#ThursdayIdeas | First Step

Thursday, August 6, 2015
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First Step Staffing already won a Nonprofit Revolution Award in 2011, when it was pioneering a novel way to secure sustainable income for people without...

First Step Staffing already won a Nonprofit Revolution Award in 2011, when it was pioneering a novel way to secure sustainable income for people without homes. Their new idea, business acquisition, is set to replicate their impact in cities across the U.S.

Now in its eighth year, First Step Staffing is a refined, tested, and proven model providing 100 jobs a day in Atlanta. President and CEO Barbara Peters says their latest idea is set to increase that impact 14-fold.

#ThursdayIdeas | Literacy Action

Literacy Action merged with Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta. “By bringing together the two largest literacy organizations in the Southeast, we’re becoming one of the top adult...

According to Dickson, the merger idea was tossed between the two well-established organizations for “at least 15 years.” Finally, “both boards felt the time was right: the resources were there, the leadership was there, the momentum and rationale were strong.”

#ThursdayIdeas | Rainbow Village

Thursday, July 30, 2015
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“Once we determined our destiny, we were able to put together three-year goals, and came out with an incredible plan,” said CEO Nancy Yancey. “Appreciative...

During their last round of strategic planning, Rainbow Village decided to forgo the typical environmental scan in favor of bringing together their full range of stakeholders to take part in a process known as appreciative inquiry. In four steps—dis­covery, dreaming, designing, and destiny—they uncovered the needs, hopes, and plans of their en­tire community.

Building Momentum for Atlanta's Historic Westside Communities

Westside Momentum will help nonprofits to increase their impact and build sustainable business practices by improving their capacity for strategic thought and action; it will also...

Westside Momentum will help nonprofits to increase their impact and build sustainable business practices by improving their capacity for strategic thought and action; it will also help them function more effectively as a leadership team, through a proven mix of learning sessions, peer sharing, and individual coaching developed and presented by GCN’s Nonprofit Consulting Group.

2015 Nonprofit CEO Peerspectives Kickoff Explores Servant Leadership

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
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Leaders need a strong network of peers they can engage in the dialog they might not otherwise be able to have inside their own organizations....

More than 50 nonprofit leaders came together last week to explore the meaning of servant leadership and congratulate a special group of their peers taking part in a yearlong leadership program. What they learned and shared is that they can count on each other for support and encouragement as they set out to create change in their organizations.

 

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