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Successful Grant Writing - Slidell, LA and Baton Rouge, LA

Posted By David Kiviaho, kiisa Corporation, Wednesday, January 31, 2018


kiisa corporation and LSU announces two Successful Grant Writing Courses -  in Slidell, LA and Baton Rouge, LA!


The Successful Grant Writing course in Slidell will be offered on February 27th and 28th at the Slidell Regional Education Center, in partnership with LSU and UNO.

The address for this location is 1050 Gause Boulevard, Slidell, LA 70458. The course is $395.00 and participants must pre-register at This course offers 1.2 CEU's.

A guest speaker, Mrs. Carla Mouton, from the Northshore Community Foundation, will speak on grants available, working with a foundation, requirements of granting, other grant topics, and will also field questions from participants.


The Successful Grant Writing Course in Baton Rouge will be offered on March 12th and 13th at the LSU Continuing Education Building, 1225 Pleasant Hall, Baton Rouge, LA. The course is $395 and participants must pre-register at course offers 1.2 CEU's. A guest speaker, Ms. Lois Smyth, from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) will speak on grants available, working with a foundation, requirements of granting, other grant topics and will field questions from participants.


The Successful Grant Writing Course has become a staple for Louisiana non-profits. This is a very interactive course, and has been described by many participants as phenomenal. Some areas covered in this course are how to develop the project description/narrative, how to effectively write all aspects of the grant, how/where to identify grants/funding, how to create an organizational and project budget, learning about grant information that helps participants to understand when/why/how to apply for grants, and much more.


Facilitators for this course are Sharon Sandifer, M.Ed and David Kiviaho, founders and owners of kiisa corporation. They not only provide instruction for grant courses, but are in the field writing grants for several of their Louisiana clients. Their style of facilitation is fun and interactive. This team is well researched and presents up to date, relevant, grant information.


Please, register early as these courses do fill quickly.



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Successful Grant Writing Course - NEW INFORMATION!! NEW DATES!!

Posted By David Kiviaho, kiisa Corporation, Friday, February 24, 2017


Successful Grant Writing Course - NEW INFORMATION! NEW DATES!!

March 27th and March 28th - $395


kiisa corporation and LSU present the newest addition of Successful Grant Writing. With new information about funding sources and how to reach those folks, kiisa has also added portions of Grant Management to this course!!


With over 25 years of grant writing experience, and millions of dollars raised, kiisa corporation understands the importance of a stellar narrative and building just the right relationships to garner new funding. This is not a boring grant course. It is very interactive, with all participants actually writing grant components throughout the two day workshop.


kiisa and LSU celebrate their sixth year partnership in the provision of this Successful Grant Writing Course to this region. You must register to attend!! Do not miss this opportunity. When you graduate from the Successful Grant Writing Course, you will be armed and ready to garner that much needed funding for your special project (s).


This course is open to the beginner and the expert. kiisa has constructed the course in such a manner that only the most innovative aspects and learning tools are utilized. We look forward to seeing you on March 27, 2017 and March 28, 2017 at LSU in Baton Rouge!


REGISTER at this link!!


Contact Kandie at 225-578-1214 or email her at for more information!


We will see you there folks!!


Sharon Sandifer, M.Ed

David Kiviaho

kiisa corporation Instructors

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Grant Writing Seminar

Posted By David Kiviaho, kiisa Corporation, Thursday, September 15, 2016

Register Now...Course Fills...Must Register to Attend 

All grant information is updated prior to the course!

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register now


Presented By: David Kiviaho and Sharon Sandifer, M.Ed

LSU and kiisa corporation

Interactive Grant Writing Seminar
October 4th and 5th
 1.2 CEU'S - $395


 Pleasant Hall/LSU Campus

3438 Dalrymple Drive

Baton RougeLouisiana 70802 

Relevant, Informative, Highly Rated!

           Targets Any Level of Grant Writer - Phenomenal Seminar!

Laser Focused, Newest Information on Writing Grant Narrative, Goals and Objectives, Outcomes, Budgets, and more. 


