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AFP Greater New Orleans Fundraising Conference

Posted By Christy Himel, AFP New Orleans Chapter, Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Make plans now to attend the

 AFP Greater New Orleans Fundraising Conference

It's an excellent and inexpensive professional development opportunity for anyone working in philanthropy. 

 

Held at Boomtown Casino, the schedule includes 19 expert-led sessions.  


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Call for Applications: The Fundraising Intensive Program

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Friday, March 4, 2016


Applications are now open for the Fundraising Intensive Program's
2016-2017 class!

Read the program description and apply!

The Fundraising Intensive Program is an eight month course that helps your nonprofit develop practical skills and raise more money.

Over the course of the program, participants meet monthly for group discussions on specific fundraising topics, receiving hands-on homework assignments designed to put skills and ideas to work.  Following the group session, each participating group receives individual coaching that helps to put those ideas into action.


Learn more here!

Topics covered during the program include:
Creating a Fundraising Plan
Telling a Powerful Story
Individual Donor Development
Major Donors
Fundraising by Mail and Email
Fundraising Events: House Parties


The course is designed so that you will learn by doing, and actively raise funds while you complete the coursework.  
Past participants report a marked increase in the funds raised during the course of the program.

If you would like to speak with someone about your organization's participation in the Fundraising Intensive Program, email info@thefundingseed.com or call (504) 307-7220
 

For a complete program description and to submit your application, click here.  To learn more about services offered by The Funding Seed, visit www.thefundingseed.com.

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Fundraising Workshop: Grantwriting for Beginners

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Monday, February 29, 2016

Grantwriting for Beginners
Tuesday, March 8
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans

Details and registration

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.  Participants will learn how to find funding opportunities, tools and tips for writing proposals, and ways to make a program competitive for repeat funding.

Attendees will receive a Certificate of Participation after completing the workshop.

Reserve your seat today!

Registration $40 per person.  Discounts available for students, AmeriCorps members, and organizations registering two or more people.

Email info@thefundingseed.com to inquire about discount codes or to reserve your space and pay at the door.  For more on workshops and other services from The Funding Seed, visit www.thefundingseed.com.

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Deepening Donor Engagement

Posted By Cory Sparks, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Friday, February 26, 2016

 

charity:water is among the most dynamic nonprofits in the world. They’ve built their success on powerful marketing—marketing that creates a relationship and turns donors into champions of their work. An example is their birthday campaign, which encourages supporters to donate their birthday. Instead of getting gifts they give them to one of their favorite causes.


The birthday campaign is one of the case studies used in a significant study of relationship fundraising conducted by the Rogare Institute at Plymouth University in the U.K. The institute is associated with the Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy and has become one of the top fundraising think tanks in the world. Their four-part study, funded in part by LANO member Bloomerang, explored the way insights from social psychology and marketing might inform fundraising. The academic researchers partnered with leading fundraisers to ensure practical applicability.


The report has three key findings:

 

1)      Fundraisers should have a clearer understanding of donorcentrism.

 

A donor-focused approach is a relationship-focused approach. Fundraisers need to think of developing an ongoing relationship from the very start. The first gift comes because a donor has been inspired by a cause. There’s an immediate opportunity to provide an exemplary donor experience. That lays the groundwork, according to marketing research, for a relationship that increases in satisfaction and trust over time and leads to increased commitment and engagement.

 

The key to this relationship is genuine two-way communication. This isn’t just talking, and it’s not listening to glean information. It’s listening for deeper understanding, particularly with major gifts donors. Fundraisers must learn what motivates the donor to give and what they value and need in their lives. When this work is done, according to social psychology and fundraising practice, it’s possible to build a profound sense of connection and shared identity. The donor can see how working to advance the organization’s mission helps them become their best selves. 

 

2)      Fundraisers should be supported by a “culture of philanthropy” in the organization—and support it.

 

The report confirms the need for staff members and board members to understand the work of fundraising and how they can be part of it. Board members, in particular, play a critical role in major gifts fundraising and engaging donors. But many staff members---from the finance office to the front line—interact with contributors on at least an occasional basis. It’s important for them to know how to make the most of those encounters. Fundraisers should invest time in those relationships as well as those with donors and board members.

 

3)      Fundraisers should be evaluated based on donor satisfaction and the lifetime value of their work in addition to more common metrics.

 

The Fundraising Effectiveness Project has shown the relevance of donor loyalty to maximizing gifts. Nonprofits lose around 70% of their contributors between the first and second gifts, and donor loss is 30% year to year—a major challenge. Fundraisers should track donor retention for their organizations as a key measure of success. This report recommends two additional measures. First, it suggests fundraisers follow the example of marketers and measure donor satisfaction in order to identify potential issues with engagement. Second, the report argues for evaluating fundraisers based on the lifetime value (LTV) of contributions. LTV the best measure of return on fundraising investment and should be a part of evaluating fundraisers. Pursuant, another funder of the research project, has a free online lifetime value calculator.

 

LANO will offer two sessions on deepening donor engagement in upcoming weeks:

 

Monday, March 7, Shreveport

Tuesday, April 12, Baton Rouge


The training will provide concrete examples of building donor relationships to maximize the return on fundraising investment.

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Don't miss your chance to be part of the 2016 LA State Combined Charitable Campaign (LA SCCC) - Applications DUE March 1, 2016!

