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Nonprofit workshop: Grantwriting for Beginners

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Monday, October 29, 2012
Nonprofit workshop: Grantwriting for Beginners!
Thursday, November 8
4:00-6:30 p.m.
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Details & registration at

Are you involved with a non-profit?  
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.

Attendees will receive a certificate of participation for completing the workshop.
Registration $35 per person.  Discounts available for students and organizations registering two or more people.
Register online at  Email to inquire about discount codes or to reserve your space and pay at the door.

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Adoption Awareness Conference

Posted By Katherine Stiel, St. Elizabeth Foundation, Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Want to learn more about adoption awareness? Need CEU's? Come check out this great opportunity to both, while promoting adoption as a positive option in the Baton Rouge community.

The conference, to be held on Friday, March 23, 2012, will offer 6.5 Continuing Education Unit’s by the Louisiana State Board of Social Workers.

The seminar is designed as an educational community outreach program for professionals and lay persons interested in adoption.  The conference is sponsored by St. Elizabeth Foundation, a local, full-service adoption agency, and will introduce an overview of adoption- how adoption has changed over the years, where it is now and why it is important to look at again.

St. Elizabeth Foundation is a local, nonprofit organization based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services. The conference will include expert training in all areas of adoption. Among these nationally recognized speakers are Professor of Law, Robert Destro and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Robin Marerro.

WHAT: Nationally acclaimed speakers will cover all aspects surrounding adoption. Among the conference topics are "Understanding the Adoption Process,” "Questions Adolescents have about Adoption,” and "Pregnancy Counselors and Adoption.” The LSB of Social Workers has approved 6.5 CEU’s and 6 LLPC CEU’s for the seminar. The seminar is $35/person and free for students.

WHEN: Friday March, 23 from 8:30 am – 4 pm

WHERE: LOD Cook Conference Center, 3838 West Lakeshore Drive, Baton Rouge, LA.

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Recognizing the Impact of Community Foundations

Posted By Ryan Crespino, The Greater New Orleans Foundation, Saturday, November 12, 2011
Updated: Saturday, November 12, 2011

Greater New Orleans Foundation Participates in National Effort to Highlight Collaboration and Innovation in Philanthropy

During the week of November 12-18, 2011, the Greater New Orleans Foundation will join more than 700 community foundations across America celebrating Community Foundation Week.

For more than 20 years, the effort has raised awareness about the increasingly important role of these philanthropic organizations in fostering local collaboration and innovation to address civic and economic challenges.

The challenges that local nonprofit organizations face in addressing our region’s greatest challenges are outlined in the Foundation’s Needs Scan Report, the first report of its kind that takes an in-depth look at the organizational needs of the nonprofit sector in the Greater New Orleans area.

The report’s findings are based on survey results from 175 nonprofit organizations and 80 group and one-on-one conversations with representatives from the region’s nonprofits. The Report can be accessed at or by calling the Greater New Orleans Foundation at (504) 598-4663.

"Community foundations impact lives, solve problems, and improve futures,” said Albert Ruesga, president & CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation. "In a down economy, with limited resources and a growing need for services to help families in need, we are more determined than ever to bring our community partners together to find innovative and effective solutions to some of our most challenging social problems.”

Community foundations are independent, public entities that steward philanthropic resources from institutional and individual donors to local nonprofits that are the heart of strong, vibrant communities. For example, the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s work on affordable housing is a national model that has attracted national investors who bring additional capital and other resources to the area. Its housing work, conducted through the Community Revitalization Fund, helped to house 9,500 families. In 2010, the Foundation attracted $150 million in national, private, and public funding to our region, and in partnership with the Ford Foundation, the Foundation is creating a holistic approach to revitalization on a regional scale.

Community foundations represent one of the fasting growing forms of philanthropy. Every state in the United States is home to at least one community foundation that is advancing solutions to a wide range of social issues. The 2010 Columbus Survey found that despite the recession, giving by the nation’s 100 largest community foundations actually increased slightly in 2010 to $3.7 billion and exceeded pre-recession levels seen in 2006 and 2007.

About the 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. For more information, visit  

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