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LANO members: New FREE CausePlanet book summary of bestselling book Give and Take by Adam Grant

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Why are givers at the top and bottom of the success ladder?

 

Ever wonder what makes some of your interactions successful and others failures? Give and Take author Adam Grant also wanted to know this answer so he spent 10 years of his life studying the professional choices of leaders from all walks of life.

 

What he found were givers, takers and matchers. Grant’s startling discovery is that givers dominate both the top and bottom of the success ladder. Grant explores compelling research that illustrates how—in spite of the risk—giving is more powerful than people believe. Grant’s book examines the special behavior that’s characteristic of the givers at the top.

 

Why does some giving leave us fatigued while other giving invigorates?

 

Perhaps because we aren’t modeling the kind of giving Grant has found to be successful. Learn more about the special behavior behind healthy giving and why it brings winning results.

 

Grant’s summary is available FREE for dues-paying (General and Associate) members thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.

 

Download these summaries and more in 3 simple steps:

 

1.     Visit www.causeplane.org.

2.     Click on “Subscriber Log-in” at the top right corner, using your email and “Password1”.

3.     Click on “Visit the Summary Library” and download any title you like.

 

Questions? Email us at Support@CausePlanet.org.

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Smaller nonprofits: Join us for an author webinar about raising major gifts in only five hours per week

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Monday, November 2, 2015

Have you asked yourself this question: “Can we run a successful major gifts effort when we’re so much smaller?”

 

Amy Eisenstein, author of Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops, can help with the nuts and bolts of a major gift program working only five hours per week.

 

Find answers to these questions and more:

  • Why should you raise major gifts for your annual fund?
  • How do you set up your nonprofit's culture to encourage major gifts from board members and donors?
  • How do you target specific prospects from whom to solicit major gifts?
  • How do you meet, cultivate and ask your prospects?
  • How do you steward donors to give increasing amounts and major gifts?

Join us!

 

Join CausePlanet founder Denise McMahan and principal and owner of Tri Point Fundraising Amy Eisenstein on Thursday, November 19, at 11:00 Central Time for an exclusive author webinar. You can ask your own questions!

Register:

LANO Members: Registration is FREE thanks to the support of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation. (Simply log in using your email address on file with LANO and “Password1”.)

 

Not a LANO Member? Guests welcome! Register here.

 

Download this book summary and other titles!

 

Thanks to the Foundation, you can download a free Page to Practice™ summary of Amy Eisenstein’s book and other titles for free!

 

Simply log in at CausePlanet’s home page (www.causeplanet.org) and enter your registered email with LANO and “Password1”. Click on “Summary Library” to see Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops and other titles.

 

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LANO members: Get a Jump on Steve Zimmerman's Keynote: Free Book Summary on The Sustainability Mindset

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Monday, October 19, 2015

Don’t forget to download the free summary of keynote speaker Steve Zimmerman’s new book on financial sustainability before the conference this week. Get a jump start on his ideas with a CausePlanet Page to Practice summary of The Sustainability Mindset, coauthored with Jeanne Bell. This book expands the ideas in his earlier book, Nonprofit Sustainability, by showing you how to:

 

·      Focus on financials and impact

·      Create and analyze your matrix map

·      Assess your impact

·      Determine your profitability

·      Define your programs

 

Members can download this free summary and others in 3 simple steps:

 

1.     Visit www.causeplanet.org.

2.     Click on “Subscriber Log-in” at the top right corner, using your email and “Password1”.

3.     Click on “Visit the Summary Library” and download any title you like.

 

Questions? Email us at Support@CausePlanet.org.

 

Steve Zimmerman’s and other summaries are available FREE for dues-paying (General and Associate) members thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.

 

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Don't miss webinar with expert and author Jeff Brooks on irresistible fundraising communications on Sept. 24

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Join expert Jeff Brooks, author of The Fundraiser’s Guide to Irresistible Communications: Real-World Field-Tested Strategies for Raising More Money, for this exclusive interview on Thursday, September 24, at 11:00 Central Time.

 

Find answers to these questions and more:

  • What kind of content should you include when asking donors for money?
  • What are some design techniques that help a donor read your communications?
  • How do you focus on donor-centric communication?

Register:

LANO Members: Registration is FREE thanks to the support of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation. (Simply log in using your email address on file with LANO and “Password1”.)

 

Not a LANO Member? Guests welcome! Register here.

 

 

Download this book summary and other titles!

 

Thanks to the Foundation, you can download a free Page to Practice™ summary of Jeff Brooks’ book and other titles for free!

 

Simply log in at CausePlanet’s home page (www.causeplanet.org) and enter your registered email with LANO and “Password1”. Click on “Summary Library” to see The Fundraiser’s Guide to Irresistible Communications and other titles.

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FREE webinar on how to make your fundraising communications irresistible

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Tuesday, August 18, 2015

LANO members:

 

How do you include stories and calls to action in your fundraising appeals? How should you adjust your writing style to really engage donors? 

 

Find answers to these questions and more when you have a chance to interview fundraising communications expert Jeff Brooks. Here are some other areas he will cover:

  • What kind of content should you include when asking donors for money?
  • What are some design techniques that help a donor read your communications?
  • How do you focus on donor-centric communication?

Join us!


Join CausePlanet founder Denise McMahan and expert Jeff Brooks, author of The Fundraiser’s Guide to Irresistible Communications: Real-World Field-Tested Strategies for Raising More Money, for this exclusive interview on Thursday, September 24, at 11:00 Central Time.

