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.

Non-Profit Lunch & Learn and Non-Profit Networking Sessions

All sessions will be at the North Georgia Community Foundation from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Registration for the Lunch & Learns is $20 and includes lunch and drinks. Registration for the Networking Sessions is $10 and includes lunch and drink.

Register with Margaux Dolenc, Director of Grants & Community Partnerships, by emailing or call 770-535-7880 x227.

2018 Schedule

February 22 | The New Tax Bill. What Does This Mean For Non-Profit Organizations.
Presented by: Blair Diaz, CPA

March 22 | Fundamentals of Grant Writing, Part 1
Presented by: Wesley K. Wicker, Ed.D. and Amanda Willis with Columns Fundraising                                                             
Join us for Part 1 of our grant writing series to learn how to effectively prepare for and write strong grant applications along with identifying appropriate funders.

April 12 | Fundamentals of Grant Writing, Part 2
Presented by: Wesley K. Wicker, Ed.D. and Amanda Willis with Columns Fundraising                                                             
Part 2 of the grant writing series, where we will dive even further into reacquainting oursevles with the neccessary tools for seeking grants and funding opportunities for our organizations.

May 24 | Presence & Reputation in Your Community
Presented by: Al Trembley, WSI Digital Rainmakers                 
It is important for non-profits to have a presence in the community and have the opportunity to tell YOUR story. Join us as we learn about how to best communicate yourself and your organization as you engage with others.

June 14 | 10 Questions to Help Your Non-profit Stay Out of Legal Trouble
Presented by: Rachel Spears, Pro-Bono Partnership of Atlanta                                                                                               
Learn more about Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta and how they connect volunteer attorneys with Georgia non-profits in need of free business legal services. They can help your organization become stronger and better able to serve your clients.

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. We are currently fully rented. To be added to our waiting list please 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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