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

Protecting Your Leaders: Don’t Leave Your Directors & Board Members At Risk – October 10, 2017


The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness Initiative (OE) and Gillis, Ellis & Baker, Inc. are partnering to host a workshop on Director’s & Officer’s insurance coverage. This workshop is designed for Executive Directors, Officers and Board Members. Protecting Your Leaders: Don’t Leave Your Directors & Board Members At Risk Tuesday, October 10, 2017 9:00 am –…

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Human Resources 101 – August 15, 2017


The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness Initiative (OE) and Gillis, Ellis & Baker, Inc. are partnering to host a workshop on fair labor standards and important wage and compensation considerations. This workshop is designed for executive directors, human resource directors, and staff and board members with human resource management or supervision responsibilities. Human Resources…

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Protecting Your Mission: How the Right Coverage Builds a Foundation for Success – June 20, 2017


The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness Initiative (OE) and Gillis, Ellis & Baker, Inc. are partnering to host a workshop on buying the right Insurance for your non-profit. This workshop is designed for Executive Directors, COOs, Office Managers, Risk Managers, and board members. Protecting Your Mission: How the Right Coverage Builds a Foundation for Success Tuesday,…

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In the News: GiveNOLA Day raises $4.9 million for local nonprofits


“Organizers of the GiveNOLA fundraising campaign report a record $4.9 million in donations during their 24-hour giving campaign Tuesday, surpassing goals and breaking records for the annual event. The Greater New Orleans Foundation, organizer of the GiveNOLA campaign, reports more than 38,000 gifts were made to 717 participating nonprofits, for a total of $4.9 million.”…

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In the News: GiveNOLA Day banks $4.9 million from day of charity


“While the final numbers won’t be confirmed for several weeks, initial returns indicate that the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s GiveNOLA Day generated $4.9 million in donations for 717 nonprofits, exceeding its 2016 total of $4 million.” – NOLA.com

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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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