July 2015 Local Update

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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!

Atlanta Regional Commission
Grants Workshop: Public Art Program
Thursday, July 16 at 2:00-3:30pm
The Atlanta Regional Public Art Program provides matching funding through a competitive grant process to help communities install public art across the 10 County Metro Atlanta Region. Each work of art will celebrate a community’s unique identity while symbolizing the commonalities of our region. This workshop will help you prepare your application to the grant program.

Center for Civic Innovation
Discussion: Aren't All Small Businesses Social Enterprises?
Thursday, July 16 at 6:30-8:30pm
Small businesses and social enterprises have can have an enormously positivie impact on our communities. Join CCI for a panel discussion on the role these ventures play in Atlanta and what should be done to support and help them.

Association of Fundraising Professionals
Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, July 21 at 7:30am
Join AFP as Charmaine Ward, Senior Director of Corporate Affairs at Georgia Pacific discusses how to engage corporate affinity groups.

Center for Civic Innovation
Social Entrepreneur Speed Date
Monday, July 27 at 6:30-8:00pm
Want to meet other social entrepreneurs and civic innovators working with CCI? Join us for an evening of networking where you can connect with others who are just as passionate about improving our city.

Center for Civic Innovation
Leadership Breakfast: Doug Hooker
Tuesday, July 28 at 7:30-9:30am
Join CCI for our July Leadership Breakfast! This month, we are excited to host Doug Hooker, the executive director of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), and someone who is deeply involved in the Atlanta community. He has served on numerous regional boards and is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta, Leadership Georgia, the Regional Leadership Institute, and the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership.

Network After Work
Wednesday, July 29th, at 6:00-9:00pm
Join Network After Work on Wednesday July 29th at Park Tavern at Piedmont Park (500 10th St NE) from 6-9pm. Enjoy light bites and a free drink before 7pm while networking with local business professionals and entrepreneurs from a range of industries. Color-coded name tags help you connect with local members of the industries that matter most to you.  America’s premier face-to-face business networking organization holds monthly mixer events like this in over 40 other cities and caters to nearly one million members. 

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If you have any upcoming events that you would like us to include in our Local Update posts, please don't hesitate to email Lauren Jeong at lsk@foundationcenter.org.
Lauren K. Jeong, Program Associate, Foundation Center-Atlanta