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The Story Factor: Inspiration, Influence, and Engagement

Posted May 4 One Comment


If you don’t tell your story, who will? Nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteers are on called on everyday to tell their nonprofit’s story to a variety of stakeholders. Whether for fund development, evaluation, or to promote your services to potential clients and customers, storytelling is a critical component of communications and an important skill…

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Governance as Leadership: Positioning Your Board for Strategic and Generative Governance

Posted May 1 No Comments


The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness Initiative (OE) and the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools partnered together on Governance as Leadership: Positioning Your Board for Strategic and Generative Governance workshop. We live in a time of profound change. Faced with shrinking budgets, rapidly evolving community needs, a hostile political climate, and ever more intense…

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The Form 990: It’s more than a required tax form

Posted May 1 No Comments


The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness Initiative (OE) partnered with LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors on a workshop on how to maximize the Form 900 to tell your nonprofit story. The Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax, was expanded and revised beginning in 2008 tax years to ensure that nonprofits follow the policy…

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Building an Individual Donor Program

Posted May 1 No Comments


The Bayou Community Foundation partnered with the Greater New Orleans Foundation to present a workshop on Fund Development with Individual Donors. This learning opportunity focused on sharing concepts and tools to help participants design a successful individual donor program for their nonprofit organizations. In the workshop, participants learned: The steps to building an successful individual donor…

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Supervisor Roles and Responsibilities: Helping People Succeed – Registration Closed

Posted July 30 No Comments


Registration for this workshop has closed.  With the power and authority granted to the supervisor, one assumes great responsibility. Unfortunately, most supervisors haven’t had the benefit of practice and training on how to best lead and manage people. This workshop is geared towards people who are new to supervision and those who seek to renew…

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Succession Planning and Leadership Transition: A Two-Part Series – Sign Up Now!

Posted July 30 No Comments


Leadership transition is critically important in the life of any organization. Unfortunately, most organizations wait until the leader has announced their departure or has left the position before planning for succession. Unlike a traditional executive search process, leadership transition planning or succession planning is much more comprehensive, ensuring that a wide range of stakeholders is engaged and that the organization undergoes a reflection process.

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Pitch It! The Innovation Challenge 2014 – Apply Now!

Posted July 28 No Comments


  As the late management guru Peter Drucker said, “Innovation is change that creates a new dimension of performance.” In a move to support innovative leaps in nonprofit organizations, The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness Initiative is sponsoring Pitch It! The Innovation Challenge 2014 with funding from the Kresge Foundation and Chevron. Do you want to…

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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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