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Georgia Gives Day is Nov. 13

GAgivesday.org is GCN’s year-round, online giving platform, encouraging Georgians to “click if you care.” Since its 2012 launch, we’ve helped raise more than $2.5 million for Georgia nonprofits. This year, more than 2,000 are participating in this free opportunity to help fund their missions. Register your nonpofit by Oct. 1, and join us for live training events and webinars to get ready!  Learn more

Challenging members with new ideas.

At member-exclusive events, in the pages of Georgia Nonprofit NOW, and here, at GCN.org, thought leaders, practitioners, and sector experts inspire new solutions: activating cause champions, linking mission to money, preparing for leadership transition, and much more. Learn more

Developing sector leaders.

Effective nonprofit leadership combines mission and strategy while adapting to ever-shifting community needs. With innovative programs like Nonprofit CEO Peerspectives (starting Nov. 17) and High Potential Diverse Leaders (in spring 2015), GCN advances Georgia’s vanguard of nonprofit leaders while fostering the next generation. Learn more

Building High Performance DNA.

GCN’s powerful approach to strategy development raises the bar every day: in our Nonprofit Consulting Group's work, and through our Momentum process, which is transforming performance among cohorts of nonprofit leaders in communities around the stateLearn more

What makes communities thrive?

The answer is at the heart of GCN's work: it drives our strategy and programs. When nonprofits get smarter, stronger, and more sustainable, bigger results happen. GCN delivers the insight-enabling tools, performance solutions, and powerful networks to help Georgia nonprofits and philanthropies maximize their commmunity impact. Learn more

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Latest News & Resources

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.

View the latest issue

Member Story

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

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.”

Read their story.

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.
Read our Annual Report

A Riverkeeper Retires

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper is preparing for its first change in executive leadership since its founding in 1994. Talking with their current director and board chair for our Board Chair-CEO conversation series, GCN Senior Consultant Mary Bear Hughes finds out how they’re making a smart transfer of power, and why they’ve selected a duo of leaders to succeed Director and Riverkeeper Sally Bethea
Members, Read the NOW article

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.

Linking Mission to Money

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.
Read the NOW article

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.
Read our findings

Why Advocacy Loves Company

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.
Read more

The sector is big, but are we strong?

GCN President and CEO Karen Beavor offers 6 tips for “Finding our Advocacy Mojo.”
Read more

This Month @ GCN

 

Each month, we publish an e-newsletter featuring a batch of fresh insightsour latest Member Story, trending topics, upcoming grant and resource opportunities, and a rundown of upcoming eventsRead the latest issue, and sign up to get it delivered to your inbox each month. 

Upcoming Events

10.23.14 | Atlanta

Nonprofit Board Leadership Clinic

A full-day forum for nonprofit executives and board members: explore the best practices that drive exceptional governance, and receive an individualized assessment of your board. Learn more.

11.13.14 | 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.

11.17.14 | Atlanta

Nonprofit CEO Peerspectives

Starting Nov. 17: our unique executive leadership forum brings Atlanta sector leaders together for a 5-part series of critical conversations, plus one-to-one executive coaching. Learn more.