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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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