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August 30, 2017

Metro Atlanta Chamber’s Non-Profit CEO Roundtable Discuss Collective Impact for Education in Our Region


This article is part of a continuing series of posts on the Metro Atlanta Chamber’s council groups. Learn more about the Chamber’s work by exploring these leadership councils and the impact they have on the metro region.

The Metro Atlanta Chamber is host to the quarterly Nonprofit CEO Roundtable in an effort to bring like-minded organizations together and market nonprofit’s impact throughout our region. The third quarter meeting was led by DeLano Ford, executive director, Teach for America, and included a thought leader panel featuring Atlanta Public Schools, Georgia-Pacific, UNCF and Youth Entrepreneurs Georgia.

Highlighting efforts around education, an open discussion on why it is important to support nonprofits, how success can be measured and how organizations identify ways to work together, we learned there is a common goal to measure success following primary/secondary school that focuses on positioning kids to have choice-filled lives.

In a time when all industries are transitioning to a digital age, education is shifting from measuring results from a historical testing perspective to a future work-readiness perspective. Organizations are identifying ways to engage both parents and students outside of the classroom through mobile apps, innovative scholarship awards and mentorship programs with local business professionals.

The council then began to discuss how to remain transformational inside classrooms, create deep relations with students and provide support that includes social, emotional and textbook learning. By featuring both for-profit and nonprofit organizations, we had the opportunity to dive in to how enterprise organizations identify potential partners and how to remain relevant in efforts designed to gain local community buy-in.

Metro Atlanta’s nonprofit organizations are a magnet for recruiting talent, fast-growing companies and internationally recognized events. Home to some of the largest U.S. nonprofits, the depth of potential global impact continues to grow and be refreshed. Living in such a disruptive period, it is an important part of the chamber’s role to provide a platform bringing organizations together in order to tell their story and expand the region’s industry ecosystems.

The next Nonprofit CEO Roundtable will be held at the Metro Atlanta Chamber Wednesday, November 8, focusing on the topic of economic impact and corporate support. For more information, contact MAC’s Senior Account Executive Jack Murphy

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