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Georgia Gives Day is Nov. 12, 2015

Our third annual “flashmob of giving” broke all the records, raising $2.3 million from 17,742 donations to more than 2,000 participating organizations statewide—to date, contributing than $5 million to Georgia nonprofits. Registration is now open for 2015. Learn more

Developing sector leaders.

With innovative programs like Nonprofit CEO Peerspectives and High Potential Diverse Leaders, executive coaching from our Nonprofit Consulting Group, and a rich trove of online resources, GCN advances Georgia’s vanguard of nonprofit leaders while fostering the next generation. Learn more

Challenging with new ideas.

At member-exclusive events, in the pages of Georgia Nonprofit NOW, and here, at, 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.

Our mission is your success.

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

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


Latest News & Resources

In issue no. 12 of NOW, we take you behind the scenes of GCN’s Momentum initiatives, talking with folks currently participating in the sector-raising process that’s building networks of high-performing nonprofits around the state. 

We also break down the results of our latest Taking Measure survey; recap the legislative session in nonprofit issues and hear from three members effecting change at the Gold Dome; learn about putting on a successful event from Kate’s Club; and more. Don’t miss the roundtable interview lead by CEO Karen Beavor, featuring the thoughts of four philanthropy leaders on the state of the grantmaker-grantee conversation. 
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Member Story

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

With new leadership and fresh approaches to measuring impact, the Atlanta Humane Society is changing the way people perceive and interact with companion animal shelters, both in the Atlanta region and around the southeast.
Read their story

In our latest annual report, read about our continuing work to support Georgia’s nonprofits in building thriving communities, highlighting 2014 initiatives to equip sector leaders with the skills and networks they need; arm nonprofits with high-performance practices; build a giving movement through Georgia Gives Day; and nurture the people who power nonprofits with career support and professional development.

Read our Annual Report

How CHRIS Kids leads

Our Board Chair-CEO conversation series continues with this look at what makes CHRIS Kids CEO Kathy Colbenson and Board Chair Chad Duncan an effective leadership duo. 
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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.

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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. 
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The youngest leader in the room

Four young nonprofit leaders had plenty of advice for next-generation leaders, in this panel discussion attended by our 2014 Nonprofit Leaders 30 Under 30 honorees. 
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Consider the Scorecard

GCN Consulting VP Tim Johnson introduces the Balanced Scorecard approach to strategic planning, which provides a powerful tool for categorizing priorities and mapping them so that everyone on the team can understand how their work fits into the big picture.
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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

This Month @ GCN


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 eventsCatch up on the latest issues here and sign up to get it delivered to your inbox each month. 

Professional development, customized and delivered.

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.
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Happy hunting, and how it's done

The most important part of your leadership search is having a consistent process. Here’s how senior consultant Mary Bear Hughes makes that process clear and effective for our Nonprofit Consulting Group clients. 
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Social media strategies for aspiring thought leaders

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 get started.
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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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Announcing Westside Momentum

In partnership with The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, we are excited to bring our Momentum process to Atlanta's Historic Westside neighborhoods, providing three years of learning, coaching and sharing to help nonprofits play a primary role in revitalizing Castleberry Hill, English Avenue and Vine City.
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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.

Who's on board?

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.
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Upcoming Events

8.11.15 | 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.