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LANO Members: Download the latest free book summary about board fundraising

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Thursday, October 18, 2012

Raising more money in an extremely competitive environment means tapping every resource you have, beginning with your board members.

A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members is the most comprehensive guide for best practices in fundraising and the involvement of board members we've recommended to date. Author Julia Walker covers all levels of fundraising, real world examples, tips and techniques for the browser and the engagement of board members throughout ...

 

Download the latest free book summary about board fundraising at CausePlanet's Page to Practice blog

 

Special thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation for providing every LANO member with access to CausePlanet's Page to Practice summary library, author interviews and archives during 2012.

 

Tags:  boards  CausePlanet  fundraising  Julia Walker  Page to Practice 

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LaSTEM GCP Kick-Off & Design Squad Nation Conference

Posted By NM2C, LLC, Thursday, October 11, 2012

Boosting Girls’ Interest in STEM: Louisiana STEM Girls Collaborative Project Kick-Off Conference with PBS’ Design Squad Nation

October 27, 2012

9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Baton Rouge, LA


The newly formed Louisiana Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Girls Collaborative Project (LaSTEM GCP) offers the chance for all those committed to informing, motivating and inspiring girls in the state of Louisiana to pursue careers in STEM to come together to share exemplary practices, develop new collaborations, and share resources. The economic future of Louisiana is tied to increased participation of all students in careers that rely on STEM skills and competencies.

All informal educators, after-school providers,school administrators, engineers, technical professionals, business partners, members of professional organizations, K-12 educators, and university staff are encouraged to join us!

In addition, the LaSTEM GCP and the Emmy award-winning PBS’ Design Squad Nation will host a hands-on breakout session to discuss how together we can boost girls’ interest in engineering using multimedia resources and activities from PBS’ Design Squad Nation. When participants leave the training, they will have a clear sense of purpose and several collaborative opportunities penciled into their calendar – and the resources to inspire girls’ interest! 

Travel scholarships are available to a limited number of participants. Contact Lou Papai at lpapai@sciport.org for more information.

[To register and for more information]

(Posted by NM2C, LLC on behalf of the Louisiana STEM Girls Collaborative Project)

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Tags:  education  math  science  technology  youth 

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Nonprofit Folds, Offers Furniture for Sale to Other Nonprofits

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, October 10, 2012


The nonprofit K-Bar-B Youth Home's residential program closed it's doors in May, 2012 after almost 40 years of service. They now wish to sell a vehicle, furniture, office supplies, and otjher items, and they invite nonprofit organizations to purchase inventory before they offer it to the general public.

Please contact Donna for appointment at office number (985) 641-1425 or cell (985) 445-3142.

A sample of items available for sale:

• 2009 Kia Sedona Van
• Office furniture including conference tables
• Office equipment
• Office supplies
• Lockers
• Art supplies
• Hygiene supplies
• School supplies
• Library of books
• Bedroom furniture (beds, bunk beds, dressers, desks, nightstands)
• Kitchen ware (utensils, dishes, glasses, cups)
• Small kitchen appliances, (toasters, coffee pots, microwaves, etc)
• Cafeteria equipment
• Electronics (TVs, DVD players, VCR players)
• Living room furnishing (couches, coffee tables)
• Home and Holiday Decorations
• Misc. items (trash cans, clocks, water coolers)
• Linen (sheets, towels, pillows, pillow cases, comforters, etc.)

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Financial factors a strong board embodies

Posted By Erica Crenshaw, Execute Now!, Tuesday, October 9, 2012

 

A recent article by governance guru and author of Leveraging Good Will Alice Korngold had me nodding my head vigorously. "The Role of the Nonprofit Board: Four Essential Factors for Effective Governance” is an essential reminder for nonprofit leaders and board members of the important relationship between executive director and board as well as their linked responsibility in moving the organization forward rather than maintaining the status quo. Korngold discusses the following four factors for superior governance...

 

Read about the four factors at Finance Fundamentals

 

by Erica McGeachy Crenshaw, Execute Now!

Tags:  Alice Korngold  Execute Now!  Finance Fundamentals 

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Nonprofit fundraising workshop: Major Donor Development 101

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Friday, October 5, 2012
Nonprofit fundraising workshop:

Major Donor Development 101

Thursday, October 18
4:00-6:30pm
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans
Details & registration at thefundingseed.com.


Asking someone for a large donation can make a huge difference for your nonprofit- and it can also be scary!
 
