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Call for Applications: The Funding Seed's Fundraising Intensive Program

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Friday, May 3, 2013
Now accepting applications for enrollment in the 2013-2014 class of
The Fundraising Intensive Program:
A new training opportunity presented by The Funding Seed!


 

The Fundraising Intensive Program is a 10-month course that gives you tools to raise funds for your nonprofit. Through a combination of group learning and one-on-one coaching, participants will 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
  • Individual Donor Development
  • Major Donors Fundraising Campaigns
  • Year-End Fundraising Fundraising by Mail and Email
  • Grant Research and Writing
  • Board and Volunteer Engagement

Participation is limited and applications are required.

If you are interested in joining The Funding Seed's Fundraising Intensive Program for the inaugural 2013-2014 class, please and complete the program application by Friday, May 24 at 5:00 p.m.

For questions, please call (504) 307-7220 or email info@thefundingseed.com, or visit www.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 workshop: Quick Year-End Fundraising!

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Friday, November 30, 2012

 

 

Nonprofit workshop:

Quick Year-End Fundraising!

Thursday, December 13
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Details & registration at www.thefundingseed.com.


Nearly one third of all annual giving to nonprofits in the United States happens in the month of December, and 10% of annual gifts are sent in the last two days of the year.


Is your nonprofit ready for your year-end fundraising?


The clock is ticking! Don’t miss this hands-on workshop, which offers simple tools you can use to raise funds during those essential last weeks of the year.


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


Registration $35 per person; student & group discounts available.


Register online at www.thefundingseed.com. To inquire about discount codes or to reserve your seat and pay at the door, email info@thefundingseed.com.

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Leadership Seminar Examines Hull House Collapse

Posted By Administration, Friday, April 6, 2012

 

Erica McGeachy Crenshaw, a former Wall Street equity research analyst with 16 years of finance experience, is CEO of accounting firm Execute Now!

Keith H. Liederman, Ph.D., is CEO of Kingsley House. Founded in 1896, Kingsley House has served the children and families of New Orleans through times of dramatic change for 116 years.

 

The Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations is pleased to host an important leadership seminar, The Lessons of Hull House: Avoiding Failure Through Financial Leadership.

APRIL 20, 1-3PM at LANO New Orleans

Mrs. Erica McGeachy Crenshaw, CEO of Louisiana finance and accounting firm Execute Now!, will present, with additional commentary provided by Kingsley House CEO, Dr. Keith H. Liederman. LANO President & CEO Ann S. Williamson will introduce the speakers and moderate the session.

Join experts Crenshaw, Liederman and Williamson for an analysis and discussion of the recent collapse of historic nonprofit Jane Addams Hull House.

Registration is free to LANO Friends and Members.  Details at registration site below.

 

[REGISTER HERE]

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Internal Controls Policy Tips

Posted By Erica Crenshaw, Execute Now!, Monday, October 17, 2011
Updated: Monday, November 7, 2011

How often should you review your organization's internal controls policy?

Annually!

Why? We should do so for the following reasons:

  1. Following organizational changes, such as a new E.D. hire
  2. Following a restructuring of organizational programs
  3. When there's an increase in revenue or additional monthly transactions
  4. Whenever you gain new contracts or grants that have more stringent requirements
Remember, the nonprofit's President or CEO has a responsibility to implement, follow and regularly test her or his organization's internal controls.

Also note: A Policy and Procedures Manual should outline the internal controls of the organization; and the relevant parties should be trained on those controls and procedures on an annual basis as well.

 


For more tips on nonprofit financial management, please keep in touch with Execute Now! on Facebook, on Twitter @executenow, and through the LANO website at our member profile.

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A+PEL is the Insurance Network for Professional Educators

Posted By Erica Crenshaw, Execute Now!, Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, October 12, 2011
LANO member, The Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana (A+PEL) is the premier educators' organization in Louisiana. They provide liability insurance coverage, a legal advisory network, governmental affairs representation, professional development opportunities, and scholarships and grants. To learn more about their services, please visit http://www.apeleducators.org/.

Execute Now! is client-focused and mission-driven!  Please keep in touch with Execute Now! on Facebook, on Twitter @executenow, and through the LANO website at our member profile.


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What is Financial Leadership?

Posted By Erica Crenshaw, Execute Now!, Monday, October 10, 2011
Updated: Monday, October 10, 2011
Financial leadership is making nonprofits aware of problems before they exist. It’s not good enough to provide accurate bookkeeping and report issues as they emerge. 

Financial leadership requires forward-looking analysis to imagine creative ways to fund growth and develop strategies to address challenges before they manifest.  

Our goal at Execute Now! is to ensure our clients' financial well-being through prudent fiscal management and forward-thinking leadership. 

Execute Now! is client-focused and mission-driven!  Please keep in touch with Execute Now! on Facebook, on Twitter @executenow, and through the LANO website at our member profile.

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Introducing FAQ Fridays from Execute Now!

Posted By Erica Crenshaw, Execute Now!, Friday, October 7, 2011
Updated: Friday, October 7, 2011
"FAQ Fridays": What is one reason to establish a finance team?

ANSWER: Proper Financial Controls. A finance team provides stability to an important function in all organizations. It also helps the company establish a strong financial foundation through implementing strong internal controls. 

This foundation should ideally be established before an organization launches. It is important that a handbook be created and employees are trained before the company begins generating revenue. 

CEOs and other executives with financial responsibilities should be trained on these controls. It is easier for fraud to take place and potential audit issues to arise when only one person is responsible for controlling the inflows and outflows of funds that are reported on financial reports that same person creates.
 

Please keep in touch with Execute Now! on Facebook. And be sure to follow us on Twitter @executenow.




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Company Spotlight: LANO

Posted By Erica Crenshaw, Execute Now!, Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, October 11, 2011
"Mid-Week Wednesdays": Execute Now! extends its business online by spotlighting non-profits and private companies. This week we would like to shine a light on the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO).

LANO is a statewide member organization that advocates for the nonprofit community and strengthens the effectiveness of those committed to improving Louisiana. Their mission is to be Louisiana’s "go-to” source for:
  • High quality information, tools, resources and member benefits that deepen the impact of Louisiana nonprofits.
  • Engaging network—both virtual and physical—convening year round to leverage the shared identity and resources of Louisiana’s nonprofits and stakeholders.
  • Written and spoken voice of advocacy for and about Louisiana’s nonprofit sector.
Please keep in touch with Execute Now! us on Facebook. And be sure to follow us on Twitter @executenow.

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