May 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

Copy Talk: How to Make a Living as a Writer
Thursday, May 5, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Join a panel of four marketing writers as they discuss their career paths, lessons learned, and answer your questions about how to make a living as a writer.

Building Atlanta Week
Monday, May 9 – Friday, May 13

This event series is a week full of panel discussions, mixers, and fireside chats to explore Atlanta’s progress as an innovative city. The vision is to showcase people and organizations from a variety of industries who are actively “Building Atlanta” and helping to position it as a global contender.


Center for Civic Innovation

Civic Innovation Fellowship: Information Session
Monday, May 9, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

The Center for Civic Innovation just launched applications for Atlanta’s first Civic Innovation Fellowship, a competitive 6-month business and leadership program for Atlanta-based social entrepreneurs. They are hosting an information session for potential candidates to help frame the program and to answer any questions about it.


General Assembly

Refresh South
Wednesday, May 11, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Come spend an evening with General Assembly as they (re)launch Refresh South – a fireside chat series that encourages thoughtful, intelligent discussion about the future. This edition features Elizabeth Yin, an investment partner at 500 Startups.


Center for Civic Innovation

Social Studies: Renovation or Replacement, Atlanta’s Central Library
Wednesday, May 11, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, Central Library Auditorium, 1 Margaret Mitchell Square

“What’s wrong with Atlanta’s Central Library and can it be fixed?” If you haven’t heard the news, the Central Library in Downtown Atlanta might be on the chopping block. This talk aims to explore what the future holds for the Central Library and other Atlanta libraries.


General Assembly

Evernote Presents: Productivity Hacks for Innovators On the Go
Thursday, May 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

General Assembly and Evernote bring you a panel of leaders and entrepreneurs on the go to share their tips, tricks, and favorite productivity tools for winning at work + life.


MAFDET Forums: Us vs Them or Nah? (Improving Community & Police Relations)
Saturday, May 21, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Come engage with community leaders and law enforcement in an effort to work towards improving community relationships as well as gaining the opportunity to work with MAFDET Inc.


Jones and Kolb

T.E.A. Group Luncheon
Tuesday, May 24, 11:15 am – 1:00 pm, Maggiano’s 3368 Peachtree Road
Cost: $25 RSVP via email

Topic: Key Performance Indicators that Really Perform; Speaker: Brian T. Muia

Center for Civic Innovation

Owning Your Story: Pitch Workshop!
Wednesday, May 25, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This is a full-day workshop that walks you through storytelling techniques to better connect with your audience and inspire others about your work. Whether you are a social entrepreneur speaking to investors or an activist speaking to your community, this program will help you tell an organized, compelling, and authentic story.




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