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The heart and soul of remarkable fundraising

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Thursday, May 31, 2012

Yesterday I had the opportunity to join a Corona Insights webcast with consultant Kimberley Sherwood of Third Sector Group, Inc. Sherwood discussed the importance of heartfelt engagement in your fundraising efforts. One of the realities of this approach is the nonprofit executive director/CEO is the keeper of the mission's heart and soul, says Sherwood. In other words, if you're the organization's leader, it's your ... Read more at the Page to Practice blog.

Don't forget! LANO members can download Page to Practice book summaries from our CausePlanet library for free during 2012 thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation. Visit www.causeplanet.org/lano for download instructions.

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AFP Greater New Orleans Fundraising Conference

Posted By Melissa Binder, Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, Thursday, May 31, 2012

AFP Greater New Orleans Fundraising Conference
Thursday, June 14, 2012 - Friday, June 15, 2012
Academy of the Sacred Heart - New Orleans, LA

The Greater New Orleans Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals invites you to invest in fundraising and invest in yourself by attending our 2012 conference. We've assembled an impressive array of speakers and sessions.

Held at the
Academy of the Sacred Heart School on historic St. Charles Avenue, the AFP Greater New Orleans Fundraising Conference offers timely topics, notable networking, and excellent exhibitors for attendees representing local, regional and national organizations from across the Gulf South. Click here for more information and registration.


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Leveraging the next generation of donors

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Thursday, May 24, 2012

Join us for our author interview with Emily Davis on June 14 at 1 p.m. CST. "Fundraising and the Next Generation: Tools for Engaging the Next Generation of Philanthropists” is Davis' new book that will have you re-examining your prospect profiles.

Millennials represent the biggest population since Boomers and will benefit from the largest transfer of wealth in history. Davis' research illustrates how these active young philanthropists are engaging their peers in support of great causes and promise to be a transformational influence for fundraisers.

Bring your questions for Davis to the interview or submit them when you register. We look forward to touching on the book's highlights through your questions:

 

• Gain insight into the motivations and opinions of "next-gen” donors to help expand your fundraising focus.
• Explore how your organization can better use the next generation of volunteers to support your mission.
• Ask hard questions and integrate strategies that better serve your organization's mission for long-term sustainability.
• Find out how to engage your staff and volunteers in conversations about fundraising across generations.

REGISTER AT THE PAGE TO PRACTICE BLOG

Don't forget! LANO members can download Page to Practice book summaries of this book and others from our CausePlanet library for free during 2012 thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation. Visit www.causeplanet.org/lano for download instructions.

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Grant and Service Opportunities Available!

Posted By Volunteer Louisiana, Wednesday, May 23, 2012

As a part of Volunteer Louisiana’s plan to promote volunteerism throughout the state, funds and service opportunities are available for the following programs:

For more information about these opportunities, click here.

To request applications, contact Nicholas Auck at:nauck@crt.la.gov or call 225.342.6289.


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Small Business and Non-Profit Organization Disaster Preparedness Summit

Posted By Bradley O'Neil, Foundation for Louisiana, Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Greetings Small Business and Non-profit Organization Leaders,

As we enter the 2012 hurricane season, Foundation for Louisiana (formerly the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation) is committed to providing shared learning opportunities for small business and non-profit organizations to be better prepared.

 

Please join Foundation for Louisiana and

Small Business and Non-Profit Organization

Disaster Preparedness Summit


Thursday, May 24th from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at American Red Cross Southeast Louisiana Chapter

2640 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119

 

This meeting is intended for small business owners, technical assistance providers, and non-profit organization leaders so they may gain access to resources and information from agencies that operate in the areas of disaster preparedness and recovery.

 

The Summit will feature sessions from the following organizations:

·         The LSU Stephenson Disaster Management Institute;

·         U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA);

·         Louisiana Department of Insurance; and

·         Small Business Administration;

 

Space is limited and lunch will be provided. 

Please RSVP no later than Monday, May 21st to:

Alfredo Cruz by telephone: 225-383-1672; or by email at acruz@foundationforlouisiana.org

 

Thank you for your participation and we look forward to seeing you on May 24th. 

 

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Using Facebook as an advocacy tool

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Wednesday, May 16, 2012

While it's natural to assume that social media has permeated all aspects of business, nothing rivals face-to-face meetings in grassroots advocacy, says "The One-Hour Activist” author Christopher Kush. I caught up with Kush in our interview and asked about the popularity of email and other social media. He cited one client in particular that used Facebook to generate interest in face-to-face advocacy events. Here's the excerpt:

 

CausePlanet: In Part Two, you present several helpful sections on writing an effective letter or email to your legislator so it gets read and circulated versus simply counted. Additionally, you cover skillful phone calls. Since the book was published, have communication preferences changed at all with the prevalence of email? (All coming in second to face-to-face, of course.)...

