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New book summary: Engage the "next greatest generation"

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Thursday, July 11, 2013



"Even though Millennials are the next generation of donors and constituents, leaders spend far more resources focused on maintaining their existing supporters rather than trying to cultivate new ones—so much so, that they cannot see beyond their current donor strategies and systems to a future where those supporters are no longer around,” assert the...

by Denise McMahan, Founder, CausePlanet


Read more about the "next greatest generation" and register now for our next live author interview with branding expert Jocelyne Daw: Become a "cause of choice" for corporate support


Special thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation for providing every LANO member with access to CausePlanet's summary library and author interviews in 2012-2013.

Tags:  Cause for Change  CausePlanet  Page to Practice 

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Volunteer Fair: Networking and Seminars Aug. 10 in Baton Rouge

Posted By Matthew Mullenix, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Thursday, July 11, 2013

Volunteer Louisiana and LANO will host the first of several regional Volunteer Fairs on Saturday, August 10, 2013, from 9AM till 3PM at the Louisiana State Museum at the Capital Park in Baton Rouge.

This free, public event will gather local nonprofit organizations and community-minded citizens for a day of networking, family fun and raising awareness about important causes in need of support.



A limited number of free booths are available for local nonprofits to staff and provide information about their mission and volunteer needs. 





Classes on volunteer management and volunteer recruitment will be given by Volunteer Louisiana staff from 1-3 PM in the Museum main lecture hall.  Registration is required separately for each class.

A food truck will be available around midday for those wishing to purchase lunch on site.  Any additional activities planned will be promoted via this website and LANO on or before August 10. 


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LANO's Career Center: Website Instruction Video Series Continues

Posted By Linden O. Uter, Monday, July 8, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, July 9, 2013

LANO's Career Center has helped promote and fill hundreds of Louisiana nonprofit jobs across the state.  Post your resume or a position description, and subscribe to new postings as they appear. 

An overview and instruction on use of the Career Center website is now available in the latest LANO How To video. 


This short video tutorial will show members, including Friends of LANO, how to search for job openings, upload resumes and search for others' resumes.

General and Associate members will have the special ability to submit a job opening, free of charge and for unlimited duration.*  

After watching the tutorial, visit LANO's Career Center to begin searching for job opportunities or helping others find their way to a great career in the nonprofit sector!  

* LANO Friends and Non-members may also purchase job posting and promotion at affordable rates.  See here for more.

Tags:  Career Center  Careers  How-To  LANO Network 

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Crowd-Funding: Free Webinar on July 11th

Posted By Cameron Howell, Collis B. Temple, III and Associates - Primerica Financial Services, Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Have you ever wondered how to create an effective and successful fundraising campaign online with "crowd-sourced" funding sites?

If so, this free webinar can help introduce your organization to a new field of fundraising potential.

"How To Effectively Utilize Crowd-Funding Sites To Raise Money For Your Nonprofit" will be presented via webinar on Thursday, July 11th from 12-12:30pm.

Some of the information covered in this presentation will include:

  1. What is crowd-funding?
  2. Successful Campaign Commonalities
  3. "Dos and Don'ts" of Successful Campaigns
  4. Social Media Tactics...and more!

This training will be given by Cameron Howell of LANO member Collis B. Temple, III and Associates - Primerica Financial Services. We hope you can make it!






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Collis B. Temple, III and Associates - Primerica Financial Services

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Nonprofit Workshop: Engaging Board Members & Volunteers in Fundraising

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Is your board of directors expected to raise money for your nonprofit?

Are they performing the way you need them to?

Do your most dedicated volunteers help grow the funds for your organization?

This workshop will provide you with simple tools to help your board members and volunteers become engaged, excited and successful in fundraising.




Registration $35 per person. Discounts available for students, AmeriCorps and organizations registering two or more people.

Attendees will receive a Certificate of Participation for completing the workshop.

For questions, to inquire about discount codes, or to reserve your space and pay at the door, email

While it is not required, we recommend that both a staff member and a board member from your organization attend this workshop for maximum effectiveness. Discounts are available.

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How To Add a Member Sub-Account: LANO's Website Instruction Video Series

Posted By Linden O. Uter, Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Bring the full value of LANO membership to your  staff and Board of Directors, free of charge with a Member Staff account.


This short video tutorial will show LANO General and Associate members how to create Member Staff sub-accounts valid for all staff, Board members or other key volunteers.
With an activated sub-account, everyone in your organization will have access to a personalized LANO member profile, as well as remain connected with your organization through its LANO membership.  Many member discounts, especially our new Member Rewards program, will confer individual benefits to your staff through their own LANO profiles. 
If your organization is already a LANO member, don't wait to share the value of that membership with your hard-working employees and Board leaders.    



