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Be Part of the 2016 Louisiana State Combined Charitable Campaign! Deadline - March 1, 2016

Posted By Robin Taylor, Louisiana Association of United Ways, Friday, January 08, 2016

This past year, employees of the State of Louisiana generated more than $237,000 through the 2015 LA SCCC campaign. 67 participating nonprofit organizations are anticipated to receive donations through this statewide effort.

 

Louisiana is already gearing up for the 2016 State Combined Charitable Campaign!  Once again, state employees will be given the opportunity to contribute, through payroll deduction, to approved health and human service non-profit organizations. The Louisiana Association of United Ways will continue to serve as the Principal Combined Fundraising Organization (PCFO) and will be working in coordination with the Office of State Uniform Payroll (OSUP).

 

All qualifying health and human service non-profits operating within the state of Louisiana are encouraged to apply to be a participating charity. The application is available at www.lasccc.org/application and is due by March 1, 2016. All charity applications will be reviewed and notified of eligibility no later than June 30, 2016.

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Ricoh Copy Machine Donation

Posted By Michele Beary, Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center, Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center in Thibodaux, LA was recently blessed with the donation of a new copy machine and no longer has use for our old one.  We would like to donate it to an agency (preferably nonprofit agency) in need of one.  It is a Ricoh brand and has worked fine for us, we are just looking to pay it forward.  

 

If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Adrienne at 985-446-5004 or help@crossroadsprc.org.

 

Thank you!

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Nonprofit workshop: Creating a Powerful Fundraising Plan

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Monday, January 04, 2016

January nonprofit workshop:
Creating a Powerful Fundraising Plan
Tuesday, January 12
2:00-5:00 p.m.
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans
Details and registration


Start the new year right with a powerful fundraising plan!


What would happen at your organization if you never had to worry about your funding?  If you knew how much you needed to raise, and how you were going to raise it?


This workshop will help you make that a reality.  You'll learn ways to assess your resources, to set fundraising goals, and to create a calendar that will keep you on track.  Participants will receive tools they can take back to their organizations and put to work immediately.  

Attendees will receive a certificate of participation for completing the workshop.

Click to register


Registration $40.  Discounts available for students, AmeriCorps members and organizations registering two or more people.


For questions, to inquire about discount codes, or to reserve your seat and pay at the door, email info@thefundingseed.com.  For more on workshops and other services, visit www.thefundingseed.com.

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LANO Members: New FREE Causeplanet Book Summary on How to See Your Culture to Create a Competitive Advantage: Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Thursday, December 10, 2015

Are you nurturing your culture?

 

Every organization has a culture, whether you cultivate it or not. The question is will you nurture your culture so it becomes your competitive advantage or choose to ignore it and hope for the best?

 

Three domains of culture

 

Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch authors Coffman and Sorensen recognize there are an infinite number of factors that affect a high performing culture. As a result, the authors have not only identified the key factors you should concentrate on, but they have also classified them in three primary domains: MicroCulture, BridgeCulture and MacroCulture. In each domain, the authors thoroughly explore how leaders, managers and employees can optimize their interactions and dispense with outdated practices that undermine outcomes and the alignment with your purpose.

 

Coffman and Sorensen’s summary is available FREE for dues-paying (General and Associate) members thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.

 

Download these summaries and more in 3 simple steps:

 

1.     Visit www.causeplanet.org.

2.     Click on “Subscriber Log-in” at the top right corner, using your email and “Password1”.

3.     Click on “Visit the Summary Library” and download any title you like.

 

Questions? Email us at Support@CausePlanet.org.

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Planned Gifts Hold Tremendous Promise

Posted By Celeste Viator, Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLP, Monday, December 07, 2015

 The average planned gift in the U.S. is between $35,000 and $70,000, according to research.  With more baby boomers moving into retirement years, that number may grow.  Yet many not-for-profit organizations, especially small and medium-sized, lack formal planned giving programs.  This article discusses the benefits and possible pitfalls of such programs and specifically examines bequests, charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts.

 

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Health Care Information Services

Posted By Cindy Bishop, Checkmate Strategies, Monday, November 23, 2015
I would like to share with you a most recent HCIS newsletter. Please share this with anyone who might benefit from the information. We are promoting our HCIS newsletter to those who may not be aware of the service. We've been providing this since our inception in 1995. 
 

HEALTH CARE TO BE IMPACTED BY STATE'S BUDGET DEFICIT

 

On Monday, October 26th, the Senate Finance Committee held a 3 hour briefing on the state of Health Care in Louisiana. The Staff  distributed and reviewed three handouts during the meeting. It was a very informative meeting and there is a lot of good information in the handouts.

