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

Mayor Landrieu, GNOF Announces $100,000 Gift and Promotional Campaign for NOLA Pay It Forward Fund


September 15, 2017 | NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and The Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) announced an additional $100,000 was raised for the NOLA Pay It Forward Fund . The Greater New Orleans Foundation board raised $50,000, which was matched by $50,000 from the Sherry and Alan Leventhal Family Foundation. “The…

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Mayoral candidates attend forum on flood risk and environmental change


“The mayoral forum specifically focused on the topic: Flood Risk and Adapting to Environmental Change. The Urban Conservancy partnered with the Greater New Orleans Foundation to host the forum.” – WWL-TV

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Finalists Named in the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Pitch It! The Innovation Challenge


Three Nonprofit Organizations compete for prize money for most innovative idea (September 1, 2017 | New Orleans, LA) The Greater New Orleans Foundation is pleased to announce that Luke’s House Clinic, Rising Foundations, and the YMCA of Greater New Orleans will present their innovative ideas in a pitch to a panel of judges on Thursday,…

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Mayor Landrieu and GNOF Reactivate NOLA Pay It Forward Fund, Call on Citizens to Help Those Affected by Devastation of Hurricane Harvey


August 28, 2017 | NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the Greater New Orleans Foundation reactivated the NOLA Pay It Forward Fund for citizens to contribute to rescue and recovery efforts from the historic floods from Hurricane Harvey. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by Hurricane Harvey,” Mayor Landrieu said….

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NOLA Pay It Forward Fund: Hurricane Harvey


Activated by the Mayor of New Orleans in partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the NOLA Pay It Forward Fund: Hurricane Harvey will provide resources for the early relief and rebuilding efforts of those communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  

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Foundation Center Directory Online – September 13, 2017


This workshop is currently full, please email Rachel Swan (rachel@gnof.org) to be placed on the notification list should space become available or for a future session. Prospect research is a critical step in fund development planning and grant writing. So where do nonprofits go to find new funding prospects? The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational…

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Inaugural Chairman’s Awards Dinner


Girl power rocked the inaugural Chairman’s Awards Dinner when out-going Greater New Orleans Foundation board chair Cheryl Teamer gave thanks to the four Foundation female board chairs who came before her: Betty Lauricella, Diana Lewis, Phyllis Taylor, and Fran Villere. Role models, she said, who set the standard on leadership and character; integrity and loyalty; kindness…

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In the News: Child Advocacy Services launches weather resource


“With support from St. John United Way and other area partners such as United Healthcare, Northshore Community Foundation, Visually Speaking and the Greater New Orleans Foundation, [Child Advocacy Services] revealed its updated community resource at the St. John the Baptist Parish Library on May 30 to an audience of community members, partners, supporters, CASA volunteers…

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Nonprofit Compliance Workshop


This workshop is currently full, please email Rachel Swan (rachel@gnof.org) to be placed on the notification list should space become available or for a future session.   The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness Initiative (OE) and Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, LLC are partnering to host a workshop on nonprofit compliance. The workshop will focus primarily on…

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