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5th Annual Water Challenge Winner Boosts Hurricane Protection By Planting Storm-Resistant Trees

Posted March 25 No Comments


Wetland Resources, LLC wins $10,500 in funding at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week NEW ORLEANS, LA (Mar. 24, 2015) – The 5th Annual Water Challenge took place this Monday, March 23rd at The Chicory during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. A collaborative initiative between Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, and The…

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In the News: Wetland Resources wins Water Challenge

Posted March 25 No Comments


Wetland Resources LLC wants to create sustainable, long-lasting storm protection for Louisiana cities through large-scale planting of cypress forests. That idea won the fifth annual Water Challenge business pitch competition. The challenge, sponsored by Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation, the Greater New Orleans Foundation and the Idea Village, was held Monday at the Chicory as part…

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In the News: Water Challenge Business Pitch Awards $10,000 to Wetland Resources, LLC

Posted March 24 No Comments


The Water Challenge initiative is a collaboration between Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation, The Idea Village and the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) that aims to identify and support entrepreneurial solutions that apply innovative approaches to how we live with water. – Silicon Bayou News

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24 Graduate from New Orleans Works Medical Assistant Training Program

Posted March 20 No Comments


Highly Successful Workforce Partnership Continues between Ochsner Health System, Delgado Community College, Providence Community Housing, and the Greater New Orleans Foundation New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Works (NOW), a workforce initiative at the Greater New Orleans Foundation, proudly announces the graduation and employment of 24 medical assistants who recently completed a four month training…

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In the News: Nonprofit workshop to be held

Posted March 16 No Comments


The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness Initiative, the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools and Bayou Community Foundation will present a workshop for nonprofit leaders March 27 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the North Branch of Terrebonne Parish Library, 4130 W. Park Ave, Gray. – HoumaToday

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In the News: GiveNOLA Day sets $3M goal

Posted March 5 No Comments


The inaugural GiveNOLA Day in 2014 exceeded expectations with the highest average donation by region in the national event called Give Local America. Organized locally by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, more than 19,000 donors contributed an average of $147 to raise $2.25 million for 309 participating nonprofits. – The New Orleans Advocate

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Propeller Announces the 2015 Water Challenge Finalists In partnership with the Idea Village and the Greater New Orleans Foundation

Posted February 6 No Comments


5 local ventures selected to compete for $10,000 at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week NEW ORLEANS, LA (Feb. 4, 2015) – Today, Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation, in partnership with the Idea Village and the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF), announces that local water entrepreneurs Don and Jon Adams (Advanced Berm Technologies), Mark Bernstein (Magnolia…

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In the News: Finalists selected for 2015 Water Challenge pitch contest

Posted February 6 No Comments


Five finalists have been selected for the 2015 Water Challenge, a live business pitch competition for companies with ideas for wetland and marshland restoration, storm protection and harvesting rain. The finalists are Advanced Berm Technologies, Magnolia Land Partners, Greenman Dan Inc., Wetland Resources LLC and Riverbottom Tech. They will pitch their ideas for up to $10,000, provided…

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In the News: GiveNOLA Day, online giving day to benefit New Orleans nonprofits, is May 5

Posted February 5 2 Comments


The Greater New Orleans Foundation officially announced Jan. 29 the second annual GiveNOLA Day, a community-wide, 24-hour online giving day, to be held  May 5 from midnight to midnight. – NOLA.com

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In the News: Quiet Leaders and Philanthropy: A Good Fit

Posted February 5 No Comments


Dr. Albert Ruesga, president and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, wasn’t silent or shy, but he had a much calmer demeanor than I expected. – Philanthropy Potluck

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