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Your all-in-one talent management solution from GCN

Exclusively for member nonprofits, our Nonprofit University + ThinkHR Subscription delivers year-round professional development and training for your team; unlimited on-call support from certified HR pros; and interactive HR and talent compliance tools.

 

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First-hand tips for a data-first approach

Two years into a new process for measuring outcomes and making decisions, the CEO of The Gathering Place has ten tips for any organization seeking a data-based solution for better planning, growing, and communicating their impact.

 

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What the watchdogs see

As scrutiny of nonprofits intensifies, it’s critical to understand the agencies keeping tabs on the sector. Two experts from Mauldin & Jenkins detail the priorities of these watchdogs, and how to satisfy them, in this member event recap.

 

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A benefit that pays back: Financial planning for your people

Nonprofit employers need cost-friendly ways to retain talent, and we could all use help offsetting salaries that continually fall behind those in other sectors. Senior Consultant Mary Bear Hughes explores a compelling solution to both challenges: personal financial planning tools.

 

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The work-life balance formula that actually works

Too often, faulty math keeps us from realizing the goal of simultaneously fulfilling work- and home-lives. Correcting the equation is easier than you think: It all comes down to quality over quantity.

 

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How can your organization become the workplace of choice?

The demand for fulfilling, purpose-driven careers is growing – and yet, mission-driven employers must contend for top talent in a highly competitive hiring environment. This new report from GCN's own Work for Good, based on our recent survey of nonprofit pros, delivers first-hand testimony and sound methods for attracting, engaging, and retaining your greatest assets: talented employees eager to make a difference.

 

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How “doable” is your job? What the workload means for your legacy

If you’re an overloaded executive, you’re ensuring a rocky transition for anyone who steps into the role after you. With this advice from GCN executive search expert Mary Hughes, you can rethink your position to better serve the organization’s future – and your own.

 

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Our annual IDEAS showcase, celebrating sector innovation

Learn about the innovative advances of GCN members and partners: the practices and strategies that are multiplying impact, sharpening talent, leveraging supporters, and demonstrating exactly why we’re needed on the front lines of Georgia’s most pressing challenges.

 

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Upcoming Events

2.21.19 | Atlanta

Member Webinar | 8 Key Trends that Will Transform the Social Sector in the Next Decade

Learn about the top forces influencing nonprofits now and in the future to inform current strategies, feed SWOT efforts, and launch important discussions within your organization. Learn more.

2.27.19 | Atlanta

DOING LAB | Write the Talent Development Plan

In this hands-on 2-session Lab, write a plan to keep their most essential employees engaged and on-board, build a stronger and more capable team, and find the talent you need. Learn more.

2.28.19 | Atlanta

How to Start a Nonprofit

This evening workshop covers the essentials to get your nonprofit off to a strong start. Learn more.

3.07.19 | Atlanta

DOING LAB | Write the Annual Development Plan

Write a 12-month development plan for fundraising, donor engagement, social media, and your annual appeal in this 2-session Lab. Learn more.

3.13.19 | Atlanta

Nonprofit Compliance

With requirements that seem to constantly change and the emergence of “watchdogs” that have become sources of information for prospective donors, it is vital for your organization to stay in the know. This daylong session will help you achieve your financial goals through compliance, transparency, and reputability. Learn more.

3.13.19 | Atlanta

Certificate of Nonprofit Facilities Management

Learn how to plan, renovate, and maintain your facilities in this five-part series, presented by facilitators from the Atlanta Chapter of International Facility Management Association (IFMA). Learn more.

3.19.19 | Atlanta

Certificate of Nonprofit Social Media

Rapidly advance your understanding of social media practices for nonprofits, building a broad foundation and focused expertise in topics like advertising and analytics. Learn more.

3.26.19 | Atlanta

Certificate of Change Management

NEW! Lead to effectively drive positive change. A two-day series overview of change management theory and strategies for driving a change process, managing resistance to change, and helping others more effectively support your agenda for change. Learn more.

3.28.19 | Atlanta

How to Start a Nonprofit

This evening workshop covers the essentials to get your nonprofit off to a strong start. Learn more.

4.02.19 | Atlanta

Finance for the Nonfinancial Manager

Learn to read and understand financial statements, budgets, cash flow projects and what these tools tell you about your programs and organization. Learn more.

4.10.19 | Atlanta

Certificate of Nonprofit Accounting

Prepare for growth in the financial management role through this comprehensive 5-part series. Learn more.

4.16.19 | Atlanta

Member Event | Developing a strategic plan that works for your organization

Join GCN Senior Consultant Elizabeth Runkle to learn about different approaches to strategic planning, how to select the approach that is best fit for your organization, and the implementation plans that ensure successful execution. Learn more.

4.17.19 | Atlanta

Advanced Nonprofit Board Leadership Clinic

An evening forum for nonprofit executives and board members: Explore the best practices that drive exceptional governance, and receive an individualized assessment of your board. Learn more.

4.25.19 | Atlanta

How to Start a Nonprofit

This evening workshop covers the essentials to get your nonprofit off to a strong start. Learn more.

5.02.19 | Atlanta

DOING LAB | Write the Strategic Plan

In this 4-session team-based Lab, you’ll create a strategic plan with a complete environmental scan, at least three goals, and associated objectives. In the end, you’ll take away a draft that you can present to the board for adoption, and a roadmap to achieving organizational priorities that you can share with your funders and donors. Learn more.

6.07.19 | Atlanta

All Together Now: Internal Communications at Your Organization

How do you get messages out to staff, volunteers, board, and other people working to fulfill your mission? This class will ensure you are clearly conveying information to the right people, in the right format, at the right time. Learn more.

6.13.19 | Atlanta

DOING LAB | Write the Marketing Plan

Write the plan you need to raise awareness, attract clients, find donors, and get the word out about your organization. Learn more.

6.20.19 | Atlanta

Certificate of Nonprofit Volunteer Management

Discover the keys to effective volunteer recruitment, training, organization, and engagement in our 4-part series. Learn more.

6.20.19 | Atlanta

How to Start a Nonprofit

This evening workshop covers the essentials to get your nonprofit off to a strong start. Learn more.

7.11.19 | Atlanta

DOING LAB | Write the Annual Development Plan

Write a 12-month development plan for fundraising, donor engagement, social media, and your annual appeal in this 2-session Lab. Learn more.

8.08.19 | Atlanta

DOING LAB | Write the Talent Development Plan

In this hands-on 2-session Lab, write a plan to keep their most essential employees engaged and on-board, build a stronger and more capable team, and find the talent you need. Learn more.

8.14.19 | Atlanta

Certificate of Fundraising | Grant Management

Go beyond the basics to learn how to not only write compelling proposals but create a powerful grant management system. Learn more.

8.15.19 | Atlanta

DOING LAB | Write the Business Plan for Social Enterprise

Interested in starting a social enterprise or seeing if your idea could be the next great social enterprise? Learn more.

8.15.19 | Atlanta

DOING LAB | Write the Strategic Plan

In this 4-session team-based Lab, you’ll create a strategic plan with a complete environmental scan, at least three goals, and associated objectives. In the end, you’ll take away a draft that you can present to the board for adoption, and a roadmap to achieving organizational priorities that you can share with your funders and donors. Learn more.

8.29.19 | Atlanta

How to Start a Nonprofit

This evening workshop covers the essentials to get your nonprofit off to a strong start. Learn more.

9.17.19 | Atlanta

Certificate of Change Management

NEW! Lead to effectively drive positive change. A two-day series overview of change management theory and strategies for driving a change process, managing resistance to change, and helping others more effectively support your agenda for change. Learn more.

9.19.19 | Atlanta

How to Start a Nonprofit

This evening workshop covers the essentials to get your nonprofit off to a strong start. Learn more.

10.07.19 | Atlanta

How to Start a Nonprofit

This evening workshop covers the essentials to get your nonprofit off to a strong start. Learn more.

10.29.19 | Atlanta

Certificate of Nonprofit Human Resource Management

Designed for organizations of all sizes, this four-part series focuses on human resources practices critical to success, delivering a comprehensive, practical foundation for the HR professional. Learn more.

11.07.19 | Atlanta

DOING LAB | Write the Marketing Plan

Write the plan you need to raise awareness, attract clients, find donors, and get the word out about your organization. Learn more.

11.19.19 | Atlanta

DOING LAB | Write the Business Plan for Social Enterprise

Interested in starting a social enterprise or seeing if your idea could be the next great social enterprise? Learn more.

12.03.19 | Atlanta

DOING LAB | Write the Annual Development Plan

Write a 12-month development plan for fundraising, donor engagement, social media, and your annual appeal in this 2-session Lab. Learn more.

12.05.19 | Atlanta

How to Start a Nonprofit

This evening workshop covers the essentials to get your nonprofit off to a strong start. Learn more.