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Volunteer Management Traning Series

Posted By SusanDelle Shaffette, DOVIA New Orleans, Thursday, August 13, 2015

DOVIA New Orleans is hosting a Volunteer Management Training Series on the Northshore. Volunteer directors, staff coordinators, team leaders, faith based groups and more can benefit from this exceptional opportunity in September 2015.

Emphasis will be placed on learning the steps to successful volunteer program development; developing volunteer recruitment and supervision skills; and planning ways to improve existing volunteer programs.

For more information and to register, please visit our website, www.dovianeworleans.org

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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.

Tags:  board  boards  development  donations  donor retention  donors  events  fund  fund development  fund raising  funding  fundraiser  Fundraising  funds  leadership  louisiana  Member Event  New Orleans  nonprofit  nonprofit sector  non-profits  sustainability  training  Volunteer  volunteers  workshop 

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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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Points of Light Volunteer Program Management Training Offered

Posted By SusanDelle Shaffette, DOVIA New Orleans, Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Volunteer Program Management Training

Hosted by DOVIA New Orleans

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION SPECIAL! Sign up for the 6-part Points of Light training at a super discount rate in gratitude for sharing your time and talents! $75 for members/non-members! This rate good through April 1st only. $125 for members after April 1st or $200 for non-members.

The six-part training series on volunteer program management was developed by the Points of Light Foundation. The training covers many topics that the leaders of volunteers need to accomplish their work in the field.

Course 1: Understanding Volunteering-volunteer trends in the U.S.; characteristics of effective volunteer programs; and volunteer motivation models.

Course 2: Planning a Volunteer Program-conducting basic needs assessments; creating volunteer position descriptions; and developing a purpose statement, policies and budget.

Course 3: Recruiting and Placing Volunteers-developing volunteer recruitment strategies and messages; accessing underutilized volunteers; and interviewing volunteers for optimal placement.

Course 4: Orienting and Training Volunteers-identifying training needs; building a training session; and effective training delivery.

Course 5: Supervising Volunteers-defining and communicating expectations; supervising and recognizing people with different motivations; and developing a recognition plan.

Course 6: Evaluating a Volunteer Program-deciding what to evaluate; assessing volunteer satisfaction, management and outcomes; and using evaluation information.

The six sessions are offered over 3 weeks with 2 courses presented per day. The upcoming dates are April 7, 14, and 21. It will be presented by Nicholas Auck, Director of Volunteer Outreach, Volunteer Louisiana (Lt. Governor's Office).  

Attendees can register for one or several sessions or the full series. Download the brochure. 

The course will be presented on the Northshore at the Louisiana Heart Hospital in Lacombe. For additional information, go to: www.dovianeworleans.org.  

For questions or additional information, contact Missy Vivien, DOVIA Community Outreach Coordinator.

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Webinar: How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website

Posted By Lori Kadavy, Firespring, Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Webinar: How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 9:30 a.m. CT.

 

82% of donors visit a nonprofit’s website before giving.

Your website can’t afford to be ineffective. We can help.

Learn the keys to building an engaging website from Firespring.org CEO, Jay Wilkinson, one of America's top-rated speakers on websites and marketing for nonprofits.

  • Learn the 3 biggest mistakes nonprofits make with their websites.
  • Hear the 5 required elements of an engaging website.
  • See examples of nonprofits that master their online presence.

 

[REGISTER]

 

  •  
  • About the Presenter
  • Jay Wilkinson is a lifelong entrepreneur and longtime business owner. He sits on the board of several nonprofits and is an avid supporter of programs that provide leadership and enrichment programs for America's youth. He speaks regularly on the topic of nonprofits and the web throughout the United States. He has appeared on CNN and other news outlets discussing how emerging technologies are shaping our future and is considered a leading authority on the impact of marketing on the web for nonprofits.

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Alzheimer's Services Hosts Lunch-N-Learn

Posted By PR Coord, Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area, Inc., Monday, February 16, 2015

Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area

presents

LUNCH-N-LEARN

Lunch-N-Learn is an opportunity for caregivers and healthcare professionals to be educated about many different topics related to dementia. All Lunch-N-Learn sessions are held on Wednesdays from 12:00 - 1:00 PM. The session is free and includes a light lunch. Registration is required and will be available online at the beginning of each month. Please take a moment to review the Lunch-N-Learn guidelines. Alzheimer's Services aims to provide a quality experience for attendees while remaining good stewards of donor funds. Your cooperation and understanding are appreciated.

REGISTER HERE


LUNCH-N-LEARN: BATON ROUGE

Lunch-N-Learn: Baton Rouge is held at Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, 3772 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA. Each session is held once a month with a different caregiver-requested topic each month.

Each Lunch-N-Learn: Baton Rouge session is approved for one social work continuing education unit.



LUNCH-N-LEARN: OUTREACH

Lunch-N-Learn: Outreach is held once a month in another parish and features the same topic and speaker as the Lunch-N-Learn: Baton Rouge for that month.

Each Lunch-N-Learn: Outreach session is approved for one social work continuing education unit.



LUNCH-N-LEARN: ASCENSION PARISH

Lunch-N-Learn: Ascension is presented quarterly by St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1125 Louisiana 30, Gonzales, LA, with a different caregiver-requested topic each month.

