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Webinar: How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website

Posted By Lori Kadavy, Firespring, Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Webinar: How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 9:30 a.m. CT.

 

82% of donors visit a nonprofit’s website before giving.

Your website can’t afford to be ineffective. We can help.

Learn the keys to building an engaging website from Firespring.org CEO, Jay Wilkinson, one of America's top-rated speakers on websites and marketing for nonprofits.

  • Learn the 3 biggest mistakes nonprofits make with their websites.
  • Hear the 5 required elements of an engaging website.
  • See examples of nonprofits that master their online presence.

 

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  • About the Presenter
  • Jay Wilkinson is a lifelong entrepreneur and longtime business owner. He sits on the board of several nonprofits and is an avid supporter of programs that provide leadership and enrichment programs for America's youth. He speaks regularly on the topic of nonprofits and the web throughout the United States. He has appeared on CNN and other news outlets discussing how emerging technologies are shaping our future and is considered a leading authority on the impact of marketing on the web for nonprofits.

Tags:  firespring  Fundraising  jay wilkinson  training  webinar  website  website development 

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LANO member: Don't miss upcoming interview to clarify board and staff roles

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Tuesday, March 3, 2015

LANO members:

Don’t miss our upcoming interview with Jean Block, author of The Invisible Yellow Line, when we discuss how to clarify board and staff roles.

Join CausePlanet founder Denise McMahan and Jean Block Friday, March 13, at 11:00 Central Time at a webinar interview at your desk.

In this interview we will highlight these questions and more:

  • What key questions can you ask your board and staff to help them discuss their responsibilities?
  • Many boards have difficulty with micromanaging the staff. How can you prevent this?
  • What crucial elements should be addressed when onboarding boards and staffs?
  • What is a helpful division of labor regarding staffs’ and boards’ oversights of financials?

 Register

Register now for this FREE interview for all LANO members. (The link requires LANO network sign-in to register.) This opportunity is generously provided thanks to the support of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.

See more

See more with the Page to Practice™ summary of Block’s book.

Simply log in at the top right corner of CausePlanet’s home page (www.causeplanet.org) and fill in your registered email with LANO and “Password1”. Click on “Summary Library” to see The Invisible Yellow Line and other titles.

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Tags:  author interview  CausePlanet  Page to Practice 

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NDF 20th Annual House Party Fundraiser

Posted By Rosalind Washington, New Orleans NDF, Sunday, March 1, 2015
Updated: Thursday, February 26, 2015

Since 1 986, the Neighborhood Development Foundation (NDF) has done its part to help working familie s buy their first home. It's annual once a year fund raiser called " House Party" has brought the private and public sectors together to make that happen. Money generated from this fun-fil led evening of live music, food, dancing, and silent and live auctions is used to prov ide financ ial support necessary to assist and guide individuals/ families in building assets by becoming homeowners and community stakeholders.

NDF provides financial and home buyer counseling, education, and advocacy by demystifying the home buying process and opening the door to resources and financing for program participants.

In its 20th year the "House Party" fund raiser has made it possible for over 3,000 renters to make the transition to homeownership. Now more than ever, NDF needs your continued support to provide housing counseling and education.

This year's event will be held on Saturday, March 28,2015.

House Party 2015's theme is "Faces of A ffordabilitv." The Patron Party will begin 6:00PM & the Gala will begin at 7:00PM at the place House Party has called home for the last seven (7) years, the historic main lobby of First NBC Bank at 210 Baronne Street. 

TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT WWW.NDF-NEWORLEANS.ORG

FOR SPONSORSHIP & MARKET PLACE DONATION ITEMS CALL 504-488-0155

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Donor information security in the days of breaches everywhere

Posted By Reed Alberg, RAZ Mobile, Saturday, February 28, 2015

I think we’ve grown a bit de-sensitized to the ongoing reporting of data breaches at many firms like Home Depot, Target, etc. The security of credit card processing these days ranges from the non-existent (paper forms with personal information being passed around and then shredded-hopefully) to the state-of-the-art (tokenized donor information).

