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Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia Hosts Nonprofit Academy February 24th

The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia is excited to announce the in-person return of their Nonprofit Academy: Starting Point on February 24, 2022.

Ann Cramer, senior consultant at Coxe Curry & Associates, keynote speaker

This will be an intensive, half-day of learning and networking for nonprofits, the “starting point” for the rest of 2022’s Nonprofit Academy events. Held from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Gas South District Convention Center, cost is only $75 for the entire event. This year’s keynote lunch speaker is Ann Cramer, senior consultant at Coxe Curry & Associates. Cramer took on this role after retiring from the IBM Corporation as its Director for IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs for the Americas.

Participants can choose to attend 5 tracks with three classes within each track for a total of 15 classes to choose from. The five tracks are fundraising, leadership development, storytelling, business operations and organizational development. Session topics include:

• Major Gifts/Relationship Development/Annual Giving
• Developing Leaders through Competency Assessment & Professional Development
• Power of Personality
• Storytelling that Connects
• Technology/Cybersecurity

“Our nonprofits have experienced a lot during the past two years. This year’s in-person Nonprofit Academy is a great way for nonprofit leaders, their staff and board to get some energy and training to start the year,” said Randy Redner, CEO and president of the Community Foundation. “We have a great line up of speakers and topics and are looking forward to providing our nonprofits with valuable information. There’s no better way for nonprofits to get their team even more engaged and smarter than they are today!”

Participants from past Nonprofit Academy workshops valued tips for fundraising effectiveness, the amount of useful information shared and top notch presenters.

The event will conclude with lunch and special keynote speaker Ann Cramer. In her role as senior consultant at Coxe, Curry & Associates, she provides strategic consultation to nonprofit clients to strengthen their capacity in the critical areas of board development, volunteer engagement, corporate relations, and fundraising. In 2020, Ann received the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s first Corporate Social Responsibility Lifetime Achievement Award and Georgia Trend’s Georgia Hall of Fame.

Ann serves and has served on numerous local nonprofit boards, including the Alliance Theatre Company, Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, WorkSource Atlanta, Woodruff Arts Center, Council on Foundations, Public Broadcasting Atlanta, and currently chairs the Georgia Foundation for Public Education, and served as chair of the Search Committee for the Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent and the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Educated Workforce Committee. Nationally, Ann has chaired the Council on Foundations Public Policy and Corporate Committees, the Conference Board’s Business Education Council, the Executive Committee of both the U.S. Chamber’s Business Civic Leadership Center and the Institute for a Competitive Workforce and the United Way of America’s National Corporate Leaders Council. In 2012, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented her with its first Business Civic Leadership Achievement Award. She has won numerous other awards, including recently being recognized with Ann Curry and Ann Stallard as the YWCA Women of Achievement, and with the first Lifetime Achievement Award by the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Women Who Mean Business and listed among Georgia Trend’s 30 Years of Influence, received an Honorary Doctorate in Public Service at Clayton State University and was honored with the inaugural ARC Harry West Visionary Leadership Award, the Metro Atlanta Chamber’s Leadership Award and Voices for Georgia’s Children Big Voice.

For a full list of speakers and topics and to register, visit