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Southface: Building a Movement

Since its inception in 1978, Southface, an organization dedicated to promoting sustainable homes, workplaces and communities, has become the leading voice of sustainability in, and beyond, the Southeast. 

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Our Economic Impact, by the Numbers

GCN’s latest research report, The Economic Impact of Georgia’s Nonprofit Sector, quantifies our sector’s powerful and growing contribution to the overall health of our economy. Georgia’s nonprofits bring...

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How to navigate a budget shortfall

The great recession has had vast, and, in many cases, lingering effects on the overall economy and on the nonprofit sector. As such, many nonprofits are faced with rarely experienced circumstances. One such circumstance is the budget shortfall. A...

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The Sector is Big, but Are We Strong?

The sheer size of the nonprofit sector suggests that it should be highly influential. So why is it then, in recent decades, with rare exception, nonprofits have failed to win on major issues in the public interest such as strong gun control...

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5 vital ingredients for effective strategic planning

Consider each one as vital to your strategic planning process and I assure you it will improve your outcomes. How you apply these principles varies based on several factors, including the size and scope of your organization.

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How to Get Donors to Vote for You

Every nonprofit has its own approach to sustainable solvency. In some cases, there is a wide base of support with many sources providing for the annual fund. Another approach is fewer but larger supporters, who often provide multi-year...

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The New Frontiers of Philanthropy

There is a revolution emerging in philanthropy—a subtle revolution involving new actors and tools that  is underway on the frontiers of traditional philanthropy.

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Building and Engaging an "A-Team"

GCN convened a panel of recognized community leaders as part of the Nonprofit CEO Peerspectives program at the Federal Reserve Bank of Georgia on April 17 to discuss "Selling Your Organization to Attract 'A' Player Board Members...

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