Introducing Wind Down Wednesdays

The year 2020 was filled with a tremendous amount of social change and upheaval. Over the course of days, Las Vegas schools, hotels, and businesses closed their doors and entered a period of great uncertainty. Thousands of individuals who were used to commuting to an office and engaging with coworkers were suddenly expected to work from home. We all became Zoom experts and societally, our screen time skyrocketed! Very quickly, many people learned how important boundaries are when our work lives and our home lives collided due to Covid-19. Lines quickly blurred as people wondered, “How can I set [...]

By |2021-05-10T15:24:40-07:00April 17, 2021|

Celebrating Black History and Futures in Southern Nevada

As we reflect on the contributions of Black people to our local, national, and global communities, we are inspired by Martin Luther King Jr’s words: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” We continue to reflect on our values and our commitment to anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion as an organization. Included in that is our commitment to share resources. Recognizing the importance of grounding in the histories and experiences of those that we serve as a community of nonprofit professionals and organizations, we have compiled a list of local events and resources [...]

By |2021-02-18T16:38:03-08:00February 17, 2021|

Letters from the Chairs

Greetings, Welcome to the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Southern Nevada, and a rather late welcome to 2021! I’d like to discuss first about what 2020 meant. It was our 10th anniversary, a milestone which we can be proud of. It was also a year that will last long in memory. From the reckoning of deep-rooted injustices with the Black Lives Matter movement, repeated political crises, devastating climate events, the still-ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the personal losses so many of us have experienced, it has been an incredibly difficult year for all of us. Given all that [...]

By |2021-02-18T01:58:05-08:00January 28, 2021|

Key Takeaways From the YNPN 2020 Survey

One of the projects we undertook in 2020 was to revise and expand our strategic plan (more to come on that). As part of that project, we launched a member survey to gauge our members’ profiles, challenges, and interests -- and how we can better represent and serve our members and the community. Here are some insights from the survey: It’s all relationship development: People found YNPN Southern Nevada primarily by referrals from members or board members, often joining after a good experience at one of our events. Survey responders also reaffirmed that networking and professional development opportunities are [...]

By |2021-02-17T21:11:21-08:00January 26, 2021|

Introducing Our 2021 Board

YNPN Southern Nevada is proud to welcome seven new brilliant leaders to the 2021 board of directors, and to welcome back six outstanding leaders who are serving in their second or third year on the board. New board members: Brironni Alex, Program Manager at Cupcake Girls Christina Wu, Founder of The Remissionaries Grant Frailich, City Manager and Guide at Urban Adventures & Founder of The Pride Tree Elysa Arroyo, Manager of Compliance, Grants, and Government Relations at Aerospace Machine and Supply & Educator for Clark County School District Rachon Lawson, Jr. Processor at Alderus Mortgage & Founder of With [...]

By |2021-02-18T01:58:58-08:00January 26, 2021|

Join our 2021 Board of Directors

It's a great time to think about how you can extend your professional skillset and gain new experiences. One of the most unique ways you can do this and get more involved in the local nonprofit community is to join the YNPN of Southern Nevada Board of Directors. As a board, we are working to build a diverse and powerful social sector that can strengthen and support the professional development of our young nonprofit community. If you're passionate about social change and empowering emerging nonprofit leaders, this is the perfect role for you! How We Work: At YNPN Southern Nevada, we engage [...]

By |2021-02-18T01:59:30-08:00December 20, 2020|

YNPN So. NV 2021 Board Elections

As a valued YNPN member, we encourage you to participate. Voting closes at 11:59 PM. Information on each of the candidates is below. You must be a current YNPN member to vote and you may only vote once. We will announce the new board members at the start of the new year. For questions or comments, please contact Page Patten or Liza Golikova at Thank you for your participation. BRIRONNI ALEX Programs Manager | Cupcake Girls WHY AM I INTERESTED IN JOINING THE BOARD? Another member of YNPN reached out to me and suggested that I apply [...]

By |2021-01-26T06:01:30-08:00December 10, 2020|

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 [...]

By |2021-02-18T02:00:08-08:00August 13, 2020|

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 Vegas Freedom Fund: [...]

By |2021-02-18T02:00:22-08:00July 30, 2020|

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 [...]

By |2021-02-18T02:00:37-08:00July 30, 2020|
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