GGA Archives:
Quick Jump:
Surveys: 2016 · 2015 · 2014 · 2013
Lunch & Learns: 2017 · 2016 ·2015
Annual Meetings: 2017 · 2016 · 2015 · 2014 · 2013 · 2012 · 2011 · 2010
Surveys:
2016 2016 Taking Measure Report – A Survey of Georgia Grantmakers & Nonprofits
2015 Taking Measure: Key Facts on Georgia Grantmaking Trends
2014 Georgia Grantmakers Survey
2013 Georgia Grantmakers Survey Summary Report
Lunch & Learns:
2017:
June 28 The Role of Private Philanthropy in Economic Development
March 27 Top Ten Issues to Watch in 2017
2016:
June 7 School-Based Health Clinics
May 12 Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education
March 4 Child Mental Health Panel
Feb. 19 Governor's Education Reform Commission Report
2015:
May 13 The New(est) Georgians: Immigrants, Philanthropy & Our Shared Prosperity
March 17 Status of Georgia Child Welfare System
Feb. 5 Top 10 Issues To Watch in Education
GGA's Annual & Bi-Annual Meetings:
Annual Meeting · September 8, 2017

State of Mind: Child Mental Health in Georgia – 0–25

For decades, society treated mental health as a separate – and often lesser – priority, set off entirely from the rest of the health care landscape. Today, the tide is finally turning, and mental health is viewed as a crucial aspect of the development of our children and young adults.

However, much work remains to be done – stigmas still remain and treatment options are still limited. Grantmakers in Georgia have a role to play in ensuring all of our infants, children and adolescents have access to quality mental health care. At this year’s Annual Meeting, the Georgia Grantmakers Alliance will explore this issue in depth.

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 Annual Meeting · September 1, 2016

Food for Thought: The Role of Philanthropy in Georgia’s Food System

Health...hunger...education...social justice...clean water...healthy soil...climate change...farmer prosperity...economic development – all of these issues converge in Georgia’s food system. Through our speakers and discussions among grantmakers, we will learn how your interest areas are redirected in the state’s food system and how private philanthropy can strengthen it to promote greater sustainability, improved health outcomes, local economic development, community building and wellness.

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Annual Meeting · September 3, 2015

A Focus on PK-12 Education Policy

In 2015, the Georgia Grantmakers Alliance held its Annual Meeting at Middle Georgia State University in Macon. The theme of the meeting was “The Challenge Continues: Georgia Grantmakers’ Role in Shaping PK-12 Education Policy.” Through speakers and discussions among grantmakers, GGA members explored the complex issues surrounding education in Georgia, the broad range of perspectives on how to best ensure all of Georgia’s children are prepared for success, and how grantmakers can best support and promote quality education in their state.

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Summer Meeting · August 28, 2014

Strong Families for a Stronger Georgia: A Two-Generation Approach to Helping Children & Parents

The Georgia Grantmakers Alliance held its 9th gathering on Thursday, August 28th at Middle Georgia State College in Macon, GA. At GGA’s Winter Meeting in March, Dr. Jack Shonkoff presented the latest scientific research on child brain development noting, in part, that no effort to fundamentally improve the lives of children can be complete without also helping parents. The Summer Meeting in Macon examined a wide variety of programs and policies designed to simultaneously serve two generations.

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Winter Meeting · March 13, 2014

Improving Prospects for Georgia’s Children & Families

The Georgia Grantmakers Alliance held its 8th gathering on Thursday, March 13th at Atlanta Botanical Garden. GGA’s Winter 2014 meeting explored how we might improve the lives of struggling families, with a particular focus on child welfare. National expert Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, presented the latest science on childhood neglect and child development. Dr. Page Walley, Managing Director of Casey Family Programs and former Commissioner of Alabama’s Department of Human Resources, talked about successful philanthropic investments in child welfare. A panel of Georgia-based frontline practitioners shared stories from the field and thoughts on how state policy impacts children and families. Leading Georgia legislators provided an inside look at the 2014 session of the General Assembly.

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Summer Meeting · August 15, 2013

Transforming Post-Secondary Education in Georgia

The Georgia Grantmakers Alliance held its seventh gathering on August 15th in Macon, GA. Seventy grantmakers from around the state came together for thought-provoking discussions and presentations. Expert panelists and presenters provided an overview of the challenges facing post-secondary education - both nationally and statewide - related to access, affordability, completion, delivery and quality, as well as information on strategic innovations that are being proposed to address these challenges. 

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Winter Meeting · February 22, 2013

The Georgia Coast: Why it Matters to Us All

The Georgia Grantmakers Alliance held its sixth gathering on Friday, February 22 in Jekyll Island. The Georgia coast provided a compelling place to learn.  It’s home to a number of Georgia’s fastest growing counties.  Despite pockets of great wealth, the coastal region is no stranger to poverty, educational challenges, limited healthcare, and stagnant economic development. Over 60 grantmakers from around the state gathered to explore the full reach of the state together through the lens of the Georgia coast and filled the day with thought-provoking discussion.

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Summer Meeting · August 16, 2012

Education Innovation in Georgia: Tinkering or Transforming?

The Georgia Grantmakers Alliance held its fifth gathering on Thursday, August 16th in Macon, Georgia. The meeting agenda explored how private philanthropy can best leverage its assets to support effective education innovation and ensure a quality education for all children in the state. Participants had the opportunity to hear from and chat with an impressive cadre of field experts. With more than 70 attendees, the day was filled with informative presentations, powerful discussion, and insightful questions.

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Winter Meeting · August 16, 2012

What's Going on Under the Gold Dome? How is it Affecting Students in Georgia?

The Georgia Grantmakers Alliance held its fourth gathering on March 1st at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The meeting agenda included a briefing on the Georgia state budget, an overview of the "do’s and don’ts” of advocacy, and tangible examples of how Georgia funders have engaged in the public policy process. With more than 95 attendees, the day was filled with informative presentations, powerful discussion, and insightful questions.

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Summer Meeting · August 25, 2011

The Changing Faces & Health Disparities in Georgia Communities

The Georgia Grantmakers Alliance held its third gathering on August 25th at Macon State College in Macon, Georgia. The meeting agenda included an overview of the changing demographics in Georgia and the impact on our state, a review of the GGA Grantmaking Survey results, a discussion on health disparities, and a panel on successful collaborations in healthcare. With more than 95 attendees, the day was filled with informative presentations, powerful discussion, and insightful questions.

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Winter Meeting · February 23, 2011

What's Going on Under the Gold Dome? How is it Affecting Students in Georgia?

The Georgia Grantmakers Alliance held its second gathering on February 23rd at the Loudermilk Center in Atlanta. The meeting agenda included a legislative overview, an update on efforts to reform Georgia’s tax code and a discussion on how foundations are working to shape education policy. With more than 104 attendees, the day was filled with informative presentations, powerful discussion, and insightful questions. 

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Summer Meeting · August 31, 2010

Statewide Partnerships for a Better Georgia

The inaugural Georgia Grantmakers Alliance meeting was held on August 31st at the Professional Sciences Conference Center at Macon State College in Macon, GA. The meeting agenda included discussions over Georgia policies and efforts to resolve Georgia’s budget crisis. With more than 110 attendees, the day was filled with informative presentations, powerful discussion, and insightful questions.

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