Among several actions recommended to address the issues holding back the sector back from reaching its full potential was the formation of the Nonprofit Resource Center (NRC). The NRC was envisioned as a hub for information, tools, and resources that would help people working in Atlanta’s nonprofits address management issues, slow the duplication of efforts, and help the funding community understand what capital requests were planned for upcoming years.
Staffed by a half-time administrator, the NRC operated for 10 years under the wing of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. In 1998, it split from the foundation and incorporated under the name of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN).
Since that time, GCN has expanded its geographic reach throughout Georgia, and its influence throughout the U.S. as a nationally recognized solutions provider for nonprofit capacity-building.
Our work revolves around four primary areas of focus:
Within these areas of focus, GCN designs and curates a mix of unique capacity-building solutions tailored to help nonprofits maximize their impact. These solutions are delivered through:
To that end, we work proactively with our members across the state to influence legislation regarding issues important to nonprofits’ work and community impact; we convene leaders across sectors to catalyze collaboration, understanding, and engagement; and we conduct research that increases the sector’s capabilities while informing investors from the private sector and government agencies.