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Sustainability is an orientation, not a destination

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Wednesday, June 6, 2012
In Kimberley Sherwood's blog last week at Co-Strategy, she talked about the importance of defining your funding strategy and went on to cite research by Bridgespan (featured at NPQ), which highlighted a handful of best practices for guiding your strategic financial growth.


One of the practices from Bridgespan surrounds the notion that "you must break the funding wall by ... Read more at the Page to Practice blog.

LANO MEMBERS: Don't forget to register for the next author interview with Emily Davis when we'll answer your questions about fundraising and the next generation. Visit the community calendar to register.

You can also download the free Page to Practice summary of Davis' book "Fundraising and the Next Generation: Tools for Engaging the Next Generation of Philanthropists” at thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.

Tags:  fundraising  sustainability 

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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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Is your nonprofit worth saving unconditionally?

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Saturday, September 24, 2011

I can only think of one time you promise for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health. And it's never applied to a nonprofit organization, let alone a business. If your nonprofit has sickly or feeble programs and is in a poor financial state, is it worth saving unconditionally? Should nonprofits rise above our treatment of failing businesses simply because they have a worthy mission?

This week's article by Raylene Decatur, called "Should we strive for sustainable organizations?” is a must read. She and I recently discussed the occasionally misguided goal of sustainability, and I'm delighted she put pen to paper for a larger discussion. Raylene addresses the issue we as nonprofit leaders continue to orbit but rarely touch. Decatur says ... Read more

Tags:  alliances  mergers  sustainability 

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