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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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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!

Tags:  development  donors  fund development  fundraising  grant writing  grantwriting  workshopnonprofit 

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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, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Updated: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Intermediate Grantwriting
Thursday, October 19, 9am - 12pm
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.

 

REGISTER HERE

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.

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.

Tags:  development  donations  donors  events  Finance Fundamentals  fund development  fund raising  funding  Fundraising  grant  grant writing  grants  grantwriting  Member Event  New Orleans  nonprofit  nonprofit sector  non-profits  training  workshop  workshop. grants 

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Grantwriting for Beginners Workshop September 21st!

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Grantwriting for Beginners
Thursday, September 21, 9am - 12pm
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113

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.

 

REGISTER HERE

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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Creating a Powerful Fundraising Plan

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Creating a Powerful Fundraising Plan

Thursday, June 22, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 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.

REGISTER HERE

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!

Tags:  development  donations  donor retention  donors  fund  fund development  fund raising  funding  fundraisingnonprofit  funds  grant  grant writing  grantwriting  LANO Network  New Orleans  nonprofit sector  non-profits  online fundraising  sustainability  training  workshop 

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Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater New Orleans Conference is June 15!

Posted By Christy Himel, AFP New Orleans Chapter, Thursday, May 11, 2017

Are you involved in fundraising for your nonprofit?
Are you looking for ways to become more effective at your job?
Do you like the idea of a local, inexpensive conference?


Join the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater New Orleans Chapter Conference on June 15!
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts- 2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans
Details and registration

Hear keynote speaker Dr. Adrian Sargeant, recognized worldwide as the leading authority on the psychology of giving!
Incredible breakout sessions on topics including:

  • Identifying your best prospects and determining what motivates each prospect to consider major gifts
  • Nonprofit entrepreneurship:  Generating earned income while staying on mission
  • Lessons on creating a winning development program in public and private schools
  • 20 Years of events: Here's What I've Learned
  • Extreme Makeover: Board Edition

Limited seating. Small-shop, group, and student rates available.  Register today!

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Fundraising Workshop: Intermediate Grantwriting - with special LANO member discount!

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Monday, April 17, 2017


May Fundraising Workshop:

Intermediate Grantwriting

Thursday, May 18
1:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans

 

Details and registration

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.

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

Registration $40. LANO members using the discount code LANO2017 receive 15% off! Discounts also available for students, AmeriCorps members, and organizations registering two or more people.

For questions or to reserve your seat and pay at the door, email info@thefundingseed.com. For more on workshops and other services from The Funding Seed, visit www.thefundingseed.com.

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Join the Fundraising Intensive Program!

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Saturday, March 18, 2017
Applications are now open for the Fundraising Intensive Program's 2017-2018 class!

The Fundraising Intensive Program is an eight month course that helps your nonprofit develop practical skills and raise more money.

Click HERE to learn more and apply!!

Over the course of the program, participants meet monthly for group discussions on specific fundraising topics, receiving hands-on homework assignments designed to put new skills and ideas to work. Following the group session, each participating organization receives individual coaching that helps put those ideas into action.

Topics covered during the program include:
Creating a Fundraising Plan
Telling a Powerful Story
Individual Donor Development
Major Donors
Fundraising by Mail and Email
Fundraising Events: House Parties

The course is designed so that you will learn by doing, and actively raise funds while you complete the coursework. Past participants report a marked increase in the funds raised during the course of the program.

Want to learn more? Join us for a FREE information session on the program, April 26, 5:30pm - 6:30pm at Broadmoor Arts & Wellness center, 3900 General Taylor, New Orleans. REGISTER HERE for info session. ** Attendees will receive a special discount code for $100 off program tuition. **

If you would like to speak with someone about your organization's participation in the Fundraising Intensive Program, email info@thefundingseed.com or call (504) 307-7220.

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Fundraising Workshop: Nonprofit Fundraising 101 - with special LANO member discount

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Tuesday, March 7, 2017

April Fundraising Workshop:


Nonprofit Fundraising 101

 

Thursday, April 13

1:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Ashe Cultural Arts Center

1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans

 

Details and registration

 

Every nonprofit needs to know the options for how it will raise money. This workshop will give you the essential background you need in order to understand how you'll keep your work well-funded.

Participants will learn:

  • Where nonprofits get their funding.

  • Why your nonprofit might choose to prioritize fundraising from grants, individual donors, events, and other sources.

  • What it means to make your funding sustainable.

  • The difference between restricted and unrestricted funding.

  • The Donor Cultivation Cycle- the framework for identifying and building relationships with your donors and funders.


This workshop is ideal for both for those new to the fundraising and nonprofit world and for those with some experience in fund development.

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

Registration $40. LANO members using the discount code LANO2017 receive 15% off! Discounts also available for students, AmeriCorps members, and organizations registering two or more people.


For questions or to reserve your seat and pay at the door, email info@thefundingseed.com. For more on workshops and other services from The Funding Seed, visit www.thefundingseed.com.

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