Posted By Robin Taylor, Louisiana Association of United Ways, Tuesday, February 2, 2016

All qualifying health and human service non-profits operating within the state of Louisiana are encouraged to apply to be a participating charity. The application is available at www.lasccc.org/application  and is due by March 1, 2016. All charity applications will be reviewed and notified of eligibility no later than June 30, 2016.

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Fundraising workshop: Creating and Managing an Individual Donor Program

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Friday, January 29, 2016

Fundraising workshop: 

Creating and Managing an Individual Donor Program

Tuesday, February 16

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 Ashe Cultural Arts Center

 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans

Details and registration at www.thefundingseed.com.

 

 

Individual donors give three quarters of all private charitable donations- more than foundation grants and corporate gifts combined.

How can your nonprofit find individual donors to support your work?  What can you do to ensure that your individual donor program is as successful as possible? 


Registration $40 per person.  Discounts available for students, AmeriCorps members and organizations registering two or more people.

Attendees will receive a Certificate of Participation for completing the workshop.

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

To learn mmore about workshops and other services offered by The Funding Seed, visit www.thefundingseed.com.

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Be Part of the 2016 Louisiana State Combined Charitable Campaign! Deadline - March 1, 2016

Posted By Robin Taylor, Louisiana Association of United Ways, Friday, January 8, 2016

This past year, employees of the State of Louisiana generated more than $237,000 through the 2015 LA SCCC campaign. 67 participating nonprofit organizations are anticipated to receive donations through this statewide effort.

 

Louisiana is already gearing up for the 2016 State Combined Charitable Campaign!  Once again, state employees will be given the opportunity to contribute, through payroll deduction, to approved health and human service non-profit organizations. The Louisiana Association of United Ways will continue to serve as the Principal Combined Fundraising Organization (PCFO) and will be working in coordination with the Office of State Uniform Payroll (OSUP).

 

All qualifying health and human service non-profits operating within the state of Louisiana are encouraged to apply to be a participating charity. The application is available at www.lasccc.org/application and is due by March 1, 2016. All charity applications will be reviewed and notified of eligibility no later than June 30, 2016.

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Nonprofit workshop: Creating a Powerful Fundraising Plan

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Monday, January 4, 2016

January nonprofit workshop:
Creating a Powerful Fundraising Plan
Tuesday, January 12
2:00-5:00 p.m.
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans
Details and registration


Start the new year right with a powerful fundraising plan!


What would happen at your organization if you never had to worry about your funding?  If you knew how much you needed to raise, and how you were going to raise it?


This workshop will help you make that a reality.  You'll learn ways to assess your resources, to set fundraising goals, and to create a calendar that will keep you on track.  Participants will receive tools they can take back to their organizations and put to work immediately.  

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

Click to register


Registration $40.  Discounts available for students, AmeriCorps members and organizations registering two or more people.


For questions, to inquire about discount codes, or to reserve your seat and pay at the door, email info@thefundingseed.com.  For more on workshops and other services, visit www.thefundingseed.com.

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Nonprofit Workshop: Grantwriting for Beginners

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Monday, November 23, 2015

Nonprofit Workshop:
Grantwriting for Beginners
Thursday, December 10, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans

 

Details and registration 

 

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.  Participants will learn how to find funding opportunities, tools and tips for writing proposals and ways to make a program competitive for repeat funding.


Attendees will receive a Certificate of Participation after completing the workshop.


Registration $35 per person.  Discounts available for students, AmeriCorps members and organizations registering two or more people.


Email info@thefundingseed.com to inquire about discount codes or to reserve your space and pay at the door.  For more on workshops and other services offered by The Funding Seed, visit www.thefundingseed.com.

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Successful Grant Writing Workshop - Slidell, LA

Posted By David Kiviaho, kiisa Corporation, Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Successful Grant Writing - 1.2 CEU'S - Slidell, LA - Northshore Harbor Center

 

Click this link to Register and/or Review Course Outline

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Instructors: Seasoned Grant Writers - Sharon Sandifer, M.Ed & David Kiviaho

Interactive Grants Seminar provided by LSU Continuing Education and kiisa corporation
 
December 1st and 2nd
Must Register to Attend
Register Early as Course Fills Quickly! DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS NOON ON NOVEMBER 17, 2015


 

  •  Relevant, Informative, Highly Rated!
  •  Targets Any Level of Grant Writer
  •  Phenomenal Workshop!


Laser Focused, Newest Information on Writing Grant Narrative, Goals and Objectives, Outcomes, Budgets, and more. 

As a corporate organization of the Louisiana Association of Non Profit Organizations (LANO), kiisa corporation provides a unique grant writing experience that explores all areas of grant writing. We help the writer to learn how to prepare stellar narratives, comprehensive budgets, develop proper evaluations, understand IRS requirements, identify funders, develop meaningful funder relationships, and much more.


New Data: Expert to Speak to Successful Grant Writing Participants on Frequently Asked Questions of the Funder. 

New Data: Listing of funders ready to provide dollars to non-profits, community groups, municipalities, faith-based organizations, and academia.

New Data: Techniques on Writing the Winning Narrative, Goals and Objectives, Outcomes, and Budget. 


New Data: Latest Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requirements. 990’s and Financial Audit Requirements.

New Data: Latest Giving Trends…From Wall Street to Your Street


New Data: Latest Data Management Resources for narrative citations. Exploration of where to find data to reinforce the need for your funding request.

Instruction Provided By:  

            

                                                                         Sharon Sandifer, M.Ed                      David Kiviaho



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