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Benefits of Membership

LANO is constantly seeking new benefits to better the value of your membership.

Our goal is to make LANO the obvious choice for Louisiana nonprofits wanting to save every penny for their missions!


Southwest Airlines Scholarships - NEW!

LANO is proud to partner with Southwest Airlines to offer our members a limited number of airline ticket scholarships for professional development opportunities. The scholarship is intended to assist with travel costs for nonprofit employees or Board members related to attending training sessions, conferences and educational programs or for nonprofits to secure travel for speakers and professionals from out of state. Ticket scholarships are available on any round-trip flight route offered by Southwest Airlines within the continental United States. For information on routes and cities serviced, please click here.


Applicant organizations must be 501(c)3 nonprofits and current members of LANO. A maximum of one scholarship per person and per organization will be awarded in each calendar year. Recipients will be required to submit proof of registration to the workshop or conference. Applications must be submitted via a form on LANO’s website and should be submitted at least three months (90 days) prior to the anticipated travel date. Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis and must be submitted by COB on the 15th of each month.

Submit your application or contact LANO for any questions.


Insurance & Employee Benefits

Council Services Plus - LANO members receive deeply discounted premiums on Directors & Officers (D&O) Liability Insurance (starting at $675 per year for $1m in protection). Savings on this benefit alone would equal or exceed LANO annual dues for 80% of LANO members. 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.

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Louisiana Companies - 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. To learn more, check out our Introductory Video
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Group Brokerage - As the recommended health insurance provider for our members, Group Brokerage, Inc. offers statewide reach, strong ability and expertise serving small organizations, and an appreciation for the needs of the nonprofit sector. 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.
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Louisiana Dental Plan (LDP) - As a special benefit to LANO members, Group Brokerage has forged an alliance with the Louisiana Dental Plan, 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.
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Mutual of America - Providing retirement solutions to nonprofit organizations for more than 58 years, Mutual of America offers fully integrated plan administrative and investment services, a variety of no-load investment alternatives, competitive fees, and more.
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Unemployment Services Trust (UST) - UST is created, managed and owned by its member nonprofit organizations with the sole purpose of lowering unemployment costs for its members. UST will help 501(c)(3) organizations with 10 or more employees save money on unemployment taxes and receive free risk management seminars for all levels of management.
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Grant Search and Fund Development Resources

The Foundation Center's Foundation Directory Online - LANO is a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center. As a dues-paying member of this nationwide network of libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit agencies, LANO provides visitors with free public access to grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, and the Foundation Center’s electronic database, The Foundation Directory Online. The fully searchable database includes detailed profiles of all active U.S. foundations, as well as an extensive file of recent grants awarded by the nation’s top funders.

GiftWorks - 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.
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The Louisiana Foundation DataBook & Software, 4th Ed. This highly regarded foundation directory profiles every Louisiana-based foundation, and features comprehensive profiles of the State's largest grantmaking foundations--including every one of the grants they awarded for the most recent year on record. Available Summer 2012. LANO Members save up to $50.
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Greater Giving - A variety of fundraising solutions, featuring full-service online auctions, 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. LANO members receive a 15% discount on credit card processing, online auctions, event management, and access to free webinars.
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Financial Services

Bluewater Credit Card Processing - Credit card processing service designed for the special needs of nonprofit organizations, significantly lowering the fees paid to process credit card transactions. Average savings: 24%!
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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

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Bloomerang- Bloomerang helps nonprofit organizations to reach, engage and retain the advocates they depend on to achieve their vision for a better world.  

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Business Discounts & Services


ReadyTalk - Online presentation and communication tools for meetings, training sessions, sales demos and webinars. LANO members receive discounted rates ($.039 p/m for audio conferencing & $.07 for web conferencing) on conference calls and webinars.
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Coeus Global - Background Screening. 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 Coeus Global, the official background screening partner of the NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NONPROFITS, LANO's national affiliate organization.
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ADP- 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


Vivid InkVivid 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.

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Office Equipment & Goods

Office Depot - Receive an average discount of 52% off of the manufacturer's list with Office Depot, with the exception of technology, furniture and paper. The amount saved varies by the number of members participating and the objects purchased. Typical savings are between 10-15%.
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Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC) - All LANO members receive a 10% discount on refurbished technology from CACRC. Available equipment includes computers, monitors, printers, servers and more.
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2016 Nonprofit Compensation Report for Louisiana - Produced and prepared by experts with over 30 years of experience in conducting regional nonprofit compensation studies, this annual salary survey is designed specifically for nonprofits and associations.
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CausePlanet - Introducing Page to Practice Book Summaries at CausePlanet, where nonprofit leaders get smarter faster. Page to Practice subscribers can improve their personal performance, compare the views of leading nonprofit thinkers, respond to emerging trends proactively, and save hundreds of hours and dollars with this leadership tool. FREE subscriptions (a $95 value) are now available to LANO members.
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BoardSource - Enjoy $20 off the BoardSource subscription price and receive the premiere publication that has worked with thousands of nonprofit board members, senior staff, and consultants, helping them become outstanding nonprofit board leaders. Additionally, BoardSource subscribers receive a 33% discount on BoardSource books, online tools, CDs and videos.
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