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Don't miss FREE author interview on how to build a donor cultivation plan to maximize your fundraising

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Friday, May 15, 2015

LANO members:

Look at new ways to build a donor cultivation plan

Dr. Deborah Kaplan Polivy, author of Donor Cultivation and the Donor Lifecycle Map, will cover these questions and more in her upcoming webinar interview:

  • How can you cultivate all levels of donors and retain them?
  • What are the three goals of cultivation?
  • What is the most commonly ignored segment of donors and how can you push them forward?
  • What are the most useful personal and nonpersonal cultivation tools and how do you decide when to utilize them?
  • What kind of foundation must you build to successfully cultivate donors?

Join us!

Join CausePlanet founder Denise McMahan and author Dr. Deborah Kaplan Polivy for this exclusive interview on Thursday, May 28, at 11:00 Central Time.

Register

Register now for this FREE interview for all LANO members. (The link requires LANO network sign-in to register.) This opportunity is generously provided thanks to the support of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.

See more

See more with the Page to Practice™ summary of Polivy’s book. 

Simply log in at the top right corner of CausePlanet’s home page (www.causeplanet.org) and fill in your registered email with LANO and “Password1”. Click on “Summary Library” to see Donor Cultivation and the Donor Lifecycle Map and other titles.

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Shell Partners with LANO to Build Nonprofit Capacity in Louisiana's Gulf Region

Posted By LANO, Thursday, May 14, 2015

  

 

Shell Will Underwrite a Capacity Building Scholarship Program Including Board Governance Assessments; Training in Board Governance, Financial Management, Fund Development and Human Resources; and Executive Coaching for 10 Nonprofit Organizations

 

The Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO) is pleased to announce a significant grant from Shell to increase nonprofit capacity in Louisiana’s Gulf Coast region.

 

LANO is a statewide member organization that advocates for the nonprofit community and strengthens the effectiveness of those committed to improving Louisiana. The organization currently provides services to more than 600 member organizations and more than 13,000 individual members.

 

The program will develop core capacity for nonprofits in the parishes of Plaquemines, Lafourche, Terrebonne and St. Mary. In partnership with Shell, LANO will conduct organizational Board Governance assessments; training in Board Governance, Financial Management, Fund Development and Human Resources; and Executive Coaching in the area of governance for 10 nonprofit organizations accepted into the Shell Capacity Building Scholarship Program. The program will run from May to November 2015.

 

As the nonprofit sector in Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. Mary, and Plaquemines continues to meet the growing needs of its respective communities, the gap between nonprofit income and expenditures continues to grow. Years of recession and natural disasters have diminished resources available to these nonprofits while increasing demand for services. Tax reform and budget cuts promise to compound these effects in the coming years. Current trends impede nonprofits’ strategic planning and the sustainable growth of this essential sector, which is why the Shell Capacity Building Scholarship Program will be so impactful in this area of Louisiana.

 

LANO will hold public interest meetings in the Gulf region May 26 and 27. A complete list of sessions and registration information can be found at www.lano.org/shell. Organizations with any area of focus may apply, although particular interest will be given to organizations with missions relative to road safety, workforce development, education and the environment. Participating organizations will be chosen based on applications due to LANO June 11. Organizations must commit to approximately 30 hours of training, demonstrate significant commitments of their board president, executive director, executive committee and board members. Organizations must have 501(c)(3) status and be in good standing with the IRS and the Louisiana Secretary of State. Of course, organizations must also be domiciled in at least one of the following parishes: Plaquemines, Lafourche, Terrebonne, and St. Mary.

 

Upon completion of this program, the participating board members and staff members will be equipped to develop, manage and evaluate a successful governance process. Organizations will be able to demonstrate to regional funders that they are working towards nonprofit organizational excellence and will be strong stewards of their investments. Participants will also receive a complimentary one-year organizational membership to LANO to further encourage long-term capacity building and sustainability.

 

For more information about the Shell Capacity Building Scholarship Program, please visit www.lano.org/shell or call (318) 865-5510, ext. 1.

