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

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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In the News: Propeller Seeks Innovative Solutions to Pressing Water Issues


“The Water Challenge is a collaborative initiative originally seeded by the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF), Propeller, and the Idea Village focused on solving critical regional water issues through entrepreneurship in Louisiana.” – Silicon Bayou News 

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Celebration of Philanthropy Event Honors Northshore Philanthropists


(November 30, 2016 | Covington, LA) – The Greater New Orleans Foundation, in partnership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Northshore Chapter (AFP), hosted a Celebration of Philanthropy on “Giving Tuesday,” November 29, 2016 at Christwood Retirement Community. The event featured the 2016 AFP awards recognizing several of the Northshore’s most dedicated philanthropists, as…

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The Greater New Orleans Foundation Awards $421,000 to Continue Flood Relief Efforts


Eight Organizations Receive a Grant (New Orleans, LA | November 18, 2016) The Greater New Orleans Foundation is proud to announce it granted $421,000 to eight organizations working to rebuild communities across Louisiana impacted by the historic floods in August. The grants are to nonprofit organizations working on the implementation of long-term recovery efforts within…

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In the News: Greater New Orleans Foundation Opens Center For Philanthropy


“Today, the Greater New Orleans Foundation opens its new Center for Philanthropy, a state-of-the-art, 22,000-square foot building in New Orleans on Lee Circle at 919 St. Charles Ave.” – Biz New Orleans

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In the News: Look inside the Greater New Orleans Foundation building on Lee Circle


“The Greater New Orleans Foundation has opened its new $13 million headquarters on Lee Circle, repurposing a corner of the centuries-old loop once anchored by a gas station. Foundation leaders are touting the building as a step forward in revitalizing an iconic part of downtown New Orleans and uniting the city’s philanthropic community.” – NOLA.com

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100+ Women Join Together to Award $100,000 Grant to Local Nonprofit


Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights wins 2016 Impact 100 grant (New Orleans, LA | November 8, 2016) – Impact 100, a women’s giving circle administered by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, announced today that its $100,000 transformative grant will be awarded this year to Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights (LCCR). LCCR represents children being prosecuted…

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Building Donor Relationships So People Are Ready to Be Asked – November 30, 2016


You know you need relationships with donors, but what does it really take to build an authentic relationship? How do you know when a prospect is ready to be asked and/or a current donor asked again? The Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Organizational Effectiveness initiative is excited to bring a new and exciting workshop to our…

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Inspiring Donors to Give Big and Often (Northshore) – November 29, 2016


Building donor loyalty is key for any nonprofit, but especially so in a small community. After all, loyal donors stick around. But where do you find them? And how do you build loyalty? The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness Initiative and Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Northshore Chapter are partnering on a new and…

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