March 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:


General Assembly

Ask Me Anything: Digital Marketing in Atlanta
Wednesday, March 2, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, General Assembly

Want to know how Digital Marketers get to the top of their field? Join us while you ask them anything you want to know about Digital Marketing.

Atlanta Startup Social
Friday, March 4, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, General Assembly

Sip, nosh and mingle with the stars of Atlanta’s startup community.


Center for Civic Innovation

Real Talk: Lessons from Community Organizing in Today’s Atlanta
Tuesday, March 8, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Center for Civic Innovation

What does it take to be a community organizer? How do you turn your passion into a position? What are barriers that organizers face today? Hear from Mary Hooks and Laura Emiko Soltis.


General Assembly

How to Create Video Content on a Budget
Wednesday, March 9, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, General Assembly

This class aims to prepare you to dive into video marketing and looks at everything from how to tell your story in 60 seconds to find the right solutions for your budget.


Center for Civic Innovation

Leadership Breakfast: Larry Gellerstedt, CEO of Cousins Properties
Tuesday, March 15, 7:30 – 9:30 am, Center for Civic Innovation

Social Studies: Who Can Afford to Live in Atlanta?
Wednesday, March 16, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Center for Civic Innovation

From Downtown to Cobb County, Atlanta housing prices are on the rise and people are finding it hard to stay in place. Let’s talk about affordability and the city’s evolving plans to ensure it in the future.


Georgia Center for Nonprofits & General Assembly

High Potential Diverse Leaders 1st Annual Event
Wednesday, March 16 6:00 – 8:00 pm, General Assembly

Come get to know new friends and the up-and-coming movers and shakers in Atlanta’s nonprofit community.



Happy Hour
Tuesday, March 22, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Ponce City Market

Center for Civic Innovation

Leadership Breakfast: Tina Fernandez, Achieve Atlanta
Tuesday, March 29, 7:30 - 9:30 am, Center for Civic Innovation

Tina has spent years in the classroom and has great perspective on the legal, management, and classroom issues affecting our schools. 

Jones and Kolb

T.E.A Group Luncheon
Tuesday, March 29, 11:15 am - 1:00 pm, Maggiano's 3368 Peachtree Road 

Topic: The New Overtime Rules and a Review of Off-the-Clock, Comp and Travel Time Rules with G. Bliss Jones
Cost $25 per person (+$2.00 for soft drinks) Email to make your reservation.

Center for Civic Innovation

Education Workshop: Using Hip Hop to Talk About Social Justice in the Classroom
Wednesday, March 30, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Center for Civic Innovation

Join CCI and A3C Hip Hop for a unique conversation on using hip hop as a tool for dialogue around social justice issues inside of classrooms. 

Social Impact + Social Enterprise on the Westside
Thursday, March 31, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Center for Civic Innovation

A gathering of existing nonprofits, community organizations, and social enterprises focused on the westside of Atlanta along with people who have ideas or skills that can improve social challenges on the westside of Atlanta. 


If you have any upcoming events that you would like us to include in our Local Update posts, please don’t hesitate to email Katie Mumper at

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