GCN Member News | October 2

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
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What GCN member received a $25,000 grant for a basketball court from the Atlanta Hawks Foundation? Who is now Make-A-Wish Georgia's largest corporate donor? And...

Inside, read our latest bi-weekly member news round-up with updates from GCN members Home Depot FoundationChattahoochee Nature Center, James T. Anderson Boys and Girls ClubHomeAid Atlanta, and more!

Got Eyeballs? GA Gives Day secures media partnerships to promote causes like yours

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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From digital billboards and award-winning PSAs to news stories, our new blog and thousands of flyers, we’re canvassing the state to raise awareness of Georgia...

Inside, learn more about our high-profile media partners and six simple steps you can take to add your own messaging to the momentum of our public awareness campaign.

Findings Friday | Metro Atlanta Nonprofit Performance, Part 2: Public Policy

Friday, September 27, 2013
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More than 90% of Georgia nonprofits agree that public policy work is necessary, but less than half actually do it. What motivates us to engage...

In a study of nonprofit performance by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits in partnership with The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, nearly 400 organizations described their strategic planning practices and provide perspectives on public policy. This post is the second of a two-part series and will cover the study’s public policy and advocacy findings.

ICYMI: Last Week’s NP News, Today | Sept. 23

What's the latest on the House's cut of $40 million to food stamps? Giving Days are trending all over the country; don't miss out! And...

Each Monday, we bring you a roundup of the news, analysis, and resources that caught our attention in the past week. Be sure to share the articles and blogs that intrigued you over the past week, in the comments. 

Findings Friday | Metro Atlanta Nonprofit Performance, Part 1: Strategic Planning

Friday, September 20, 2013
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Does your organization have a strategic plan? Probably. But is it up to date? Does it have all the right components? Is it evidence-based?...

In a study of nonprofit performance by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits in partnership with The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, nearly 400 organizations described their strategic planning practices and provide perspectives on public policy. This post is the first of a two-part series and will cover the study’s strategic planning findings.

GCN joins the Georgia Food Bank Association to defend nonprofit tax exemptions

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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Before an unelected Governor-appointed task force, the Atlanta Community Food Bank and GCN provided economic justification for vital tax provisions that were phased out in...

Last Monday, Governor Deal and his appointed Georgia Competitiveness Initiative taskforce convened on Georgia Tech’s campus to discuss state tax provisions. Their goal: “to enhance the State's economic development strategy” through the adoption or phasing out of specific tax provisions.

Is Your Nonprofit Ready for the ACA?

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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As the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to roll out, a new resource may help to provide clarity as to what this all means...

Because of the numerous tax provisions included in the ACA, the IRS is overseeing a majority of the law’s implementation (the Department of Health and Human Services also has a major role). And as such, the IRS has created a clearinghouse for ACA news, updates, information and resources: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Affordable-Care-Act-Tax-Provisions-Home.

ICYMI: Last Week’s NP News, Today | September 16

With open enrollment for Georgia's health insurance marketplace coming soon, Bloomberg explores how some Georgia lawmakers are attempting to block implementation of the ACA. Learn...

Each Monday, we bring you a roundup of the news, analysis, and resources that caught our attention in the past week. Be sure to share the articles and blogs that intrigued you over the past week, in the comments.

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