This workshop covers the basics of major donor development: how to identify your donors, ways to build strong relationships with prospects, and what to say (and not say!) when asking for a big donation. 

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

Discounts available for students and for organizations registering two or more people.

Register online at thefundingseed.com.  For questions, to inquire about discount codes or to reserve your space and pay at the door, email info@thefundingseed.com.

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Connect for a Cause invite requests open!

Posted By Connect for a Cause, LLC, Monday, October 1, 2012

A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us up to this point, and we can’t wait to see where you’ll take the site over the next few months. Our beta was a huge success, and we’re really looking forward to releasing Version 1.0 of Connect for a Cause in just a few short months. We’ve put together an amazing team to build out the platform and help our users get ahead while giving back.

Until then, We’ll be posting a few lessons learned and funny stories from our early days as fledgling venture for good. Stay tuned!

You can register for an invite at http://launch.connectforacause.com and we’ll let you know when we’re ready. Sign up before the launch and get early access.

Thanks again for your continued support and generosity. By using our platform, you are truly making the world a better place.

Sincerely,

Jason, Matt, and Brian

Be sure to keep up with us on Twitter: @connect4cause

Tags:  social fundraising  ventures for good 

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Economic logic makes your business model more durable

Posted By Erica Crenshaw, Execute Now!, Tuesday, September 25, 2012

There's a lot of discussion about business models today because nonprofits realize they operate in a fierce economy just like corporations. Nonprofits shoulder the incredible task of doing more with less despite increasingly competitive resources. They tackle more business-like practices while not losing sight of their imperative...

Test your business model's durability at the Finance Fundamentals Blog

 

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

 

Tags:  Execute Now!  Finance Fundamentals 

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So you want more for your nonprofit but do you know why?

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Monday, September 24, 2012

According to La Piana and his coauthors, a nonprofit needs a business plan just as much as a business does. "Perhaps more so given the narrower room for experimentation and the high consequences of failure—both of which can be traced back to often narrow operating margins and lack of adequate capital.”

 

Read more, register for our live & in-person author interview, and download this free Page to Practice summary

by Denise McMahan

Special thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Lousiana Foundation for underwriting access to CausePlanet's Page to Practice book summary library for all LANO members in 2012.

Tags:  CausePlanet  La Piana Consulting  Page to Practice  The Nonprofit Business Plan 

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Get your business model questions answered at LANO's annual conference

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Many of us recall David La Piana's Nonprofit Strategy Revolution, which pushed past our traditional notion of strategic planning and brought more time-sensitive, relevant thinking to the forefront. La Piana acknowledges that even while Revolution was being published, clients began to raise the common questions surrounding the economic and operational implications of strategic decisions. Specifically, how could they effectively connect their strategy with an execution plan that would truly grow the organization? Answering this question involved developing a rigorous methodology for connecting mission, strategy and execution.

The methodology described in The Nonprofit Business Plan roots strategic decision making in a strong financial analysis. Known as "DARE2 Succeed,” the principles in the methodology have been repeatedly tested in La Piana's consulting practice to ensure the book represents practical and workable approaches to improving your organization's outcomes. I asked coauthor, Lester Olmstead-Rose, about the most common reasons for pursuing a new business model. I loved his answer so I'm sharing it with you...

Don't miss our live interview with Nonprofit Business Plan coauthor, Heather Gowdy, at LANO's annual conference. Send us your questions now about nonprofit business models for Heather at mail@causeplanet.org and we'll answer them on Oct 3 in our session!

Read more, download this Page to Practice book summary for free at CausePlanet's blog

 

by Denise McMahan

 

 

 

 

Special thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation for underwriting LANO members' all access pass to CausePlanet's library of Page to Practice book summaries in 2012. Visit us at www.causeplanet.org/lano.

Tags:  business models  CausePlanet  Page to Practice  The Nonprofit Business Plan 

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Nonprofit workshop: Fundraising Events 101

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Nonprofit workshop: Fundraising Events 101
 
Thursday, September 20, 4:00-6:30pm
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans
 
 
Learn to create events that raise money for your nonprofit!

This fun, hands-on workshop covers:
  • Choosing what kind of event is best for you
  • Working with volunteers
  • Identifying event sponsors,
  • and much more!
 
Attendees will receive a certificate of participation for completing the workshop.
 
Registration $35 per person.  Discounts available for students and for organizations registering two or more people.
 
Register online at http://www.thefundingseed.com/. For questions or to reserve your space and pay at the door, email info@thefundingseed.com.

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