Sayge Medlin, M.S.W.
Assistant Director and Public Service Assistant
Nonprofit Leadership Development
(706) 542-4550


As part of the nonprofit leadership development practice group, Sayge works to develop and implement meaningful, productive capacity building strategies for regional and statewide nonprofit organizations and associations. Employing consensus building techniques, she specializes in facilitating groups of all sizes through results-based decision-making processes in areas such as strategic planning, organizational change and board development. In addition, she is also highly skilled in developing and delivering research-based, interactive training material with an emphasis on community engagement, managing change, collaboration practices, and the changing roles of leaders in the organizational life cycle.

Sayge has over 20 years of experience working with nonprofits. Prior to joining the Fanning Institute, she served as director of strategy integration for the Georgia Family Connection Partnership (GaFCP) — a state level nonprofit that provides data, research, training, and technical assistance to a network of 159 collaborative organizations in Georgia.


  • 2003, M.S.W., University of Georgia
  • 1998, B.S. family and consumer sciences, University of Georgia

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