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Nonprofit Fundraising 101 Workshop

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Saturday, May 11, 2019

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.


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.

 

 

Join us Thursday, May 16 from 9am to 12pm

at Ashe Powerhouse Theater

1731 Baronne St

New Orleans, LA 70113

 

Tickets & info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nonprofit-fundraising-101-tickets-53076403953

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

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Building Strong Donor Relationships Workshop

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Saturday, May 11, 2019

Build and strengthen relationships that will sustain your nonprofit!

Did you know that getting donors to give to your nonprofit is not just about what you say when you are asking for a gift, but what you are doing when you are NOT asking?

This workshop will give you best practices and practical tools to get your donors excited to give to you. Having great donor relationships means that you raise more money, with less stress and less work.

Participants will learn:

  • The Donor Cultivation Cycle- a simple way to think about the process of identifying prospects, building great relationships, and asking donors to give in the right way.
  • The right balance of asking and not asking.
  • What to do with your donors who have the capacity to give the most.

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.

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

 

This event is held Wednesday, May 15 from 1:30 to 4:30pm 

At Ashe Powerhouse Theater

1731 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70113

Tickets & info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rescheduled-building-strong-donor-relationships-tickets-61054276986

 

Tags:  development  donors  fund development  fundraising  nonprofits  training  workshop 

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NEW GiveNOLA Day Boot Camp!

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Tuesday, March 12, 2019

GiveNOLA Day is the New Orleans community’s 24-hour event that inspires supporters around the world to give to the organizations they love.

Are you one of the 700+ local nonprofits planning to participate in GiveNOLA Day this year? Are you looking for ways to improve on your success from last year? Are you joining for the very first time?

This seven week boot camp will help your organization make the very most of this amazing fundraising opportunity. Through a series of three group sessions, three individual sessions, and a lagniappe study hall, your nonprofit can learn some of the best tools and tricks possible to raise money on GiveNOLA Day 2019!

The Details:

Who can participate: Up to 4 people per organization (including staff, board members, and volunteers). Please include the names when you register.

Cost: $450 for group sessions and study hall only; $650 for group sessions and study hall plus individual sessions

When:

Three group sessions from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, Tuesday, April 16 and Tuesday, May 14

Lagniappe study hall from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30

Three one-hour individual sessions scheduled independently during the week of April 8- 12, April 22-26, and May 20-24 (to be scheduled after registration)

Tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/givenola-day-boot-camp-tickets-57845048096

Questions? Email info@thefundingseed.com

 

Space is limited! Registration deadline: Tuesday, March 26

Tags:  fund development  fund raising  Fundraising  training  workshop 

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Grantwriting for Beginners

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Sunday, January 20, 2019

Grantwriting for Beginners
Thursday, February 7

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ashe Power House Theater
1731 Baronne St., New Orleans

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

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For more on workshops and other services from The Funding Seed, visit www.thefundingseed.com. Email info@thefundingseed.com to inquire about discount codes or to reserve your space and pay at the door.

Tags:  development  fund  fund development  fund raising  funding  Fundraising  funds  grant  grant writing  grants  grantwriting  New Orleans  nonprofit  nonprofit sector  non-profits  training  workshop  workshop. grants 

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Creating a Powerful Fundraising Plan

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Monday, December 17, 2018

Creating a Powerful Fundraising Plan
Thursday, January 10, 2019

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!

Tags:  development  donations  donors  fund  fund development  fund raising  funding  Fundraising  funds  nonprofit sector  training  workshop 

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Quick End-of-Year Fundraising on November 16

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Sunday, October 14, 2018

Quick End-of-Year Fundraising
Friday, November 16
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Ashe Power House Theater
1731 Baronne St., New Orleans

The end of the year is the busiest time for charitable giving!

Did it sneak up on you?

Are you ready to raise the most money for your nonprofit in all of 2018?


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. Our November workshop, Quick End-of-Year Fundraising will set you up for success.

 

Attendees will receive a Certificate of Participation after completing the workshop.

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

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For more on workshops and other services from The Funding Seed, visit www.thefundingseed.com.  Email info@thefundingseed.com to inquire about discount codes or to reserve your space and pay at the door.

Tags:  development  donations  donors  fund development  fund raising  funding  Fundraising  funds  louisiana  New Orleans  nonprofit  nonprofit sector  non-profits  training  workshop 

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Granntwriting for Beginners

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Sunday, September 30, 2018

Grantwriting for Beginners
Wednesday, October 10

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ashe Power House Theater
1731 Baronne St., New Orleans

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.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

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

For more on workshops and other services from The Funding Seed, visit www.thefundingseed.com. Email info@thefundingseed.com to inquire about discount codes or to reserve your space and pay at the door.

