Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Your Cart   |   Sign In   |   Join LANO!
Member News & Events Blog
Blog Home All Blogs
Sharing the news, tips, press releases, special offers and upcoming events posted by LANO members. Share your good news here! Feel free to cross post the blog links to your Facebook or other media pages, or to email them directly to friends.Please allow 1-2 business days for your blog to appear on the network.


Search all posts for:   


Top tags: Fundraising  nonprofit  non-profits  New Orleans  CausePlanet  fund development  louisiana  fund raising  grants  training  workshop  funding  nonprofit sector  Page to Practice  development  grantwriting  donations  donors  fund  grant writing  funds  grant  sustainability  Execute Now!  Member Event  Finance Fundamentals  boards  workshop. grants  volunteers  events 

18 NTC

Posted By Katelyn Smith, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Wednesday, February 14, 2018

If you're looking to rev up your skills and get inspired to make a difference in your work—and the world—check out the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference!

With over 100 sessions on important topics like digital fundraising, IT security, project planning, website accessibility, and making data-driven decisions , and an exhibit hall featuring the latest tools and services, the 18NTC will give you fresh perspectives and new ideas to do your work, better.

Plus, keynote speaker Luvvie Ajayi, a career center, and dozens of built-in opportunities to connect and network with more than 2,000 of your peers.

Prices go up after February 28, so make sure to use our link to register soon & get the best rate:

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)

Interested in being a 2018 LA SCCC Charity? Applications due 3/1/18

Posted By Robin Taylor, Louisiana Association of United Ways, Thursday, February 8, 2018
Updated: Thursday, February 8, 2018


Applications for the 2018 LA SCCC are currently being accepted. 

Deadline for submission is March 1, 2018.  

To apply or learn more, please visit



If you meet the following requirements your charity is eligible to apply to be part of the LA SCCC*:

Provides health and human services in Louisiana
Serves primarily Louisiana residents
Maintains fundraising and administrative costs less than 25%
Complies with all laws and regulations
Registered as a 501 (1) (c) 3 organization
Registered in good standing with the LA Secretary of State
Compliant with the USA Patriot Act of 2001
Led by a volunteer Board of Directors

* For more details on requirements for participating charities, see R.S. 42:456.A.(3) and LAC 4:III.Chapter 11.


This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)

Creating a Powerful Fundraising Plan

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Thursday, February 8, 2018

Creating a Powerful Fundraising Plan
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Ashe Power House Theater
1731 Baronne St. New Orleans 70113

Grow your nonprofit's capacity with a powerful fundraising plan!

What would happen at your organization if you never had to worry about your funding? If you knew how much you needed to raise, and how you were going to raise it?

This workshop will help you make that a reality. You'll learn ways to assess your resources, to set fundraising goals, and to create a calendar that will keep you on track. Participants will receive tools they can take back to their organizations and put to work immediately.

Attendees will receive a Certificate of Participation for completing the workshop.

Registration $40. Discounts available for students, AmeriCorps and organizations registering two or more people.



For questions, to inquire about discount codes or to reserve your seat and pay at the door, email Visit to learn more about the Funding Seed's other offerings!

Tags:  development  donations  fund development  fund raising  funding  Fundraising  funds  New Orleans  nonprofit  nonprofit sector  non-profits  Page to Practice  training  workshop 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)

Nominate a Young Hero Today!

Posted By Katelyn Smith, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Thursday, February 8, 2018
A Young Hero can be defined in many ways, but to those who know them they are exceptional students who devote their time, talents, and energy to make a difference! 

Now in its 23rd year, the LPB Louisiana Young Hero Awards, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, annually honors students in grades 7-12 who excel in the classroom, serve their local communities, and sometimes demonstrate great personal courage in overcoming adversity. 

Nominations are now being accepted for our 2018 Louisiana Young Heroes (Click here to nominate.)! Students must be enrolled in a Louisiana school (public, private or parochial) or home-schooled, and cannot be older than 19 years of age. Nomination forms can be downloaded and filled out or submitted through the online form at 

Letters of recognition, newspaper articles, and other supporting materials should be sent to support the nomination. The selection panel relies solely on the material submitted with the application, to learn about each student. (A maximum of ten pages please – no transcripts, text scores, or binders.) Students who have been nominated in past years who meet the criteria may be re-nominated for this year’s awards. Previous winners are not eligible. 

EXTENDED: The deadline for entries is February 12, 2018. Winners will be announced on LPB’s weekly news and public affairs program Louisiana the State We’re In, on the Louisiana Young Heroes Facebook page, and at Louisiana Young Heroes Day will be April 9, 2018. (Dates subject to change.) 