As a corporate organization of the Louisiana Association of Non Profit Organizations (LANO), kiisa corporation provides a unique grant writing experience that explores all areas of grant writing. We help the writer to learn how to prepare stellar narratives, comprehensive budgets, develop proper evaluations, understand IRS requirements, identify funders, develop meaningful funder relationships, and much more.

Updated Data: Expert to Speak to Successful Grant Writing Participants on Frequently Asked Questions of the Funder. 

Updated Data: Listing of funders ready to provide dollars to non-profits, community groups, municipalities, faith-based organizations, and academia.

Updated Data: Techniques on Writing the Winning Narrative, Goals and Objectives, Outcomes, and Budget. 

Updated Data: Latest Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requirements. 990's and Financial Audit Requirements.

Updated Data: Latest Giving Trends...From Wall Street to Your Street

Updated Data: Latest Data Management Resources for narrative citations. Exploration of where to find data to reinforce the need for your funding request.

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Emerge Center for Communication, Behavior and Development to Host Free Hearing Loss Seminar

Posted By Lluvia Peveto, The Emerge Center for Communication, Behavior, and Development, Monday, May 16, 2016




Emerge Center for Communication, Behavior and Development to Host Free Hearing Loss Seminar


Baton Rouge, La.  -  The Emerge Center for Communication, Behavior and Development will host a free, round-table discussion on hearing loss from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 26 at their 7784 Innovation Park Drive location in Baton Rouge. Topics will include hearing loss diagnosis, hearing aids, and next steps following a hearing aid fitting.


This informal event is open to the public, and complimentary refreshments will be available. No RSVPs are required.


The Emerge Center for Communication, Behavior and Development is an independent 501c3 non-profit organization located on the LSU Innovation Park campus, at 7784 Innovation Park Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70820. Visit or call (225) 343-4232 to learn more.


Media Contact:  Lluvia Peveto

Phone: (225) 343-4232, ext. 1900



Tags:  and Development  audiology  Baton Rouge  Behavior  deaf  deafness  Emerge Center  Emerge Center for Communication  free  health  hearing  hearing loss  hearing screening  Louisiana  nonprofit  seminar  series  support  support group  therapy 

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It's not too late to sign up for tomorrow's E. D. Round Table

Posted By Tasha L. Cooper, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Are you an Executive Director or CEO in the nonprofit sector?  Are you looking to build partnerships within your community? Then LANO's E.D. Round Tables are for you!


Executive Director's Round Tables are held every month in Shreveport, New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette. These monthly sessions provide Executive Directors and CEOs with a forum to learn best practices, discover new ways to build partnerships, and create collective impact as a nonprofit community.


Please see below for tomorrow's E.D. Round Tables in Shreveport, New Orleans and Baton Rouge.  Lafayette will host their next E.D. Round Table on Wednesday, March 16th.


Baton Rouge-

Thursday, February 25 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Old Governor's Mansion,502 North Boulevard.


This month our topic is:  How to inspire and motive your nonprofit team!


Please make sure to RSVP:



Thursday, February 25 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 900 Jordan Street. 


Lindy Broderick, Executive Vice President of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, will discuss how this special session is dealing with budget cuts and the impact it could have on the nonprofit sector. 

RSVP at:


New Orleans-

Thursday, February 25th from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Irish House, 1432 St. Charles Avenue.

Please RSVP:

Tags:  Baton Rouge  Executive Directors  New Orleans  nonprofit  nonprofit sector  Shreveport 

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Scene Rouge - A New Baton Rouge Young Professionals Networking Circle

Posted By Jessica Ottaviano, Arts Council Of Greater Baton Rouge, Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is excited to announce its newest membership circle - Scene Rouge! Young professionals and newcomers to Louisiana's capital city are invited to become members at a $35 level, giving them access to discounted tickets for music, dance, theater, and visual arts events around Baton Rouge each month. Participating organizations for the 2015-16 season include - 


Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Paquito D'Rivera

Nov. 10, 2015, 7:30pm 

Baton Rouge Gallery


Nov. 13, 2015, 7pm 


Manship Theatre
Dec. 7, 2015, 7:30pm
Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre
The Nutcracker
Dec. 20, 2015, 6pm


