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May workshop: Fundraising Events 101

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Wednesday, May 6, 2015
 

May nonprofit fundraising workshop:

Fundraising Events 101

Details and registration

Thursday, May 14
9:30am-12:00pm

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


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!

 

Click to register


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


Registration $35. Discounts available for students, for AmeriCorps members and for organizations registering two or more people.


Visit www.thefundingseed.com to learn more about workshops and other services offered by The Funding Seed.  For discount codes or to reserve your space and pay at the door, email info@thefundingseed.com.

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Here's What People are Saying About the Fundraising Intensive Program

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Friday, April 24, 2015

Here's what people are saying about their experience with the
Fundraising Intensive Program

 

“I've participated in many different training sessions on fund development. This is the first program that immediately resulted in additional income for our organization.
-Sue Ellen Stewart, Northshore Families Helping Families
Fundraising Intensive Program Class of 2014


"The Fundraising Intensive Program was a great foundation piece for building our nonprofit...Having this practical fundraising theory in place will help us in all of our operations as we continue to grow."
-Teddy Nathan, NetWork Voluntours
Fundraising Intensive Program Class of 2015


“[This] was a great experience for my partner and I…We were able to create a culture of fundraising at our organization and on the board. Additionally, we are more confident, efficient and effective. I highly recommend this course.”
-Ameca Reali, Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana
Fundraising Intensive Program Class of 2014

 


The Fundraising Intensive Program is a 10-month training program that gives you tools to raise funds for your nonprofit.  Over the last two years, 20 nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers have graduated from the program, raising thousands of additional dollars for their organizations in the process.


This year's program runs from June 2015 through March 2016.  Applications are due by Friday, May 1 at 5:00 p.m.

Click here to read the full program description and submit your application.  For more on other services offered by The Funding Seed, visit www.thefundingseed.com.

Questions?  We're happy to help.  Email nora@thefundingseed.com or call (504) 307-7220.

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Free info session: The Fundraising Intensive Program

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Thursday, April 2, 2015

Free information session on
The Fundraising Intensive Program
Thursday, April 16, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Propeller Incubator, 4035 Washington Ave., New Orleans
Details and registration

** Attendees will receive an exclusive discount code for $200 off program tuition. **

Are you thinking about applying for the Fundraising Intensive Program?

Do you have questions about what your nonprofit will gain from participating, or whether it's worth the investment?

Are you trying to decide who from your organization should apply?


Fundraising Intensive Program Group Session


Join The Funding Seed and members of this year's graduating class for a free information session about the Fundraising Intensive Program.  You'll receive an overview on the program, learn details on how to apply and have time for Q&A with a panel of this year's participants. 

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 learn best practices and practical skills related to a range of fundraising activities.

Full program description and application available here. For more on services offered by The Funding Seed, visit www.thefundingseed.com.

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Top 5 Reasons to Apply for the Fundraising Intensive Program

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Thursday, March 26, 2015
The Fundraising Intensive Program is an exclusive, 10-month course offered by The Funding Seed that combines group learning and individual coaching to help you bring your nonprofit's fund development to the next level.

You can read the full program description and application here.

 


Top 5 Reasons to Apply for the Fundraising Intensive Program
 
1. Your nonprofit needs money.
Okay, yes: every nonprofit needs money.  It's the one thing that unifies all nonprofit organizations: everyone needs to be able to confidently, successfully raise funds.

Through this program, your nonprofit gets hands-on help that allows you to raise money more effectively than ever before.  Plus, the program is designed so that you raise money as you go.  That means you're not just learning some nice theories to keep in a drawer for the future; you're helping your nonprofit immediately become more financially successful.


Program description and application


2. You've done some workshops and webinars here and there, but never seem to be able to get motivated to use the things you've learned.
It happens to the best of us...you invest a few hours in a great training event, walk away invigorated with some exciting new ideas for how to make your fund development program better than ever...and then you never get around to actually doing anything with them.

Here's the thing: for a lot of us, it's really hard to make time for the things that we know we should do when we've got so much else going on.  

With the Fundraising Intensive Program, you have 10 months of working with a professional coach and with a group of other nonprofit staff, volunteers and board members, all of whom help keep you accountable to your goals.  That can make a difference during the program itself, and also help you to create great habits that allow you to be successful long after the program ends!


Program description and application

 
3. You want more training and support with your fundraising, and you want to get the most bang for your buck.
The  monthly tuition covers more than 40 hours of group and individual coaching over the course of the ten month program, in addition to training materials that are yours to keep forever.  That means you're saving a lot- the same amount of support and training would usually cost much more, but because you're sharing expenses with the other program participants, you end up paying a whole lot less.

Yes, the Fundraising Intensive Program is still a financial investment.  But for the level of attention and guidance you receive, you end up getting a whole lot more bang for your buck.




4. You feel like the only one out there dealing with these challenges.
The Fundraising Intensive Program brings together the same small group of people month after month to talk about how fundraising is working at their own nonprofits- both the stuff that's going great and the stuff that's more of a challenge.  That means that, over time, the group becomes a trusted learning community.

By the end of the program, you'll have developed relationships with other nonprofit professionals and volunteers who can continue to support you- and you support them- long into the future.



