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

In the News: Fourth Give NOLA Day raises millions for local charities in 24-hour sprint


“A 24-hour philanthropic sprint seemed on track to meet its goal of raising $4.5 million for local nonprofits as the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s fourth Give NOLA Day moved into its final stretch Tuesday evening with a downtown festival at Lee Circle.” – The Advocate

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In the News: Give NOLA Day hopes to raise millions for hundreds of organizations


“Give NOLA Day, which is sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, returned Tuesday for another year of helping nonprofit organizations in southeast Louisiana.” – WDSU

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In the News: GiveNOLA Day is a chance to find new causes to support: Letter


“In a few days, you will be asked to tap into your heart and your wallet because GiveNOLA Day is fast approaching on Tuesday, May 2.  Hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, it’s the community’s 24-hour, online giving day that encourages people to give generously to the causes they care about most.” – NOLA.com

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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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In the News: Tammany Times: Get an up-close look at nonprofits on GiveNOLA Day


“Sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, GiveNOLA Day is an annual online fundraising event that will be held from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. May 2. More than 50 nonprofits from St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes have registered to be included.” – The Advocate

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In the News: Nonprofits leverage Jazz Fest to earn money to sustain missions


“Coincidentally, Jazz Fest time is also the season for GiveNOLA Day, a 24-hour, online giving event organized by the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF), one of the oldest and largest philanthropic organizations in the region.” – Louisiana Weekly

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In the News: Jrue Holiday receives March NBA Cares Community Assist Award


“Jrue Holiday pledged to donate $1,000 for every point and assist he tallied during the Pelicans’ game against the San Antonio Spurs on March 3, after tornadoes struck New Orleans in February.” – NOLA.com

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In the News: Celebrate Giving At Inaugural GiveNOLA Fest To Raise Awareness, Funds For 700+ Nonprofits


“The Greater New Orleans Foundation announced Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Irma Thomas and Rebirth Brass Band will headline the first ever GiveNOLA Fest, a free outdoor concert that will take place on Tuesday, May 2, from 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Lee Circle, at the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s new Center of Philanthropy.” –…

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Celebrate Giving at Inaugural GiveNOLA Fest on Tuesday, May 2, 2017


New Festival on Lee Circle will raise awareness and funds for 700+ local nonprofits New Orleans, LA (March 29, 2017) – Today, the Greater New Orleans Foundation proudly announced that Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Irma Thomas and Rebirth Brass Band will headline the first ever GiveNOLA Fest, a free outdoor concert which will take place…

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GiveNOLA Fest


Celebrating GiveNOLA Day! Tuesday, May 2, 4:30 – 8:00pm Center for Philanthropy: 919 St. Charles Avenue featuring Rebirth Brass Band Big Sam’s Funky Nation Irma Thomas GiveNOLA Fest Details: Entry to GiveNOLA Fest is free! A portion of proceeds from food and drink will benefit the Lagniappe Fund, which is distributed proportionally to all 717…

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