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Our winter issue looks at what drives High Performance boards, including the latest GCN research on board member motivation, tools for strategically building the board you need, the individual leadership plans powering one member nonprofit’s “Superboard,” and more.
Plus: an interview on Atlanta's rededication to service with Mayor Kasim Reed, a look back at Georgia Gives Day 2013 success stories, and a conversation with the board chair-CEO leadership duo at Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta, and how to answer four questions that every donor will ask.
How do we develop the capacity to meet community needs? By working smarter, and by working together. In 2013, GCN continued to leverage our influence, know-how, and assets to forge powerful partnerships, help great ideas scale, and produce High Performance Nonprofits across our state.
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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.
GCN and The Home Depot Foundation recognized CHRIS Kids, Kate's Club, Center for Puppetry Arts and Atlanta Ballet with 2013 Nonprofit IMPACT Awards. Read the keys to their success in our case studies of the winners and runners-up.
In the latest of our Board Chair-CEO conversation series, the leadership team at Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta tells Cindy Cheatham the ways that trust, honesty, and engagement create a strong governance team capable of tackling a radical organizational shift—like RRISA’s ongoing merger with Refugee Family Services—or a more typical shift, like the transition from a founding board to a working board.
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In ten years, GCN member organization Voices for Georgia’s Children has started, lead, and grown three statewide coalitions that arm policy-makers with the knowledge and ability to make positive decisions for kids. Voices ED Pat Willis shares the secrets of a dedicated coalition-builder and advocacy veteran.
A recent survey of Atlanta nonprofits found that only a third of nonprofits have a succession plan in place, leaving their organizations vulnerable when senior leaders depart. At a recent GCN member event, Senior Consultant Mary Bear Hughes shared survey results and explored the issue with a panel of nonprofit leaders.
This month: Nature Conservancy in Georgia. Find out how the organization built the fundraising campaign, Georgia for Generations, that was successful despite challenging economic times.
According to Allen Proctor, speaking at a 2013 GCN member event, every nonprofit needs a “dual business model” that includes profitable services that fund money-losing mission-centric programs.
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GCN’s 2012 report, 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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