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Directors and Officers Insurance


LANO MEMBER DISCOUNT: $400 - 800 average savings


It may only take one lawsuit to close the doors of a nonprofit organization. Operating within strict financial guidelines, nonprofit organizations don't have the resources available to defend a claim. With Directors & Officers (D&O) Liability Insurance in place, a nonprofit can concentrate on its mission.

LANO members receive deeply discounted premiums (starting around $700 per year for $1 millionin protection) on this essential safety net. Savings on this benefit alone would equal or exceed LANO annual dues for 8 of every 10 LANO members.

Download a PDF of current premiums and coverage.

Also available to LANO members from Council Services Plus: crime insurance, volunteer protection, fiduciary liability insurance, and exclusive access to an employment liability Q&A hotline.



Louisiana Companies, our state’s oldest and largest independently owned risk strategy firm, has now partnered with LANO to offer eligible members an affordable and versatile insurance and risk management program.


Louisiana Companies offers LANO members a comprehensive package of property and liability insurance on an admitted basis. 

Download the Louisiana Companies LANO Partnership brochure


For more information and enrollment application, contact:

Jennifer Nettles, CIC or Linda Caswell at (800) 756-7838

or email or

Visit Jennifer's Member Profile!


Learn about the Exclusive Online Risk Management Library from Louisiana Companies!

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Group Brokerage

Affordable health insurance coverage options for nonprofits

We are pleased to introduce Group Brokerage, Inc., an affiliate of Benefit Advisory Group, LLC, as a recommended health insurance broker for our members. Group Brokerage offers statewide reach, strong ability and expertise serving small organizations, and an appreciation for the needs of the nonprofit sector.

Group Brokerage represents major state insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA, United Healthcare, Humana and  Aetna. They offer LANO members competitively priced group Health, Life, Long and Short Term Disability, Dental, and Vision insurance; minimal-cost voluntary insurance products, including Cancer, Critical Illness, and much more.

As a special benefit to LANO members, Group Brokerage has forged an alliance with the Louisiana Dental Plan (LDP), Louisiana's oldest and largest discount Preferred Provider Network (P.P.N.), to offer a unique menu of discounted dental and other healthcare-related products and services at their lowest-ever group rate of $24 per year per employee (to include employee family members), a savings of up to $96 per applicant compared to non-members.

For more information on LANO's recommended health insurance and discount health services providers, download our Group Health flyer.




Retirement and Disability

Mutual of America has been providing retirement solutions to nonprofit organizations for more than 58 years and is LANO's recommended provider. Mutual of America offers LANO members and their employees:

  • Fully integrated plan administrative and investment services
  • A variety of no-load investment alternatives
  • Toll-free telephone service representatives
  • Employee education and enrollment meetings
  • Quarterly participant statements and newsletters
  • Competitive fees

Mutual of America offers a variety of retirement plans to choose from, including:

  • 401 (k) plans
  • 403 (b) thrift plans
  • SIMPLE Plans
  • Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) Plans
  • 401 (a) Defined Contribution Plans
  • Tax-Deferred Annuities
  • Traditional and Roth IRAs

Please contact our representative: 

John Cottee

(504) 832-9055




LANO MEMBER DISCOUNT: $3,300 per year average savings!


Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations has partnered with the Unemployment Services Trust (UST) since 2003 to help members lower the cost of unemployment at their nonprofit.


Founded by nonprofits for nonprofits, UST is a grantor Trust, owned by its members, that has spent the past 30 years helping members carefully manage their claims costs through ongoing education, expert claims management, and reserve building. 

Nonprofits have the exclusive opportunity to take advantage of a federal law that lets them opt out of the state unemployment tax and only pay the dollar-for-dollar costs of benefits paid to their former employees. For organizations with 10 or more employees, this can mean thousands of dollars in savings.


For more information, contact one of UST’s Unemployment Cost Advisors at (888) 249- 4788 or fill out a complimentary Savings Evaluation here


Not quite ready to fill out a Savings Evaluation or talk to a Cost Advisor? 


Sign up for an upcoming webinar and learn more about the alternatives available to 501(c)(3) agencies.