This week I want to delve into this topic, credit card security, with a few words on best practices. Donors are, after all, very concerned about how nonprofits handle their personal financial information and the last thing a nonprofit wants to be known for is a data breach that exposes the credit card information of its donors.

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​From the Blog of Dale Knoop


Dale Knoop leads a great team working to make RAZ Mobile a great platform for any cause engaged in fundraising. Any cause can create an content-rich mobile presence, share it through text messages, social media, QR codes, advertising and more and best of all-quickly and securely process donations from motivated supporters with a minimum of friction. Dale holds multiple patents and applications for patent in the mobile space including advertising, content optimization, geo-targeting, negative QOS and a mnemonic device QR code alternative.

Tags:  donors  Fundraising  mobile  non-profits  security 

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Reaching Millennial Donors: #TheStruggleisReal

Posted By Jason Nicosia, CommitChange, Thursday, February 26, 2015

Reaching Millennial Donors: #TheStruggleisReal

Join our webinar on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 1PM CST.

For many nonprofits, getting young people to support their organization is extremely difficult.  What is the point of involving unemployed, lazy, iPhone addicted, and contradictory young adults anyway?

Those legacy donors won't be sending in those paper checks forever, so now is the time to build up your network of millennial supporters.

  

Register For Our Webinar Here

 

Can't Attend? Follow the conversation online #CCstruggleisreal

Tags:  donors  fundraising  online fundraising  social fundraising  social media  youth 

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The Two Simple Keys to Keeping Donors

Posted By Jason Nicosia, CommitChange, Thursday, February 19, 2015

By: Nora Ellertson, The Funding Seed 

  “How do I find more people to donate to my organization?”

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I hear it all the time.  In the nonprofit world, we’re always on the lookout for new supporters.  Whether it’s a foundation that might award us a grant, a corporation we hope will sponsor our big event, or an individual we’d love to write us a check, we just want MORE.

And, sure, of course we always need new people to support our work.  But the thing that we often overlook in our search for NEW donors is that we could do a whole lot better at engaging with our CURRENT and FORMER donors, and in the process save ourselves a lot of time, energy and stress.

This is something that The Funding Seed is putting a lot more emphasis on this year when working with nonprofits that want to improve their fund development.  How do we fundraise better for our nonprofit by really, really getting all those people who have already show they care about us to give again, give often, and give as generously as they’re able?

Continue reading on our blog!

Tags:  donor retention  Fundraising  New Orleans  nonprofit 

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LANO members: FREE author interview on clarifying board and staff roles coming up

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Thursday, February 19, 2015

LANO members:

How can you clarify your board and staff roles to reduce conflict and inefficiency?

In our upcoming author interview, Jean Block can help you with leadership guidance in the areas of governance, management, operations and development as well as the key responsibilities where most gray areas exist. Block is the author of The Invisible Yellow Line: Clarifying Nonprofit Board and Staff Roles.

Author interview

Join CausePlanet founder Denise McMahan and Jean Block Friday, March 13, at 11:00 Central Time at a webinar interview at your desk.

In this interview we will highlight these questions and more:

  • What key questions can you ask your board and staff to help them discuss their responsibilities?
  • Many boards have difficulty with micromanaging the staff. How can you prevent this?
  • What crucial elements should be addressed when onboarding boards and staffs?
  • What is a helpful division of labor regarding staffs’ and boards’ oversights of financials?

 Register

Register now for this FREE interview for all LANO members. (The link requires LANO network sign-in to register.) This opportunity is generously provided thanks to the support of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.

See more

See more with the Page to Practice™ summary of Block’s book.

Simply log in at the top right corner of CausePlanet’s home page (www.causeplanet.org) and fill in your registered email with LANO and “Password1”. Click on “Summary Library” to see The Invisible Yellow Line and other titles.

