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Georgia Nonprofit NOW | Winter 2013


We kick off 2013 with a broad look at ways to attract, retain, and develop your volunteer corp; critical results from our Metro Atlanta Veterans’ Services Research Project; and interviews with three freshly-minted CEOs, including Woodruff Arts Center’s Virginia Hepner, on leading through transition. Plus: sector luminary Ann Cramer on Corporate Social Responsibility and her post-retirement plans; profiles of four award-winning, high-performance nonprofits; and more.

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Serving Our Vets
New research from GCN and The Home Depot Foundation looks at the challenges facing Georgia’s veteran population, and where nonprofits can step in to better help them with the difficult transition back to civilian life.




Leading through Transition
Freshly-minted CEOs at three member nonprofits talk with GCN’s Cindy Cheatham about the challenges of leadership in transition, and the lessons they’ve learned from their latest big promotion. Featuring: Dr. Ike Reighard of MUST Ministries, Dana Johnson of Atlanta Center for Self-Sufficiency, and Virginia Hepner of Woodruff Arts Center.


Building Your Corps
Volunteering is on the rebound. Our close look at a few members’ volunteer programs shows you how building your volunteer corps is a matter of understanding volunteers’ need for meaningful experiences.


Building a Giving Movement
On December 6, 2012, GCN launched the first-ever Georgia Gives Day and began building a powerful new kind of giving movement for our state's nonprofits. Our infographic presents year one highlights by the numbers.



Four Stories of High Performance
What makes a high-performing nonprofit tick? GCN and the Home Depot Foundation started the Nonprofit Impact Awards to help answer that question, by recognizing and sharing industry best practices. Inside, we brief you on four of the latest winners, showcasing victories of scale, innovation, awareness, and collaboration.


Ann Cramer, Pioneer of Corporate Citizenship
Corporate Social Responsibility guru Ann Cramer shares her thoughts on the field she helped found, how IBM tackles problems in its community, and the next step of her journey with the sector.