Georgia Center for Nonprofits
Nonprofit Capacity Building Program 2011
GEORGIA CENTER FOR NONPROFITS (GCN)
LEAD INTERMEDIARY: GCN is a strong, stable and experienced provider of capacity building resources, serving 9,000 nonprofit professionals from 3,000 organizations annually through services delivered via technology and at our offices in Atlanta, Savannah and Kingsland, Georgia.
ADDITIONAL PARTNERS are located in the selected 4-county service region: United Way, Coastal Empire (participant selection/evaluation), College of Coastal Georgia (technology expertise), St. Marys United Methodist Church Foundation (funding and participant selection) and United Way, Camden County (participant selection.)
PROGRAM SUMMARY: GCN will build the capacity of nonprofits (with budgets under $1M and missions aligned with CNCS priority areas) to develop and implement a performance management system. 25 nonprofits will be selected to participate in a 2-year intensive Performance Leadership Program that uses a results-based learning approach, providing 13 training and peer learning sessions, 20 hours of coaching/consulting and minor capital improvement grants up to $1,800. 100 additional nonprofits in the region will participate in the Performance Learning Series that provides 5-6 management courses and peer networking opportunities annually. Via these offerings GCN will: 1) Embed core performance management processes in the routine operations of 25 organizations, while progressing the skills of staff and boards to maintain these operationalized methods while managing to their desired mission impact 2) Increase insight, motivation and knowledge to progress performance management in an additional 100 small nonprofits.
GEOGRAPHIC AREA SERVED: GCN will serve a 4-county region (Charlton, Brantley, Camden and Glynn Counties) in coastal Georgia facing some of the most persistent poverty, educational challenges, unemployment, health deficits, and negative housing conditions in our state.
NUMBER SERVED: 125
AMOUNT REQUESTED: $200,200