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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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Fundraising Workshop: Nonprofit Fundraising 101 - with special LANO member discount

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Tuesday, March 7, 2017

April Fundraising Workshop:


Nonprofit Fundraising 101

 

Thursday, April 13

1:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Ashe Cultural Arts Center

1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans

 

Details and registration

 

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 understand how you'll 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.

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

Registration $40. LANO members using the discount code LANO2017 receive 15% off! Discounts also available for students, AmeriCorps members, and organizations registering two or more people.


For questions or to reserve your seat and pay at the door, email info@thefundingseed.com. For more on workshops and other services from The Funding Seed, visit www.thefundingseed.com.

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PAD screening event

Posted By J. B. Hunt, AAAneurysm Outreach, Friday, September 16, 2016

UMC New Orleans to Host Free Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Screening Event
PAD Awareness Month event will take place Saturday, September 24

 (NEW ORLEANS) – Peripheral Artery Disease, or PAD), a condition that develops when arteries become clogged with plaque, affects one in every 20 Americans over the age of 50. Those with PAD are at greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke. This condition does not always come with symptoms, so many people who have PAD don’t know it.

In recognition of PAD Awareness Month, UMC New Orleans will host a free ultrasound screening & prevention event on Saturday, September 24 from 9 a.m. The screening will take place in UMC Conference Center, Room J. It is presented in partnership with AAAneurysm Outreach, New Cardiovascular Horizons and Amerigroup Real Solutions, will include a quick, painless, and non-invasive procedure to measure systolic blood pressure in the limbs.

 

Pre-registration is preferred for the September 24 event, but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment for screening, call (888) 871-3801.

 

Tags:  events  New Orleans  nonprofits  Volunteer Opportunity NOLA 

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Be Part of the 2016 Louisiana State Combined Charitable Campaign! Deadline - March 1, 2016

Posted By Robin Taylor, Louisiana Association of United Ways, Friday, January 8, 2016

This past year, employees of the State of Louisiana generated more than $237,000 through the 2015 LA SCCC campaign. 67 participating nonprofit organizations are anticipated to receive donations through this statewide effort.

 

Louisiana is already gearing up for the 2016 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. The application is available at www.lasccc.org/application and is due by March 1, 2016. All charity applications will be reviewed and notified of eligibility no later than June 30, 2016.

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Tags:  applications  fund raising  Fundraising  health  louisiana  nonprofit  nonprofit sector  nonprofits  non-profits 

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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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Connect With Your Donors Through Storytelling

Posted By Jason Nicosia, CommitChange, Thursday, April 16, 2015
Updated: Friday, April 10, 2015

The internet and its vast online tools have allowed us to be able to track and monitor the impact of our fundraising efforts closely and accurately. Data and metrics can also easily pinpoint the impact of a nonprofit. However, it is important that we do not forget that although data can allow us to convey plenty of things, it is the people behind the data who are actually creating our nonprofit’s impact. Donors, volunteers and staff are the ones who are allowing us to taking our fundraising efforts further. Which is why there is one key thing that we should always be thinking about and trying to improve: how we tell our nonprofit’s stories.

Much of the work that your organization is doing is not necessarily relatable to the average donor. To counteract this, you can share the stories of the people you serve, your supporters, and anyone else that will allow you to hopefully create that human connection to your nonprofit. Not using storytelling would translate into simply telling prospective or current donors a bullet point list of your programs. Some of these they might not even understand, and they will most definitely will not get the longterm impact of these services.

In simple terms, Stories are what give meaning to data and facts. These stories are what allow a donor to emotionally connect to your nonprofit’s impact.

The art of storytelling is not one that is easy to master, but once you begin to understand why it’s important and how you should be telling these, you’ll be able to tell better stories that will keep donors connected to your organization.

 Read more on our blog!

Tags:  nonprofit  nonprofits  non-profits  Storytelling for Grantseekers 

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Master the Art of Email for Your Nonprofit

Posted By Jason Nicosia, CommitChange, Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Master the Art of Email for Your Nonprofit


Join our webinar on Thursday, April 9th, 2015 at 1PM CST.

