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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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Nonprofit workshop: Fundraising Events 101

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Nonprofit workshop: Fundraising Events 101
 
Thursday, September 20, 4:00-6:30pm
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans
 
 
Learn to create events that raise money for your nonprofit!

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 per person.  Discounts available for students and for organizations registering two or more people.
 
Register online at http://www.thefundingseed.com/. For questions or to reserve your space and pay at the door, email info@thefundingseed.com.

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Adoption Awareness Conference

Posted By Katherine Stiel, St. Elizabeth Foundation, Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Want to learn more about adoption awareness? Need CEU's? Come check out this great opportunity to both, while promoting adoption as a positive option in the Baton Rouge community.

The conference, to be held on Friday, March 23, 2012, will offer 6.5 Continuing Education Unit’s by the Louisiana State Board of Social Workers.

The seminar is designed as an educational community outreach program for professionals and lay persons interested in adoption.  The conference is sponsored by St. Elizabeth Foundation, a local, full-service adoption agency, and will introduce an overview of adoption- how adoption has changed over the years, where it is now and why it is important to look at again.

WHO:
St. Elizabeth Foundation is a local, nonprofit organization based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services. The conference will include expert training in all areas of adoption. Among these nationally recognized speakers are Professor of Law, Robert Destro and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Robin Marerro.

WHAT: Nationally acclaimed speakers will cover all aspects surrounding adoption. Among the conference topics are "Understanding the Adoption Process,” "Questions Adolescents have about Adoption,” and "Pregnancy Counselors and Adoption.” The LSB of Social Workers has approved 6.5 CEU’s and 6 LLPC CEU’s for the seminar. The seminar is $35/person and free for students.

WHEN: Friday March, 23 from 8:30 am – 4 pm

WHERE: LOD Cook Conference Center, 3838 West Lakeshore Drive, Baton Rouge, LA.

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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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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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