Tuesday, May 19
Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel
9801 Natural Bridge Rd, St Louis, MO 63134

Morning Speaker
Steve Knight
Afternoon Speaker
Chris Reimer
Director of COCAbiz
 Author and
New Media Strategist

Morning Keynote - Steve Knight, Director of COCAbiz

A recent survey of global CEO’s conducted by IBM identified creativity as the key to organizational success in the next decade. As the director of COCAbiz, Steve Knight has had the opportunity to work with many St. Louis organizations that are grappling with a rapidly changing environment demanding the utmost in creative engagement from all employee to enable the innovation needed to stay relevant, vibrant and successful. In addition, Steve has been a part of the creative evolution of COCA – one of the nation’s largest community arts nonprofit organizations. From these experiences, Steve will share his insights on how to foster a truly creative, innovative workplace culture.

Afternoon Keynote - Chris Reimer, Author and New Media Strategist 

Chris Reimer is an award-winning new media strategist, and is Marketing Director at Kaldi’s Coffee. This is not where Chris expected to be, as he spent almost 20 years in finance (which scares him to even think about). He also is the author of the 2015 book Happywork: A Business Parable About the Journey to Teamwork, Profit, and Purpose.

"Since entering the business world in 1995, I have been concerned by the way humans interact at work. Frankly, I’m really worried that we mistreat each other just about every place we hang out: at home, on the subway, online, at school and at work. However, our struggle to be civil and happy at work especially interests me. More than 70 percent of people are unhappy with their jobs? We need to be happier at work! During my presentation, I will share some of the lessons I learned while writing my book, Happywork."

16 Breakout Sessions, including:

  • What’s My Line? Understanding the Board’s Role in Fund Development
  • How to Avoid Social and Digital Communications Disasters in Today’s Highly Connected World
  • Purpose Driven Culture
  • Taking the Leap: Successfully (Re)Branding Your Organization
For Session and Speaker information, click here.

Breakout session speakers will include:

Allison Collinger, AHC Consulting, LLC 

Maryanne Dersch, 501creative 

Linda B. Haley,CFRE, Let's Build Hope, LLC 

Joe Mueller, Mueller Communications 

Nathan Sprehe, Almanac, Inc.

Angie Winschel, Almanac, Inc. 

Perry Drake, Assistant Professor, UMS 

Beth Quick-Andrews, Q&A Business Solutions 

Diane Drollinger, Nonprofit Services Center, 

and many more talented professionals!

REGISTRATION FEES - Beginning April 2

CSPRC Members - $125

Non-Member - $145 

Full-time Student - $99 

Fees include all conference materials, breakfast and lunch.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

AHC Consulting
Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation
Kama, Inc.
Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri
SFW Partners, LLC 
Webster University
YouthBridge Community Foundation

Bronze Sponsors

Mueller Communications
The Rome Group
Simply Strategy
St. Louis Audio Visual
St. Louis Presort Inc

Spectrum sponsorship contract