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Adult Literacy Advocates Looking for New Home

Posted By Gary Robertson, Adult Literacy Advocates, Monday, March 4, 2013

 

Adult Literacy Advocates of Greater Baton Rouge is seeking new space in downtown Baton Rouge. We are a non-profit United Way volunteer organization that has been serving community residents for 45 years.

We currently occupy about 1,400 square feet of space, which is mostly used for conducting our adult education classes. We would be interested in sharing space with another non-profit or company, or occupying our own unit. We have a budget for a lease, but we would also be happy to take any free space off your hands.

Interested members may contact our Executive Director, Gary Robertson (gary@adultliteracyadvocates.org).

 

 

 

 

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Live author interview includes free book copy on 3/6

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Thursday, February 28, 2013

Don't forget to register for our free live author interview on Wednesday, Mar 6 at 11 a.m. CST with culture expert, Michael Stallard, and author of Fired Up or Burned Out: How to Reignite Your Team's Passion, Creativity and Productivity. Stallard has generously offered a free digital copy of his book for everyone who registers for the interview. Bring questions about how to improve your nonprofit's culture to this CausePlanet interview.

Here is a sampling of some question topics we'll discuss:

· External pressures on internal culture

· Making the best of disliked tasks

· Getting from good to great on culture

· Turning around negative or resentful employees

· What to do about disconnected producers

· Managing up on good culture

 

Register for the interview and book copy here.

(at the end of the Page to Practice post in the link above).

 

by Denise McMahan

 

 

Special thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation for generously providing every LANO member with access to CausePlanet book summaries and author interviews in 2012 and 2013.

 

 

Special thanks to Michael Stallard at E Pluribus Partners for providing every author interview registrant with a free digtial copy of his book. You can find more about Stallard at www.epluribuspartners.com.

Tags:  CausePlanet  Michael Stallard  Page to Practice 

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Improve your workplace interactions by understanding temperament

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Wednesday, February 20, 2013

 

We're quick to identify the things that really annoy us about our jobs or the workplace but slow to identify why and how it impacts the teams with whom we work.

I had the opportunity to connect with one of Louisiana's own authors, Brad Dude, about this topic and the book he coauthored with Jim Harden, What Makes You Tick & What Ticks You Off. Join me in my interview with Brad about the importance of understanding temperament in the workplace...

 

 

Read more, download free business book summaries and register for our next live author interview at CausePlanet's Page to Practice blog.

 

by Denise McMahan

 

 

Special thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation for providing every LANO member with free access to CausePlanet's business book summaries and author interviews in 2013.

Tags:  CausePlanet  Page to Practice  What Makes You Tick 

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Two thriving nonprofit economies with divergent stories

Posted By Erica Crenshaw, Execute Now!, Tuesday, February 19, 2013

 

Over the past two months I couldn't help but notice the convergence of several articles reporting positively about the nonprofit sector in both Indiana and Maryland. Each state has acknowledged the significant impact the sector has on their employment rate, the local economy and their respective abilities to meet growing social needs of their residents. Despite the good news they share in common, Indiana and Maryland face different outcomes...

Read more about their outcomes in Finance Fundamentals

by Erica McGeachy Crenshaw, CEO of Execute Now!

Tags:  Execute Now!  Finance Fundamentals  Indiana  Maryland 

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Deadline Nears for CAUW CEO Position Applications

Posted By LANO Career Center, Monday, February 18, 2013

Tomorrow is the last day to apply for the top job at one of the state's most influential nonprofit organizations, the Capital Area United WayApplications will be accepted until 5:00 PM (Close of Business) on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.  

 


Please send cover letter, resume and list of references in PDF to careercenter@lano.org with subject: Capital Area United Way CEO Search.

[Full Position Description at LANO Career Center]

 


 

Position Summary: The Chief Executive Officer provides vision and strategic leadership to the Capital Area United Way (CAUW) to ensure that the vision and mission are well understood; community needs are effectively identified; and that the organizational mission is communicated consistently to staff, board members and volunteers so that they can effectively support the advancement of the CAUW mission. The CEO serves as the symbol of the organization and is committed to providing the highest quality services and sound financial operations; working in collaboration with others in the communities served; and assuring that CAUW is a recognized leader as a premier model for social change through its funding allocations and programs.

