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Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition Seeks Advisory Board Members

Posted By Earl Benjamin, Louisiana Public Health Institute, Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition, a statewide coalition that strives to improve the health and quality of life for Louisianans by building healthy communities, will be forming an advisory board comprised of 12 to 20 members from across the state.

The advisory board will provide expertise on improving health outcomes, serve as a link to community members, provide programmatic input, increase community participation and awareness, and assist in strategic planning.

We are seeking applicants with experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • chronic disease
  • school health
  • rural health
  • insurance
  • mental health
  • social justice
  • infectious disease
  • maternal and child health policy
  • minority health
  • LGBTQ issues

Applications for the advisory board are due electronically by February 28, 2014. Board members will be announced on March 14, 2014. Please contact the Healthy Communities Executive Committee at or visit for additional information.



Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition Executive Committee

 Attached Files:
HCC Advisory.pdf (116.03 KB)

Tags:  Healthy Communities 

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LSU and kiisa Announce Seminar: 'Successful Grant Writing'

Posted By David Kiviaho, kiisa Corporation, Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Successful Grant Writing will teach you the essentials of researching, writing, obtaining, and maintaining grants.

1.2 CEU's | $395

March 18, 2014 and March 19, 2014



You will learn from experienced grant writers how to write grants effectively, how to format your proposal and how to acquire funding. Successful Grant Writing will benefit anyone seeking funding through state and federal grants, corporate grants, foundation grants and more.

This seminar is ideal for beginning and experienced grant writers from any organization, government agency, educational institution or corporate entity interested in diversifying their revenue stream.

Major topics to be presented include:

- Local, Regional & Federal Grants Gain in-depth insight into the world of state and federal grants. Provide definitions and requirements local, regional, and federal grants.

- Organizational Funding & Community Needs Learn to review organization’s budget and understand where grants fit into budgetary projections and portfolio. Understand how the grant will impact or provide positive outcomes in the community.

- Grant Proposal & Application Requirements Develop the proposal by learning to ask the subjective and objective questions from the grantor point of view.

- Improving Grant Writing Skills Increase knowledge of the language involved in a grant to better prepare the writer, or the writing team.

- Data Research & Collection Explore various types of online data repositories, research tools, and how to expertly collect, analyze and report the data necessary for a successful grant award.

- Effective Proposal Writing: Narrative, Budget, Objectives, Goals, Impact Measurements, Quality Assurance & Evaluations Learn through interactive activities how to appropriately write each section of a grant.- Building Effective Relationships with the FunderLearn how to insure the relationship is relevant to organizational or corporate entity needs.



Tags:  Baton Rouge  Blue Cross Blue Shield  fund development  grantwriting  LANO Network  New Orleans  The Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council  training  workshop. grants 

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Jefferson Dollars for Scholars Month Declared in Jefferson Parish

Posted By Lisa Conescu, Jefferson Dollars for Scholars, Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Jefferson Parish Council has proclaimed the month of February 2014 as Jefferson Dollars for Scholars Month!

By way of this Proclamation, the Council expresses its support of Jefferson Dollars for Scholars for:

  • Outstanding service to the community
  • Guiding thousands of students from Jefferson Parish through college graduation
  • Bringing positive educational attention to Jefferson Parish
  • Launching its grassroots, resident participation campaign, Power of a Dollar in Jefferon Parish

Community participation in the Power of a Dollar helps the organization lead the way in spearheading new and innovative ways to engage and improve the quality of life in in Jefferson Parish through the continuing education of its children. And Jefferson Dollars for Scholars leverages every single $1 into $4. Jefferson Dollars for Scholars invites every one to believe in the Power of a Dollar!





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Cubicle Partitions Available: Free to Nonprofit or School

Posted By Matthew Mullenix, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Baton Rouge office of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network has six (6) gray cubicle partitions available to donate to a school or nonprofit organization. 

If you are looking for added privacy or sound reduction in an open space, these will work great.  Pictures are attached.

Donor may be able to help with transport.  Please pass information to anyone who may be interested. 

Contact Anna W. Fogle, Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network: 11440 Lake Sherwood Ave N / Baton Rouge / LA / 70816     

Directions 225 408-4587 office / 225 229-1527 cell / 225 292-8924 fax /  



Tags:  furniture  office supplies 

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Capital One Bank Seeks Senior Community Relocations Associate

Posted By Amy Clem, Capital One Bank, Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Senior Associate for Community Relations works closely with the regional Community Relations team delivering on and maximizing CRA (Community Reinvestment Act) value, reputation and business development opportunities in South Central, primarily in Louisiana. 

Position will be located in New Orleans, with 30% travel within the state.

Responsibilities include:

  • Volunteerism Strategy Implementation
  • Associate Engagement
  • National Partnerships Implementation
  • Communications
  • Grant Making
  • Stakeholder Relations

For full position details: See the LANO Career Center posting.


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LANO members: Free download of new book summary "Fundraising with Businesses" is available!

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Thursday, January 30, 2014



CausePlanet has just posted the new executive book summary of Fundraising with Businesses: 40 New and Improved Strategies for Nonprofits by Joe Waters.

Thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, LANO's General and Associate (dues-paying) members can download this book summary and others for FREE at CausePlanet.

How do I download this new book summary? 

