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Georgia Nonprofit NOW | Summer 2014

 

 

In our first annual IDEAS Issue, NOW celebrates the ingenuity of our members, partners, and friends with a look at their most innovative work. Check out 39 breakout approaches covering every aspect of nonprofit management, from strategic planning to marketing, program expansion to data management, as well as partnerships, rebranding, mobilizing volunteers, and more. Plus: a discussion with Center for Civil and Human Rights CEO Doug Shipman on a decade of planning and shepherding a vision, and 2014 AFP Outstanding Fundraising Professional Eileen Heisman on upcoming developments in philanthropy. 

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OPENING

Navigating Your Leadership Journey

Leadership, like innovation, is hard to learn and hard to teach. GCN President and CEO Karen Beavor reminds us that there is no perfect leadership: there is only change and how you respond to it.

 

IDEAS 2014

IDEAS: Georgia Nonprofit Innovation at Work

In our first annual IDEAS Issue, NOW celebrates the ingenuity of our members, partners, and friends with a look at their most innovative work. Check out 39 breakout approaches covering every aspect of nonprofit management, from strategic planning to marketing, program expansion to data management, as well as partnerships, rebranding, mobilizing volunteers, and more. Plus: a primer on social enterprise and innovative ways 13 GCN members are using it as a funding mechanism for their nonprofits.

IDEAS 2014

Getting Unstuck with Design Thinking

How do 54 of Georgia’s top nonprofit leaders come together to brainstorm ideas and develop workable solutions for real-world nonprofit challenges—in a single afternoon? With the Design Thinking process, as demonstrated in a recent  “Collective Solutions” workshop led by GCN in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation.

LEADERSHIP

Ten Years on the Right Path:
Creating The Center for Civil and Human Rights

CEO Doug Shipman navigated a decade of planning, campaigning, compromise, and construction before opening The Center for Civil and Human Rights this past July. In this conversation with GCN President and CEO Karen Beavor, Shipman reveals what it takes to stay focused and adaptable during the long journey from idea to reality.

DEVELOPMENT & FUNDRAISING

Top Fundraiser Eileen Heisman: $4 billion (and counting)

National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) is one of the largest grantmaking organizations in the nation, having given away $2 billion on behalf of individual donors, and managing another $2.1 billion in private assets. In this interview, NPT President and CEO Eileen Heisman talks about the “donor-advised funds” gaining popularity among major donors, how to tap into the next generation of supporters, and where to look for the next big developments in fundraising and philanthropy.