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2019 LA SCCC Charity Application - Now Available!

Posted By Robin Taylor, Louisiana Association of United Ways, Friday, January 4, 2019

 

2019 Louisiana State Combined Charitable Campaign (LA SCCC) Application now Available!

 

State employees have raised over $1.1 million throughout the past five years through the Louisiana State Combined Charitable Campaign (LA SCCC), with proceeds benefiting more than 110 Louisiana charities. We will soon complete the 2018 campaign and are eager to confirm our final results.  

 

Louisiana is already getting ready for the 2019 State Combined Charitable Campaign! Once again, state employees will be given the opportunity to contribute, through payroll deduction, to approved health and human service non-profit organizations. The Louisiana Association of United Ways will continue to serve as the Principal Combined Fundraising Organization (PCFO) and will be working in coordination with the Office of State Uniform Payroll (OSUP).

 

 Don’t miss your chance to be part of the 2019 LA SCCC! All qualifying health and human service non-profits operating within the state of Louisiana are encouraged to apply to be a participating charity. The application is available at www.lasccc.org/application  and is due by March 1, 2019. All charity applications will be reviewed and notified of eligibility no later than June 28, 2019.

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Protect Directors and Officers From Legal Liability

Posted By Celeste Viator, Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLP, Wednesday, December 19, 2018

It's an age of personal responsibility and legal liability can cause financial ruin for your organization's officers and board members.

 

Directors and officers of not-for-profit organizations can be personally responsible for managing the affairs of the organizations. (This can also be true for directors and officers of for-profit companies.)

Being an effective board member takes time, effort and diligence. Neglect or a disgruntled party can result in your directors being held individually liable for their actions in court.

 

Suppose you run a mentoring program and a parent sues because one of the mentors has a history of drug abuse. Your directors could be individually liable for not performing strict background checks on volunteers.

Here's a list of just some of the claims that have been filed against not-for-profits and their officers and directors:


• Employee discrimination,
• Wrongful termination,
• Sexual harassment,
• Hiring decisions,
• Promotions and compensation,
• Activities in which volunteers are injured, and
• Donors who feel their contributions have been misused or mismanaged.

 

The risks are particularly keen for not-for-profit organizations because many of them aren't wealthy enough to mount a legal defense and pay settlements, which can run $1 million or more. These sums can devastate your organization and the personal finances of its directors and officers.

To provide protection, buy "directors' and officers' insurance" or update your current coverage. This insurance can reimburse the organization for indemnification expenses; make payments to directors who aren't reimbursed for legal expenses; and — with careful planning — cover employment cases, which make up 50% of all claims against boards.

 

 

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Creating a Powerful Fundraising Plan

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Monday, December 17, 2018

Creating a Powerful Fundraising Plan
Thursday, January 10, 2019

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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Save the Date - 2019 LA SCCC Applications available Jan 4th

Posted By Robin Taylor, Louisiana Association of United Ways, Monday, December 10, 2018

 

 

Save the Date 1/4/19 - 2019 LA SCCC Applications Available

Louisiana is getting ready for the 2019 State Combined Charitable Campaign (LA SCCC)!  Once again, state employees will be given the opportunity to contribute, through payroll deduction, to approved health and human service non-profit organizations. All qualifying health and human service non-profits operating within the state of Louisiana are encouraged to apply to be a participating charity.

Save the Date and don’t miss your chance to be part of the 2019 LA SCCC! 

2019 LA SCCC Applications will be available on January 4, 2019, at www.lasccc.org/application, and due by March 1, 2019. 

If you have any questions or need assistance, please e-mail sccc@launitedway.org or call 225-218-2613.

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Raising Social Capital? An Analysis of Social Media Use & Nonprofit Fundraising in Louisiana

Posted By Katelyn Smith, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The purpose of this study is to understand nonprofit organizations’ social media use and its effect on their fundraising.

(To participate in this study, you have to be 18 years old or older.)

 

Click Here to Participate in Survey!

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KIDS’ ORCHESTRA WINTER NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT SERIES: Congratulate Our Students' Hard Work

Posted By Melissa Kemmerly, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Monday, November 19, 2018

Kids’ Orchestra is proud to present our Winter 2018 Neighborhood Concert Series. Join us for an evening of music and fun performed by our talented youths from 27 East Baton Rouge Parish schools. Our neighborhood concerts allow students to showcase their skills and celebrate the culmination of their hard work throughout the semester.

 

“Practicing instruments has become a family event. My oldest is in middle school, he played cello in Kids’ Orchestra when he was in elementary. My 5th grader has been in Kids’ Orchestra for 3 years and plays cello as well. My husband played the violin in middle school and helps them with tuning and fingering. The whole family takes turns practicing and criticizing,” said Christina Davis, student mother.

