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Is your organization thirsty for overhead support?

Posted By Erica Crenshaw, Execute Now!, Tuesday, July 17, 2012

If you were desperately thirsty for a drink of water, you wouldn't fill a funnel; you would fill a glass.

The same theory applies to your organization. While fundraising is paramount in any nonprofit, filling the glass in your nonprofit involves the equally important task of financial accounting and management...

In the latest Finance Fundamentals blog, available free to LANO Members and Friends, learn to avoid the vicious cycle that prompts nonprofits to under-report administrative costs and therefore request too little to keep themselves afloat. 

In the current series of Finance Fundamentals posts, see how you can:   

1) Recognize that your fundraising results are only as good as your diligence.

2) Analyze your true overhead costs.

3) Legitimize funding for programs and overhead.


[Click here to go to Finance Fundamentals...]






By Erica McGeachy Crenshaw, President/CEO of Execute Now!,Inc.

Tags:  admin cost  financial management  fund development 

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Nonprofit Fundraising Workshop: Creating a Powerful Fundraising Plan

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Nonprofit workshop: 
Creating a Powerful Fundraising Plan

Thursday, July 19
4:00-6:30 p.m.
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans
Details & registration at
Attendees will receive a certificate of participation for completing the workshop.
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 and for organizations registering two or more people.

Register online at
For questions, to inquire about discount codes or to reserve your seat and pay at the door, email:

Tags:  fund  fund development  fund raising  Fundraising  nonprofit  nonprofit sector  non-profits 

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LANO Seeks Development Director

Posted By Kelly Pepper, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Monday, June 4, 2012

LANO is now advertising an open position for Development Director to lead grants management, research and track funding opportunities and communicate the value of partnering with the Association. 

This full-time position will improve the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organization (LANO’s) financial health over the long-term. The position will develop sustainable, multi-year investments in support of LANO’s core mission and strategic priorities.

LANO looks to hire a team member with the interest and ability to increase the productivity of grant making relationships; increase the number of renewed and newly-cultivated partnerships; and support LANO’s progress toward an increasingly diverse revenue funding pie.

See LANO's Career Center posting for more details and application procedure.


Tags:  fund development  job opening  postition description 

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AFP Greater New Orleans Fundraising Conference

Posted By Melissa Binder, Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, Thursday, May 31, 2012

AFP Greater New Orleans Fundraising Conference
Thursday, June 14, 2012 - Friday, June 15, 2012
Academy of the Sacred Heart - New Orleans, LA

The Greater New Orleans Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals invites you to invest in fundraising and invest in yourself by attending our 2012 conference. We've assembled an impressive array of speakers and sessions.

Held at the
Academy of the Sacred Heart School on historic St. Charles Avenue, the AFP Greater New Orleans Fundraising Conference offers timely topics, notable networking, and excellent exhibitors for attendees representing local, regional and national organizations from across the Gulf South. Click here for more information and registration.

Tags:  fund development  Fundraising  grantwriting  leadership  networking  sustainability 

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Nonprofit fundraising workshop: Creating & Managing an Individual Donor Program

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Register today for this month's nonprofit fundraising workshop!

Creating & Managing an Individual

Donor Program

Thursday, May 10, 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans

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

How can your nonprofit find individual donors to support your work?  Once you find them, how will you ask them to give?

Register online today!


Registration $35 per person.  Student & group discounts available.

For questions, to inquire about discount codes, or to reserve your space and pay at the door, email

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

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Tags:  donations  donors  financial  fund  fund development  fund raising  funding  Fundraising  grant  grant writing  grants  grantwriting  non-profits  workshop  workshop. grants 

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Fund Development Workshop in Shreveport

Posted By LANO Administration, Friday, March 30, 2012

Join LANO's VP of Programs, Kellie Chavez Greene (in Shreveport, April 12) for an essential workshop on how and why to diversify your nonprofit's funding strategies.

Nonprofit staff, board members, and other volunteers face the task of raising the resources needed to advance their missions and sustain their organizations.

The Fund Development: Diversifying Your Portfolio workshop provides an overview of the most common fund development strategies and trends in fundraising. Participants will learn best practices for fund development planning and engaging the Board of Directors and volunteers in fundraising.

[Click here for REGISTRATION and more information]

Tags:  fund development  fundraising  LANO North 

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Grantsmanship Training

Posted By L L Gibbs Consulting, Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Grantsmanship Training hosted by LANO member Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area. 

People came from several different states, and as far away as Panama and Barbados. It was an extraordinary experience, and everyone there came away with information and evaluations which will increase the chances of our proposals being funded. Our instructor, Mary Ruth Clowdsley, was fantastic! She offered years of experience as a grant writer, reviewer, and teacher.

Thanks to Barbara Auten and her staff at Alzheimer’s Services for hosting this training. They went above and beyond in making us feel welcome and supplying us with delicious snacks! We also had the chance to visit "Charlie’s Place,” and what they do there for Alzheimer patients and their families is awesome!

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Three Steps of Succesful Grant Writing

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Friday, May 20, 2011
Three Steps of Successful Grant Writing

Find success in grant writing!
This fun and informative workshop will help you save time and energy and improve your skills as a grant writer by teaching you about the "before, during and after" of writing a proposal.

Tuesday, June 14, 9:00-11:00am
Longue Vue House and Gardens (Playhouse Building)
7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans
$65 per person

Beginners and experienced grant writers welcome.

To register, visit
or email to reserve your space and pay at the door.

The Funding Seed is a New Orleans-based company that teaches people how to raise money for non-profits.

Tags:  fund development  grants  grantwriting  workshop 

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