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Nonprofit Fundraiser as Entreprenuer

Posted By Connect for a Cause, LLC, Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Greetings fellow LANO Members and Friends!

I'm pleased to introduce to you Connect for a Cause, a new LANO member and (we hope!) a new and vital resource to you.

We are a Louisiana startup company whose goal is to help nonprofits raise money and awareness while connecting people who might otherwise not have the opportunity to meet.  It's networking with a net gain.


LANO's Vice President for Public Relations, Matt Mullenix says: "Connect for a Cause fills a niche so new you may not know it exists.  Nonprofit board members are often high-profile community leaders, influential and much in demand as networking contacts. Here's a way to harness that power directly to the benefit of the nonprofits they support."

If your Board of Directors needs an easy way to help your organization raise money, here's how it works:

The process begins with nonprofits asking their top executives, Board members and VIP supporters to donate an hour of time to participate in a lunch meeting (their choice of time and place). The executive's bio is then listed on, where the public can register and place a bid on that meeting.

The high bidder wins the auction and gets to take your VIP to lunch---a great way for them to pitch a new product or partnership, or just angle for a job. The higher the winning bid, the more money goes to the sponsoring nonprofit. It's a fun and easy way to fund-raise for your organization, and Connect for a Cause is proud to make it a reality.

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Our new service will be launching at the end of March, 2012, and I want to invite Louisiana nonprofits and LANO members to learn more about our company by visiting or find us on Facebook at

We look forward to hearing from you!

-Jason Nicosia, CEO/Founder- Connect for a Cause

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