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Summer Discounts on Workspace for Nonprofits at the Propeller Incubator, New Orleans

Posted By Danielle Kraus, Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation, Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Want to be productive this summer? Join our creative community of young professionals at the Propeller Incubator.

June through August, the Propeller Incubator is offering discounted membership on our co-working desks.


Shared space at Propeller: 4035 Washington Ave., Suite #105, New Orleans, 70125 

Our shared office space is home to entrepreneurs, small business owners, freelancers, and nonprofits whose innovative work is making a difference in New Orleans.

Your discounted membership includes access to meeting rooms, printing, complimentary tea and coffee, free parking, and overnight storage.

But it's not all work at the Incubator—our community enjoys frequent food trucks, workshops, community events, and happy hours.

Punch card membership is just $60, and unlimited monthly membership is $100.

Click here to sign up! Or, email Danielle Kraus at if you have questions or would like to schedule a tour.


ABOUT US: Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting social innovation in New Orleans. We launch and support early-stage companies—for-profits, nonprofits, and hybrids—that have the potential to solve our city’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. Our vision is to achieve lasting systemic change in our community through a collaborative, multi-level process engaging both grassroots innovators and high-level policymakers. Our target sectors for change include public health, education, food access, criminal and social justice, housing, economic development, and coastal erosion.  

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Why does this tough decision demonstrate good judgment?

Posted By Erica Crenshaw, Execute Now!, Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The signature nonprofit newscast, "PBS NewsHour,” announced it would be cutting staff this week to compensate for a drop in corporate sponsors. It will eliminate the "noncritical production positions” in San Francisco and Denver and save more money by leaving open positions unfilled and streamlining technical operations. The reorganization will take place over the next several months starting in July and will help balance the budget.

When I read news like this, I am always reminded of the tough conversations I've had with some of my clients about...


by Erica McGeachy Crenshaw, CEO of Execute Now! 


Read more in the Finance Fundamentals blog

Tags:  Execute Now!  Finance Fundamentals  PBS 

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A Challenging Message about Nonprofit Funding from Dan Pallotta

Posted By Matthew Mullenix, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Sunday, June 16, 2013


An important 19-minute TED Talk from author and philanthropist Dan Pallotta on the state of nonprofit funding, donor investment and the potential of the nonprofit sector to solve large problems at scale.

From the producers:

"Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses). In this bold talk, he says: Let's change the way we think about changing the world."


RELATED: Tune in Monday, June 17 at 7:10 AM to hear LANO CEO Ann S. Williamson and Execute Now! CEO Erica Crenshaw discuss Pallotta's premise and how it relates to nonprofits in Louisiana.     


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GNOF Releases Paper on Unmet Needs in Oil Spill Recovery

Posted By Julia MacMullan, The Greater New Orleans Foundation, Sunday, June 16, 2013




The Greater New Orleans Foundation, the regional community foundation responsible for raising and awarding significant philanthropic dollars following the Gulf Coast Oil spill, released a report identifying gaps in community needs that will go unmet by the federal recovery plan for the BP oil spill catastrophe. 

The RESTORE Act ensures that 80 percent of Deepwater Horizon civil and administrative penalties will go to Gulf Coast restoration, and sets up a framework to enable coordination between the Gulf States and the Federal government.  

The report titled Where is the Role of Philanthropy in the RESTORE Act? acknowledges that the Act does provide support for environmental and economic recovery along the Gulf Coast, but does not provide for significant citizen participation in deciding how funds and projects are implemented in their communities.  Nor does it provide for an endowment to address long-term and emerging issues resulting from the spill.



A copy of the report is available at



About Greater New Orleans Foundation
The Greater New Orleans Foundation is the community foundation serving the 13-parish Greater New Orleans metropolitan area. We design and lead initiatives that improve the region, connect donors to community needs, identify and support great nonprofits, and strengthen civil society.

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Woman's Hospital Seeks Annual Giving Officer

Posted By Administration, Sunday, June 16, 2013


Woman’s Hospital is currently seeking a goals-oriented, high energy, fundraising professional with a proven track record in fundraising to fill the position of Annual Giving Officer.

This position is responsible for the successful implementation of Woman’s annual giving programs, including the Annual Giving Campaign, Employee Campaign, Grants Program, and Tribute Giving Program. Also responsible for recruitment and retention of volunteers for all annual giving programs as well as for cultivation and stewardship of annual giving donors and donor recognition. 


More info and application procedure here:


Tags:  Careers  fund development  Woman's Hospital 

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New Orleans Area Funding Opportunity Announced

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans (EPNO) has released its 2013 grant-making focus areas and requests for proposals. Letters of intent may be submitted online until June 28, 2013 at 5 p.m. 

Four grant-making teams that will award up to $10,000 in each of the following areas:

1. Economic Development: The Economic Development team seeks to fund initiatives in New Orleans that develop, train or retain the adult workforce; provide support for the creation, growth and retention of small businesses; or, empower and rejuvenate neighborhoods.

