Organizational Effectiveness

Organizational effectiveness, or OE, is the ability of an organization to marshal its knowledge, skills, and other resources to effectively fulfill its purpose. Also referred to as “capacity building,” OE describes the effort to ensure that nonprofits benefit from good management and strong governance, and are equipped to deliver programs that serve the community.
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Foundation Center Directory OnlineThe Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effective initiative is proud to provide the Foundation Center Cooperating Collection for use by nonprofits and volunteers from across the region.

Prospect research is a critical step in fund development planning and grant writing. So where do nonprofits go to find new funding prospects?

Foundation Directory Online provides the most current, accurate, and comprehensive information available on over 98,000 U.S. grantmakers and their grants, drawn from reliable sources, including IRS Form 990s, grantmaker web sites and annual reports, and the grantmakers themselves. The searchable database allows users to select key words to identify the grantmakers that are the best match with their organization and project.

Nonprofit professionals and volunteers can access the database for two hour blocks at a time, Monday-Friday 9:00 am-4:00 pm at the Center for Philanthropy (the Foundation’s home) at 919 St Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130. Please note, the database is not accessible when the Foundation is closed (most major holidays). The database is only accessible on site and you are strongly encouraged to make a reservation here. If you do not have a reservation, you may have to stop using the database should someone with an appointment arrive. Additional information:

  • Metered street parking is available around the Foundation.
  • The Directory is not connected to a printer. Users can either bring a jump drive to save resources onto or plan to email themselves.

If you are a first time user or have not attended a workshop on using the database, it is recommended that you schedule an appointment with Kristen Craig (kristen@gnof.org).

Foundation Directory Online provides the most current, accurate, and comprehensive information available on over 98,000 U.S. grantmakers and their grants, drawn from reliable sources, including IRS Form 990s, grantmaker web sites and annual reports, and the grantmakers themselves. The searchable database allows users to select key words to identify the grantmakers that are the best match with their organization and project.
Click here to reserve a slot to explore the database here.

Information about Foundation Center Directory Online workshops and how to register is listed below with their 2019 dates. Click on the dates to learn more:

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019