 
 

GUIDELINES

  • Doors to the conference room will close at 12:10.
  • Lunch will only be available to registered participants.
  • Call to cancel your registration to allow those on the waiting list to attend.

 

REGISTER HERE

 


 

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Competing for Federal Grants

Posted By PR Coord, Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area, Inc., Monday, February 16, 2015

Competing for Federal Grants

Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area

Baton Rouge, LA

Mar 2- Mar 6, 2015

Training Hours

Class begins at 8:30 AM each day and ends by 5:30 PM, except Fridays when class ends at 1 PM. On Wednesdays, groups have the option to work until 7 PM.

 

REGISTER HERE

Host Organization:
Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area

Training Site:
Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area
Conference Room
3772 North Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Local Host Contact:

Barbara Auten
(225) 334-7494 x201
bauten@alzbr.org Host

Kristi Mellion Host
(225) 334-7494 x203
coordinator@alzbr.org

Registration Questions:
Program Registrar
The Grantsmanship Center
(800) 421-9512
(213) 482-9860
Registrar@tgci.com


Get ready to win federal grants!

Despite budget cuts, the federal government continues to award billions of dollars in grants each year. Competition for federal dollars was always tough, and now it’s even tougher. To succeed with federal grants, you need to meet the stepped-up challenges and you need to plan ahead—as much as a year before a grant competition is opened.

Get a running start for success. Learn how to position your organization to secure federal awards!

 

Take advantage of an expert guide 

Competing for Federal Grants takes you through the federal grants process step by step—from finding funding opportunities and understanding application guidelines to developing and writing winning proposals. This training helps you build an effective, proactive approach to federal funding and to avoid common mistakes.

During the training, you:

  • Use recent grant application guidelines and real funded proposals to examine what works, what doesn’t, and why
  • Develop a work-plan for proposal development
  • Write key proposal sections
  • Review proposals drafted by your peers
  • Have your own work reviewed by others

You do all of this with expert guidance. Every one of The Grantsmanship Center’s Competing for Federal Grants trainers is an active and prolific proposal writer who has won millions of dollars in some of the toughest federal competitions. They know what’s happening in the field right now.

"Thanks for this excellent training! Two months later I applied for my first federal grant. Our college was one of only 10 awardees in the nation and will receive nearly $750,000 over three years. I really appreciate the encouragement and instruction. "
Melissa Vermillion, Grant Writer
Hazard Community & Technical College
Hazard, KY

 

Who should take this training?

This training is a good fit for all types of organizations that compete—or plan to compete—in the federal arena: state, county, and local agencies, educational institutions, hospitals, private nonprofit organizations, and even for-profit organizations that are eligible for specific federal funding programs. This fast-paced, intensive training is not recommended for those new to the grant development field. (For those new to the field, start with either Grantsmanship Training Program® or Essential Grant Skills.)

 

What you learn

  • Find federal funding opportunities that match the mission and priorities of your organization
  • Scope-out upcoming competitions to get a head start—before the funding guidelines are released
  • Interpret application guidelines and decipher what they’re really asking for
  • Assess whether it makes sense to enter a particular competition
  • Assemble a work-plan for developing a powerful proposal
  • Develop an effective, well-documented case for funding
  • Assemble proposals that follow guidelines and respond to the funder's requirements

  

Why this learning lasts

Competing for Federal Grants uses our Listen & Discuss, Do & Review® curriculum, combing presentations, discussions, and practical, hands-on exercises to take you step-by-step through planning a program and developing a grant proposal. You immediately put new knowledge into practice, build powerful skills, and retain what you learn. This curriculum is based on best practices for adult learners where concepts are actually practiced—the information sticks with you.

 

You’re not alone when class is over

As a graduate of Competing for Federal Grants, you receive 12 months of full membership in The Grantsmanship Center’s Membership Program at no additional cost. This helps you:

  • Strengthen a proposal. You have a full year after the training to submit a proposal to one of our trainers for advice on how to improve it.
  • Find funders. Receive a full year of access to GrantDomain, our user-friendly, continuously updated database of foundation, corporate, and federal grantmakers. GrantDomain helps you target appropriate funders, while saving aggravation, time, and money.
  • Build your own skills or those of your team. After you complete the Competing for Federal Grants training, you or one other person from your organization may attend our 5-day Grantsmanship Training Program® for 50% off the regular tuition fee!
  • Enjoy other discounts on publications, consulting services, and more.
  • Find the answers you need. Ask The Center! Need help untangling application guidelines or handling tricky situations? Contact us. We're here to help our alumni find answers.

 

Tuition

Tuition for the 5-day Competing for Federal Grants training is $1,195. This fee includes everything you need: a binder loaded with information and a flash drive with even more plus follow-up support through The Grantsmanship Center’s Membership Program for 12 months—at no additional cost!

 

Details and logistics

  • Once your payment (or purchase order) is received, we email your confirmation, including directions to the training location plus parking info.
  • Dress for comfort.
  • If possible, bring a laptop computer and a flash drive (thumb drive).
  • If you plan to work on a specific federal grant application, please bring the guidelines and other relevant information.
  • Training begins each day at 8:30 am and ends by 5:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. On Wednesday, you’ll be working on a project with your team and may choose to stay later. On Friday, the class ends by 1:00 pm.
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments are provided. Lunch is on your own--choose a local spot from list provided.
  • You receive a complete manual of training materials when you arrive at the training.

 

REGISTER HERE

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