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

In the News: Business pitch competitions of $15,000 and $100,000 are part of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week


“Ten semi-finalists competing in the $15,000 annual Water Challenge will kick off NOEW at 6:30 p.m. March 21 at the Propeller business incubator at 4035 Washington Ave. in New Orleans. The two-hour competition, being presented by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, focuses on ideas to manage urban flooding, mitigate coastal erosion and strengthen the growing…

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GNOF announces initial funding for The Water Institute of the Gulf to develop Resilience Lab


NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 13, 2018) – For generations, Louisiana has faced strong storms and an everchanging coastline which have periodically disrupted entire communities. Repeatedly, people have returned, rebuilt their lives, and protected their culture. This historic resilience – the ability to survive and thrive in the face of physical, social, and economic challenges –…

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Frosting on the Cake: Sweet Donor Strategies in the New Tax Law


By Tim Hilterman You love giving.  You don’t love paying taxes.  The new tax structures may hold some good news for you. Some people think that the large increase in the new Standard Deduction could possibly remove the advantage of deducting charitable contributions.  Here’s why: if your total deductions don’t exceed the new larger standard…

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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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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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