Nonprofit Marketers Network-STL (formerly CSPRC), a nonprofit professional association incorporated in 1971, is composed of members from public and private community service agencies and organizations concerned with improving and maintaining the highest standards of marketing communications.
For 50 years, we have supported nonprofit professionals by deepening our members’ knowledge and expertise. Nonprofit Marketers Network-STL provides professional and organizational development opportunities for those working in nonprofit management, marketing communications, public relations, fundraising, and volunteer management. We host monthly networking and professional development programs and present our annual, full-day Spectrum conference.
Kristine Gruver (President), Missouri Botanical Garden Ann Duffy (Vice President/Spectrum Chair), Nonprofit Professional Samantha Ferguson (Second Vice President), Veterans For Peace James Judge (Treasurer/Sponsorship Chair), Judge Evaluation Services, LLC Neosha Franklin (Immediate Past President), St. Louis Community Foundation Shannon Durio, Prison Performing Arts Meghan Higdon, Webster University Janet Vigen Levy, City of Brentwood Sarita Moody
Shandi Greve Penrod, Illinois Heartland Library System Kim Pett, Modern Litho Lisa Snider, UMSL Business Matt West, Weekends Only
Our Mission, Vision, and Values
Mission of Nonprofit Marketers Network–STL
Our mission is to advance the highest standards of public relations, communications, media relations, and fundraising for nonprofit organizations by providing accessible resources and advancing best practices across our community.
Vision of Nonprofit Marketers Network–STL
Our vision is to connect marketers and communicators across our region and beyond, creating a network of support that equips them with the tools they need to change the world. By fostering an open, constructive, equitable, and supportive environment, we enable our community to tell the stories of worthy organizations with excellence.
Values of Nonprofit Marketers Network–STL
We believe in creating a welcoming and accessible community for all professionals in the nonprofit marketing and communication sphere.
We believe in providing timely, constructive, and practical resources that our community cannot access anywhere else.
We believe in fostering professional development to help our members and guests advance their careers from students to seasoned professionals and beyond.
We believe in continually challenging our organization to grow and adapt, allowing Nonprofit Marketers Network to remain a vibrant and essential resource for our community.
We believe in modeling the best practices we impart through our services, conducting our business with transparency and integrity.
We believe in the strategic use of resources, including donated time, funds, and services.
We believe in serving as a catalyst for growth!
Events & Happenings
12 Months to Launch: Building the Moonshot Museum
Building a brand from the ground up can be...something of a moonshot. Pittsburgh’s Moonshot Museum will open in Summer 2022 as Pennsylvania's first museum focused exclusively on space, at the connecting point of museums and aerospace technology. The museum is uniquely partnered with an innovative space robotics company, Astrobotic Technology, and will offer visitors an incredible behind-the-scenes look at the construction of real spacecraft, as well as student connections to space industry professionals.
In this session, Moonshot Museum will present their experiences as a case study for participants. They will share the journey to open Moonshot Museum since its announcement in May 2021, the path that lies ahead, and the challenges and freedoms presented by building an entirely new brand and public presence in a technology- and museum-rich region in Western Pennsylvania—not unlike the technology- and museum-rich greater St. Louis landscape.
We invite you to join our virtual conference for nonprofit marketers, communicators, fundraisers, and leaders. Enjoy 2 keynotes, 4 sessions of programming, and networking. Don't miss this professional development opportunity. Click the registration button below to learn more and register. Early bird rates end August 31, 2021!
I am now on my second ‘tour of duty’ on the Communications Committee. Serving on a committee is a good way to meet other people and build relationships in Nonprofit Marketers-STL. It is enjoyable being part of the team and participating in the engaging discussions we have. It feels good to be collaborating with fellow professionals knowing the projects we work on contribute to the entire Nonprofit Marketers-STL organization.
Gary Stevens, GRS Consulting
I first joined Nonprofit Marketers Network for the professional development--the programs that would give me new ideas, point out new trends and tools, and keep best practices at the front of my mind. Now I come back each month to continue developing the professional relationships I’ve made along the way. Furthermore, during the pandemic, knowing that I have a professional network I could call upon has been comforting.
Shandi Greve Penrod, Illinois Heartland Library System
The resources offered and relationships developed through Nonprofit Marketers Network have truly allowed me to maximize my impact in this field. I learn so much from my peers and am reminded that, together, we are building stronger communities.
Ryan Thompson, Prison Performing Arts
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The Nonprofit Marketers Network brings together thinking with leadership to help you move the needle in your organization.