2. Education and Youth Development: The EPNO Education and Youth Development team will support organizations that have demonstrated success for at least one year and impact under-served youth outside of school time.  

3. Housing: The EPNO Housing team seeks to support organizations that provide resources, education, access and outreach to all individuals and families seeking stability through home-ownership, affordable rental housing and temporary housing. Additionally, the Housing Team will give consideration to organizations that accomplish the above goal through programs that support neighborhood revitalization/development.

4. Women’s Issues: EPNO's Women's Issues team seeks to support organizations that focus on one or more of the following: Domestic Violence, Reproductive Health, Mental and/or Behavioral Health. In determining grant awards, preference will be given to organizations that serve the following populations: Low income/under-served women and Women of Orleans Parish. 

Click HERE to apply and for more information on

eligibility requirements.  

Please submit a Letter of Intent online by June 28, 2013 at 5 p.m.

About EPNO: EPNO is an initiative to engage young leaders in New Orleans in philanthropy. Members participate in a six-month program where they pool funds, collaborate on teams and allocate grants to impact issues they care about. Member contributions are matched dollar for dollar through the generosity of outside sponsorships. In total, the Class of 2013 will distribute $40,000 in grants.

For more information, please visit our website.

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Nonprofit workshop: Grantwriting for Beginners

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Monday, June 10, 2013
Nonprofit workshop:
Grantwriting for Beginners
Thursday, June 20
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans
Details & registration at


Are you involved with a nonprofit?

Does your job require you to raise funds for your department or position?Do you want to add a valuable skill to your resume?

Consider grantwriting!

Grantwriting for Beginners is an engaging workshop that gives you the basic tools you need to start writing grants. Participants will learn how to find funding opportunities, tools and tips for writing proposals and ways to make a program competitive for repeat funding.

Attendees will receive a certificate of participation after completing the workshop.

Registration $35 per person. Discounts available for students, AmeriCorps and organizations registering two or more people.

Email to inquire about discount codes or to reserve your space and pay at the door.

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Donated Printers and Copiers Available

Posted By Renee Barbier, Alliance Safety Council, Friday, June 7, 2013

The Alliance Safety Council would like to donate the following office printers/copiers to a fellow nonprofit organization. 

Interested parties can please send an email to Renee Barbier.  


  • Canon Black/White ImageRunner 5065
  • Canon Color ImageRunner C3380i Dadf/ufr/pcl/univ.
  • Canon ImageRunner 1025if



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2013 National Council of La Raza Annual Conference

Posted By Richad Martinez, Greater New Orleans Foundation, Friday, June 7, 2013

Join fellow leaders at the 2013 NCLR Annual Conference, the most important gathering of the Latino community in the nation.

Taking place for the first time in New Orleans, this conference will feature four days of riveting conversation, exciting entertainment and unparalleled exchanges focused on the growth, successes, and needs of the U.S. Latino community.




Join us from July 20-23 at the Morial Convention Center for:

  • More than 50 cutting-edge workshops on topics including: social media, community health, k-12 education, wealth-building, jobs, housing, the Latina perspective and much more
  • Numerous networking receptions and opportunities
  • Interactive town halls on today's issues
  • Keynote addresses from our nation's leaders and civil rights pioneers
  • Access to dynamic experiences and exhibitors at the National Latino Family Expo®

EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT For Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama residents only: Register for Conference at and use promotional code "NCLR2013” to take advantage of a deeply discounted registration rate. Receive a full, regular registration for only $350. Your registration provides you with access to all Conference meal events/general sessions, workshops, town halls and unlimited networking opportunities.

For more information please contact



Also, don't miss the 2013 National Latino Family Expo, taking place during the same time and in the same venue as the Conference. The NCLR National Latino Family Expo® is one of the largest events in the country focused on resources and activities for the Latino family, with more than 200 exhibitors showcasing their products and services.

From live entertainment and giveaways to free health screenings and informative demonstrations, everyone will discover something new in a fun and exciting environment that the entire family will enjoy. The Expo is open to all, and attendance is free of charge!




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LANO's Website Instruction Video Series Starts with 'Become a Volunteer'

Posted By Matthew Mullenix, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Thursday, June 6, 2013






LANO's effort to promote volunteerism within the member network continues with today's release of the first in our "How-To" series of instructional videos.

Titled Become a Volunteer, this short video tutorial will show LANO members (including Friends) how to adjust a setting in their member profiles to opt-in to our Volunteer Network, a new directory of hundreds of willing volunteers and organizations in need of help across the state.

In partnership with Volunteer Louisiana, LANO is proud to offer this service to the thousands of nonprofit professionals in our network.

We hope you'll sign in today and make this small change to your online profile that can mean a big change for a charity near you!











LANO thanks the talented public relations professional Ms. Linden Uter of Baton Rouge for her volunteer service in the creation of our How-To video series.  





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