Read more and click here to register for our next author interview with advocacy expert, Christopher Kush, on Thursday, May 17 at 11 a.m. CST.

Don't forget, LANO Members: You can download free Page to Practice book summaries at CausePlanet during 2012 thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation of Louisiana. Start with "The One-Hour Activist" - Click here for download instructions.

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LA Budget Featured at Lunch with the League

Posted By , Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Lunch With the League
at Drusilla Seafood,
3482 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
May 17, 2012 Networking: 11:30 a.m. Program at Noon

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - The menu item will be selected when you arrive

The Louisiana Budget: Tax cuts, exemptions, and rebates; Can Louisiana taxpayers afford them this year?"

The LWVBR's goal is to present all points of view and to have the panelists' present solutions on each issue presented, so that the audience can leave informed and in position to make up their own minds.Confirmed presenters are:

  • Kevin Kane, President, The Pelican Institute,
  • Jan Moller, Director, LA Budget Project, LANO
  • John Bel Edwards, Democratic Party Representative
  • Woody Jenkins, Republican Party Representative

It is very important that the citizens of this State learn about the LA Budget as it affects everyone in Louisiana and the reasons for tax cuts, tax exemptions and tax rebates when serious cuts are being made to vital state services, i.e. Education, Health care, etc/ with employee layoffs. LA Citizens need to hear solutions and alternatives that are being considered, which address LA financial crisis and demonstrate a concern for the average citizen, who is struggling to pay the taxes, get an education/job training for themselves and/or their children to earn a livable wage, and provide for themselves and their families.

The luncheon will be held Thursday, May 17, at Drusilla Seafood, 3482 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge. Doors open at 11:30 with registration and networking until the program begins at Noon. Reservations are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED as this LWL will be held in the smaller Bayou Room inside the restaurant.
Tickets are $25.00 per person. LWVBR Members receive a 20% member discount.

Tickets for the luncheon may be purchased online with a credit card at WWW.LWVBR.ORG/LWL.html and going to "Pay for Lunch Here"
Reservations may be made by calling
(225) 927-2255or by e-mail at lwvbr@lwvbr.org Cash or checks are accepted at the door.
Watch for notices for the "Reality Check" event, which will be the luncheon on June 5th, 2012, less than 24 hours after the close of the 2012 Legislative Session.
Informed and involved, we can make a difference.
Sharing the Spirit of League,
Jean Armstrong
225.927-2255

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Eight must-know grassroots concepts

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Tuesday, May 8, 2012

For every position there is an opposition. It's what makes our democracy work. If you lead a nonprofit organization, there's no doubt an issue or candidate can influence how effectively you raise money or advocate for systemic change. Some even argue an investment in advocacy is an "upstream solution” and preferable to isolated direct service downstream.

The One-Hour Activist: The 15 Most Powerful Actions You Can Take to Fight for the Issues and Candidates You Care About presents a nonpartisan, thorough checklist of tactical best practices for engaging in advocacy on behalf of issues and candidates you care about.

Author Christopher Kush has distilled the essential activities that will help you understand how your letter, email or request for a face-to-face meeting with your lawmaker can be heard above the noise. He covers nuances in relating to your elected officials, leveraging the ...

Read more and click here to register for our next author interview with advocacy expert, Christopher Kush, on Thursday, May 17 at 11 a.m. CST.

Don't forget, LANO Members:

You can download free Page to Practice book summaries at CausePlanet during 2012 thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation of Louisiana. Start with The One-Hour Activist - Click here for download instructions.

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Nonprofit fundraising workshop: Creating & Managing an Individual Donor Program

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Tuesday, May 1, 2012

 

Register today for this month's nonprofit fundraising workshop!

Creating & Managing an Individual

Donor Program


Thursday, May 10, 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans


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

How can your nonprofit find individual donors to support your work?  Once you find them, how will you ask them to give?


Register online today!

 

Registration $35 per person.  Student & group discounts available.



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

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

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Live author interview: Fearless advocacy with expert Christopher Kush

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Monday, April 30, 2012

This morning I had the pleasure of meeting our next featured author and chatting about our upcoming live interview on Thurs, May 17 at 11 a.m. CST for LANO members and friends. I couldn't help but share my excitement because advocacy expert Christopher Kush has that uncanny ability to make an intimidating subject sound so very doable.

Let's face it: the prospect of legislative relations at first glance feels a little daunting. But like most things, a closer look can send those butterflies packing. Our interview with Kush will have you ready to fight for the issues you care about before you can say the word "legislature.”

Kush is the President & CEO of Soapbox Consulting and author of three books about advocacy. His latest, The One-Hour Activist: The 15 Most Powerful Actions You Can Take to Fight for the Issues and Candidates You Care About is chock full of realistic advice for small and large, local and national nonprofits. Read more and register for the live author interview at the Page to Practice blog.

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