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Marketing Your Business Through Social Media

Posted June 27 No Comments


As part of GiveNOLA Day, the Greater New Orleans Foundation partnered with  FSC Interactive to host two workshops focused on maximizing social media for marketing. “Social Media for Beginners” covered the basics of using social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter to promote a nonprofit. “Social Media: Beyond the Basics” focused on honing social…

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Creating an Effective Fundraising Plan

Posted June 26 No Comments


CompassPoint’s Steve Lew hosted a full-day workshop  guiding nonprofit leaders through donor development, assessing and diversifying income, and provided a practical framework for annual campaign planning.   After the workshop, participants: Understand and apply a working definition of income diversification to their current income mix. Conduct an assets inventory to understand what new income opportunities to…

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Fundraising with Individual Donors

Posted June 26 No Comments


Presented in conjunction with The Funding Seed, Fundraising with Individual Donors is designed to help participants design a successful individual donor strategy. Participants learn about the capacities needed to manage an individual donor fundraising program and how to engage board members in fundraising with individuals. Information is presented on cultivating donor prospects and donor stewardship. In this session, nonprofits…

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Making Strategic Decisions

Posted June 26 No Comments


CompassPoint CEO, Jeanne Bell led this hands-on session for creating a clear analysis of a nonprofit’s current business model and identifying critical decisions necessary to refining and strengthening your model for the future. The workshop employed the use of a Matrix Map tool to assist with this analysis. This tool can be used in conjunction with…

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Spring 2014 Learning Calendar

Posted March 11 No Comments


Spring 2014 Organizational Effectiveness Learning Activities The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness Initiative is excited to announce its Spring 2014 Learning Calendar.  Learning activities are designed to increase knowledge, develop important skills, and improve practice in nonprofit governance and management. Registration is required and available following the workshop descriptions. March Foundation Center Directory Online Tuesday,…

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Greater New Orleans Foundation Announces Emerging Leaders Program

Posted January 10 No Comments


The Organizational Effectiveness Initiative of the Greater New Orleans Foundation in partnership with CompassPoint Nonprofit Services is excited to announce it’s now accepting applications for Emerging Leaders, a leadership development program for managers working in southeast Louisiana nonprofit human service organizations. This program is made possible through the generous support of The Kresge Foundation.

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Fundraising with Social media

Posted August 1 No Comments


Nonprofits are increasingly finding creative and effective ways to use social networks like Facebook and Twitter to raise money and develop relationships with potential supporters. The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness initiative hosted a learning community to learn about and discuss  nonprofit organizations drawing on their social networks and social media as fundraising strategy and…

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Applying for Federal Funds

Posted July 19 No Comments


The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness initiative partnered with Enterprise Community Partners on April 30, 2013 for two workshops aimed at equipping nonprofit leaders with information and tools to successfully attain and manage government funding. Applying for Federal Funds This workshop targeted nonprofits considering government funding as part of their fund development plan. Learning objectives included…

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Linking Money to Mission

Posted May 31 No Comments


Linking Money to Mission The Linking to Money to Mission workshop presented by the Nonprofit Finance Fund in April 2013 provided participants with an in-depth look at how to assess an organization’s financial operating performance. Participants learned how to discern the organization’s capacity and ability to weather risk and uncertainty as well as pursue opportunities….

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Federal Funds Management

Posted May 31 No Comments


The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness initiative partnered with Enterprise Community Partners on April 30, 2013 for two workshops aimed at equipping nonprofit leaders with information and tools to successfully attain and manage government funding. Federal Funds Management for Nonprofits  Nonprofit organizations who receive government funding, learned best practices and compliance requirements managing and…

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