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LANO Seeks Director of Development

Posted By Kelly Pepper, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Friday, February 28, 2014

We're looking for a strategic innovator who is vigilant and conscientious – who can help us fuel the nonprofit sector in Louisiana!


LANO is currently seeking a Director of Development to oversee the vision-setting, strategy, donor research, and outreach that will increase sustainable investments in support of LANO’s core mission and strategic priorities.

LANO looks to hire a team member with the interest and ability to build donor relationships; increase the number of renewed and newly-cultivated partnerships; and support LANO’s progress toward an increasingly diverse revenue portfolio.


Job responsibilities:

  • Grant Records Management
  • Donor Relations
  • Prospect Research
  • Development Operations
  • Board Engagement
  • Volunteer Management
  • Special Events

Required skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated communications ability – will develop written materials & promotional communications for  funding
  • Organization– will support LANO’s efforts to remain on track with current grants and pursue additional donor relationships
  • Capacity to research, identify and efficiently brief LANO leadership on funding prospects
  • Disciplined, attentive to details and deadline oriented


 

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LANO is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

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Part II: Leverage the benefits of recognized financial models

Posted By Erica Crenshaw, Execute Now!, Thursday, February 27, 2014


My early professional career was in the corporate financial world, so I'm aware of how the corporate sector has long benefited from a common language that facilitates an easier discussion with potential investors. Both parties share an awareness of successful strategies such as "low-cost provider" or "fast follower," which short-cuts the potentially lengthy process of courting funding. 

In contrast, nonprofits don't enjoy the benefits of a shared understanding of funding models despite the fact that they also have to enlist...

Tags:  Execute Now!  Finance Fundamentals 

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Free info session: The Fundraising Intensive Program

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Are you thinking about applying for the Fundraising Intensive Program?

Do you have questions about what your nonprofit will gain from participating, or whether it's worth the investment?

Are you trying to decide who from your organization should apply?

Free information session on
Wednesday, March 19, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Propeller, 4035 Washington Ave.
RSVP by emailing info@thefundingseed.com,
or call (504) 307-7220

Join The Funding Seed and members of this year's inaugural graduating class for a free information session about the Fundraising Intensive Program.  You'll receive an overview on the program, learn details on how to apply and have time for Q&A with a panel of this year's participants.
 

The Fundraising Intensive Program is a 10-month course that gives you tools to raise funds for your nonprofit. Through a combination of group learning and one-on-one coaching, participants learn best practices and practical skills related to a range of fundraising activities. 

For more on services offered by The Funding Seed, visit
www.thefundingseed.com.

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New Fundraising Survey to Measure Gains Against Goals

Posted By Matthew Mullenix, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A new survey by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative is designed to ask questions few have answers to.

For example:

What percent of funds come from different donor types?

Who is getting bequests and how much?

What specific fundraising methods are working, and which are not?

A report to be published and shared with LANO members at the end of March, 2014, will compare results and fundraising activities against goals for amount to raise, a vital metric we think is more useful than just knowing that "giving increased."

Please help the nonprofit sector by participating in this survey.  People who complete the survey by FEBRUARY 28 will be eligible to enter drawing for incentives, including $100 cash cards. 

 

[TAKE SURVEY NOW]

 

The Nonprofit Research Collaborative formed in 2010 to reduce the survey burden on nonprofit organizations. Our work focuses on charitable receipts at nonprofit organizations and the factors that drive success in fundraising.

 

 

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Build Organizational Capacity for Free with Google Apps

Posted By Ellen Mowrer, GrantStation.com, Inc., Tuesday, February 25, 2014

NEW WEBINAR: Build Organizational Capacity with This No-Cost Tool 

The most common question we get at GrantStation from Members and non-Members alike is, "Can you recommend a system that we can use to manage our grants calendar, grant writing, and grant management?" We can!

In this 90 minute webinar, you will learn how to go beyond the basics when using Google Apps tools to create, collaborate on, and share documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, and forms (among other things). Start the year off right by organizing your approach to seeking grants and managing grant awards using this no-cost system.

Taught by Sage Adams, Senior Instructional Designer for UC Berkeley, you will want volunteers, staff, and board members to participate in this how-to webinar. Visit the link above to register.

 

[REGISTER]

 

Friday March 28, 2014 2:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.), 90 minutes
Fee: $89.00 per person, $150.00 per site

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New CausePlanet Book Summary on Cultural Competency Available FREE for Members

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Monday, February 24, 2014

Peruse CausePlanet's new Page to Practice™ book summary on Embracing Cultural Competency: A Roadmap for Nonprofit Capacity Builders by Patricia St. Onge. It tackles everything from exploring and embracing your own culture to addressing institutional racism.

Thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, LANO's General and Associate (dues-paying) members can download this book summary and others for FREE at CausePlanet.

Follow these steps to download:

1. Log in at www.CausePlanet.org on the left panel, using your email address on file with LANO and "Password1".

2. Click on the "Summary Library" tab and download any title you like.

3. Questions? Email us at Support@CausePlanet.org

 

Don't forget our next interview with Joe Waters on Fundraising with Businesses. Register now to attend on March 27 at 11 a.m. CST. (All LANO Members and Friends are invited; link requires LANO network sign-in to register.)

