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Upcoming Events Of Interest
Here is a collection of upcoming events in Atlanta that we think will be of special interest for young nonprofit professionals. Don't forget to check our events page for YNPN Atlanta's incredible events, too!
Free Class on How to Use a "Real" Camera
Saturday, March 25, 11:00am-12:30pm
Got a nice DSLR camera, but only shoot on automatic mode like a noob? This class is for those who have a nice camera + would like to learn how to boost their skills when it comes to utilizing the manual settings in special lighting conditions. Learn the basics of manual photography through hands on instruction + practice of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO with your DSLR camera. The class is FREE and will start with an overview on the basics of manual photography, including the concepts + proper usage of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Once students get a grasp on these concepts, then we will venture out into the surrounding Downtown neighborhood and practice shooting manually in different lighting conditions until the end of class. More Details.
GCN Class: Intro to Development Office Mgmt. & Fundraising Event Planning
Wednesday, March 29, 7:30am-9:00am
Leading a successful development effort requires a variety of skills and competencies. The biggest challenge, no matter what the size of the organization, is to match the chosen method (or methods) of fundraising with the mission, the characteristics of potential supporters, and the resources available to do the necessary work. This class is $150 for GCN Members and $175 for non-Members. Details and registration.
Networking Event for Women in Tech & Nonprofits
Thursday, March 30, 7:30pm-10:30pm
It’s time for the 2nd Annual Southeast Dreamin' WIT & Saasie Tech Social! Please join Women in Tech & Saasie Tech Socials for awesome networking with Salesforce Women in Tech, Girl Develop It, and Women Who Code. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect names and faces, make new friends and toast the old! We invite women and allies in all areas and at all levels of technology including (but not limited to): #awesomeadmins, developers, consultants, programmers, UXers, Project Managers, Founders/Co-Founders, individuals in startups, ladies from nonprofits, and women who are interested in getting into tech. This event is FREE. Details and registration.
CCI Leadership Breakfast: Mayoral Candidate Ceasar Mitchell
Tuesday, April 4, 7:30am-9:00am
The Center for Civic Innovation (CCI) is hosting Leadership Breakfast events each month with all of the candidates for Mayor of Atlanta. Join CCI and special guest Ceasar Mitchell for a candid and open conversation; learn more about their personal story and vision for the future of this city. Tickets are $10, or the event is free for CCI Members. Details and registration.
Livestream: Successfully Integrating For-Profit Board Members
Thursday, April 6, 6:00pm-7:30pm
New board members from the business world often speak a different language and operate from a different culture from the nonprofit board they join, which can result in a bumpy experience. This interactive session will look at how to effectively recruit, onboard and integrate such board members. The main goal is a seamless start leading to a productive and mutually satisfying experience, along with business and nonprofit professionals learning from each other and experimenting with best practices from both realms. This workshop is designed for all nonprofits. The Foundation Center West is hosting this event and live-streaming it for FREE. Details and registration.
Our Global Social Responsibility: Panel Discussion
Friday, April 7, 11:00am-1:00pm
How do our everyday consumer purchases impact the fair and equitable conditions of workers throughout the world? Hear insights on worker’s rights from: the 2015 International Human Rights Awardee Amirul Haque Amin, president and co-founder of the National Garment Workers Federation in Bangladesh; Barbara Denker, head of the Fashion Department of the Fashion School Nuremberg and co-founder of STOP (Stop Trafficking and Oppression of Children and Women); Brent Wilton, Director of Global Workplace Rights for The Coca-Cola Company. Event takes place at the Center for Civil & Human Rights. Tickets are $25. Details and registration.
CCI Leadership Breakfast: Mayoral Candidate Michael Sterling
Tuesday, April 11, 7:30am-9:00am
The Center for Civic Innovation (CCI) is hosting Leadership Breakfast events each month with all of the candidates for Mayor of Atlanta. Join CCI and special guest Michael Sterling for a candid and open conversation; learn more about their personal story and vision for the future of this city. Tickets are $10, or the event is free for CCI Members. Details and registration.
Atlanta Green Drinks: April MeetUp
Wednesday, April 12, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Atlanta Green Drinks is is a monthly networking/social gathering for the sustainability crowd. Whether you're green industry, an environmental advocate, or simply looking to meet some people with similar interests across the broad spectrum of sustainability (be it renewable energy, transportation and planning, architecture and design, organics, nature), you'll be in good company at Green Drinks. Details & Registration.
