August 2016 Local Update


Don’t miss out on the array of professional development and networking events for social sector professionals in Atlanta this month! Check out the assortment of opportunities:


Career Negotiation Strategies
Wednesday, August 3, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, General Assembly

Hone your powers of persuasion and learn the fundamentals of negotiation with General Assembly and The Muse.


Salary Negotiation Strategies
Friday, August 5, 1:00 - 2:30 pm, Atlanta Tech Village

Negotiate your salary like a pro! Knowing how to effectively negotiate compensation is necessary for any and every profession.

YNPN Atlanta: National Conference Watch Party
Friday, August 5, 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Atlanta Community Food Bank

The National YNPN Conference is taking place in Portland, OR, this year, but through the magic of the Internet, we are able to join in from Atlanta! Join us for a livestream of the afternoon plenary session by Ami Dar, Founder and Executive Director of on "How Networks are Changing the World."

Crafts & Crafts: Civic Networking Night
Tuesday, August 9, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Center for Civic Innovation

Spend a night with your fellow civic innovators for craft brews and a fun crafting project with Dayle Bennett, our Creative Director and one of Atlanta’s top design trendspotters.


Designing Your Company Culture
Tuesday, August 9, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, General Assembly

In this engaging talk, we’ll explore principles of culture design, and you’ll leave understanding how culture can improve the people, profits, and purpose of your business.


Network Under 40 @ City Winery
Thursday, August 11, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, Ponce City Market

You don’t want to miss out on this as we’re taking over City Winery’s private concert venue and will be surrounded by wine casks! Who needs to fly out to Napa when City Winery is bringing the best vino to you, right in the heart of Atlanta?


First Degree: Film Screening & Discussion
Wednesday, August 17, 6:00 - 8:30 pm, Center for Civic Innovation

Join the Center for Civic Innovation and Pentorship, a local a social enterprise that develops educational content to better prepare those incarcerated for a life beyond bars, as they explore an experiment to allow incarcerated people to access college degrees. View the 30 minute documentary First Degree followed by a deep group discussion on the state of available educational resources for incarcerated people in our own city.


21st Century Skills for a 21st Century Workforce
Thursday, August 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, General Assembly

This Critical Issues Forum will define challenges and opportunities for formalizing the connection between education, innovation, and competitiveness for a 21st century workforce.

YNPN Atlanta: Happy Hour @ Colony Square
Thursday, August 18, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, The Establishment

The next YNPN Atlanta Happy Hour will take place in Colony Square in Midtown! We'll be chilling out in the gorgeous patio at The Establishment. This fabulous cocktail bar has delicious food and drink! Sample some appetizers on us, and purchase other food and drinks for a great evening!

Network Under 40 DoGooders Service Project with Asian-Americans Advancing Justice
Saturday, August 20, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Sweet Auburn Curb Market

We’re hosting a voter registration drive! With less than two months until the voter registration deadline and the elections coming soon after, it’s time to get people civically engaged so their voices can be heard.


Using Tech to Scale Your Social Impact
Wednesday, August 24, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, General Assembly

Learn how to use the power of tech to increase your social impact by hearing from those who are doing it every day.

Leadership Breakfast: Lain Shakespeare
Tuesday, August 30, 7:30 am - 9:30 am, Center for Civic Innovation 

If you've ever wanted to know what it's like to help a corporate brand be a good neighbor, Lain is the guy to ask! He currently serves as the Corporate Citizenship manager of MailChimp.

Jones and Kolb T.E.A. Group Luncheon
Tuesday, August 30, 11:15 am - 1:00 pm, Maggiano's 3368 Peachtree Road
Cost: $25 RSVP via email  by August 25

Topic: Accounting Update Including Not-for-Profit Financial Reporting, Revenue Recognition, Leases and Financial Instruments"



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