Louisiana Sinfonietta
Bach, Schubert, Eccles, Faure, local talent
Feb. 21, 2016, 2pm
Theatre Baton Rouge
Into the Woods
Mar. 10, 2016, 7:30pm
Swine Palace
Vieux Carre
Apr. 21, 2016, 7:30pm
New Venture Theatre


An exclusive social component will accompany each event, such as a pre-concert reception available just for Scene Rouge members, giving those individuals an opportunity to network with like-minded peers. A dual mission of Scene Rouge is to support the wonderful work of arts organizations in Baton Rouge, helping them to grow a population of new, young patrons. 

For more information on Scene Rouge, contact Arts Council Development Director Jessica Ottaviano -, (225)344-8558 - and visit to join! 

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LANO Announces the Baton Rouge & Shreveport Community Leaders Participants

Posted By Kelly Pepper, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Tuesday, September 8, 2015


The staff and board of the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO) are proud to welcome 65 Baton Rouge & Shreveport/Bossier professionals to the 2015 class of the Community Leaders Program.


Celebrating its 10th anniversary in the Shreveport/Bossier area, the program began as a collaborative partnership between LANO and the Community Foundation of North Louisiana and now includes Capital One Bank as a funding partner. In Baton Rouge the program begins its inaugural  year as a result of a collaborative partnership between LANO, the Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation and Capital One Bank.


The LANO: Community Leaders Program is designed to increase a legacy of civic engagement and philanthropy for the Greater Baton Rouge and Shreveport/Bossier areas by developing future nonprofit board members and engaged community leaders.


The 2015 class of the LANO: Community Leaders Program - Baton Rouge includes:


Carla Anyaele, MTK Consulting

Laquitta Bowers, Louisiana State University

Tammy Boyd, Capital One

Suzette Bryan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA

Nicole Carter, Louisiana Housing Corporation

Amanda Clark, Law Office of Amanda Clark

Francisca Comeaux, Phelps Dunbar

Landon Corbin, SSA Consultants

Carroll Devillier, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson

Monique Edwards, The Edwards Law Group

Stephen Feazell, SSA Consultants

Michelle Garbiras, Hannis T. Bourgeois

Todd Gaudin, On Point Legal

Ann Hijuelos, The Water Institute of the Gulf

Johnathan Hill, Louisiana Department of Justin

Lee Ledet, Erlingson Banks

Christen Losey-Gregg, Losey, Ins. & Fin. Services

Ben Mahoney, Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA

Cheryl Michelet, BREC

Lisa Moore, Capital One

Anthony O’Connor, Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry

Tandra Perkins, Department of Children and Family Services

Kimberly Plant, CMFG Insurance

Cody Saucier, SSA Consultants

Mary Slayter, Reputation Capita Media Services 

Carli Thibodeaux, Covalent Logic

Eilleen Thompson, State of Louisiana

Traci Thompson, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson

Christopher Waters, Elayn Hunt Correctional Center

Trey Williams, Latter & Blum/City Pork Hospitality Group

Stacie Williams, Office of the Mayor-President


The 2015 class of the LANO: Community Leaders Program - Shreveport/Bossier includes:


Jason Holland, Community Bank of LA

Ivy Johnson, The Philadelphia Center

Tania Lang, Common Ground Community

Erica Ledet, Bossier Parish Community College

Jamie Lopez, Po’ Folks Promos

Brett Malone, The Philadelphia Center

Crissy Malone-Golden, Moonbot Studios

Kevin May, May & Company

Leslie McCormack, Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation of LA

Gia Morgan, Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation of LA

Laura Ashley Overdyke, Community Foundation of North Louisiana

Jan Pou, Catholic Charities of North LA

Cole Rhodes, TEG Architects

Marisa Roberson, Blue Cliff College

Abbey Rubel, Common Ground Community

Bert Schmale, Bankcorp South Bank

Stacey Smith, Ayres, Williams, Shelton, Benson & Paine

Daniel Strickland, Gremillion & Pou Marketing

Miranda Warren, Shreveport Behavioral Health Clinic

Kamesha West, Walmart

Nodie Williams, Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation of LA


Throughout the year, participants in the program take part in hands-on nonprofit leadership training, establish a communication network in the community and develop a clear understanding of the region’s needs.


