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Alternative Pay-for-Performance Strategies

Posted By James Stodd, JT Stodd & Associates, Sunday, May 5, 2013

In today’s "no margin…no mission” environment it is critically important that nonprofit organizations get the most "bang” for each dollar spent on staff compensation. 

This is achieved by rewarding and retaining those who best contribute to attaining the organization’s mission while minimizing unnecessary fixed-cost and administrative overhead. 

This new series (to be held in both Baton Rouge and New Orleans) includes three modules, each approximately 90 minutes in length, designed to cover the gamut of compensation issues challenging nonprofits today.

 

MODULE THREE: This final module in the series will focus on Alternative Pay-for-Performance Strategies (90 minutes)

As a reward system, base pay/salary programs almost always contribute to "fixed cost” that tends to increase year-over-year.  As such, it is imperative that we manage compensation programs in a way that provides ample rewards for key contributors while minimizing overhead and fixed cost going forward.  This module is designed for senior executives and HR leaders and will explore the advantages and disadvantages of various reward strategies including traditional "pay-for-performance” programs.  In addition, we will provide tips for making those pay-for-performance programs most effective as well as explore alternative, perhaps less costly, reward strategies that can be effectively employed by nonprofit organizations.

Baton Rouge, May 7, 10:30 AM

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New Orleans, May 9, 10:30 AM

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This series of three workshops will be led by James T Stodd, SPHR who is the Principal and Managing Director of JT Stodd & Associates. Jim has over 30 years of experience in designing and managing compensation programs for nonprofit organizations. His experience includes serving with leading consulting firms such as Ernst & Young, LLP and the Hay Group as well as serving as the chief human resource officer of three large nonprofit organizations where he was responsible to the CEO and the Board for all compensation and employee benefit practices.

  

 

 

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Call for Applications: The Funding Seed's Fundraising Intensive Program

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Friday, May 3, 2013
Now accepting applications for enrollment in the 2013-2014 class of
The Fundraising Intensive Program:
A new training opportunity presented by The Funding Seed!


 

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 will learn best practices and practical skills related to a range of fundraising activities.

Over the course of the program, the nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers involved will learn about:

  • Fundraising Planning
  • Individual Donor Development
  • Major Donors Fundraising Campaigns
  • Year-End Fundraising Fundraising by Mail and Email
  • Grant Research and Writing
  • Board and Volunteer Engagement

Participation is limited and applications are required.

If you are interested in joining The Funding Seed's Fundraising Intensive Program for the inaugural 2013-2014 class, please and complete the program application by Friday, May 24 at 5:00 p.m.

For questions, please call (504) 307-7220 or email info@thefundingseed.com, or visit www.thefundingseed.com.

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Raise Funds with Centerplate at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Posted By Rashidah Williams, Centerplate, Thursday, May 2, 2013

Centerplate at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and New Orleans Arena is looking for dedicated and enthusiastic nonprofit organizations to join its fundraising program.

Each season, members of nonprofit organizations from the local area and as far as Alabama take ownership of concession stands at both venues to raise money. One organization raised over $100,000 last season!

Centerplate will provide the following:

 
  • Exciting events that entice volunteers to work
  • Coordinated scheduling
  • Captured customer base
  • Food products and supplies to sell
  • Training in operations, safety, and sanitation
  • Provide supervision to help ensure success
  • A commission check 4-6 weeks after each event worked

 

This program provides opportunities for your organization to earn money at a variety of sports and entertainment events, such as Saints and Pelicans games, Essence Festival, Sugar Bowl, and NBA All-Star Game. We are proud to say that some of our groups have been with us for over 10 years.

 

For more information, please contact Tanja Rogers at tanja.rogers@centerplate.com or 504-558-6275.

 

About Centerplate: Centerplate is one of the largest hospitality companies in the world with 250 North American sports, entertainment and convention venues. We are the largest food service provider for the NFL, a major provider to professional baseball, and we partner with six of the top ten most active convention centers. No stranger to marquee events, we’ve hosted countless landmark occasions, including 12 Super Bowls, 20 World Series, 15 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls, more than 100 major College Bowl Games and the largest plated dinner in history at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Centennial Celebration. We attribute this continued growth and success to an unwavering commitment to our E3 formula: Executing Extraordinary Experiences.

