#ThursdayIdeas | First Step

Thursday, August 6, 2015
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First Step Staffing already won a Nonprofit Revolution Award in 2011, when it was pioneering a novel way to secure sustainable income for people without...

First Step Staffing already won a Nonprofit Revolution Award in 2011, when it was pioneering a novel way to secure sustainable income for people without homes. Their new idea, business acquisition, is set to replicate their impact in cities across the U.S.

Now in its eighth year, First Step Staffing is a refined, tested, and proven model providing 100 jobs a day in Atlanta. President and CEO Barbara Peters says their latest idea is set to increase that impact 14-fold.

#ThursdayIdeas | Hemophilia of GA's Jr. Board of Directors

Thursday, July 30, 2015
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One Georgia nonprofit is bringing in new voices with its Junior Board, allowing seven young Georgians the opportunity to exercise their own leadership, volunteerism and...

The idea for the Junior Board of Directors at Hemophilia of Georgia arose in a strategic planning meeting just two years ago. Today, its seven members are working hard to raise awareness of the disorder and support HoG’s work by planning fundraisers, recruiting volunteers, working at events, and representing HoG in their communities.

#ThursdayIdeas | Literacy Action

Literacy Action merged with Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta. “By bringing together the two largest literacy organizations in the Southeast, we’re becoming one of the top adult...

According to Dickson, the merger idea was tossed between the two well-established organizations for “at least 15 years.” Finally, “both boards felt the time was right: the resources were there, the leadership was there, the momentum and rationale were strong.”

#ThursdayIdeas | Rainbow Village

Thursday, July 30, 2015
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“Once we determined our destiny, we were able to put together three-year goals, and came out with an incredible plan,” said CEO Nancy Yancey. “Appreciative...

During their last round of strategic planning, Rainbow Village decided to forgo the typical environmental scan in favor of bringing together their full range of stakeholders to take part in a process known as appreciative inquiry. In four steps—dis­covery, dreaming, designing, and destiny—they uncovered the needs, hopes, and plans of their en­tire community.

7 Pro Tips to Get Your Georgia Gives Day Campaign Underway


With Georgia Gives Day just 3 months away, here’s a checklist to jumpstart your campaign planning! Join us for our fourth annual "flashmob of giving" on November 12th, and take full advantage of this unique opportunity to activate your nonprofit’s cause champions and connect with new donors.

Last year, close to 18,000 donations were made, and 1 in 10 came from Georgians who had never before given money to a nonprofit. In a single day, participating nonprofits across the state raised $2.3 million, bringing the grand total brought in by Georgia Gives to more than $5 million!

Time to Get Ready

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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The 4th Annual Georgia Gives Day is set for November 12, 2015.

Here are 7 easy steps to get your organization ready!

1. Have you circled or highlighted November 12, 2015 on all of your calendars?