GCN Class: Tools for Conducting a Winning Capital Campaign
Thursday, April 13, 9:00am-3:00pm
Capital campaigns are once-in-a-generation opportunities requiring a strong vision, a clear plan, an understanding of needed infrastructure, and leadership who can guide the initiative from inception to community-wide approval and participation. Focusing on everything you need to know for capital campaigns, this covers organizational readiness, the accounting principles of a successful capital campaign, goals and benchmarks, and insight into securing the ever-important lead gift. This class is $150 for GCN Members and $175 for non-Members. Details and registration.
Network Under 40: at Terminus 330
Thursday, April 13, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Network Under 40 hosts monthly social events for young professionals. April's meetup is happening at Terminus 330. Their events regularly sell out, so register now! Tickets are $10-$25. Details and registration.
2017 Southern Grants Forum
April 18-20, all week
The Southern Grants Forum helps all members of the grant-funded community (nonprofits, governmental entities, colleges and universities, tribal organizations, hospitals, and others). This year's Forum features nearly two dozen workshops that will prepare both new and experienced grants professionals and their organizations to safely navigate the challenges and seize the opportunities in grants management in 2017 and beyond. The three-day conference features sessions divided into multiple tracks exploring federal grants, fiscal integrity, information technology, governance and organizational management, human resources, and programmatic issues. The Southern Grants Forum will also discuss recent developments affecting nonprofit accounting and auditing, the Head Start Program Performance Standards, and health care reform. During the Southern Grants Forum 2017, attendees will be able to get answers to their most important questions about grants management, legal issues, human resources, technology, and accounting. Conference registration is $599. Details and registration here.
GCN Class: Introduction to Nonprofit Accounting
Wednesday, April 19, 9:30am-12:30pm
Being unfamiliar with nonprofit accounting procedures and concepts may be the one part of your job causing you anxiety. In reality, once you know the conditions and terminology, you will realize how simple and essential it is to your work and the health of your organization. This class is designed to make you more comfortable with nonprofit accounting. During this class, you will walk through real nonprofit examples and reports that will help you understand jargon, accounting rules, roles and responsibilities, and procedures and policies. This class is right for you if you are new to the nonprofit sector, nonprofit accounting, or your position as staff or board member. This class is $150 for GCN Members and $175 for non-Members. Details and registration.
MODA Presents: Design & Music - Conversation with Lawrence Azerrad
Wednesday, April 19, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Designers and musicians have always had a special bond, and ability to influence culture. This event will explore and ask us to look at the role that design and music play in our relationship to the human experience today. Earlier this year, with Lawrence Azerrad’s help, AIGA (the professional organization of design) launched the Design Plus program, spotlighting how the design community can make an impact for good across business and services around the world. Atlanta-based cellist Okorie Johnson will perform prior to the event. Tickets are $15 General, $10 for MODA Members, & $8 for Students. Details and registration.
Conference on Diverse Philanthropy and Leadership
April 19-21, all week
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the African American Development Officers Network (AADO) will conduct the fifth conference on diverse philanthropy and leadership to meet the great demand for professional development at all levels of advancement, not only in the area of diverse leadership, but also in understanding philanthropic diversity. Details registration here.
YNPN Atlanta Event! Workshop on Strategic Volunteering
Tuesday, April 25, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Fundraising 102 Workshop: Fundraising Models
Wednesday, April 26, 10:30am-12:00pm
A workshop presented by Foundation Center South and the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta. During this workshop, our speakers will help representatives from nonprofits understand: 1) The required fundraising "paperwork" (including charitable solicitation registration); 2) The tax considerations of fundraising (including unrelated business income and sales tax); 3) A variety of specific fundraising models (including cause marketing, licensing intellectual property, sponsorships, raffles and other gaming, and special events). This workshop is FREE. Details and registration.
#NonprofitStrong: A YNPN Conference in Chapel Hill, NC
Friday, April 28, 8:30am-4:00pm
The YNPN Triangle North Carolina chapter hosts an annual #NonprofitSTRONG Summit, presented by the Triangle Community Foundation. The Summit brings together nonprofit professionals from across the region for a full day of networking and professional development. Attendees can opt into one of 3 tracks: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Taking your Career to the Next Level; or Nonprofit Professional Essentials. This day-long conference is only $35. Details and registration.
