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The Wilson Challenge

Posted By Jan Ross, Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation, Friday, May 17, 2013

 

The Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation announces a new donor match program in support of Hope Ministries of Baton Rouge.

 


Do you want to GIVE HOPE but never have before?  Now is the time. 

Take the Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation Challenge!!  

For every dollar you donate, the Wilson Foundation will match it dollar for dollar up to $15,000. 

If you have never donated before to HOPE Ministries every dollar you donate today will double. 

But don't wait!  We have to make it to $15,000 by June 30, 2013.

 


 

 

Tags:  donor match  Fundraising 

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Donors can ask better financial questions and build sustainability

Posted By Erica Crenshaw, Execute Now!, Friday, May 17, 2013

"The sector has fallen into a trap we created. By focusing on what we DON'T spend, and not on what has been accomplished, we have completely missed the mark in our messaging."

"We are part of this problem and it's up to us to educate our way out of it,” asserted Paulette Maehara, former president of Fundraising Professionals in Dan Pallotta's groundbreaking book Charity Case (Jossey-Bass 2012).

I recently re-watched...

 

Read more in the Finance Fundamentals blog about

what questions donors need to ask

 

by Erica McGeachy Crenshaw, President/CEO of Execute Now!

Tags:  Dan Pallotta  Execute Now!  Finance Fundamentals 

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Louisiana Health Cooperative Granted Insurance License

Posted By Eve Lion, Louisiana Health Cooperative, Thursday, May 16, 2013

LANO member, Louisiana Health Cooperative, Inc., (LAHC) received its license on May 9 from the Louisiana Department of Insurance to provide health insurance coverage statewide beginning in January 2014 and to begin enrollment October 1, 2013.

Based in Louisiana, LAHC was selected by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on September 28, 2012 to create and operate a Consumer Oriented and Operated Plan, or "CO-OP” statewide.

LAHC is Louisiana’s first nonprofit health insurance CO-OP and plans to provide a variety of health insurance options for individuals and employers throughout the state. 

"Louisiana Health Cooperative looks forward to providing Louisiana residents with a new choice of affordable insurance benefit options,” said Terry Shilling, LAHC Interim CEO. 

"We plan to promote community health and well-being by involving the members and providers that we serve in the delivery of high quality, integrated health care services.”

Enrollment in LAHC will begin October 1, 2013.

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Nonprofit workshop: Fundraising Events 101

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Friday, May 10, 2013
Nonprofit workshop: Fundraising Events 101
Thursday, May 23
1:00-3:30pm
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
 

Learn to create events that raise money for your non-profit!

This fun, hands-on workshop covers:

  • Choosing what kind of event is best for you
  • Working with volunteers
  • Identifying event sponsors
  • And much more!

Attendees will receive a certificate of participation for completing the workshop. Registration $35. Discounts available for students, for AmeriCorps and for organizations registering two or more people.

Visit www.thefundingseed.com for more information. For discount codes or to reserve your space and pay at the door, email info@thefundingseed.com.

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Uncover new donors by creating economic value

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Wednesday, May 8, 2013

"To be market driven, you have to determine who your customer is."

"And interestingly enough, it may not be the people your organization is dedicated to serve--your clients. Your customer is the one group from among all your stakeholders who, more than anyone else, determines your survival and your success.”

 

Steve Rothschild's seven principles of success in his book The NON Nonprofit are rooted in his revelation of consistent methods he has implemented as an accomplished business leader in a Fortune 100 company and as a CEO of a thriving nonprofit ...

Read more, register for the interview or dowload a free summary of Rothschild's book

  

by Denise McMahan

Special thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation for providing every LANO member with access to CausePlanet services in 2012-2013.

Click here to view their latest Corporate Social Responsibility Report and use #BlueLuvsLou to continue the conversation on Twitter.

Tags:  CausePlanet  Jason Saul  Page to Practice  Steve Rothschild  The NON Nonprofit 

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Alternative Pay-for-Performance Strategies

Posted By James Stodd, JT Stodd & Associates, Sunday, May 5, 2013

In today’s "no margin…no mission” environment it is critically important that nonprofit organizations get the most "bang” for each dollar spent on staff compensation. 

This is achieved by rewarding and retaining those who best contribute to attaining the organization’s mission while minimizing unnecessary fixed-cost and administrative overhead. 

This new series (to be held in both Baton Rouge and New Orleans) includes three modules, each approximately 90 minutes in length, designed to cover the gamut of compensation issues challenging nonprofits today.

 

MODULE THREE: This final module in the series will focus on Alternative Pay-for-Performance Strategies (90 minutes)

As a reward system, base pay/salary programs almost always contribute to "fixed cost” that tends to increase year-over-year.  As such, it is imperative that we manage compensation programs in a way that provides ample rewards for key contributors while minimizing overhead and fixed cost going forward.  This module is designed for senior executives and HR leaders and will explore the advantages and disadvantages of various reward strategies including traditional "pay-for-performance” programs.  In addition, we will provide tips for making those pay-for-performance programs most effective as well as explore alternative, perhaps less costly, reward strategies that can be effectively employed by nonprofit organizations.

Baton Rouge, May 7, 10:30 AM

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New Orleans, May 9, 10:30 AM

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This series of three workshops will be led by James T Stodd, SPHR who is the Principal and Managing Director of JT Stodd & Associates. Jim has over 30 years of experience in designing and managing compensation programs for nonprofit organizations. His experience includes serving with leading consulting firms such as Ernst & Young, LLP and the Hay Group as well as serving as the chief human resource officer of three large nonprofit organizations where he was responsible to the CEO and the Board for all compensation and employee benefit practices.

