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Collaboration: What's the return on your effort?

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Updated: Thursday, September 8, 2011

When considering a nonprofit merger or alliance, we tend to agonize over identifying all of the joint possibilities, which is a task in of itself. While it's important to consider what you bring to the table as well as what your potential collaborator can offer, Nonprofit Mergers & Alliances author, Thomas McLaughlin, would add that sometimes it's helpful to draw upon a laundry list of benefits and take the ones that ...

Click here for the full blog post and receive a free copy of Thomas McLaughlin's article, "The Cost of A Merger."

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League of Women Voters Meeting will Discuss Proposed Privatization of Office of Group Benefits

Posted By , Friday, August 12, 2011
For Immediate Release: August 12, 2011
Contact:  J Armstrong
225/927-2255

"How does the tentative sale of the LA OGB benefit anyone?"

The League of WoMen Voters of Baton Rouge (LWVBR)  will sponsor a special monthly public policy forum this month on a new day, Tuesday, August 16, 11:30 a.m. at Drusilla Place Catering, 3482 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge to address the concerns of LA taxpayers over the proposed sale of the Office of Group Benefits,

Invited forum panelists are:  Governor Bobby Jindal and/or his representative Commissioner Paul Rainwater or Chief of Saff/Executive Counsel Stephen Waguespack; G. Rolfe Miller, Managing Director, Morgan Keegan or the MK Representative handling the OGB contract; State Senator Butch Gautreaux, Chair, Senate Retirement Committee; Tommy Teague, Former CEO, OGB (Institutional knowledge); Stephen Monaghan, President, Louisiana Federation of Teachers (All Active employees); and Frank Jobert, Executive Director, Retired State Employees of Louisiana Association (All Retired Employees).   

Panelists, who have accepted are:  Senator Gautreaux, Tommy Teague, Stephen Monaghan, and Frank Jobert.  At press time, Erin Flynn, Executive Assistant to Commissioner Paul said that the Commissioner was still trying to work out his schedule to attend the event on Aug. 16.   Chief of Staff Stephen Waguespack has not returned phone calls so far, but Kelley McCormick indicated that someone from the Administration would be coming. 

LWVBR President Jean Armstrong said, "The League sincerely hopes that Paul Rainwater and a representative from the Governor's Office will participate on the panel next Tuesday. This community dialog must go on as the citizens have a right to ask questions and learn what their State government is doing regarding their Health coverage, which affects their daily lives."

On July 15, 2011 when the Jindal administration announced that Morgan Keegan would advise the Jindal Administration on a possible privatization of the Office of Group Benefits, Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater said in a prepared statement, "This is an important first step in what will be a lengthy, careful and thorough evaluation process to arrive at the best possible policy for plan members and taxpayers alike."  

He went on to say that  Morgan Keegan’s role will be to determine the "proper administrative structure” of the Office of Group Benefits.In correspondence to the LWVBR last week, G. Rolfe Miller, Managing Director, Morgan Keegan (Baton Rouge)wrote :"I spoke with our investment bankers last night and they indicated that we have not been hired yet to serve as adviser.  Therefore it would be inappropriate for us to participate in this Forum."  

A call was made to Morgan Keegan today.  Mr. Miller was out of the office.

The event is open to the public.  General Admission Tickets are $25.00.  LWVBR Member Discounted Tickets are $20.00.  There are only a few tickets left for this Tuesday "LWL."  Reservations are encouraged to ensured seating.  To purchase tickets, go to: www.lwvbr.org  or send your request to:  lwvbr@lwvbr.org    For further information, call 225/927-2255. 

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TechX 2011 Registration Open: LANO Members Receive Significant Discount!

Posted By Claude Bethea, Transformyx, Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Registration is now open for the October 5-7 TechX 2011 Conference and Expo, hosted by Transformyx, a Baton Rouge-based IT company and LANO Associate Member.

Attending LANO members will receive exclusive discounted rates (see below for details).

TechX 2011 is a first-of-its-kind event for the Gulf South, offering an opportunity for regional businesses and nonprofits to educate themselves on the latest computer, networking and communications technologies.

Nonprofits increasingly employ mobile communications, remote file access, Internet-enabled social networking, broadband media and other innovations that allow them to operate more efficiently and to increase mission visibility.

LANO partnered with Transformyx to schedule and promote content of interest to nonprofits, especially those in education, healthcare, transportation, government contracting and social entrepreneurship.

Important TechX topics will include Mobile Devices, Cloud Computing & Virtualization, and Web & Social Media Marketing, among others. Dozens of speakers and exhibitors from regional technology companies and nationally recognized manufacturers will be on hand for this three-day event. 

With cost-sensitive nonprofits in mind, LANO encourages interested members to register for Wednesday and/or Thursday, October 5-6, when sessions tailored to nonprofit and small business concerns are concentrated.


LANO members will receive 10% off regular registration with member code, and an additional 10% savings using an earlybird code.

Transformyx is an Associate Member of LANO and supports Louisiana's nonprofit sector through special pricing and services to nonprofits and by presenting on relevant technology issues at LANO's annual conferences, including this year's event, Leadership Makes the Difference! being held on August 25-26 in New Orleans.
 

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Member Offers Discount Computers to Nonprofits

Posted By Nancy Craig, CACRC -Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council, Tuesday, July 26, 2011

CACRC (a LANO Member and member-benefit provider) wants all nonprofits to know that we have some great refurbished laptops now available at extremely affordable prices! 

All of our systems now come with Windows 7 Operating Systems, too! 