CCI Leadership Breakfast: Mayoral Candidate Cathy Woolard
Tuesday, May 2, 7:30am-9:00am
The Center for Civic Innovation (CCI) is hosting Leadership Breakfast events each month with all of the candidates for Mayor of Atlanta. Join CCI and special guest Cathy Woolard for a candid and open conversation; learn more about their personal story and vision for the future of this city. Tickets are $10, or the event is free for CCI Members. Details and registration.
Leadercast: One-Day Leadership Conference
Friday, May 5, 8:30am-3:30pm
The largest one-day leadership event in the world, taking place right here in Metro Atlanta! Attend the event locally, or watch via simulcast with thousands worldwide. Hear from speakers including Tyler Perry and Daniel Pink. Conference registration is $250, or just $75 for students. Details and registration.
Network Under 40: at Atlanta Botanical Garden
Thursday, May 10, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Network Under 40 hosts monthly social events for young professionals. May's meetup is happening at Atlanta Botanical Garden. Their events regularly sell out, so register now! Tickets are $10-$25. Details and registration.
Atlanta 2017 Technovation Pitch Event
Friday, May 12, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Technovation is an entrepreneurship program and competition for young women. Through an intensive 3-month curriculum, teams of young women imagine, design, and develop mobile apps, then pitch their “startup” businesses to judges. The winners of this regional contest will move on the World Pitch Summit in San Francisco. Details and registration.
GCN Class: Tools for Successful Fundraising Events, Planning & Execution
Tuesday, May 23, 9:00am-3:00pm
Events need to be engaging enough to get people involved in the short-term, but carefully planned to support your long-term needs. From setting your event goals to marketing, creating and maintaining a budget to securing in-kind donations and sponsorships, this course covers all the bases necessary for hosting the most successful event possible. Details and registration.
Easy SEO Fixes: Nonprofit Tech Club Event
Tuesday, May 23, 6:15pm-7:30pm
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization - helping Google and other engines find your website! The Nonprofit Tech Club is a local fellowship of nonprofit techies (professional and “accidental” are equally welcome) who will brainstorm, share ideas and solutions, and support each other while discussing SEO! Event is Free. Details and registration.
CCI Leadership Breakfast: Mayoral Candidate Vincent Fort
Tuesday, June 6, 7:30am-9:00am
The Center for Civic Innovation (CCI) is hosting Leadership Breakfast events each month with all of the candidates for Mayor of Atlanta. Join CCI and special guest Vincent Fort for a candid and open conversation; learn more about their personal story and vision for the future of this city. Tickets are $10, or the event is free for CCI Members. Details and registration.
Southern Regional Grant Conference in Morrow, GA
June 15 & 16, 8:00am-5:00pm
The Southern Regional Grant Conference (#SRGC17) is the premier networking and professional development event for grant professionals. Gain insight and perspective about key issues facing the grant field, build and strengthen professional relationships, and discover new resources and project opportunities while demonstrating commitment to the grant profession. Save over $50 with the Early Bird registration rate of $199 - that rate ends March 31st. Details and registration.
Judson Women's Leadership Conference
Tuesday, June 20, 8:00am-4:00pm
The JCI Foundation's full day conference designed to create a great learning environment to share and analyze the unique strengths, challenges, and opportunities facing women. Participants will discover powerful strategies to move their leadership forward as they interact with peers and deepen understandings of the practices of successful women. There will be unique opportunities for networking, mentoring, and leadership development between attendees and event speakers. Speakers this year include Natosha Reid-Rice of Habitat for Humanity and Stacey Abrams from the Georgia General Assembly. Early bird registration costs $100, and ends March 31. Details and registration.
GCN Class: Social Networking for Nonprofits
Wednesday, June 21, 9:00am-3:00pm
Leveraging existing, often free-to-use social media platforms, nonprofits can drive awareness, share their story, cultivate donor relationships, and open up two-way communication with advocates, donors, and volunteers in ways never before possible. This course includes vital, industry-leading instruction on identifying the social media platform that’s best for your organization, creating a compelling message, and analyzing data to drive organizational development. This class is $150 for GCN Members and $175 for non-Members. Details and registration.
August 11-14: National YNPN Conference in Atlanta!
Leading Through Change
YNPN Atlanta is honored to be hosting the 2017 National Conference for Young Nonprofit Professionals! In partnership with YNPN National, young leaders from across the country will come to Atlanta to experience professional development and networking with our nonprofit peers. Tell us you're excited using #ynpn17 on Twitter. More details about the conference will be found here as they become available: http://conference.ynpn.org/