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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. Attend our training events and webinars to get ready!  

Challenging 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. View the calendar of upcoming events.

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 Jan. 29) and High Potential Diverse Leaders (starting Apr. 28), 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

Our mission is your success.

When nonprofits get smarter, stronger, and more sustainable, bigger results happen. GCN membership is a gateway to insight-enabling tools, performance solutions, and powerful networks to help Georgia nonprofits maximize their commmunity impact. Learn more about the benefits of GCN Membership.

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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.

Funding Your Mission with a Social Enterprise

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

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. 
Read more

Ten Years on the Right Path

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.

This Month @ GCN

 

Every month, our e-newsletter features a batch of fresh insights, our latest Member Story, trending topics, upcoming grant and resource opportunities, and a rundown of upcoming eventsCatch up on the latest issues here and sign up to get it delivered to your inbox each month. 

Linking Mission to Money

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

The sector is big, but are we strong?

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

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

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.

1.29.15 | Atlanta

Nonprofit CEO Peerspectives

Our 2015 cohort begins! This unique executive leadership forum brings Atlanta sector leaders together for a six-part series of critical conversations, plus executive coaching. Learn more.