The Young Heroes will be treated to a day full of activities including breakfast at LPB’s studios, lunch at the Governor’s Mansion, and a number of surprises. The day will culminate with a banquet that night in Baton Rouge. 

The awards are co-presented by the Baton Rouge Rotary Club. For more information, call Margaret Schlaudecker at 225-767-4276 or email

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)

Successful Grant Writing - Slidell, LA and Baton Rouge, LA

Posted By David Kiviaho, kiisa Corporation, Wednesday, January 31, 2018


kiisa corporation and LSU announces two Successful Grant Writing Courses -  in Slidell, LA and Baton Rouge, LA!


The Successful Grant Writing course in Slidell will be offered on February 27th and 28th at the Slidell Regional Education Center, in partnership with LSU and UNO.

The address for this location is 1050 Gause Boulevard, Slidell, LA 70458. The course is $395.00 and participants must pre-register at This course offers 1.2 CEU's.

A guest speaker, Mrs. Carla Mouton, from the Northshore Community Foundation, will speak on grants available, working with a foundation, requirements of granting, other grant topics, and will also field questions from participants.


The Successful Grant Writing Course in Baton Rouge will be offered on March 12th and 13th at the LSU Continuing Education Building, 1225 Pleasant Hall, Baton Rouge, LA. The course is $395 and participants must pre-register at course offers 1.2 CEU's. A guest speaker, Ms. Lois Smyth, from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) will speak on grants available, working with a foundation, requirements of granting, other grant topics and will field questions from participants.


The Successful Grant Writing Course has become a staple for Louisiana non-profits. This is a very interactive course, and has been described by many participants as phenomenal. Some areas covered in this course are how to develop the project description/narrative, how to effectively write all aspects of the grant, how/where to identify grants/funding, how to create an organizational and project budget, learning about grant information that helps participants to understand when/why/how to apply for grants, and much more.


Facilitators for this course are Sharon Sandifer, M.Ed and David Kiviaho, founders and owners of kiisa corporation. They not only provide instruction for grant courses, but are in the field writing grants for several of their Louisiana clients. Their style of facilitation is fun and interactive. This team is well researched and presents up to date, relevant, grant information.


Please, register early as these courses do fill quickly.



 Attached Thumbnails:

Tags:  baton rouge  fundraising  grant  grantwriting  louisiana  money  slidell 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)

When Not-for-Profit Organizations Join Hands

Posted By Celeste Viator, Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLP, Friday, January 26, 2018

It doesn't happen often, but sometimes not-for-profit organizations merge or are incorporated into one another. For example, your not-for-profit may be contemplating an acquisition of a smaller organization or perhaps you may be merged into a larger organization. In either event, this represents a significant change for managers both personally and professionally.

What causes not-for-profit organizations to join forces? After all, groups generally start off with a distinct mandate and a commitment from its supporters. Of course, the reasons vary according to actual circumstances, but most mergers and acquisitions in the not-for-profit world can be traced to one of these two reasons:

1. Duplication of effort - In these cases, both not-for-profits have essentially the same mission with the same basic objectives. Their collaboration is logical, especially when considering the economies involved. One may not be able to compete financially. Together, they can accomplish more at a lower overall cost. 

2. Image concerns
- An organization that has been rocked by a highly-public scandal or some other event may find it difficult to recover. In this situation, a "white knight" may ride to the rescue in the form of another not-for-profit. Through acquisition, the organization can continue to grow and evolve.

At this point, it is worth noting that there are technical differences between a "merger" and "acquisition." Essentially, a merger occurs when one not-for-profit joins with another to create a separate entity.

On the other hand, an acquisition is slightly more complicated. Typically, one not-for-profit will incorporate the other into its charter. If certain requirements are met, an acquisition may even involve a for-profit activity.

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued proposed guidelines in this area (see right-hand box). Under the FASB guidelines, two not-for-profits may consolidate when one owns more than 50 percent of the other entity's outstanding voting stock or it controls a majority of the voting interests of the other governing board and has an economic interest in the entity. In this situation, an "economic interest" may be represented by a subsidiary organization set up to protect the nonprofit or when the entity's charter states that it will dissolve upon acquisition.

To effect a consolidation, the not-for-profit organization must remove from its balance sheet account balances, transactions and losses on assets remaining in the consolidated entity. For this purpose inter-organization investments and net assets of the subsidiary are not counted. If the organization does not completely own the other entity, it must report the minority interests.

