ALLIANCE OF NIGERIAN ORGANIZATIONS IN GEORGIA, USA

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ABOUT ANOG

Best of ANOG: Our ScoreCard of Achievements (2009 - 2012)

  • Organized the first ever ANOG President's Conference in 2012 where all ANOG organization Presidents discussed community dynamics and explored common areas of collaboration
  • Organized the first ever ANOG Community Leadership Summit on September 24, 2011. The objective of this strategic summit was to learn about common goals and discuss collaborative opportunities, collectively identify local common issues, design a plan of action to improve collective leadership and civil responsibility among member organizations
  • Grew ANOG from 21 members to 45...a more than 100% growth rate over ANOG's previous 7 years.
  • Succeeded in hosting, for the first time ever, a sitting Nigerian ambassador to the United States, his excellency, Prof. Adebowale Adefuye, to grace ANOG events, and address the Nigerian Community in Georgia, twice in a row
  • Successfully brought ANOG to the attention of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, by having His Excellency, President Goodluck Jonathan send an official goodwill message to ANOG, and sending his Senior Special Assistant to represent him at ANOG's, "Nigeria at 50" banquet
  • Planned and implemented the first ever ANOG-organized Nigeria Carnival/Parade in Atlanta, to mark Nigeria's 50th independence celebration in 2012, with pomp and pageantry. This is projected to be a bi-annual event
  • Succeeded in obtaining a 501c3 status with IRS for ANOG, paving the way for expanding ANOG donation frontiers. No 501c3 status existed for ANOG in its first 7 years
  • Designed, developed and donated ANOG's first ever website...at no cost for the first 18 months
  • Designed, from scratch, the popular ANOG logo. No logo existed prior
  • Led ANOG to participate prominently, for the first time, in a colorful parade, rally and symposium with National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Created, printed and distributed glossy and colorful ANOG information brochure as a viable tool to publicize ANOG and its objectives to the community
  • Organized the first ever "Hike for Life", a community health improvement initiative
  • Increased sponsorship base by sourcing for new donors in individuals and organizations for ANOG events, thus alleviating the burden on member organizations
  • Researched and created demongraphic metrics of Nigerians in Georgia, to assist the Nigerian Consulate in making effectinve plans for oversight of the Nigerian community in Georgia
  • Created the maiden, "ANOG Marketplace", an online, "Business Center", to promote commerce and business patronage among Nigerians in Georgia
  • Created an official letterhead for ANOG...None existed prior to this
  • Creatd the maiden ANOG strategic plan for 2010 with detailed community SWOT analysis, examining the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats facing ANOG
  • Grew attendance at ANOG independence banquets from less than 200 to over 600 at the 2011 independence banquet
  • Created a FaceBook presence for ANOG, to increase awareness and community outreach among Nigerians in Georgia
  • Instituted an annual, "Coat Drive" campaign at the instance of Eko Club, to collect fairly used coats for distribution to the less privileged in our community
  • Represented ANOG at the Nigerians in Diaspora World Convention in Washington, DC and made a presentation in the, "Nigerian Diasporan Commission" symposium on behalf of the Nigerian community in Georgia
  • Represented ANOG and made a powerful presentation at the funeral service in Georgia, on the eve of the burial of His Excellency, the late President of Ghana, Prof. Attah Mills
  • Attended most organizations events (picnics, conventions, reunions, etc) to build community presence and "social investment"
  • Created, "Task Lists" for ANOG ExCo and Board of Representatives, to enable ANOG ExCo members stay focused on community leadership and keep tasks in view
  • Made regular visits to ANOG member organizations, attended local meetings, made, "winning" presentations to prospective member organizations, answered questions and gained new member organizations for ANOG

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