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How are nonprofits answering the call to achieve bigger, better, unprecedented results? Partnerships.
In our winter issue, we’ve put together a primer on finding opportunities to collaborate and acting on them, with input from Georgia organizations multiplying their impact through partnerships.
We also have interviews with Atlanta news legend Jocelyn Dorsey and the leadership duo who have brought Jewish Family and Career Services into its thirteenth decade, and Independent Sector CEO Diana Aviv sharing a fresh approach to collaborative network-building, All that, plus a look at the Balanced Scorecard approach to strategic planning, a recap of Georgia Gives Day 2014, and a roundup of nonprofit-friendly marketing resources.
What goes into leading 14 programs and 1,400 volunteers at Athens Community Council on Aging? Robust internal communications and staff-led improvements keep the mission going.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
GCN President and CEO Karen Beavor offers 6 tips for “Finding our Advocacy Mojo.”
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.
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.
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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.
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.
A comprehensive, practical foundation in the major areas essential to serving in the HR role. Learn more.
Learn the nuts and bolts of QuickBooks along with techniques that can be specifically applied to your organization. Learn more.
This two-part workshop covers ways that your organization can better protect its people and property and how to define, implement, and finance sustainable construction projects. Learn more.