Social Innovators Academy: Event Planning


As the students got back to school, Social Innovators Academy got back to work, and we kicked off 2019 with the topic of Event Planning! The goal of Social Innovators Academy is to create a social impact project, awareness campaign, or an event to promote or fundraise for their cause. Many of our students host an event of some sort for their project, whether it is a single large-scale event, or multiple, smaller gatherings. Even for our students who have already hosted an event, there is always something to be more to be learned about this topic.


Our North Fulton cohort met on Tuesday, January 22nd to learn about event planning from Peggy Robinson and Dwight Cunningham, the founders of the Roswell Wine Festival. Peggy and Dwight were able to share the ways they have grown the festival over the past seven years. They were able to discuss all the moving parts that have to come together for a successful event, including logistics that the students may not have ever even considered! Thank you again, Peggy and Dwight, for sharing your time and knowledge with us!


Our South Fulton cohort was scheduled to gather on Tuesday, January 29th to hear from Versonya Dupont, but unfortunately Atlanta winter weather had other ideas! We will be making up the missed information during a future workshop.


However, earlier in January a few students from our South Fulton cohort met to learn from a GivingPoint alum, Forest Ogúnyànkìn. Forest shared how his time with GivingPoint shaped the path to where he is now. We are so grateful we have alumni who are willing to share their stories!


As always, thank you to our locations and presenters who share their time and space with us to make Social Innovators Academy possible. We are looking forward to meeting in February to learn about Branding and Marketing!