Potential Risks of Joining Together

There are a number of risks that can arise in not-for-profit M&A transactions:

Inheriting financial problems. Many organizations that are looking to merge or be acquired are deteriorating. Financially viable not-for-profits aren't usually looking for these opportunities.

Culture clashes. Do the two organizations have similar philosophies and missions? Are their services complementary?

The fate of the executive director. Will he or she be forced to leave the organization?

The composition of the board. Will the two boards combine or will a limited number from each organization be allowed on the new board?

This is just a general overview of the complexities involved in a not-for-profit merger or acquisition. If the possibility arises at your organization, consult with your accountant to help steer you down the right path. The due diligence process is critical so you can uncover the opportunities and liabilities involved in potential transactions.


This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)

New Workshop Series, Fundraising Fundamentals

Posted By Sarah Cortell Vandersypen, Philanthropic Partners, Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Philanthropic Partners, a Baton Rouge-based nonprofit consulting firm, launches a new workshop series, Fundraising Fundamentals.


Fundraising 101: The Basics and More

February 28, 9:00 am -4:00 pm

This course will provide you with everything you need to know about fundraising. From donor motivation to identifying audiences and strategies, you'll walk away with new ideas and an annual fund development plan template.

Grants: Research, Writing, and Reports

March 28, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This deep dive into grants will cover prospecting, proposal writing, relationship building, and reporting. After this course, you'll know how to write a compelling proposal and build fruitful partnerships with foundations and corporations.


Individual & Major Gifts

April 18, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Individual donations provide two thirds of contributions. Through this course, you will learn how to develop an individual giving program and moves management strategy. A special focus on major gifts will help you secure transformational gifts for your organization.



All workshops will be held at Capital Area United Way, 700 Laurel Street, Baton Rouge.


Lunch and training materials are included in your $90 workshop fee. Attendees will receive a Certificate of Participation for completing the workshop.

Discounts are available for students and organizations registering two or more people. Please contact Sarah for more information.


Visit Philanthropic Partners to learn more about its consulting and training offerings!

Tags:  development  donors  fund development  fundraising  grant writing  grantwriting  workshopnonprofit 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)

Interested in being a 2018 LA SCCC Charity?

Posted By Robin Taylor, Louisiana Association of United Ways, Monday, January 22, 2018


Join us and be a participating charity of the 2018 Louisiana State Combined Charitable Campaign! 

All qualified, health and human service non-profits can apply. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2018. 

Click here to learn more:

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)

Grantwriting for Beginners

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Sunday, January 21, 2018

Grantwriting for Beginners
Thursday, February 1
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ashe Power House Theater
1731 Baronne St., New Orleans

Are you involved with a nonprofit?
Does your job require you to raise funds for your department or position?
Do you want to add a valuable skill to your resume?

Consider grantwriting!

Grantwriting for Beginners is an engaging workshop that gives you the basic tools you need to start writing grants. Participants will learn how to find funding opportunities, tools and tips for writing proposals and ways to make a program competitive for repeat funding.

Attendees will receive a Certificate of Participation after completing the workshop.

Registration $40 per person. Discounts available for students, AmeriCorps members and organizations registering two or more people.



For more on workshops and other services from The Funding Seed, visit Email to inquire about discount codes or to reserve your space and pay at the door.

Tags:  development  events  Finance Fundamentals  fund development  fund raising  Fundraising  funds  grant  grant writing  grants  grantwriting  nonprofit  nonprofit sector  non-profits  sustainability  training  workshop  workshop. grants 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)

Advocacy Training Available for Non Profit Board Members or Membership

Posted By Cindy Bishop, Checkmate Strategies, Tuesday, January 16, 2018



Are You Protected for 2018?   Nonprofit Organizations are essential to Louisiana because they provide needed services and allow citizens to have a voice in the public policy arena. Unfortunately, Louisiana is now facing a tremendous budget deficit and state funding is at risk.  This Friday the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget will get to hear the Edwards Administration proposed budget for FY 2018-2019.


Checkmate Strategies can  help your nonprofit with advocacy training, if needed.


Advocacy 101 Training: Knowing the players is important one thing.

Knowing how to effectively influence their decisions is critical for your success is a whole other ball game.


Checkmate Strategies is available to provide an Advocacy 101 training program for you and your board of directors or your membership to provide tips on how to influence the Louisiana Legislature.


For more information,   please contact Cindy Bishop: (225) 933-5435

Tags:  advocacy 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
Page 1 of 97
1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  >   >>   >| 
more Calendar

Succession Connection: For the Future and Experienced Leader

Association Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal