Group Brokerage Health Insurance
Affordable health insurance coverage options for nonprofits
We are pleased to introduce Group Brokerage, Inc.as the recommended health insurance broker for our members. Group Brokerage, Inc. offers statewide reach, strong ability and expertise serving small organizations, and an appreciation for the needs of the nonprofit sector.
Group Brokerage, Inc. represents major state insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA, United Healthcare, Humana and Coventry Healthcare. They offer LANO members competitively priced group Health, Life, Long and Short Term Disability, Dental, and Vision insurance; minimal-cost voluntary insurance products, including Limited Medical (Mini-Med), Cancer, Critical Illness, and much more.
As a special benefit to LANO members, Group Brokerage, Inc. has forged an alliance with the Louisiana Dental Plan(LDP), Louisiana's oldest and largest discount Preferred Provider Network (P.P.N.), to offer a unique menu of discounted dental and other healthcare-related products and services at their lowest-ever group rate of $24 per year peremployee (to include employee family members), a savings of up to $96 per applicant compared to non-members.
For more information on LANO's recommended health insurance and discount health services providers, download our Group Health flyer.
EXECUTE NOW! (LANO Associate Member!)
Finance and Accounting Back-office Services
A top-flight financial team will cost hundreds of thousands in salary and benefits, an amount few nonprofits can afford. By contracting for these essential services with Louisiana-based finance and accounting firm Execute Now!, LANO members can save tens of thousands of dollars compared to the expense of hiring in-house staff. Members also receive an additional 20-30% discount on service fees compared to non-members.
And now, thanks to a new agreement, in-coming LANO members who sign up with Execute Now! for their bookkeeping services will get their first year of LANO membership at no cost; and current members who sign-up with Execute Now! will receive 1 additional free year of membership!
Organizations who contract with Execute Now! can expect:
- Financial Leadership - Execute Now! helps Executive Directors think strategically about how to meet their organization’s financial goals.
- Stability - The turnover rate of Controller and CFO-level positions in small to mid-sized organizations is extremely high.
- A high-caliber team - The accounting department of many nonprofits consists of one over-worked person struggling just to prepare and report basic financials.
- Focus - Ability of your nonprofit to focus on its core, mission-driven business rather than on auxiliary accounting functions.
- Member's Only Webinars (see: Financial Management and Your Board)
Execute Now! is a fully insured provider of financial and other essential business services. It operates in complete confidentiality and shares no client financial information with LANO or other entities without client consent.
To learn more about Execute Now! or to initiate a service inquiry, simply visit www.executenow.com to fill out a needs assessment form. Execute Now! will contact you promptly to answer any questions.
CONNECT FOR A CAUSE (LANO Associate Member!)
Looking for a new, easy and effective way to involve the business community in your fundraising efforts?
Encourage your VIP supporters (Board members, donors, or your ED) to donate an hour of their time to engage in a business lunch on their schedule and convenience. Members of the public interested in meeting with them for a sales or career networking opportunity will bid on that meeting; the highest bidder during the course of each auction wins.
For LANO member organizations, 90% of funds raised go directly to your nonprofit. Contact Connect For A Cause to guide you through the registration with no obligation and absolutely no cost to you. Give your LANO member organization's name to receive a 50% discount on adminsitratiive fee.
Mutual of America
Retirement and Disability
Mutual of America has been providing retirement solutions to nonprofit organizations for more than 58 years and is LANO's recommended provider. Mutual of America offers LANO members and their employees:
- Fully integrated plan administrative and investment services
- A variety of no-load investment alternatives
- Toll-free telephone service representatives
- Employee education and enrollment meetings
- Quarterly participant statements and newsletters
- Competitive fees
Mutual of America offers a variety of retirement plans to choose from, including:
- 401 (k) plans
- 403 (b) thrift plans
- SIMPLE Plans
- Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) Plans
- 401 (a) Defined Contribution Plans
- Tax-Deferred Annuities
- Traditional and Roth IRAs
Unemployment Services Trust (UST)
LANO MEMBER DISCOUNT: $3,300 per year average savings!
Unemployment Services Trust (UST) is created, managed and owned by the member nonprofit organizations. Its sole purpose is to lower unemployment costs for its members. UST will help 501 (c) (3) organizations with 10 or more employees save money on unemployment taxes and receive free risk management seminars for all levels of management.
Participating organizations saved $3,300 on average.
Learn more about UST and get a savings quote.
Louisiana Foundation Databook
LANO MEMBER DISCOUNT: Up to $50 savings on pre-orders
The Louisiana Foundation DataBook & Software, 4th Ed. will be ready soon! This highly regarded foundation directory profiles every Louisiana-based foundation, and features comprehensive profiles of the State's largest grantmaking foundations--including every one of the grants they awarded for the most recent year on record.