If you would like to obtain a copy of the handouts, send me a quick email at cindy.bishop@checkmate-strategies.com or log onto the Senate's website at http://senate.la.gov/FiscalServices/default.asp

 

The following are listed under presentations:

 

 

DHH Medical Vendor Payment update

 

Senate Finance Committee Report - Dated 10/26/2015

 

Senate Finance Committee Report on Health Care in Louisiana dated 10/26/2015

 

 

Checkmate Strategies is geared up to produce another year of healthcare policy updates to keep subscribers informed and up-to-date. Health Care Information Services is a newsletter published by the Checkmate team. It is published year-round.  Prior to the commencement of each legislative session, subscribers receive a comprehensive list of all health care related bills filed for consideration. Subscribers also receive up-to-date coverage of meetings, legislation, and regulatory efforts that affect the healthcare industry. During the legislative session, subscribers receive weekly updates on healthcare legislation moving through the process. Subscribers also receive a monthly health care calendar of upcoming public policy meetings and events throughout the state.  However, Health Care information Services is a valuable resource even when the legislature is NOT in session. Health care policy makers meet year round.  Health Care Information Services is available at an annual subscription rate of only $200


HCIS Reports are emailed to our subscribers so please make sure we have your updated email address if you'd like to begin receiving our informative newsletters.

To subscribe,  send a check payable to Health Care Information Services to Cindy Bishop, Editor/Publisher  or we can send you a link to pay online.

Thanks!

Health Care Information Services

P.O. Box 80053

Baton Rouge, LA 70898-0053

cindy.bishop@checkmate-strategies.com 

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Nonprofit Workshop: Grantwriting for Beginners

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Monday, November 23, 2015

Nonprofit Workshop:
Grantwriting for Beginners
Thursday, December 10, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans

 

Details and registration 

 

Are you involved with a non-profit?  
Does your job require you to raise funds for your department or position?  
Do you want to add a valuable skill to your resume? 

Consider grantwriting!

Grantwriting for Beginners is an engaging workshop that gives you the basic tools you need to start writing grants.  Participants will learn how to find funding opportunities, tools and tips for writing proposals and ways to make a program competitive for repeat funding.


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


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


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

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Free Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screenings on Dec. 12, 2015

Posted By J. B. Hunt, AAAneurysm Outreach, Thursday, November 19, 2015

 

News Release: Monday, November 16, 2015

Contact: J B Hunt, Executive Director, 504-598-5241    

JBHunt@AOutreach.org

 

  

NEW ORLEANS — Peoples Health, LSU Healthcare Network and AAAneurysm Outreach will provide free abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings Dec. 12 from 8 a.m. to noon at the LSU Healthcare Network at 3700 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans.

 

“This screening test is a simple ultrasound of the abdomen. It only takes a few minutes and is painless,” according to Claudie Sheahan, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery at LSU Health Sciences Center. “The images will help determine whether or not an aneurysm is present. If the aneurysm is found early, it can be treated to prevent rupturing.”

 

Advanced registration and an eight-hour fast are required. Please call 504-412-1578 to make an appointment.

 

Individuals must meet eligibility requirements for the screening. Individuals 60 and older who have at least two cardiovascular risk factors and men age 55 and older with a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm and at least one additional cardiovascular risk factor are eligible for the screening once every five years.

 

An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a ballooning of the abdominal aorta, the artery that carries blood to the lower part of the body. This type of aneurysm rupture is the third leading cause of sudden death in men 60 and older in the United States. It is estimated that more than 1 million people are living today with an undiagnosed AAA. Risk factors for AAA include a history of smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and hardening of the arteries.

 

 

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1441 Canal Street Suite #424. New Orleans, LA 70112 · 504-598-5241 www.aoutreach.org

 

 

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Directors & Officers Liability

Posted By Jennifer Nettles, CIC-CISR, Insurance Consulting - Volunteer, Thursday, November 19, 2015

Directors & Officers Liability Coverage
Be sure to take a look at the video regarding Directors & Officers brought to you by Travelers. It is extremely important when operating a not for profit organization that you understand what it is this coverage does and why it is important to have a policy in place. Louisiana Companies shares relationships with not only Travelers but also with Care Providers, Hanover, Chubb and many others to help you find a policy best suited to your needs. Give us a call today or send me an email for a quick indication on premium or just to chat about anything related to your insurance needs.

 

 

--Sincerely, Jennifer

  

 

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Advocacy Training Available for Nonprofits

Posted By Cindy Bishop, Checkmate Strategies, Wednesday, November 18, 2015

ADVOCACY TRAINING 101

 

Is your nonprofit organization positioned for success during the next legislative session(s)?   A new administration will be sworn in on January 11, 2016 and we expect at least one, perhaps two, special sessions prior to the March 14th commencement of the Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.   Checkmate Strategies is here to help you!   We can customize our three hour training module specifically for your non-profit, at an affordable fee.

 

Remember, success is when opportunity meets preparation!

We cover the following important elements of Advocacy Training:

 

  • Composition of the State Legislature
  • Who to call
  • When to call
  • How to communicate effectively with state lawmakers
  • How to frame your message to get results
  • Important tips on what to do and what not to do
  • Role-playing exercises to teach you and your team how to implement a successful advocacy campaign

 

Let us set up a training session for your nonprofit or business.  We can come to your location, or we can host the Training Session ourselves!  

 

Presented By:

Earl Michael Willis, Vice President of Business Development and Cindy Bishop,  President & CEO,  Checkmate Strategies 

 

For more information,  contact Earl Willis   (225)  454-2209

EARL.WILLIS@CHECKMATE-STRATEGIES.COM 

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