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Participate in the 2020 YNPN So. NV Survey by August 28th

YNPN Southern Nevada would not be what it is without all of our wonderful members and peers just like you. Your voice is a critical component of the inspiration behind our work.

We invite you to participate in the 2020 YNPN So. NV Survey to share thoughts about your experience with YNPN Southern Nevada and what we can do to better serve you. Your responses will help us develop meaningful content, programs, and events that are responsive to the expressed needs of our membership and Southern Nevada young nonprofit community.

All survey responses will remain confidential. We will not collect any personally identifiable information about you, and the information you provide will only be shared in the aggregate.

The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, August 28th, at 6:00pm. We look forward to sharing the results with you in the coming weeks along with updates on our ongoing work around this initiative.

Please reach out to YNPN So. NV leadership at info@ynpnsouthernnevada.org if you have any questions.


Take Action: Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Resources

YNPN Southern Nevada is wholeheartedly committed to creating a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and to supporting all of our members, peers, and board colleagues. We are proud of our organization's efforts to advance these critical initiatives, but we know we can and must do better.

We encourage everyone in our community to explore personal ways to understand and address racism and champion diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Listed below are a variety of resources from which to learn, listen and take action.


Ways to Support and Learn From Local Organizations, Organizers, and Businesses


Resources for Nonprofit Organizations


Other Educational Resources and Readings


This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources. We invite you to share additional resources with us via email at info@ynpnsouthernnevada.org so that we can continue to build a library of growth and educational tools for our community.


Black Lives Matter

Dear Community,

As members of the YNPN Southern Nevada board, we raise our voices in solidarity with the Black community; the Black Lives Matter movement; our Black and Brown colleagues, members, and friends; and with all who have experienced racism and other forms of injustice. We share the collective grief of our Southern Nevada community, and the world, over the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and countless others whose names we know, or whose names we will never know or get to proclaim. We condemn the escalation of violence by law enforcers and we support peaceful protesters who raise their voices in unison. We demand justice and call for change that dismantles the impact of systemic racism and combats these social injustices.

As conversations, protests, and solidarity marches continue in our own community even today, and as our board has engaged in continuous discourse around current events and how we want to show up as an organization, we recognize that the work is far from over. YNPN Southern Nevada also recognizes that we must elevate our current efforts to disrupt and eliminate systemic racism in the nonprofit sector.  That is why YNPN Southern Nevada reaffirms our commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the nonprofit sector. We are committed to creating and supporting a nonprofit workforce and community that better serves historically underrepresented communities, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), and LGBTQIA+ communities. 


Our Commitment

Our commitment to this belief will manifest not just as ideals, but as actions. We would like to share with you how YNPN Southern Nevada will begin to move our work forward to make YNPN and our nonprofit community a more equitable and inclusive space.

YNPN Southern Nevada will work toward:

  • Increasing our capacity to sustainably cultivate equity, diversity, and inclusion by establishing an EDI Task Force within our board to:
    • Review and update YNPN Southern Nevada’s EDI statement;
    • Conduct an event planning audit that reflects on past events to understand what we can do to better support our local communities, including women, LGBTQIA+, and BIPOC members and organizations, in future events; and
    • Evaluate YNPN Southern Nevada’s effectiveness in our equity, inclusion, and diversity work.
  • Educating ourselves as a board with ongoing EDI-related team training.
  • Exploring how YNPN Southern Nevada can participate in anti-racism work in the nonprofit sector in an impactful way.
  • Examining how YNPN Southern Nevada can advocate for and activate the Black and Brown communities that work in the nonprofit community in Southern Nevada by:
    • Fostering conversations with our BIPOC nonprofit community to hear and advocate for their needs, and
    • Researching how we can support and work with existing organizations that do the work well.
  • Providing ongoing updates and disseminating resources to our community and our members.
  • Creating a survey for YNPN members and non-members to identify barriers to our organization, solicit feedback, and incorporate necessary changes to our work.
  • Holding each other accountable to the work and our commitment as board colleagues.
  • Continuing to cultivate a board that values the  diverse perspectives, experiences, and voices of our members and community.
  • Working closely with fellow YNPN chapters across the nation as we stand in solidarity, learn, unlearn, and improve our impact.

