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TOGETHER, WE IGNITE POSSIBLE


At the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, our mission is to build thriving communities by helping nonprofits succeed. Every day, we invest in the people and organizations that embody this commitment— transforming Georgia’s communities together through a shared vision of our state’s future. GCN’s programs and projects originate in our community of partners—in the needs of nonprofit leaders on the ground, and the resources of companies and foundations with the vision to meet those needs: developing talent, sharpening strategy, equipping leaders, and building powerful networks of highperforming nonprofits. We’re honored that our partners—both nonprofit and philanthropic—entrust us to advance their efforts, and empower us to develop the most innovative and impactful initiatives in the Southeast. Together, we Ignite Possible.


“Turner is grateful for our long-standing partnership with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits. GCN provides essential resources, connections, and tools that enable us to engage our employees in the nonprofit community in strategic and meaningful ways.” –Betsy Holland Director, Culture & Engagement, Turner

advancing our commitment to share knowledge with the community, supporting more GCN keeps

than 93,000 sector practitioners with open access to online resources through gcn.org, multiple digital communications channels, and community events.

building a supportive, statewide sector network, engaging more In 2016, we continued

than 1,500 organizations and 5,000 individuals through GCN Membership, with dozens of learning and support opportunities throughout the year, including a new CEO Forum, as well as our publications and expansive online resource archive.

“In a relatively short period of time, we have come to truly value our relationship with GCN. We continue to discover new opportunities to collaborate and better serve the nonprofit community. We truly look forward to continuing our partnership, because it is making a difference in helping people build better lives.” –Michael Fisher Agency Vice President of Community Business Development, COUNTRY Financial


“GCN fundamentally understands the importance of cultivating community leaders—and, more crucially, knows how to give those leaders the tools needed for success. MailChimp is proud to partner with GCN on their High Potential Diverse Leaders program and invest in the people that make Atlanta a better, more equitable place.” –Lain Shakespeare Corporate Citizenship Director, MailChimp

We’ve made developing talent easier than ever through new and tested

Nonprofit University programs. Last year, our courses were attended by 1,720 professionals, including 487 earning certificates, 217 awarded scholarships, and 402 attending the 28 custom courses we delivered directly to organizational teams.

preparing the next generation of sector leaders Once again in 2016, we continued our commitment to

through initiatives like our annual High Potential Diverse Leaders program, just completing its eighth year, with a growing network of 266 alumni.

“Wells Fargo is proud to fund scholarships to GCN’s Nonprofit University, expanding talent development opportunities for nonprofit professionals across the state.” –Kristina L. Christy Vice President, Atlanta Community Affairs, Wells Fargo Government & Community Relations Group


“The UPS Foundation has been a strong supporter of GCN since 2001. GCN is an important institution in Georgia, helping community stakeholders focus on prominent issues and catalyze collaboration in such areas as capacity and leadership development, increasing nonprofits’ effectiveness to best support communities in need.” –Ed Martinez President, UPS Foundation and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, UPS

Over the past year, our Nonprofit Consulting Group team has

delivered expert guidance to build high-performing nonprofits, stewarding

206 organizations through processes that strengthen strategy, leadership, governance, and resource development.

To date, GCN has engaged 107 organizations and 382 nonprofit leaders

Momentum, GCN’s transformative multi-year process for building strategy, leadership, and aligned networks of communityin

based cohorts around the state. In 2016, thanks to our corporate and foundation partnerships, we delivered Momentum to nonprofits focused on strengthening Atlanta’s Westside neighborhoods and improving early childhood development in central Georgia.

“Momentum has offered the Georgia Council for the Arts, and the collaboration of funders that support it, a unique opportunity to invest in tools for nonprofit arts agencies that directly contribute to the sustainability of the sector.” –Karen Paty Executive Director, Georgia Council for the Arts


On November 17, 2016, we executed our most successful Georgia Gives Day yet, and our fifth year of

growing a giving movement for our state. To date, this GCN-led initiative has raised more than $13.8 million for more than 2,600 Georgia nonprofits. This year, a record-breaking 115 million social media impressions helped spread the word about Georgia’s largest day of giving.

“SunTrust is proud to partner with GCN on the SunTrust Financial Well-Being Challenge every year during Georgia Gives Day. Through the Challenge, we are ensuring that the nonprofits here in Georgia who support financial education, literacy, and all-around financial wellness have the tools and resources they need to serve our communities.” –Jolie Maxwell Vice President of Community and Government Affairs, SunTrust Foundation


With the mid-year relaunch of Opportunity Knocks, now

Work for Good, we are connecting cause-driven organizations and talent nationwide with a state-of-the-art job board, career

resource, and hiring solution, while supporting GCN’s mission through social enterprise. To date, we’ve achieved month-overmonth growth in site usage and engagement—with more than 1 million job alerts delivered each month, and 1.2 million searches in our first year as workforgood.org.


OUR 2016 CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION PARTNERS Alice Huffard Richards Fund Alston & Bird American Express Ames Scullin O’Haire Anonymous Arby’s Foundation Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Atlanta Magazine AT&T Digital Life Brooks, McGinnis & Company Chick-fil-A Foundation Captivate Comcast Corey Airport Services COUNTRY Financial Cox Automotive Cox Enterprises Cox Media Group Edelman EDGE Business Systems Encyclomedia Enterprise Fleet Management Equifax

Fiserv/Popmoney Gas South Georgia Association of Broadcasters Georgia Cable Association Georgia Council for the Arts Georgia Public Broadcasting Georgia Natural Gas Georgia-Pacific Georgia Power Foundation Google Google Fiber Gulfstream Aerospace Harland Charitable Foundation IBM InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) John and Mary Franklin Foundation King & Spalding Kroger Macy’s MailChimp Mauldin & Jenkins Nordson North Georgia Community Foundation OUTFRONT Media PricewaterhouseCoopers Robert W. Woodruff Foundation Southwest Airlines St. Marys United Methodist Church Foundation State Bank & Trust Company SunTrust Foundation Taylor English TEGNA Foundation The Atlanta Journal-Constitution The Betty and Davis Fitzgerald Foundation The Clarion Group The Coca-Cola Company The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta The Content Mine The Home Depot Foundation The Kendeda Fund The Peyton Anderson Foundation The Primerica Foundation The Rich Foundation The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation Tull Charitable Trust United Way of Coastal Georgia Turner Broadcasting Univision UPS Wells Fargo WSB-TV Family 2 Family WXIA-TV 11Alive Zeist Foundation


We are grateful to all our partners. You make our mission to build thriving Georgia communities possible. Want to get more involved, share an idea, or let us know how we’re doing? Write to us at ignite@gcn.org.


100 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 1500 Atlanta, GA 30303 gcn.org ignite@gcn.org 678.916.3000

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