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

GNOF Grants $100,000 for Tornado Relief


Includes $50,000 match from the Trombone Shorty and the Trombone Shorty Foundation (February 13, 2017 | New Orleans, LA) The Greater New Orleans Foundation is awarding $100,000 grants from its Helping Our Neighbors: Tornado Relief Fund to 13 nonprofit organizations providing immediate assistance to families who have suffered catastrophic losses from the tornadoes that struck…

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In the News: Trombone Shorty to match up to $50,000 in donations to the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s tornado relief fund


“Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews has partnered with the nonprofit Greater New Orleans Foundation to help victims of this week’s tornado.” – The New Orleans Advocate

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In the News: Trombone Shorty to match donations for tornado relief, up to $50,000


“Trombone Shorty has offered to match donations to victims of the New Orleans East Tornado, up to $50,000, he announced with the Greater New Orleans Foundation.” – NOLA.com

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Trombone Shorty, The Trombone Shorty Foundation, & GNOF Partner to Support Tornado Relief


Trombone Shorty to Match Donations up to $50,000 (February 8, 2017 | New Orleans, LA) In response to the tornadoes that struck the New Orleans area Tuesday, February 7, New Orleans musician Trombone Shorty (Troy Andrews) and his Trombone Shorty Foundation  are partnering with the Greater New Orleans Foundation and its Helping Our Neighbors: Tornado…

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Greater New Orleans Foundation Opens Helping Our Neighbors: Tornado Relief Fund


(February 7, 2017 | New Orleans, LA) To provide immediate relief to the families that suffered catastrophic loss due to the tornadoes that touched down in several neighborhoods throughout the region, the Greater New Orleans Foundation has opened the Helping Our Neighbors: Tornado Relief Fund. Proceeds from this fund will support nonprofit organizations in the…

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Helping Our Neighbors: Tornado Relief Fund


Proceeds from this fund will support nonprofit organizations in the Greater New Orleans area providing assistance to families who have suffered catastrophic losses due to the devastation wreaked by the tornadoes in various neighborhoods throughout the region. Thank you to all those who have supported this fund, including: Jordan Brand Wings Initiative Nike Trombone Shorty…

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Succession Planning: Preparing for the Future March 7, 2017


  Succession plans do for nonprofits what wills or testaments do for us as individuals — they help us plan for our future. As an executive director, when you engage in succession planning, you’re thinking ahead to everything your successor and others will need to know and do to carry on the good work your…

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GNOF Announces 25 Graduates from its Executive Director Fundamentals Program


(New Orleans, LA – January 27, 2017) Twenty-five executive directors in the nonprofit sector recently completed an intensive program designed to give executive directors who have been in the role for three years or less the skills they need to succeed. The program, created by the Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness initiative and Compass…

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Four Local Nonprofits are Freeman Challenge Winners


(New Orleans, LA – January 19, 2017) The Greater New Orleans Foundation announced today that the four nonprofit organizations named 2016 Freeman Challenge winners – Coliseum Square Association, the Lens, Lighthouse Louisiana, and the YMCA of Greater New Orleans – achieved their fundraising goals. Fundraising dollars raise in 2016 will be matched one dollar for…

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In the News: Local nonprofits gear up for annual fundraiser


“GiveNOLA Day is a 24-hour, online giving event organized by the Greater New Orleans Foundation. All nonprofit organizations in the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s service area, which includes Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes, are able to participate.” – Houma Today

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