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Georgia Conservation Voters Education Fund Inc.

aka Georgia Conservation Voters   |   Atlanta, GA   |  http://www.gcvedfund.org

Mission

The Georgia Conservation Voters Education Fund fights to protect our air, water, and land. We envision a future where Georgians place a high priority on building a sustainable and resilient state. Our mission is to mobilize Georgians to advance climate and environmental justice through education, advocacy, and other forms of civic engagement.

Ruling year info

2000

Executive Director

Brionte McCorkle

Main address

Georgia Conservation Voters 725 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Floor 2

Atlanta, GA 30306 USA

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EIN

58-2559965

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

Voter Education/Registration (R40)

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The urgency to address climate change and environmental harm has never been higher, and the negative effects of this harm are visited most heavily on low-wealth communities and communities of color. We envision a future where the political landscape has changed to place a high priority on building a sustainable and resilient Georgia and advancing climate justice. We are nonpartisan, pragmatic, and effective.

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?

Clean Energy for All

We are working with our partners to reset Georgia's clean energy agenda. This includes holding Georgia Power, local Electric Membership Co-ops, and municipal utilities accountable to expanding their renewable energy portfolios and increasing energy efficiency programs. We are committed to helping businesses, towns, and people in every corner of the state lower energy costs by increasing access to solar power and creating high-quality jobs.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Most Americans support climate action but in any given election an alarming number don't make it to the polls. We believe that the long-term health of our planet is inextricably linked with the health of our democracy. That's why we are committed to voter registration, voter mobilization, and keeping voters informed about environmental issues in upcoming elections. We believe in a fair and equitable political process, and will support efforts to protect voting rights and make it easier for all people to participate in elections.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups

We know that in Georgia and nationwide, communities of color have historically been excluded from environmental decision making and the environmental movement. As a result, study after study has revealed that these communities are most impacted by environmental pollution and are most at risk from climate change. GCV will support and mobilize this constituency of young people, people of color, women, and others who have been waging their own efforts to advance environmental justice.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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

Charting impact

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

Our goal is to create a Georgia where everyone can breathe clean air, drink clean water, eat healthy foods, and live in a world free from environmental harm.

We organize communities to build power in advocating for a cleaner, more just future for Georgia.

We have a growing team of community and digital organizers working to empower Georgians across the state.

We have built a growing network of concerned Georgians, developed a website dedicated to holding the Public Service Commission and electric utilities accountable, started an environmental justice documentary program, and more.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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Georgia Conservation Voters Education Fund Inc.

Board of directors
as of 04/15/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ontario Smith

Jen Hilburn

James Reilly

Ontario Smith

Treva Gear

Aliegha Brigham Kemp

Eboni Preston

William Flippen

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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/15/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/01/2023

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.