Robert Eggers To Keynote 17th Annual Georgia Nonprofit Summit

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The Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) announces in keeping with the theme VISION: The Power To Transform, Robert Eggers, has been revealed as a key note speaker at the 17th Annual Georgia Nonprofit Summit May 5-6 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta.

The Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) announces in keeping with the theme VISION: The Power To Transform, Robert Eggers, has been revealed as a key note speaker at the 17th Annual Georgia Nonprofit Summit May 5-6 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta.

The Summit is the largest gathering of nonprofit professionals in the Southeast. Each year hundreds of leaders from the corporate, government, academic and nonprofit arenas come together to address and exchange ideas and solutions about the top issues impacting the nonprofit community.

Eggers has been an inspiration and revolutionary leader to all nonprofits serving a public cause. As the founder of DC Central Kitchen, he is one of the first to introduce the concept of social entrepreneurship to the nonprofit community.

Egger's keynote address will center on his new movement for the nonprofit sector, the V3 Campaign. Funded with his own money, the V3 Campaign was created to demonstrate the importance of the nonprofit sector. It is designed to strongly influence political leaders on all levels to take a stance on how they plan to support and strengthen the nonprofit sector.

Through the V3 Campaign's website, nonprofits are able to submit questions or concerns they have for a political candidate. In return, the V3 website will submit this information to the political candidate of choice. Once the candidate responds, their response is posted on the website and progress around the issue is tracked through the site.

Not only will the new movement give the nonprofit sector a voice in politics, but it also makes political leaders accountable for the things they promise their constituents. With millions of people working and volunteering in the nonprofit sector, the impact a campaign like this can have is immeasurable.

More information on the Georgia Nonprofit Summit and to register online, go to: http://www.gcn.org.

About DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen is not your typical "soup kitchen." This community kitchen uses the existing ingredients of our society to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities. Every day, DC Central recycles over one ton of surplus food that would otherwise go to waste, and turns it into 4,000 meals for the hungry in the greater Washington, DC region. Among the people preparing these meals are the students of our Culinary Job Training program; once homeless and hungry individuals themselves, these aspiring men and women are equipped with professional and life skills. For more information on DC Central Kitchen, visit their website at http://www.dccentralkitchen.org.

About the Georgia Center for Nonprofits
An all-in-one resource for and about Georgia's nonprofit sector, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits works to serve, strengthen and support nonprofit, charitable organizations statewide. The Center provides nonprofits with the resources and tools they need to be most effective; promotes partnerships between nonprofits and foundations, businesses and government to meet critical needs; and helps state and local policy-makers and the public, understand and support the work of nonprofits. More information is available online at http://www.gcn.org.

Media Contact
Nancy Longacre
678-916-3030
nl(at)gcn.org

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