Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Upcoming Events and How You Can Help

Here are some ways you can help!

April 25th we will be at the Lassen Family Services "Walk a Mile in their Shoes" event for domestic violence awareness. We'll have a booth with our May calendar, general information and surveys.

May 2nd we will be at the Children's Fair with the same informational booth, plus giveaways and an activity for kids.

May 15 and 16 we will have our annual yardsale fundraiser. Instead of doing it on our own this year, we will be combining it with the Skyline Storage's big yard sale. You can start donating now!

We can use help at any of those events running the booths. We also need help with things like finding people to facilitate classes, spreading the word, posting flyers, etc. We are also looking for someone to create a promotional video and someone who can design flyers.

If you can help with a booth at an event, donate to or work at the yardsale, or do behind the scenes work please message us here on facebook, email info@lassenden.org or text 310-0634. Or sign up here: https://lassenden.webconnex.com/volunteer

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

We are Seeking a Volunteer Coordinator

Notice of Vacancy
January 1, 2015
Devoted to Excellency in Neighborhoods, Inc. aka Lassen D.E.N. is seeking qualified and interested persons who live within Lassen County to fill a volunteer vacancy for the position of Volunteer Coordinator. This is not a board position and is unpaid.
Persons should make their interest known in writing or by phone to Lassen D.E.N., Attn: Emily Strength, President, at the address below. Please include your name and contact information and explain why you would like to join Lassen D.E.N. Call for additional information.
Lassen D.E.N. exists to serve the families of Lassen County by providing information, resources, support and activities that enrich their lives, and to increase the options for free and low cost recreational and educational activities.

Organization Summary:

Lassen D.E.N. provides educational and recreational workshops, classes and activities.  It is a location for arts, crafts, performing arts, music, family events, parenting resources, fitness, homemaking, playgroups, mommy and me groups, support groups, learning and fun!  It is a place for community members to host classes and have group meetings of their own.  Lassen D.E.N. is a community center and is focused on meeting the needs of the community. 
Duties that Specifically Fall to the Volunteer Coordinator:
  • Contact volunteers periodically to remind them of upcoming fundraisers by sending out informative emails and calling when appropriate.
  • Keep records of people who have volunteered or expressed interest in volunteering, including their names, email addresses, phone numbers and other relevant information. Keep this list up to date and remove those individuals who ask to be removed.
  • Schedule volunteers in the time slots and positions they will be working at fundraisers.
  • Recruit new volunteers by providing information to interested individuals.
  • Be committed to being the voice of Lassen D.E.N. to our volunteers. Your enthusiasm, positive attitude, and energy will motivate them and get them excited about our cause.




Devoted to Excellence in Neighborhoods, Inc.

2965 Johnstonville Rd. #55 – Susanville, CA 96130

Phone 530.310.0634 www.lassenden.org Email: info@lassenden.org


We are Seeking a CFO for our Board

Notice of Vacancy
January 1, 2015
Devoted to Excellency in Neighborhoods, Inc. aka Lassen D.E.N. is seeking qualified and interested citizens who live within Lassen County to fill a board vacancy for the position of Chief Financial Officer.
This is an unpaid position at the current time.
Citizens should make their interest known in writing to Lassen D.E.N., Attn: Emily Strength, President, at the address below. Please include your name, contact information, relevant background information and/or resume and explain why you would like to join the board. For additional information, call (530) 310-0634.
Lassen D.E.N. exists to serve the families of Lassen County by providing information, resources, support and activities that enrich their lives, and to increase the options for free and low cost recreational and educational activities.

Organization Summary:
Lassen D.E.N. provides educational and recreational workshops, classes and activities.  It is a location for arts, crafts, performing arts, music, family events, parenting resources, fitness, homemaking, playgroups, mommy and me groups, support groups, learning and fun!  It is a place for community members to host classes and have group meetings of their own.  Lassen D.E.N. is a community center and is focused on meeting the needs of the community. 
Board Member Requirements:

  • Ability to pass a drug screening and background check, and possess a clean driving record and valid driver’s license.
  • Willingness to contribute at least 5 hours a week to duties of the organization and willingness to grow with the organization’s needs.
  • Willingness to work in a volunteer capacity for at least the first year.
  • Dedication to the organization’s mission and goals.








General Duties for all Board Members:

  • Be committed to Lassen D.E.N.'s mission and goals.
  • Respond to all communications from other board members regarding Lassen D.E.N. in a timely manner, through email, text, phone or Facebook message. Email is the primary means of communication between board members.
  • Be involved in the decision making process by brainstorming ideas, reviewing the suggestions of other board members, researching alternatives, responding to communications, and being flexible and willing to find solutions that address all board members concerns.
  • Work at all fund raising events in some capacity.
  • Solicit for donations, sponsors, and volunteers via email, phone calls, in-person visits, hanging fliers, and posting on Facebook.
  • Be willing to learn how to do new things and to grow both personally and professionally.
  • Be an upstanding member of the community and demonstrate integrity in all that you do.
  • Be familiar with the organization's policies and bylaws and help the board follow them or amend them as necessary.
  • Be a representative for Lassen D.E.N. amongst family, friends and colleagues by spreading the word about upcoming events and fundraisers and by encouraging people to use our programs.
  • Develop and memorize an “elevator speech” that you can deliver in the time it takes to ride an elevator. Use it to succinctly and clearly tell curious people what Lassen D.E.N. is all about.
  • Inform the board of strengths, skills and preferred types of duties, so that our team can be developed utilizing everyone's strengths, rather than duties being assigned arbitrarily.
Duties that Specifically Fall to the Chief Financial Officer:
  • Make bank deposits.
  • Balance bank account.
  • Keep record of all financial transactions. When we hire an accountant, forward all relevant records and information to the accountant.
  • File timely forms and reports with all relevant government agencies, such as the Internal Revenue Service, the California Board of Equalization, the California Franchise Tax Board and the California Attorney General.
  • Prepare annual financial reports such as Profit & Loss Statement.


Devoted to Excellence in Neighborhoods, Inc.

2965 Johnstonville Rd. #55 – Susanville, CA 96130

Phone 530.310.0634 www.lassenden.org Email: info@lassenden.org

Sunday, December 28, 2014

January Calendar is up!

Our January Calendar is up!  Please visit the Register for an Event page 
for details on  Writing with Robbin, TWO art classes- Wonderful World of Art and Painting on Saws, Astronomy, Crocheting Rag Rugs, Decorating Valentine's Cupcakes with Modeling Chocolate and even a class on how to get your own cottage industry business up and running- How to Make and Sell Food from Home.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Online Fundraiser Campaign

We're running an online campaign to try to raise the money for our building.  Help Lassen D.E.N. get a home by the end of the year!  

https://www.givlet.org/donate/mngh/

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Offically a Non Profit!

EXCITING NEWS! We got the letter from the IRS.... we are officially a 501c3 nonprofit organization!  That means that your donations are tax deductible!

You Can Donate Here  

We will be applying for grants, so if you know of any please let us know!  




Thursday, August 28, 2014

Win Two Movie Tickets!

Take the survey between now and Sep. 30, and be entered to win two movie tickets! We have separate surveys for teens and home schoolers as well.  Entering your email address on the survey is required to identify and contact the winner. 

http://www.lassenden.org/p/how-can-we-serve-you.html