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Building a Powerful Grants Strategy for 2014

Posted By Ellen Mowrer, GrantStation.com, Inc., Monday, December 30, 2013

This webinar will take participants through the process of establishing a grants calendar for the next 12 to 18 months. Fast-paced, and filled with action steps, Cynthia Adams will discuss how to design and adopt a Grant Decision Matrix before beginning the process of building a specific grants strategy for each project.

All participants will also receive a set of worksheets that they can use to create their own approach to building grants calendars and grants strategies for their organizations. This webinar will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 and is for beginning, intermediate and advanced grant writers. Visit the link above to register.

Wednesday January 15, 2014 2:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.), 90 minutes
Fee: $89.00 per person, $150.00 per site.  Click here to register.


Tags:  development  grant writing  grants  training 

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Free Webinar: How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website

Posted By Lori Kadavy, Firespring, Wednesday, December 4, 2013

How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website

Wed, Dec 18, 2013 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM CS

In this session, you will learn from more than 10 years of focus group research with nonprofit constituents and donors how to captivate and engage your audience. Join Firespring CEO/Founder Jay Wilkinson to discover:

• How your organization can raise awareness about your mission in the community.
• The 3 biggest mistakes nonprofits make with their website.
• Proven methods for promoting your organization online.
• The 5 critical elements of a viable website.
• Real-world examples of nonprofit organizations that have mastered their online presence.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn how to take your organization’s web presence to the next level from one of America’s top-rated experts on websites and marketing for nonprofits.

 

 

Register

 

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Tags:  Fundraising  nonprofit  online presence  training  Volunteers  webinar  website 

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Free Webinar: How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website

Posted By Lori Kadavy, Firespring, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

How to Captivate

and Engage Constituents

with Your Website

Online - Wednesday, November 27, 2013 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM CDT

 


In this session, you will learn from more than 10 years of focus group research with nonprofit constituents and donors how to captivate and engage your audience. Join Firespring CEO/Founder Jay Wilkinson to discover:

• How your organization can raise awareness about your mission in the community.

• The 3 biggest mistakes nonprofits make with their website.

• Proven methods for promoting your organization online.

• The 5 critical elements of a viable website.

• Real-world examples of nonprofit organizations that have mastered their online presence.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn how to take your organization’s web presence to the next level from one of America’s top-rated experts on websites and marketing for nonprofits.

 

Register

 

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Nonprofit workshop: Quick Year-End Fundraising

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Tuesday, November 5, 2013

 

Nonprofit workshop:
Quick Year-End Fundraising 
Friday, November 15
9:30am-12:00pm
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

 

 

Nearly one third of all annual giving to nonprofits in the United States happens in the month of December, and 10% of annual gifts are sent in the last two days of the year.

Is your nonprofit ready for your year-end fundraising? The clock is ticking!

Don't miss this hands-on workshop, which offers simple tools you can use to raise funds during these essential last weeks of the year.

Registration $35. Student, AmeriCorps & group discounts available. Attendees will receive a certificate of participation for completing the workshop.

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

 

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Nonprofit workshop: Major Donor Development 101

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Nonprofit fundraising workshop:
Major Donor Development 101
Tuesday, October 29
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans
Details & registration at www.thefundingseed.com.

Major donors can make a huge difference for your nonprofit.  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.

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

Register online at www.thefundingseed.com.  For questions or to reserve your space and pay at the door, email info@thefundingseed.com.

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Class Announcement: Things to Think About When Choosing a Donor Database

Posted By Denise Heston, Nola Techie, Thursday, August 15, 2013

Things to Think About When Choosing a Donor Database
NOLA Techie

Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (CDT)
Event fee: $25.00


Things to Think About When Choosing a Donor Database - Getting out of that spreadsheet!

Are you currently using a spreadsheet to record your donor's information and donations? Do you currently have a donor database and are looking for a new provider?

This class will cover all the things you need to first think about before choosing a donor database. It will offer navigation through the types of features that donor databases offer so that you can better evaluate what your non profit's needs and wants are.


