News & Insights

Building an Evaluation Ecosystem

Kellie Chavez-Greene and Steve Mumford

December 30, 2019

In summer 2018, 30 evaluation practitioners from across the Gulf Coast established a local affiliate of AEA that would provide networking, professional development, and advocacy for evaluation in our region, promoting both evaluation supply and demand. Before transitioning to a dues-paying membership model, GCEval needed to provide value to the community worthy of payment.

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Greater New Orleans Foundation and Partners Release New Orleans School Partnership Study

December 26, 2019

The Greater New Orleans Foundation released New Orleans School Partnership Study: What Our Students Need and How We Can Help. In partnership with NOLA Public Schools and funding support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Baptist Community Ministries, the new report identifies some of our students’ most urgent needs and a roadmap for how schools and community partners can increase resources, coordination, partnership, and investments to improve student support and performance.

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Legacy Bus Tour

December 3, 2019

On October 30th, GNOF hosted a special bus tour, tracing the legacy of Dr. Robert and Shirley Haspel.

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Water Fall Fest: A Climate Solutions Festival

November 26, 2019

Saturday, November 23rd, the Greater New Orleans Foundation held the second Water Fall Fest: A Climate Solutions Festival at Rosa Keller Library in the Broadmoor neighborhood in partnership with the Alliance for Affordable Energy, ThriveNOLA, Urban Conservancy, Water Collaborative, and Water Wise Gulf South

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LGBTQ Fund: Over $600K Pledged Toward $2.5M Goal!

November 22, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s endowed LGBTQ Fund took center stage at the home of fundholders Henry Lambert and Carey Bond. Over 100 people – donors, prospective donors, Greater New Orleans Foundation trustees, LGBTQ Advisory Committee members and friends, gathered together to hear from former trustee, Henry Lambert and current trustee, Arthur Roger.

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Impact 100 2019

November 21, 2019

Impact 100, an initiative of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, announced on November 19 that its $100,000 transformative grant will be awarded this year to unCommon Construction. Impact 100 is a group of one hundred local women who have committed to giving $1,100 per year for the purpose of making a single transformative grant to a local nonprofit every year. These transformative grants will be game-changers for the recipient nonprofits. Over time, these nonprofits also will be game-changers for our city and region.

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