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What grade does your board earn in fundraising?

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Tuesday, October 30, 2012

More than 73 percent of the United States' charitable giving in 2010 came from individuals, according to Giving USA 2011. When coupled with BoardSource's report that asserts fundraising is the area most in need of improvement, nonprofit leaders can't afford to ignore this challenge any longer. In fact, when nonprofit CEOs were asked by BoardSource to rate board performance on a report card ...

 

Download a FREE Page to Practice book summary of A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members and register for our next live author interview on this topic.

 

Special thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation for providing all LANO members with FREE access to CausePlanet's Page to Practice book summary library and live author interviews.

 

 

 

 

 

by Denise McMahan, Founder/Publisher, CausePlanet

Tags:  boards  CausePlanet  fundraising  Page to Practice 

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Nonprofit workshop: Grantwriting for Beginners

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Monday, October 29, 2012
Nonprofit workshop: Grantwriting for Beginners!
Thursday, November 8
4:00-6:30 p.m.
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Details & registration at thefundingseed.com.

Are you involved with a non-profit?  
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.

Attendees will receive a certificate of participation for completing the workshop.
 
Registration $35 per person.  Discounts available for students and organizations registering two or more people.
 
Register online at thefundingseed.com.  Email info@thefundingseed.com to inquire about discount codes or to reserve your space and pay at the door.

Tags:  Community Foundations  development  donations  donors  fund  fund development  fund raising  funding  fundraiser  Fundraising  funds  grant  grant writing  grants  grantwriting  louisiana  New Orleans  nonprofit  non-profits  workshop  workshop. grants 

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Networking Night at Loyola Internship Fair

Posted By Valerie J. Andrews, Monday, October 29, 2012

Join Loyola’s School of Mass Communication and WWL-TV for the 2012 annual internship fair

NETWORKING NIGHT AT LOYOLA


Studio A/4th floor, Communications/Music Complex
Loyola University New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Ave. (corner of St. Charles and Calhoun)

Tuesday, Nov. 13  6:30-8:00 p.m.
Set up opens at 6:00 p.m.
Cocktail reception for participating organizations following at 8:00 p.m. in the SMC conference room C/M 332

Spaces are very limited.  To reserve yours, request a reservation form from smcrfp@loyno.edu.

Completed forms and checks for $25 will reserve your organization a space.

You will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your reservation with confirmation of your space. Spaces are allocated on a first come-first served basis.

*Proceeds benefit student development projects.

Watch for details at http://css.loyno.edu/masscomm

Questions about Networking Night at Loyola?

Email smcrfp@loyno.edu or call 504-865-3427.

Valerie J. Andrews, M.J., Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Networking Night at Loyola

Tags:  internships 

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Nonprofit Finance Fund survey points to boards and funders

Posted By Erica Crenshaw, Execute Now!, Tuesday, October 23, 2012

 

More than 4,000 nonprofits responded to the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) survey this spring about their financial affairs and the results were incredibly disheartening. NFF President and CEO Antony Bugg-Levine called the nonprofit sector "a system increasingly under pressure and one that will crack.” Only 43 percent of nonprofits have ...

Read more at the Finance Fundamentals blog

 

by Erica McGeachy Crenshaw, Execute Now!

Tags:  Alice Korngold  Execute Now!  Finance Fundamentals  Nonprofit Finance Fund 

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LANO members - Webinar: Maximum Media Exposure for Nonprofits 11/7

Posted By Debby Roth-Bush, Greater Giving, Thursday, October 18, 2012

11/07/2012 - Webinar notice

Get your message out to the masses via TV, radio, print and social media
Many nonprofits today communicate their message by only using their in-house website, social media sites, emails and newsletters- thinking that other media outlets are out-of-reach or too expensive. However, the most successful and well-known nonprofits understand what the media is like today, and create relationships with them to effectively get their message out to the masses at little or no cost.

At this webinar, you will learn how to:Broadcast yourself and get free advertising.Create relationships with the media.Understand what the media is like today.Develop an attention-grabbing press release.Be pro-active with video coverage of your event.

Speaker
Bill Menish, Benefit Auctioneer Specialist, of Bill Menish Auctioneers brings a very unique skill set to his auctions. As a former broadcast journalist of almost 20 years, Bill was awarded 15 Emmy’s, the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award and 2 Golden Mike Awards. Bill honed his craft, becoming just the 67th person to receive the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist Designation through the National Auctioneers Association (NAA). In addition, Bill has earned the most distinguished accreditation an Auctioneer can earn; the Certified Auctioneer Institute designation (CAI). Bill has also earned the Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate designation (AARE).
Disneyland turned to Bill Menish to conduct their D23 Auction, selling 50 items from the Disney Vault. Bill has also been the featured auctioneer on nationally televised auctions such as CBS-TV’s Celebrity Skifest, The Kathy Hilton Wishing Tree Auction, Battlestar Galactica Props Auction for Universal Studios and Propworx, and The Art by Animals Auction, benefiting the nation’s zoos and aquariums.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
11-12 p.m. Central

Cost: Complimentary To register, visit http://www.greatergiving.com/about-us/events-calendar/webinar-maximum-media-exposure-for-nonprofits.aspx.