Tags:  development  fund development  fund raising  funding  Fundraising  grant  grant writing  grants  grantwriting  New Orleans  nonprofit  nonprofit sector  non-profits  training  workshop 

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October Grant Writing Workshop - Baton Rouge - 1.2 CEU'S

Posted By David Kiviaho, kiisa Corporation, Wednesday, September 12, 2018

 

Join us on October 1st and 2nd, 2018 for the Successful Grant Writing Workshop!

1.2 CEU'S - $395 per person and you must register in advance. Below is the link to register.

 

http://reg.outreach.lsu.edu/modules/shop/index.html?action=section&OfferingID=1058&SectionID=3184594

 

Also, please review this Louisiana Training grants information for eligibility...your company may be eligible for up to 100% reimbursement through the Louisiana Small Business Employee Training (SBET) Program (www.laworks.net). To be reimbursed for the training, the application must be submitted and approved prior to the training taking place. For more information about the SBET eligibility criteria and online application process, contact Lisa Verma at 225–578–4316 or lverma@outreach.lsu.edu.

 

This Successful Grant Writing Workshop is led by Sharon Sandifer, M.Ed and David Kiviaho. Sandifer and Kiviaho are two seasoned grantwriters, and this course is two days filled with extraordinary information for the grant writer. You may be a beginner, or you may be seasoned in grant writing. This course is for everyone that is interested in: writing an award winning grant, learning about funding opportunities, learning to write a project focused narrative, wanting to excel at writing a grant budget, understanding the minds of funders, and much more information regarding the grant writing process. We will take you from the beginning of the process to the very end, to include how to manage an funding award once it is received!!

 

This grant writing course is brought to you by LSU and kiisa corporation. Don't miss this workshop. It is interactive, fun, very informative, and simply phenomenal!

 

Contact Abigail at LSU for more information at, atheriot@outreach.lsu.edu, or 225-578-2755 to register. Or, you may simply register at the link provided above.

Tags:  fundraising  grantwriting 

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Nonprofit Fundraising 101 on September 13

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Sunday, August 19, 2018
Nonprofit Fundraising 101
Thursday, September 13, 1:30 - 4:30pm
Ashe Power House Theater
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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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.

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.

Tags:  development  fund development  funding  Fundraising  New Orleans  nonprofit  non-profits  training  workshop 

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The Infamous Overhead Myth

Posted By Sarah Cortell Vandersypen, CFRE, Philanthropic Partners, Monday, July 2, 2018
Updated: Monday, July 2, 2018

The “Overhead Myth” is one of my favorite topics to talk about because it’s one of the most concerning challenges nonprofits – and funders – face.

“Overhead” is the percent of a nonprofit’s expenses that goes to administrative and fundraising costs. For decades, overhead was seen as bad, wasteful. It was seen as money that could be supporting the organization’s mission that was going to bloated administrative and fundraising budgets. Rating agencies, such as GuideStar, Charity Navigator, and the Better Business Bureau, would rate nonprofits based on their overhead percentage as if this was an indication of effectiveness.

Most – if not all – of us in the nonprofit sector know that overhead has nothing to do with effectiveness. We also know that depending on your type of nonprofit, you can have very different overhead costs. And that’s okay.

In 2013, GuideStar, BBB Wise Giving Alliance, and Charity Navigator wrote an open letter to the donors of America in a campaign to end the Overhead Myth. You can read that letter here. They released a second letter to nonprofits in 2014. The same agencies that perpetuated the Overhead Myth now ask us to consider other ways to evaluate nonprofits.

So what are those other ways? How should donors and the organizations themselves evaluate their effectiveness?

  • Does the organization have a clear mission?
  • Can it clearly articulate how its programs address a need?
  • Does it have SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time-specific) objectives?
  • How is it investing its funds to make a real impact?
  • Do you see a ROPI (return on philanthropic investment) of your money?


What other ways do you think donors should evaluate nonprofit organizations?

 

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Sarah Cortell Vandersypen, CFRE is the owner of Philanthropic Partners, a Baton Rouge-based consulting firm helping nonprofits build their philanthropic capacity. Check out her new website, webinars, and free white paper at https://philanthropic-partners.com.

 

Tags:  fundraising 

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