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Nonprofit Finance Radio Segments Added to 'LANO Presents' Archive

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, July 30, 2013


New content in the "LANO Presents" members-only online media archive features audio recordings of the 2013 radio program Finance Fundamentals, hosted by LANO member Erica McGeachy Crenshaw with Tony Brown and Louisiana nonprofit executive guests.  

The list of available segments will grow as Crenshaw's bi-weekly radio program continues.  Topics related to proper nonprofit finance and accounting methods and timely budgeting issues will be discussed in these concise segments.  Nonprofit leaders and financial staff are encouraged to listen and also to subscribe to the Finance Fundamentals member blog.     

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Tags:  causeplanet  continuing education  Execute Now!  webinar 

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Large nonprofit deliberately chooses the road less traveled

Posted By Erica Crenshaw, Execute Now!, Tuesday, July 30, 2013

"Whenever I hear nonprofit executives say they cannot build capacity or make investments necessary for long-term sustainability because they ‘just don't have the money,' I know they are not really telling the truth, even though they think...

by Erica McGeachy Crenshaw, CEO of Execute Now!


Read more in the Finance Fundamentals blog

Tags:  Execute Now!  Finance Fundamentals 

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New ED Joins Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Adrienne Naquin-Bolton has recently been hired as the new Executive Director of LANO member, the Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center. 

Adrienne is a 2006 graduate of Nicholls State University and a 2008 graduate of the University of New Orleans where she received her Master’s degree in Counselor Education. 

Adrienne is currently licensed in Louisiana as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) with previous work experience helping to empower survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. She hopes to continue to empower women and be an advocate for the unborn.  

Adrienne is passionate about the pro-life cause and hopes to expand on the services already provided by Crossroads.  She says, "I am so blessed to have been given the opportunity to serve as the Executive Director of Crossroads.  It is my hope that more women will seek out our greatly needed services and receive the education and support to choose life.” 

To contact Adrienne, please email or call at 985-446-5004.



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Louisiana Health Cooperative names top executive

Posted By Tanzi Jones, Louisiana Health Cooperative, Friday, July 26, 2013

Louisiana Health Cooperative (LAHC) names top executive, Anthony Cimino as Vice-President of Member and Group Services.


"Louisiana Health Cooperative, Inc., (LAHC) is pleased to announce the selection of Anthony Cimino as Member Group Vice-President at the Metairie-based, non-profit health insurance company. Cimino brings to LAHC more than 20 years of executive level experience in top health care organizations. In his new role, Cimino will provide strategic direction for Member Group functions and implement community outreach initiatives throughout the state and with the insurance broker/agent community. LAHC will begin enrolling members into health insurance plans on October 1, 2013 continuing to March 31, 2014."




Visit link for full news release and other company updates.




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Foundation for East Baton Rouge School System Seeks Executive Director

Posted By LANO Career Center Executive Search, Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Foundation for East Baton Rouge School System is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that exists to enhance education by promoting academic excellence, championing innovation and providing sustained financial support for students in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.

The newly-created Foundation now seeks a highly qualified and dynamic leader.  From the posted position summary:

"The Executive Director provides vision and strategic leadership to the Foundation for East Baton Rouge School System to ensure that the mission is well understood by all stakeholders. The Executive Director is expected to communicate a consistent mission-centered focus to board members, staff, school system personnel, community partners and volunteers so that they can effectively support the advancement of the Foundation's purpose. The Executive Director serves as the symbol of the organization and is committed to providing the highest quality leadership and sound financial operations; working to successfully engage the community in realizing the Foundation goals."

The chosen candidate will have a minimum of three years demonstrated experience of successful and responsible leadership in a nonprofit organization and/or public school system.  Salary is $75,000 - $85,000 depending on experience and qualifications. The new leader will report to the Foundation Board of Directors.


Complete position details and application information available at the LANO Career CenterSee listing for "Foundation for East Baton Rouge School System," posted on 7/24/2013.



Tags:  Baton Rouge  LANO Career Center  Nonprofit Executive Candidate Search 

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Leave Shakespeare out of your planned giving

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Thursday, July 25, 2013

"If planned giving is so good for both nonprofit organizations and the donors who support them, why don't more organizations have a planned giving program?” asks author Michael Rosen in Donor-Centered Planned Gift Marketing. This book addresses all the myths about ...


Download the free summary or register for the next author interview at this link.


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






Tags:  CausePlanet  Donor Centered Planned Gift Marketing  Michael Rosen  Page to Practice 

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Sign up for the Member Rewards Program: Instructional Video Series continues

Posted By Linden O. Uter, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The staff and Board members of LANO's General and Associate members are eligible to receive thousands of discounts on local and national products and services!

