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CENSUS 2020 | Tools and Resources for Nonprofits

We're just one year out from the decennial Census. GCN has put together some of the most vital resources and news sources to support nonprofits and community leaders who want to ensure that their constituents are represented in the 2020 count. A complete and accurate count has critical implications on our organizations and those we serve on a daily basis. Consider this: The failure to count just 10 households containing 2.5 people in your county could result in the loss of $334,750 over the 10-year census period.

 

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Conflict and the intergenerational board

Just as all boards should include multiple generations, all board members should be able to engage with the differences among them. Senior Consultant Kathy Keeley explains why that’s not always the case, and what can be done.

 

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Like a boss: Your role in the new leadership model

Today, everyone needs to contribute directly to strategic goals – which means everyone needs the chance to become full-fledged strategists. How to think about advancement – yours and others’ – with new tips from Senior Consultant Mary Hughes.
 

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Your all-in-one talent management solution from GCN

Exclusively for member nonprofits, our Nonprofit University + ThinkHR Subscription delivers year-round professional development and training for your team; unlimited on-call support from certified HR pros; and interactive HR and talent compliance tools.

 

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First-hand tips for a data-first approach

Two years into a new process for measuring outcomes and making decisions, the CEO of The Gathering Place has ten tips for any organization seeking a data-based solution for better planning, growing, and communicating their impact.

 

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The work-life balance formula that actually works

Too often, faulty math keeps us from realizing the goal of simultaneously fulfilling work- and home-lives. Correcting the equation is easier than you think: It all comes down to quality over quantity.

 

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What the watchdogs see

As scrutiny of nonprofits intensifies, it’s critical to understand the agencies keeping tabs on the sector. Two experts from Mauldin & Jenkins detail the priorities of these watchdogs, and how to satisfy them, in this member event recap.

 

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Just out!

Download your free copy of Work for Good’s 2019 Nonprofit Salary Report for Georgia — our state’s most comprehensive nonprofit salary report to date, based on data from 36,000 positions, spanning 24 job-focus areas, and broken out across six employee types.

 

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A benefit that pays back: Financial planning for your people

Nonprofit employers need cost-friendly ways to retain talent, and we could all use help offsetting salaries that continually fall behind those in other sectors. Senior Consultant Mary Bear Hughes explores a compelling solution to both challenges: personal financial planning tools.

 

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How can your organization become the workplace of choice?

The demand for fulfilling, purpose-driven careers is growing – and yet, mission-driven employers must contend for top talent in a highly competitive hiring environment. This new report from GCN's own Work for Good, based on our recent survey of nonprofit pros, delivers first-hand testimony and sound methods for attracting, engaging, and retaining your greatest assets: talented employees eager to make a difference.

 

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Our annual IDEAS showcase, celebrating sector innovation

Learn about the innovative advances of GCN members and partners: the practices and strategies that are multiplying impact, sharpening talent, leveraging supporters, and demonstrating exactly why we’re needed on the front lines of Georgia’s most pressing challenges.

 

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How “doable” is your job? What the workload means for your legacy

If you’re an overloaded executive, you’re ensuring a rocky transition for anyone who steps into the role after you. With this advice from GCN executive search expert Mary Hughes, you can rethink your position to better serve the organization’s future – and your own.

 

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Upcoming Events

5.23.19 | Atlanta

Charity Watchdogs, Financial Statements, and Charitable Contributions

With changing requirements and “watchdogs” as sources of information for prospective donors, it is vital to stay in the know on compliance, transparency, and reputability. Learn more.

6.05.19 | Atlanta

Certificate of Writing Outcome Measures

Join us for a two-day series on writing effective outcome measures that will wow your funders, help your board define success, and focus your programs on results. Learn more.

6.05.19 | Atlanta

Member Event | Family 2 Family Nonprofit Media Summit

Join GCN and the WSB-TV Family 2 Family project for a special program about promoting your nonprofit’s impact through television, radio, newspaper and digital media. What makes this event unique is its presenters – panelists include the media veterans you’re pitching on a regular basis. Learn more.

6.11.19 | Atlanta

Certificate of Outcome Management Systems

Discover how to establish results or outcome measures, collect the data that proves the value of your programs, and build a dashboard that can easily communicate your organization’s impact. Learn more.

6.13.19 | Atlanta

DOING LAB | Write the Marketing Plan

Write the plan you need to raise awareness, attract clients, find donors, and get the word out about your organization. Learn more.

6.14.19 | Atlanta

Member Event Series | Breakfast Bites

Members, please join us on the second Friday of each month for our new series of “small bite” conversations, each covering a different aspect of fundraising. Learn more.

6.19.19 | Atlanta

All Together Now: Internal Communications at Your Organization

How do you get messages out to staff, volunteers, board, and other people working to fulfill your mission? This class will ensure you are clearly conveying information to the right people, in the right format, at the right time. Learn more.

6.20.19 | Atlanta

How to Start a Nonprofit

This evening workshop covers the essentials to get your nonprofit off to a strong start. Learn more.

6.27.19 | Atlanta

Emotional Intelligence

Learn about the 26 competencies of EI; how emotions influence thoughts, behavior, goals, decision-making, and relationships; and techniques for increasing self-awareness and leadership effectiveness. Learn more.

