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

Board Structures and Practices – May 23, 2017


The Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Organizational Effectiveness (OE) Initiative is partnering with the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO)  to present a Board Structures and Practices workshop. This session is designed for board members, executive directors, and senior staff who are interested in deepening their understanding of nonprofit governance and better aligning the work of…

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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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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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