Take Action

We invite our community to join us in actively upholding anti-racist values, in reflection, and in active participation in this work through actions big and small. We have provided a beginning list of resources below to support our community on this journey. Select the link to learn more.

Take Action: Anti-racism, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Resources

YNPN Southern Nevada remains committed to learning from and working with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to build an equitable and inclusive social sector.  We look forward to sharing ongoing updates on the work we’re doing, and will continue to do so as we look to a future where true racial justice exists.

 

In solidarity,

YNPN So. NV Board of Directors


P.S. We hear you and we are listening. Please direct any questions or comments you may have to info@ynpnsouthernnevada.org and our Leadership will be in touch with you. 


A Special Message for October's Nerdy Nonprofit Networking

Hi YNPN Members and Supporters!  If you haven't been to a Nerdy Nonprofit Networking event yet, one thing you should know is that each month we provide handouts. That way, if you spend the whole time socializing you can still leave having a professional development takeaway!  This month, we've done things differently and released the handout in advance, and we hope you'll take a look right away!

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Join The Board

It is always a great time to think about how you can improve your skills and gain new experiences. One of the best ways you can do this and get more involved in the local non-profit community is to join the YNPN of Southern Nevada Board of Directors.

In order to apply, you must be an active YNPN Member. You must apply by October 25th, 2019.

Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis after an application is submitted. Board Members serve a two-year term, and the time commitment is approximately 10-15 hours a month. Please note that we kickoff the year with an all-day Board Retreat in January and we expect all Board Members to attend. The date and location of the retreat will be announced once we know everyone's schedules!

The application can be found by clicking here. (Members must login)

Executive Committee Position Descriptions are available here. Note: This is for reference only. Executive Committee positions are elected by the Board of Directors at the Annual Retreat. 

Please contact chair@ynpnsouthernnevada.org with any questions!


This Expert Tip Will Change How You Promote Events

Access to Experts | YNPN So. NV

When social media is a major part of your job, you live for a pro-tip. At least I do. Especially as a freelancer juggling multiple clients, I am all about having a system or formula or hack, anything that streamlines the process so I can use my brainpower making good content instead of fussing over logistics and schedules. Which is why it was such a pleasure to attend the Access to Experts Panel on August 22nd to hear from other creative professionals. Bertha Gutierrez of Get Outdoors Nevada, Shahab Zargari from UNLV College of Fine Arts, and Amanda Riley of The Neon Museum each gave us some great insight that night.

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YNPN Southern Nevada would like to share this professional development opportunity for human resource professionals. YNPN Southern Nevada is a participant of the CEO Exchange, an association comprised of the leaders of the largest social services nonprofits in Southern Nevada. The HR Collaborative was formed to give HR professionals in nonprofits an opportunity to learn, share ideas and grow professionally. We believe that strengthening the human resources capacity in the nonprofit sector will help our members and the Southern Nevada nonprofit community as a whole. If you believe this program would be beneficial to your organization, please share it with the relevant members of your staff.

 

MISSION DRIVEN HUMAN RESOURCES FOR NONPROFITS

 


A 16-hour training course for HR professionals working in nonprofits focusing on critical people
issues that will help your organization achieve success and fulfill its mission.


BUILD YOUR TEAM, MINIMIZE RISK, ACHIEVE SUCCESS


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  • Four ½-day interactive classes that will include instruction, small-group exercises and discussion in an open learning environment where everyone is encouraged to share best practices, challenges and questions to help strengthen your personal HR knowledge and expertise.

 

  • Training facilitated by Maggie Harris and Greg Wilken, founders of the HR Collaborative, and designed specifically for nonprofits to give you the tools and resources to incorporate a strength-based approach to your organization’s HR strategies and to ensure that your HR practices are legally compliant and minimize the risk to your organization.

