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Lead. It’s what you do every day, whether your title says so or not.
Leadership is a muscle you build by doing, but it also takes training to realize your full potential—training, and a plan. In this issue, we look at a few aspects of that plan with help from leadership training experts at GCN and around the country. And we hear from Georgia leaders at Camp Twin Lakes and CHRIS Kids, Coca-Cola’s Lisa Borders, and others, about how they advance their ability to lead.
We hope that what you read will help you take the next step: create a plan for developing your leadership skills, and help drive your organization—and your mission—to success.
From a two-person operation out of a family garage to a cutting-edge warehouse in Stone Mountain, Friends of Disabled Adults and Children has addressed inevitable growing pains head-on by remaining faithful to their mission and strategic plan.
Read their story
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
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
Each month, our complimentary e-newsletter features a batch of fresh insights, our latest Member Story, trending topics, upcoming grant and resource opportunities, and a rundown of upcoming events. Catch up on the latest issues here and sign up to get it delivered to your inbox each month.
How can you retain the brightest and most productive employees? One of the best solutions to employee turnover is a commitment to training. Here’s how two GCN member nonprofits do it.
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
Thought leaders drive conversations online and off. They influence others, shape perceptions in their field, and serve as the go-to source for those seeking to understand sector issues. Here, social media guru Beth Kanter shares some tips to help you get started.
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.
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.
Why do your board members serve? What does your governance team need? Starting with new data on what drives board members, and featuring simple-but-powerful tools for organizing your board development strategy and getting your recruitment efforts underway, we provide a foolproof primer to help you get it right from the start.
Move your governance team from good to great by more effectively motivating and leveraging your board members. Complimentary for GCN member organizations; non-members may attend for $25. Learn more.
A comprehensive, practical foundation in the major areas essential to serving in the HR role. Learn more.