As the state association for the sector, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) champions nonprofits in the halls of government by establishing and leveraging relationships with policymakers, empowering individuals and organizations to engage with officials, and lifting up the voices of sector professionals.
GCN believes that nonprofits are a cornerstone of civic inclusion. Dedicated entirely to putting shared values into action, they represent a major conduit for the will of the people and a community asset worth preserving, protecting, and advancing.
Our members provide vital support to this effort by contributing data, ground-level expertise, and community reach. If your nonprofit hasn’t already, you can help our push to strengthen the Georgia sector by becoming a member.
Looking for partners in your own advocacy efforts? Check this list of local cause-specific coalitions.
GCN’s advocacy resource collection includes instructions for contacting policymakers, a list of local and national advocacy groups to partner with, legal do’s and don’ts, insight from sector peers, and more.
GCN’s top priority as an advocate is to identify and promote policies that support and advance the nonprofit sector, including:
To accomplish this, GCN is working continuously to:
October 24, 2020. The updated Heroes Act was passed last night by the U.S. House of Representatives and is now headed to the Senate for approval. Though a bipartisan deal is still being negotiated, it deserves the sector’s vigorous support. Read more
March 25, 2020. Congress is about to vote on emergency COVID-19 relief legislation containing significant aid for nonprofit organizations, including emergency loans and payroll advances, employee retention tax credits, and a temporary universal charitable deduction. Read more
March 23, 2020. Negotiations are stalled on the Senate version of a third COVID-19 relief package. The nonprofit sector is asking for $60B in critical support for the third-largest employer in the nation, encompassing 10 percent of all private workforce in Georgia. Read more
March 2, 2020. SB 373, clean-up legislation for nonprofits under the Business Judgment Rule, is on the Senate calendar today. Please reach out to your senators now and ask for support. Read more
February 19, 2020. Right now, nonprofit board members have a different threshold of personal liability than their for-profit counterparts. We are asking you to support SB 373, establishing the same “gross negligence” standard across sectors. Read more