Organizational Effectiveness

Announcements, press releases, and news items from the Greater New Orleans region.

Protecting Your Leaders: Don’t Leave Your Directors & Board Members At Risk – October 10, 2017


The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness Initiative (OE) and Gillis, Ellis & Baker, Inc. are partnering to host a workshop on Director’s & Officer’s insurance coverage. This workshop is designed for Executive Directors, Officers and Board Members. Protecting Your Leaders: Don’t Leave Your Directors & Board Members At Risk Tuesday, October 10, 2017 9:00 am –…

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Human Resources 101 – August 15, 2017


The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness Initiative (OE) and Gillis, Ellis & Baker, Inc. are partnering to host a workshop on fair labor standards and important wage and compensation considerations. This workshop is designed for executive directors, human resource directors, and staff and board members with human resource management or supervision responsibilities. Human Resources…

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Protecting Your Mission: How the Right Coverage Builds a Foundation for Success – June 20, 2017


The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness Initiative (OE) and Gillis, Ellis & Baker, Inc. are partnering to host a workshop on buying the right Insurance for your non-profit. This workshop is designed for Executive Directors, COOs, Office Managers, Risk Managers, and board members. Protecting Your Mission: How the Right Coverage Builds a Foundation for Success Tuesday,…

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Succession Planning Clinic: Preparing for Leadership Transition June 6, 2017


What Heraclitus wrote 2,500 years ago still rings true today: change is the one constant we can count on. Despite this, many nonprofits fail to prepare for the most predictable change of all—the departure of their chief executive.  According to Bridgespan research stretching back more than a decade, succession planning remains the number one organizational…

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Executive Director Fundamentals: Setting Up for Success


Sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Organizational Effectiveness Initiative in partnership with CompassPoint Nonprofit Services. The 2017 Executive Director Fundamentals is currently full. Please email Rachel Swan to be placed on the waitlist should space open up. The job of an executive director is challenging even for the most experienced executives, but for someone…

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The Story Factor: Inspiration, Influence, and Engagement


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


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


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


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


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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