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Consulting Case Studies

Learn more about the experiences, challenges, and positive results of working with GCN's Nonprofit Consulting Group through our client case studies.

CASE STUDY: CURE Childhood Cancer

CURE Childhood Cancer had a group of energetic board members who wanted to expand upon an annual fund campaign. While the majority of their funds were derived from hosting events, they were ready to embrace new possibilities in growing their annual operating budget. However, they were unsure of how to proceed in obtaining ongoing, contributed gifts. GCN's consultant helped them shift their focus from special events fundraising to pursuing support from individuals at all levels. Read the case study.

CASE STUDY: Habitat for Humanity - DeKalb

Without an executive director, HFHD’s board members were being drawn into operational decisions and were in need of an immediate executive recruitment plan. Learn how GCN Senior Consultant Mary Bear Hughes led the board through a transparent hiring strategy, ultimately helping match the organization to the right motivated candidate. Read the case study.

CASE STUDY: Dunwoody Nature Center

The City of Dunwoody recently became the new property owner of Dunwoody Park and identified parks as a key ingredient to its success. Led by a board eager to grow, Dunwoody Nature Center wanted to coordinate with the City to obtain maximum support; yet they faced the challenges of an executive director transition underway and limited staff. It was an opportune time to develop a strategic plan to clarify the organization's roadmap in the midst of opportunity and change. GCN facilitated a comprehensive results-based strategic planning process including significant stakeholder surveys and interviews paired with hands-on coaching of board leaders. Read the case study.

CASE STUDY: Georgia Lions Lighthouse

Due to Georgia's expanding population and an increase in the number of uninsured children, Georgia Lions Lighthouse experienced an increased demand for services. At the same time annual revenue was decreasing, volunteers were few, and the board was struggling to engage. Although the executive director knew alterations were necessary, she also needed to establish herself in her new role. The Georgia Center for Nonprofits consultant performed an organizational assessment, supported the organization in making much-needed changes to how the board functioned, and facilitated the development of a five-year strategic plan, providing a roadmap from which the board and staff could work together to create their desired future. Read the case study. 

CASE STUDY: Georgia Interfaith Power & Light

In response to climate change and environmental injustice, GIPL engages communities of faith throughout Georgia in stewardship and sustainability. GCN consultants, with expertise working with small nonprofits, helped the organization develop the foundation it needed to be a legitimate and thriving nonprofit. Check out our approach and the encouraging results for GIPL.
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CASE STUDY: Rainbow Village

Rainbow Village had committed to a goal of building a new campus that would triple their capacity to serve more families. Having undertaken a major capital campaign to fund this growth, they wanted to be prepared for success. In partnership with the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Rainbow Village asked for support in strategic planning, and they acquired much more. With the oversight of GCN Consulting, they received an Organizational Assessment and Strategic Plan which helped prepare them to achieve their desired results. 
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CASE STUDY: Renovación Conyugal

For 10 years, Renovación Conyugal had worked with minimal staff and financial resources to provide services for Latino couples and families across the metro Atlanta area. Renovación Conyugal succeeded in reaching the Latino community at a grassroots level, and they functioned highly at a donor and foundation level as well. Yet recent years of economic difficulty reduced the level of contributions, leaving them in need of additional funds. Together, GCN's consultant and the organization's leaders reviewed the organization's marketing position and messages to more fully reflect their distinctive qualities, then created a donor presentation package. Read the case study.