ICYMI: Last Week's Nonprofit News, Today | October 14

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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This week, we’re reading about end-of-year fundraising strategies, the unexpected value of small grants, donor communications tips from three marketing masterminds, what lessons we can...

Each week, we bring you a roundup of the news, analysis, and resources that caught our attention in the past week. Be sure to share the articles and blogs that intrigued you over the past week. 

What you’re reading, following, and watching now.

As a prelude to our first-ever IDEAS issue of NOW—featuring dozens of stories of innovative ideas from Georgia nonprofits—we asked GCN members to share the...

In our unscientific sample, we saw some definite trends. You love TED Talks and blogs. You still read magazines. You make the time for inspirational reading on personal empowerment, leadership, and innovation. And we’re so glad that you read our NOW blog. Here’s a selection of favorites, with thanks to our contributors. 

39 Days of IDEAS | Day 27: Marketing research puts more Hands On Atlanta

As Hands On Atlanta realized they were trying to be all things to all people, they called in market study researchers they helped them narrow...

When going through a SWOT analysis in their latest round of strategic planning, volunteer-centric nonprofit Hands On Atlanta realized they were missing several key volunteer demographics, including families and Millennials.

39 Days of IDEAS | Day 26: Wheels of a different kind

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
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Working together with BikeAthens, the Athens Community Council on Aging and one enterprising volunteer have piloted what they call Meals on Two Wheels.

University of Georgia student Ian Crosby, a volunteer at BikeAthens, had an unusual idea for the Athens Com­munity Council on Aging (ACCA): he wanted to deliver food for their Meals on Wheels program via bike. 

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