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LANO members: Gather solutions for your most pressing board issues with Bill Mott

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Thursday, September 4, 2014

Would you like to hear how consultant and author Bill Mott deals with some of the most pressing board issues? Join us on September 24 as we continue our author interview series sponsored by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.

In our Q & A format, we’ll cover:

 

·      ripple effects of recruitment

·      board bullies and trust issues

·      executive sessions

·      getting your board and CEO working together

·      transitioning and onboarding chairs

·      CEO and board evaluations

 

Author interview

If you’re experiencing any of these pressing issues or would like to improve your board practices, don’t miss CausePlanet’s author interview with Bill Mott, author of The Board Game and Super Boards. He will bring his in-depth knowledge to the webinar table and discuss case studies surrounding these topics and more. Your own questions are also welcome!

Join CausePlanet founder Denise McMahan and Bill Mott Wednesday, September 24, at 11:00 Central Time. 

Register

Register now for this FREE interview for all LANO members and friends. This workshop is generously provided thanks to the support of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.


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LANO members: New FREE book summary on how to sell your cause

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Monday, August 4, 2014


Every nonprofit is in the business of persuading others or selling its cause. But, do you know what it really takes to move others? Because clients and constituents have access to more information at their fingertips, they have the power. Sales techniques have radically changed. Are you up-to-date?

Do you know how to:

1.     Problem-find vs. problem-solve?

2.     Become more attune with your clients?

3.     Use 6 new pitches?

4.     Improvise based on your clients’ goals/needs?

5.     Make your "selling” purposeful and personal?

Dan Pink, author of To Sell Is Human, CausePlanet’s new book summary, gives you all these practical tips and more.

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.

Dan Pink’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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Check out CausePlanet's new book summary: The Money-Raising Nonprofit Brand

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Tuesday, July 15, 2014

 

Fundraising and marketing should go together hand-in-hand, asserts author Jeff Brooks. How can you blend them effectively?

Peruse our new Page to Practice™ summary of Jeff Brooks' book, The Money-Raising Nonprofit Brand.

It covers how to:

Discover why branding efforts often fail nonprofits and why commercial-style branding can damage an organization.
Learn how to connect your cause with potential donors and bring your brand to life.
Apply seven essential elements of a successful fundraising call to action that will motivate donors to give.
Use imagery that reminds donors why they care about you and communication strategies that set you apart from other causes.



To access the book summaries:

1. Log in at www.CausePlanet.org on the left panel, using your email address on file with LANO and "Password1".

2. Click on the "Summary Library" tab and download any title you like.

3. Questions? Email us at Support@CausePlanet.org.


This and other summaries are available FREE for dues-paying members thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.


        

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Exclusive FREE Fundraising Workshop Coming Up!

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Monday, June 16, 2014
Would you like the words "predictable, consistent and measurable" to describe your fundraising results?

Ellen Bristol, author of Fundraising the SMART Way™, is providing a special workshop webinar at your desktop on Thursday, July 10, to give you techniques to meet these descriptors.

Techniques include:
  • Ideal-funder profile and Scorecard to rank donors
  • Donor Moves
  • Pipeline targets
  • Consistent metrics

Register now for this FREE workshop for all LANO members and Friends. (The link requires LANO network sign-in to register.) This workshop is FREE thanks to the generous support of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.

See CausePlanet's book summary of Fundraising the SMART Way™ for more information. This and over 100 other summaries are FREE for LANO's General and Associate (dues-paying) members, again thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.

Follow these steps to download book summaries:

1. Log in at www.CausePlanet.org on the left panel, using your email address on file with LANO and "Password1".

2. Click on the "Summary Library" tab and download any title you like.

3. Questions? Email us at Support@CausePlanet.org.

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Fundraising workshop you can't miss!

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Ellen Bristol, author of Fundraising the SMART Way™: Predictable, Consistent Growth for Your Charity + Website, is offering an exclusive FREE workshop on Thursday, July 10, at 11 a.m. CDT.

It's a webinar from your desktop that will cover such topics as:
  • establishing consistent metrics for your fundraising process
  • creating an ideal-funder profile and Scorecard to assess which funders are worth your time
  • setting pipeline targets
  • tracking donor actions--not fundraiser actions.

Register now to learn about Bristol's revolutionary performance-based techniques for fundraising. (All LANO Members and Friends are invited; link requires LANO network sign-in to register.)

Also, see CausePlanet's
book summary of Bristol's book and our new summary of Mott's Super Boards. These and over 100 other summaries are available FREE for LANO's General and Associate (dues-paying) members.

Follow these steps to download these titles and more than 100 other summaries:

1. Log in at www.CausePlanet.org on the left panel, using your email address on file with LANO and "Password1".

2. Click on the "Summary Library" tab and download any title you like.

3. Questions? Email us at Support@CausePlanet.org.

Both the workshop and Page to Practice™ summaries are available FREE thanks to the generous support of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.

