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Communities team with UGA, go virtual to develop leaders

Communities across Georgia can now deliver their adult and youth leadership programs virtually with support from the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fanning Institute—a unit of UGA… Full story

Fanning connects nonprofits to CARES Act resources

The federal government recently authorized additional funding for the CARES Act to help nonprofits and small businesses keep workers employed amid the current circumstances they are encountering. Nonprofits can apply for funding through both the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and… Full story

Fanning offers virtual leadership resources

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve created virtual program formats for both our Community Leadership Program and Youth Leadership in Action curricula. Maintaining the basic structure and essence of our curriculum, we utilize virtual meeting technology and other tools… Full story

Fanning Institute Operational Response to COVID-19

Click here for online COVID-19 Resources To our partners across Georgia and elsewhere, All of us are dealing with an unprecedented situation as we respond to the COVID-19 virus. As a unit of Public Service and Outreach at the University… Full story

UGA nonprofit leadership development program graduates 2020 class

A leadership program at the University of Georgia continues to build a stronger nonprofit community equipped to address the state’s critical issues. Nineteen nonprofit leaders from around Georgia graduated from the 2020 Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations (ELPNO), held… Full story

Georgia Possible prepares students for life after high school

We’ve all heard it: What do you want to be when you grow up? For students in the Clarke County School District, the answer to that question ranges from engineer to counselor, and everything in between. The Georgia Possible program… Full story

Mandela Washington Fellowship returns to UGA in summer 2020

The University of Georgia is proud to announce its selection as an Institute Partner for the 2020 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Beginning in mid-June, UGA will host 25 of Africa’s bright, emerging Civic Engagement leaders for a… Full story

Walton County high school honored at UGA leadership conference; Fanning Institute announces new initiatives for communities, organizations

Walnut Grove High School in Loganville, Georgia, was honored by UGA with the 2020 Innovations in Community Leadership Award for its success in implementing a leadership curriculum that has led to higher graduation rates and greater student engagement. The award… Full story

Fanning Institute to host fifth annual leadership conference at UGA this week

A native of southeast Georgia, Lynda Brannen Williamson spent her life working to improve the Statesboro community as a civic leader, a legacy that continued after her passing with the creation of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation in 2014, and… Full story

Fanning Institute seeks mentors for summer programs

The University of Georgia J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development is seeking mentors for its overnight summer youth programs. Current college students with at least one year of college completed may apply to be mentors for one or more of… Full story

Fanning Institute seeks leadership development faculty position

The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia, is seeking a Leadership Development Generalist. This is a 12-month renewable contract position at… Full story

Fanning Institute advisory board meets to look back at 2019, plan for future

The UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development advisory board received an update on the institute’s 2020-2025 strategic plan during its fall meeting on Dec. 5. “Our advisory board plays a vital role in guiding the strategic direction of the… Full story