Registration:
 http://nolatechieevent.eventbrite.com/

 

 



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Advancing Youth Development, a 30-hour Training

Posted By Matt Smith, Big Buddy Program, Thursday, August 15, 2013

 

Big Buddy Program is proud to welcome back Thandor Miller, the Director of Training and Youth Development Practice at DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation, to Baton Rouge for an invaluable training opportunity. After a successful AYD Overview training session in June, Thandor is back to provide this 30-hour AYD certification course. This week-long course will present and develop the best practices of youth development and is ideal for youth workers, youth advocates, and educators.

 

DO NOT MISS THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!

WHAT: Advancing Youth Development Frontline Youth Worker 30-hour Training

PRESENTER: Thandor Miller, DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporatio

WHEN: Monday-Friday, August 36-30, 2013, 9:00am-4:00pm

WHERE: Baton Rouge, Specific location is To Be Determined. Registrants will be informed.

WHO: Youth Workers and Youth Advocates, and anyone interested in discovering the best practices of youth development from an engaging expert in the field. 

COST: $500 per person

For more information and to register, contact Big Buddy Program at (225) 388-9737 or bigbuddy@bigbuddyprogram.org

 

 


Tags:  Big Buddy  certification  training  youth  youth development 

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Nonprofit Workshop: Engaging Board Members & Volunteers in Fundraising

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Tuesday, July 2, 2013

 
Is your board of directors expected to raise money for your nonprofit?

Are they performing the way you need them to?

Do your most dedicated volunteers help grow the funds for your organization?

This workshop will provide you with simple tools to help your board members and volunteers become engaged, excited and successful in fundraising.

 

[REGISTER]

 

Registration $35 per person. 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 space and pay at the door, email info@thefundingseed.com.

While it is not required, we recommend that both a staff member and a board member from your organization attend this workshop for maximum effectiveness. Discounts are available.

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Nonprofit workshop: Grantwriting for Beginners

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Monday, June 10, 2013
 
Nonprofit workshop:
Grantwriting for Beginners
Thursday, June 20
1:00-3:30pm
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans
Details & registration at www.thefundingseed.com


 


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 $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.

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Community Calendar Now Color-coded

Posted By Matthew Mullenix, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Monday, April 15, 2013
Updated: Sunday, May 5, 2013

 

LANO's Community Calendar, a public information resource available as a promotional tool for General and Associate Members, now features color-coded entries that provide a quick view of upcoming dates in six categories: Community Events, Networking Opportunity, Public Notice, Training Opportunity, Funding Opportunity and Volunteer Opportunity. 

See below for more info on each category:

 

NEW COLOR CATEGORIES:

 

LANO COMMUNITY CALENDAR

(Month View)

Detail: April 14-27, 2013

  Community Events: e.g., fundraisers, art shows, concerts, advocacy rallies; other gatherings attended or hosted by your organization
  Networking Opportunity: Any convening with a purpose or format that promotes meeting and sharing information between individuals for professional advancement or community projects, etc.
  Public Notice: Announcements of a public service nature, not specifically related to an individual organization or special interest group
  Training Opportunity: Nonprofit professional development or topic-specific education, delivered in lecture, seminar, webinar or other format 
  Funding Opportunity: Requests for grant or project proposals (RFPs); donation notice, class actions, tax refund notice or other fund-acquisition opportunity
  Volunteer Opportunity: Events or other activities posted by members for which volunteers are needed and requested.

 

LANO members wishing to add events to the Community Calendar can submit the relevant information via webform and may include the ir posting in one or more of the above categories.  Users may filter viewing of calendar events by any category or by all at once, the default setting.

All calendared events will be included in social media posts and the LANO Weekly Planner email, sent each Monday morning to the entire statewide network.  Additionally, headlines from the previous week's Member News & Events blog and updates from the Career and Volunteer Center will be included in the weekly communication. All LANO members, including the Friends of LANO free membership category, are eligible to receive the Weekly Planner.

For more information, contact Matt Mullenix, LANO Vice President for Public Relations.

 

 

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