Nonprofit Voice | Everyone’s Market: Starting a Movement, and Fighting Food Insecurity, at the Farmers Market

News about food insecurity and urban food deserts across the country is ongoing and largely discouraging; a recent Atlanta magazine feature points out that half...

The veteran farmers market shopper might ask, “Why isn’t everyone shopping here?” With a bounty of fresh, locally-grown food available at farmers markets across the state, and such a growing interest in shopping locally and sustainably, why are such small numbers of Georgians shopping at their area market? In 2012, Georgia Organics set out to answer that question—particularly as it relates to statewide food insecurity.

Nonprofit Voice | Confessions of a climate accepter and community builder

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
| by Guest Contributor |

Earth Day turns 44 years old today. From the first celebration in the United States on April 22, 1970, Earth Day has grown into one...

It’s Earth Day. 44 years we’ve been celebrating it, now. We’ve come so far since those surreal years (before my time) when evil companies just dumped chemicals on the ground, in our rivers, or sent them up smoke stacks. So many battles were hard-fought by those early environmental heroes. Big laws were passed, and big lawsuits were won. Dr. Seuss’s Lorax was redeemed! 

Nonprofit Voice | Street Grace on Atlanta's Sex Trade

Thursday, March 27, 2014
| by Guest Contributor |

A new report from the Urban Institute on the state of the illegal sex trade in eight U.S. cities, the first of its...

The report that recently came out, as disheartening as it is, only confirms what we already know: that trafficking is a very real issue in our state and in our city. Street Grace has been working since 2009 to bring the issue of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) to the forefront of people’s minds. We know at Street Grace that there is a pathway to change beginning with awareness, empowerment, and engagement, which will ultimately lead to social change.

ICYMI: Last Week’s Nonprofit News, Today | May 13

Last week, we learned (among other things) which are the most and least charitable states in the nation (We’re No. 14!), what warning signs to...

Each week, 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.  

GCN News and Highlights | May 13

From welcoming the High Potential Diverse Leaders Class of 2014 to building strategy and leadership through our Momentum process, read about how GCN is working...

Starting up this spring, 44 nonprofit arts organizations from across the state are taking part in Momentum initiatives now underway in 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.

A Winning History: A Common Grant-Writing Challenge

Monday, May 12, 2014
| by Guest Contributor |

On May 21, expert grant writer and nonprofit author Chataun Denis will be teaching Nonprofit University’s popular Writing Winning Grants workshop. We asked Chataun to give us...

In all of the grant-writing classes I teach, no matter the level of experience or understanding my students have coming in, there are a few areas that are consistently troublesome and typically in need of improvement. One of the most important, and perhaps least consistent, aspects of the grant writing process I’ve noticed is the organizational background statement


GCN Brings Funders, Sector Pros, and a Bit of Romance to The Fox

Last week, GCN welcomed more than 250 nonprofit professionals—members and nonmembers alike—to The Fox Theatre for a free afternoon of funder insight, thought...

On Thursday, May 1, GCN ushered in the Spring season proper with a special event at The Fox Theatre, welcoming nonprofit professionals from across Atlanta. More than 250 attendees met with foundation representatives and other grantmakers like the Georgia Council for the Arts, nonprofit service vendors like Bloomerang and BDO, and keynote presenter Tim Halloran, author of Romancing the Brand: How Brands Create Strong, Intimate Relationships with Consumers.

ICYMI: Last Week’s Nonprofit News, Today | May 5

Last week, we learned about the precarious place of women in the sector, the ways Metro Atlanta is undermining its own anti-homelessness efforts, what makes...

Each week, 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.