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Meet our new Fundraising Coordinator Caroline Croland

Tell us a little bit about your background?

 Prior to joining Georgia Organics, I worked at a locally owned coffee shop and art gallery. I had the opportunity to serve as their Creative Director, a position where I curated local vendors and artists for our monthly art shows. While I loved living the coffee life and the community that came with it, I found myself wanting to expand my professional skill set. I decided to peruse my master’s degree in Writing and Digital Communications from Agnes Scott College with the intention of utilizing my passion for communications in the non-profit sector. I graduated with my degree in August of 2019 and I cannot wait to apply what I’ve learned to further the mission of Georgia Organics.

Why did you choose us? What will be doing in your role at Georgia Organics?

 I was inspired to work with Georgia Organics because of their commitment to creating connections between growers and eaters while cultivating a more equitable food system. Food is such an integral part of wellness-it leads directly to heathier bodies, minds, communities and environments. I wanted to be a part of an organization that is dedicated to assuring that all Georgians have access to fresh, locally grown food while providing support to those who cultivate and prepare our meals.

My role at Georgia Organics will be Fundraising Coordinator. I am here to connect people who are passionate about the slow food movement to our organization and its programs. I look forward to engaging with the community, being the point person for individual and business memberships, and managing expositions at our yearly conference.

What is your spirit vegetable?

Not technically a vegetable, but mushrooms! I recently developed a culinary and medicinal obsession with the gloriously versatile little weirdos.  I aspire to one day be as useful, adaptable and as good at networking as they are.

How do you serve our community and what things should they reach out you for?

As the Fundraising Coordinator, my job is all about connecting people to our work! I oversee our membership management for individuals and businesses. My job is to help people find their niche within our organization. Are you passionate about supporting restaurants that are dedicated to sourcing local food? Do you want to connect with local chefs and eat amazing meals? Are you a business owner looking for tips on how to invest in your local food economy? Want to learn how our Farm to School program is impacting Georgia school lunches? I am here to help!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at carolinec@georgiaorganics.org to learn more about what we do and how to support our work!

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