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Nonprofit Fundraising 101 - SPECIAL LANO DISCOUNT!

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND ENTER CODE LANO2018 FOR 15% OFF

 

Nonprofit Fundraising 101

Thursday, May 17, 1:30 - 4:30pm
Ashe Power House Teater
1731 Baronne St.
New Orleans, LA 70113

Every nonprofit needs to know the options for how it will raise money. This workshop will give you the essential background you need in order to keep your work well-funded.

Participants will learn:
Where nonprofits get their funding.
Why your nonprofit might choose to prioritize fundraising from grants, individual donors, events, and other sources.
What it means to make your funding sustainable.
The difference between restricted and unrestricted funding.
The Donor Cultivation Cycle- the framework for identifying and building relationships with your donors and funders.

This workshop is ideal for both for those new to the fundraising and nonprofit world and for those with some experience in fund development.

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

Participants will receive a Certificate of Participation for completing the workshop.\

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For more on services offered by The Funding Seed, visit www.thefundingseed.com. To reserve your space and pay at the door, or for any questions, please email info@thefundingseed.com.

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Join the Fundraising Intensive class of 2019!

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The Funding Seed's Fundraising Intensive Program is an eight month course that gives you tools to raise funds for your nonprofit.  Through a combination of group learning and one-on-one coaching, participants learn best practices and practical skills related to a range of fundraising activities.

 

Over the course of the program, the nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteers involved will learn about:
Fundraising Planning
Telling Your Story
Individual Donor Development
Major Donor Development
Fundraising Events: House Parties
Fundraising by Mail and Email

Each month, participants come together for a group learning session facilitated by The Funding Seed and dedicated to a scheduled fundraising topic.  Group members engage in discussion, share ideas, learn industry best practices, and receive practical tools and homework assignments related to that topic.  Following the session, each nonprofit receives 90 minutes of in-person, individual coaching with The Funding Seed focused on implementing those tools, plus an additional 30-minute private check-in call.  By joining in both a group learning session and supportive individual coaching, participants have the opportunity to receive well-rounded training that makes real change at their own nonprofits.

The program is designed to allow participants to raise money as they go.  For example, during the month dedicated to fundraising by mail and email, class members write real fundraising appeals for their organizations.  As a result, nonprofits that participate in the program learn how to make their fundraising successful for the long term while also raising immediate funds.

Following completion of the program, participants receive their Certificate of Graduation.

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

 

Participation is limited and applications are required.  If you are interested in joining The Funding Seed's Fundraising Intensive Program for its 2018-2019 class, please click the button above and complete the following application by Friday, May 11 at 5:00 p.m.  For questions, please call (504) 307-7220 or email info@thefundingseed.com. For more information on The Funding Seed's other offerings, please visit www.thefundingseed.com 

 

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Creating a Powerful Fundraising Plan

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Thursday, February 8, 2018

Creating a Powerful Fundraising Plan
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Ashe Power House Theater
1731 Baronne St. New Orleans 70113


Grow your nonprofit's capacity 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.


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

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For questions, to inquire about discount codes or to reserve your seat and pay at the door, email info@thefundingseed.com. Visit thefundingseed.com to learn more about the Funding Seed's other offerings!

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Free webinar: Pressure reduction: the key to better performance and helping your staff

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Saturday, July 23, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, August 23, 2016

“Nobody performs better under pressure. Regardless of the task, pressure ruthlessly diminishes our judgment, decision making, attention, dexterity and performance in every professional and personal arena.

How do you reduce your pressure? How do you alleviate your staff’s pressure so they can focus and perform?

Nonprofit pressure


Leaders in the nonprofit sector are no strangers to feeling the pressure of furthering a mission with lean resources and limited staff. After learning more about Hank Weisinger’s, author of Performing Under Pressure, conclusive research, you can’t help but realize that pressure management should be a baseline competency for every leader.

 

Webinar with Hank Weisinger, PhD.

 

Join CausePlanet founder Denise McMahan and Hank Weisinger Thursday, September 29, at 11:00 Central Time at a webinar interview at your desk.

 

Weisinger will touch on the following topics:

 

  • How is pressure different than stress?
  • What are some myths about pressure?
  • What are some pressure traps?
  • What are some short-term and long-term strategies to alleviate pressure?

 

Register

 

Register now for this FREE interview for all LANO members. (The link requires LANO network sign-in to register.)

 

See more

 

See more with the Page to Practice™ summary of Weisinger’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 Performing Under Pressure and more titles.

 

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Last chance to register for webinar on developing your Asking Rights

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Friday, July 8, 2016

Don't miss your chance to register for our FREE author webinar on Wednesday, July 13.

 

How can you attract investors to your nonprofit? How can you appeal to donors with more than emotional appeals?

 

Join CausePlanet founder Denise McMahan and Tom Ralser Wednesday, July 13, at 11:00 Central Time at a webinar interview at your desk.

 

Ralser will touch on the following topics:

  • How is an investor different in his approach to your organization?
  • How can you appeal both to higher-level investors and smaller donors?
  • How do you establish your Asking Rights?
  • How do you use your Asking Rights to attract investors?

Register

 

Register now for this FREE interview for all LANO members. (The link requires LANO network sign-in to register.)