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Webinar: Let's Talk About Donation Processing

Posted By Jason Nicosia, CommitChange, Thursday, May 07, 2015

Let's Talk About Donation Processing

 

Join our webinar on Thursday, May 14th, 2015 at

 

1PM CST.

Nonprofits raise over $20 billion every year from individual donors and that number is growing rapidly as internet usage becomes ubiquitous and smartphones proliferate, even among older supporters.

In the midst of this cultural upheaval, it’s critical that nonprofits have the tools and skills they need to adapt to a changing fundraising environment.


Join Roderick Campbell, CEO of CommitChange, for a discussion on the basics of donation processing and how to maximize gifts.

Register For Our Webinar Here

 

Can't Attend? Follow the conversation online#CommitChange

 

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Does Your Board "Get" Your Financials?

Posted By Celeste Viator, Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLP, Thursday, May 07, 2015

 

Accurate, relevant and timely financial information is key to making good decisions for non-profit executives and board members.  But do all of your board members really understand the numbers they receive and what they mean to your organization?

For example, if you are trying to determine how and when to initiate a new program, do the numbers you provide convey the right information?

Click below for the full article.

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May workshop: Fundraising Events 101

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Wednesday, May 06, 2015
 

May nonprofit fundraising workshop:

Fundraising Events 101

Details and registration

Thursday, May 14
9:30am-12:00pm

Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans


Learn to create events that raise money for your non-profit!  

 

This fun, hands-on workshop covers:

* choosing what kind of event is best for you

* working with volunteers

* identifying event sponsors

* and much more!

 

Click to register


Attendees will receive a Certificate of Participation for completing the workshop.


Registration $35. Discounts available for students, for AmeriCorps members and for organizations registering two or more people.


Visit www.thefundingseed.com to learn more about workshops and other services offered by The Funding Seed.  For discount codes or to reserve your space and pay at the door, email info@thefundingseed.com.

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Exciting Update from CommitChange...

Posted By Jason Nicosia, CommitChange, Monday, May 04, 2015

Data and Relationships Made Easy

Supporter Management Plan Now Available. 


At CommitChange, we've always been focused on providing best in class fundraising tools for your nonprofit. Now you can connect those tools to a robust database to manage donors, cultivate relationships, and much more.
 
We're excited to announce the Supporter Management Plan for nonprofits!
Some Features Include:
- Donor Database
- Intelligent Social Data
-Segmenting/Tagging
- Advanced Reporting
- Email Integration
- Retention Scoring
- Relationship Tracking
- Volunteer Registration
- Custom Fields
Limited discounts available for our existing nonprofit users and early adopters, so reach soon out if you'd like a demo or call: 888-726-8128
Learn More about Supporter Management

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR DUNE RESTORATION PROJECT AT HOLLY BEACH

Posted By Jenny Byrd, Coalition To Restore Coastal Louisiana, Monday, May 04, 2015
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR DUNE RESTORATION PROJECT AT HOLLY BEACH 

 

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) is excited to be returning to Holly Beach on Saturday, May 16th! The goal of this project is to enhance our previous work completed in August 2014. We will be planting a 1 mile stretch of newly constructed beach with 6,000 plugs of dune grass. We will be increasing soil retention along the newly constructed beach, promoting dune growth, providing critical habitat for nesting birds, and enhancing protection to the coastal communities of Cameron parish. 

Project Details:

When: Saturday, May 16, 2015
9:00 a.m. to no later than 4:00 p.m.

Where: Holly Beach, LA 

Important information: 

  • Directions and additional details will be provided to registered volunteers via e-mail a few days prior to the event
  • Due to the logistics of this event, registration will close promptly at 9:30 am.
  • Please note the minimum age for volunteers is 7 and must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Planting along the beach is a strenuous activity, so physical fitness is necessary.
  • All equipment (dibbles, gloves, etc) and lunch and drinks (with vegetarian options) will be provided to all volunteers.

We require that all volunteers please register to let us know if you plan to attend.  If any additional members of your family/friends are attending, then they must also registerYou can register to volunteer on Saturday, May 16 on our website.