LANO MEMBER DISCOUNT: 24% average savings


Guaranteed Savings on Credit Card Processing Designed for Nonprofits

Through the National Council of Nonprofit’s affinity program with Bluewater Nonprofit Solutions, LANO members can significantly lower the fees paid to process credit card transactions. Bluewater’s credit card processing service was designed for the special needs of nonprofit organizations, and makes it easy for nonprofits to process credit card donations and payments through a website, at special events, over the phone, through the mail, and even through third party sites such as Convio. The service includes the following:

  • Guaranteed low rates starting at 1.49%
  • All bank cards accepted including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express
  • Turn-key programs designed for special events fundraising
  • Discounts on credit card terminals and payment gateways
  • 24/7 customer service & support
  • Free reporting and administrative tools
  • No application fee and free merchant account
  • No required monthly minimum volume or termination fees

Bluewater offers guaranteed savings on fees for organizations that already accept credit cards. LANO receive a complimentary, no obligation savings analysis showing exactly how much can be saved on fees by using Bluewater’s services. Organizations that switch their credit card processing to Bluewater experience savings that range from 11-54%, with an average savings of about 24%. The actual cost savings each organization will experience is dependent upon the number and types of transactions processed.


Business First BaNK

A Louisiana bank with a history of partnering with local organizations and businesses to help communities grow. Believing nonprofits to be an integral part of our community, B1B is dedicated to serving them with pride statewide. Business First Bank, a proud LANO Member and supporter, offers exclusive checking and money market accounts for LANO General Members.


LANO member Business First Bank is offering three (3) full months' FREE access to the Foundation Directory Online for all LANO members who open an exclusive Nonprofit Business Account




LANO MEMBER DISCOUNT: 10% off software and training


GiftWorks is fundraising software that's powerful, intuitive, easy-to-use and affordable, and is built and supported by a team passionate about strengthening nonprofits. LANO members receive a 10% discount on software and related training.

  • Easily organize donations and pledges
  • Manage and track donors, mailings, and volunteer information
  • Get your fundraising mailings out fast
  • Easily post donations to QuickBooks with no double entry
  • Manage your events easily
  • Accept donations online through your website
  • GiftWorks importer helps you get started right away
  • Get the reports you need with ease

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Greater Giving provides a variety of fundraising solutions to help you raise more money with less effort and expense. Their online solutions are easy to use, enhance donor experience and help increase revenue.

Using Greater Giving, you can successfully raise funds using diverse tactics ranging from traditional formal galas to a-thons driven by web-based social networks. And, since all Greater Giving's solutions work together, you can record and track donors, sponsors, and revenue from every fundraising project in a central location, so you can make informed decisions regarding fundraising strategy over time.

LANO members receive a 15% discount on credit card processing, online auctions, event management, and access to free webinars.

Learn more about Greater Giving.



LANO DISCOUNT PRICING: Audio: 3.9¢/min; Webinar: 7¢/min*

An Ideal Conferencing Solution for Nonprofits

ReadyTalk brings easy-to-use, affordable conferencing services to nonprofit organizations. Through the National Council’s affinity program your state association can experience a discount on ReadyTalk’s easy-to-use audio and web conferencing systems, and a revenue generating opportunity when your members also become ReadyTalk customers. ReadyTalk makes web and audio conferencing simple for everyone, regardless of technical savvy, office location, or web platform being used.Read more about the benefits of web conferencing.

What does ReadyTalk do?

ReadyTalk allows nonprofits to:

  • Hold webinars to generate interest in programs and initiatives.
  • Easily disseminate information using audio and PowerPoint slides and give content-rich presentations to geographically dispersed members.
  • Bring programs right to your members’ desktops, including audio (hands-free webinars!)
  • Hold board and committee meetings by teleconference.
  • Design and deliver cost-effective orientations and trainings for your members and volunteers.
  • Capture audio recordings of presentations and post them on your website.
  • Share your webinars through your social networks
  • Poll your audience using six different poll types

ReadyTalk’s user-friendly services include:

  • Toll-free, ‘reservationless’ teleconferencing—no need to schedule a call, just dial the codes provided.
  • Easy Web Conferencing—show slides, share documents, or host webinars.
  • Recording/playback—1 click access for recording audio, archiving events, and advocacy information and ease in creating audio clips that can be posted on your website.
  • Dedicated training and live technical support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with dedicated support, just for State Association Members of the National Council and their members who are ReadyTalk customers.

*Through LANO's affiliation with the National Council of Nonprofits, LANO members receive discounted conferencing rates: 3.9¢ per minute per participant for phone conferencing and 7¢ per minute per participant for web conferencing.






