GCN is home to a number of ongoing special initiatives. These projects further expand the capacity of nonprofits throughout Georgia by encouraging strategic planning and collaborations, raising the profile of the work and worth of the nonprofit sector, and accelerating organizational impact through executive development. Below, learn more about our current special initiatives.
Since 2012, the GCN-led Georgia Gives Day has accomplished something much more than the millions raised by nonprofits across the state: it has proven the power of partnership through a massive collaboration between nonprofits, foundations, companies, government, and individuals who care. In our 2017 evolution to GAgives on #GivingTuesday, we continue to support the growth of this powerful annual giving movement in Georgia.
To support nonprofits addressing complex issues in communities around the state, GCN developed Momentum. The first and largest project of its kind in Georgia, this innovative process, based on extensive research, focuses on transforming the way nonprofits manage and sustain higher performance levels over time, while catalyzing communities of peer leaders to cooperatively tackle large and complex problems in their community. Momentum was first introduced on Georgia's southern coast, and expanded to cohorts in Albany, Augusta, Macon, and Savannah.
A collaboration between The Bridgespan Group and the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Leading for Impact—Atlanta (LFI) is a two-year program with a dual focus on executive team development and on the completion of two customized, team-led projects on priority issues. LFI accelerates organizational impact and executive team development, and does so with a select group of nonprofit leaders.