By Kyle Storms
March is a time to reflect on those harebrained resolutions of January, and take stock of your progress in the first few months of the New Year. Personally, I’m working on being more patient at work, increasing my running frequency and duration, and touching base with family more regularly.
In 2014 [...]
By Katie Grills
I’m decidedly not a numbers person. The funniest things happen during the course of our career development, though, and drag us kicking and screaming into skills and experiences we end up loving.
My appreciation for metrics developed while working at Creative Action, an arts-based education organization in Austin, TX. Creative [...]
By Danielle Veira
With limited resources and a focus on programming over media outreach, it’s often difficult for nonprofits to find the time to devote to a comprehensive communications strategy. However, with the new year fully in swing and many organizations looking to expand their impact, this is the [...]
By Jessica Gershuny
Every year we make New Year’s resolutions to invest in ourselves. Some we plan to keep and most we forget come February. In 2013, I made a commitment to invest in my career and it inspired me to quit my job, explore new industries, and pursue my MBA.
By Katie Grills
I got lucky at YNPNdc’s fantastic 10th Anniversary Celebration. I won free registration to the Spring Conference, and I never win anything! The best takeaway, though, was from keynote speaker Mark Hanis’ speech about the absolute necessity of using data as a means to further a cause.
Mark Hanis [...]
By Emily Davis
We all know working at a nonprofit can be a challenge. Depending on the day, we may serve as program managers, IT consultants, social media gurus, receptionists, or event coordinators–all supported by the kind of budgets and technology that truly require us to be miracle workers. I suppose this would [...]
By Billy Fettweis, YNPNdc alum and host committee member for the 10th Anniversary Celebration
When I joined the YNPNdc board in 2009, I was naïve about what to expect. I suppose I should have known that, over the course of my two-year term, I’d develop skills and meet great people. As it would [...]
Last week, I attended “NextGen Now: A Candid Discussion on Leadership, Failure, and Work-Life Balance.” Moderated by Dave Uejio, the event featured a panel discussion with Brian Duss, Kristen Fagley, and Kelly Reid–four exceptional leaders in DC’s nonprofit community. It was my first professional development event of [...]
By Emily Reineke, Board Chair
I’ve found that many people in Washington, DC are here early in their career, and they are looking to build a strong base of leadership skills to propel them into the next phase of their professional career. Does this sound like you?
If so, you aren’t alone. Almost all of [...]
I’m sure by now you’ve all seen the Tumblr, When You Work at a Nonprofit. If you haven’t, stop reading this right now and go check it out. I mean it. Go!
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