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Get to Know Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area

Posted By PR Coord, Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area, Inc., Monday, February 16, 2015

Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area

invites you to join us for

A Cause to Remember

 

Please join us for a tour of Charlie's Place, our award winning activity and respite center, and a one-hour informational session designed to inform and increase awareness of our programs and services. We offer the most comprehensive array of programs and support to professionals and families affected by the disease in the ten-parish area served.

You will not be asked for a donation.

All Friday sessions begin at noon and end at 1:00 p.m. (Reservations required - complimentary lunch served)

 

2015 Sessions

January 9

July 17

February 13

August 14

March 13

September 11

April 10

October 16

June 12

November 13


 [REGISTER FOR A CAUSE TO REMEMBER]

Tags:  Alzheimer's  education  tours  volunteer 

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Alzheimer's Services Hosts Lunch-N-Learn

Posted By PR Coord, Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area, Inc., Monday, February 16, 2015

Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area

presents

LUNCH-N-LEARN

Lunch-N-Learn is an opportunity for caregivers and healthcare professionals to be educated about many different topics related to dementia. All Lunch-N-Learn sessions are held on Wednesdays from 12:00 - 1:00 PM. The session is free and includes a light lunch. Registration is required and will be available online at the beginning of each month. Please take a moment to review the Lunch-N-Learn guidelines. Alzheimer's Services aims to provide a quality experience for attendees while remaining good stewards of donor funds. Your cooperation and understanding are appreciated.

REGISTER HERE


LUNCH-N-LEARN: BATON ROUGE

Lunch-N-Learn: Baton Rouge is held at Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, 3772 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA. Each session is held once a month with a different caregiver-requested topic each month.

Each Lunch-N-Learn: Baton Rouge session is approved for one social work continuing education unit.



LUNCH-N-LEARN: OUTREACH

Lunch-N-Learn: Outreach is held once a month in another parish and features the same topic and speaker as the Lunch-N-Learn: Baton Rouge for that month.

Each Lunch-N-Learn: Outreach session is approved for one social work continuing education unit.



LUNCH-N-LEARN: ASCENSION PARISH

Lunch-N-Learn: Ascension is presented quarterly by St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1125 Louisiana 30, Gonzales, LA, with a different caregiver-requested topic each month.

 
 

GUIDELINES

  • Doors to the conference room will close at 12:10.
  • Lunch will only be available to registered participants.
  • Call to cancel your registration to allow those on the waiting list to attend.

 

REGISTER HERE

 


 

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Competing for Federal Grants

Posted By PR Coord, Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area, Inc., Monday, February 16, 2015

Competing for Federal Grants

Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area

Baton Rouge, LA

Mar 2- Mar 6, 2015

Training Hours

Class begins at 8:30 AM each day and ends by 5:30 PM, except Fridays when class ends at 1 PM. On Wednesdays, groups have the option to work until 7 PM.

 

REGISTER HERE

Host Organization:
Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area

Training Site:
Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area
Conference Room
3772 North Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Local Host Contact:

Barbara Auten
(225) 334-7494 x201
bauten@alzbr.org Host

Kristi Mellion Host
(225) 334-7494 x203
coordinator@alzbr.org

Registration Questions:
Program Registrar
The Grantsmanship Center
(800) 421-9512
(213) 482-9860
Registrar@tgci.com


Get ready to win federal grants!

Despite budget cuts, the federal government continues to award billions of dollars in grants each year. Competition for federal dollars was always tough, and now it’s even tougher. To succeed with federal grants, you need to meet the stepped-up challenges and you need to plan ahead—as much as a year before a grant competition is opened.

Get a running start for success. Learn how to position your organization to secure federal awards!

 

Take advantage of an expert guide 

Competing for Federal Grants takes you through the federal grants process step by step—from finding funding opportunities and understanding application guidelines to developing and writing winning proposals. This training helps you build an effective, proactive approach to federal funding and to avoid common mistakes.

