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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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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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