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Grow Your Individual and Major Gifts Fundraising

Posted By Sarah Cortell Vandersypen, Philanthropic Partners, Monday, April 9, 2018

Did you know that donations from individuals make up 72% of all charitable giving in the US (Giving USA 2017)?

 

Is your individual fundraising performing well? Do you want to find new ways to grow your individual fundraising? Do you not know how to approach a face-to-face solicitation?

 

In the upcoming workshop, Individual & Major Gifts, on April 18, you will learn how to develop an individual donor program and moves management strategy. We'll close direct mail, annual fund, membership programs, and major gifts. A special focus on major gifts will help you secure transformational gifts for your organization.

 

Lunch and training materials are included in your workshop fee. Attendees will receive a Certificate of Participation for completing the workshop.

 

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

 

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/individual-majors-gifts-tickets-42447907835

 

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About Philanthropic Partners

Sarah Cortell Vandersypen, CFRE is the founder of Philanthropic Partners, a Baton Rouge-based consulting firm servicing nonprofit organizations. She specializes in building a development program from the ground up, diversifying revenue streams, and enhancing a culture of philanthropy through board and staff training and coaching. More information about Philanthropic Partners can be found at www.philanthropic-partners.com.

    

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Building Strong Donor Relationships - Special LANO Discount

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Friday, March 23, 2018
Updated: Friday, March 23, 2018

Building Strong Donor Relationships
Thursday, April 12
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ashe Power House Theater
1731 Baronne St., New Orleans

Build and strengthen relationships that will sustain your nonprofit!


Did you know that getting donors to give to your nonprofit is not just about what you say when you are asking for a gift, but what you are doing when you are NOT asking?

This workshop will give you best practices and practical tools to get your donors excited to give to you. Having great donor relationships means that you raise more money, with less stress and less work.

Participants will learn:
-The Donor Cultivation Cycle- a simple way to think about the process of identifying prospects, building great relationships, and asking donors to give in the right way.
-The right balance of asking and not asking.
-What to do with your donors who have the capacity to give the most.
-Attendees will receive a Certificate of Participation for completing the workshop.

Registration $40. Special LANO discount available - enter code LANO2018 at checkout for 15% off!

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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

Tags:  development  donations  donors  Finance Fundamentals  fund  fund development  fund raising  funding  Fundraising  funds  LANO Network  New Orleans  nonprofit  nonprofit sector  non-profits  sustainability  training  workshop 

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Intermediate Grantwriting

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Intermediate Grantwriting
Thursday, March 15, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Ashe Power House Theater
1731 Baronne St.
New Orleans, LA 70113


So you've written a few grants and feel like you've got the basics down.

Are you ready to take your grantwriting to the next level?


Intermediate Grantwriting will help you improve your grant proposals and raise more money for your nonprofit. Through this workshop, you'll learn specific ways to make your proposal more appealing to a funder, including how to make a compelling case to someone unfamiliar with your nonprofit's work and what kind of research and data to include.

Registration $40 per person. Discounts available for students, AmeriCorps members, and organizations registering two or more people.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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


For more on services offered by The Funding Seed, visit www.thefundingseed.com. To reserve your space and pay at the door, or for any questions, please email info@thefundingseed.com.

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Creating a Powerful Fundraising Plan

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Thursday, February 8, 2018

Creating a Powerful Fundraising Plan
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Ashe Power House Theater
1731 Baronne St. New Orleans 70113


Grow your nonprofit's capacity with a powerful fundraising plan!

What would happen at your organization if you never had to worry about your funding? If you knew how much you needed to raise, and how you were going to raise it?


This workshop will help you make that a reality. You'll learn ways to assess your resources, to set fundraising goals, and to create a calendar that will keep you on track. Participants will receive tools they can take back to their organizations and put to work immediately.

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


Registration $40. Discounts available for students, AmeriCorps and organizations registering two or more people.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For questions, to inquire about discount codes or to reserve your seat and pay at the door, email info@thefundingseed.com. Visit thefundingseed.com to learn more about the Funding Seed's other offerings!