Effective volunteer and staff management has become a necessity in today’s nonprofit world. That is why nonprofit organizations nationwide continue to place their trust in the OFFICIAL BACKGROUND SCREENING PARTNER of the NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NONPROFITS, Coeus Global.

Choosing the right partner can be the difference between providing a safe and secure environment for those you serve, as well as for those who give selflessly to your organization, and allowing undesirable elements to tarnish your organizations valuable reputation within your community.

Our nationally recognized, exclusive  Volunteer Management System (VMS) will allow your organization, locally or nationally, to effectively conduct screenings and track volunteer and staff applicants quickly and easily.

Contact Coeus Global to learn more about our National Nonprofit Safety Initiative and start protecting your organization today! 



Here's how it works:


  • Members save up to 55% on 500+ items that chamber members purchase most often, including special discounts on ink and toner.
  • Free next day delivery on orders over $50, with the ability to shop instore or online
  • Members get deep discounts on Copy & Print services. 2.5₵ black & white, 22₵ color copies and 40% off finishing services every day!



Contact Larry Leal, Lead Insides Sales Representative at 1-855-337-6811 ext. 16011 for more information.


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(LANO General Member!)

LANO MEMBER DISCOUNT: 10% off (a $44 average savings)


All LANO members receive a 10% discount on refurbished technology from the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC). Available equipment includes computers, monitors, printers, and servers. Additionally, CACRC can provide technical support related to technology.

For More Information Visit the CACRC website.

 CAUSEPLANET (LANO Associate Member!)

LANO MEMBER DISCOUNT: FREE subscription ($95 value)

What is Page to Practice? This one-of-a-kind professional development tool keeps you informed about great books and best practices. Each Page to Practice™ summary includes an executive snapshot, nonprofit interpretations, highlighted passages and an author interview. Informed Page to Practice™ subscribers make better management choices and, ultimately, save time and money. With Page to Practice™ as part of your reading regime, you can improve your personal performance, compare the views of leading nonprofit thinkers and respond to emerging trends. Learn more about how subscribers apply this time-saving tool to their professional advancement or download a free sample.

How do you get started?

  • Visit the CausePlanet homepage for LANO Members
  • Click on "Subscriber Log-in" at the top of this page.

  • Log in using your email address that's registered with LANO for a user name.

    Use "Password1" as the password.

  • Begin downloading summaries. It's that easy!


Free Introductory Webinar
(Archived courtesy ReadyTalk; brief registration required)


Webinar Slides in PDF
(Free download, no registration required.)



LANO MEMBER DISCOUNT: $20 off subscription price


For more than two decades, BoardSource has worked with thousands of nonprofit board members, senior staff, and consultants, helping them become outstanding nonprofit board leaders.

BoardSource's members-only periodical is packed with practical ideas, real-world advice, and thoughtful perspectives on meeting the governance challenges of nonprofit boards today. Six issues per year. Additionally, subscribers receive 33% discount on BoardSource books, online tools, CD-ROMs, and videos.


BLOOMERANG- Donor Management Software




Bloomerang has pooled together the latest in best practices for fundraising, loyalty, engagement, and retention to create a simple donor database solution that helps nonprofits decrease donor attrition and increase revenue.

Plugging in the latest technologies and delivering them with a clean, modern interface and with the added benefit of donor retention insights, our system is your “go-to” for better fundraising!

-100% Cloud-Based
-Unlimited Users
-Knowledgeable, Local Support
-Full Website Integration
-Wealth Screening & Prospect Research


Visit the LANO Member page!




Vivid Ink has implemented a partnership with LANO to produce all graphics at a reduced cost for any dues paying LANO member.  


Vivid Ink Graphics Nonprofit Support Program:

  1. All LANO members will recive a 10% discount by showing proof of membership.
  2. All LANO members who place a link to on their organization's website will receive a 20% discount.*
  3. All LANO members who place a social media comment, tweet, or blog entry about Vivid Ink with a link to will receive a 25% discount.

*Please remember to tell Vivid Ink staff at time of service.


 Vivid Ink page



ADP is a comprehensive global provider of cloud-based Human Capital Management solutions that unite HRpayrolltalenttimetax and benefits administration, and a leader in business outsourcing services, analytics and compliance expertise.


LANO members ("Friends of LANO" excluded) can now receive exclusive discounts on ADP's products and services. To learn more about your LANO preferred discount with ADP, please log into your LANO account and visit our ADP page


ADP Payroll Packages

ADP Pay-by-Pay 




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