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We have scheduled the first event of the year! Based on our member survey feedback, we have planned a guided nature walk to get everyone away from their desks and into nature for a few hours!
March 19th, 2016
Clark County Wetlands Park
7050 E. Wetlands Park Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89122
Meet at the Nature Center
Light snacks will be provided but make sure you bring water and wear comfortable shoes/clothes.
Join Other YNPN Members as we:
-Learn about the beautiful Clark County Wetlands Park
-Meet other members
-Take a break from hectic schedules for some self care
YNPN Board members gathered in January to create a vision and plan for the 2016 year. Check out the resulting STRATEGIC PLAN that outlines the areas of focus for the year: Professional Development, Personal Development, Mentorship, Membership and Operations.
Feel free to contact any board member for more details or options to volunteer!
Have you ever gone to a conference and not really gone away with anything actionable you can take home and share with your team?
Well the 2015 YNPN National Conference in Little Rock Arkansas was the complete opposite of that!
We sent 5 board members to represent Southern Nevada at the National Conference and we are just busting at the seams to share with all of you the information we learned. Throughout the year we will be hosting coffee sessions where you can come and spend an hour or two with a board member and discuss a specific topic such as: All Things YNPN, Social Media, Government Relations, Fundraising, and more.
One of our biggest take-a-ways from the conference was that YNPN is a place for all of us to practice skills we want to develop. This is a safe space where we don’t have to be afraid to fail, as long as we learn from it and are “failing forward”. Rome wasn’t built in a day and we don’t expect perfection, just participation. We also want this organization to be your organization! If you want to move into fundraising and don’t have the experience to put it on your resume yet, contact us, we will help you put a campaign together for YNPN. Maybe you are interested in board governance, this is the time to throw your hat in the ring and run for a place on the board. Perhaps you are more creative and developing marketing strategies just make your little heart sing. Whatever it is, we want to help you grow and develop those skills through and with YNPN. If you have a talent to offer or a skill you want to cultivate contact your point person today and take an active role in YOUR YNPN!
Set optimistic goals; things will take as long as you think they will take.
Goals don’t have to be instantaneous.
Keep it simple and get stuff done, your goals don’t have to be new or even clever.
Don’t worry about perfection, better is the enemy of good.
This is serious work we do so take time to Have Fun!
"When the king worked, he really worked. And when he played, he really played” Dr. Seuss
We learned a lot but we also had an amazing time! The National Conference was held at the Clinton School of Public Service, which is adjacent to the William J Clinton Library and Museum and is aligned with the infamous NGO, Heifer International. Talk about collaboration and using the resources you have at hand. We have to say the Little Rock team did an amazing job and we can’t wait for Portland 2016!
Greetings, Colleagues and Friends!
Professionals in Philanthropy is putting on a Storytelling Workshop you won’t want to miss! This is the debut of the Storytelling Division of Professionals in Philanthropy (PiP). Yep! You heard it right. PiP now has an entire division focused on helping you tell your story in a compelling way that moves people to action.Read more
Crazy Spokes bike event teams up with the Aspergers Training, Employment and Life Skills organization. Vendor opportunities are available.Read more
Organizations and individuals can register now to match Board Member opportunities!Read more
UNLV Division of Educational Outreach and the UNLV School of Environmental and Public Affairs have partnered to offer a Grant Writing Certificate. Graduates of the program will gain skills in identifying relevant grant opportunities, writing strong proposals, tracking program outcomes, managing reports to funders, and utilizing available technologies and data sources to make a convincing case for support. To earn the UNLV Grant Academy Certificate, you must complete five core courses.
17 - SAVE THE DATE! Board Boot Camp
During June 26-28th over 100 chapter leaders from the 37 chapters of the Young Nonprofit Professional Network gathered in the Twin Cities to collaborate, connect and help shape the future of the network. Two of the chapter leaders from YNPN Southern Nevada chapter, Jacob Murdock and Tim Mullin, were able to attend. This three day conference kicked off with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits’ Annual Leadership Conference, where the YNPN chapter leaders interacted and attended sessions from non-profit leaders from across the state of Minnesota. The theme for the conference this year was “Exploring Diverse Voices”. This one day event was very beneficial for the Southern Nevada representatives. The second and third day of the conference was just for YNPN chapter leaders. Time was spent discussing the progress of the different chapters, sessions highlighting best practices, regional discussions and non-profit organization trends.Read more