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Coastal Membership

What makes Georgia communities thrive? The answer is at the heart of GCN’s work: it drives our strategy and programs. We know that when nonprofits get smarter, stronger, and more sustainable, bigger results happen.

Through a rich mix of GCN membership programs, resources, and initiatives, we can help your nonprofit develop leaders at all levels, build strategy, generate resources, and leverage the potential to network and collaborate for greater impact. Together, we can Ignite Possible.

HOW TO JOIN: Contact Membership Director Reggie Seay at [email protected] or 678.916.3019. 

HOW TO GET HELP: If your organization needs consulting or help with strategic planning, board development, or fundraising, contact GCN's coast manager Elizabeth Runkle at [email protected] or 678-916-3079.


We inform and inspire.

Member-exclusive events throughout the year bring the GCN community together with thought leaders and content experts to spark new ideas and fresh thinking. Members are invited to a series of hands-on workshops, interactive webinar events, and roundtables with funding leaders, all focused on sharing knowledge and expanding connections. Explore past event highlights.

Through an array of digital resources including monthly content in our digital member publication, Georgia Nonprofit NOW, along with our This Month @ GCN enewsletter, topic briefings, original research, and extensive online resources and tools – accessible exclusively to our members  we share the latest trends and best practices to support your work. 

“GCN has helped us build our brand and connect with the nonprofit community.”

–Leslie Hartman, Executive Director, Safe Harbor Children's Center

We develop leaders.

Through our Nonprofit University and Nonprofit Consulting Group, GCN continues to build on our commitment to provide leadership development, at all levels, to help ensure sustainability and maximize impact. Exclusive to GCN members: Access365, a remarkable opportunity for unlimited access to NU's entire core curriculum and certificate programs by your staff and board – all for one low price. Learn more about Access365.

We connect communities.

The GCN community brings together our 1,200 member organizations – including over 5,000 professionals around the state – with peers, thought leaders, sector experts, along with GCN’s corporate, foundation and government partners, to learn and network, expand dialogue and spur collaboration. Meet our partners.

Through initiatives like GCN’s Momentum process, and our partnerships with leading funders like The Home Depot Foundation, HealthCare Atlanta, and many others.

“GCN provides us with networking opportunities to strengthen our relationship with other members in the community.”

–Valerise Crumpton, Executive Director,  Interntaional Seafarers' Center

We build awareness and support for nonprofits.

Through our annual GAgives on #GivingTuesday initiative, we are building a powerful giving movement for our state—raising public awareness of the work and worth of the sector, activating individual donors, and building partnerships that span all sectors.

We speak up for your interests. 

GCN is a powerful voice for the nonprofit sector in the local, state and federal legislative process. You can count on us to keep you informed and to lobby in support of policies that strengthen nonprofits, such as GCN’s ongoing leadership in working to maintain vital nonprofit tax exemptions.  Learn more about our policy leadership.



  • Member learning and networking events throughout the year. 
  • Member-exclusive access to GCN’s full array of online resources, original research, toolkits and webinars
  • Subscription for your staff and board members to Georgia Nonprofit NOW, GCN’s digital publication.
  • Significant cost-saving opportunities on Nonprofit University trainings and 
    Work for Good job postings.
  • Consultations on insurance and risk management with our team expert. Contact us today