 
5. You're ready to dedicate yourself, and your nonprofit, to fundraising success.
If you're ready to make the commitment to your nonprofit's financial success, then don't wait any longer- apply to be a member of the Fundraising Intensive Program's Class of 2016.  This program is created specifically to help people like you raise immediate funds while also making lasting change at their nonprofits.  By joining the Fundraising Intensive Program, you have the opportunity to become the strongest fundraiser you can be, and to help your organization develop the resources it needs to make the largest impact possible.

Program description and application
 


Applications for the Fundraising Intensive Program are open until Friday, May 1 at 5:00 p.m.  You can read the full program description and complete the application here.

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Nonprofit workshop: Annual Fund Campaigns: The Essentials

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Thursday, March 26, 2015

April fundraising workshop!

Annual Fund Campaigns: The Essentials
Thursday, April 9
9:30am-12:00pm
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans
Details and registration


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

This workshop will walk you through the process of running your annual fund campaign, from Day One to the Victory Party. 


Click to register


Registration $35.  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 seat and pay at the door, email info@thefundingseed.com.  To learn more about workshops and other services offered by The Funding Seed, visit www.thefundingseed.com.

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Nonprofit Workshop: Grantwriting for Beginners

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Friday, February 13, 2015
Updated: Thursday, February 12, 2015

March workshop:

Grantwriting for Beginners

Thursday, March 12
2:00 to 4:30 p.m. 
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans

Details and registration

 

Are you involved with a non-profit?  
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 to register


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.  For more on workshops and other services offered by The Funding Seed, visit www.thefundingseed.com.

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AAAneurysm Outreach Appoints New Executive Director

Posted By J. B. Hunt, AAAneurysm Outreach, Thursday, January 29, 2015
 

New Orleans-based health agency AAAneurysm Outreach has announced the appointment of J B Hunt as Executive Director, according to Board Chair Barbara Guerard. Mrs. Hunt formerly worked in management, fundraising, disaster response and board development with American Red Cross.

"We look forward to continuing to expand our outreach and education programs for abdominal aortic aneurysms across the country,” Ms. Guerard said. She joins founder Sheila Arrington, of Prairieville.

Formerly a CPR and First Aid instructor, Mrs. Hunt is also currently an instructor trainer for disaster volunteers. Prior to her Red Cross tenure, Mrs. Hunt worked in fundraising, public relations and volunteer management with Junior Achievement, Campfire Girls and Boys, public radio and others and has been a volunteer board member with Leadership Monroe (Florida) and served on other state and national work teams. Her BS degree is in journalism, and she is a former reporter with the Tulsa World and the Claremore Daily Progress (Oklahoma).

About AAAneurysm Outreach

Founded in 1999 in Prairieville, Louisiana, AAAneurysm Outreach is the only non-profit that provides education, free health screenings and awareness of abdominal aortic aneurysms, and provides comprehensive outreach for at-risk individuals –-typically smokers, men and women over the age of 60, those with hypertension and people with a family history of the condition.

www.aoutreach.org

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Nonprofit workshop: Creating and Managing an Individual Donor Program

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Updated: Friday, January 23, 2015
Registration is open for The Funding Seed's February workshop!

Creating and Managing an Individual Donor Program

Details & registration
Thursday, February 5
2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans
 

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?


Register online

Registration $35. Discounts available for students, AmeriCorps members and organizations registering two or more people.

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


To inquire about discount codes or to reserve your seat & pay at the door, email info@thefundingseed.com.  For more on workshops and other services offered offered by The Funding Seed, visit www.thefundingseed.com.  

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Call for Nominations for the 2015 Women of Excellence Awards

Posted By Fairleigh C. Jackson, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Friday, January 9, 2015

The women legislators through the Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Women of Excellence Awards.

The women legislators created the Women of Excellence Awards to recognize and honor the exemplary achievements and contributions of extraordinary Louisiana women, who personify excellence in their leadership, profession, academics, community service, character and integrity.  

Deadline for nominations is February 6th. 

The categories for the 2015 awards are:

Business 

College Woman of Excellence (ages 18 to 25)

Health & Medicine

High School Woman of Excellence (for graduating seniors)

Louisiana Hero of Excellence

Non-Profit of Excellence 

The winners of the College Woman of Excellence Award and the High School Woman of Excellence Award will each receive the Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation Scholarship for $1,000. Since 2010, the women legislators through their foundation have awarded $25,000 in scholarships to deserving young women in Louisiana.

The awards will be given at the 8th Annual Women of Excellence Awards & Scholarships Ceremony and Reception on  May 26, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at a location to be announced.

For more information and to nominate, please visit the Louisiana legislative Women's Caucus website.

[NOMINATE]

 

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Be part of the 2015 Louisiana State Combined Charitable Campaign

Posted By Robin Taylor, Louisiana Association of United Ways, Friday, January 9, 2015

This past year, employees of the State of Louisiana generated more than $245,000 through the 2014 LA SCCC campaign. Over 70 participating nonprofit organizations received donations through this statewide effort. 

Louisiana is already gearing up for the second State Combined Charitable Campaign!  Once again, state employees will be given the opportunity to contribute, through payroll deduction, to approved health and human service non-profit organizations. The Louisiana Association of United Ways will continue to serve as the Principal Combined Fundraising Organization (PCFO) and will be working in coordination with the Office of State Uniform Payroll (OSUP). 

All qualifying health and human service non-profits operating within the state of Louisiana are encouraged to apply to be a participating charity.

Starting today, the application is available at www.lasccc.org/application and is due by March 2, 2015. All charity applications will be reviewed and notified of eligibility no later than June 30, 2015.

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