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YNPN 2015 National Conference

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.


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Professionals in Philanthropy - Story Telling event

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.

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Check out the next event with Aspergers Training, Employment and Life Skills

Crazy Spokes bike event teams up with the Aspergers Training, Employment and Life Skills organization. Vendor opportunities are available. 

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Get Connected Through Moonridge U's Board Matchmaker!

Organizations and individuals can register now to match Board Member opportunities! 

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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities- AUGUST & SEPTEMBER



2 - UNLV Launches Grant Academy
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

YNPN National Conference 2014

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. 

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Updates from the National YNPN Organization

Did you know that YNPN Southern Nevada is part of a national network of chapters? Read here for national news and upcoming events. 

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Professional Development Opportunity with Nevada Volunteers!

Nevada Volunteers wants your organization to grow!  Be our guest at the “Building Capacity by Rethinking Volunteers:  Service Enterprise” session on May 8.  We are offering 10 scholarships, one per organization, to those who are interested and will send an executive director or Board member.  This offer is being made to those on our list-serv, national service programs and sites, or others who learn about this through our social media and newsletters.  It is only available to Executive Directors, CEOs, or Board members of a nonprofit or agency. 


Here are 2 steps to be considered for this scholarship. Step 1: Please email Janet Wright at janet@nevadavolunteers.org if you would like to be considered for this scholarship. Step 2: Register at: http://lasvegasconference.org/may-8/workshop-c2and indicate that you want to attend Workshop C2 - Building Capacity by Rethinking Volunteers: Service Enterprise. The registration fee for the pre-conference Workshop C2 ($99.93) will be reimbursed "after" the conference.  Scholarships will be given based on sequence in completing both Steps 1 and 2.


Session Description:

 Research conducted by TCC Group, a national program evaluation firm, demonstrates that service enterprises are more adaptable, sustainable and capable of scaling their impact in comparison to peer organizations and, as a result, are able to more effectively deliver on the social mission of their organization. And yet, less than 15 percent of nonprofits nationwide operate in this manner.


 The Executive Director and the Board are the starting point for building a service enterprise. The process is integrated into the strategic planning of the organization. This session will showcase the benefits and challenges that can be expected in reaching the pay off at the end. This session is specifically designed for the administration and board of the nonprofit or agency. If you are interested in leveraging volunteers and their skills to successfully deliver on your nonprofit’s mission, plan to join us at this pre-conference.


Session conducted by Tricia Thompson, Vice President Training and Consulting, Points of Light; and Tim Strauch, Chief Operating Officer of OneOC.

YNPN Southern Nevada's Big Give page is Ready!

Nevada's Big Give is less than a month away! Have you decided which organization to support on April 25th?

Why not support multiple by giving to YNPN of Southern Nevada! YNPN Southern Nevada brings together young professionals from all subsets of the nonprofit community through professional development, networking and social events. Help us build a stronger Nonprofit community by supporting those on the front lines! As a 100 percent volunteer driven organization every dollar raised will go directly to supporting professional development and networking opportunities for local nonprofit professionals! 

Follow this link to view YNPN's page! I hope you choose to support us!  -  http://nvbiggive.razoo.com/story/Ynpnsouthernnevada


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