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Frank Fernandez, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia   Frank Fernandez succeeds Alicia Philipp at Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, marking the $1.2-billion foundation’s first CEO transition in 43 years.   Read more on the announcement from Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta below.   The Community Foundation for Greater...

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Ray Caraway, JF Maddox Foundation

Hobbs, New Mexico   JF Maddox Foundation, New Mexico’s largest, taps experienced CEO Ray Caraway to succeed Bob Reid, who retires after 25 years of service to the people and communities of southeastern New Mexico.    Read more on the announcement from JF Maddox Foundation below.   The Board of Directors...

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Rozita La Gorce´, Executive Director, Watkins Christian Foundation

Atlanta, Georgia   Congratulations to Rozita La Gorcé on her appointment as Executive Director of Watkins Christian Foundation. Watkins Christian Foundation is an Atlanta-based grantmaker funded by profits from family-owned Watkins Associated Industries; since 1982, WCF has been quietly impacting thousands of lives...

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Unrest In Our Nation

The recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, combined with the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, have once again placed racial disparities front and center in our nation’s consciousness.   Many of our clients are on the frontline working to dismantle structural...

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Courtney Bugler, Chief Development Officer of Piedmont Park Conservancy

Atlanta, Georgia   Courtney Bugler has been named Chief Development & Marketing Officer (CDO) of Piedmont Park Conservancy.  Bugler was most recently the National Director of Race for the Cure at Susan G. Komen. She has a strong track record of impact in non-profit development and leadership roles.   Read more...

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John Simpkins, President and CEO, MDC

Durham, North Carolina   John Simpkins has been selected as President and CEO of MDC. MDC equips Southern leaders, institutions, and communities to improve economic mobility and advance equity. Simpkins, a constitutional law scholar and former Obama Administration counsel, has played a leadership role in advancing an...

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Paige Alexander Named CEO of Carter Center

BoardWalk Consulting is pleased to announce the appointment of Paige Alexander as CEO of The Carter Center. We are pleased to have partnered with a leading, global nonprofit in executing this important search and wish Paige all the best in this new role.   Read more on the announcement from The Carter Center...

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The Importance and Power of Storytelling

By Peter C. Chatel BoardWalk Consulting co-sponsors an annual Nonprofit Leadership Conference in Atlanta each fall, attended by nonprofit Board chairs, CEOs and foundation, corporate and nonprofit executives. This year’s event, held at Atlanta Botanical Garden, attracted 200 leaders for the 8th annual conference, themed...

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Deborah Krause Named President of Eden Theological Seminary

Eden Theological Seminary has appointed Deborah Krause as president. Click here to read the press...

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Rebecca Dixon to lead NELP as new Executive Director

Rebecca Dixon has been selected as the new Executive Director for the National Employment Law Project (NELP). Rebecca is a national leader recognized for her commitment to racial, gender and economic justice.  She will lead NELP’s work to build and contribute to a strong workers’ rights movement that dismantles structural...

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