Nonprofit Engagement

The Community Foundation values supporting nonprofit capacity building efforts and believes it is an important investment in our community.  Partnering with nonprofits on capacity building and technical assistance helps to strengthen local nonprofits so they can better achieve their missions and ultimately improve the quality of life in our region.

Lunch & Learns

Lunch & Learn programs are designed to help you learn more about issues facing nonprofits and to provide an opportunity to network with other nonprofit leaders. Lunch & Learns will be held the third Thursday every other month.  All sessions will be at the Community Foundation from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Registration is $20 and includes lunch and drinks. 

2017 Schedule

February 23 | Fundamentals of Fundraising
Presented by: Michelle Prater, President & CEO, NGCF
This class will be an overview of fundraising from beginning to end. It will be great any level fundraiser, from basic to experienced.

March 28 | Fundamentals of Fundraising Part 2
Presented by: Michelle Prater, President & CEO, NGCF
By popular request - class is being offered as a follow-up to the February fundraising lunch and learn. We will be diving deeper into developing and creating a fundraising plan that an organization can implement. Even if you did not attend the first session, you are welcome to come to this one!

April 20 | Maximizing Your Presence through Website Design & Social Media
Presented by: Forum Communications

June 22 | Human Resources for NonProfits
Presented by: Cara Mitchell, Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker LLP

August 24 | Planned Giving
Presented by: Michelle Prater, President & CEO and Margaux Dolence, Director, Grants & Community Partnerships, NGCF

October 19 | TBD

Non-Profit Networking Group

The Foundation facilitates non-profit networking groups throughout the year for non-profit organizations in the community. There is a general question to help guide the direction of the group dicussion, but this is most imporantly this is an opportunity to learn and benefit from others in the same field.

March 16 | Non-Profit Networking Group
Topic: "What keeps you up at night?"

Tuesday, May 16 | Non-Profit Networking Group
Topic: How to Apply for NGCF Community Impact Grants

July 20 | Non-Profit Networking Group
Topic: TBD

September 21 | Non-Profit Networking Group
Topic: TBD

November 16 | Non-Profit Networking Group
Topic: TBD

Nonprofit Office Space

The Foundation provides affordable office space to nonprofit organizations.  Rent includes use of common meeting rooms, internet service, discounted telephone service, utilities, maintenance and repair.

Office space is leased at a low cost per square foot. There is currently space available!  We have an office space that is 144 square feet, has internet services, and also phone services if needed.

Call Margaux Dolenc at (770) 535-7880 or email for more information on leasing space.  Learn more about our current nonprofit partners.

Meeting Space

Located in downtown Gainesville, the Foundation office has meeting space that is available to nonprofit organizations and will accommodate up to 25 people. Spaces are available between 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, free of charge.

E-mail Newsletter

The Foundation periodically sends an e-newsletter providing field-specific information, including nonprofit job postings.  Foundation grant cycles and events are also announced via the e-newsletter.  To receive our newsletter on what’s happening at the Foundation and in the nonprofit sector, complete this form.



Impacting Communites in North Georgia & Beyond

The Community Foundation serves our 15 county North Georgia region and beyond, encouraging philanthrophy, supporting nonprofits and giving donors a way to improve the quality of life in our region for this and future generations.

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