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LANO members: Download two new FREE book summaries

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

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

1.   Fail Better: Design Smart Mistakes and Succeed Sooner by Anjali Sastry and Kara Penn

Everyone fails but how can you fail better so you prepare for failures and learn from them more efficiently? Find out more from this new summary.

2.   With Charity for All: Why Charities Are Failing and a Better Way to Give by Ken Stern

Where does the nonprofit sector most need improvement and how can you increase your impact? Ken Stern, former CEO of National Public Radio, gives invaluable insights for you.

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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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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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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LANO members: Download the latest free book summary about clearing up blurred lines between staff and board

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

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

Board and staff roles often become blurred, resulting in confusion and micro-managing. Author Jean Block has cleared up the murky division of labor between board and staff in The Invisible Yellow Line. She will help you create a space for improved communication and efficient use of volunteer and staff time.

Here are some highlights:

·       Ways to define and establish clear lines between board governance and management of the day-to-day operations

·       Ways to communicate with the staff, board and leaders in a well-defined, healthy way

·       Key responsibility lists in areas such as governance, management, finances, orientation, recruitment and planning  

Download this summary and hundreds of 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.

Jean Block’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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LANO members: Don't miss FREE author interview on branding coming up Jan. 29

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Jeff Brooks, author of The Money-Raising Nonprofit Brand: Motivating Donors to Give, Give Happily, and Keep on Giving, will be talking to us in a live author interview next Thursday, Jan. 29, at 11:00 Central Time.

Join CausePlanet founder Denise McMahan and Jeff Brooks at a webinar interview at your desk.

In this interview we will highlight:

  • the seven elements of a fundraising offer
  • the five elements that strengthen a fundraising offer
  • a powerful fundraising icon or image
  • the hallmarks of donor-focused communications
  • the structure and culture of a donor-focused nonprofit.

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 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 Money-Raising Nonprofit Brand and over 100 other titles.

 

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LANO members: FREE author interview on The Money-Raising Nonprofit Brand

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Wednesday, January 7, 2015

   

LANO members:

How do you connect your donors to your brand in order to most effectively raise money?

Corporate branding won't help because it's tied to abstractions.

Nonprofit brands must connect donors with a gritty reality.

Jeff Brooks, author of The Money-Raising Nonprofit Brand: Motivating Donors to Give, Give Happily, and Keep on Giving, has some answers.

Author interview

Join CausePlanet founder Denise McMahan and Jeff Brooks Thursday, January 29, at 11:00 Central Time at a webinar interview at your desk.

In this interview we will highlight:

  • the seven elements of a fundraising offer
  • the five elements that strengthen a fundraising offer
  • a powerful fundraising icon or image
  • the hallmarks of donor-focused communications
  • the structure and culture of a donor-focused nonprofit

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 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 Money-Raising Nonprofit Brand and over 100 other titles.

 

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LANO members: New CausePlanet book summary on how to market more effectively with Brainfluence

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Wednesday, December 10, 2014

As nonprofits, you’re expected to do more with less. Marketing is an especially challenging area. Author Roger Dooley of Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing gives you creative ways to implement smarter marketing that doesn’t have to cost more.

The research

Leading scientists who focus on brain activity say 95 percent of all thoughts, emotions and learning happen before we are aware of them. But, according to Dooley, most marketing efforts bypass the immense subconscious and instead target the rational conscious mind. He applies brain and behavior research to give you creative methods to market to your clients and constituents and not just to five percent of their brains.

Highlights

Here are a few brainfluence areas Dooley covers:

·      Pricing products and services

·      Incorporating sensory features into your message

·      Maximizing your brand

·      Leveraging smart copy and pictures

·      Recognizing gender differences in your content

·      Using your web presence effectively

Download this summary and others in 3 simple steps:

1.     Visit www.causeplanet.org.

2.     Log in 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.

Brainfluence 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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LANO members: Announcing 2 new FREE CausePlanet book summaries

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Meetings:
 
Are your meetings less than inspiring?
 
Authors Dick and Emily Axelrod in Let’s Stop Meeting Like This: Tools to Save Time and Get More Done offer the Meeting Canoe™ to help structure more meaningful, effective meetings at all levels.
 
The Meeting Canoe™ covers these steps:
 
·       Welcome
·       Connect
·       Discover
·       Elicit
·       Decide
·       Attend
 
Consulting:
 
If you’re considering using a consultant or becoming one, find lessons from 26 different consultants in The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook. In this one-of-a-kind book, instead of 50 lunches with fellow consultants, you can gain the insights from this one book on how to run a consulting business, market yourself, address the unexpected, rejuvenate yourself and more.
 
These summaries are 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.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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LANO members: FREE webinar on November 20 about how talent (not money) will transform your organization

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Discover another way to leverage your budget from the abundance movement:

Don’t miss this chance to talk to coauthor Lynda Gerty of The Abundant Not-for-Profit: How Talent (Not Money) Will Transform Your Organization.

Tapping talent

Gerty will discuss how to utilize “knowledge philanthropists,” highly skilled volunteers, to meet your mission without dipping into your budget more. Every nonprofit has people waiting to help with their expertise. You need a way to find them and match them with your needs. Tune into this free interview, thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.

Register

Register now for Gerty’s interview on Thursday, November 20, at 11:00 a.m. Central Time. Join us at your desk.

LANO members can download the free book summary

See the Page to Practice summary of Gerty’s book and other titles by taking these steps:

1.     Log in at the top right corner of CausePlanet’s home page (www.causeplanet.org) with your registered email with LANO and “Password1”.

2.     Click on “Summary Library” to see all the titles you want.

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LANO members: New FREE CausePlanet book summary on membership

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Monday, September 15, 2014
Managing a successful membership-based organization today is a multi-faceted undertaking. It requires communicating your unique benefits and differentiating yourself from other organizations.

Author Sheri Jacobs covers everything involved with attracting, recruiting and retaining members in her book, The Art of Membership.

Here are some highlights:

·      How to define and sell your benefits

·      How to define and rank your members

·      How to be the solution to your members’ problems

·      How to engage and onboard your new members

Download this summary and hundreds of 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.

Sheri Jacobs' 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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