The Georgia Center for Nonprofits recognizes the critical role of nonprofits to thriving communities and that is why we feel so strongly about bringing greater public awareness to their work and worth. Georgia Gives Day is our beacon call for people in communities across the state to join us in our work and help raise needed resources to accomplish it.
"When teens lead, teens succeed,” said Susan Landrum, manager of development and outreach at VOX Teen Communications, summing up their approach to youth development through writing and publishing programs.
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.
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.