September 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:

Lunch and Learn: Visual Design Hacks for Non-Designers
Wednesday, September 7, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, General Assembly

Go from a good designer to a great designer by using tips and tricks to create impressive designs.


2016 Civic Impact Awards Nomination Kick-Off
Wednesday, September 7, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Center for Civic Innovation

Join the Center for Civic Innovation to meet some of the 2015 Civic Impact Award winners while learning how to nominate your favorite Atlanta civic rockstars for the 2016 awards! This fun event marks the opening of the 2016 Civic Impact Awards nomination process.


Network Under 40 @ Loews Hotel (Midtown)
Thursday, September 8, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Loews Atlanta Hotel

You won’t want to miss this opportunity for networking with stunning views of the city! Come be reminded of why Atlanta is called “the city in a forest”!


YNPN Atlanta: Personal Branding Workshop
Thursday, September 15, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, C4 Atlanta: Fuse Arts Center

What is YOUR brand? Do you stand out? If you can’t answer these questions, you need to attend this event! Gala Jackson of Interview Snob will lead a workshop on taking control of your branding and setting the tone for how you are perceived by colleagues and potential employers. We’ll discuss how to build a consistent brand online, in-person, and through your resume. Plus, all attendees get a FREE headshot taken by photographer Greg Mooney.


Network Under 40: Dine with 9
September 20, 21, or 22 at noon, Various Locations

Lunch hour with your co-workers getting stale? Looking to make new friends and/or business connections? Dine With 9, a pop-up lunch experience, is designed to help you connect in smaller, more intimate environments.


Network Under 40 @ Team Building with Taste
Tuesday, September 20, 6:30 – 9:00 pm

A one-night-only chance to connect with a smaller group during a culinary challenge! You will be divided into teams to make one of five tapas from around the world. At the conclusion of the cooking time, your team will present your plated dish to the judges and a winning team will be selected. Everyone will get to eat what each team has prepared.


Digital Marketing Trends of 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, General Assembly

At this event, you will learn the newest trends making an impact in Digital Marketing in 2016 and their significance.

Jones & Kolb T.E.A. Group Luncheon
Tuesday, September 27, 11:15 am - 1:00 pm, Maggiano's 3368 Peachtree Road

Topic: What Motivates Donors to Contribute and What Doesn't?
Cost: $25 per person; RSVP via email 

Leadership Breakfast: Brian McGowan, Dentons
Thursday, September 29, 7:30 – 9:30 am, Center for Civic Innovation

If you have questions about policy and how various parts of our government works, Brian Mc Gowan, Principal at Dentons, is a great person to ask! He has extensive government, economic development, and business startup experience. Join us, and bring your questions!




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