1. GrantStation available for use at LBCF – A curated grants portal is available for use by any local nonprofit upon scheduling. Staff will walk you through ways to search for active grants that fit your mission. If you are interested in learning more about the GrantStation portal, there is a free online tutorial available on Tuesday, April 14th at 11am. The tour will walk you through how to best utilize the service to receive the most benefit from funders. To schedule a time at the portal, call 949-715-8223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for the tutorial, visit: http://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=3s3f1u0y8qzh
2. Planned Giving is a Must – With fluctuations in the economy comes fluctuations in nonprofit assets and the ability to carry out on a mission. Rather than depending on increasing annual fundraising goals with small and large one-time contributions, planned giving can provide confidence and assurance to the community that your organization is sustainable and financially secure. Opening a fund with LBCF allows you the flexibility to focus on your mission while giving your donors the option of donating retirement plan assets, life income gifts, and legacy gifts through bequests or living trusts. Today, you can give your donors the option of leaving their legacy with you.
3. Branding and Marketing Sets the Tone – Think about how your donors see you in the community. Whether it’s a face-to-face interaction, your website, the emotions evoked through your logo, your social media presence, or an article in the local newspaper, each interaction needs to speak to your mission. At times it’s difficult to keep all of this in mind during day-to-day operations. To help answer questions you may have on the topic, LBCF is offering a two-part series on branding, marketing, and social media. Our May and June speaker series will feature Shaena Stabler, Co-Owner of Stu News and Brian Ross Adams, owner of Trusted Messenger Marketing, a social media, online branding, websites and message consulting company for nonprofits, political campaigns, businesses, artists, and public figures. The events will take place on May 21st and June 18th from 12:15pm-1:00pm here at LBCF. Please mark your calendars and RSVP to email@example.com. More details will follow.