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Readying for your year-end fundraising push? To help, NOW takes GCN members on a deep dive into the new frontier of giving: online donors. Find out what’s driving donors online, how to approach them, and why they’re your new cause champions.
Plus: discover how the Knight Foundation is supporting three Georgia communities, the governing secrets of two top Bobby Dodd Institute leaders, and lessons from a decade in powerful coalition-building by Voices for Georgia's Children.
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Applications are now open for a two-year program offering the executive leadership teams at forty of Atlanta’s top nonprofits with a unique opportunity to hone their strategic and teamwork skills, then immediately apply them to projects to accelerate their community impact. The program was created by The Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit advisor and resource for mission-driven organizations and philanthropy and brought to Atlanta in collaboration with GCN, with the support of local funders.
As the clock struck midnight on Nov. 13, we broke all of last year’s records, bringing in $1,448,233 from 11,257 donations to 1,720 participating nonprofits statewide. In fact, since we launched GAgives.org 13 months ago as a year-round giving platform, we have raised $2,352,153 for Georgia’s nonprofits.
Each month, we publish a “member story” –- highlighting great causes, chronicling progress made, identifying challenges, and celebrating accomplishments.
This month: Goodwill of North Georgia. Learn how this 90-year-old nonprofit implements a solid business strategy that keeps generating revenue while holding true to their core values of putting thousands to work each year. Read their story.
In the second installment of our Board-CEO interview series, Bobby Dodd Institute's Board Chair Rodney Hall and CEO Wayne McMillan discuss their collaborative relationship, the importance of transparency and feedback, and the processes that keep their organization humming.
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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.
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.
Momentum. Nonprofit CEO Peerspectives. Taking Measure. Georgia Gives Day. In 2012, GCN introduced and expanded initiatives that are helping Georgia nonprofits build their strategies, generate new resources, and develop high-performing leaders.
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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.
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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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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This 360-degree orientation to NPO program management will help you learn the sector inside and out. Learn more.
Prepare for a supervisory role with the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective manager and leader. Learn more.