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Georgia Nonprofit NOW | Fall 2016


Come Together: That’s how Georgia’s nonprofits, philanthropies, and corporate partners achieve breakthrough results on Georgia Gives Day and throughout the year—with help from GCN’s training and sector-building efforts, as featured in our latest issue.

Find out about the tactics of top Gives Day earners, the solutions our grantmaking partners are investing in across the state, and the practical benefits of succession planning. Plus: A fundraiser’s successful organization-wide makeover, lessons in cooperative leadership from one of the two EDs at Trees Atlanta, and a sampling of the advice now available through Work for Good—our re-envisioned national hiring and career resource—as well as the latest community news and what's ahead at GCN.


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A better term for togetherness.

In principle, everyone wants to collaborate. But the reality of today’s funding model puts many nonprofits in competition with the organizations best suited to collaborate with them – even, at times, the very foundations and government entities that support them.  


The big thinking behind small-town philanthropy: How three grantmakers are investing across Georgia

The unique challenges faced by communities outside Georgia’s urban center require more than funding for individual organizations – leading foundations to forge all-in solutions connecting nonprofits, businesses, and local institutions in networks capable of expanding resources and maintaining impact.


Strategies to maximize your Georgia Gives Day campaign

A tip-filled dispatch from our 2016 kick-off event, where some of our frontline participants and partners gave more than a hundred nonprofit pros critical insight into making the most of our state’s biggest day of giving.


A fundraiser's guide to cultural revolution: How teamwork and relationship building basics sparked a revenue renaissance

The top development officer at Moving in the Spirit chronicles her journey establishing an organization-wide commitment to fundraising, outlining the tools that have given every staff and board member an active role in generating revenue.


A healthy transition: Twin Cedars readies for succession, now and in the future

Facing their organization’s first executive director transition, founding ED Mike Angstadt and Board President Cathy Smith helped their 200-person operation adapt, using close communication, a new approach to professional development, and more.


Not so lonely at the top: Lessons from a co-executive director

After five years leading in tandem with Greg Levine, Trees Atlanta Co-ED Connie Veates reports on the advantages of a dual-leadership model, and the conditions that make it a success. 


Straight from the pros: How to attract and engage talent

Sample our expanding collection of hiring and career insight, including interviews with nonprofit HR leaders and advice from top experts, in this roundup from our newly-launched Work for Good job board and employer resource.