 

 

 

 

 

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What we can learn from Girl Scouts' financial tipping point

Posted By Erica Crenshaw, Execute Now!, Tuesday, April 30, 2013

"As a movement, we are at a tipping point,” says EVP and CEO of Northeast Texas Girls Scouts, Jennifer Bartowski in a recent Chronicle of Philanthropy article.

Sometimes what we learn from history isn't enough. 100-year old Girls Scouts is undergoing financial strain and "shrinking pains” after merging many of their councils in an effort to increase efficiencies in running their programs. Despite its longevity, the Girls Scouts are facing uncharted territory and huge challenges ahead.

At the front end of these mergers that shrank 312 councils to 112, Girl Scouts' leadership anticipated...

by Erica McGeachy Crenshaw, President/CEO of Execute Now!

 

Read more in the Finance Fundamentals blog

Tags:  Execute Now!  Finance Fundamentals  Girl Scouts 

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Module Two of Training Series: Progressive Compensation Practices for Nonprofit Organizations

Posted By James Stodd, JT Stodd & Associates, Monday, April 29, 2013

In today’s "no margin…no mission” environment it is critically important that nonprofit organizations get the most "bang” for each dollar spent on staff compensation. 

This is achieved by rewarding and retaining those who best contribute to attaining the organization’s mission while minimizing unnecessary fixed-cost and administrative overhead. 

This new series (to be held in both Baton Rouge and New Orleans) includes three modules, each approximately 90 minutes in length, designed to cover the gamut of compensation issues challenging nonprofits today.

 

MODULE TWO: This second module in the series will focus on the foundations of Compensation Compliance (90 minutes)

In today’s world of employment, the leading cause of costly litigation is failure to ensure that pay programs are properly administered in compliance with a large set of regulatory guidelines. As such, this module will be valuable not only to senior executives and HR professionals, but to line managers and supervisors as well. In the course of this module we will cover the important distinction between employees and independent contractors, basic wage and hour compliance (including how to properly differentiate "salaried” vs. "hourly” status), and the private benefit and inurement issues unique to nonprofit organizations.

Baton Rouge, April 30, 10:30 AM

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New Orleans, May 2, 10:30 AM

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This series of three workshops will be led by James T Stodd, SPHR who is the Principal and Managing Director of JT Stodd & Associates. Jim has over 30 years of experience in designing and managing compensation programs for nonprofit organizations. His experience includes serving with leading consulting firms such as Ernst & Young, LLP and the Hay Group as well as serving as the chief human resource officer of three large nonprofit organizations where he was responsible to the CEO and the Board for all compensation and employee benefit practices.

  

 

 

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BP Nonprofit Claims Luncheon Series to Continue May 3rd in Baton Rouge

Posted By LeeAnn Yesse, Law Firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, Wednesday, April 24, 2013

On April 15, 2013, the BP Nonprofit Claims Luncheon Seminar Series continued at Gino's Restaurant in Baton Rouge.  Over a dozen members of the nonprofit and business community attended this continuing education series of luncheon seminars, the purpose and effect of which is to inform Louisiana nonprofits of theira bility to participate in the $8 billion BP Oil Spill Settlement.

The event, hosted by BPNonprofitclaims.com, was sponsored by the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC, a LANO member based in Madisonville.

Attorney and KSF Managing Partner, Lewis Kahn, led the presentation, during which important matters pertinent to the nonprofit community were discussed. Specifically, and of great importance to nonprofits, discussion was focused in part on the fiduciary duties of executives and board members relative to filing a BP claim. Mr. Kahn -- an attorney with approximately 20 years of experience in prosecuting corporate breach of fiduciary dutyB actions -- explained the important duties that are necessarily fulfilled by nonprofits who seek to perfect their BP Claim. Following this presentation, the floor was again opened to questions by attendees.

The next event in the series will be hosted by BPNonprofitClaims.com and again sponsored by KSF, on Friday, May 3rd at 12:30 p.m. at Juban's Restaurant, 3739 Perkins Blvd. in Baton Rouge.

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Don't forget to register for our live author interview with fundraising expert Cheryl Clarke

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Tuesday, April 23, 2013

 

No one wants to read a horrible grant proposal. Why should anyone have to?

More importantly, why would you want someone to? An amazing lack of energy and misdirected effort goes into unfunded grant proposals every year despite how worthy the cause may be.