All you have to do is provide your 501c3 nonprofit status letter and you can choose from the following:

  • Windows 7 Laptops - $185.00 Total
  • Dual Core Windows 7 Laptop - $260.00 Total


We also have great desktops available too!

  • Windows 7 Desktop (No CD burner) - $95.00 Total
  • Windows 7 Desktop (with CD Burner) - $115.00 Total
  • Dual Core Desktop (No CD burner) - $110.00 Total

LCD monitors can be added to the systems too!

  • 15’’ LCD - $40.00 Total
  • 17’’ LCD - $50.00 Total
  • 19’’ LCD - $75.00 Total


Please Contact:

Clayton Forbes

CACRC Director of Communications

1400 Main Street

Baton Rouge, LA 70802

225-379-3577 P

225-379-3496 F

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Grantwriting for Beginners

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Monday, July 25, 2011
Updated: Monday, July 25, 2011
Grantwriting for Beginners

Are you involved with a non-profit? 
Does your job require you to raise funds for your department or position? 
Do you want to add a valuable skill to your resume?

Consider grantwriting!  

Grantwriting for Beginners is a hands-on workshop that gives you the basic skills you need to start writing grants.

Wednesday, August 10, 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans
5212 S. Claiborne Ave. between Jefferson & Soniat
Registration $35 per person. 
Discounts available for students and for organizations registering two or more people.
(Email info@thefundingseed.com to inquire about discount codes.)

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

Register at www.thefundingseed.com.

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

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CAUW, BCBSLA and LANO Unite for Recent Events

Posted By Matthew Mullenix, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Thursday, July 21, 2011
LANO and association member leaders Ann S. Williamson (President/CEO, LANO), Karen Profita (President/CEO, Capital Area United Way) and Christy Reeves (Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation) met for two recent public events: a Women's Leadership Council luncheon on July 14 that featured CAUW's early childhood education initiative, and a breakfast seminar on implications of the new national healthcare law*, July 19.  Both events were hosted by the BCBSLA Foundation.

For more information about the CAUW early childhood education program, contact Melissa Parmalee at 225-346-5818.

For more information about the *The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, come to LANO's 2011 Annual Conference for an expanded presentation of how this sweeping federal legislation will change the way your nonprofit provides vital employee benefits.


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Louisiana Primary Care Association 28th Annual Continuing Education Conference

Posted By Jonathan Chapman, Louisiana Primary Care Association Inc, Monday, July 11, 2011

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Career and Recruitment Fair with Workshops

Posted By Argentum Consulting, LLC, Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Advance Innovative Education (AIE) is offering a career and recruitment fair for educational leaders this upcoming weekend. Free booth spaces for educational or community organizations are still available. Contact Charlotte Fruge at charlotte@advanceie.org for more info. Job seekers as well as hiring organizations will be there! See attached flyer.

DATE: Saturday, July 9, 2011

TIME: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

PLACE: Hyatt Place, Baton Rouge

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16th Annual Reality Check Luncheon at the City Club

Posted By , Friday, June 10, 2011

The League of WoMen Voters of Baton Rouge will sponsor the 16th Annual Reality Check Luncheon at the City Club of Baton Rouge on Friday, June 24th from 11:30 to 1:30.

The Reality Check Luncheon is the first review and analysis of the 2011 LA Legislative Session.

Panelists are:

  • Glenn Koepp, Secretary of the LA Senate
  • John Maginnis, Syndicated Political Columnist and Publisher of LA Politics Weekly
  • Dr. Albert Samuels, Political Scientist and Author, Southern University
  • Robert Travis Scott, President, Public Affairs Research Council, and
  • Alfred "Butch" Speer, Clerk of the LA House of Representatives.

Each panelists will give an eight (8) minute presentation of their unique prospective of the Legislative activities: the good, the bad, and sometimes the humorous. After the panel presentations, the audience is encouraged to ask questions of the presenters.

The public and the legislators are invited to attend the 1st report of the 2011 Legislative session to become informed voters for the fall elections.

Tickets are Thirty-five Dollars per person. All reservations/tickets must be made and paid by June 20th at 4 p.m.

Reservation/Tickets can be purchased by either: Check made payable to LWVBR, and mailed to LWVBR, Attn: Reality Check, 728 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 or On-line by Credit Card for a small convenience fee at:

Reality Check Tickets (http://www.lwvbr.org/RealityCheck16.html)


This is the League of WoMen Voters of Baton Rouge Only Annual Fund Raiser. Please support your Capitol City League of WoMen Voters. Call 225/927-2255, if you have any questions.

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The Turnaround Mindset: A Panel Discussion

Posted By Argentum Consulting, LLC, Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Turnaround Mindset: A Panel Discussion

A panel of experts will discuss the turnaround mindset in Louisiana and the initiative to align leadership for student achievement.

Featured speaker, Dr. Tierney Fairchild is the former executive director of the Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education and served as the lead consultant for EduLead, the developer of the blueprint for the Louisiana School Turnaround Specialist program, which began implementation in 2010. Dr. Fairchild is the co-author of The Turnaround Mindset: Aligning Leadership for Student Achievement.

Experts are:

WALTER LEE - Superintendent, Desoto Parish Schools and Louisiana BESE Board Member

KATHY OʼNEILL - Director, Learning Centered Leadership Program, Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) 

IRA SOCKOWITZ - President, HFG Enterprises, Washington, DC 

ANDREW VAUGHAN - Director, Division of Certification & Preparation, Louisiana Department of Education 

Date: June 28, 2011

Time: 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location: LSU's Energy, Coast, and Environment Auditorium, at the corner of Nicholson Dr. and Nicholson Extension

Questions? Contact Advance Innovative Education at info@advanceie.org or 225-922-9123.


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