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Georgia Nonprofit NOW | Summer 2013


In this season’s edition, find our insightful, expert guide to smart human resources practices; the secrets of MedShare’s leadership transition success; and Allen Proctor’s money-making model for money-losing operations (i.e., every nonprofit fulfilling its mission). Plus: a conversation with Atlanta Ballet’s CEO and board chair, Alicia Philipp on grantmaking and new projects from The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, the Momentum initiative’s impact on the lower coast, and more.

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Engage, Advocate, Advance: A Challenge

Do we want to lead the way, or do we want to learn about the fate of our cause on the evening news? GCN CEO Karen Beavor challenges nonprofits to step up.




Who’s Next?

New GCN research reveals that most nonprofits aren't ready to replace their leaders, even as grantmaker demand for succession planning grows.




How to Find, Prepare, Grow, and Engage Your People

The most important part of keeping nonprofit employees productive and happy? Engagement. With help from GCN consultants and our original Opportunity Knocks research, we show you how good HR practices drive engagement, along with strategies for hiring right every time and retaining next-generation talent.


On-Boarding Your New CEO

The president and the board vice chair of MedShare explain how they get new leaders into the game, and keep them there, with a smart "on-boarding" plan.


How Allen Proctor’s Grid Will Revolutionize Your Nonprofit

Do you make money the old-fashioned way? Author and national nonprofit consultant Allen Proctor thinks you should be—with a profit-making social enterprise. Check out his "dual-business model" for a helpful new take on sustainability.



Alicia Philipp, Working at the Nexus of Nonprofits and Philanthropy

The president of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta shares her thoughts on grantmaking trends, what state legislators need to hear from the sector, exciting new CFGA initiatives, and more.


Building Momentum for Georgia’s Nonprofits

Six nonprofits and two funders testify to the powerful mix of training, networking, and custom coaching known as Momentum. Find out how GCN's two-year program is transforming the cause community on the southern Coast.


Leadership Pas de Deux at Atlanta Ballet

How to develop trust, why to ignore the hierarchy, and the smart new practice that's resolving disagreements almost before they happen: the ED and board chair of Atlanta Ballet discuss the secrets to their successful working relationship.


What Happened at the Gold Dome

The General Assembly approved a $19.9 billion budget, new protections for old gifts, and a sales tax exemption for food banks. Find out which was vetoed by Gov. Deal, and more, in our roundup.