United Way, Cobb Collaborative and Cobb Community Foundation commence analysis of county’s needs and resources


Nearly 1,500 nonprofits and churches are being asked to take part in an effort this summer to define the critical needs of Cobb County’s population of more than 750,000.

In partnership with United Way and Cobb Collaborative, the Cobb Community Foundation has engaged with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits to perform a community needs assessment to show what areas nonprofits serving the county are covering, where their efforts are concentrated and where there might be gaps in support.

Shari Martin, executive director of the foundation, said the effort is targeting an October release of the report, which is planned to be released publicly. Those results, she said, will hopefully be of use to those wanting to make a difference in the community, from organizations serving Cobb to donors and volunteers who may want to give their time or money to those groups….read more