  1. Simply log in at on the left panel, using your email address on file with LANO and "Password1". 
  2. Click on the "Summary Library" tab and download any title you like. 
  3. Questions? Email us at

Don't forget, you can register to attend the author interview with Joe Waters on March 27 at 11 a.m. CST (all LANO Members and Friends are invited; link requires LANO network sign-in to register).

by Denise McMahan, Founder/Publisher, CausePlanet






Tags:  CausePlanet  Fundraising with Businesses  Page to Practice 

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Put yourself to the test before a donor does

Posted By Erica Crenshaw, Execute Now!, Thursday, January 30, 2014

"A lot of charities are 'really strapped' and will be 'for the foreseeable future,'" says Elizabeth Keating, a lecturer at Boston College who focuses on nonprofit issues.

This quote caught my eye in a recent article in The Wall Street Journal by Jennifer Cummings. As nonprofits struggle to rebound after plunging in 2008, they realize donor scrutiny will be heightened, perhaps forever, or until we've experienced increasing confidence in the economy for a few more years. More specifically, the Giving USA Foundation says, "Charitable giving...


Read more in the Finance Fundamentals Newsletter


by Erica McGeachy Crenshaw, CEO of Execute Now!

Tags:  Execute Now!  Finance Fundamentals 

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Help Find a Viable Path for Housing Preservation in New Orleans

Posted By Julius Kimbrough, Crescent City CLT, Inc., Wednesday, January 29, 2014

What do you know about Community Land Trusts as an instrument of affordable housing finance?

Come ask a question, share your knowledge and listen to what is possible as we all continue the work of creating affordable housing in our community!


TITLE: Community Land Trusts: A Viable Path for Housing Preservation in New Orleans

WHEN: February 12, 2014 8:30 am

WHERE: Dillard University

WHO: Van Temple, Executive Director, Crescent City Community Land Trust; Nancy Stangle, Emierita Director, Athens Land Trust; Beth Sorce, Community & Capacity Building Manager, National CLT Network; John Debreuil, Attorney and Board Member, Northshore Housing Initiative


ABOUT: With recovery in New Orleans continuing at a rapid pace, maintaining a viable stock of affordable housing for our working class residents is becoming harder and harder due to the rising costs of renting and buying a home. Community land trusts have been successfully implemented in other cities across the country as a method to combat this problem. However, CLTs are just getting off the ground in New Orleans and many of real estate professionals are unfamiliar with the specifics of how they will work here.




Thank you to our sponsors:




Tags:  Affordable Housing  Community Land Trusts  New Orleans 

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NOLA Green Roots Seeks Community Garden Volunteers

Posted By Joseph Brock, NOLA Green Roots, Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Join us in fighting hunger, reducing obesity and eliminating nutrition related diseases!

Since its initiation in 2008, volunteers from all over the country as well as residents of New Orleans have participated in NOLA Green Roots’ activities and programs. Working together they have helped NOLA Green Roots achieve major milestones in improving access to fresh produce.

When you volunteer at NOLA Green Roots gardens you quickly impact thousands of people. In one day (or half day), you will help feed seniors, low-income family and assure members will have fresh produce delivered to their door every too weeks.

Our volunteer days provide:

  • Easy access – NOLA Green Roots has five gardens all located within Orleans Parish.
  • Transportation – We provide van transportation from the hotel to the garden site.
  • Affordability – NOLA Green Roots community service fees are adaptable to your group.
  • Versatile scheduling – NOLA Green Roots will work with your group to accommodate tight conference and convention schedules.
  • Satisfaction – NOLA Green Roots volunteers enjoy their hours with us knowing that they have been a great service to 100′s of New Orleans families.

Some of our past volunteer groups include: Boy Scouts of America, Blackstone Properties, Dairy Farmers of America, The Domain Companies, Google, Inc., Jewish Community Center, Loyola University and Tulane University.

To participate:

  • 1 to 5: $25 Donation Per Individual
  • 6 to 15: $20 Donation Per Individual
  • 16 to 30: $15 Donation Per Individual
  • 30 or More: Call for Pricing

Be a part of something special and volunteer with us today!



NOLA Green Roots is a membership based nonprofit whose mission is to build sustainable communities through gardens.  NGR’s mission strongly supports the belief that community gardening systemically improves the quality of community life by providing a catalyst for employment, education, recreation, and exercise.  Learn more...


Tags:  community gardens  New Orleans  NOLA  volunteers 

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Become a Better Leader: BRAC Monthly Lunch, Feb. 4

Posted By Julie Laperouse, Emergent Method, Monday, January 27, 2014

Becoming a Better Leader: An Overview of LSU's Flagship Executive Development Program 

Featuring Robin Kistler, Director of Executive Education with LSU's Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute







Director Robin Kistler

Kistler helps new executives and managers become more confident in their role as leader and business professional. For more than fifty years, LSU Executive Education has educated and developed generations of top leaders through their flagship LSU Executive Development Program, a program that takes top level talent and prepares them for the rigors of strategic leadership in organizations. The Rising Stars Program assists front line managers with mastering the skills and competencies needed in today's competitive work environment, including leading with little authority, creating a professional brand, and understanding how to prepare oneself for growth. In her presentation, Kistler will walk the audience through an Executive Education classroom experience designed for all professional levels.


The BRAC Monthly Lunch is a great way for investors and the business community to stay informed about the work of the organization, meet fellow investors, and learn about relevant topics. The lunches are held on the first Tuesday of each month (unless noted).




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