The LANO: Community Leaders program is made possible by the support of the Capital One Bank, the Community Foundation of North Louisiana and LANO.


LANO is a statewide member organization that advocates for the nonprofit community. For more information, contact LANO at 225-929-5266 or visit



Tags:  Baton Rouge  Community Foundation  Community Leaders  Kay Irby  Shreveport  Wilson Foundation 

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"An Evening with Superintendent Drake"

Posted By Kali Johnson, Solid Ground Innovations, Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Our Schools...Our Excellence (OSOE) is a community-led movement with a single purpose: to foster an environment that creates excellent educational outcomes for children attending schools in North Baton Rouge.


Our philosophy is clear. We believe every child, regardless of location or socioeconomic status, deserves an excellent education. Further, the best way to have a real and measurable impact on student achievement is for community members, parents and students to come together and develop shared goals and create a comprehensive strategy that is specific to the needs of North Baton Rouge.


Thus, on Thursday, August 27th, OSOE is hosting “An Evening with Superintendent Drake” at Star Hill Church from 6pm until 7:15pm. This event is  purposed to give us, the community, great insight on Superintendent Drake's vision for our North Baton Rouge schools and students. On several occasions, Superintendent Drake has spoken about increasing the quality of education at every school and placing top talent in every classroom, both mandates in OSOE’s Community Compact. Thus, we believe this meeting is both a necessary and beneficial opportunity for us to learn how we can work together to see this collective vision come to pass.

Please make plans to attend and also share this opportunity with your network. Let's begin this school year with a bang! RSVP to

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Here's What People are Saying About the Fundraising Intensive Program

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Friday, April 24, 2015

Here's what people are saying about their experience with the
Fundraising Intensive Program


“I've participated in many different training sessions on fund development. This is the first program that immediately resulted in additional income for our organization.
-Sue Ellen Stewart, Northshore Families Helping Families
Fundraising Intensive Program Class of 2014

"The Fundraising Intensive Program was a great foundation piece for building our nonprofit...Having this practical fundraising theory in place will help us in all of our operations as we continue to grow."
-Teddy Nathan, NetWork Voluntours
Fundraising Intensive Program Class of 2015

“[This] was a great experience for my partner and I…We were able to create a culture of fundraising at our organization and on the board. Additionally, we are more confident, efficient and effective. I highly recommend this course.”
-Ameca Reali, Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana
Fundraising Intensive Program Class of 2014


The Fundraising Intensive Program is a 10-month training program that gives you tools to raise funds for your nonprofit.  Over the last two years, 20 nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers have graduated from the program, raising thousands of additional dollars for their organizations in the process.

This year's program runs from June 2015 through March 2016.  Applications are due by Friday, May 1 at 5:00 p.m.

Click here to read the full program description and submit your application.  For more on other services offered by The Funding Seed, visit

Questions?  We're happy to help.  Email or call (504) 307-7220.

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Free info session: The Fundraising Intensive Program

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Thursday, April 2, 2015

Free information session on
The Fundraising Intensive Program
Thursday, April 16, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Propeller Incubator, 4035 Washington Ave., New Orleans
Details and registration

** Attendees will receive an exclusive discount code for $200 off program tuition. **

Are you thinking about applying for the Fundraising Intensive Program?

Do you have questions about what your nonprofit will gain from participating, or whether it's worth the investment?

Are you trying to decide who from your organization should apply?

Fundraising Intensive Program Group Session

Join The Funding Seed and members of this year's graduating class for a free information session about the Fundraising Intensive Program.  You'll receive an overview on the program, learn details on how to apply and have time for Q&A with a panel of this year's participants. 

The Fundraising Intensive Program is a 
10-month course that gives you tools to raise funds for your nonprofit. Through a combination of group learning and one-on-one coaching, participants learn best practices and practical skills related to a range of fundraising activities.

Full program description and application available here. For more on services offered by The Funding Seed, visit

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