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Resiliency to Recovery Planning Cohorts FAQ

What are Resiliency to Recovery Planning Cohorts?

Think of Resiliency to Recovery as a way to recast your strategy to reflect your organization's new reality – whether that means you're facing revenue increases and new demands, seeking strategies for a year of reduced revenues, or any other scenario. Through this program, GCN consultants will lead your organization and a small cohort of other organizations through a process for reconsidering your revenue, metrics, and strategies, then realigning your resources accordingly.

Your new strategic approach will be crafted using a method called RISE. The four pillars that make up RISE are:

  • Reality and revenue analysis
  • Innovation and impact analysis
  • Strategy development; and
  • Execution toward success.

How much is it?

Organizations that qualify for subsidies will pay no more than 25% of the full fee:

  • $312.50 for organizations with budgets under $1 million, and
  • $500 for those with budgets over $1 million.
  • Organizations with budgets of under $500K may qualify for special funding.

Non-subsidized organizations:

$1,250 for organizations with budgets under $1 million

$2,000 for organizations with budgets over $1 million

Available subsidies (watch for updates!):

  • Serving the Augusta area, including Burke, Columbia, Glascock, Jefferson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, and Wilkes Counties in Georgia, and Aiken, Edgefield, and McCormick Counties in South Carolina; OR
  • Working in housing, health, education, or reentry, and serving African American communities in Metro Atlanta; OR
  • Serving Brantley, Camden, or Glynn Counties in Georgia.

What is involved?

Cohort participants are organized into groups of five organizations each. The process takes place over 8 to 12 weeks, centering around:

  • Four 90-minute online sessions bringing together the five-member cohort
  • Two individual consulting engagements, and
  • Between-session “homework” (90 minutes to 3 hours).

In each cohort session, GCN consultants will introduce you to tools and help you create the framework for your Resiliency Roadmap. Though most groups report spending no more than 3 hours per week total to complete the program, participants should plan to spend between 90 minutes and 3 hours between each session working with tools and templates provided. Consulting engagements will be used to review and facilitate your decisions.

What will my organization get?

A full understanding of what it will take to be sustainable and what you need to do to work towards recovery, including:

  • Guidance and tools for making realistic decisions, now and in the future
  • Resiliency Roadmap strategies for sustaining the organization 
  • A plan for executing your Roadmap and adapting with confidence as things continue to change; and
  • Opportunities to innovate and collaborate for sustained and expanded impact.

What are the criteria for participation?

To join, your nonprofit must have been operating for at least two years, and have:

What is covered in each session?

See our session summary page for the full program schedule.


More questions? Reach out to our team at [email protected] or 678-916-3082.

Cohorts are currently being organized, and start dates are rolling. To be considered for the April cohort, you must apply by March 12.

Cohorts are currently being organized, and start dates are rolling. To be considered for the April cohort, you must apply by March 12.


Find the program overview here, and check the session summaries page for more details.

More than 100 groups have participated, and are telling us that the tools and the processes they've learned are helping them plan during a time of continued uncertainty.

More questions? Reach out to our team at [email protected] or 678-916-3082.