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January 2021

Community Leaders Baton Rouge Information Session

January 5 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Thank you for your interest in Community Leaders Baton Rouge! We hope you will join us on January 5, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. for an formation session to discuss session dates and topics, the Change Fund, and answer questions related to the program. Only those that RSVP will receive a ZOOM invitation one day prior to the event.  

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Creating Your 2021 Fundraising Plan

January 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Whether you cancelled a big event, worked with donors while trying to predict a changing economy, or shifted the way you deliver on income-generating programs, it’s very likely your nonprofit had to make big changes to your fundraising in 2020. As we enter into the New Year, now is a great time to think about which fundraising strategies to use in 2021. In this updated version of our annual fundraising planning workshop, you’ll learn how to create your own personalized,…

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You Aren’t Alone Project Volunteer Orientation

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The You Aren't Alone Project is looking to fill several volunteer opportunities for this year, including board treasurer, interim board secretary, marketing (graphic design, web, social media management, blog writing), programs & events, and fundraising/development (fundraising, grant writing). While experience is preferred for most positions, it is not required. The only thing we ask is that you have a passion for this organization and the people we serve, and that you are able to contribute not just your time, but…

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Creating Your 2021 Donor Communications Calendar

January 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The most efficient and effective way to raise funds from donors is to increase your donor retention - in other words, to inspire as many people as possible who gave in 2020 to give again in 2021. And the good news is that we know what works: regular communication with donors during the time periods when you are NOT asking them to give. Saying thank you, sharing updates, and actively listening all make a huge difference. In fact, when someone…

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February 2021

Statewide Virtual Executive Director Roundtable | New Year’s Organizational Checkup

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Please join us for a virtual Executive Director's Roundtable with Kay Irby. Irby has served as a consultant and coach for nonprofit boards all over the state of Louisiana. Her training specialties include Board Governance, Strategic Planning, Succession Planning, and an array of Nonprofit Basics. This roundtable will discuss a tool that is a game changer for planning for the new year. This tool assesses systems and practices as they relate to: Governance Human Resources Communication Planning Program Evaluation Financials…

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Workshop: Three Alternatives to a Virtual Event

February 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Every fundraiser has had to pivot in the last year, trying to answer questions like “What do I do about my organization’s fundraising event?” And organizations continue to lean on fundraisers for guidance on how to host events: Move events online? Reschedule with fingers crossed? Cancel altogether? This workshop isn't a checklist for how to make a virtual event happen successfully at your nonprofit. It's an opportunity to rethink the role that an event plays in your fundraising during 2021.…

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Workshop: Self-Care for Nonprofit Fundraisers

February 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

In order to help make these important tools accessible for as many people as possible, this workshop is available on a sliding scale for all participants. Tickets range from $5 to $25. Please pay what you can; doing so helps others to join this workshop. (For your reference, workshops usually cost $20 per person. Registration covers workshop participation for one person, workshop recording, PDFs of materials, and an electronic Certificate of Participation.) The last 11 months have been mentally, emotionally,…

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March 2021

Executive Director Roundtable | What’s Next for LANO & How Can You Get Involved?

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

  Guest Speaker: Jill Roshto Jill Roshto has over 29 years of experience in retail management, corporate sales, business ownership, fundraising and non-profit management.  Roshto served most recently as the President/CEO of the Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation.  Roshto is currently serving as Executive Director of Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO). In her varied career, Ms. Roshto worked in multiple roles at Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, the LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, LSU Foundation and as Executive Director of Cancer Services of…

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April 2021

Workshop – Intermediate Grantwriting

April 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

So you've written a few grants and feel like you've got the basics down. Are you ready to take your grantwriting to the next level? Intermediate Grantwriting will help you improve your grant proposals and raise more money for your nonprofit. Through this live, virtual workshop, you'll learn specific ways to make your proposal more appealing to a funder, including how to make a compelling case to someone unfamiliar with your nonprofit's work and what kind of research and data…

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April 14, 2021 | Executive Director Roundtable

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

  Guest Speaker: Sevetri Wilson Sevetri is a 2010 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Public Service, the Jefferson Award; and her work was featured in the U.S. Senate report to the White House on Volunteerism in the U.S., under President Obama. Sevetri’s work and that of her clients has been featured in national publications such as USA Today, Time Magazine, and CNN. She serves as a voice for communities as a Forbes contributor and has amassed over 200,000 followers…

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