November 2015 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:

Association of Fundraising Professionals


Steven Shattuck Presentation: Donor Retention
Tuesday, November 10, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Center for Civic Innovation
Funder Lunch & Learn: Food Well Alliance
Tuesday, November 10, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Bring your lunch and learn about an upcoming funding opportunity for food-based organizations in Atlanta. Food Well Alliance, formed in partnership with Atlanta Community Food Bank, exists to connect members of Atlanta’s local food movement around building healthier communities, transforming our local food system, and improving our lives.

Thursday, November 12; Doors open at 5:00 pm
Venetian Room, 50 Hurt Plaza

Center for Civic Innovation
Social Studies: Condos Over Culture
Thursday, November 12, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
How can Atlanta evolve without displacing its rich cultural past and present?Development is often considered a win because it signals growth and growth is generally viewed as positive. But culture is often a casualty of growth, as we’ve seen with institutions such as Thunderbox, Smith’s, and the Masquerade. How can a city and its citizens sustain culture in a town such as Atlanta that has been built around and is beholden to business?

General Assembly
Resume Building & Business Networking Workshop
Saturday, November 14, 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Center for Civic Innovation
Owning Your Story: Pitch Workshop
Monday, November 16, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Your story is often the most important part of your organization. It allows you to own your own narrative, rather than someone else owning it for you. This workshop walks you through storytelling techniques to better connect with your audience and inspire others about your work.

General Assembly
Open House + Happy Hour
Monday, November 16, 6:15 – 8:30 pm
Do you want to learn more about General Assembly's courses and discover what it's like to be a GA student? Join our team for a General Assembly Open House. Learn more about GA Atlanta and what it means to be part of a network of 10,000+ graduates around the globe. You'll also get a tour of the campus and find out about our upcoming opportunities to get connected.

Jones & Kolb
T.E.A. Group Luncheon: Accounting Update
Tuesday, November 17, 11:15 am – 1:00 pm
Maggiano’s, 3368 Peachtree Rd
Email Molly Amos to register.

Atlanta Regional Commission
Equitable Development: Realizing Our Growth Potential in Metropolitan Atlanta
Wednesday, November 18, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
An approach that ensures all communities are connected and benefit from growth will provide a more sustainable roadmap for the future of the region. This Community Planning Academy course will provide participants with key tools and principles to realize a more equitable and competitive region. Join local and national experts in an exploration of best practices and how equitable development principles can be utilized to bring about a more inclusive region.

Association of Fundraising Professionals
Young Professionals Fall Networking Mixer
Wednesday, November 18, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Manuel’s Tavern, 602 North Highland Ave NE, Atlanta
Join us for a fun and casual evening of networking with other  young fundraising professionals! This is a great opportunity to meet your peers and become more involved in the AFP Atlanta Chapter.
Appetizers will be served, compliments of AFP Atlanta!

The Power Networking Breakfast
Friday, November 20, 7:30 – 10:00 am
Make your networking worth something! Get connected with quality professionals. Learn key tips for growing your network. Put your skills into practice for real results!

Center for Civic Innovation
Leadership Breakfast: Milton Little, United Way of Greater Atlanta
Friday, November 20, 7:30 – 9:00 am
Join us for our November Leadership Breakfast as we welcome Milton LIttle, Jr., President of United Way of Greater Atlanta. Ever wonder what happens at United Way or how the organization manages the largest workplace giving campaign around? Ask Milton!

General Assembly
Techsgiving 2015
Friday, November 20, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Giving season is upon on us and there is no better way to celebrate than with your peers in the Tech industry. Uber and General Assembly have come together to bring you Techsgiving, an opportunity to have fun over food and drinks with those in Tech while helping those in need by bringing a non-perishable food item to benefit Atlanta Community Food Bank.


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

Katie Mumper, Engagement Specialist, Foundation Center-Atlanta