Pivoting our Education Program During a Pandemic

Last year we kicked off our education events with our first-ever Nonprofit Academy. Over 200 people, representing more than 100 nonprofits, attended our intensive, half-day of learning and networking for nonprofits. We offered 15 different sessions in five tracks: fundraising, leadership development, storytelling, business operation and relationship development. Our presenters included Kevin Monroe, Columns Fundraising, Facebook Atlanta, Dr. John Green, Rock, Paper, Scissors, Magnolia Media Group and more. We were also honored to have Milton Little, the CEO of United Way for Greater Atlanta, as our luncheon keynote speaker. 

Following our Nonprofit Academy, our plan was to continue our monthly education events throughout 2020. When COVID-19 hit, we stuck with our plan but went virtual and quickly learned the ins and outs of Zoom!

“When the pandemic hit we quickly realized we wouldn’t be able to hold our traditional large group education classes. We pivoted, not only logistically, but made major changes to our programming to meet the new needs of our audience. People responded and we hosted 50-100 attendees at each webinar.  While we look forward to being back in front of a live audience in the future, I believe that this pandemic has taught us to be resilient, to pivot as needed, and that we’ll continue an aspect of our online courses in the future.” Christy Norris, education director

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