Please note that benefits of full membership and associate membership vary. For questions about what your member benefits are please contact the Center President, Mary McMurtrey at email@example.com.
- Networking with other grantmakers in the St. Louis Region as well the opportunity to meet with grantmakers from outside the region brought in by the Center for various programs and services. The Center is the only Regional Association that convenes grantmakers for increased learning and collaboration.
- Regional and Topical Issues of utmost importance to organized grantmakers. Through the work of the Center’s various Affinity Groups there is at least one topical program per month to help donors become more informed about the issues facing our community.
- Skill Building opportunities to get tools and information to help structure and manage effective charitable giving and service delivery program.
- National Knowledge Base Obtain the collective knowledge of 34 regional associations and over 4,000 grantmaking members and additional philanthropic advisors. Our national network, The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, developed the "Knowledge Base" as a depository for hundreds of sample documents, publications, articles and other resources related to philanthropy and the business of Grantmaking. (Members Only- contact Lindsey Greenberg for log in info)
- Information including the Gateway Center Member Directory, website, and periodic e-mail updates, as well as premiere research including the annual Capital Campaign Report, and timely reports and briefs on innovative projects, key community issues and philanthropic trends.
Programs and services include:
- Member Requested Research is available exclusively for members to share who’s doing what in the community, what the latest trends and practices are in grantmaker areas of interest and national information searches conducted by Center staff for free and on demand. (Full Members Only)
- What Gives? our weekly e-newsletter that puts members in touch with the latest ideas, information and resources in the philanthropic sector.
- Women in Philanthropy our quarterly luncheon specifically designed to connect women in the philanthropic community.
- Corporate Roundtable held twice annually for corporate grantmakers to network and learn from each other about issues, trends and changes unique to the corporate grantmaking community. (Corporate Full Members Only and Nonmember Grantmakers)
- Family Foundation Roundtable held twice a year is open at the discretion of the family foundation representatives to professional advisors. This is a unique opportunity to hear what issues family foundation’s care about most. (Family Foundation Full Members, Nonmember Family Foundation Grantmakers, and occasionally Associate Members)
- Programs are for donors who fund education, the environment, college access programs, neighborhood initiatives as well as those who want to meet to talk about changing priorities due to the economy. These sessions range from three to ten meetings annually per affinity group depending on the work of the group. (Full Members Only and Nonmember Grantmakers)
- Gateway Center for Giving Annual Meeting held each January, this important community networking event is a “must do” in the nonprofit sector.
- Meet the Donor a program for nonprofits where they have a chance to hear from donors and consultants in the community about trends in fundraising and strategic development.
- Dollars & Sense a report produced annually about capital and endowment campaigns in the region. This is a helpful tool for consultants working with nonprofits and those advising grantmakers.