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Georgia Nonprofit NOW | IDEAS Summer 2017


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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Prepping for the evolution of nonprofit work

As a part of our mission, GCN is constantly monitoring the forces exerting pressure on nonprofits – forces both threatening and promising. Here, GCN CEO Karen Beavor shares three of the big forces that we see changing the skills our people will need in the future.



In the fourth edition of our annual showcase, we’re looking again at the ways GCN members and partners are deepening, broadening, and bettering their work, while blazing a trail for change- makers in all sectors, at every level.


Keeping the trust: What CSR means at American Express

As president of the American Express Foundation and head of CSR at the financial services giant, Timothy McClimon knows why philanthropy is becoming increasingly important for employee engagement, investor relations, and customer loyalty.


Asking for more: Perspectives on major gifts

Because every major gift takes major work – six to 24 months of it – GCN Senior Consultant Dennis Hanthorn sat down with three seasoned development pros to discuss the process, including courting and research, a well-practiced ask, and inspirational stewardship.


Another sampling of the insight contributed to our national nonprofit talent resource by sector thinkers like Beth Kanter and Vu Le, organizations like The Task Force for Global Health and DoSomething.org (New York’s no. 1 nonprofit to work for), and more.