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2013 LANO Member Meeting and Institute Training Agenda Released

Posted By Matthew Mullenix, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Thursday, October 10, 2013

The two-day agenda for LANO's 2013 Member Meeting and Institute training, titled Pull Together Louisiana, is now available online.



This statewide professional development opportunity will be held in Baton Rouge, November 7-8, and is presented by the Louisiana Association of United Ways, LANO and other community supporters, including the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and Whitney Bank.

The 2013 agenda features the expertise of FSG, an internationally known nonprofit consulting firm specializing in strategy, evaluation, and research that create greater and more effective social change.

The firm's Managing Directors John Kania and Kyle Peterson, along with staff Consultant Autumn McDonald will lead attendees in a detailed exploration of the multi-sector collaboration model known as Collective Impact.

The event will open Thursday afternoon, November 7, with an introduction to the theory and practice of Collective Impact, including activities designed to instruct nonprofit, public service and private sector professionals in ways to solve complex social problems by establishing a common agenda and partnering toward shared goals.

The second day of training will begin Friday morning, November 8, with concurrent breakout sessions that dive deep into applications of Collective Impact in the fields of healthcare and education. 

The dual intensive sessions will resume after a mid-day LANO Member Meeting, Luncheon and Keynote Address from FSG's John Kania.

The event will adjourn at 3:30 PM, Friday afternoon.

More information and online registration are available at:


Tags:  Collective Impact  FSG  Institute  LANO Institute  member meeting 

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New York City Opera loses its voice after 70 years

Posted By Erica Crenshaw, Execute Now!, Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A week ago, we watched the doors close on one of the most celebrated arts organizations, the New York City Opera (NYCO), which had experimented with fresh material and nurtured early music careers of numerous stars like soprano diva Beverly Sills and Spanish tenor and conductor Placido Domingo. Years of hardship, a controversial move...


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By Erica McGeachy Crenshaw, CEO of Execute Now!  

Tags:  Execute Now!  Finance Fundamentals  New York City Opera 

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Meet The Facilitators for LANO's 2013 Member Meeting and Institute

Posted By Matthew Mullenix, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Monday, October 7, 2013


LANO and Presenting Sponsor the Louisiana Association of United Ways are proud to bring the power of Collective Impact and top-flight training and workshop facilitation of FSG's John Kania, Kyle Peterson and Autumn McDonald to Baton Rouge this November 7-8 for LANO's 2013 Member Meeting and Institute.

Our theme this year, Pull Together Louisiana, highlights the dynamic and effective community work that can be accomplished when partners align toward a common goal and commit to making positive change.

Join us as we explore in depth the concepts and applications of this unique approach to cooperative social action, as lead by those whose expertise and dedication have shaped Collective Impact into a worldwide movement.



John Kania

Managing Director

Kyle Peterson

Managing Director

Autumn McDonald


With twenty-five years of experience advising senior management on issues of strategy, leadership, assessment, and organizational development, John oversees FSG's consulting practice. Role at FSG

As a Board member and Managing Director at FSG for the past twelve years, John focuses on inspiring FSG’s Leadership Team, consultants, and operations staff to achieve excellence in their work. John has led dozens of strategic planning and evaluation efforts for foundations, nonprofits, and corporations. Client activity includes significant experience in education, economic and community development, health care, and the environment. He has also been a leader in FSG’s intellectual capital development related to Catalytic Philanthropy, Collective Impact, Shared Value, and community foundation sustainability.


Building on more than 25 years of international development experience, Kyle has led many of FSG’s Global Health and Global Development engagements. Role at FSG

Since 2002, Kyle has managed over 100 consulting projects for FSG in the areas of strategy, program design, operations and evaluation. He encourages FSG’s teams to think creatively and practically to create client solutions for social impact; helps set the vision for the firm and manages the annual business plan; and he writes and speaks on ideas related to global health, global development and companies’ engagement with society.


Autumn has more than 13 years of experience working with foundations, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, school districts, and associations on strategy, program design, evaluation, and advocacy. She comes to FSG with state and national social sector experience, particularly in the field of education. Role at FSG

Autumn is a part of the firm’s Education & Youth impact area and is involved in a range of strategy and evaluation projects. Her interests include education and youth, collective impact, creating shared value, and global development. Most recently Autumn has worked with the National Equity Project in development of strategic priorities and on the development of thinking around human capital and assessment of the education human talent landscape.



What is Collective Impact?

Collective Impact brings diverse organizations together with a common goal of solving a social problem. All actors involved collaborate in a highly-structured manner to make a true impact on a complex issue. 

See attached PDF for Stanford Social Innovation Review article on Collective Impact.  

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Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

Posted By Lori Kadavy, Firespring, Thursday, October 3, 2013

Free Webinar: Online Fundraising Best

Practices for Nonprofits

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM CDT



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Discover how to harness the power of the internet for fundraising by tapping into the expertise of Firespring – a company that has conducted more than 10 years of focus group research with nonprofit constituents and donors. You’ll learn:

• the advantages of raising funds online;
• key reasons for donor abandonment;
• how to build a strong donor retention plan;
• specific action steps to achieving online fundraising success; and
• real-world examples of how nonprofits are succeeding with online fundraising.

