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CEO Forum

At GCN, we’re always looking for new ways to support every nonprofit’s journey to become a high-performing organization, using surveys, focus groups, and interviews to identify your most pressing needs, and what’s needed to fulfill them. One gap we hear about repeatedly: A lack of opportunities for chief executives to connect and discuss the real-world, real-time issues facing them. To answer that call, we created the CEO Forum.

Our informal advisory board of member CEOs helps us develop a new opportunity for addressing individual challenges together. The result is two annual CEO Forum programs, held in the spring and fall, convening peer-led presentations and discussions that assess where we stand as a community, share what we’re doing successfully, and answer questions about immediate needs.

Recent CEO Forums have included:

  • Strategic Partnerships & Collaborations 2.0
  • Leading a Multigenerational and Multicultural Workforce
  • Board Engagement: The Hype and the Reality
  • Federal and State Policy Briefing
  • Building Your Talent Pipeline

We’re excited to build momentum, and ensure the series maintains its vitality, by asking you to co-create the program along with us. We invite GCN member CEOs to take our CEO Topic Survey, focusing on five areas of leadership, and let us know what you’d most like to learn about. The more specific you can be, the better: Along with our steering committee, we’ll develop programs that speaks directly to your priorities.

To learn more about the CEO Forum and the many benefits of GCN Membership, please contact our team at [email protected] or call 678.916.3080.


We'd love to hear your input to guide development of this new member-exclusive series. Take our CEO Forum Survey here.


Sara Berney
Executive Director
Wholesome Wave Georgia

Miriam Bruns
Executive Director
German Cultural Center of Atlanta

Donna Davidson
President & Chief Executive Officer
Easter Seals North Georgia

Jennifer Dwyer McEwen
Managing Director
True Colors Theatre Company

Tyese Lawyer
President & Chief Executive Officer
Our House

Paige McKay Kubik
Executive Director
Frazer Center

Sandra Mullins
Chief Executive Officer
Care and Counseling Center of Georgia

Kim Nolte
President & Chief Executive Officer

Steve Palmer
Executive Director
The Cottage School

Heather Rowles
Executive Director
Multi-Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC)

Rachel Spears
Executive Director
Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta