GIVE BAYOU – MAY 2, 2017

The 24-hour online giving event known as “GiveNOLA Day” and sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Foundation is set for Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

This year, 53 nonprofit organizations from Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes are participating, and donors everywhere have an opportunity to give online to these organizations on May 2. Donations start at only $10!

The Bayou Community Foundation is able to accept online gifts this year, and we are also promoting all 53 participating local nonprofits through the “Give Bayou” campaign.  In addition, a portion of all money that BCF raises on May 2 will be shared by the 53 participating Give Bayou nonprofits.  You Give, We Give, Our Community Wins!

For a full list of all participating Bayou Region nonprofits and for information on how to give, visit or

Spring 2017 Governance Workshops in the Bayou Region

The Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Organizational Effectiveness Initiative, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Bayou Community Foundation, and Fletcher Technical Community College are presenting a series of FREE workshops this spring for Bayou Region nonprofits focused on Nonprofit Governance. 
Organizational teams of board members, executive directors, and senior staff are encouraged to register.  Space is limited!
Tuesday, May 24
9:00 am – 12 Noon
FTCC’s Integrated Petroleum Technology building in Schriever.

Participants will learn:

  • How to identify your recruitment priorities, including preparation for board member transitions
  • How to use a recruitment matrix tool to organize names of candidates
  • How to create your recruitment process
  • Using a toolkit of templates, we’ll review the elements of a recruitment packet
  • Strategies for identifying potential board candidates and how to lead them through a recruitment process
Tuesday, June 27
9:00 am – 12 Noon
FTCC’s Integrated Petroleum Technology building in Schriever.
Participants will:
  • Assess their understanding of financial leadership and identify areas of improvement
  • Use core nonprofit financial statements to evaluate their  organization’s financial health
  • Learn how to participate in financially grounded and informed governance decision-making
Organizations may register for as many of the Bayou Region Governance Series workshops that they would like – no minimum or maximum, but space is limited!

Bayou Community Foundation, with the support of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, provides free workshops and coordinates other activities for local nonprofit organizations to help our community grow and prosper.

As events and activities are scheduled, they will be listed on this page.


Our Generous Donors make all of these programs possible!




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