Most nonprofits have adopted email marketing as a main area of their marketing activities. Email marketing is not only good to maintain your supporters informed and engaged with your organization, but it is also great for raising funds! If your nonprofit is still using Outlook or Gmail to send plain text newsletters, you are missing out on the great opportunities of good email marketing.

From choosing a platform to including effective call-to-actions, learn everything you need to know about building successful email campaigns to keep your supporters engaged.

Register For Our Webinar Here
Can't Attend? Follow the conversation online#Email4NP

Tags:  cause marketing  nonprofit  nonprofits  webinar  webinars 

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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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Call for Applications: The Fundraising Intensive Program

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Interested in joining the Fundraising Intensive Program's Class of 2015?

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 29.  
Click here for a full program description and application!


The Fundraising Intensive Program is a 10-month training program that combines group learning and one-on-one coaching to provide practical tools and best practices on a range of fundraising activities.  

Participants meet monthly in New Orleans for a group discussion focused on a single funding topic.  Then, each participating nonprofit receives 90 minutes of individual coaching to help them apply the skills and tools from the group session to their own unique organization.


Program details and application


Over the course of the program, the nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers involved will learn about:

Fundraising Planning
Telling Your Story
Individual Donor Development
Major Gifts
Fundraising Events: House Parties
Fundraising by Mail and Email
Researching and Writing Grant Proposals


 Here's what some of this year's graduates are saying about the
Fundraising Intensive Program:
   
"[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...We are more confident, efficient and effective. I highly recommend this course."
- Ameca Reali, The Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana


"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

"This program...truly supports you and allows you to gain access to people and information that helps you grow."
- Kim Dudek, Dag's House



Participation is limited and applications are required.  If you'd like to be considered for the Fundraising Intensive Program's Class of 2015, complete the program application by Tuesday, April 29.  
For questions or to find out more about services offered by The Funding Seed, visit www.thefundingseed.com or email info@thefundingseed.com.


** Please note: Due to applicant requests, The Funding Seed is now accepting up to three applicants per organization.  Applicants may include staff, board members or volunteers. **




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Nonprofit Extended Sale Offer: Get $20 Off Laptops!

Posted By Lluvia Peveto, Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council, Monday, November 11, 2013

It's baaaaaack! Due to popular demand, the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC) is offering nonprofit and "Computers for Louisiana's Families" participants $20 off laptops until this Friday, Nov. 15, AND $30 for a "Microsoft© Office Home and Business 2010" add-on!

Call us at (225) 379-3577 to reserve your computer/laptop software combos today! See prices below!

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With the "Microsoft© Office Home and Business 2010" software package you'll receive all your favorite programs and more, including:

· Outlook 2010

· Word 2010

· Excel 2010

· Powerpoint 2010

· One Note 2010

Regular retail value of $200.00, the CACRC is offering this software package as an in-store add-on for all our nonprofit and "Computers for Louisiana's Families" (CLF) buyers - only $30.00 plus tax, whenever you purchase a computer from our nonprofit.

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Attention Nonprofits: Come in by Friday, Nov. 15, and get $20 off all laptops!

Laptop Prices:

CLF PRICE: $175.00 (NOW: $153.20 WITH $20 DISCOUNT)

PUBLIC PRICE: $200.00

Desktop Only:

CLF PRICE: $90.00; PUBLIC PRICE: $119.90

 

*15" Desktop LCD system:

CLF PRICE: $105.00; PUBLIC PRICE: $136.25

*17" Desktop LCD system:

CLF PRICE: $120.00; PUBLIC PRICE: $152.60

*19" Desktop LCD system:

CLF PRICE: $140.00; PUBLIC PRICE: $174.40

*Complete system includes LCD screen, computer tower, keyboard, mouse, power cords and VGA cable. All our computer systems - whether desktops or laptops - come with Open Office, Windows 7, anti-virus protection and a 60-day warranty.

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Computers for Louisiana's Families

We work hard to ensure every family in need is able to obtain a computer for their household. In order to qualify for this reduced-price program, participants complete their application into the program by bringing a current Louisiana ID or driver's license, in addition to either:

A free/reduced lunch letter

A food stamp card

A Medicaid card

Unemployment or disability paperwork

Letter proving 501c3 status (nonprofits only)

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The Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council

1400 Main Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Business No.: (225) 379-3577 Fax No.: (225) 379-3496

Store Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Donation Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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