The Future of Georgia’s Nonprofits Honored with “30 Under 30” Awards
ATLANTA — November 1, 2016. The Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) of Atlanta are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Nonprofit Leader “30 Under 30” Awards program, a collaboration between two organizations dedicated to serving the local nonprofit sector.
Nominations were accepted from across Georgia for the awards, recognizing nonprofit professionals under the age of 30 who are making a powerful impact in their organizations through outstanding leadership, innovation, and commitment. GCN and YNPN Atlanta believe each of these professionals improves not only their communities, but the nonprofit sector as a whole.
Winners will be recognized at an exclusive awards reception in January at Junior Achievement's Chick-fil-A Discovery Center, and will take part in an exclusive professional development event organized by GCN and YNPN Atlanta.
“At GCN, we know that the future of our sector depends on the efforts of extraordinary young leaders,” said Karen Beavor, president and CEO of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits. “That’s why we’re dedicated to supporting their growth, building their networks, and celebrating their contributions – all of which come together in initiatives like ‘30 Under 30.’”
“With limited budgets, many nonprofits struggle to provide young staff with opportunities for recognition and professional development,” said Lauren Jeong, board chair of YNPN Atlanta. ”The ‘30 Under 30’ Awards spotlight rising nonprofit professionals and the contributions they have made to their organizations and communities, while providing this outstanding group with exclusive professional development experiences.”
Find out more about the recipients of the 2016 Nonprofit Leader “30 Under 30” Awards.
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 2011, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Atlanta (YNPN Atlanta) advances the careers of young professionals in the Metro Atlanta area through networking, mentorship, career coaching, and leadership development 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 these individuals in their growth and future leadership. YNPN Atlanta is a local chapter of the national Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, which includes over 40 chapters and represents over 50,000 young nonprofit professionals working in a variety of capacities. Find out more at www.ynpnatlanta.org.
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