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In partnership with the Louisiana Alliance for Nonprofits (formerly LANO), Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation is pleased to present the Nonprofit Capacity Building Institute: Principles & Best Practices for Nonprofits. The Institute is an intensive, 12-month program focused on strengthening organizational capacity, measurable outcomes, community impact, and operational effectiveness.


The Institute will run August 2022 thru July 2023. In a cohort-based approach to capacity building, you will participate in small group convenings around specific topics paired with shared learning opportunities to discuss mutual issues, learning from the challenges and solutions of peers, and problem solving together. Each session will be facilitated by a content expert who will guide the cohort, frame each session, and offer tools and resources. In addition, participants will have access to support by Resilia, a tech platform and consultancy that provides extensive support, resources, and one-on-one coaching.


The Institute begins with an organizational assessment followed by a virtual introductory session, 12 weekly 3-hour in-person class sessions (August thru November) and two planning sessions focused on future planning and goal setting. Selected organizations must commit one lead participant to attend all sessions, plus one other appropriate person based on the session topic. The Institute will be intense, and attendance is critical to your success. We value your time and will ensure that each session is worthy of your commitment.

In-Person Session Dates
Management, Leadership & Governance
8/17: Session 1: Organizational Assessments with Resilia
8/24: Session 2: Financial Management: Optimal Budgeting for Nonprofits
8/31: Session 3: Human Resources: Building the Right Team: Performance Management
9/7: Session 4: Creating a Culture of Inclusion: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
9/14: Session 5: Board Development: Effective Communication and Utilization
9/21: Session 6: Strategic Partnerships

Marketing, Communications, Fundraising and Development
9/28: Session 7: Fundraising and Special Event Planning
10/5: Session 8: Marketing and Communication: Brand Management and Story Telling (at LA Alliance Statewide Conference)
10/12: Session 9: Marketing and Communication: Using Social Media Effectively
10/19: Session 10: Effective Grant Writing and Grant Management
10/26: Session 11: Annual Reports- Using Effectively for Reporting and Fundraising
11/2: Session 12: Assessment and Next Steps: Developing a 3-month plan
11/9:  Final session: Resilia assessment and next steps

March 2023: Check-in and Progress Report with Resilia
July 2023: Final session for nonprofits with Resilia and Reception


Applications for the first Institute cohort closed on June 10. Selected organizations will be notified by June 24.



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