 

 

 

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Nonprofit Fundraising Partnership Announced Today from Joule Alliance

Posted By P. Butler Ives Jr., Joule Solar Energy, Monday, February 24, 2014
Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Looking for new ways to raise awareness and revenue for your nonprofit?  Joule Alliance will donate $500 to your organization for each supporter of yours that goes solar, and your supporter will receive a $500 group discount, while saving tens of thousands of dollars off their utility bills.  We will also assist you in your marketing efforts, helping promote your cause.

Please visit http://joule-energy.com/alliance to request more information.  Joule Alliance Director Butler Ives will call you personally, and answer any of your questions. 

Joule Alliance is a division of Joule Solar Energy. Locally owned and operated, Joule is LA's only certified B-Corp. solar company, and a proud new member of LANO.

 

 

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Dialogue on Race Louisiana Seeks Intern

Posted By Maxine Crump, Dialogue on Race Louisiana, Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Dialogue on Race Original Series is an education process for the elimination of racism.

Interns must participate in a six-week series, the advanced series, and training for Dialogue on Race facilitation.

Major responsibility: Scheduling Dialogue on Race Series

1.       Preparing materials for each series

2.       Setting up the locations for each series

3.       Serving as facilitator especially for any youth Series

4.       Participating in facilitation training

5.       Updating and posting on our online social media

This position will serve the organization, and we believe it will serve you with added  educational experience in understanding racism. You will get experience in making decisions and providing creative input to a dynamic program. 

To apply, contact Director Maxine Crump.

This will be a non-paid internship. 

 

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New LANO Members for Week of Feb. 17

Posted By Glinda Causey, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Thursday, February 20, 2014

 

Please  take a moment to meet our newest LANO members, all joining during the week of February 17, 2014.

-Glinda Causey, Membership Manager

 


 

Joule Solar Energy (Joule Alliance) – P. Butler Ives, Jr. and Stephen Hawkins, New Orleans

Looking for new ways to raise awareness and revenue for your nonprofit? Joule Alliance will donate $500 to your organization for each supporter of yours that goes solar, and your supporter will receive a $500 group discount---all while saving tens of thousands of dollars off their utility bills! We will also assist you in your marketing efforts, helping promote your cause.  Watch for more soon from Joule Alliance on the LANO Network!

 

Stephen Dunaway -- Individual Member, Leavenworth, Kansas

I am transitioning from the US Army after 25+ years of service and I am exploring the feasibility of creating a nonprofit organization dedicated to training and placing medical alert dogs focused on diabetes, cancer, epilepsy, and/or PTSD.

 

Gardere Community Christian SchoolNancy Zito, Baton Rouge

http://www.gardereschool.com/

Our mission is to provide a firm Christian foundation in the educational and spiritual life of children in the Gardere neighborhood, encourage them to grow into and become the person God created them to be.

 

LSU Office of Research and Economic DevelopmentDr. Matt Lee, Baton Rouge

http://sites01.lsu.edu/wp/ored/

The research enterprise of Louisiana State University encompasses every aspect of a major research institution with a Carnegie Classification: Research Active/Very High.  ORED is invested heavily in multidisciplinary and transdiciplinary research and in all economic development activities of relevance to the State of Louisiana.  We look forward to mutually beneficial research agreements with private and foundation partners, including nonprofit organizations. Whether you are a public charity, small start-up, or a major industry looking for research partnership, we have the faculty and staff to help you realize your goals.

 

Uptown Music Theatre -- Dianne Ricks, New Orleans

http://www.umtno.org/

Uptown Music Theatre's approach to theatre aims to expose children and adults to meaningful stories through an entertaining medium. We believe the dramatic arts have the power to change the hearts and minds of young people and empower them to be their own person. Our arts programs are not only about learning "how” but also about cultivating wholeness in young people by helping them to tap into their own artistic passions and gifts. By sharing our stories through theatre, dance, and music, we hope to bring healing to the New Orleans community and beyond.

 

Jess' Bra ClosetJessica Johnson, Baton Rouge LA

http://www.jessbracloset.org 

The mission of Jess' Bra Closet is to assist females in the Greater Baton Rouge area by providing free, quality undergarments through community support and outreach. Jess' Bra Closet offers support to the communities that believe in the overall well-being of the women and young girls that reside there.

 

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Engaging Millennial Donors

Posted By Gretchen Carter, Greater Giving, Thursday, February 20, 2014

No surprise, millennials are the most connected and technological generation yet, but with that comes huge competition for their attention. Here are tips to help your organization stand out from the crowd and turn a young potential donor into a life-long supporter.

Three factors tend to work against nonprofit organizations seeking to engage and mobilize younger donors:

  1. Organizations need to access the same technological channels millennials are using in their own day-to-day lives in order to reach them.
  2. Younger donors have less capital available for charity.
  3. Millennials are more technologically connected than ever before, so they are bombarded with causes asking for their time and resources.

To engage successfully, organizations need to speak the language of younger donors, connect with them on their preferred mediums, and offer options for involvement that require less capital, more spreading information digitally, and more tangible activism.

Getting a young donor involved with your organization, even at the volunteer level, is an investment in a long-term relationship...

Read full article with tips for message delivery, language and engagement...

 

 

 

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