You won’t want to miss this engaging and informative session led by Firespring CEO/Founder Jay Wilkinson, one of America’s top-rated speakers.



 Register Now!

Jay Wilkinson

Tags:  donor management  donor retention  fundraising  jay wilkinson  online fundraising  webinar 

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An Evening in the Garden of Eden-- Keeping the Promise

Posted By Susan B. Dietzel, Eden House, Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Eden House is a nonprofit organization that works with women who are survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. We are the located in New Orleans and are the first home in Louisiana to support survivors of commercial sexual exploitation.

In our two-year program, residents are offered housing in a safe and comfortable environment, counseling, education, job training, medical and psychiatric care, and the love they need to transform their lives.

Eden House will be hosting its annual fundraiser on November 7th, 6-7pm at Touro Synagogue and we would love for you to join us in our efforts to help these women!

There will be no fee to attend but please RSVP to if you are interested in attending. 


Tags:  fund development  Fundraising  New Orleans  nonprofit 

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Let impact do the talking in your cause marketing campaign

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Tuesday, October 1, 2013

We recently had a live author interview with Jocelyne Daw about her book,
Cause Marketing for Nonprofits: Partner for Purpose, Passion and Profits. 
One of her answers stuck with me and I wanted to share it with you. Nonprofits and their corporate partners tout the portion of each ...

Read more, download our latest book summary and register for our next live author interview with planned giving expert, Michael Rosen


by Denise McMahan, CausePlanet Founder & Publisher





Special thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation for providing every LANO member with access to CausePlanet's author interviews and book summaries.

Tags:  CausePlanet  Jocelyne Daw  Michael Rosen  Page to Practice 

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$99 Room Rate Discount for 2013 Member Meeting & Institute

Posted By Matthew Mullenix, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Wednesday, September 25, 2013




LANO's 2013 Member Meeting & Institute

Nov. 7-8 in Baton Rouge

Attendees to LANO's 2013 Member Meeting and Institute may now make reservations for a special $99 room rate at the Mariott Courtyard Baton Rouge Acadian Center Hotel by calling 1-800-321-2211. 

The rooms will be available under the name of the Pull Together Louisiana room block for November 7-8, 2013.

Online reservations can also be made using Reslinks (see link below). 

Please know that this special room rate will only be available up to and including October 17, 2013. 


Marriott hotel offering your special group rate:


  Courtyard Baton Rouge Acadian Thruway/LSU Area  for $99.00 USD  per night

Book your group rate: Pull Together Louisiana >>

We look forward to seeing you all in November! 







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Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council Partners in for "Tools for Schools" Competition

Posted By Lluvia Peveto, Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council, Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Partnerhship with Whole Foods Market® and WVLA NBC 33 News will award a computer lab to the local school with most votes.

A local school will receive a helping hand from Whole Foods Market, WVLA NBC 33 News, and the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC) organizations this year. The organic supermarket chain, news station and nonprofit are teaming up to present "Tools for Schools," a project that will award a computer lab to an East Baton Rouge Parish school.

Fifteen refurbished LCD computer systems will be awarded to the school that receives the most votes via the NBC33 "Tools for Schools" website. Participants include: LaBelle Aire Elementary; Park Elementary; Broadmoor Middle School, and Windbourne Elementary.

Supporters of the participating schools can vote for their favorite location by going online to, clicking on the "Tools for Schools" logo on the main page, and following the voting prompts.

Each supporter can vote once during a 24-hour period and every day during the contest. The contest will begin Sept. 20, and voting will end on Sept. 28. A winner will be announced the week of Sept. 30.

[full release]


Contact for more: Lluvia L. Peveto, Outreach Coordinator

Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council

1400 Main Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

(225) 379-3577




Tags:  CACRC  Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council  competition  donations  East Baton Rouge School District  electronics  event  free  NBC 33  recycle  refurbish  Whole Foods  WVLA 

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Survey sheds light on communication breakdown with foundations

Posted By Erica Crenshaw, Execute Now!, Tuesday, September 24, 2013


"In a survey of 121 nonprofit leaders, the Center for Effective Philanthropy says it found that only 52 percent ‘believe their foundation funders are aware of the various challenges their organizations face,’” reports the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Some of the areas where nonprofit leaders suggest they need support are leadership training, technology deployment and solutions for meeting the rising demand for ...

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by Erica McGeachy Crenshaw, CEO of Execute Now!

Tags:  Execute Now!  Finance Fundamentals 

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2013 LANO Member Meeting and Institute Flyer Released

Posted By Matthew Mullenix, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Sunday, September 22, 2013




LANO's 2013 Member Meeting & Institute

Nov. 7-8 in Baton Rouge

A new electronic brochure featuring LANO's 2013 Member Meeting and Institute includes dates, times, location, speakers and key topics with hotlinks to more information and registration page.  Please download and share with your peers!

We look forward to seeing you all in November! 



Click Image to Download Flyer


Tags:  Collective Impact  LANO conference  Member Meeting  Pull Together Louisiana 

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