GEORGIA WATCH

Protecting consumers since 2002

Atlanta, GA   |  www.georgiawatch.org

Mission

To protect and inform consumers so all Georgians prosper and communities thrive.

Ruling year info

2005

Principal Officer

Liz Coyle

Main address

55 Marietta Street NW Suite 903

Atlanta, GA 30303 USA

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EIN

16-1639971

NTEE code info

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We endeavor to close opportunity gaps, reduce health disparities, and protect consumers’ hard-earned income. We advocate for policies that lower the energy burden on struggling families, open doors to the financial mainstream, improve access to healthcare, and increase financial security. We educate consumers so they know their rights and are able to seek redress in a civil court of law when they’ve been harmed in the marketplace. We also equip and inspire communities to advocate for their own best interests. In all that we do, we work to ensure equitable outcomes and justice for Georgia consumers.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Health Access Program

The Health Access Program (HAP) seeks to ensure and expand access to safe and affordable healthcare for all Georgians through consumer empowerment, policy development and advocacy.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Consumer Energy Program (CEP) advocates on behalf of Georgia’s residential and small business customers in energy-related matters before Georgia’s Public Service Commission (PSC) and at the state capitol.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Through our Financial Protection Program (FPP), we focus on safeguarding consumer protections and issues that impact consumers’ wallets and quality of life, including identity theft, home foreclosure and predatory lending.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We seek to protect the right to trial by jury and promote access to the courts for all Georgians, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or economic level.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Goal 1: Conditions in place to effect policy change in Georgia Watch’s 2018-2020 priority impact areas to benefit Georgia’s consumers.

Goal 2: Policy change in Georgia Watch’s 2018-2020 priority impact areas to reduce the high cost of poverty and eliminate disparities based on race and place.

Goal 3: Increased 1) recognition of equity as a shared value and 2) justice afforded all Georgia consumers.

Goal 4: Organizational capacity required to expand impact of Georgia Watch per 2018-2020 Strategic Plan.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GEORGIA WATCH

Board of directors
as of 3/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Martha Wilber

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes