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LANO Institute for Nonprofit Excellence


The LANO Institute for Nonprofit Excellence provides consulting services, training, resources, tools, and templates that will position you and your organization for success. 





The LANO consulting staff can customize trainings, planning sessions, consultations,or facilitation services to meet the needs of your nonprofit.  See below for a few of the services offered through the LANO Institute. LANO members receive a discounted rate of $100 /hour* on consulting fees through the LANO Institute.  


Consulting Inquiry Form 

Consulting Topics:




The training is designed to create a common language for board leadership and encourage board engagement with an emphasis on roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board.


Topic(s):  Minimum Hours
Board Assessment  
Board Calendaring  
Board Evaluation & Coaching  
Board Recruitment  
Board Structure & Practices  
Committee Structuring  
Evaluating the Executive Director
Executive Director Coaching  
Financial Leadership  
Succession Planning  
Sustainability Matrix Mapping  
 Strategic Planning


LANO staff will work with your organization to develop solid, actionable plans that align your goals with strategies that acheive results. Our process promotes participation and buy-in and is results-focused.


 Fund Development


LANO’s staff knows that the best fund development plans begin with an assessment of current strategies and systems. We work with you to design and implement realistic plans that build sustainability through diverse funding streams.


Executive Search and Transition


Our consultant(s) will work with your board and staff to find just the right person to lead your organization. The process will prepare the organization for positive change and position the new leader for success.




LANO’s experienced staff will work with you to design and facilitate meetings and retreats. Planning and preparation maximize participation and problem solving.





An array of downloadable toolkits tailored to Louisiana nonprofits to assess current operations and help identify areas in need of improvement. Toolkits include editable templates to help you specifically address areas needing improvement.


Nonprofit Start Up Toolkit

Launching a nonprofit involves extensive planning and preparation. This workbook guides individuals through a systematic process to build an organization that will make a lasting difference. It provides seven editable templates and other samples and relevant tools.


The Funding Pie


LANO's complete guide to building diverse and revenue streams for your nonprofit. It includes 13 fully-editable worksheets based on materials in the guide.  Learn and apply the techniques of successful fund development to ensure long-term sustainability.

Governance Assessment: Leading a nonprofit organization is a serious responsibility. It’s important for a board to regularly evaluate its performance in order to know that it’s fulfilling its role at a high level. This assessment covers every aspect of governance and includes 27 tools and templates.





We offer a variety of professional development opportunities for nonprofit board, staff, and volunteers. View our Community Calendar, which includes trainings by the LANO Institute and partner organizations throughout the state.





DISCLAIMER: LANO does not endorse or recommend the members enrolled in our Consultant Directory in regards to any services provided. This directory is for informational purposes only. It is the responsibility of the organization who wishes to hire a consultant to ask potential consultants for written information about qualifications, experience, and references before contracting with them. 




The LANO Institute for Nonprofit Excellence wants to thank the Carolyn W. and Charles T. Beaird Family Foundation and the Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation for their support.

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