When you register, you will receive an Outlook invitation containing an audio PIN that is unique to you. If you forward that invitation to a colleague, they will not be able to access the video portion of the webinar. To invite colleagues to attend the webinar, forward this email, so a unique audio PIN can be assigned to each registrant.

Tags:  education  Fundraising 

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LANO Members: Download the latest free book summary about board fundraising

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Thursday, October 18, 2012

Raising more money in an extremely competitive environment means tapping every resource you have, beginning with your board members.

A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members is the most comprehensive guide for best practices in fundraising and the involvement of board members we've recommended to date. Author Julia Walker covers all levels of fundraising, real world examples, tips and techniques for the browser and the engagement of board members throughout ...

 

Download the latest free book summary about board fundraising at CausePlanet's Page to Practice blog

 

Special thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation for providing every LANO member with access to CausePlanet's Page to Practice summary library, author interviews and archives during 2012.

 

Tags:  boards  CausePlanet  fundraising  Julia Walker  Page to Practice 

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LaSTEM GCP Kick-Off & Design Squad Nation Conference

Posted By NM2C, LLC, Thursday, October 11, 2012

Boosting Girls’ Interest in STEM: Louisiana STEM Girls Collaborative Project Kick-Off Conference with PBS’ Design Squad Nation

October 27, 2012

9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Baton Rouge, LA


The newly formed Louisiana Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Girls Collaborative Project (LaSTEM GCP) offers the chance for all those committed to informing, motivating and inspiring girls in the state of Louisiana to pursue careers in STEM to come together to share exemplary practices, develop new collaborations, and share resources. The economic future of Louisiana is tied to increased participation of all students in careers that rely on STEM skills and competencies.

All informal educators, after-school providers,school administrators, engineers, technical professionals, business partners, members of professional organizations, K-12 educators, and university staff are encouraged to join us!

In addition, the LaSTEM GCP and the Emmy award-winning PBS’ Design Squad Nation will host a hands-on breakout session to discuss how together we can boost girls’ interest in engineering using multimedia resources and activities from PBS’ Design Squad Nation. When participants leave the training, they will have a clear sense of purpose and several collaborative opportunities penciled into their calendar – and the resources to inspire girls’ interest! 

Travel scholarships are available to a limited number of participants. Contact Lou Papai at lpapai@sciport.org for more information.

[To register and for more information]

(Posted by NM2C, LLC on behalf of the Louisiana STEM Girls Collaborative Project)

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Tags:  education  math  science  technology  youth 

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Nonprofit Folds, Offers Furniture for Sale to Other Nonprofits

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, October 10, 2012


The nonprofit K-Bar-B Youth Home's residential program closed it's doors in May, 2012 after almost 40 years of service. They now wish to sell a vehicle, furniture, office supplies, and otjher items, and they invite nonprofit organizations to purchase inventory before they offer it to the general public.

Please contact Donna for appointment at office number (985) 641-1425 or cell (985) 445-3142.

A sample of items available for sale:

• 2009 Kia Sedona Van
• Office furniture including conference tables
• Office equipment
• Office supplies
• Lockers
• Art supplies
• Hygiene supplies
• School supplies
• Library of books
• Bedroom furniture (beds, bunk beds, dressers, desks, nightstands)
• Kitchen ware (utensils, dishes, glasses, cups)
• Small kitchen appliances, (toasters, coffee pots, microwaves, etc)
• Cafeteria equipment
• Electronics (TVs, DVD players, VCR players)
• Living room furnishing (couches, coffee tables)
• Home and Holiday Decorations
• Misc. items (trash cans, clocks, water coolers)
• Linen (sheets, towels, pillows, pillow cases, comforters, etc.)

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Financial factors a strong board embodies

Posted By Erica Crenshaw, Execute Now!, Tuesday, October 9, 2012

 

A recent article by governance guru and author of Leveraging Good Will Alice Korngold had me nodding my head vigorously. "The Role of the Nonprofit Board: Four Essential Factors for Effective Governance” is an essential reminder for nonprofit leaders and board members of the important relationship between executive director and board as well as their linked responsibility in moving the organization forward rather than maintaining the status quo. Korngold discusses the following four factors for superior governance...

 

Read about the four factors at Finance Fundamentals

 

by Erica McGeachy Crenshaw, Execute Now!

Tags:  Alice Korngold  Execute Now!  Finance Fundamentals 

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Nonprofit fundraising workshop: Major Donor Development 101

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Friday, October 5, 2012
Nonprofit fundraising workshop:

Major Donor Development 101

Thursday, October 18
4:00-6:30pm
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans
Details & registration at thefundingseed.com.


Asking someone for a large donation can make a huge difference for your nonprofit- and it can also be scary!
 
This workshop covers the basics of major donor development: how to identify your donors, ways to build strong relationships with prospects, and what to say (and not say!) when asking for a big donation. 

Attendees will receive a certificate of participation for completing the workshop.

Discounts available for students and for organizations registering two or more people.

Register online at thefundingseed.com.  For questions, to inquire about discount codes or to reserve your space and pay at the door, email info@thefundingseed.com.

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