Thirty Georgia Nonprofit Pros Honored with “30 Under 30” Awards
ATLANTA — Aug. 26, 2014 — The Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) and Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) of Atlanta are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Nonprofit Leader “30 Under 30” Awards program, a collaboration of GCN and YNPN Atlanta.
Nominations for the awards were accepted from across Georgia to recognize 30 young nonprofit professionals who are making a powerful impact in their organizations by exhibiting outstanding leadership, innovation, and commitment in their community work. GCN and YNPN Atlanta believe each of these professionals is making strides to improve not only their communities but the nonprofit sector as a whole.
Winners will be recognized at an exclusive September event at MailChimp headquarters, part of GCN's week of Nonprofit Field Trips, where they will meet with a panel of young nonprofit CEOs and alumni of the 30 Under 30 Awards program. They will also receive recognition at the YNPN Atlanta NextGen Breakfast in October at The Commerce Club, where they will have in-depth conversations with some of Atlanta’s top nonprofit professionals.
“At GCN, we know that the future of our sector rides on the wave of young leadership,” said Karen Beavor, president and CEO of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits. “We’re dedicated to celebrating and supporting them – through recognition for their outstanding contributions and with professional development and network-building opportunities though initiatives like “30 Under 30.”
“In national surveys, young nonprofit professionals consistently point to limited opportunities for professional development and burn-out as primary factors that hinder their work or even cause them to leave the sector,” said Molly Friesenborg, Board Chair of YNPN Atlanta. “YNPN Atlanta provides opportunities like the Nonprofit Leader 30 Under 30 Awards to recognize outstanding young leaders and provide them with the professional development and the supportive, diverse networks they need to make meaningful change in their communities.”
Learn more about the 30 Under 30 Awards program at www.gcn.org/30under30.
About the Georgia Center for Nonprofits
The Georgia Center for Nonprofits builds thriving communities by helping nonprofits succeed. Through a powerful mix of advocacy, solutions for nonprofit effectiveness, and insight building tools, GCN provides nonprofits, board members and donors with the tools they need to strengthen organizations that make a difference on important causes throughout Georgia. Learn more at GCN.org, follow us on Twitter @GAnonprofits, and like us on Facebook.
About YNPN Atlanta
Founded in April 2011, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Atlanta (YNPN Atlanta) advances the careers of young professionals in the Metro Atlanta area through networking and professional opportunities. YNPN Atlanta sees an effective, viable, and inclusive nonprofit sector in Metro Atlanta that engages young professionals as an integral part of the nonprofit community, supporting those individuals in their growth and future leadership. YNPN Atlanta is a chapter member of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN). Founded in 1997, the YNPN network includes 34 YNPN chapters representing over 40,000 young nonprofit professionals working in a variety of capacities. Find out more at www.ynpnatlanta.org.
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