GCN News and Highlights | Feb. 5, 2014

This month, we're excited to name our 2014 Corporate Sustainers Committee, share news about recent board placements of GCN staff, and celebrate all of the professional development fostered by our very own Nonprofit University and Opportunity Knocks.

Opportunity Knocks has provided support and collaborated with Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) chapters in New York City, Washington, DC, and Greater Buffalo to sponsor career fairs, workshops and annual conventions.

With the support of the Peyton Anderson Foundation, GCN will be mapping and assessing the social service structure provided by Bibb County nonprofits to provide an overall landscape of provided services, identify duplication, and provide market data for nonprofits to work collaboratively to bridge gaps in service.

Development Manager Corby Herschman was named as the Global Summit Co-Chair for the American Jewish Committee.

The GCN 2014 Corporate Sustainers Committee has been named and includes Paul Snyder\InterContinental Hotels Group (Chair), Stan Brovont\ARRIS, Kevin Campbell\PricewaterhouseCoopers, Helen Cease\SunTrust, Pedro Cherry\Georgia Power, Sally Harbeson\Southwest Airlines, Safiya Jones\Cbeyond, Mike Paulhus\King & Spalding, and Jeff Woodward\Taylor English.

GCN staffers Ashley Langford and Nicole Morgan have been named to the board of Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Atlanta.

St. Mary’s United Methodist Church Foundation has pledged $225,000 over the next three years to support GCN in capacity building for rural coastal Georgia nonprofits.

GCN staff spent the day volunteering at Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) in Stone Mountain as part of the annual holiday tradition.

Nonprofit University welcomed 13 Atlanta nonprofit leaders to Nonprofit CEO Peerspectives third annual cohort. This year’s cohort will sharpen their executive leadership capabilities through peer learning, relationship building, and one-on-one coaching.

Twenty rising nonprofit leaders completed the Nonprofit University’s High Potential Diverse Leaders (HPDL) program, presented in partnership with American Express.

GCN has partnered with the Alice Huffard Richards Fund and the Community Foundation of West Georgia to create the Alice Huffard Richards Nonprofit Leadership Initiative, engaging 20 CEOS in the region in an 8-month program focused on building core leadership skills through peer learning, executive coaching and high quality speakers.

This quarter, Nonprofit University held 20 classes and began four new certificate programs, including the sold-out Certificate of Nonprofit Finance and Accounting.

Nonprofit University continues to provide custom training specifically created to meet the needs of their clients, including Georgia Head Start Association, Sheltering Arms Early Education, and many more.

Tom Zimmerman is GCN’s Communications Manager and Community Editor of NOW. 

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