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Happiness, through giving, can drive success

By Ali Gant, gift planning officer, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Happiness comes in many forms and can be a key driver for successful people, as two hundred professional advisors learned recently at the 11th Annual Balser Symposium. The symposium’s …

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Making an impact on financial literacy… collaboratively

Did you know that one-third, or more than 77 million Americans, do not pay all of their bills on time? And 39% of Americans carry credit card debt over from month to month?

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We want to hear about your nonprofit!

Do you work for a nonprofit? Do you volunteer or serve on the board of one? Help us spread the word about the Organizational Profile and Common Grant Application!

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SPARK change for Greater Atlanta

It’s not easy getting a nonprofit off of the ground. That’s why United Way of Greater Atlanta created its SPARK Prize Competition – to change that fizzle to a spark.

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Community Foundation scholarships offer many options for students

By Lauren Jeong, program associate, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta This is the time of year when high school seniors in the region are awash in paperwork – college applications, school assignments and, for many, scholarship applications. And the Community …

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Looking Back and Moving Forward: SPARK Prize 2 Years Later

Before winning United Way of Greater Atlanta’s SPARK Prize, we were a little organization with big dreams. The vision was there, we just needed the funds and some belief to execute.

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Small grants help neighborhoods thrive

By Mindy Kao, program associate, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta For the past six years, Carol Yancey and the Oakwood Trails Neighborhood Watch has hosted the Oakwood Trails Back-to-School Block Party for the families of this small Clayton County neighborhood. …

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Look out for #WhyWednesday!

Every Wednesday on United Way’s Facebook page, we’ll be sharing a new story from Communitarians like you who are working to make Greater Atlanta awesome.

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My New Year’s resolutions for our region

By Alicia Philipp, president, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta The beginning of a new year brings the ritual of making resolutions for many, including myself. Beyond personal reflections, this year I offer these wishes for our region:

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Pack Purses with United Way on January 12!

Forget diamonds, a purse is a girl’s best friend! Whether it’s a clutch or over the shoulder, most of us have our favorite purse packed with all the essentials to get us through the day. Women in Greater Atlanta are …

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