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Nonprofit workshop: Creating and Managing an Individual Donor Program

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Monday, January 27, 2014


WHEN: Thursday, February 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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

Details and registration at


Individual donors give three quarters of all private charitable donations- more than foundation grants and corporate gifts combined.

How can your nonprofit find individual donors to support your work?  What can you do to ensure that your individual donor program is as successful as possible?

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

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

For questions, to inquire about discount codes, or to reserve your space and pay at the door, email

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Post Volunteer Opportunities, Reach Volunteers Directly

Posted By LANO Volunteer Network, Monday, January 27, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014

LANO's Volunteer Directory lists more than nine hundred community-minded members who've indicated their willingness to aid important causes in their towns and regions statewide.




LANO's Community Calendar now promotes Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities posted to the LANO Community Calendar by General and Associate members may now be shared directly with members seeking to assist in local nonprofit events or other charitable efforts.

Social media posts and targeted email alerts will notify willing members of volunteer opportunities that match their geographic region and areas of interests as indicated in their member profiles.

Each of LANO's more than twelve thousand General, Associate and Friend members may update their individual profiles at any time to join the Volunteer Network and associated members-only directory, a fast growing resource for community good. 

For more information about how to post volunteer opportunities to the LANO Network or update your member profile to be included in our Volunteer Directory, please see or contact LANO Vice President Matt Mullenix, (225) 926-8732.



Tags:  Community Calendar  LANO Network  volunteer recruitment 

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EBR Council on Aging to Raffle 2014 Camaro

Posted By Corey Williams, East Baton Rouge Council on Aging, Sunday, January 26, 2014

The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging announces the agency’s Annual "Wheels for Meals” Car Raffle.

Purchase a $20 Raffle Ticket for a Chance to WIN a 2014 Chevy Camaro 2LT Convertible!  Drawing will be held at NOON on May 5, 2014 at Gerry Lane Chevrolet.  See full press release attached to this notice.


Donations to the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging will help reduce waiting lists for various services (Meals on Wheels, Personal Care, Respite, etc.), in effect, helping more seniors to live longer, more fulfilling lives brimming with social interaction, nutritious meals and well-deserved dignity.


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How to Jumpstart Your Social Media Initiatives

Posted By Matt Craven, Greater Giving, Thursday, January 23, 2014


We know how intimidating social media can be. Check out these tips from today's Greater Giving blog to help you start out - plus, learn how to get the most out of your current social media initiatives.


Let's start with the most important reason for beginning a social media campaign: to reach more potential donors, more effectively.

Unlike a direct mailing, which can end up in a recycle bin, or an email campaign, which can end up in a digital recycle bin, social media allows you to engage with donors on their turf. In a way no other medium can, social media puts your organization in the same space potential donors share with family and friends, and provides an opportunity strike up a more personal relationship.

With the variety of avenues available in social media - from Twitter to Facebook, Instagram to Pinterest - how do you know where to start? Focus your efforts on what works best for you and your organization.

Once you do get your feet wet, read on for some ideas for how to engage donors even more, maintain momentum, and keep your content fresh.

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Understanding the New Federal Guidance on Grantmaking: Free Training

Posted By Matthew Mullenix, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Thursday, January 23, 2014

To help organizations that contract with governments better understand and take advantage of the new rules, the Office of Management and Budget is hosting a day-long webcast on Monday, January 27.

The presentation, which will be recorded, will provide the first, comprehensive look at changes to administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements that were included in the package of reforms.

This should be a great opportunity to get detailed information directly from key officials and receive early insights into how the federal government will be interpreting new provisions designed to reduce burdens on nonprofits and others.

To attend the free webinar, sign up for the Mailing List. They will send you the link and time for the webinar.


Tags:  federal  grants  guidelines  OMB  training 

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Free Webinar: Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

Posted By Lori Kadavy, Firespring, Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Online Fundraising

Best Practices for Nonprofits

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM CST

Discover how to harness the power of the internet for fundraising by tapping into the expertise of Firespring– a company that has conducted more than 10 years of focus group research with nonprofit constituents and donors. You’ll learn:

• the advantages of raising funds online;

• key reasons for donor abandonment;

• how to build a strong donor retention plan;

• specific action steps to achieving online fundraising success; and

• real-world examples of how nonprofits are succeeding with online fundraising.


You won’t want to miss this engaging and informative session led by Firespring CEO/Founder Jay Wilkinson, one of America’s top-rated speakers.


Register Now


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Volunteer Louisiana Commission Seeks Executive Director

Posted By LANO Career Center, Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Volunteer Louisiana Commission in the Office of the Lt. Governor seeks an exceptional and dynamic Executive Director. 

This position serves under the general direction of the Commission, with supervisory direction from the Commission Chairperson; performs related work as required.

  • Responsible for all administrative functions for the Volunteer Louisiana Commission.
  • Serves as the administrator for the work of the Commission.
  • Represents the Commission in conferences, hearings, and meetings with private groups and governmental agencies, including numerous public speaking engagements.
  • Serves as the liaison between the Commission and the Lt. Governor, state agencies, the legislature, and local volunteer and community-based organizations.

Full duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Lt. Governor and the Volunteer Louisiana Commissioners available at LANO Career Center.




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Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana Seeks Executive Director

Posted By LANO Career Center, Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) is seeking a visionary Executive Director with a passion for coastal restoration, as well as extensive knowledge and experience advancing comprehensive and strategic solutions that address numerous, and often complicated, issues related to coastal restoration.

The Executive Director must also possess the strong operational skills necessary to steer the organization through its next stage of growth and provide leadership in all aspects of organizational, operational, and fiscal management. The Executive Director reports to a 27 member Board of Directors and oversees an annual budget of $2 million with $1,150,000 dedicated to Coastal Restoration projects. The Executive Director supervises a staff of twelve as well as contractual employees.

CRCL is a nonprofit advocacy organization whose mission is to restore and protect a sustainable coastal Louisiana. Incorporated in 1988, CRCL represents a unique mix of businesses, local governments, industries, scientific communities, national and local conservation groups, hunters, anglers and concerned citizens who share a common vision and commitment to the sustainability of coastal Louisiana. It is the common vision of these varied and diverse stakeholders which serves as the driving strength of the organization.




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Apply for Funding Through Louisiana State Combined Charitable Campaign

Posted By Robin Taylor, Louisiana Association of United Ways, Tuesday, January 21, 2014

This year, Louisiana will launch its inaugural state combined charitable campaign for its employees.

State employees will be given the opportunity this fall to contribute to qualified health and human service nonprofits. The Louisiana Association of United Ways is proud to be the Principal Combined Fundraising Organization (PCFO) for this campaign and will be working in coordination with the Office of State Uniform Payroll (OSUP).

All qualifying health and human service nonprofits operating within the state of Louisiana are eligible to apply.

The application process has begun with a deadline for application of March 3, 2014. All qualified non-profit agencies will be reviewed and notified of eligibility on or before June 30, 2014.

To receive application information, visit, email or call (225) 218-2613


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Audits Are Essential to Your Organization's Health

Posted By Celeste Viator, Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLP, Friday, January 17, 2014

Audits have become more important due to increased public and government scrutiny of nonprofit organizations, their management and their boards.

Audits not only provide you with a fair assessment of your organization's financial health, but also can reveal vulnerabilities such as weak internal controls, insufficient cash reserves and poor investment policies.  

Perhaps most important, regular audits reassure your donors, members and other stakeholders that you run a fit organization.    

For full article click here.





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