The New LANO. Stay tuned – New updates to our organization are on the way!
Our Mission is to be Louisiana’s “Go-To” Source For Louisiana Nonprofits:
LANO is a statewide member organization that advocates for the nonprofit community and strengthens the effectiveness of those committed to improving Louisiana. Our purpose is to provide the necessary resources, tools and opportunities for nonprofit organizations to grow in Louisiana. Nonprofits contribute to the community and rely on volunteers (Board of Directors) to govern the organization’s affairs. Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations Board Members serve three years per term, with a maximum of two consecutive terms.
LANO was founded by the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) after extensive planning.
In 1999, LANO separately incorporated and received its 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS. Our Board of Directors represents all sectors of Louisiana’s nonprofit community and every geographic region. LANO is a proud member of the National Council of Nonprofits (NCN). Since 1997, LANO has been a leading provider of nonprofit education and services throughout the state. A unifying voice in support of the nonprofit sector, LANO uses sound business principles and operational efficiency to offer training, advocacy and multiple member services to the state’s nonprofit organizations.
Louisiana’s nonprofit sector remains a major employer and public service provider. The most recent estimate (2004, from CCSS) places the state’s nonprofit workforce at nearly 150,000, a figure likely exceeded by post-Katrina sector growth. Current IRS data show that more than half of Louisiana’s 501(c)(3) public charities provide services in education and healthcare—two uniquely critical needs amid Louisiana’s current fiscal crisis.
Millions of state residents benefit daily from nonprofit charities operating in every parish. The success of the nonprofit model relies on the unmatched commitment, perseverance and generosity of its employees, volunteers, investors and partners.
Nonprofits represent a diverse and powerful labor force that has grown to meet state residents’ increasing needs for social, cultural, educational, healthcare and other services.
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
LANO BOARD OF DIRECTORS – 2021 – 2022
LANO Board Members serve three years per term, with a maximum of two consecutive terms.
Leigh Anne Chambers, CHAIR
Director of Events Management, Louisiana State University – Shreveport
Jeffrey Koonce, PAST BOARD-CHAIR
Partner, Bernhard Capital Partners, Baton Rouge
Jody Davis, VICE-CHAIR
Business Manager, Deloitte Consulting, New York
Vicki Chisman, TREASURER
Accountant, Lafayette Tax Assessor, Lafayette
Tristi Charpentier, SECRETARY
VP of Strategic Initiatives, Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation, Baton Rouge
President, Highflyer, Baton Rouge
Partner, Kean Miller, Baton Rouge
Betty Ward Cooper
Chair School Board, Ouachita Parish School System, Monroe
Vice President of Missions, CHRISTUS, Lake Charles