Volunteering on our coast is wonderful way to spend a day and we would like to ensure that everyone gets a chance to have a great experience.

  • If, after registering, you find you are unable to attend, please notify us of your cancellation.
  • If the event registration is full, you can be added to a waiting list.
  • If you'd like to bring out a group, please let us know and we'll try our best to accommodate you.

For any of the above inquiries, you can contact our Habitat Restoration Program Coordinator, Jenny Byrd at Jennyb@crcl.org.

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FREE author interview on how to build a donor cultivation plan to maximize your fundraising

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Thursday, April 30, 2015

LANO members:

What is your donor cultivation plan?

If that’s a tough question to answer or you need more ideas, then join us when we'll explore the topics below and more in our upcoming conversation with cultivation expert, Dr. Deborah Kaplan Polivy.

  • How can you cultivate all levels of donors and retain them?
  • What are the three goals of cultivation?
  • What is the most commonly ignored segment of donors and how can you push them forward?
  • What are the most useful personal and nonpersonal cultivation tools and how do you decide when to utilize them?
  • What kind of foundation must you build to successfully cultivate donors?

Author interview

Dr. Deborah Kaplan Polivy, author of Donor Cultivation and the Donor Lifecycle Map, can inspire you with these answers and more. She will introduce the Donor Lifecycle Map that will shift the way you cultivate donors long-term and move them toward an ultimate gift. This Map and perspective can transform your development shop into a diversified, successful fundraising operation.

Join us!

Join CausePlanet founder Denise McMahan and author Dr. Deborah Kaplan Polivy for this exclusive interview on Thursday, May 28, at 11:00 Central Time.

Register

Register now for this FREE interview for all LANO members. (The link requires LANO network sign-in to register.) This opportunity is generously provided thanks to the support of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.

See more

See more with the Page to Practice™ summary of Polivy’s book.

Simply log in at the top right corner of CausePlanet’s home page (www.causeplanet.org) and fill in your registered email with LANO and “Password1”. Click on “Summary Library” to see Donor Cultivation and the Donor Lifecycle Map and other titles.

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Fundraising Intensive Program Class of 2015 Graduation!

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Friday, April 24, 2015

Join us as we celebrate
the Fundraising Intensive Program's
Class of 2015!

RSVP Here

Tuesday, April 28
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Swirl Wines
3143 Ponce De Leon Street, New Orleans

  

Join eleven graduates representing seven nonprofits from the Greater New Orleans region as we celebrate their completion of the Fundraising Intensive Program, the ten-month training program from The Funding Seed!


Admission is free.
Cash bar.
Light hors d'oeuvres provided by program graduate Cafe Hope.
Kindly RSVP by April 27.


We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Here's What People are Saying About the Fundraising Intensive Program

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Friday, April 24, 2015

Here's what people are saying about their experience with the
Fundraising Intensive Program

 

“I've participated in many different training sessions on fund development. This is the first program that immediately resulted in additional income for our organization.
-Sue Ellen Stewart, Northshore Families Helping Families
Fundraising Intensive Program Class of 2014


"The Fundraising Intensive Program was a great foundation piece for building our nonprofit...Having this practical fundraising theory in place will help us in all of our operations as we continue to grow."
-Teddy Nathan, NetWork Voluntours
Fundraising Intensive Program Class of 2015


“[This] was a great experience for my partner and I…We were able to create a culture of fundraising at our organization and on the board. Additionally, we are more confident, efficient and effective. I highly recommend this course.”
-Ameca Reali, Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana
Fundraising Intensive Program Class of 2014

 


The Fundraising Intensive Program is a 10-month training program that gives you tools to raise funds for your nonprofit.  Over the last two years, 20 nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers have graduated from the program, raising thousands of additional dollars for their organizations in the process.


This year's program runs from June 2015 through March 2016.  Applications are due by Friday, May 1 at 5:00 p.m.

Click here to read the full program description and submit your application.  For more on other services offered by The Funding Seed, visit www.thefundingseed.com.

Questions?  We're happy to help.  Email nora@thefundingseed.com or call (504) 307-7220.

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