 

All performances begin at 5:30 pm and are FREE and open to the public.

 

December 3 – Mayfair Laboratory School

December 4 – Westdale Heights Academic Magnet

December 5 – Park Ridge Academic Magnet School (PRAMS)

December 5 – LaSalle Elementary

December 6 – The Dufrocq School

December 10 – Claiborne Elementary

December 10  – First United Methodist Church (Kids’ Choir)*

December 11 – Ryan Elementary

December 12 – Greenbrier Elementary

*Kids’ Choir performance begins at 6 p.m.

 

Jody Hanet, Executive Director of Kids’ Orchestra said. “There’s a big correlation between higher brain function and those who study music. We’re equipping them for the future by teaching them to play an instrument. We’re not trying to create 800 professional musicians, we’re trying to create great citizens.”

 

Performance opportunities are available to each student through our Winter and Spring Neighborhood Concert Series where classes present their semester-long work. Honors level students perform two annual concerts as participants of one of three ensembles – Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestra. Honors students also participate in additional community performance opportunities throughout the year.

 

About Kids’ Orchestra

Baton Rouge-based Kids’ Orchestra, a privately-funded nonprofit, is the largest after-school music program for elementary-age students in the Nation.  In its eighth year, the program provides nearly 800 students from public, private, and charter schools from all corners of East Baton Rouge Parish the opportunity to study an array of instruments, perform in an ensemble, and/or sing in a choir. To learn more visit kidsorchestra.org

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Yes, You Need a Contract

Posted By Celeste Viator, Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLP, Monday, November 19, 2018

Whether you're an environmental organization raising funds for a lawsuit or a community group needing new equipment, you may want to sell something to raise money. 

 

You may not think it's necessary for product vendors and not-for-profit groups to have written agreements, but most professionals generally agree that some form of contract is prudent and accomplishes three objectives: 

1. Clarity. With all major decisions in writing, both parties can assume responsibility for complying with the terms and begin the fundraising project with a clear understanding of who must perform which tasks. 

2. A record. A signed agreement is important when questions come up. It serves to keep track of details and may help the not-for-profit group reach their target goal.

3. Framework. The agreement sets the wheels in motion. Once all parties have signed on the dotted line, they can arrange for items such as brochures or catalogs and start lining up volunteers.

 

When hammering out the fundraising accord, here are a few pointers on what to include: 

Numbers. The material costs and expected profits should obviously be the same as the numbers you agreed to verbally. And be sure the agreement spells out who covers the costs of any services. 

Services. List all of the services you require, including packing, shipping, tallying, kick-off presentations and incentive programs. 

Materials. The contract should include all promotional materials that were reviewed and approved, such as take-home brochures, display kits and sample packs.

Dates. Make sure any important dates are included, such as delivery dates and schedules of payment. 

Returns. There should be a clause stating the procedure for handling damaged, unsold or returned merchandise, back orders and substitutions for popular items.

Signatures. You should have all the appropriate signatures (many groups require at least two people to sign). The contract should include a clause that the agreement is between two organizations, not between individuals.

Given the fact that fundraising drives can net thousands of dollars, it's important to have written safeguards. A fundraising agreement should be a prerequisite for doing business for any not-for-profit group.

 

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Entergy LA/Gulf States End of Year Blitz

Posted By Katelyn Smith, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Monday, November 19, 2018
This program will end on 12/31/18.

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Intermediate Grantwriting on December 5th

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Friday, November 16, 2018
Updated: Friday, November 16, 2018

Intermediate Grantwriting
Wednesday, December 5
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ashe Power House Theater
1731 Baronne St., New Orleans

 

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 coordinator@thefundingseed.com.

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12-Month Employee Development Program - Growing Leaders

Posted By Anne Cucchiara, The Success Institute, Monday, October 29, 2018
Updated: Monday, October 29, 2018
 

 

If you are interested in growing as a leader, growing your people, attracting and retaining the best talent, and continually improving your results year over year then this 12-Month Employee Development Program is for you!! Each team member will receive their very own growth plan, 2 Live calls per month on John Maxwell leadership principles with actionable steps, a weekly accountability challenge and 2 live in-person workshops per year.  
Get on board for January 2019!!  
LANO Member Discount
*$3,000 for 12-month program (one fee includes entire staff) ($5,000 value)
*LANO members, also, receive a one-hour complimentary coaching session ($350 value) to be used by the Executive Director or another leader in the organization  

CONTACT:  Anne Cucchiara at anne@thesuccessinstitute.com or 225-938-1735 to get your team signed up.  For more information, review the attached file on the program and give us a call.  Look forward to hearing from you.  

"Everything Rises & Falls on Leadership." John Maxwell  

 

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