Annual CSPRC Spectrum Conference

Spectrum 2017 

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May 9, 2017 at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel

Steer your way to success at Spectrum, St. Louis’ premier conference featuring presentations on all facets of nonprofit communications, development, leadership, and trending topics. Find some direction to your professional destination. Set your course to Spectrum 2017!


Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel
9801 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, MO 63134


Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Morning Keynote

Julie Lawson, Vice President at FOCUS St. Louis

Afternoon Keynote

Roderick L. Jones, former President & CEO at Grace Hill Settlement House


"As I interact with people across the varied disciplines within the helping professions, I see the growing sense of sorrow that results from uncertainty and disappointments.  In fact, I hear the voices of those who have given up but don't have the courage to formally resign. This session is designed to foster reflection, introspection and restoration. My goal is to revive the possibility deep within each of us and to drive us to a complete and impactful set of life works."

Key points:

  • Examining why you joined the work – chosen profession 
  • Remembering what you hoped to see
  • Understanding the elements that eat dreams and aspirations
  • Understanding the measures of and keys to winning

Spectrum Speakers and Topics

  • Kathy Broska & Laurie Vincent: RUR3? (Real, Relevant & Remembered) – Leadership
  • Maryanne Dersch:  Courageous Communication: How Codependence Is Making Your Brand Boring and What to Do About It  Marketing/Communications
  • Cody Finan & Joe Fetter:  Fitting Volunteers into Your Organization's Puzzle  Development/Fundraising
  • Steve Finkelstein: Top 10 Best Practices = Mission Success  Leadership
  • Kristine Gruver: Maintaining A Sucessful Young Friends Program  Development/Fundraising
  • Donna Heckler: Creating Brands People Love  Marketing/Communications
  • Marita LaChappell: Moving your Giving from Spontaneous to Strategic – Development/Fundraising
  • Matt Meneitti: Maximize Your Mission Through Technology and Automation  Trending
  • Kristen Mueller-Simms & Rebecca Buffington: Young Professional Leaders: How to Stand Out in Your Organization  Trending
  • Beth Quick Andrews: A View from the Director's Chair – Leadership
  • Cate Redfern: Demystifying Strategic Planning: Turn Your Strategic Goals into Mission Accomplished!  Leadership
  • Chris Reimer: Facebook Live & Livestreaming: Everything You Need To Know  Trending
  • Jennifer Rigdon: Communicating Out Loud!: Communication Skills for Humans  Marketing/Communications
  • Kimberly Singer: From Research to Results: Finding and Connecting With Your Audience  Marketing/Communications
  • Mary Valloni: Is Fundraising Freedom Possible for Your Nonprofit? – Development/Fundraising
  • Angie Winschel: Secrets of the Digital Universe: Revolve Around Your Audience – Trending


$125 CSPRC members | $145 nonmembers | $99 students

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Thank you to our sponsors!

Gold Sponsors


Modern Litho

Q&A Business Solutions

St. Louis Community Foundation

Webster University


Silver Sponsors

Presort, Inc.
SFW Partners, LLC

Bronze Sponsors

Experience on Demand
The Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program at UMSL
The Rome Group
St. Louis Audio Visual
YNPN St. Louis

Thanks to those who attended "Building Success," the 2016 Spectrum conference!

More than 150 attendees enjoyed a day of great programming and networking. This year's guests got us trending on Twitter, over the 500 mark in Facebook likes, enjoyed an "Activity Wall" and much more! Here are some photos from the day's events:

CSPRC Board Member Kelly Peach shows a Spectrum participant the workings of the "Activity Wall."

Morning keynote speaker Jill Devine of Y98 Radio talks of the importance of "giving back."

Spectrum participants were anything but featherweights at Circus Harmony's presentation, "Show, don't tell."

Angie Winschel speaks on "Modern storytelling to build your organization’s brand."

Marcia Schmitz and Leah Ward of the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood check out the Spectrum program.

There was a lot of talent in the room, but no one could match this Circus Harmony presenter.

Board members Randi Schenberg, Jason Frazier and Amie Bossi measure a wingspan of tickets for lunch basket raffle.

Spectrum attendees were always just a tweet away from being displayed on the Twitter wall.

Angela Smith discusses what a young friends board can do for your organization.

The Foundation Panel was composed of professionals representing major funding agencies in the St. Louis area.

The University College (Washington University) booth and other sponsor booths were busy between presentations.

A wide range of nonprofit professionals, of all ages, attended the Spectrum Conference.

Matt Craig of SLAM gave concrete examples of cause marketing and good insights on how it should be done.

Janet Vigen Levy and Roxanne Miller take careful notes on a keynote speaker presentation.

The Innovations Panel shares a light moment while comparing  entrepreneurs and the nonprofit community.

Board member Ryan Farmer shares a joke with Modern Litho reps, one of many conference sponsors.

Thanks to YNPN St. Louis and all of the other great sponsors for their support of Spectrum 2016.

Bev Pfeifer-Harms speaks on maximizing your media relations in a breakout session.

Afternoon keynote speaker Beth Fagan of MediaMasters, Inc., presents the five golden rules of messaging. An attentive group listens to keynote speaker Beth Fagan as the conference wraps up.

Photos courtesy of Linda K. Behrens of LK Photography +


Tuesday, May 10, 2016 
Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel 
9801 Natural Bridge Rd, 
St Louis, MO 63134

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 
Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel 
9801 Natural Bridge Rd, 
St Louis, MO 63134