INSPIRE ATLANTA

Personal. Professional. Philanthropic.

Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life; it’s about what you inspire others to do.

Inspire Atlanta is an exclusive community impact program and fundraising campaign that supports The Atlanta Women’s Foundation. Each year, the Atlanta community nominates prominent women leaders, and AWF invites them to apply. Previous Inspire participants then select the top candidates to be a part of Inspire Atlanta in the coming year.

 

Through Inspire Atlanta, women will:

  • Develop their talents to garner support that affects real change in the community.
  • Learn about critical issues facing women and girls in the area.
  • Explore their core values and chart their unique leadership path.
  • Build a network of fellow female leaders and doers.
  • Champion a fundraising campaign in support of the Atlanta Women’s Foundation.

Ideal Applicants

Ideal Inspire Atlanta applicants are those who have:

  • Passion for elevating women and girls, especially those affected by poverty.
  • Desire to develop personally and use their talents to affect local change.
  • Positions of leadership or are on leadership tracks within their workplaces.
  • Previous volunteer work with nonprofits (fundraising experience a plus).
  • Willingness to commit time and energy to complete the program.
  • Support from their employers.

*Inspire Atlanta is a community impact program for professional and civic minded women in Atlanta, not a nonprofit training program. Nonprofit 501(c)3 employees will not be accepted due to a potential conflict of interest with the fundraising requirements.

Program Objectives

The Inspire Atlanta Program develops women personally, professionally, and philanthropically.
Participants will manage a fundraising campaign on behalf of AWF, receiving benefits for their effort.

  • Personal — “Me"

    Understand my core foundation that serves as my compass for setting the course of
    my life and the impact I will have on my community.

  • Professional — “My Career"

    Create a professional advantage and generate differential value by inspiring my
    network to influence lasting community change.

  • Philanthropic — “My Community"

    Develop my leadership action plan to drive the change I want to see in my community.

 

Program Elements & Dates

Over the course of the five-month initiative, Inspire Atlanta participants will attend 9 sessions. In that time, they’ll explore their core values, network with fellow community leaders, develop a broader understanding of the issues Atlanta’s women and girls face and garner support for these issues through a fundraising campaign.

What Does Inspire Atlanta Mean for Me?

Campaign Kick-off- Thursday, January 27, 2:00-6:00PM
Orientation - Friday, January 28, 9:30AM-3:30PM

 

Constructing My Journey: Setting up for Success

Fundraising Campaign Workshop - Friday, February 4, 9:30-3:30PM

 

Walking in the Shoes of Those You're Supporting

Poverty Simulation - Saturday, February 12, 9:30-1:30PM

 

Lessons From Leaders

Featured Speaker(s) TBA - Wednesday, February 23

 

Mission Possible: My Efforts in Action

AWF Grantee Tours - Week of February 28 - March 4

 

+Additional expanded education sessions will be offered throughout the program 

 

Women on Board Workshop

Nonprofit Board Training - Friday, March 18 

 

Lessons From Leaders

Featured Speaker(s) TBA - Wednesday, March 23

 

Where We Are Today: Accelerating Tomorrow

Advocacy Training - Friday, April 1

 

Playbook for Continued Success: Gap to Goal Countdown 

Enneagram in Business Workshop - Friday, April 15

 

Lessons From Leaders 

Featured Speaker(s) TBA - Tuesday, April 26

 

Inspire Atlanta Celebration & Moving Forward

Celebration Event - Thursday, May 12

Thank you to our Sponsors

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Thank you to our Media Sponsor

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