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 2023-August 2024. 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
Human Resources: Building the Right Team: Performance Management
Strategic Partnerships
Board Development: Effective Communication and Utilization
Effectively Collecting and Using Data – What’s in the Numbers?

Marketing, Communications, Fundraising and Development
Marketing and Communication: Brand Management and Story Telling
Marketing and Communication: Using Social Media Effectively
Fundraising and Special Event Planning
Effective Grant Writing and Grant Management
Telling your Story Effectively for Reporting and Fundraising
Assessment and Next Steps: Developing a 3-month plan with Resilia
Creating a Culture of Inclusion: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

March 2024: Check-in and Progress Report with Resilia
August 2024: Final session for nonprofits with Resilia and Reception


Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2023 Cohort. Interested organizations should apply as soon as possible. Applications will close July 25, 2023.


Baton Rouge Area Youth Network – BRAYN
Baton Rouge STEM
Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge
Capital Area Reentry Coalition – CAPARC
Center for Development & Learning
City Year Baton Rouge
Eternal Crisis Outreach
Gardere Community Christian School
Girls on the Run South LA
Kids Orchestra
Knock Knock Children’s Museum
LA Health & Rehab Center
National Coalition of 100 Black Women
Life of a Single Mom
Open Health Care Clinic
Pointe Coupee Early Childhood Coalition
Reentry Mediation Institute of LA
Scotlandville Community Development Corp
Southeastern LA University Foundation
Songs of Survivors
Steadfast Foundation
The CEO MIND Foundation
The Women’s Help Center
Volunteers of America South Central LA
YWCA Greater Baton Rouge


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