GCN News and Highlights | Mar. 6

From expanding Momentum to four new cities to all our latest staff in departmental news, read about how GCN is working for you and our sector.

The second annual Georgia Gives Day broke all of last year's records, bringing in $1,448,233 from 11,257 donations to 1,720 participating nonprofits statewide. Since the launch of GAgives.org 14 months ago, more than $2.4 million has been raised for Georgia's nonprofits.

GCN announced the launch of Leading for Impact—Atlanta, a two-year program created by The Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit advisor and resource for mission-driven organizations and philanthropy and brought to Atlanta in collaboration with GCN.

GCN’s Opportunity Knocks team welcomes Teacier Wesley as account manager.

Opportunity Knocks is accepting nominations for the 8th annual Best Nonprofit to Work For Awards.

In 2014, GCN is expanding our Momentum initiative to Albany, Savannah, Macon and Augusta with the assistance of funders including Georgia Council for the Arts and community partners. Momentum is a multi-year innovative process based on extensive research that helps nonprofits create actionable high-impact strategy, make data-driven decisions with their boards, and implement enduring systems to manage and measure results. Learn more at gcn.org/momentum.

Kelly Brown has joined the GCN staff as Special Events Consultant and Atlanta Ad Club manager.

GCN welcomes four new AmeriCorps VISTA staff members: Malika Whitley, Averri Liggins, Kimyetta Hayden and Taylor Northern.

GCN’s Coastal Regional Office has moved to 400 Gloucester Street, Suite 201, Brunswick, GA 31520

GCN’s Nonprofit Consulting Group hosted Nonprofit Finance Fund consultant training for The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.

GCN and The Home Depot Foundation inducted 20 metro-area nonprofits into the Building Community Network Class of 2013.

GCN President and CEO Karen Beavor was quoted in Creative Loafing and WABEs 4-part series on local nonprofits, Delta SKY’s profile of the Atlanta nonprofit community, and appeared on WSB, 11Alive, and other radio and newspapers across the state to promote Georgia Gives Day.

Development Director Mackenzie Wood served on a panel for the Greater Atlanta chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Anita James is a Communications Coordinator at the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.  

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