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Georgia Gives Day is Nov. 13 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 mission. Learn more

Just weeks away: Field Trips 2014

This September, move out of the office and into the field. Choose from 15 small-group Field Trips presented by some of Atlanta's top nonprofit, corporate, and foundation leaders. Plus: a keynote conversation on the future of philanthropy with AFP’s 2014 Fundraiser of the Year Eileen Heisman. Learn more.

Developing sector leaders.

Effective nonprofit leadership combines mission and strategy while adapting to ever-shifting community needs. With innovative programs like Nonprofit CEO Peerspectives and High Potential Diverse Leaders, 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

Partnering for collective impact.

Social change is driven by nonprofits working in concert with business, government, and philanthropies. Collaborating on initiatives like the coastal High School Graduation Blueprint, GCN is helping to build partnerships and formulate comprehensive, whole-community solutions to address complex problems. Learn more


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

Across the week of September 15-19, move out of the office and into the field to experience strategy in action. Find answers, insights, and inspiration on an array of small-group Field Trips across Atlanta, hosted and presented by a group of dynamic nonprofit and corporate leaders. PLUS: a keynote on The Future of Philanthropy by Eileen Heisman, AFP's 2014 Fundraiser of the Year.
Space is limited, so register now!

Member Story

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

This month: Angel Flight Soars. Find out how a they serve patients throughout the South with a 1,200-strong volunteer army of pilots and "earth angels" flying seven missions a day, every day of the year.

Read their story.

How do we develop the capacity to meet community needs? By working smarter, and by working together. In 2013, 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

A Riverkeeper Retires

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper is preparing for its first change in executive leadership since its founding in 1994. Talking with their current director and board chair for our Board Chair-CEO conversation series, GCN Senior Consultant Mary Bear Hughes finds out how they’re making a smart transfer of power, and why they’ve selected a duo of leaders to succeed Director and Riverkeeper Sally Bethea
Members, Read the NOW article

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.

Linking Mission to Money

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.
Read the NOW article

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.
Read our findings

Why Advocacy Loves Company

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.
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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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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.