Seminars, Training & Technical Assistance

An important part of our service to the St. Louis community is to provide education and training to nonprofits, donors, and professional advisors.

We provide seminars and training to nonprofit executives and their boards on Planned Giving and Endowment Building, as we feel these are vital components for their future. We train financial advisors on Planned Giving and Philanthropy Planning, so they can discuss it wisely with their clients and deliver better client outcomes. And we partner with Washington University to provide workshops and technical assistance for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs on developing social enterprises.

Bookmark this page to see what new educational opportunities will be available to you in the near future.


Securing New Dollars & Donors with Limited Time

This workshop is designed for nonprofits that are short on time and staff, but need to increase funding for their programs without large expenses. Executive Directors and emerging Development Directors will learn how to time-efficiently build and implement a fundraising plan that’s right-sized to their nonprofit, and one that actually raises money (not expenses). View details and register.

Philanthropy is Good for Business

Philanthropy is a win-win for Advisors and their clients. Advisors who are knowledgeable about philanthropy have found that it serves as a relationship builder, which carries on for multiple generations. Over one-third of high net worth clients are more likely to choose an advisor who is knowledgeable about philanthropy. Contact YouthBridge to schedule this free seminar.

Nonprofit Board Training

The YouthBridge staff will meet with your nonprofit’s board to discuss a variety of topics including planned giving, endowments, and social enterprise. It’s very helpful, as you plan the direction and future of your organization, to have experts discuss some options and answer your questions. Contact us if you would like to learn more.

Social Enterprise Workshops

Developing a social enterprise, or learning entrepreneurship principles, may help move your nonprofit organization to the next level of sustainability and deliver greater social impact. The George Warren Brown School at Washington University offers a series of non-credit workshops designed to encourage ideas and help social entrepreneurs develop their skills and advance their ideas. These workshops are open to social and commercial ventures, and are a joint venture of community funders along with the Social Enterprise and Innovation Community at Washington University. See schedule and register.