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Contributions, large and small, essential to supporting our community through the COVID-19 outbreak

By Lita Pardi, interim vice president, community, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta The announcement last Thursday afternoon that many of the region’s public school systems would be closed starting Monday, March 16 made residents of our region realize that the coronavirus epidemic was not something we could easily dismiss. Many of us with school-age children […]

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A strong board of directors essential for nonprofit effectiveness

By Alicia Philipp, president, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta People often ask me about the keys to a successful nonprofit organization, and one of those is having a strong board of directors to help guide your work. An engaged board helps with governance and oversight for a nonprofit and can also bring perspectives and skills […]

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GoATL investments accelerate early childhood education, job creation and housing in low income neighborhoods

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] By Mark Crosswell, managing director, social impact strategy, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta To address growing inequities in education, employment and housing, the Community Foundation’s GoATL Fund (GoATL) recently announced $1.5 million in two new investments to Reinvestment Fund. The first, for $1 million, leverages GoATL’s prior investment in Reinvestment Fund to support a […]

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The Future of Atlanta Cannot be One Dimensional

By Alicia Philipp, president, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta I recently announced that in 2020 I will retire after 42 great years leading the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. As such, this is a time of reflection. I was privileged to have witnessed significant challenges and collaborative solutions, such as when a coalition came together […]