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August Meeting

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Navigating the ever-changing landscape of event permits

and alcohol donations in New Orleans.


Ellen Buckley -  Audubon Nature institute's Zoo-to-Do and
Fred Holley - Republic Liquor


AFP Greater New Orleans Grant Writing Workshop


New Orleans Chapter
Grant Writing Workshop

Thursday, August 14th  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(Includes continental breakfast and AFP luncheon and guest speaker)


Friday, August 15th  9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Junior Achievement Training Center

5100 Orleans Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70124


Cost: $135, AFP members; $175, non-members

Register online here                                             Enrollment limited to 15 people!

Get ready for insider tips from professional grant writers and funders!

All participants will receive a copy of the book

Demystifying Grant Seeking(a $35 value).  Authors Larissa Golden Brown and Martin John Brown offer down-to-earth advice on implementing an effective grant- seeking process based on the art of fearless grant seeking.

 This is a working grant session.


·        your ideas
·        program notes and outcome statistics
·        organization budget|
·        a LAP TOP computer

We’ll work together to create an Executive Summary for your actual grant application, which will be critiqued by our team of experts.  Friday’s session will close with a conversation with local funders, so bring your questions, fears and joys to share!

For more information email Juli at


 Calendar of Events

January 9, 2014

Roundtable Topics

February 13, 2014

The Power of Process-High Performance Philanthropy - Carolyn Chassee, CFRE

March 13, 2014

Putting Your Sacred Cows Out to Pasture

Rober Craver

April 10, 2014

Monthly Meeting

May 15, 2014

Monthly Meeting

Five Happiness Restaurant

June 19-20, 2014

AFP Greater New Orleans Fundraising Conference

July 10, 2014

Monthly Meeting

August 14, 2014

Monthly Meeting and Grant Writing Workshop

September 11, 2014

Monthly Meeting

October 9, 2014

Monthly Meeting

November 13, 2014

National Philanthropy Day Celebration

December 11, 2014

Monthly Meeting


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Do you want to make a difference? Join The American Red Cross, the world’s largest humanitarian network. For over 100 years The American Red Cross has been a leader in the nonprofit world. In order to support our many humanitarian efforts, our organization depends heavily on the support of our generous donor population. As a result, we are always looking for proactive and mission-driven fundraisers with an established track record of increasing philanthropic support through individual and corporate giving. Now is the time to make a difference! Be a part of our Development Organization. The South Louisiana Region of the American Red Cross is seeking a Senior Major Gifts Officer to work in our New Orleans Chapter. The Senior Major Gift Officer will identify, engage, cultivate, solicit, and steward current and prospective foundation donors. They will also collaborate with the United Way across the region to ensure successful partnerships. They will be responsible for an annual fundraising goal of $400,000. He/she will be responsible for advancing the mission of the organization and assisting donors in creating meaning in their lives through giving to the American Red Cross. Ideal candidates will have at minimum: Bachelor’s degree, 5+ years of fundraising experience (major gifts preferred), proficiency in MS-Office Suite, Sales Force, Raiser’s Edge or similar CRM. Candidates must also have excellent verbal and written skills. If this sounds like the kind of opportunity that you’ve been waiting for, please visit our website at: The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that employees growth and development, team spirit, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, well-qualified women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. ... more >
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