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Successful Grant Writing - Slidell, LA and Baton Rouge, LA

Posted By David Kiviaho, kiisa Corporation, Wednesday, January 31, 2018

 

kiisa corporation and LSU announces two Successful Grant Writing Courses -  in Slidell, LA and Baton Rouge, LA!

 

The Successful Grant Writing course in Slidell will be offered on February 27th and 28th at the Slidell Regional Education Center, in partnership with LSU and UNO.

The address for this location is 1050 Gause Boulevard, Slidell, LA 70458. The course is $395.00 and participants must pre-register at http://reg.outreach.lsu.edu/modules/shop/index.html?action=section&OfferingID=1058&SectionID=2766384. This course offers 1.2 CEU's.

A guest speaker, Mrs. Carla Mouton, from the Northshore Community Foundation, will speak on grants available, working with a foundation, requirements of granting, other grant topics, and will also field questions from participants.

 

The Successful Grant Writing Course in Baton Rouge will be offered on March 12th and 13th at the LSU Continuing Education Building, 1225 Pleasant Hall, Baton Rouge, LA. The course is $395 and participants must pre-register at http://reg.outreach.lsu.edu/modules/shop/index.html?action=section&OfferingID=1058&SectionID=2525932.This course offers 1.2 CEU's. A guest speaker, Ms. Lois Smyth, from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) will speak on grants available, working with a foundation, requirements of granting, other grant topics and will field questions from participants.

 

The Successful Grant Writing Course has become a staple for Louisiana non-profits. This is a very interactive course, and has been described by many participants as phenomenal. Some areas covered in this course are how to develop the project description/narrative, how to effectively write all aspects of the grant, how/where to identify grants/funding, how to create an organizational and project budget, learning about grant information that helps participants to understand when/why/how to apply for grants, and much more.

 

Facilitators for this course are Sharon Sandifer, M.Ed and David Kiviaho, founders and owners of kiisa corporation. They not only provide instruction for grant courses, but are in the field writing grants for several of their Louisiana clients. Their style of facilitation is fun and interactive. This team is well researched and presents up to date, relevant, grant information.

 

Please, register early as these courses do fill quickly.

 

 

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New Workshop Series, Fundraising Fundamentals

Posted By Sarah Cortell Vandersypen, Philanthropic Partners, Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Philanthropic Partners, a Baton Rouge-based nonprofit consulting firm, launches a new workshop series, Fundraising Fundamentals.

 

Fundraising 101: The Basics and More

February 28, 9:00 am -4:00 pm

This course will provide you with everything you need to know about fundraising. From donor motivation to identifying audiences and strategies, you'll walk away with new ideas and an annual fund development plan template.

Grants: Research, Writing, and Reports

March 28, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This deep dive into grants will cover prospecting, proposal writing, relationship building, and reporting. After this course, you'll know how to write a compelling proposal and build fruitful partnerships with foundations and corporations.

 

Individual & Major Gifts

April 18, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Individual donations provide two thirds of contributions. Through this course, you will learn how to develop an individual giving program and moves management strategy. A special focus on major gifts will help you secure transformational gifts for your organization.

 

 

All workshops will be held at Capital Area United Way, 700 Laurel Street, Baton Rouge.

 

Lunch and training materials are included in your $90 workshop fee. Attendees will receive a Certificate of Participation for completing the workshop.

Discounts are available for students and organizations registering two or more people. Please contact Sarah for more information.

 

Visit Philanthropic Partners to learn more about its consulting and training offerings!

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Grantwriting for Beginners

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Sunday, January 21, 2018

Grantwriting for Beginners
Thursday, February 1
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ashe Power House Theater
1731 Baronne St., New Orleans

Are you involved with a nonprofit?
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 an engaging workshop that gives you the basic tools you need to start writing grants. Participants will learn how to find funding opportunities, tools and tips for writing proposals and ways to make a program competitive for repeat funding.

