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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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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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