The DataBook profiles every Louisiana foundation, and every grant awarded by Louisiana's grantmaking foundations is shown, including the grantee name, location, NTEE category of the grant recipient, amount of the grant and purpose of the grant when stated.
This fully revised and updated edition is bigger and better than ever. With more information and more features that will dramatically enhance your ability to quickly identify the foundations most likely to support your organization. Every foundation currently active in Louisiana is listed. The DataBook shows you who received the the grants awarded by Louisiana's grantmaking foundations... it connects you with every Louisiana foundation--and shows you precisely which foundations made grants to organizations like yours, in your geographical area, and why!
Available Summer 2012. LIMITED PRINT RUN! Pre-order available now and LANO Members save up to $50.
Contact DataBook author Ford T. Pearson at 888-743-0569 or Ford@FoundationDataBook.com.
More details about the Louisiana Foundation DataBook available at http://www.foundationdatabook.com/Pages/la/la1.html
Bluewater Credit Card Processing
LANO MEMBER DISCOUNT: 24% average savings
Guaranteed Savings on Credit Card Processing Designed for Nonprofits
Through the National Council of Nonprofit’s affinity program with Bluewater Nonprofit Solutions, LANO members can significantly lower the fees paid to process credit card transactions. Bluewater’s credit card processing service was designed for the special needs of nonprofit organizations, and makes it easy for nonprofits to process credit card donations and payments through a website, at special events, over the phone, through the mail, and even through third party sites such as Convio. The service includes the following:
- Guaranteed low rates starting at 1.49%
- All bank cards accepted including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express
- Turn-key programs designed for special events fundraising
- Discounts on credit card terminals and payment gateways
- 24/7 customer service & support
- Free reporting and administrative tools
- No application fee and free merchant account
- No required monthly minimum volume or termination fees
Bluewater offers guaranteed savings on fees for organizations that already accept credit cards. LANO receive a complimentary, no obligation savings analysis showing exactly how much can be saved on fees by using Bluewater’s services. Organizations that switch their credit card processing to Bluewater experience savings that range from 11-54%, with an average savings of about 24%. The actual cost savings each organization will experience is dependent upon the number and types of transactions processed.
LANO MEMBER DISCOUNT: 25% off payroll services
Gain access to discounted payroll services and a human resources management specialist to answer your personnel questions with Argent Payroll. Argetn Payroll can provide payroll services to LANO members at a 25% discount. When you outsource your payroll with Argetn Payroll, you will be able to call with any personnel-related questions at no additional cost.
Learn more about Argent Payroll.
LANO MEMBER DISCOUNT: $1 off each screening
In today's economy, you want to be known for hiring only the best employees - and Accuscreen will help you find them.
AccuScreen Systems is a nationwide company providing Medical Review Officer service and development of company drug testing policies. AccuScreen provides pre-employment screening for large and small companies, with over 500 drug testing collection sites nationwide.
List of screenings that AccuScreen conducts:
- By jurisdiction Parish or County $12.00 per name
- State Police $24.00 limited to Adult Day Care, Nursing Home, Hospice, Respite Care, Home Health Agency and Supervised Independent Living
- Driving Record La. $13.00 price varies for other States
- Professional License Verification $5.00 plus fees if required
- Employment Verification $10.00 per employer plus fees if required
- Education Verification $10.00 plus fees if required
- Drug Testing $29.00 for 9 panel test if collected at a Lab Corp collection site or at AccuScreen office.
For More Information: Visit the AccuScreen websiteor contact Bruce Childers, (225) 343-TEST(8378).
LANO MEMBER DISCOUNT: 10% off licensing fees
Event Management and Online Surveys
Cvent's advanced features can help you increase the success of your fundraising efforts. That's why thousands of nonprofits worldwide use Cvent's software to help manage their organization and achieve their development goals.
Accurate information is important to the success and continued viability for nonprofit organizations. Cvent offers nonprofits an advanced web survey solution to fit their budget.
LANO members receive a 10% discount on CVent licensing fees.
For More Information
Visit the CVent nonprofit solutions page.
LANO MEMBER DISCOUNT: 10% off software and training
GiftWorks is fundraising software that's powerful, intuitive, easy-to-use and affordable, and is built and supported by a team passionate about strengthening nonprofits. LANO members receive a 10% discount on software and related training.
- Easily organize donations and pledges
- Manage and track donors, mailings, and volunteer information
- Get your fundraising mailings out fast
- Easily post donations to QuickBooks with no double entry
- Manage your events easily
- Accept donations online through your website
- GiftWorks importer helps you get started right away
- Get the reports you need with ease
For More Information
LANO MEMBER DISCOUNT: 15% off
Greater Giving provides a variety of fundraising solutions to help you raise more money with less effort and expense. Their online solutions are easy to use, enhance donor experience and help increase revenue.
