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

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 New Orleans musician PJ Morton and Morton Records for supporting this fund and encouraging others…

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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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In the News: GiveNOLA Day set for May 2


“The Greater New Orleans Foundation announced on Tuesday the official day and goals for the fourth annual GiveNOLA Day – a community-wide online 24-hour giving event that raises much-needed funds for nonprofit organizations throughout the Greater New Orleans region.” – WGNO

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Greater New Orleans Foundation Announces GiveNOLA Day will be May 2, 2017


Registration for nonprofits to sign up is now open on GiveNOLA.org, Deadline is February 14, 2017 New Orleans, LA (January 10, 2017) – Today, the Greater New Orleans Foundation officially announced that the fourth annual GiveNOLA Day will take place on May 2, 2017 from 12AM – 11:59 PM. The announcement took place at the…

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A Heritage Campaign Led by a Y Kid


For 165 years the YMCA of Greater New Orleans has worked its noble mission – strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Wars and hurricanes, floods and oil busts, Katrina, Rita and levee breaches don’t keep the Y down for long. Through programming in summer camps, adult literacy, aquatics, senior wellness, leadership…

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A Rainy Day Fund Promises a Measure of Stability to a Scrappy Start-Up Nonprofit Newsroom


No one said it was easy to support a non-profit news organization focusing exclusively on public policy. First of all you need to understand what exactly a non-profit newsroom is, and what its writers and editors do all day. And you need to understand and value the hard investigative work it takes to foster transparent,…

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Manage Your Time and Energy: A Path to Personal Sustainability: March 16, 2017


Your time is a precious resource that can be analyzed and planned to maximize its potential. How you spend your time, however, has much to do with how you manage your energy. The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness is partnering with CompassPoint on a new workshop: Manage Your Time and Energy: A Path to Personal Sustainability….

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