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

In the News: The more children learn about coastal loss, the better


“This was evident at the recent Rising Above Symposium developed by Greater New Orleans Foundation and the Center for Planning Excellence. When residents from three coastal communities were asked what they most wanted to see happen soon, mandatory K-12 education on the coast was near the top of their lists.” – NOLA.com

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Greater New Orleans Foundation Announces 22 Graduates from its Executive Director Intensive Program


(New Orleans, LA – January 29, 2018) Twenty-two executive directors in the nonprofit sector recently completed an intensive program designed to give them the skills they need to succeed. The program, hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness Initiative, combined expert instruction and peer learning to tackle some of the toughest issues nonprofit…

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Greater New Orleans Foundation Hopes to Raise $5 Million for 5TH Annual GiveNOLA Day on May 1, 2018


Registration for nonprofits to sign up is now open on GiveNOLA.org, Deadline is February 28, 2018 New Orleans, LA (February 1, 2018) – Today, the Greater New Orleans Foundation officially announced that the fifth annual GiveNOLA Day will take place on May 1, 2018 from 12AM – 11:59 PM. The announcement took place at the…

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Job Announcement: Finance Assistant


The Greater New Orleans Foundation seeks a Finance Assistant to work with the Vice President of Finance and Administration in managing the daily, monthly, quarterly and annual accounting functions. Required Qualifications Willingness to learn and grow responsibilities Excellent writing, communication, and problem solving skills Highly organized and ability to meet deadlines Attention to detail, quality…

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Job Announcement: Workforce Navigator


The Greater New Orleans Foundation seeks a Workforce Navigator to assist in the start-up and implementation of its New Orleans Workforce Innovations program, based on the nationally recognized Sustainable Workforce Model (see worklabinnovations.org).  The Sustainable Workforce Model minimizes work disruptions, decreases absenteeism, improves workers’ financial stability, and ultimately increases employee retention and engagement by offering…

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The Greater New Orleans Foundation Offers Donor Advised Fund Program


Create a Legacy by Maximizing Giving During the Holiday Season New Orleans, LA (December 14, 2017) – With tax reform underway in Washington, many people are actively securing their 2017 charitable deduction before December 31st. The Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) offers the opportunity to open a donor advised fund to maximize charitable donations during…

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In the News: Making Contacts, Present and Past


“President and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation Andy Kopplin garnered rapt attention as the keynote speaker [at the 33rd annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon].” – The New Orleans Advocate

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In the News: What’s next for New Orleans and the S&WB?


“As the director of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, Kopplin proudly shows off the rain-absorbing permeable asphalt, cisterns and rain gardens around his organization’s headquarters on Howard Avenue at Lee Circle.” – WWL-TV

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30 Nonprofit Leaders Graduate from the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Program


(November 14, 2017 |New Orleans, LA) The Greater New Orleans Foundation is pleased to announce the 30 nonprofit leaders who successfully completed the Emerging Leaders Program, which combines leadership development with essential management skills-building. During the intensive program, the participants were taught important managerial skills such as how to supervise, inspire, and influence. They also…

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150+ Women Join Together to Award $100,000 Grant to Local Nonprofit


Live Oak Wilderness Camp wins 2017 Impact 100 grant (New Orleans, LA | November 8, 2017) – Impact 100, a women’s giving circle hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, and sponsored by Fidelity Bank, announced today that its $100,000 transformative grant will be awarded this year to Live Oak Wilderness Camp, an innovative summer…

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