 

  • All classes will be held on the UNLV Paradise campus from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with Registration and Breakfast from 8:30-9:00 a.m.

Day One - Building Your Team – July 16

Session 1: Using a Strengths Based Approach to Hiring and Onboarding
Session 2: Recruiting, Interviewing, Background Checks & Hiring


Day Two - Mission Driven Performance – August 13

Session 1: Managing Performance, Progressive Discipline and Separations
Session 2: Supporting Your Supervisors and Leadership Team


Day Three - Creating a Winning Culture – September 17

Session 1: Employee Engagement Strategies and Best Practices
Session 2: Employee Relations: Drug Testing, Discrimination, Harassment & Bullying



Day Four - Engaging All Your Resources – October 15

Session 1: HR Issues with Volunteers, Donors and your Board.
Session 2: Retention Best Practices


$300/class - $1000 for the entire course
Price is per organization - organizations may send more than one participant


EARLY BIRD PRICE

$900 for the entire series if you register by July 1st.


REGISTER HERE


Join The Board

Join Our Board

It is always a great time to think about how you can improve your skills and gain new experiences. One of the best ways you can do this and get more involved in the local non-profit community is to join the YNPN of Southern Nevada Board of Directors.

In order to apply, you must be an active YNPN Member. You must apply by October 23rd, 2018.

Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis after application is submitted. Candidates should plan on attending our Board Meeting on November 13th at 6:00pm to be held at the Nevada HAND Corporate office, 285 East Warm Springs Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89119. Board Members serve a two year term. The time commitment is approximately 10-15 hours a month. New Board Members must attend the Board Retreat on January 12th, 2019 at The Smith Center.

The application can be found by clicking here.

Executive Committee Position Descriptions are available here. Note: This is for reference only. Executive Committee positions are elected by the Board of Directors at the Annual Retreat. 

Please contact Jacob@ynpnsouthernnevada.org with any questions! 


Member Highlight - Aaron Krolikowski

We're pleased to announce Aaron Krolikowski as our first Member Highlight of 2018. A musician, lover of the outdoors, and just all around decent human being; Dr. Aaron Krolikowski is making waves in the valley as the Managing Director at Krolikowski Consulting. He has been working with organizations focused on social change for over a decade.

Aaron has previously been named a Udall Scholar (2008), a Clarendon Fellow (2009-2013), and an Emerging Academic by the World Water Forum (2012). Aaron’s activities have been covered by the BBC, Shareable, and TEDx Innovations

Our own YNPN Board Member, Regis Whaley, interviews Aaron while he shares his best practices on how to succeed in the nonprofit community.

Trust us, you wouldn't want to miss out on this. Watch the interview on YNPN Southern Nevada channel.


Access to Experts with Yvanna Cancela


Join us at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, March 20th at Starboard Tack, 2601 Atlantic St, Las Vegas, NV 89121 for our next Access to Experts event as we welcome Yvanna Cancela.


WHO IS YVANNA CANCELA?

Yvanna is the Executive Director of the Citizenship Project, a Boyd Law School student and the State Senator for District 10 in Nevada. Yvanna will talk about her experiences as a nonprofit professional working in immigration, and with the Culinary Union, and she will talk about how the work we do as professionals impacts our community and how we can work together to make more change in the community.

 

WHY IS SHE AN EXPERT?

  • Current Executive Director at the Citizenship Project
  • Former Executive at the Culinary Union
  • Current Nevada State Senator from District 10
  • Former campaign staff of former US Senator Harry Reid
  • Understands the relationship between nonprofit organizations and the state government

 

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Hear directly from a young nonprofit professional who has recently become an Executive Director.
  • Find out how this nonprofit professional manages being an Executive Director, Part-time Law Student and State Senator
  • Learn about how we can utilize our passion to make our community a better place to live.

 


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