6.27.19 | Online

Webinar Event | Create a Social Campaign That Drives GAgives Success

Do you have a plan to generate the kind of social media buzz that will engage your supporters and inspire new ones, ultimately spurring generosity on #GivingTuesday? Join this tip-filled webinar to get your social media plan in gear. Learn more.

7.11.19 | Atlanta

DOING LAB | Write the Annual Development Plan

Write a 12-month development plan for fundraising, donor engagement, social media, and your annual appeal in this 2-session Lab. Learn more.

8.06.19 | Atlanta

Certificate of Fundraising Essentials

Prepare for growth in the development role with these six foundation-building courses, through a comprehensive orientation to the crucial area of nonprofit fundraising. Learn more.

8.06.19 | Online

Webinar Event | GAgives on #GivingTuesday: Campaign Strategy

Explore strategies for winning campaigns, leveraging GAgives.org features to promote peer-to-peer fundraising and matching grants. Learn more.

8.07.19 | Atlanta

Certificate of Capital Campaigns

This 5-part series walks you through all phases of winning capital campaigns, from planning, building teams, and assessing readiness, to developing case statements, donor prospecting, making asks, and cultivating foundation and corporate support. Learn more.

8.08.19 | Atlanta

DOING LAB | Write the Talent Development Plan

In this hands-on 2-session Lab, write a plan to keep their most essential employees engaged and on-board, build a stronger and more capable team, and find the talent you need. Learn more.

8.14.19 | Atlanta

Certificate of Grant Fundraising

Go beyond the basics to learn how to not only write compelling proposals but create a powerful grant management system. Learn more.

8.15.19 | Atlanta

National Foundation Relations

Not just another course on grant writing, this workshop focuses on the relationship-building practices that drive deep, meaningful partnerships between nonprofits and foundations. Learn more.

8.15.19 | Atlanta

DOING LAB | Write the Strategic Plan

Create a strategic plan with a complete environmental scan, at least three goals, and associated objectives, in this 4-session Lab. Learn more.

8.15.19 | Atlanta

DOING LAB | Write the Business Plan for Social Enterprise

Interested in starting a social enterprise or seeing if your idea could be the next great social enterprise? Learn more.

8.29.19 | Atlanta

How to Start a Nonprofit

This evening workshop covers the essentials to get your nonprofit off to a strong start. Learn more.

9.05.19 | Atlanta

Certificate of Major Giving

New in 2019! Gain a complete understanding of major donors, including defining “major” for your organization, establishing goals related to organizational opportunities and capacity, identifying and cultivating prospects, making the ask, and stewardship. Learn more.

9.10.19 | Atlanta

Certificate of Supervision & Management

Prepare for a supervisory role with the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective manager and team leader. Learn more.

9.13.19 | Atlanta

Certificate of Nonprofit Organization Management

This 360-degree orientation to NPO program management will help you learn the sector inside and out. Learn more.

9.19.19 | Atlanta

How to Start a Nonprofit

This evening workshop covers the essentials to get your nonprofit off to a strong start. Learn more.

10.02.19 | Atlanta

Certificate of Nonprofit Accounting

Prepare for growth in the financial management role through this comprehensive 5-part series. Learn more.

10.04.19 | Atlanta

Certificate of Nonprofit Social Media

Rapidly advance your understanding of social media practices for nonprofits, building a broad foundation and focused expertise in topics like advertising and analytics. Learn more.

10.07.19 | Atlanta

How to Start a Nonprofit

This evening workshop covers the essentials to get your nonprofit off to a strong start. Learn more.

10.23.19 | Atlanta

Certificate of Change Management

Learn to effectively drive change in this two-day overview of change management theory and strategies for driving a change process, managing resistance to change, and helping others more effectively support your agenda for change. Learn more.

10.29.19 | Atlanta

Certificate of Nonprofit Human Resource Management

Designed for organizations of all sizes, this four-part series focuses on human resources practices critical to success, delivering a comprehensive, practical foundation for the HR professional. Learn more.

10.29.19 | Atlanta

Certificate of Nonprofit Marketing Essentials

Learn the tools for building a strong marketing and communications program from the ground up. Learn more.

10.31.19 | Atlanta

Certificate of Nonprofit Program Management – Essentials and Advanced Tracks

Choose from two tracks in our 5-part series to advance your knowledge and skill at developing, managing, and growing a nonprofit program. Learn more.

11.07.19 | Atlanta

DOING LAB | Write the Marketing Plan

Write the plan you need to raise awareness, attract clients, find donors, and get the word out about your organization. Learn more.

11.19.19 | Atlanta

DOING LAB | Write the Business Plan for Social Enterprise

Interested in starting a social enterprise or seeing if your idea could be the next great social enterprise? Learn more.

12.03.19 | Atlanta

DOING LAB | Write the Annual Development Plan

Write a 12-month development plan for fundraising, donor engagement, social media, and your annual appeal in this 2-session Lab. Learn more.

12.03.19 | Online

GAgives on #GivingTuesday 2019

12.05.19 | Atlanta

How to Start a Nonprofit

This evening workshop covers the essentials to get your nonprofit off to a strong start. Learn more.