Ellen McCarty brings over twenty-five years of executive leadership experience in the nonprofit sector. She has been the recipient of local, state, and national recognition for her design, creation and launch of services in, Georgia Title One elementary schools, the juvenile justice system, residential programs for children and youth in foster care and aging out of foster care, and permanent housing for homeless men, women, and children infected and/or affected with HIV/AIDS
Ellen graduated from Troy University with a B.S. in Social Rehabilitation and attended the University of Georgia in the graduate department of social work. She has designed and taught workshops on the nonprofit sector, grantwriting, board governance and best practice boards, unlocking the fear of fundraising, and program sustainability, to name a few. She has served as a guest lecturer at colleges and universities including the Emory University Young Scholars Program. Ellen has also served as an instructor and consultant for Foundation Center - Atlanta; the Georgia Center for Nonprofits – Nonprofit University; United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta’s Volunteer in Training Program; Right Management; Atlanta Public Library System, and nonprofits of all sizes.
The relationships she has built with the philanthropic community and key community stakeholders is an additional tool that she draws upon to support her clients.