Greater Baton Rouge nonprofits operate effectively and demonstrate impact



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 September 2024-August 2025. In a cohort-based approach to capacity building, you will participate in weekly 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 throughout the program.


The Institute begins with an organizational assessment followed by a virtual introductory session, 13 weekly 3-hour in-person class sessions September-December 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 Topics
Management, Leadership & Governance
Organizational Assessments with Resilia
Financial Management: Optimal Budgeting for Nonprofits
Financial Management: Stabilizing Your Organization with Smart Financial Planning
Human Resources: Building the Right Team: Performance Management & Succession Planning
Board Development: Recruitment, Retention, Training & Communication

Marketing, Communications & Fundraising
Marketing: Storytelling, Branding & Social Media
Fundraising: Building a Plan, Events & Volunteer Management
Using Data to Measure Success: Collection & Communication

Online Sessions with Resilia
Virtual Orientation & Assessments
Making a 3-month plan with Resilia (individual session, required)


Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2024 Cohort. Interested organizations should apply as soon as possible. Applications will close July 19, 2024.


Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area
Associated Professional Educators Of Louisiana (A+PEL)
Baton Rouge Youth Coalition, Inc. (BRYC)
Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless (CAAH)
Capital Area Autism Network (CAAN)
Douglas Manship Sr. Theatre Complex
Fathers On A Mission
Foundation for EBRPSS
Front Yard Bikes
Gaitway Therapeutic Horsemanship
Gardere Initiative
I AM, Empowering The Next Generation, Inc
Lauryn Adams Foundation
Let It Slide
Louisiana Casa Association
Louisiana Key Academy
Mclindon Family Foundation
Messages from the Mississippi
Mission Heart Inc
Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR)
St James Council On Aging
The Magnolia Rose Foundation
The Walls Project
Thrive Foundation


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