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Georgia Nonprofit NOW | Spring 2016

 

We’re spotlighting insights from GCN's first Nonprofit CEO Forum, where we shared new research on sector turnover and proven tactics for developing homegrown leaders. We also take a dive into our Nonprofit Consulting Group's process for Balanced Scorecard strategic planning, with testimony about the payoff from Community Assistance Center. Plus: collaboration secrets from "the largest peace-time mobilization in history," a Children's Healthcare of Atlanta campaign one hundred years in the making, the Frazer Center on diversifying board voices, and more.

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OPENING

Your new relationship with talent

The past decade has been a wild ride for any of us who rely on human resources to drive the mission. During the recession, nonprofit employers were flush with ready talent, from sector-switchers laid off at corporate operations to young graduates hungry for any job. Today, we face a talent war: As we lose people to retirement, for-profit competition, and entrepreneurial or free-agent alternatives, attracting and retaining top talent has never been such a challenge. 

 

HUMAN RESOURCES

Homegrown leaders: Why talent development is more crucial than ever, and what you can do about it

We’re sharing the latest research about nonprofit turnover, and a powerful, low-cost way to keep your talent engaged, in this report from GCN’s first Nonprofit CEO Forum. Plus: A powerful tool for mapping staff needs, a rundown of GCN’s talent development resources, and an introduction to our newest member series.

 

LEADERSHIP

The first mile and beyond: How The Task Force for Global Health addresses the greatest health needs of the world's poor

We spoke with Dr. Mark Rosenbery, CEO of Georgia's largest nonprofit, to find out how they managed the "largest peace-time mobilization in history," and why their powerful coalition-building methods keep them largely unknown in their own hometown. 

ADVOCACY

Members speak: Another year of pressing issues and policy solutions

Looking back at the legislative season just ended, we highlight three members whose work has helped inform, and enforce, public policy surrounding of-the-moment issues.

STRATEGY

The Balanced Scorecard effect: What a comprehensive approach to strategic planning can do

Reaching goals requires more than drive—it requires a map. Find out how GCN Nonprofit Consulting plots that course using a customized Balanced Scorecard framework, and what the Community Assistance Center gained from the process. 

A Planning Reboot at Community Assistance Center

CAC's ED and board chair reflect on the experience of applying the Balanced Scorecard approach to their new five-year strategic plan.

 

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Celebrating the past with purpose: Children's Healthcare kick-starts a second century of service

Lessons learned from a year-long outreach campaign that used organizational artifacts and personal stories to introduce Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to a new generation of potential patients and supporters.

BOARDS & GOVERNANCE

Bringing new voices to your board

When making big decisions, are you sure you have all the right voices in the room? Why board diversity matters, and what the Frazer Center is doing to prepare under-represented populations for board service.