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Participants in Moving in the Spirit’s dance programs are often unavailable—between school, rehearsal, and just being kids—to hype the organization’s work in person.
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.
Every year, more than 60,000 groups apply for nonprofit status, and Program Associate Lauren Jeong is one of the professionals at the Foundation Center-Atlanta who counsels aspiring leaders on effective implementation of their ideas.
Unveiled at their Red, White and NEW fundraising event on August 1, the new organization’s name and brand identity reflects an evolved vision.
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.”
This past year, GCN and the Peyton Anderson Foundation teamed up to study the needs of low-income residents in Macon and surrounding Bibb County, and assess the sector’s ability to meet them. The process began by identifying more than 200 area nonprofits, followed by focus groups, in-depth data collection, and analysis, which was used to quantify issues, assess capacity, and find both duplications and gaps in services.
Community Guilds, which provides hands-on job skills learning experiences to students, considered a number of options to get elementary and middle school students to a “maker space”—a studio and workshop for designing and carrying out a range of projects—but the hurdles were high: leasing and renovating a facility was expensive, and transporting kids off-campus means navigating yards of red tape.
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