Tags:  Become a Member  How-To  LANO network  Member accounts 

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Catholic schools have faith in their new financial model

Posted By Erica Crenshaw, Execute Now!, Tuesday, July 2, 2013

As a longtime resident and business leader in the South where a Catholic school education is a popular choice among families, I found a recent New York Times article especially interesting and relevant. A Lifeline for Minorities, Catholic Schools Retrench  
introduced a compelling look at one of the most longstanding assets in education for minorities and how that asset has reinvented its business model to meet the ongoing demand for a parochial education. According to the Times...

Read more in the Finance Fundamentals Blog


by Erica McGeachy Crenshaw, CEO of Execute Now!


Tags:  Execute Now!  Finance Fundamentals 

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Capital Area United Way Joins Community Partners Across Nation in United Way Day of Action

Posted By Kendall Hebert, Capital Area United Way, Friday, June 28, 2013

BATON ROUGE, LA (June 28, 2013) – Dozens of volunteers from across the community teamed up Friday, June 21 to beautify Istrouma High School as part of the sixth annual, nationwide United Way Day of Action. Sponsored by ExxonMobil, the day-long event included hands-on projects, health screenings, a community resource fair, distribution of book sacks and books by Capital Area United Way, and kid-friendly activities.


More than 150 volunteers from local companies, including ExxonMobil, Entergy, Criterion Catalyst, and Enterprise Rentals, tackled several projects around the school in the morning, such as painting and cleaning the cafeteria and parts of the gym. Others constructed picnic tables and refurbished poles and railings around the campus.


The afternoon consisted of hundreds of community members who attended a resource fair and took advantage of the free food and information offered by several collaborative partners and partner agencies of Capital Area United Way. Also offered were health and audiology screenings, HIV testing and life enrichment & financial classes.


Capital Area United Way, along with community partners, was able to provide the foll0wing on the United Way Day of Action:


  • 150 volunteers participated for a total of 752 volunteer hours
  • More than 400 people in attendance
  • 37 agencies and community partners participated in the resource fair
  • 41 children were screened by Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital / Baton Rouge Children's Health Project Mobile Medical Clinic
  • Fresh produce was distributed to approximately 250 clients by the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
  • More than 525 meals were served by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and Salvation Army
  • 23 audiology screenings by the Baton Rouge Speech & Hearing Foundation
  • 18 HIV tests were completed by YWCA and Family Services of Greater Baton Rouge
  • 30 booster seats were distributed by Alliance Safety Council and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center


"Capital Area United Way is proud that ExxonMobil and its employees continue to be our largest corporate contributor, both financially and through volunteer work, and has continued to sponsor the United Way Day of Action,” said Richard Williams, Interim CEO & President. "We greatly appreciate the efforts of ExxonMobil to give back to the communities we serve to advance the common good.”


"ExxonMobil employees were glad to take action with Capital Area United Way to paint, build and clean up at Istrouma High School, one of our long-time partners in the North Baton Rouge neighborhood,” said Paul Stratford, ExxonMobil Chemical Site Manager. "This United Way Day of Action demonstrated the strong partnership between our company, the United Way and our community, that is helping to make the Baton Rouge area a better place to live.”


Participants included: Alliance Safety Council; ALS Association; American Diabetes Association; American Red Cross; AMI Kids; Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing; Bank on Baton Rouge; Big Buddy Program; Capital Area Agency on Aging; Capital Area United Way; Capital Area Asset Coalition; Catholic Charities; Entergy; Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge; Girl Scouts Louisiana East; Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank/Snap Coordinator; HOPE Ministries; Iris Domestic Violence Center; LA Care Mayor's Health Initiative; Mid City Redevelopment; Mental Health Association; Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center; St. Helena Head Start; Teach for America; The Salvation Army; Volunteers of America; and YWCA.


United Way Day of Action is an annual invitation for people and organizations around the world to LIVE UNITED and take action to address a variety of challenges.


Capital Area United Way
Mobilizing our community through collaborative efforts to advance the common good

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LANO's Website Instruction Video Series: Promote with LANO's Calendar and Blog

Posted By Linden O. Uter, Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Learning the many benefits of being a LANO member continues with today's release of the third in our "How-To" series of instructional videos.

This short video tutorial will show LANO General and Associate members how to promote their organization's news and events using LANO's Community Calendar and Member News & Events Blog.
Instantly share your information with the thousands of LANO members and Friends statewide!
Visit LANO's Community Calendar now to view members' news and events or to post your own event!  


Tags:  Events  How-To  LANO network  Member benefit  Member Blog  News  Promote  Promote news and events 

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$15,000 Available to Environmental Nonprofits

Posted By Administration, Monday, June 24, 2013

Nominations are being accepted until July 1 at for volunteers in Cox's service areas in Acadiana, Baton Rouge and New Orleans who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces.

A total of $15,000 will be donated to local environmental nonprofits on behalf of the winner and finalists.

A judging panel of civic and environmental leaders will select three finalists who will then compete to be named Louisiana's 2013 Cox Conserves Hero. The winner will be chosen through an online public vote.

Louisiana's Cox Conserves Heroes Timeline:

  • Nominations: June 3 – July 1
  • Voting: August 22 – September 13
  • Winner Announcement: Late September

More details, visit



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