Join our 2022 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 and emerging nonprofit community. If you're passionate about social change and empowering nonprofit leaders, this is the perfect role for you! How We Work: [...]

By |2021-11-09T16:08:41-08:00October 29, 2021|

The Pros and Cons of “Doing It All”

Have you ever heard of the phrase “jack of all trades”? A phrase usually referring to a person who knows enough about a lot of different things to be, as I like to say, dangerous. In many industries these types of people are called “generalists.”  Does this sound like you? As a generalist myself, these skills have come in handy for many of my jobs and for my career path. But, there are pros and cons to being a generalist. Here are a few: Pros: It is believed that during recessions, generalists tend to be the last ones let go [...]

By |2021-10-01T12:57:26-07:00October 1, 2021|

Wind Down Wednesday

Our July Wind-Down Wednesday focused on creating habits based on the research from the book Atomic Habits by James Clear. Clear breaks down the science and strategy behind creating good habits, while also being able to invert those ideas to break bad habits. During the presentation we talked about the four (4) laws of creating habits that Clear breaks down in his book.  The 4 Laws for creating habits: Law #1: Make It Obvious (Cue) Law #2: Make It Attractive (Craving) Law #3: Make It Easy (Response) Law #4: Make It Satisfying (Reward) These habits paired with consistency, will help [...]

By |2021-09-25T08:44:48-07:00September 25, 2021|

Event Recap: Access to Experts – Reopening a Nonprofit During a Pandemic

The following article was written by YNPN So. NV member Randal Colquitt. YNPN would like to thank the DISCOVERY Children's Museum Team as well as Graze - Simple Good Food and The Oven Creations for partnering with us to bring this event to life. The first (since the start of COVID-19 pandemic) in-person Young Nonprofit Professional Network of Southern Nevada event was an Access to the Experts event held at DISCOVERY Children’s Museum. YNPN members, board members, and the community got the chance to hear from Greg Wilken, YNPN board member, and Melissa Kaiser, Executive [...]

By |2021-08-24T12:36:04-07:00July 21, 2021|

Event Recap: Spotlighting AAPI Women in Nonprofit Leadership

Building Power, Combating Anti-Asian Hate, and BTS YNPN of Southern Nevada welcomed the conclusion of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a panel of AAPI women leaders that bridge three generations: An established community champion in Vida Lin, President and Founder, Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) An up-and-coming leader in Nicole Santero, Director of Communications, OCA Las Vegas & UNLV School of Public Health A young rising star in Leora Dumanlang, Administrative Coordinator, ACLU NV; Secretary, UNLV FASA With our own Events Director Christina Wu moderating, the lively conversation that followed touched on diverse grounds ranging from [...]

By |2021-07-15T21:13:33-07:00June 25, 2021|

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 appropriate [...]

By |2021-08-26T13:31:16-07:00April 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|
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