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

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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Pikachu, Live Oaks Supper Club & Neighbors Meet the Freeman Challenge


The Lower Garden District is a walkable and beautiful old neighborhood in New Orleans just ten blocks upriver from Canal Street. It features historic 19th Century architectural treasures on oak-lined streets, quaint commercial storefronts and buildings in scale with the neighborhood esthetics, and calming and inviting public green spaces, fountains and monuments,. The Lower Garden…

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In the News: Parish Lines: Battle of New Orleans festivities are this weekend


“Off-site activities will include the fifth annual Battle of New Orleans Historical Symposium from Wednesday through Saturday, featuring speakers, scholars and historical artifacts presented by the Louisiana Institute of Higher Education and sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Foundation Exxon Mobil Fund.” – The New Orleans Advocate

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In the News: Association of Fundraising Professionals honors philanthropists


“The Greater New Orleans Foundation, in partnership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Northshore Chapter, hosted a Celebration of Philanthropy on “Giving Tuesday” on Nov. 29 at Christwood Retirement Community.” – The New Orleans Advocate

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The Greater New Orleans Foundation Awards $771,500 in IMPACT Grants


50 nonprofit organizations win highly competitive IMPACT grants (New Orleans, LA | December 20, 2016) – The Greater New Orleans Foundation announced today the 50 nonprofit organizations that received 2016 IMPACT grants in the following categories: arts and culture; education; health; social services; and, youth development. Now in its eighth year, the IMPACT program is…

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In the News: Greater New Orleans Foundation: Time Is Now To Open A Donor Advised Fund


“While charitable giving is always in season, reps with the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) said the end of 2016 is proving to be an exceptionally good time to give due to the confluence of two new developments: the stock market’s recent highs and the possibility of a future tax overhaul under the incoming administration.”…

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Why Give More to Charity This Holiday Season?


Time is Now to Open a Donor Advised Fund (New Orleans, LA |December 15, 2016) While charitable giving is always in season, the end of 2016 is proving to be an exceptionally good time to give due to the confluence of two new developments: the stock market’s recent highs and the possibility of a future…

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In the News: Greater New Orleans Foundation finds new home in historic locale


“When the Greater New Orleans Foundation was looking for a new place for its center for philanthropy and foundation headquarters, it chose a site on historic Lee Circle. Having outgrown its leased offices at the K&B building at 1055 St. Charles Ave., the foundation hired Waggonner & Ball Architects to help create a state-of-the-art facility.”…

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Board Governance Series


The Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Organizational Effectiveness (OE) Initiative is partnering with the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO) and CompassPoint Nonprofit Services on a Board Governance series with support from JP Morgan Chase.  The Board Governance series is designed for board members, executive directors, and senior staff who are interested in deepening their understanding…

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