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Consulting Services

LANO Consulting Services:


All services require a minimum of three hours at $100.00 for members and $200.00 for non-members plus expenses.


1.  Executive Director Search:

Managing a search is a cumbersome process which requires organizing the search committee, developing the job description, advertising the position, managing the candidates, assisting the committee with the vetting and interviewing process, developing a salary and benefits package that is competitive, as well as onboarding the new Executive.  LANO consultants can support the search committee through this process and ease the workload associated with this crucial transition for your nonprofit organization.


2. Executive Director Coaching:

Leadership can build a strong nonprofit.  If you are an executive that is new to the nonprofit community or a nonprofit professional recently promoted to an executive position and could use some guidance, LANO can assist.  We offer one-on-one coaching and onboarding to help you further your potential and develop your leadership capacity.


3. Board Development:

Prospecting great board members is a role that LANO consultants can facilitate for your nonprofit organization.  The process begins with assessing your current board to  identify gaps in skillsets and abilities that need to be filled.  LANO leads seminars for your board members on collective board roles and responsibilities, helps plan recruitment events, works with you to plan and facilitate board orientations and planning retreats.


4. Board Governance 101 & 201:

 This session is designed for board members, executive directors, and senior staff who are interested in deepening their understanding of nonprofit governance and better aligning the work of the board to heighten board engagement and maximize its impact.  LANO’s governance training will help you understand nonprofit governance and the purpose of a nonprofit board; understand the legal obligations of nonprofit board members; recognize the distinction between governance and management support; distinguish the board’s roles and responsibilities in each functional area; understand the interdependent governance relationship between the ED and the board; identify ideas for strengthening the partnership between the board and staff.


5.  Board Management:

This session is designed to help Board Chairs and Executive Directors look at important meeting agenda items that might be missing from their current calendars. Most of us work from one board meeting to the next with little thought or planning of future meeting conversations.  LANO consultants will cover Board Nominations, Board Evaluation, Slate of Officers and Election of Officers, Meeting Management, Committee Structure, Fiduciary and Legal Responsibilities training, Insurance Review, Approval of 990 before filing, Approval of Annual Budget, and ED Annual Review.


6.  Strategic Planning:

Strategic planning is important to a nonprofit organization because it provides direction. Strategic planning is a tool that is useful for guiding day-to-day decisions and also for evaluating progress and changing approaches when moving forward. LANO consultants can lead your stakeholders through the process of charting the course for your mission work.


7.  Team Building:

LANO consultants can facilitate staff assessments and team-building exercises that can increase communication within your organization. From staff retreats, to leading change processes, LANO consultants can help your team understand themselves better and create synergy.



8.  Fundraising:

Fund development is a responsibility of all staff and board and strengths focus is critical for sustainability.  LANO consultants can develop a customized fundraising plan, assess special projects, special events, and provide training on “making the ask”.


9.  Facilitation:

LANO consultants provide a neutral facilitation that will keep your meeting, retreats, or planning sessions moving in the right direction.  When conflicts arise we can serve as a facilitator for open discussions for resolution.



Consultant Case Studies:


Prisoner Reentry


 Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana 






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