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In our first annual IDEAS Issue, NOW celebrates the ingenuity of our members, partners, and friends with a look at their most innovative work. Check out 39 breakout approaches covering every aspect of nonprofit management, from strategic planning to marketing, program expansion to data management, as well as partnerships, rebranding, mobilizing volunteers, and more.
Plus: an interview with Center for Civil and Human Rights CEO Doug Shipman, and a conversation with 2014 AFP Outstanding Fundraising Professional Eileen Heisman.
This month: Captain Planet Foundation. Remarkably, the message of an eco-cartoon continues to resonate 24 years after it first aired, most powerfully in the work of a foundation that’s engaging millions of young “Planeteers.”
There are more ways to generate revenue than asking for it, as proven in this roundup of successful business ventures run—and capitalized on—by 13 member nonprofits. Read more
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.
CEO Doug Shipman navigated a decade of planning, campaigning, compromise, and construction before opening the Center for Civil and Human Rights this summer. In this conversation with GCN's Karen Beavor, Shipman reveals what it takes to stay focused and adaptable during the long journey from idea to reality.
Members, read the NOW interview.
According to Allen Proctor, speaking at a GCN member event, every nonprofit needs a “dual business model” that includes profitable services that fund money-losing mission-centric programs.
Read the NOW article
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.
Read our findings
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GCN President and CEO Karen Beavor offers 6 tips for “Finding our Advocacy Mojo.”
How do nonprofits develop the capacity to meet community need? By working smarter, and by working together. Over the past year, 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, in partnership with SunTrust, invites our members to a morning dedicated to helping you activate individual donors on GA Gives Day 2014 and beyond. In our two-part event, we’ll hear from three of last year's top-performers about how they did it, followed by expert-led tactical "huddles" on building community buzz, leveraging incentives, and optimizing your GA Gives profile. Learn more.
A comprehensive, practical foundation in the major areas essential to serving in the HR role. Learn more.