporation, a member of the Community Builders Network.

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  • November 29: Know you Neighborhoods: Ferguson- InveSTL's next event will discuss and highlight community development in the City of Ferguson.  For more information click here.

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  • Pagedale to open full serivce bank and senior living facility-  Beyond Housing and Midwest BankCentre will host the ribbon cutting for the Midwest Bank and Rosie Shields Manor senior living facility on November 15.  For more information click here.
  • Beyond Housing CEO speaks about school accreditation and poverty- Chris Krehmeyer spoke with St. Louis public radio about the corelation in poverty and school performance.  To listen to this interview click here.
  • CEO of Enterprise Communty Partners, Terry Ludwig releases statement to the Obama Administration- President of Enterprise, Terry Ludwig, calls on the Obama administration and Congress to focus on housing and opportunity for everyone. Enterprise will also host a series of webinars explaining the 2013 budget for low income housing and community development programs. To read the full statement click here.  

Training and Workshops

  • Developing Your Fundraising Strategies- Nonprofit Services offers this workshop on November 19 on development planning, document creation and implementation. For more information click here.
  • Introduction to Social Media- Nonprofit Services hosts this workshop on November 29 from 9-12am.  Speaker Allison Collinger will teach the basics of using social media tools to postively impact your organization.  For more information click here.
  • Effective Grant Writing- Nonprofit Services hosts this workshop on December 6 from 9-3pm.  Wendy Dryer will present strategies to help organizations write effective proposals that will gain funders attention.  For more information click here.

Conferences and Seminars

  • Great Neighborhoods for a Great Region Series- UMSL and Washington University St. Louis hosts the Neighborhood Change in St. Louis forum on November 15 from 7-8:30pm discussing the connection between strong neighborhoods and communities and regional growth.  For more information click here.
  • FHLB Community Development Funding Session- The Community Builders Network and St. Louis Home Repair Network will host a Community Development Funding Session with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines on December 14.  For more information click here.
  • The State of Neighborhoods- This presentation and panel discussion on November 28 will focus on the challenges and opportunities in St. Louis communities and kick off a new breakfast series fostering community dialogue and collaboration in addressing issues facing St. Louis communities.  For more information click here.
  • Rethinking Our Streets: The Value of Flexible Street Design-  Trailent presents this seminar on November 29, at 6:30.  Speaker John Norquist, CEO of Congres of the New Urbanism will discuss how a flexible street design can build economic value and increase quality of life.  For more infomation click here.
  • Community Development Budget- Enterprise host  At the Fiscal Cliff:2013 Budget Implications for Low Income Housing and Community Development Programs on November 15.  For more information click here.

Funding Opportunities

  • 2013 Ruby Bruner Award for Urban Excellence- The RBA is now accepting entries for the 2013 Ruby Bruner Award.  The RBA awards organizations that seek to make a positive contribution to an urban environment.  For more information click here.
  • Ameren Grant- Ameren has funds available for Military Service members, Active and Reserve for up to a $500 credit toward their Ameren bill. For more information click here.
  • Environmental Solutions for Communities Grant- Wells Fargo and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation seek to promote sustainable communities by supporting projects that link economic development and community well-being to the stewardship and health of the environment. Click here for more information.
  • St. Louis- Jefferson Solid Waste Management District Grant- The district has announced availability of approximately $2 million in grant funds to assist cities and other entities with increasing waste reduction and recycling efforts. For more information click here

Job Opportunities

  • Director of Finance and Administration- Trailnet seeks a candidate that can be responsible for all aspects of fiance including cash flow, budgets and policy matter as well as overseeing the development of  processes and procedures for all areas of operations.  For more information click here.
  • Property Manager-  Beyond Housing seeks a property manager to oversee their housing units and work with the housing social service coordinator.  For more information click here.
  • Economic Development Manager- City of East St. Louis is looking for an economic development manager to oversee planning and implementation of economic development programs and initiatives. For more information click here


  • Third-Quarter Housing Survey Shows Decline in Housing Vacancy Rates-  According to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau, rental and homeowner vacancy rates fell in the third quarter of 2012... For the full publication click here.

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