The Georgia Center for Nonprofits to Honor State’s “Revolutionary” Nonprofit Leaders Nominations Open Today

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Nominations open today for the Georgia Center for Nonprofits’ 2011 Revolution Awards, honoring individuals and organizations from across Georgia’s nonprofit sector.

Revolutionary leaders create positive, transformative changes through the work they do that results in a measurable impact on Georgia’s communities. - Karen Beavor, President and CEO of The Georgia Center for Nonprofits

Nominations open today for the Georgia Center for Nonprofits’ 2011 Revolution Awards, honoring individuals and organizations from across Georgia’s nonprofit sector. GCN invites the nonprofit and philanthropic community to put forth candidates who best exemplify these ideals. The deadline to receive nominations is February 25, 2011.

"Revolutionary leaders create positive, transformative changes through the work they do that results in a measurable impact on Georgia’s communities,” explains GCN’s President and CEO Karen Beavor, “and these Awards bring our sector together to celebrate those who inspire us all.”

Each year, Revolutions Awards are awarded in two nonprofit categories: Outstanding Nonprofit Organization and Outstanding Nonprofit Leader. This year, each winner will be awarded $1,000, thanks to the generous support of sponsor Gifford, Hillegass & Ingwersen, LLP. The winners will be announced at the Revolutions Awards Luncheon held at this year’s Nonprofit Summit on May 10, 2011 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Learn more about the Revolutions Awards at gcn.org.

“Thank you for recognizing nonprofit leaders, there is nothing more rewarding to someone that lives for their job than to be recognized in front of your peers,” says 2009 Revolutionary Leader Christina Lennon, Executive Director of the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation. “Over the last four years, at times, it does feel as if I carry my flag and march into battle to meet the many challenges we face to meet the increasing demand for our services. On a lighter note, my husband has now nicknamed me 'the Revolutionary!'”

Awards are also given to both legendary and emerging philanthropic leaders. Usher Raymond IV, Sara Blakey, and Keith Brooking have been honored as Emerging Philanthropists. Among the Legendary Philanthropic Leaders honored have been Ingrid Saunders Jones, Senior Vice President of Global Community Connections at The Coca-Cola Foundation; Barbara (Bobbi) Cleveland, Executive Director of the Tull Charitable Foundation; and Evern Cooper Epps, former President of the UPS Foundation.

Learn more about the Revolutions Awards at gcn.org.

http://www.gcn.org/Learn/Events/NonprofitSummit/RevolutionAwards.aspx

About the Georgia Center for Nonprofits

Over the past 20 years, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits has become a leading state nonprofit organization through its work to improve the quality of life in our communities and across our state by helping to create higher-performing nonprofits. GCN magnifies nonprofit impact in powerful ways—through training, networking, knowledge sharing, advocacy, and collaborations.

As the leading advocate for Georgia’s nonprofit sector, GCN helps policy-makers and the public understand and support the work of nonprofits. We develop effective nonprofit leaders and professionals through our Nonprofit University programs and training workshops, and we encourage knowledge sharing and collaboration with year round learning and networking events. We promote partnerships between nonprofits and foundations, businesses, and government to meet critical needs. We also provide expert consulting services to help organizations build capacity. Learn more at http://www.gcn.org.

Media Contact
Lynne Norton
678-916-3066
ln(at)gcn(dot)org

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