  

 

 

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Call for Applications: The Funding Seed's Fundraising Intensive Program

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Friday, May 3, 2013
Now accepting applications for enrollment in the 2013-2014 class of
The Fundraising Intensive Program:
A new training opportunity presented by The Funding Seed!


 

The Fundraising Intensive Program is a 10-month course that gives you tools to raise funds for your nonprofit. Through a combination of group learning and one-on-one coaching, participants will learn best practices and practical skills related to a range of fundraising activities.

Over the course of the program, the nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers involved will learn about:

  • Fundraising Planning
  • Individual Donor Development
  • Major Donors Fundraising Campaigns
  • Year-End Fundraising Fundraising by Mail and Email
  • Grant Research and Writing
  • Board and Volunteer Engagement

Participation is limited and applications are required.

If you are interested in joining The Funding Seed's Fundraising Intensive Program for the inaugural 2013-2014 class, please and complete the program application by Friday, May 24 at 5:00 p.m.

For questions, please call (504) 307-7220 or email info@thefundingseed.com, or visit www.thefundingseed.com.

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Raise Funds with Centerplate at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Posted By Rashidah Williams, Centerplate, Thursday, May 2, 2013

Centerplate at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and New Orleans Arena is looking for dedicated and enthusiastic nonprofit organizations to join its fundraising program.

Each season, members of nonprofit organizations from the local area and as far as Alabama take ownership of concession stands at both venues to raise money. One organization raised over $100,000 last season!

Centerplate will provide the following:

 
  • Exciting events that entice volunteers to work
  • Coordinated scheduling
  • Captured customer base
  • Food products and supplies to sell
  • Training in operations, safety, and sanitation
  • Provide supervision to help ensure success
  • A commission check 4-6 weeks after each event worked

 

This program provides opportunities for your organization to earn money at a variety of sports and entertainment events, such as Saints and Pelicans games, Essence Festival, Sugar Bowl, and NBA All-Star Game. We are proud to say that some of our groups have been with us for over 10 years.

 

For more information, please contact Tanja Rogers at tanja.rogers@centerplate.com or 504-558-6275.

 

About Centerplate: Centerplate is one of the largest hospitality companies in the world with 250 North American sports, entertainment and convention venues. We are the largest food service provider for the NFL, a major provider to professional baseball, and we partner with six of the top ten most active convention centers. No stranger to marquee events, we’ve hosted countless landmark occasions, including 12 Super Bowls, 20 World Series, 15 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls, more than 100 major College Bowl Games and the largest plated dinner in history at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Centennial Celebration. We attribute this continued growth and success to an unwavering commitment to our E3 formula: Executing Extraordinary Experiences.

 

 

 

 

 

Tags:  Centerplate  fund raising  fundraiser  Fundraising  Mercedes-Benz Superdome  New Orleans  New Orleans Arena  nonprofit  non-profits  Superdome  youth 

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What we can learn from Girl Scouts' financial tipping point

Posted By Erica Crenshaw, Execute Now!, Tuesday, April 30, 2013

"As a movement, we are at a tipping point,” says EVP and CEO of Northeast Texas Girls Scouts, Jennifer Bartowski in a recent Chronicle of Philanthropy article.

Sometimes what we learn from history isn't enough. 100-year old Girls Scouts is undergoing financial strain and "shrinking pains” after merging many of their councils in an effort to increase efficiencies in running their programs. Despite its longevity, the Girls Scouts are facing uncharted territory and huge challenges ahead.

At the front end of these mergers that shrank 312 councils to 112, Girl Scouts' leadership anticipated...

by Erica McGeachy Crenshaw, President/CEO of Execute Now!

 

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Tags:  Execute Now!  Finance Fundamentals  Girl Scouts 

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Module Two of Training Series: Progressive Compensation Practices for Nonprofit Organizations

Posted By James Stodd, JT Stodd & Associates, Monday, April 29, 2013

In today’s "no margin…no mission” environment it is critically important that nonprofit organizations get the most "bang” for each dollar spent on staff compensation. 

This is achieved by rewarding and retaining those who best contribute to attaining the organization’s mission while minimizing unnecessary fixed-cost and administrative overhead. 

This new series (to be held in both Baton Rouge and New Orleans) includes three modules, each approximately 90 minutes in length, designed to cover the gamut of compensation issues challenging nonprofits today.

 

MODULE TWO: This second module in the series will focus on the foundations of Compensation Compliance (90 minutes)

In today’s world of employment, the leading cause of costly litigation is failure to ensure that pay programs are properly administered in compliance with a large set of regulatory guidelines. As such, this module will be valuable not only to senior executives and HR professionals, but to line managers and supervisors as well. In the course of this module we will cover the important distinction between employees and independent contractors, basic wage and hour compliance (including how to properly differentiate "salaried” vs. "hourly” status), and the private benefit and inurement issues unique to nonprofit organizations.

Baton Rouge, April 30, 10:30 AM

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New Orleans, May 2, 10:30 AM

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This series of three workshops will be led by James T Stodd, SPHR who is the Principal and Managing Director of JT Stodd & Associates. Jim has over 30 years of experience in designing and managing compensation programs for nonprofit organizations. His experience includes serving with leading consulting firms such as Ernst & Young, LLP and the Hay Group as well as serving as the chief human resource officer of three large nonprofit organizations where he was responsible to the CEO and the Board for all compensation and employee benefit practices.

  

 

 

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