It's quite simple: If you make the task of reading a grant proposal an enjoyable activity by incorporating storytelling, you'll secure more grants.

Register for the LIVE AUTHOR INTERVIEW with grants expert on April 25

 

 

 

 

Special thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation of Louisiana for providing every LANO member with access to CausePlanet services. 

 

 

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Preparing for Growth: How Strategic Planning Can Lead to Better Fundraising

Posted By Jeremy Hunnewell, EMH Strategy, Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Is your nonprofit in need of a strategic plan, but unsure where to begin? Do you struggle to stand out among the competition to secure grants and donations?

EMH Strategy is pleased to offer a workshop that helps solve these two problems that many nonprofits face.

EMH President and Co-Founder Jeremy Hunnewell will share how your nonprofit can develop a comprehensive strategic plan to improve internal processes and attract external funds. During the course of the presentation, you will learn the importance of a developing a strategic plan for both internal and external purposes, receive step-by-step instructions for immediate implementation, and ultimately understand how strategic planning can lead to better fundraising for your nonprofit.

     

Date: Tuesday, May 21st

Time: 8:30-10:00am

Place: 1441 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

Price: $10

Coffee and a light breakfast will be served.

 

TO REGISTER, PLEASE VISIT http://emhstrategy.eventbee.com/event?eid=120107433

EMH Strategy is a strategy and management consulting firm that offers customized solutions to assist businesses and organizations experiencing periods of profound change or grappling with complex and ambiguous issues. To learn more about EMH’s work with non-profits like the Emeril Lagasse Foundation and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), click here.

Please email aschmitt@emhstrategy.com if you have additional questions.

 

 

 

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Introducing Execute Now!'s Jody Deffes

Posted By Erica Crenshaw, Execute Now!, Tuesday, April 16, 2013

 

Jody Deffes, senior staff accountant  

"I have a small problem—I can't do anything halfway,” confesses Jody Deffes.

Deffes is a senior staff accountant with Execute Now! and has been assisting nonprofits with their financials for the past year. The nonprofits who've worked with Deffes during the past year have no doubt experienced his tenacious approach to financial management and his passion for educating his clients.

His first job as a teenager was in a bank performing the now extinct position of Coin Room Teller. "Twenty years ago, they would find a kid like me who wanted to work in a bank, wasn't afraid of ...

 

 

Read more about Deffes and the Execute Now! team in the Finance Fundamentals blog

 

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Community Calendar Now Color-coded

Posted By Matthew Mullenix, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Monday, April 15, 2013
Updated: Sunday, May 5, 2013

 

LANO's Community Calendar, a public information resource available as a promotional tool for General and Associate Members, now features color-coded entries that provide a quick view of upcoming dates in six categories: Community Events, Networking Opportunity, Public Notice, Training Opportunity, Funding Opportunity and Volunteer Opportunity. 

See below for more info on each category:

 

NEW COLOR CATEGORIES:

 

LANO COMMUNITY CALENDAR

(Month View)

Detail: April 14-27, 2013

  Community Events: e.g., fundraisers, art shows, concerts, advocacy rallies; other gatherings attended or hosted by your organization
  Networking Opportunity: Any convening with a purpose or format that promotes meeting and sharing information between individuals for professional advancement or community projects, etc.
  Public Notice: Announcements of a public service nature, not specifically related to an individual organization or special interest group
  Training Opportunity: Nonprofit professional development or topic-specific education, delivered in lecture, seminar, webinar or other format 
  Funding Opportunity: Requests for grant or project proposals (RFPs); donation notice, class actions, tax refund notice or other fund-acquisition opportunity
  Volunteer Opportunity: Events or other activities posted by members for which volunteers are needed and requested.

 

LANO members wishing to add events to the Community Calendar can submit the relevant information via webform and may include the ir posting in one or more of the above categories.  Users may filter viewing of calendar events by any category or by all at once, the default setting.

All calendared events will be included in social media posts and the LANO Weekly Planner email, sent each Monday morning to the entire statewide network.  Additionally, headlines from the previous week's Member News & Events blog and updates from the Career and Volunteer Center will be included in the weekly communication. All LANO members, including the Friends of LANO free membership category, are eligible to receive the Weekly Planner.

For more information, contact Matt Mullenix, LANO Vice President for Public Relations.

 

 

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