News & Resources

We cultivate the best news & resources to share with you.

YNPN Atlanta strives to act as a curator of news and resources for our Members and the regional nonprofit sector. Check out the areas below to stay engaged and in-the-know:

  • The YNPN Atlanta blog - a place to find discussion, advice, sector news, and professional development
  • Resource page - list of great online and offline resources for emerging nonprofit leaders


coolevents.pngUpcoming 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!





YNPN Atlanta Event! Workshop on Strategic Volunteering
Tuesday, April 25, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Find out more and sign up for this educational program!


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.


Webinar with Vu Le of NonprofitWithBalls
Wednesday, April 26, 5:00pm-6:00pm

Claxon Marketing presents a free webinar featuring an interview of Vu Le, Executive Director of the Ranier Valley Corps, based in Seattle, which promotes social justice by cultivating leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities. Vu is also the author of the popular and irreverent blog. This webinar 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.


Social Media for Nonprofits Workshop
Friday, April 28, 9:30am-11:30am

Social media can be a powerful tool to create awareness and action, but it's often a challenge for nonprofits. Team members have to handle all social efforts with their limited time, little to no budget and no proper training, missing valuable opportunities for the organization. You will learn: How to build an effective social media strategy, grow your social presence organically, keep content engaging and fresh with little resources, and more! Workshop is presented by Manu Muraro, the founder of Your Social Team, which specializes in social strategy and content for small businesses. This event is free for nonprofit professionals. 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.


Intro to Finding Grants at Gwinnett Library
Tuesday, May 2, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Are you new to the field of grant-seeking? Gwinnett County Public Library, in partnership with Foundation Center South, is offering this free introductory course. Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders. You will learn the ten most important things you need to know about finding grants, including: who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations, what do funders really want to know about the organizations that they are interested in funding, and how do you identify potential funders and make the first approach. The class is free! 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.


Annual Conference: Council of Volunteer Administrators
Tuesday, May 23, 8:00am-4:00pm

Join COVA for their Annual Conference & Awards Luncheon! This all-day conference has sessions on recruiting high-impact volunteers, managing volunteer diversity, advocating through storytelling, and much more! 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.


YNPN Atlanta Event! Happy Hour at Eclipse di Luna in Buckhead
Wednesday, May 24, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Find out more and sign up for this networking event!


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.


Network Under 40: at the Sun Dial
Thursday, June 8, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Network Under 40 hosts monthly social events for young professionals. June's meetup is happening at the Sun Dial Restaurant, 72 stories in the air with amazing views. Their events regularly sell out, so register now! Tickets are $10-$25. 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. Registration is $275 - with a discount for SRGC Members. 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 April 12. 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: 


National Philanthropy Day with AFP Atlanta
Thursday, November 9, 11:00am

National Philanthropy Day brings together professional and volunteer fundraisers, individual philanthropists, and corporate and foundation grantmakers to celebrate the role of philanthropy and to recognize key individuals who have made an impact on our community. This year's awards luncheon will again spotlight the many ways in which philanthropists, fundraisers, and volunteers have stepped up to sustain the Atlanta tradition of taking care of others in times of need. AFP will honor exceptional Georgians with the Philanthropist of the Year, Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year, and Philanthropic Leader of Tomorrow awards. Details and registration.