Register

Register now for this FREE webinar 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 Brooks’ 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 Fundraiser’s Guide to Irresistible Communications and other titles.

 

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Don't miss FREE author interview on July 23 on incorporating online volunteers

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Why virtual volunteering matters

The lines between onsite and online volunteers are becoming blurred. As technology and social media become completely embedded in our culture, volunteers are expecting and migrating toward more flexible opportunities. A comprehensive volunteer program includes both with similar management techniques.

Author interview

Talk to virtual volunteering expert Susan Ellis, coauthor of The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, in CausePlanet’s upcoming author interview to uncover answers to these questions:

  • Why are virtual volunteers essential to your organization?
  • How do you overcome objections to virtual volunteering?
  • How do you design virtual volunteering assignments?
  • How do you screen, interview and orient online volunteers?
  • How do you evaluate and recognize virtual volunteers?

Join us!

Join CausePlanet founder Denise McMahan and coauthor Susan Ellis for this exclusive interview on Thursday, July 23, at 11:00 Central Time.

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 new Page to Practice™ summary of Ellis and Cravens’ 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 Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook and other titles.

 

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Raising your board's and volunteers' performance

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Raising your board performance

Does your board just not get it? How do you get your board members to think as visionaries and work together? This ideal board is hard to find but can be fostered.

Cathy Trower, author of The Practitioner’s Guide to Governance as Leadership: Building High-Performing Nonprofit Boards, offers ways to cover three modes with your board: fiduciary, strategic and generative. If a board can address all these areas, it will be high-functioning and will get it.

See this free Page to Practice summary generously provided thanks to the support of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.

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 Trower’s book and other titles.

Looking at all volunteers beyond your board

Looking for ways to engage all volunteers, not just board members? We’re featuring an exciting new topic about online volunteers who help your organization at all levels.

Join CausePlanet founder Denise McMahan and Susan Ellis and Jayne Cravens, coauthors of The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook: Fully Integrating Online Service into Volunteer Involvement, for an exclusive interview on Thursday, July 23, at 11:00 Central Time. See more details and register here.

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Find out why virtual volunteers are essential to your nonprofit

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Monday, June 1, 2015

Why virtual volunteering matters

The lines between onsite and online volunteers are becoming blurred. As technology and social media become completely embedded in our culture, volunteers are expecting and migrating toward more flexible opportunities. A comprehensive volunteer program includes both with similar management techniques.

Author interview 

Talk to virtual volunteering experts Susan Ellis and Jayne Cravens, coauthors of The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, in CausePlanet’s upcoming author interview to uncover answers to these questions:

  • Why are virtual volunteers essential to your organization?
  • How do you overcome objections to virtual volunteering?
  • How do you design virtual volunteering assignments?
  • How do you screen, interview and orient online volunteers?
  • How do you evaluate and recognize virtual volunteers?

Join us!

Join CausePlanet founder Denise McMahan and coauthors Susan Ellis and Jayne Cravens for this exclusive interview on Thursday, July 23, at 11:00 Central Time. 

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 new Page to Practice™ summary of Ellis and Cravens’ 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 Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook and other titles.

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FREE author interview on how to build a donor cultivation plan to maximize your fundraising

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Thursday, April 30, 2015

LANO members:

What is your donor cultivation plan?

If that’s a tough question to answer or you need more ideas, then join us when we'll explore the topics below and more in our upcoming conversation with cultivation expert, Dr. Deborah Kaplan Polivy.

  • How can you cultivate all levels of donors and retain them?
  • What are the three goals of cultivation?
  • What is the most commonly ignored segment of donors and how can you push them forward?
  • What are the most useful personal and nonpersonal cultivation tools and how do you decide when to utilize them?
  • What kind of foundation must you build to successfully cultivate donors?

Author interview

Dr. Deborah Kaplan Polivy, author of Donor Cultivation and the Donor Lifecycle Map, can inspire you with these answers and more. She will introduce the Donor Lifecycle Map that will shift the way you cultivate donors long-term and move them toward an ultimate gift. This Map and perspective can transform your development shop into a diversified, successful fundraising operation.

Join us!

Join CausePlanet founder Denise McMahan and author Dr. Deborah Kaplan Polivy for this exclusive interview on Thursday, May 28, at 11:00 Central Time.

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 Polivy’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 Donor Cultivation and the Donor Lifecycle Map and other titles.

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LANO members: Download new free book summary to take your fundraising to the next level

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Friday, April 10, 2015

Thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, LANO members can access this new book summary and others by CausePlanet.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Solution: Powerful Revenue Strategies to Take You to the Next Level by Laurence Pagnoni with Michael Solomon

               

How can you take your fundraising to the next level? Find out what organizational conditions are inextricably linked to your success as a fundraiser. Learn some of Pagnoni’s favorite revenue strategies.

Look at:

·Climate factors, such as leadership and measurement, that can improve your fundraising

·Advanced fundraising strategies, such as challenge and matching gifts, major gifts and social media.

·When to diversify your revenue sources

·How to build a strong donor constituency from scratch

Download this summary and others in 3 simple steps:

1. Visit www.causeplanet.org.

2.Click on "Subscriber Log-in” at the top right corner, using your email and "Password1”.

3.Click on "Visit the Summary Library” and download any title you like.

Questions? Email us at Support@CausePlanet.org.

 

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