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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

Thought Leader

How to Make a Great Second Impression (Inc.)

Everyone knows that first impressions are important. As such, almost everyone in business has already honed their appearance, smile, and handshake. But often that means first impressions are all similar and forgettable.What isn't forgettable and, indeed, what defines you as a businessperson is the second impression. This takes place after the ritual greetings, when the other person begins to assess who you really are.

How to Write a Cover Letter (Harvard Business Review)

No one likes job hunting. Scouring through online jobs boards, spiffing up your résumé, prepping for grueling interviews — none of it’s fun. But perhaps the most challenging part of the process is writing an effective cover letter. There’s so much conflicting advice out there, it’s hard to know where to start. Indeed, in an age of digital communication, many might question whether you even need a cover letter anymore.

Professional Development Events

Community Professional Development events in town offered by partners and community organizations

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Listserv Goes Members Only

Do you get emails from YNPN contact with the subject [southernnevada]? Then this news is for you...

Since kicking off our membership program in 2014, YNPN Southern Nevada want to create more ways for members to share with each other. One resource that can help is the listserv that is currently open to the public and includes over 200 interested nonprofit professionals or volunteers in Southern Nevada. 

Starting in July, we will close access to the listserv and make it "members only". 

Want to become a member to continue using this great resource? Click here to find out about our membership options!

Announcing "Connecting for Change" Conference


YNPN, the American Society of Public Administrators, and the American Planning Association are happy to announce that registration is now open for the December 5th "Connecting for Change" conference. We can now confirm that the Executive Director for YNPN National will be the lunch keynote speaker. 

Details on the conference can be found on connectingforchange2013.eventzilla.net and on the attached flyer. 
We hope to see you on December 5. 


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