In this latest short instructional video, learn how to lower overhead costs for yourself and your organization by signing up for the Member Rewards Program today.  


Learn how you can lower costs for staff travel, lodging, meals, communications, retail supplies, information technology, entertainment, employee fitness and other expenses. 

Give direct, individual access to these savings to your employees as an affordable "perq" and benefit of your organization's LANO membership.  

SIGN IN now to your LANO account to begin enjoying the benefits of this national discount program. 


Tags:  How-To  LANO Network  Member Rewards Program  Subscribe 

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Capital Area United Way Honors Big Five Award Winners, Announces New Board Members at Annual Meeting

Posted By Kendall Hebert, Capital Area United Way, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

BATON ROUGE, LA (July 24, 2013) –It was standing-room only at the Capital Area United Way Annual Meeting Monday, as guests welcomed the organization’s new President/CEO Darrin Goss, Sr. and honored those receiving awards and who have served on the Board of Directors for the past year.

Capital Area United Way awarded the Big Five Awards – the five top honors given to individuals and organizations in the community for their mission, volunteerism, media support, campaign excellence, and staff dedication over the last year. More than 120 representatives from businesses, government and non-profit organizations gathered together to hear about the new direction of Capital Area United Way under Goss and Scott Berg, the 2013-14 Board Chair.

The event was held at Capital Area United Way in downtown Baton Rouge. [Full story]



PHOTO: Left to right: Capital Area United Way Big Five Award recipients: Megan Lott, CAUW staff member, Myron Falk Service Excellence Award; Tobie Craig, Turner Industries, Outstanding Volunteer Award; Darrin Goss, Sr., CAUW President/CEO; Michael Acaldo, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Community Investment Award; Jason Gathright and Tom Yura with BASF, Standard of Excellence Award; Michael Hudson and Bob Murphy of Clear Channel Communications, Outstanding Media Award


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Before the Bell Rings, 2013-2014

Posted By Heather Otten, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge, Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge Presents:

Before the Bell Rings 2013-2014


BATON ROUGE, LA—Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge (FHFGBR) will host a two-segment back-to-school workshop, "Before the Bell Rings 2013-2014” on Tuesday, August 20th from 10:00am – 12:00pm. The workshop will be held at the FHFGBR training room at 2356 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.

At this workshop, two topics will be elaborated on and presented by our Inclusive Education Department’s Program Director, Cynthia Chesterfield and Educational Support Specialist, Kara Shupe.

· The first topic, Parental Involvement and Advocacy, focuses on encouraging parents to play a vital role in their child’s education. Having sound relationships with school personnel is vital in their child’s success as well as effectively advocating on behalf of their child.

· The second topic, Steps to a Successful New School Year, will give parents tips on making sure the teachers and staff working with their child have a in depth understanding of your child’s strengths and weaknesses as well as insight into the child’s home life. Parents will also learn the importance of keeping documentation of all communication between home and school.


Space is limited. Registration Deadline: August 14th. Register at 225-216-7474 or


About Inclusive Education

The Inclusive Education Department of Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge strives to empower parents of children receiving special education services in Region 2 of Louisiana to become the best advocates possible. The staff provide one-on-one support as well as attending school meetings with parents. They also provide numerous workshops and conferences throughout the year dealing with special education topics. Funding for these services is provided through a grant from the Louisiana State Department of Education.

About Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge

Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge serves as a valuable resource center in a statewide network of Families Helping Families located across Louisiana. FHFGBR is committed to helping families who have members with disabilities as well as self-advocates. FHFGBR provides information, referral, education, training and parent-to-parent support for disability issues to individuals living in the parishes of East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension, Iberville, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Point Coupee and Livingston. A disability may be physical, mental, emotional, behavioral and/or academic. Families Helping Families staff can answer questions and provide support, resources and referrals.

Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge

2356 Drusilla Lane | Baton Rouge, LA 70809 | Phone - 225-216-7474 | Fax - 225-216-7977 |

Our mission is to provide the individualized services, information, resources and support needed to positively enhance the independence, productivity and integration of persons with disabilities into the community.

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Sibshop Series this Saturday

Posted By Heather Otten, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge, Tuesday, July 23, 2013
The Resource Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

(a program of Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge)



( a workshop for siblings of children with special needs)

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

SibShop is a one day recreational workshop geared towards siblings of children with special needs between the ages of 7-12.

Register now! Space is limited!

Lunch will be served toall participants.

To register please contact Sandra Trammell at (225) 216-7474or

Time: 9:00am-1:00pm

Location: FHFGBR’s Meeting Room Address: 2356 Drusilla Lane, BR Cost: FREE

This workshop is funded by proceeds from the Annual Active for Autism Run/Walk and FunFest.

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