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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
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!
POSTPONED - YNPN Atlanta Event: Post-Conference Discussion on Leading Through Change
Tuesday, September 12, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Mayoral Candidate Forum on the Arts
Monday, September 25, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Hear mayoral candidates discuss their arts platform and how they will help our sector grow and thrive. Moderated by Doug Hooker, Atlanta Regional Commission, and Penny McPhee, Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. Presented by the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and Choose ATL. Event is free, but you can register in advance here.
Nonprofit Resource Fair - Foundation Center
Friday, September 29, 9:00am-12:30pm
Meet other nonprofit professionals and learn about the many support services, from legal advice to networking groups, available to nonprofits throughout Metro Atlanta. Exhibitors include: Careers in Nonprofits, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Palmetto Grant Consulting, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, Speakman Management Consulting, YNPN Atlanta, and more. Event is free, but registration is required. Details and registration.
Metro Atlanta Chamber's E3 Awards
Wednesday, October 4, 8:00pm
The Atlanta E3 Awards recognizes companies, organizations, and individuals working to conserve metro Atlanta’s natural resources, develop clean technologies to enhance our economy and environment, support sustainable projects and initiatives, and collaborate on solutions through university connections, marketing and education. Details and registration.
GCN Class: Measuring the Success of Your Fundraising Event
Thursday, October 5, 9:00am-3:00pm
Fundraising metrics should always be determined by your unique resource development plan and the validation you need to improve your fundraising performance. This may include measuring the outcomes of your fundraising strategies like direct mail, special events, and major gifts programs. Learn how to calculate the return on investment in all revenue-generating activities, assess fundraising results against industry standards, and more! This class is $150 for GCN Members and $175 for non-Members. Details and registration.
Atlanta Green Drinks: Monthly Gathering for Environmentally Conscious
Wednesday, October 11, 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 GreenDrinks. Details and registration.
GCN Class: Finance for the Non-Financial Manager
Wednesday, October 25, 9:00am-3:00pm
Do you pick up your phone and Google when someone mentions “cash flow,” “statement of activities,” or “balance sheet”? Then this is the course for you. This finance course is specifically catered to those of us without a degree in accounting. We provide you with definitions, examples, and exercises to help you understand and supervise the management of money in your organization. You’ll learn four important tools guaranteed to deepen your knowledge, impress your finance people, and dazzle your board. This workshop will cover financial statements, program-based budgeting, cash flow management, and building cash reserves. This class is $150 for GCN Members and $175 for non-Members. Details and registration.
ARC: State of the Region Breakfast
Friday, November 3, 7:00am-9:30am
The Atlanta Regional Commission's 2017 State of the Region breakfast is November 3rd at the Georgia World Congress Center. Join more than 1,300 metro Atlanta business, civic, elected and nonprofit leaders as ARC examines key issues and opportunities facing our region. Tickets for this annual event are $75. Details and registration.
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.
Network Under 40: Monthly Networking Event
Thursday, November 9, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Atlanta's Network Under 40 hosts the largest monthly gathering of young professionals in the city. This month, the event is happening at LIVE! at The Battery, located next door to the new Braves stadium. Don't wait to buy tickets, as these events often sell out. Tickets are $10-$20. Details and registration.
ATLeaders: Cocktail Hour
Wednesday, November 15, 5:30pm-7:00pm
ATLeaders is the Metro Atlanta Chamber's young professional group. Their "Cocktails & Co" series is a convening with no agenda other than providing you a solid network of your peers and some delightful refreshments. Tickets are $15 for Chamber Members and $20 for the general public. Details and registration.
Conference: Collective Impact for Cities
Are you looking to catalyze transformation for your city? Join Community Transformation Solutions for this conference in Atlanta! Learn how to build a collective impact culture. Establish collective impact as a practice, not a position or organization; work from an asset mindset, not a deficit mindset; build relationships and trust between community leaders and subcultures; leverage the best of your nonprofit, government, business, and faith communities in ways that reinforces each other; and establish sustainable ongoing processes. Conference registration is $495 Details and registration.