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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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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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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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A different take on storytelling: how you can use your personal stories to inspire your staff, engage donors and influence stakeholders

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Wednesday, February 10, 2016

LANO members:

 

A different take on storytelling: using your personal stories

"Despite decades of pretending our work isn't to be taken personally, storytelling proves that if it isn't personal, it doesn't matter." So, how do you choose your organization's personal, powerful stories and deliver them to your donors? How can you tell inspiring personal stories to motivate your nonprofit staff?

 

Annette Simmons, bestselling author of Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins, guides you on how to use your own stories to influence, persuade and inspire.

 Author webinar

Join CausePlanet founder Denise McMahan and Annette Simmons 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.

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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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