Nonprofit Voice | Building new lives for our veterans

Monday, August 22, 2016
| by Guest Contributor |

In his speech at Atlanta’s Disabled Veterans Convention on August 1, President Obama declared, “We've helped bring tens of thousands of veterans off the streets, but we're not slowing down," because “every single veteran matters.” HomeAid Atlanta Executive Director Mandy Crater takes those words to heart. “These heroes are responsible for the freedom we enjoy as Americans, and we owe them a huge debt,” she says.

Sir José Bright: A Podcast On Poverty with Gareth J Young

Friday, August 5, 2016
| by Editor |

VP of GCN's Nonprofit Consulting Group, José Bright talked to Gareth J. Young about the passions that drive him, and he offered us many wonderful...

José believes that we should see poverty as more than a lack of subsistence: it includes a feeling of being disconnected. While in Africa, he learned that it really does take a village to raise a child, and that points to a collective way of living that is beyond much of what we frequently conceive. He also believes it is important to cultivate a holistic and collected approach when thinking about poverty. 

Listen to the full podcast here: http://bit.ly/2aO4tlN

Nonprofit Voice | Partnerships critical to fighting childhood hunger

Monday, July 18, 2016
| by Guest Contributor |

With 28 percent of children in Georgia living in food insecure households, childhood hunger is a critical and complex issue.

 

Through its strategic partnerships, Quality Care for Children (QCC) has been able to leverage resources from its corporate, philanthropic, and programmatic partners to not only adhere to higher standards of meal nutrition for the free meals it provides to children, but also provide nutrition education and training to children and program staff.

Policy Alert: Fair labor standards act overtime rule

Thursday, May 19, 2016
| by Editor |

Yesterday, the long-awaited update to the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act was released. As expected, there is a substantial increase to the threshold at which eligible employees, regardless of duties, must be paid overtime. GCN will provide resources to the nonprofit community to assist employers with compliance with this rule.

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