GCN News and Highlights | May 13
Starting up this spring, 44 nonprofit arts organizations from across the state are taking part in Momentum initiatives now underway in Albany, Augusta, Macon, and Savannah. GCN’s transformative multi-year process, designed to help nonprofits build strategy and leadership that leads them to higher impact in their communities. Building on the success of our pilot program on the southern coast, and with the support of the Georgia Council for the Arts and a group of community funding partners, the Momentum initiative continues to expand.
We welcomed a packed house of our nonprofit and business members at Spring Member Day, providing opportunities for networking, complimentary consulting sessions from our Nonprofit Consulting Group team, and updates about the many ways we’re working for our members and the sector.
GCN representatives attended member Atlanta Community Food Bank’s Partner Agency Conference.
Nonprofit University offered more than 20 classes and began six certificate programs, including a new two-day Certificate of Program Management. NU continues to provide Custom & Private Training to nonprofits around the state.
This spring, we launched a new feature on the GCN blog, Nonprofit Voice, to showcase the advocacy leadership of our members. We invite guest contributors to raise their voice on the issues most important to your organization and how your work is making a difference in Georgians’ lives. Contact us at [email protected]
We also expanded GCN’s presence on LinkedIn, providing more opportunities for our community to connect and collaborate. GCN’s LinkedIn Company Page continues to provide a resource for disseminating important news and insight, while the GCN LinkedIn Group serves as a lively forum for networking and peer sharing among more than 2,000 professionals. Just search “Georgia Center for Nonprofits” on LinkedIn to join!
Our Nonprofit University and Nonprofit Consulting Group co-hosted the Morgan County Nonprofit Forum in partnership with The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. Nonprofit professionals from Morgan, Newton, and Walton counties convened for the daylong event to meet with consultants, share with peers, and hear a keynote from GCN member CEO Pam Tatum of Quality Care for Children on managing for excellence.
Starting May 6, GCN’s Nonprofit University welcomes a cohort of 32 emerging nonprofit leaders to our High Potential Diverse Leaders Class of 2014. HPDL is presented yearly with support from American Express and is geared toward preparing the rising stars of the nonprofit sector with the skills they need to prepare for executive management roles.
Tom Zimmerman is Communications Manager at the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.