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Introducing the Nonprofit University + ThinkHR Subscription

Pursuing the mission is hard enough. Developing talent, navigating HR issues, and managing compliance with limited resources makes it that much harder, especially in this competitive and changing environment. Introducing a new talent management solution, exclusively for GCN members. Learn more

In our summer innovation issue, we're proud to showcase more than thirty IDEAS from the GCN community that are pushing nonprofit work beyond the limits of the day, and setting new standards in service, operations, and outreach. Also featured: a tip-filled discussion of major gifts programs, an HR insight roundup from Work for Good, the head of the American Express Foundation on corporate philanthropy's rising profile, the evolution of Georgia Gives, and more.

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Thinking like an entrepreneur

In this roundtable discussion, the Nonprofit Consulting Group team experts conducting our freshly-launched business accelerator reveal how sector leaders can benefit from a more entrepreneurial mindset.
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Member Story

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

With a commitment to holistic support for children and their families, Sheltering Arms produces long-term, community-wide benefits, including a stronger economy, lower crime rates, and a healthier populace.  

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Nonprofit Voice

Your impact is at the center of GCN's mission. In this spirit, our Nonprofit Voice blog series invites member leaders to speak up about the causes they champion—and how they advance them through community outreach, as policy advocates, and in their everyday work.  

In the latest edition, we explore how Georgia Equality is working to make laws that reflect public attitudes. 

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Yes, you can lobby—and so much more!

Many nonprofits think that their hands are tied when it comes to working with elected officials. But as an organization with members, donors, and volunteers, you have the power to influence a lot of people—and that makes you important to anyone who answers to voters. Yes, you can lobby, but there are rules.

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Who's on board?

Why do your board members serve? What does your governance team need? Starting with new data on what drives board members, and featuring simple-but-powerful tools for organizing your board development strategy and getting your recruitment efforts underway, we provide a foolproof primer to help you get it right from the start.
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Building Momentum for Atlanta's Westside

In partnership with The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, GCN leads a three-year Westside Momentum process, providing this intensive learning, coaching and peer sharing experience to strengthen the nonprofits who are playing a primary role in revitalizing these historic comunities.
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Upcoming Events

11.28.17 | Online

GAgives on #GivingTuesday

Expanding the scope of our annual day of giving, we've united Georgia Gives Day—now known as GAgives—with the global #GivingTuesday movement. We’re honored to be joining more than 80 community campaigns across the United States, and participants in 98 countries, on November 28, 2017 for the sixth annual #GivingTuesday as GAgives on #GivingTuesday. Learn more.

11.29.17 | Brunswick

Community Event | Funder Roundtable

Come hear from a panel of local funders on their funding priorities and how to define, measure and evaluate your impact. Learn more.

11.30.17 | Brunswick

Community Event | Funder Roundtable

Come hear from a panel of local funders on their funding priorities and how to define, measure and evaluate your impact. Learn more.

12.12.17 | Atlanta

Certificate of Performance Management

NEW! Demonstrate organizational impact and return on investment to funders and donors, by writing, collecting, and using effective performance measures, with our four-part series. Learn more.

12.13.17 | Atlanta

How to Start a Nonprofit

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

1.09.18 | 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.

1.17.18 | Atlanta

Certificate of Nonprofit Leadership

Develop the fundamental skills of effective leaders to think and act strategically. Learn more.

1.18.18 | Atlanta

Certificate of Nonprofit Human Resource Management

A comprehensive but practical foundation across the major HR functions critical to any organization’s success. Learn more.

1.30.18 | Atlanta

Certificate of Fundraising | Capital Campaigns

Learn strategies for cultivating foundation and corporate relationships that translate into maximum funding to fuel your organization’s mission in this five-part series. Learn more.

2.01.18 | 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.

2.07.18 | Atlanta

Certificate of Fundraising | Introduction to Fundraising

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.

3.13.18 | Atlanta

Certificate of Nonprofit Volunteer Management

Discover the keys to effective volunteer recruitment, training, organization, and engagement in our 4-part series. Learn more.

3.14.18 | Atlanta

Intended Impact: What is your Theory of Change?

Intended Impact and Theory of Change provide the “north star” for organizations as they determine their outcomes and impact in the community. Learn more.

3.22.18 | Atlanta

Certificate of Fundraising | Event Management

Learn the tools and systems needed to create and execute successful fundraising events in this five-part series. Learn more.

3.27.18 | Atlanta

Certificate of Change Management

NEW! Lead to effectively drive positive change. A two-day series 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.

4.03.18 | Atlanta

Certificate of Nonprofit Marketing

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

4.11.18 | Atlanta

Certificate of Fundraising | Grant Management

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

4.18.18 | Atlanta

Certificate of Nonprofit Accounting

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

5.22.18 | Atlanta

Certificate of Performance Management

NEW! Demonstrate organizational impact and return on investment to funders and donors, by writing, collecting, and using effective performance measures, with our four-part series. Learn more.

6.13.18 | Atlanta

Certificate of Nonprofit Program Management

Our two-day series covers the essentials: community needs assessment, administration, roles and responsibilities, evaluation, budgeting, marketing, and funding. Learn more.