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Improving Strategy and Performance in the Nonprofit Organization

Posted By Lori Leal, Path2 Better Performance, Monday, February 18, 2013

It's not too late to take part in this workshop!

IMPROVING STRATEGY AND PERFORMANCE IN THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

1515 Poydras St., Suite 1010 (New Orleans Chamber of Commerce) New Orleans, Louisiana
Friday, February 22, 2013

Attendees will learn the fundamentals of developing a high performing nonprofit organization and will receive hands-on training, including tools that they can use to improve the performance of their organization. This workshop will focus on board governance, operational best practices and the strategic planning process.

This full day workshop is a great value and LANO members will receive 50% discount.

Learn more about this opportunity and register at http://www.b-pconsulting.com/event-registration.html.

Tags:  board governance  financial management  performance improvement  strategic planning 

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Atlanta Fed Wants to Hear from Nonprofits Working in Lower Income Communities

Posted By Matthew Mullenix, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Monday, February 11, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE: Invitation to Participate

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is looking to assess the needs and opportunities faced by nonprofit organizations working with lower income communities in the Southeast.

They are now administering a poll to collect information from nonprofit organization leaders about the current and anticipated opportunities and challenges their organizations face. 

A statement about the project from Fed staff reads:

Add your voice by taking a poll asking questions about the needs and opportunities faced by nonprofit organizations working with lower income communities in the Southeast. As a participant, you will receive project results so you can learn more about approaches others are taking to serve their communities and improve their organization's sustainability.

[Click here to take the poll]

 

The poll closes on February 26, 2013.

 

 

 

 

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What's all the fuss about culture?

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Monday, February 11, 2013

So what's all the fuss about culture? Why does promoting a good culture feel like something that can be pushed down on the priority list after board recruitment, fundraising, and filling that vacant position?

Though you can't see it, and it's even harder to describe, experts prove again and again how a healthy, toxic, or even ignored culture can make or break every aspect of your efforts—yes, that includes productivity and your bottom line.

Now that I have your attention, turn your focus to our upcoming live author interview with Michael Stallard...

Read more, register for our live author interview & download a free book summary here

 

by Denise McMahan

 

 

Special thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation for generously providing every LANO member with free access to CausePlanet author interviews and Page to Practice book summaries in 2013.

 

Tags:  Culture  Fired Up or Burned Out?  Michael Stallard 

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Nonprofits Need to Think About Succession Planning

Posted By Jeremy Hunnewell, EMH Strategy, Thursday, February 7, 2013
Updated: Thursday, February 7, 2013


Is it too early to start thinking about an exit strategy from your leadership position?

If you are nearing retirement age or looking to make a change in your career, you might wonder how you can prepare for a transition of your organization's leadership and the preservation of your important mission.

Thinking about your organization’s future does not need to be nerve-wracking.

In fact, preparing for succession, even if years away, can improve your operations today. 

Learn three basic but vital things you need to know to preserve a bright future for your organization.

Read more at The Nonprofit Strategist, EMH Strategy's LANO Member blog...

 

 

 

 

 

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Four trends will impact your financial management

Posted By Erica Crenshaw, Execute Now!, Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Many of us wish we had a crystal ball for strategic planning and financial forecasting.

Marc Chardon, CEO of nonprofit software provider Blackbaud, came close to this wish in his article last month, "Peering into the Nonprofit Crystal Ball.” He identified four key trends that will have the strongest impact on the nonprofit sector this year based on his observations and conversations with leaders in the nonprofit sector.

These trends were also formed by conducting research at Blackbaud. At Execute Now!, my staff is often in the position of helping nonprofits forecast their...

 

Read about four nonprofit trends for 2013 in Finance Fundamentals

 

by Erica McGeachy Crenshaw, CEO of Execute Now!

Tags:  Execute Now!  Finance Fundamentals  Marc Chardon 

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