 

See more

 

See more with the Page to Practice™ summary of Ralser’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 Asking Rights and more titles.

 

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LANO members: Don't miss FREE webinar on how to raise more money with Asking Rights

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Monday, June 27, 2016

How can you sustain your nonprofit through more than emotional appeals? 

Higher-level donors (investors) are more interested in outcomes and investing over time in nonprofits. Tom Ralser, author of Asking Rights: Why Some Nonprofits Get Funded (and Some Don't), shows you how using emotional appeals exclusively is no longer enough. He guides you through the process of developing your Asking Rights to convince investors to fund you for a more sustainable future.

Webinar with Tom Ralser

Join CausePlanet founder Denise McMahan and Tom Ralser Wednesday, July 13, at 11:00 Central Time at a webinar interview at your desk.

 

Ralser will touch on the following topics:

  • How is an investor different in his approach to your organization?
  • How can you appeal both to higher-level investors and smaller donors?
  • How do you establish your Asking Rights?
  • How do you use your Asking Rights to attract investors?

 Register

 

Register now for this FREE interview for all LANO members. (The link requires LANO network sign-in to register.)

 

See more

 

See more with the Page to Practice™ summary of Ralser’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 Asking Rights and more titles.

 

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Convince funders to support you by developing your Asking Rights

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Wednesday, June 1, 2016

How do you reach higher-level investors to sustain your nonprofit?

What if emotional appeals aren't enough? How can you get funders to truly invest in your nonprofit for the long-term? 

Tom Ralser, after spending more than two decades working in and with nonprofits, witnessed the nearly exclusive use of emotional appeals.

 

But now times have changed.  

 

Higher-level donors (investors) are more interested in outcomes and investing over time in nonprofits. In Ralser's book, Asking Rights: Why Some Nonprofits Get Funded (and Some Don't), he guides you through the process of developing your Asking Rights to convince investors to fund you for a more sustainable future.

Webinar with Tom Ralser

Join CausePlanet founder Denise McMahan and Tom Ralser Wednesday, July 13, at 11:00 Central Time at a webinar interview at your desk.

 

Ralser will touch on the following topics:

  • How is an investor different in his approach to your organization?
  • How can you appeal both to higher-level investors and smaller donors?
  • How do you establish your Asking Rights?
  • How do you use your Asking Rights to attract investors?

 Register

 

Register now for this FREE interview for all LANO members. (The link requires LANO network sign-in to register.)

 

See more

 

See more with the Page to Practice™ summary of Ralser’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 Asking Rights and more titles.

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Don't miss our author webinar on firing lousy board members

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Find out about all the steps to take before firing a board member. And if they don’t work, how can you best fire someone?

Webinar with Simone Joyaux

Join CausePlanet founder Denise McMahan and Simone Joyaux Wednesday, May 18, at 11:00 Central Time at a webinar interview at your desk.

 

Joyaux will touch on the following topics:

  • How can you monitor board members?
  • How can you fire "lousy board members"?
  • What is your governance committee's role in firing and keeping members?
  • How can you craft high expectations to prevent firing people in the first place?
  • How can you recruit quality board members?
  • How can a nonprofit staff empower its board members?

 Register

 

Register now for this FREE interview for all LANO members. (The link requires LANO network sign-in to register.)

 

See more

 

See more with the Page to Practice™ summary of Joyaux’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 Firing Lousy Board Members and more titles.

 

 

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Board Success: Fire the Lousy Members and Find the Right Ones

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Monday, April 11, 2016

How can you prevent your board from keeping toxic people? How can you help your good board members succeed? These important, difficult questions are crucial to your board's success.

 

Simone Joyaux, author of Firing Lousy Board Members, guides you with specific examples on how to move your board toward excellence.

 

Webinar with Simone Joyaux

 

Join CausePlanet founder Denise McMahan and Simone Joyaux Wednesday, May 18, at 11:00 Central Time at a webinar interview at your desk.

 

Joyaux will touch on the following topics:

  • How can you monitor and fire "lousy board members"?
  • What is your governance committee's role in firing and keeping members?
  • How can you craft high expectations to prevent firing people in the first place?
  • How can you recruit quality board members?
  • How can a nonprofit staff empower its board members?

  

Register

 

Register now for this FREE interview for all LANO members. (The link requires LANO network sign-in to register.)

 

 

See more

 

See more with the Page to Practice™ summary of Joyaux’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 Firing Lousy Board Members and more titles.

 

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Don't miss a different take on storytelling: free webinar for LANO members this Friday, Feb. 26

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Monday, February 22, 2016

How you can use your personal stories to inspire your staff, engage donors and influence stakeholders?

 

Author webinar

Join CausePlanet founder Denise McMahan and Annette Simmons, bestselling author of Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins, Friday, February 26, at 11:00 Central Time at a webinar interview at your desk.

 

She will cover these areas among others:

  • What kinds of stories can you draw from to make an impact?
  • How do you inspire trust with your stories?
  • How do you craft your stories with sensory details, point of view and more?

Register

 

Register now for this FREE interview for all LANO members. (The link requires LANO network sign-in to register.)

 

See more

 

See more with the Page to Practice™ summary of Simmons’ 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 Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins and more titles.

Tags:  author webinar  Page to Practice 

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