Getting Assistance for Your Nonprofit

Organizations and resources to support nonprofits in New Orleans

Propeller

We offer accelerator programs to help New Orleans-based nonprofit and for-profit entrepreneurs tackle inequities in food, water, health, and education. Our 3-month Startup Accelerator helps entrepreneurs get from idea to pilot, and our 3-month Growth Accelerator works with more established enterprises and culminates in access to $50,000 in equity investment. We also offer business assistance to businesses located in Broadmoor, Central City, Hoffman Triangle, Gert Town, and Zion City through our South Broad Business Initiative.

Contact: Erik Paskewich, programs@gopropeller.org, (504) 322-3282
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4.0 Schools

An incubator for early-stage education small businesses and nonprofits. Programs include Essentials, a 3-day program to take you from idea to a small-scale pilot and Tiny Fellowship, a 4-12 month program that offers funding and mentorship for entrepreneurs who have run successful pilots.

Contact: Cambria Skvarka, cambria@4pt0.org
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Camelback Ventures

Offers a 6-month fellowship program providing coaching, capital, and connections to female entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of color.

Contact: Elizabeth Bates, elizabeth@camelbackventures.org 
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Good Work Network

Provides business development services to minority- and women-owned businesses throughout a 15-parish region in Southeast Louisiana. Services include administrative support from accounting to access to computers, credit counseling, one-on-one technical assistance, and training classes. Programs also include specific support for food entrepreneurs, artists, low-income or disadvantaged entrepreneurs running small-scale businesses, and female business owners.

Contact: Adele London, adele@goodworknetwork.org, 504 309-2073 
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Greater New Orleans Foundation - Organizational Effectiveness Initiative

The Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Organizational Effectiveness Initiative hosts a variety of learning opportunities to help nonprofits strengthen their leadership, management and governance practices. Resources for nonprofits include workshops on topics such as fundraising, board governance and financial management, and intensive leadership programs.

Contact: Kellie Chavez Greene, kellie@gnof.org, 504 598-4663  
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Louisiana Association of Nonprofits

A statewide member organization that advocates for the nonprofit community and strengthens the effectiveness of those committed to improving Louisiana. Resources include guides on how to start a nonprofit and free workshops. 

Contact: Dr. Cory Sparks, corysparks@lano.org, 225 929-5266 
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Louisiana Small Business Development Center - New Orleans

Provides free consulting for Louisiana small businesses, with a focus on helping entrepreneurs find access to capital. The Center also helps with websites, acquiring customers, certifications, as well as disaster preparedness and sustainability planning.

Contact: Tori Rayne, lsbdc.gnor@lsbdc.org, 504 831-3730 
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SUNO Small Business Development & Management Institute (SBDMI)

Offered through SUNO, this multi-week course for potential and existing entrepreneurs offers a practical, condensed series of entrepreneurial technical and training sessions. The purpose of the course is to teach entrepreneurs better business planning skills, from business concept development to actual preparation of a comprehensive business plan.

Contact: Cynthia Beaulieu, cbeaulieu@suno.edu, 504 284-5512 
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Urban League of Louisiana's Women's Business Resource Center (WBRC)

Provides free educational programs, technical assistance, and other support services to existing female business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Walk-ins are welcome, appointments preferred.

Contact: Erika McConduit-Diggs, emcconduit@urbanleagueneworleans.org, 504 620-9647
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More Free Resources for Nonprofit Organizations

Google Ad Grants

Provides nonprofits with $10,000 for Google Advertising every month, enabling nonprofits to create and manage advertisements to recruit volunteers, increase donations, and increase awareness around their mission and work.
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LinkedIn

Provides nonprofits with a platform to grow their networks, connect with potential donors, and recruit volunteers and new employees. Nonprofits receive 90% off the expense of posting job opportunities.
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TechSoup

Provides nonprofits with free and discounted software and technology from brands including Adobe, Microsoft, Cisco, and Shopify.
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Salesforce

A customer relationship management (CRM) platform that provides nonprofits with 10 free licenses and discounts on further licenses and products. Salesforce allows nonprofits to organize, manage, and optimize their relationships and events.
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