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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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Year End Giving

With the end of the year coming rapidly, making thoughtful decisions about year-end giving can feel overwhelming, especially this year. Here are five tips for last-minute charitable giving.

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Last call: Deadline for Toys for Tots this Sunday!

The expression on a child’s face as they open a Christmas present is priceless. Is it the Hatchimal they’ve been dreaming about? A Star Wars Lego set? Or maybe a shiny new bike with training wheels? As they tear through …

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What does excellence really mean in the nonprofit sector?

In a sector driven by social good and a focus on people and communities rather than profits, what does excellence really mean?

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Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s #GivingTuesday!

We’re fresh off the heels of Thanksgiving and Christmas is quickly approaching. During the holiday season, both stomachs and hearts are full. Friends and family gather to share stories, food and gifts of appreciation. And, yes, we’re presented with plenty …

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Giving thanks for what philanthropy makes possible

By Alicia Philipp, president, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta As I pause to give thanks this week, I am in awe of some of the ways the philanthropists who engage with the Community Foundation, and the nonprofits we work closely …

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