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New Page to Practice Workshop and Summary

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Sunday, May 18, 2014

Not quite an interview

New author interview from CausePlanet? Not quite. Our next webinar is a workshop on how to transform your fundraising plan with groundbreaking metrics and management tools
.

Join us for a special webinar workshop with Ellen Bristol, author of Fundraising the SMART Way™: Predictable, Consistent Income Growth for Your Charity + Website, on Thursday, July 10, at 11:00 a.m. Central Time. (All LANO Members and Friends are invited; link requires LANO network sign-in to register.)

New CausePlanet book summary

See more about Ellen Bristol's strategies in the new
Page to Practice™ summaryof her book, available FREE for LANO's General and Associate (dues-paying) members.

Follow these steps to download this new title and more than 100 other summaries:

1. Log in at
www.CausePlanet.orgon the left panel, using your email address on file with LANO and "Password1".
2. Click on the "Summary Library" tab and download any title you like.
3. Questions? Email us at
Support@CausePlanet.org.

This workshop and the new Page to Practice™ summary of Ellen Bristol's book are available FREE thanks to the generous support of theBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.

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Last chance to register for interview about branding framework

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Monday, May 5, 2014

You can't let your brand lie dormant any longer. Revolutionize your brand to reflect your mission with a groundbreaking book on nonprofit brands based on two years of research supported by the Rockefeller Foundation.

You get the opportunity to talk to the authors of this book, The Brand Idea, in a
FREE author interview thanks to the generous support of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.

Register now for CausePlanet's interview this Wednesday, May 7, at 11:00 with Nathalie Laidler-Kylander and Julia Shepard Stenzel to learn about their IDEA framework.

Download the Page to Practice™ summary of The Brand Idea and more than 100 other summaries by following these steps:

1. Log in at www.CausePlanet.org on the left panel, using your email address on file with LANO and "Password1".

2. Click on the "Summary Library" tab and download any title you like.

3. Questions? Email us at Support@CausePlanet.org.

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Don't forget to register for branding interview and new book summary available

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Sunday, April 27, 2014
Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014
CausePlanet May 7 author interview:

How do you manage your brand more effectively as not just a fundraising/marketing tool but as the messenger for your mission?

Talk to authors Julia Shepard Stenzel and Nathalie Laidler-Kylander to discover their new Brand IDEA framework on May 7 at 11:00 Central Time.
Register now for this CausePlanet author interview webinar at your desk. (All LANO Members and Friends are invited: link requires LANO network sign-in to register.)

New CausePlanet book summary:

Also check out CausePlanet's newly posted
Page to Practice™ summary of Austin and Seitanidi's book, Creating Value in Nonprofit-Business Collaborations, to learn how to leverage more value in your partnerships.

It's available FREE for LANO's General and Associate (dues-paying) members thanks to the
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.

Follow these steps to download this new title and more than 100 other summaries:

  1. Log in at www.CausePlanet.org on the left panel, using your email address on file with LANO and "Password1".
  2. Click on the "Summary Library" tab and download any title you like.
  3. Questions? Email us at Support@CausePlanet.org.

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New FREE CausePlanet Book Summary and Accompanying Interview

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Check out CausePlanet's new Page to Practice™ book summary to revolutionize your brand: The Brand IDEA.

 It's available FREE for LANO's General and Associate (dues-paying) members thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.

Follow these steps to download The Brand Idea and more than 100 other summaries:


1. Log in at www.CausePlanet.org on the left panel, using your email address on file with LANO and "Password1".

2. Click on the "Summary Library" tab and download any title you like.

3. Questions? Email us at Support@CausePlanet.org.

 

And an interview with the authors of The Brand Idea to boot:

Join CausePlanet to discuss a new nonprofit brand framework with authors Nathalie Laidler-Kylander and Julia Shepard Stenzel on May 7 at 11:00 Central Time.
REGISTER NOW for this author interview webinar at your desk. (All LANO Members and Friends are invited: link requires LANO network sign-in to register.)

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Down to the wire with Joe Waters and new FREE book summary available

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Monday, March 24, 2014

Don't miss your opportunity to talk to Joe Waters, author of Fundraising with Businesses: 40 New and Improved Strategies for Nonprofits, this Thursday, March 27.

Register now for this author interview webinar at your desk. (All LANO Members and Friends are invited; link requires LANO network sign-in to register.)

New CausePlanet Page to Practice™ book summary available for FREE: The Nonprofit Leadership Transition and Development Guide.

Initiate or revisit your succession plan and leadership development with author Tom Adams' expertise. Thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, LANO's General and Associate (dues-paying) members can download this summary and others for FREE at CausePlanet.

Follow these steps to download:

1. Log in at www.CausePlanet.org on the left panel, using your email address on file with LANO and "Password1".

2. Click on the "Summary Library" tab and download any title you like.

3. Questions? Email us at
Support@CausePlanet.org.

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