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2014 Tri-State VOAD Conference

Posted By Jessica Vermilyea, Louisiana VOAD, Monday, February 17, 2014

2014 Tri-State VOAD Conference

Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) is a nonprofit association where members share knowledge and resources regarding all stages of a disaster – preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation – in order to build more resilient communities.


The Tri-State VOAD Conference was established to develop a formal partnership between Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana that facilitates a collaborative approach to building the capacity of the VOAD’s along the Gulf Coast, utilizing current strategies and best practice to address the needs of communities in the area of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. 

You do not need to be a member of a VOAD to participate in the conference and we welcome those interested in learning more about our collaborative work to join us.

Register now and join us in Baton Rouge March 24-26, 2014!

Click here to view the conference agenda and register 

Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel  Baton Rouge, LA 

Early Bird Rate through February 28, 2014 - $130

Registration Fee: $150.  Registration deadline is March 15, 2014

After March 15, you must register on-site. On-site registration is $200)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Keynote Speakers:

  • David L. Myers, Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships
  • Michael Hecht, President & CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc.
  • Daniel Stoecker, President & CEO of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

 


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Nonprofit workshop: Creating and Managing an Individual Donor Program

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Monday, January 27, 2014

 


WHEN: Thursday, February 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 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 $35 per person.  Discounts available for students, AmeriCorps 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.

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Create a Powerful Fundraising Plan in New Orleans Workshop

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Wednesday, January 8, 2014
January nonprofit workshop:

Creating a Powerful Fundraising Plan

Tuesday, January 21
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

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?

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.   

Registration $35.  Discounts available for students, AmeriCorps 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.

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

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Nonprofit Workshop: Engaging Board Members & Volunteers in Fundraising

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Tuesday, July 2, 2013

 
Is your board of directors expected to raise money for your nonprofit?

Are they performing the way you need them to?

Do your most dedicated volunteers help grow the funds for your organization?

This workshop will provide you with simple tools to help your board members and volunteers become engaged, excited and successful in fundraising.

 

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Registration $35 per person. Discounts available for students, AmeriCorps 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.

While it is not required, we recommend that both a staff member and a board member from your organization attend this workshop for maximum effectiveness. Discounts are available.

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LANO's Website Instruction Video Series: Promote with LANO's Calendar and Blog

Posted By Linden O. Uter, Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Learning the many benefits of being a LANO member continues with today's release of the third in our "How-To" series of instructional videos.
 



 
This short video tutorial will show LANO General and Associate members how to promote their organization's news and events using LANO's Community Calendar and Member News & Events Blog.
 
Instantly share your information with the thousands of LANO members and Friends statewide!
 
 
Visit LANO's Community Calendar now to view members' news and events or to post your own event!  

 

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Nonprofit workshop: Grantwriting for Beginners

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Monday, June 10, 2013
 
Nonprofit workshop:
Grantwriting for Beginners
Thursday, June 20
1:00-3:30pm
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans
Details & registration at www.thefundingseed.com


 


Are you involved with a nonprofit?

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 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.

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Nonprofit workshop: Fundraising Events 101

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Friday, May 10, 2013
Nonprofit workshop: Fundraising Events 101
Thursday, May 23
1:00-3:30pm
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
 

Learn to create events that raise money for your non-profit!

This fun, hands-on workshop covers:

  • Choosing what kind of event is best for you
  • Working with volunteers
  • Identifying event sponsors
  • And much more!

Attendees will receive a certificate of participation for completing the workshop. Registration $35. Discounts available for students, for AmeriCorps and for organizations registering two or more people.

Visit www.thefundingseed.com for more information. For discount codes or to reserve your space and pay at the door, email info@thefundingseed.com.

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Nonprofit fundraising workshop: Annual Fund Campaigns 101

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Wednesday, April 3, 2013
 
 
Nonprofit fundraising workshop:
Annual Fund Campaigns 101

Friday, April 19, 9:30am-12:00pm

Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans

Details and registratiom at www.thefundingseed.com.

Annual fund campaigns are a great way to jumpstart a nonprofit's fundraising.  But how do you get started?  How can you help your campaign raise more money?

This workshop will walk you through the process of running your annual fund campaign, from Day One to the Victory Party.  
 
 
Registration $35.  Discounts available for students, AmeriCorps 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.

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

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Nonprofit fundraising workshop: Creating & Managing an Individual Donor Program

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Thursday, January 31, 2013
Nonprofit fundraising workshop:
Creating & Managing an Individual Donor Program
Thursday, February 21
1:00-3:30 p.m.
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
 
$35 per person; student & group discounts available
Details & 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?

This workshop will help your organization to raise money from the best funding source: 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

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Nonprofit fundraising workshop: Major Donor Development 101

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Friday, October 5, 2012
Nonprofit fundraising workshop:

Major Donor Development 101

Thursday, October 18
4:00-6:30pm
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans
Details & registration at thefundingseed.com.


Asking someone for a large donation can make a huge difference for your nonprofit- and it can also be scary!
 
This workshop covers the basics of major donor development: how to identify your donors, ways to build strong relationships with prospects, and what to say (and not say!) when asking for a big donation. 

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

Discounts available for students and for organizations registering two or more people.

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

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