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Our winter issue offers a tip-filled look at nonprofit resource development today—from strategy to events, foundations, Millennial giving, online campaigns, and more. We’ve pulled together member stories of fundraising progress and success—in forging plans, throwing multi-dimensional events, and starting a culture-wide shift—with insight from experts in our Nonprofit Consulting Group, and news from Nonprofit University about the next level of fundraiser education. Arriving shortly in member mailboxes and now available online.

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Consider the Scorecard

GCN Nonprofit Consulting Group VP Tim Johnson introduces the Balanced Scorecard approach to strategic planning, which provides a powerful tool for categorizing priorities and mapping them so that everyone on the team can understand how their work fits into the big picture.
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Taking Measure of Georgia Grantmaking Trends

In our latest Taking Measure survey, part of an ongoing cross-community conversation led by GCN, Foundation Center–Atlanta, and the Georgia Grantmakers Alliance, we uncovered encouraging news for the state’s grantmakers and nonprofits—including rising alignment, stronger communication, and growing opportunities.  
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Your impact is at the center of GCN's mission. In this spirit, our Nonprofit Voice blog series invites member leaders to speak up about the causes they champion—and how they advance them through community outreach, as policy advocates, and in their everyday work.  
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Member Story

Each month, we publish a “member story”—highlighting great causes, chronicling progress made, identifying challenges, and celebrating accomplishments.


The first museum of its kind, Augusta’s Morris Museum of Southern Art has maintained the vibrancy of its forward-thinking founder, Billy Morris, who saw like few before him the rich and developing tradition in art from the American South. 
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Momentum for Macon-Bibb Nonprofits

GCN, in partnership with The Peyton Anderson Foundation, has launched Momentum for Early Childhood Success, an innovative initiative bringing together 12 organizations and four agencies serving the Macon-Bibb County region to strengthen their leadership, infrastructure, collaboration, and alignment to better support children from birth to age 5 and their families.
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The power of influence

At a series of small-group conversations facilitated by Tom Tierney, chairman and co-founder of The Bridgespan Group, participants explored strategies for developing and utilizing influence to achieve specific goals.
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Social media strategies for aspiring thought leaders

Thought leaders drive conversations online and off. They influence others, shape percep­tions in their field, and serve as the go-to source for those seeking to understand sector issues. Here, social media guru Beth Kanter shares some tips to get started.
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In the latest GCN annual report, read about our continuing work to support Georgia’s nonprofits in building thriving communities, highlighting 2014 initiatives to equip sector leaders with the skills and networks they need; arm nonprofits with high-performance practices; build a giving movement through Georgia Gives Day; and nurture the people who power nonprofits with career support and professional development.

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The youngest leader in the room

Four young nonprofit leaders had plenty of advice for next-generation leaders, in this panel discussion attended by our 2014 Nonprofit Leaders 30 Under 30 honorees. 
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How CHRIS Kids leads

Our Board Chair-CEO conversation series continues with this look at what makes CHRIS Kids CEO Kathy Colbenson and Board Chair Chad Duncan an effective leadership duo. 
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Getting Unstuck with Design Thinking

How do 54 of Georgia’s top nonprofit leaders come together to brainstorm ideas and develop workable solutions for real-world nonprofit challenges—in a single afternoon? With the Design Thinking process, as demonstrated in a recent “Collective Solutions” workshop led by GCN in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation. 
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Who's on board?

Why do your board members serve? What does your governance team need? Starting with new data on what drives board members, and featuring simple-but-powerful tools for organizing your board development strategy and getting your recruitment efforts underway, we provide a foolproof primer to help you get it right from the start.
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Building Momentum for Atlanta's Westside

In partnership with The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, GCN leads a three-year Westside Momentum process, providing this intensive learning, coaching and peer sharing experience to strengthen the nonprofits who are playing a primary role in revitalizing these historic comunities.
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GCN’s research on The Economic Impact of Georgia's Nonprofit Sector, conducted in partnership with Georgia Tech, quantifies the powerful and growing contribution of nonprofits to our state’s economy and offers recommendations to leverage our strength.
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Make our blog part of your routine as your link to the daily pulse of the Georgia nonprofit sector. We’ll be posting everything from GCN community news, just-announced member events, and commentary from sector leaders, to the latest research findings, live updates from the field, and the rest of our daily musings. Read our blog.

Upcoming Events

2.10.16 | Atlanta

CEO Forum: Building Your Talent Pipeline

Kicking off our new series, exclusively for GCN member chief executives, in partnership with The Bridgespan Group: Hear the latest trends from our recent survey on leadership and developing leaders in Georgia and nationally, followed by a group exercise in setting talent development goals for your staff. Learn more.

2.16.16 | Atlanta

QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits

Join product expert, Gregg S. Bossen, for a powerful day of learning and receive step-by-step instruction on how to maximize QuickBooks to support your organization's financial operations. Learn more.

2.18.16 | Atlanta

Certificate of Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials – Part 2

Advance your skill in strategic fundraising and administration through a challenging curriculum focused on program evaluation, data management, and development plan infrastructure. Learn more.

3.01.16 | Atlanta

Certificate of Nonprofit Volunteer Management

Discover the keys to effective volunteer recruitment, training, organization, and engagement in our 4-part series. Learn more.

3.02.16 | Atlanta

Certificate of Nonprofit Leadership

Develop the fundamental skills of effective leaders to think and act strategically. Learn more.

4.07.16 | Atlanta

Certificate of Nonprofit Board Governance

Learn the core principles that drive nonprofit board effectiveness. Learn more.

4.20.16 | Atlanta

High Potential Diverse Leaders

Our annual HPDL program prepares “rising stars” for executive-level careers in the sector. Applications available soon. Learn more.

4.26.16 | Atlanta

Certificate of Nonprofit Program Management

Our two-day series covers the essentials: community needs assessment, administration, roles and responsibilities, evaluation, budgeting, marketing, and funding. Learn more.

5.05.16 | Atlanta

Certificate of Nonprofit Finance & Accounting

Prepare for growth in the financial management role through this comprehensive 4-part series. Learn more.

5.11.16 | Atlanta

Certificate of Nonprofit Human Resource Management

A comprehensive but practical foundation across the major HR functions critical to any organization’s success. Learn more.

5.12.16 | Atlanta

Writing Winning Grants

Learn how to turn organizational needs into fundable ideas and present them in competitive proposals in our all-day workshop. Learn more.

5.24.16 | Atlanta

HR 220 | Strategic Talent Development and Performance Management

Learn how to successfully develop talent and utilize best performance HR management practices. Learn more.