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Georgia Nonprofit NOW | Winter 2017


In this issue: Of-the-moment testimony on nonprofit-grantmaker relationships, the dynamics of diverse workplaces, collaborative leadership, and fulfilling professional potential, demonstrating how GCN works to educate every sector stakeholder through a community of learning. Plus: the urgent challenge for sector advocacy, a conversation with Ambassador Andrew Young, the Georgia Gives Day results you made possible, and more.

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Taking stock, staying true.

As one year turns to the next, GCN President and CEO Karen Beavor considers a widespread atmosphere of uncertainty, and the need for nonprofits to stick together, stand by their values, and keep working for the greater good.



Impressions in grantmaking: Our third Taking Measure survey of foundations and nonprofits

What we learned from our latest statewide survey on grantmaker-grantee relations, priorities, and expectations for the past year and the next, as presented by the Woodruff Foundation’s Erik Johnson and a panel of foundation and nonprofit heads.


How to lead a diverse team? Systematically.

Lessons from a discussion at our recent Member CEO Forum led by Dr. Peter Topping of Emory’s Goizueta Business School, examining the unique challenges and outsized potential of a diverse workforce. Plus: Three nonprofit directors reveal their tactics for making diversity work.


Sharing as survival, capitalism as public purpose: Ambassador Andrew Young on a lifetime of giving back

Former Atlanta mayor and Ambassador Andrew Young shares his thoughts on giving back, the future of his foundation, and what led him to become one of Georgia’s, and the nation’s, most prominent philanthropists and public servants, in conversation with GCN’s Sir José Bright.


A unified voice for Georgia nonprofits

How GCN stands for public policy that helps preserve, protect, and advance the nonprofit sector, with a rundown of organizations you can look to for information about – and ways to take part in – ongoing campaigns to effect legislation.


Rising on the Westside: IBM invests in community-wide solutions

A report from IBM Impact Grants, GCN’s partner in Momentum: Westside, on their work helping unite a network of Atlanta nonprofits, and lessons from the collaborative leadership workshop they recently facilitated for members of the cohort. 


The HPDL advantage: Three EDs who turned their aspirations into action

Three graduates of GCN’s High Potential Diverse Leaders program speak about the role of our unique training experience in equipping them to pursue, secure, and thrive in a top leadership position. 


Georgia Gives Day 2016

Our official infographic testifying to another successful Georgia Gives Day, which inspired state residents to break their previous one-day giving record and delivered $3.9 million to Georgia’s nonprofits.