Alabama | Georgia | Mississippi Local Nonprofit News, Events and Chat for Sunday - October 2

The latest local Birmingham/Atlanta/Greater Jackson area nonprofit news to help power your network, strengthen your organization and keep you involved with your professional peers, funders, competitors and cohorts!

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month! GCDD is partnering with several other organizations this year to bring awareness to the importance of providing accessible employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities and all other disabled individuals.

The monthly numbers are in and we had a live release rate of 93% this past month! We couldn't do this without the support of our amazing staff, volunteers, fosters, donors and community members. Thank you for making these numbers possible!

Mr. Barbee says his light, combined with others', creates the great light for the Promise of Gwinnett. Mr. Barbee is a custodian at Coleman MS, and is our #Shine Staff Member of the Day! Click here to meet him and other “shining” staff members:

Tevin doesn't believe in the word quit. Tevin is our #Shine Student of the Day! Click here to meet him and other students featured in the SHINE campaign:

Our current exhibition of highlights from the Sellars Collection, "Another Point of View," closes in two weeks on Sunday, October 16. You don't want to miss these stunning paintings by American women artists!
🖼️ Sara Norwood Bartle, "My Little Girl"

Douglas McLaurin, a doctoral student in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, has been selected to take part in the Robert L. Smith, M.D. Scholars Program, part of the Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education Center at UMMC. Read more:

This sweet little kitten is ready to make your family complete. She has so much to offer and is excited to meet her forever family. She is about 1 ½ months old, unaltered, vaccinated and microchipped. She is FIV negative and her adoption fee is $125. Apply online for her today!!

#LoveOneAnother #1John47 #TheSalvationArmy #LoveBeyond

As we move into the 4th quarter, we're glancing over our shoulder at how far we've come. We are also taking stock of the impact we had in 2021.

Take a look👉


We would like to wish one of our amazing board members, Angela Pittman, a happy birthday. Thank you, Angela, for all you do for our organization and community. Happy Birthday!

#GiveOxford #InvestInLOU #WhyToWe #OxfordMS #OleMiss #HottyToddy

Empty the Shelters starts today at LCHS! Thanks to Bissell, we were able to extend our September adoption special for one more week. This means, until October 8, all adult dogs who are already spayed/neutered, will have completely WAIVED fees. Apply online today!

Our friends in KY are fighting for their rights, just like we are here in GA.

Let’s vote our rights to send a clear message to lawmakers.

We're looking for more friends, could it be you? 👀

Check out these career opportunities at CMA:

👋 Front of House
🤩 Exhibit Floor Support
✏️ Museum Educator School Programs
📚 Museum Educator Programs Team ⁠

Link to apply->

We have a terrific lineup of guests this coming week! A big 'Shoutout' to The Nonprofit Show Sponsors @yptcllc
@CauseSellingEd @LetsBGenerous @StaffingBtqInc
@NatUniv @bloomerangTech
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You only have one more week to view this insane wall of knots! ⏰ "A Beautiful Mess" closes next Sunday, October 9. Visit us this week to view the exhibition before it's too late!
🖼️ Lisa Solomon, "Senninbari {1000 stitch knot belt}," 2016
Organized by @bedfordgallery

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