PURPOSE: LANO is a statewide member organization that advocates for the nonprofit community and strengthens the effectiveness of those committed to improving Louisiana.

HISTORY: 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).

#GiveBR History: In the spring of 2016, the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO) launched their concept of a giving day for the Greater Baton Rouge area. #GiveBR was created to uplift nonprofit organizations by bringing awareness of the great work they do each and every day in Greater Baton Rouge -which supports the success and strength of our community.