Funding and Resource Opportunities | November 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013
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It's the first of the month, and we've rounded up some of the best upcoming resource, funding, and award opportunities for you and your nonprofit. What...

Inside, learn more about nonprofit opportunities from foundations and organizations like The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, The Laura Bush Foundation, The Avon Foundation for Women, and many more. 

 

ICYMI: Last Week’s NP News, Today | October 29

What makes a good mission statement? Are there lingering effects from the government shutdown? How can you support your volunteers with mobile technology? And explore...

Each Monday (sometimes Tuesday!), 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.

ICYMI: Last Week’s Nonprofit News, Today | Oct. 22

Why have more than 260,000 people signed a petition revoking the NFL's tax-exempt status? Learn tips for getting that all-important second gift from new donors....

Each Monday (and sometimes Tuesday!), 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.

One Day to a Better Board: GCN’s Board Leadership Clinic Returns

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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Last week, GCN gathered board members and chairs, EDs and CEOs, managers and administrators for our annual Board Leadership Clinic, featuring a range...

On October 15, GCN held our annual Board Leadership Clinic, sponsored by Mauldin & Jenkins and hosted in downtown Atlanta. Board members and chairs, executive directors and CEOs, managers and administrators convened early Tuesday morning to begin a day of interactive presentations and workshops tackling the whys and hows of an effective nonprofit board. 

ICYMI: Last Week’s NP News, Today | Oct. 15

Which charities pay their executives $1 million or more? Compare and contrast two high performing Atlanta nonprofits (and GCN members) with reporting by Creative Loafing...

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 | Creating a Vortex

Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communication (CSIC) presents a new analogy for thinking about donor stewardship: the vortex....

Today, more supporters than ever are learning about causes online, through social media or elsewhere. How does this relate to a vortex? Well, it’s one very effective way to imagine these inputs—organizational communication and peer influence—interacting to grow an ever-widening engagement potential. 

Findings Friday | New infographic highlights key data in recent foundation funding trends

Friday, October 11, 2013
| by Editor |

In a beautifully designed infographic, the Foundation Center offers an accessible 2013 overview of foundation facts and figures.

The Foundation Center’s bluntly titled "Key Foundation Facts on U.S. Foundations" conveys original research findings from more than half of all active foundations. At the highest level―as of 2011―these foundations represent $662 billion dollars in assets and $49 billion in giving. Below are a few major takeaways.

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