Using Greater Giving, you can successfully raise funds using diverse tactics ranging from traditional formal galas to a-thons driven by web-based social networks. And, since all Greater Giving's solutions work together, you can record and track donors, sponsors, and revenue from every fundraising project in a central location, so you can make informed decisions regarding fundraising strategy over time.
LANO members receive a 15% discount on credit card processing, online auctions, event management, and access to free webinars.
Learn more about Greater Giving.
LANO MEMBER DISCOUNT:15% off seminars
Need help finding the right software?
Idealware seminars are designed to give nonprofits the advice they need to make smart software decisions. Idealware’s seminars include all the candid advice and product comparisons of Idealware's in-depth reports and articles, but offer personalized guidance and extra insights to make sure all participants' questions are answered. The seminars present up-to-date information and are an affordable, efficient way to help you navigate the many software options available and ensure that the choices you make will meet the needs of a nonprofit’s operations. Attendees only need an internet connection and a phone line to participate.
Through LANO's membership with the National Council of Nonprofits, LANO members receive a 15% discount on live or recorded seminars.
To view a calendar of upcoming seminars, visitwww.idealware.org/online_seminars
Mozy Data Backup
LANO MEMBER DISCOUNT: 15% off
Your Life is On Your Computer. Back it Up.
As a matter of prudent risk management, if you have a computer, you should employ a back-up system for your data. With a system, such as the Mozy products, it’s easy to automatically back up everything from your website, to any and all digital information stored on computers. You have lots of valuable information on your computer you’d be lost without. Back up your PC or Mac with Mozy and easily restore your files in case of a hard drive crash or virus.
Through LANO's affiliation with the National Council of Nonprofits, LANO Members receive 15% off the regular nonprofit rate.
Additionally, this discount applies to MozyHome, their backup system for personal/home computers.
My Background Check
Receive bulk discounts on volunteer screenings; great for those members who hire large numbers of temporary volunteer staff.
Ensuring the safety and security of your community is a top priority for your organization. The ability to generate resources and funds relies solely on your organization’s reputation within the community. You need an employee screening program in place to continue to protect your community, your members, and secure your ability to draw resources.
To meet the specific requirements of non-profit organizations for volunteer screening, MyBackgroundCheck.com has developed a comprehensive Volunteer Tracking System (VTS) for volunteer screening. This unique volunteer screening system tracks volunteer applicants within your organization for effective risk management at the local, regional and national levels. VTS significantly reduces volunteer screening costs and protects your volunteers, your community, and your organization.
Learn more about My Background Check's services.
LANO DISCOUNT PRICING: Audio: 3.9¢/min; Webinar: 7¢/min*
An Ideal Conferencing Solution for Nonprofits
ReadyTalk brings easy-to-use, affordable conferencing services to nonprofit organizations. Through the National Council’s affinity program your state association can experience a discount on ReadyTalk’s easy-to-use audio and web conferencing systems, and a revenue generating opportunity when your members also become ReadyTalk customers. ReadyTalk makes web and audio conferencing simple for everyone, regardless of technical savvy, office location, or web platform being used.Read more about the benefits of web conferencing.
What does ReadyTalk do?
ReadyTalk allows nonprofits to:
Hold webinars to generate interest in programs and initiatives.
Easily disseminate information using audio and PowerPoint slides and give content-rich presentations to geographically dispersed members.
Bring programs right to your members’ desktops, including audio (hands-free webinars!)
Hold board and committee meetings by teleconference.
Design and deliver cost-effective orientations and trainings for your members and volunteers.
Capture audio recordings of presentations and post them on your website.
Share your webinars through your social networks
Poll your audience using six different poll types
ReadyTalk’s user-friendly services include:
Toll-free, ‘reservationless’ teleconferencing—no need to schedule a call, just dial the codes provided.
Easy Web Conferencing—show slides, share documents, or host webinars.
Recording/playback—1 click access for recording audio, archiving events, and advocacy information and ease in creating audio clips that can be posted on your website.
Dedicated training and live technical support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with dedicated support, just for State Association Members of the National Council and their members who are ReadyTalk customers.
*Through LANO's affiliation with the National Council of Nonprofits, LANO members receive discounted conferencing rates: 3.9¢ per minute per participant for phone conferencing and 7¢ per minute per participant for web conferencing.
AVERAGE LANO DISCOUNT PER PARTICIPATING MEMBER, 2010: $2,728 average savings
Office Depot is a global supplier of office products and services, with over 30 locations in Louisiana.
LANO members receive an average discount of 52% off of the manufacturer's list price with Office Depot, with the exception of technology, furniture and paper. The percent saved varies by the number of members participating and the objects purchased, but typical savings are between 10 and 15%. In 2009, the average savings of each participating member was $2,728. And orders over $50 receive free next-day delivery in most cities.LANO MEMBERS: CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR DISCOUNT
Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC) (LANO General Member!)
LANO MEMBER DISCOUNT: 10% off (a $44 average savings)
All LANO members receive a 10% discount on refurbished technology from the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC). Available equipment includes computers, monitors, printers, and servers. Additionally, CACRC can provide technical support related to technology.
For More Information
Visit the CACRC website.
LANO MEMBER DISCOUNT: FREE membership in Good360 program
Access countless valuable products donated from Fortune 500 manufacturing, technology and retail companies, and hundreds of smaller companies across the US, that include products such as: children’s items (books, toys, games, music/CD/DVD, paints, crayons); clothing; personal care products; office supplies; technology products; building and cleaning supplies; linens, furniture, small appliances and more.
Through LANO's association with the National Council of Nonprofits, LANO members can join Good360 at no cost. LANO members who join will receive include:
Access to hundreds of products in donated to Gifts In Kind and located in warehouses across the US – as many times during the year as needed
Opportunities to receive one-time limited quantity products directly from donors
Weekly notification of the latest available products
Opportunity to partner with an available store in the community through the Retail Donation Partner program (such as Bed Bath and Beyond, and The Home Depot) giving the member access to regular donations
Access to a member services manager during business hours
FREE access to information about how to report and acknowledge donations, and Gifts in Kind International webinars
First opportunity to register for regional and national training sessions at a reduced rate, and
Other exclusive offers such as GrantStation discounts.
LANO MEMBER DISCOUNT: $1,584 average savings over three years
Through LANO's affiliation with the National Council of Nonprofits, LANO members can obtain a free,professional-quality, cost-effective, in-house color printing solution. The Xerox FreeColorPrinters program has helped existing National Council of Nonprofits members and more than 10,000 nonprofits better inform, lobby, fundraise, recruit, and promote themselves. If you're looking to reduce your outsourced print expenses and improve the flexibility and quality of your in-house print jobs, this program is right for you!
Once accepted into the program, you will receive a free, new Phaser 8560/DN or Phaser 8560MFP/D solid ink color printer-copier-scanner-fax machine (must print 2,000 color pages per month on average to qualify for the 8560/DN; 3,000 per month on average for 8560MFP/D), which is yours to keep at the end of the three-year program. The program includes:
Free Phaser 8560DN printer or Phaser 8560MFP/D solid ink color printer-copier-scanner-fax machine
Free shipping on ink and supplies during the life of the program (exclusive to National Council members and their members)
Free three-year warranty (on-site service and phone technical support)
For More Information:
CausePlanet (LANO Associate Member!)
LANO MEMBER DISCOUNT: From January 2012 through January 2014, ALL LANO MEMBERS receive a FREE subscription ($95 value), courtesy Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.
What is Page to Practice? This one-of-a-kind professional development tool keeps you informed about great books and best practices. Each Page to Practice™ summary includes an executive snapshot, nonprofit interpretations, highlighted passages and an author interview. Informed Page to Practice™ subscribers make better management choices and, ultimately, save time and money. With Page to Practice™ as part of your reading regime, you can improve your personal performance, compare the views of leading nonprofit thinkers and respond to emerging trends. Learn more about how subscribers apply this time-saving tool to their professional advancement or download a free sample.
For more information:
LANO MEMBER DISCOUNT: $20 off subscription price
For more than two decades, BoardSource has worked with thousands of nonprofit board members, senior staff, and consultants, helping them become outstanding nonprofit board leaders.
BoardSource's members-only periodical is packed with practical ideas, real-world advice, and thoughtful perspectives on meeting the governance challenges of nonprofit boards today. Six issues per year. Additionally, subscribers receive 33% discount on BoardSource books, online tools, CD-ROMs, and videos.
LANO MEMBER DISCOUNT: FREE subscription upon membership
All LANO members receive GrantStation Insider,a weekly e-newsletter filled with the latest national and regional grant opportunities, as well as upcoming federal deadlines that will assist the serious grantseeker. The GrantStation Insider is delivered every Monday to your inbox via email.
How to Access
The primary contact for your organization when you join LANO is automatically subscribed to GrantStation Insider. To change the email address that receives this valuable newsletter, please contact LANO staff at:email@example.com 225-929-5266
Standford Social Innovation Review (SSRI)
LANO MEMBER DISCOUNT: 20% off subscription
The Center for Social Innovation at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business publishes a quarterly journal covering ideas and research about the nonprofit/nongovernmental sector. Subscribers also gain access to the online version of the publication plus blogs, podcasts, and other web only resources.
Learn more about the Stanford Social Innovation Review.