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LANO:Community Leaders Program - Shreveport/Bossier
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LANO is seeking professionals and civic leaders in the Shreveport/Bossier region who are interested in increasing their knowledge of nonprofit board service.   


Community leaders will take part this fall with a 5-session series of workshops devoted to key fundamentals of board service. Each community leader who completes this training will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to be an effective and engaged board member. 


Sessions Include:

  • Fund Development
  • Financial Management
  • Code of Conduct & Legal Issues
  • Governance and Board Roles & Responsibilities
  • Change Fund Presentations
  • Speed Dating (Optional)


6/1/2018- Applications Open 

TBD- Informational Session

8/17/2018- Applications Close for 2018 LANO Community Leaders

8/24/2018- Selections Announced 

9/2018-11/2018- Training Sessions

1/2019-Speed Dating 

Class Dates and Time:

5:00 - 8:30 pm

September 13

September 27

October 11

October 25

November 8


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Change Fund: Real Time Fund Development

Due to the generosity of the The Community Foundation of North Louisiana and Capital One, participation in the program is free. However, in learning the role of the board and fundraising, LANO has included a philanthropic component called the Change Fund


This component gives Community Leaders real-time experience in fundraising. Each participant is asked to invest $400, of which at least $200 must be raised rather than donated by the participant. A request for proposals is announced and much like a grants committee, the Community Leaders review and vote on a program and raise $10,000 or more for a program to be the beneficiary of their funds. Not only does the Change Fund raise money for a local nonprofit, Community Leaders practice soliciting donations and gain confidence as fundraisers. 


Placement on Nonprofit Boards

At the conclusion of the training program, LANO facilitates matching of Community Leaders to area nonprofit organizations for placement on Boards of Directors or committees.

  • Structured engagement on nonprofit organizations for successful matches based on leaders' interests and nonprofit governance needs
  • Networking event with the class and area nonprofit Board chairs and Executive Leadership
  • Community Leader profiles featured on LANO's website for year-round matching

The application will close on August 17, 2018  The 2018 Community Leaders class will be announced by August 24, 2018.


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