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  • Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Access to Experts - Graphic Design & Social Media


      Amanda Riley is a Digital Media Manager who is passionate about education, Las Vegas history and community building. She works with The Neon Museum overseeing their digital efforts to increase museum attendance, deepen visitor experience and expand brand awareness. 
    Previously, Amanda has worked with companies in the fields of artificial intelligence, data science and web presence marketing. In 2018, she received a Pinnacle Award from the Las Vegas chapter of the Public Relations Society of America for The Neon Museum’s launch of ‘Brilliant!’. Amanda graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and serves as co-founder and CMO of marketing tech startup Everox. When she isn’t working, you’ll find her at the park with her dog Dobby.

      Shahab Zargari is an award-winning filmmaker, music lover, author and entrepreneur. He graduated in 2000 from the University of California at Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology with a minor in education.
    After years of creating original YouTube and Vimeo content, Shahab jumped into serious filmmaking with his year-long science fiction film project, “The Crystal Crypt” starring husband and wife acting team Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt. During that year, he also worked with the same couple on a short film titled, “Out of Time.” Both films made their run in the film festival circuits. He then worked on his next film, “Susannah’s Lesson”, which began as a successfully funded kickstarter campaign. His new film, “MY NAME IS ART” is now making its way through the film festival circuit.

    Currently, he creates all of the video output for the UNLV Performing Arts Center, UNLV School of Music, UNLV School of Architecture, UNLV Departments of Film, Dance, Theatre, Art, on top of any freelance directing or editing gig he can get his hands on.


    Bertha Gutierrez is the Volunteer Program Director at Get Outdoors Nevada. Originally from El Salvador, she moved to Las Vegas from Northwest Arkansas at the end of 2016 and fell in love with the Mojave Desert. Her love for nature and service inspired her career change from the non-profit financial counseling industry to joining GON in 2017, where she creates opportunities to connect the community to Nevada’s outdoor spaces through service.


    She graduated with a B.A. in Journalism and Art from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR. She enjoys getting involved with the community and has served as mentor in several programs ranging from high school journalism to photography and art. 


    Bertha is a painter, photographer, graphic designer, and music lover. She enjoys attending music festivals, hiking, and traveling. She is aunt to 15 nieces and nephews (and counting) and the mom to a Siamese cat named Dwayne “The Kitty” Gutierrez.

    Members can RSVP for free and non-members can purchase tickets for $20.

    MEMBERS: RSVP through this page.

    Non-members: Purchase your tickets HERE.

    Access to Experts (A2E) is a program created by YNPN Southern Nevada that was started to share stories of local nonprofit and community leaders, with a goal of providing professional development and advice to future generation of leaders.  

    YNPN Southern Nevada is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to engaging and supporting nonprofit professionals and community leaders through professional development and networking designed to enhance the social sector in Southern Nevada. All ticket proceeds will be used for future professional development opportunities for the local nonprofit and community leaders.

    If you have any questions regarding this event, or would like to submit your questions for our speakers in advance, please email Event schedule and programming subject to change.

  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 05:30 PM · 5 rsvps
    Bunkhouse Saloon in Las Vegas, NV

    Nerdy Nonprofit Networking - Media & Press Readiness

    Join us in September to get Media-Ready: 'Other duties as assigned' can get weird with NPO careers and you’ll probably be asked to do media at least once w/ just a moment's notice, so come learn how to be media-ready, how you can contribute to press-releases, or just to hang out and network.

    We plan to nerd out in the outside area, which is open to all ages. In the case that we move inside to the bar, the venue is restricted to ages 21+.



    What is Nerdy Nonprofit Networking?

    If you're a nonprofit employee in Nevada that enjoys learning, drinks, & meeting others from our field who 'get it'... welcome! Nerdy Nonprofit Networking of Nevada hosts a (mostly) monthly mixer that also serves as a relaxed learning environment. Join the group to stay up to date on mixer dates, locations, topics, and guest-host (our topical 'experts').

    Each mixer has a learning theme led by an experienced professional. You can attend because you have questions about the theme, but you can also just show up to meet other nonprofit professionals and talk about anything else:

    Maybe just talk about what's going on at work! Grant deadlines dragging you down? Think you're suffering from compassion fatigue but don't want to talk with the coworkers about it just yet? Perhaps you want advice about with a particularly hard-to-manage volunteer on a night when the learning theme is 'How to Ask For Donations With Confidence'.... Whatever it is, come and benefit from sympathetic ears of other nonprofit professionals after work, and just maybe you'll also get a little professional development accomplished while you're at it!

    Our recurring tongue-in-cheek price of admission fee is:

    • Bring one person who works in the social sector who has never been to one of the mixers before, or
    • Show up with one piece of knowledge or advice to share. That piece of knowledge is written down on a piece of paper and given to the host of the evening when you arrive, and will be read along with the night’s 3-minute ‘briefing on the topic’, or
    • Show up with one industry related question, or
    • Do some combination of the above three options because why the heck not?

    Join the Nerdy Nonprofit Networking Facebook group by clicking here.

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