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

Registration $40 per person. Discounts available for students, AmeriCorps members and organizations registering two or more people.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For more on workshops and other services from The Funding Seed, visit www.thefundingseed.com. Email info@thefundingseed.com to inquire about discount codes or to reserve your space and pay at the door.

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Partner with Byronz Restaurant Family for Your Next Fundraiser!

Posted By Melissa Kemmerly, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Thursday, January 11, 2018
Updated: Thursday, January 11, 2018

Hello LANO!

 

My name is Chelsea and I’m the Marketing and Public Relations Director for Byronz Restaurant Family, including Bistro Byronz and Flambée Café. I wanted to reach out to you all about the fundraising opportunities at our restaurants and see if we might be a match for your organization.

 

Byronz Restaurant Family has always committed to giving back to the community through donations to various events and foundations, especially through our Bistro For Your Cause program. With the opening of Flambée Café, we have added French Fired Fundraisers as yet another way to bring awareness to local causes and aid them in their fundraising efforts.

 

Both events are held on either Monday or Tuesday nights and have the same structure: 20% of non-alcoholic in-house dinner sales and 10% of take-out orders go directly to the featured cause. Patrons simply fill out a short comment card when they sign their receipt and we take care of the rest! Plus, we have prix-fix menus created on WaitR that activate for give back events only and 10% of those sales will be donated. Shortly after the event, we tally the sums from each receipt and we cut you a check that you can pick up at your convenience or have it mailed to your organization.

 

We have revamped our structure to create more awareness for each cause and have seen unprecedented success with the new program. My personal goal for 2018 is to reach a point where we have at least one fundraiser scheduled per week across our organization. I can’t think of a better thing than helping 52+ local causes meet their needs and I would love for your organization to be part of this initiative. I personally work with each organization to create Facebook events, flyers, and graphics to help you promote the event and we promote on social media as well as emails to our 10,000+ patron database. All we ask is that you do your best to fill the room, and we will ensure they have an amazing experience!

 

Please let me know if you are interested in scheduling an event with either restaurant for 2018 and we can get started planning right away!

 

Best,

 

Chelsea Gidden

Marketing and Public Relations Director

Byronz Restaurant Family

chelsea.gidden@bistrobyronz.com

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Creating a Powerful Fundraising Plan

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Sunday, January 7, 2018
Updated: Thursday, January 11, 2018

Creating a Powerful Fundraising Plan
Thursday, January 18, 2018
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Ashe Power House Theater
1731 Baronne St. New Orleans 70113

Grow your nonprofit's capacity with a powerful fundraising plan!

What would happen at your organization if you never had to worry about your funding? If you knew how much you needed to raise, and how you were going to raise it?

This workshop will help you make that a reality. You'll learn ways to assess your resources, to set fundraising goals, and to create a calendar that will keep you on track. Participants will receive tools they can take back to their organizations and put to work immediately.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. The Funding Seed is glad to offer a special 15% discount for LANO members, simply enter the code LANO2018 at checkout to redeem.

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

Registration $40. Discounts available for students, AmeriCorps and organizations registering two or more people.

For questions, to inquire about discount codes or to reserve your seat and pay at the door, email info@thefundingseed.com. Visit thefundingseed.com to learn more about the Funding Seed's other offerings!

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Intermediate Grantwriting

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Intermediate Grantwriting
Thursday, December 14, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Ashe Power House Theater
1731 Baronne St.
New Orleans, LA 70113

So you've written a few grants and feel like you've got the basics down. 

Are you ready to take your grantwriting to the next level?

Intermediate Grantwriting will help you improve your grant proposals and raise more money for your nonprofit. Through this workshop, you'll learn specific ways to make your proposal more appealing to a funder, including how to make a compelling case to someone unfamiliar with your nonprofit's work and what kind of research and data to include.

Registration $40 per person. Discounts available for students, AmeriCorps members, and organizations registering two or more people.

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

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For more on services offered by The Funding Seed, visit www.thefundingseed.com. To reserve your space and pay at the door, or for any questions, please email coordinator@thefundingseed.com

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