Nonprofit Leadership & Effectiveness

Effective change comes from effective nonprofits leading the way.

We help nonprofits get more out of their work.

When the nonprofit sector is strong, the community thrives. That’s why it’s important for us to work directly with the nonprofits that have a direct impact on the Greater New Orleans region. Because when we can help them, they can help all of us.

Nonprofit Leadership & Effectiveness

Since 2011, the Foundation has worked with hundreds of nonprofits in the region to strengthen governance, leadership and management. We help nonprofits better understand how to achieve this effectiveness through easy-to-understand programs and resources, such as coaching, webinars and more. We help nonprofits do the hard work to increase leadership, effectiveness, and sustainability. We have developed over 200 Executive Directors and emerging leaders and established seven Communities of Practice increasing partnerships between organizations.

The State of Nonprofits in Southeast Louisiana

The State of Nonprofits in Southeast Louisiana 2021 – Adaptability And Racial Equity in Year One of the COVID-19 Pandemic is now available for download! The study found that nonprofits successfully adapted to meet the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and that many even expanded their services to support the people of our region. The study also found that while a sizable percentage of nonprofits in Southeast Louisiana have Black and BIPOC executive directors, executive team members, board chairs, and board members, there is still a racial leadership gap within the region’s nonprofit sector, particularly in arts and culture organizations.

Download the study 

Trainings and Workshops

We provide insightful training and in-depth workshops that speak to the unique challenges that nonprofits face today—and help them find even more success in the future.

Topics include:

  • Advocacy and Public Policy
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Financial Management
  • Innovation
  • Fiscal Leadership
  • Social Media
  • Executive Director Leadership

Strategic Resources

We provide nonprofit management information, learning opportunities and extensive resources that empower nonprofit organizations to be even better—whether it’s as simple as better understanding basic financial documents or as challenging as creating an affective fundraising strategy.


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Want to know more?

For more information about our Nonprofit Leadership & Effectiveness programs and initiatives, get in touch with Devon Turner.