During the training, you:

  • Use recent grant application guidelines and real funded proposals to examine what works, what doesn’t, and why
  • Develop a work-plan for proposal development
  • Write key proposal sections
  • Review proposals drafted by your peers
  • Have your own work reviewed by others

You do all of this with expert guidance. Every one of The Grantsmanship Center’s Competing for Federal Grants trainers is an active and prolific proposal writer who has won millions of dollars in some of the toughest federal competitions. They know what’s happening in the field right now.

"Thanks for this excellent training! Two months later I applied for my first federal grant. Our college was one of only 10 awardees in the nation and will receive nearly $750,000 over three years. I really appreciate the encouragement and instruction. "
Melissa Vermillion, Grant Writer
Hazard Community & Technical College
Hazard, KY

 

Who should take this training?

This training is a good fit for all types of organizations that compete—or plan to compete—in the federal arena: state, county, and local agencies, educational institutions, hospitals, private nonprofit organizations, and even for-profit organizations that are eligible for specific federal funding programs. This fast-paced, intensive training is not recommended for those new to the grant development field. (For those new to the field, start with either Grantsmanship Training Program® or Essential Grant Skills.)

 

What you learn

  • Find federal funding opportunities that match the mission and priorities of your organization
  • Scope-out upcoming competitions to get a head start—before the funding guidelines are released
  • Interpret application guidelines and decipher what they’re really asking for
  • Assess whether it makes sense to enter a particular competition
  • Assemble a work-plan for developing a powerful proposal
  • Develop an effective, well-documented case for funding
  • Assemble proposals that follow guidelines and respond to the funder's requirements

  

Why this learning lasts

Competing for Federal Grants uses our Listen & Discuss, Do & Review® curriculum, combing presentations, discussions, and practical, hands-on exercises to take you step-by-step through planning a program and developing a grant proposal. You immediately put new knowledge into practice, build powerful skills, and retain what you learn. This curriculum is based on best practices for adult learners where concepts are actually practiced—the information sticks with you.

 

You’re not alone when class is over

As a graduate of Competing for Federal Grants, you receive 12 months of full membership in The Grantsmanship Center’s Membership Program at no additional cost. This helps you:

  • Strengthen a proposal. You have a full year after the training to submit a proposal to one of our trainers for advice on how to improve it.
  • Find funders. Receive a full year of access to GrantDomain, our user-friendly, continuously updated database of foundation, corporate, and federal grantmakers. GrantDomain helps you target appropriate funders, while saving aggravation, time, and money.
  • Build your own skills or those of your team. After you complete the Competing for Federal Grants training, you or one other person from your organization may attend our 5-day Grantsmanship Training Program® for 50% off the regular tuition fee!
  • Enjoy other discounts on publications, consulting services, and more.
  • Find the answers you need. Ask The Center! Need help untangling application guidelines or handling tricky situations? Contact us. We're here to help our alumni find answers.

 

Tuition

Tuition for the 5-day Competing for Federal Grants training is $1,195. This fee includes everything you need: a binder loaded with information and a flash drive with even more plus follow-up support through The Grantsmanship Center’s Membership Program for 12 months—at no additional cost!

 

Details and logistics

  • Once your payment (or purchase order) is received, we email your confirmation, including directions to the training location plus parking info.
  • Dress for comfort.
  • If possible, bring a laptop computer and a flash drive (thumb drive).
  • If you plan to work on a specific federal grant application, please bring the guidelines and other relevant information.
  • Training begins each day at 8:30 am and ends by 5:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. On Wednesday, you’ll be working on a project with your team and may choose to stay later. On Friday, the class ends by 1:00 pm.
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments are provided. Lunch is on your own--choose a local spot from list provided.
  • You receive a complete manual of training materials when you arrive at the training.

 

REGISTER HERE

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