A record-breaking third Georgia Gives Day!

GCN President and CEO Karen Beavor reports on a record-breaking Georgia Gives Day 2014 in this letter to the nonprofit and philanthropic communities, released on...

The Georgia Center for Nonprofits recognizes the critical role of nonprofits to thriving communities and that is why we feel so strongly about bringing greater public awareness to their work and worth. Georgia Gives Day is our beacon call for people in communities across the state to join us in our work and help raise needed resources to accomplish it. 

39 Days of IDEAS | Day 21: Giving teens a hand in everything

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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One nonprofit realized offering teens leadership positions in the organization (in addition to serving them through innovative programs) was a win-win situation, providing teens with...

"When teens lead, teens succeed,” said Susan Landrum, manager of development and outreach at VOX Teen Communications, summing up their approach to youth development through writing and publishing programs.

39 Days of IDEAS | Day 19: On-boarding young voices

One Georgia nonprofit is bringing in new voices with its Junior Board, allowing seven young Georgians the opportunity to exercise their own leadership, volunteerism and...

The idea for the Junior Board of Directors at Hemophilia of Georgia arose in a strategic planning meeting just two years ago. Today, its seven members are working hard to raise awareness of the disorder and support HoG’s work by planning fundraisers, recruiting volunteers, working at events, and representing HoG in their communities.

39 Days of IDEAS | Day 16: Joining forces to form a top nonprofit

Effective July 1, Literacy Action merged with Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta. “By bringing together the two largest literacy organizations in the Southeast, we’re becoming one of the...

According to Dickson, the merger idea was tossed between the two well-established organizations for “at least 15 years.” Finally, “both boards felt the time was right: the resources were there, the leadership was there, the momentum and rationale were strong.”



39 Days of IDEAS | Day 15: Mapping community need and nonprofit capacity

GCN and the Peyton Anderson Foundation teamed up to study the needs of low-income residents in Macon and surrounding Bibb County, and assess the sector’s...

This past year, GCN and the Peyton Anderson Foundation teamed up to study the needs of low-income residents in Macon and surrounding Bibb County, and assess the sector’s ability to meet them. The process began by identifying more than 200 area nonprofits, followed by focus groups, in-depth data collection, and analysis, which was used to quantify issues, assess capacity, and find both duplications and gaps in services.