Social Impact Project for Project Financing Experteer to Help Develop a Capital Campaign Strategy
Project Description and Impact
The Nous Foundation (Nous) is an independent platform for exchange between Louisiana and the French-speaking world. Our organization works on linguistic rights for Louisiana’s French & Creole-speaking communities, which numbered 1 million in 1970 and has dropped to 150,000 speakers today. To prevent language death from taking place, we work on improving awareness of Louisiana’s heritage languages through our multilingual publications, documentaries & films, and conferences. We have developed over 45 partnerships around the world - with Cambridge University, among others - to study and implement programs to stem language loss. Since launching in June 2020, our organization has built a community of over 11,000 people and raised significant funds.
We are now ready to open a cultural institute dedicated to Louisiana’s French & Creole-speaking communities, but we need to launch a capital campaign. As such, we want to work with an Experteer to (1) develop a capital campaign strategy, (2) explore and talk through financing instruments and fundraising strategies, and (3) brainstorm ways that we can talk about our positive community impact to best ensure that we attract donations/funding.
The project is a unique opportunity to work on linguistic rights and community engagement. We can also provide experience working in a multilingual environment and helping scale up nonprofits.
If the Experteer would like to come to New Orleans, we have private accommodations in the French Quarter available for free. This project can also be completed remotely if the person would not like to travel.
We can provide transportation to/and from the airport. We can also provide gas money if the person would like to drive to New Orleans.
We can provide local meals (Gumbo, Jambalaya, Red Beans) during the Experteer's stay and will be happy to pay for the Experteer to make groceries while in New Orleans.
- Free French language courses
- Lessons in Louisiana cuisine (Red Beans, Jambalaya, etc.)
- Acknowledgement for the Experteer in our annual report/capital campaign materials
This project accepts virtual experteers.
About the Hosting Organization
NOUS FOUNDATION, INC. is a Non-profit working on Education, Non-Profit, Online Media.