Regular General Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of each month The next meeting ICC Summer Social will be at Lake Sherwood Club House at 5:30 PM.

Next Meeting:  Tuesday, June 12, 2018 


Information From President Dee Mather Muenzler

2018 Meeting Dates

Top 10 Fundraisers from LANO Meeting

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     Letter From the President


Dear Member and Prospective Members,

Our monthly meeting will be held this Tuesday, June 13th promptly at 6:30pm at Hunan’s Chinese Restaurant.  It is always a good idea to arrive by 6:15 so everyone can be settled when the meeting starts.

This month our focus will be Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.  Their needs are many and if you can help by bringing school supply for their upcoming school year. A list will be attached to this email. Checks are also always welcome.

Our speaker this month with be Judge Duke Welch with the First Circuit Court of Appeals.  Judge Duke will be “What is driving our crime up this year”. It should be quite interesting.

It is time to mark your calendar for our Annual Summer Social.  It will be held on Tuesday, July 10th from 5:30-7:30 at the Lake Sherwood Club House located at 3831 Lake Sherwood East.  Marilyn Mayeux will be Chairperson for the event and will need help before and after the event both setting up and cleaning up.  Please contact Marilyn at 225-975-6794 to volunteer. (Invitation Attached). It is important that you RSVP for this event. You may bring a guest, particularly a representative from another non-profit organization.  I am disappointed that I will be out of town for that event.

Another date to mark is Saturday, September 15th. We will be having Non-Profit Day at the Bluebonnet Library from 11:00 to 3:00. Our members will be able to showcase their organizations.

There will be NO Board Meeting in July.

I am looking forward to seeing you this Tuesday evening at our meeting.

Dee Mather-Muenzler

Inter-Civic Council of Greater Baton Rouge



General Meetings                 

January 11                               6:30    Hunan’s

February 13                             6:30     Hunan’s

March 13                                6:30     Hunan’s

April 10                                   6:30     Hunan’s

May  8                                     6:30     Hunan’s

June 12                                    6:30     Hunan’s                      

July 10                                                 TBA

August 14                                6:30     Hunan’s

September 11                           6:30    Hunan’s   - Only those members who qualify to vote    

                                                                                for the Golden Deed Recipient is allowed to attend. 

October 9                                6:30     Hunan’s

November 6                            6:30     Hunan’s

December 11                                        TBA


Note: Cost of Dinner is $17.00 and includes meal, tea and tip. Absolutely NO sharing of meals.


Board Meetings

Held at Bluebonnet Library from 5:30-7:00. Please be prompt.

         All members are invited to attend.    

April  3                

 May   1                

June  5

July   3

August 7

September 4

October  2


December 4               

 Board Meeting will be held the first Tuesday of the month unless unwise noted. Location of March – December meeting will be noted.



Dear Member’s,

Thursday, 2/22/18 I attended a LANO Roundtable. Barbara Autin with Alzheimer Services chaired the meeting. I have been to several meetings in the past as President of another organization and the information and support I received from LANO has been invaluable.  I asked if I could share with you a little of what I learned.


Trend # 1: Donors Not Sure They Trust You. Build donors confidence by being “transparent” about your fundraising: explicitly share how much you need to raise, why, and how the funds raised will be spent.

Trend #2: The “Donor Experience” Reigns. The new CRMs and analysis platforms start by eliciting feedback from donors.  Then they add date on the donor’s transactional and behavioral history. And presto, you can create truly customized donor experience. That’s the future!

Trend #3:  Advocacy is the new Fundraising Skill

Learn to treat officials who influence funding decisions just as carefully as if they were major donor prospects.

Trend #4: Sophistication is increasing at All Levels

Don’t let your nonprofit’s messages and appeals begin to look old and stale. It’s worth the investment to give your staff professional training and education- you’ll bring in far greater revenues.

Trend #5:  Crowdfunding and Giving Days Have a Great Future

Invest in digital and social media training.  Test your messaging and shares, and recruit “digital ambassadors” who will promoter your cause on the next #Giving Day.

Trend #6:  Watch out for the New Philanthropists and Social Entrepreneurs.

There’s room in our sector for multiple approaches.  Disruptions and experimentation can be good.  But look over your shoulder and be prepared to be impacted.

Trend #7: More Major Gifts Will be Available to all NGO’s

Committing to a systematic major gifts program over time and investing in training will pay off handsomely for your nonprofits.

Trend #8:  Internal Support for Fundraising is a Make or Break Issue

Organizations that offer wholehearted support to fundraising – and to donor relationships – will always raise far more money.

Trend #9:  Sustainer Fundraising Programs Will be King. Sticking with your sustainer program over time, because it can take years to gain traction.

Trend #10:  The ROI on Fundraising is Real.

Want a larger fundraising budget? Then run the numbers and demonstrate how you can raise more with a larger budget.

Thank you all for your support.