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YNPN RVA cultivates a community of future nonprofit leaders through networking and professional development opportunities that build on individual strengths and talents. We envision a rising generati

Article’s Club April (YNPN MEMBERS ONLY)

WHAT: Join us for our monthly discussions on a relevant article for nonprofit professionals. We'll send you the article, you bring the coffee! This month we will discuss COVID-19 and the Nonprofit Landscape. This blog post from Nonprofit AF will be a jumping-off point to discuss issues including philanthropy, crisis planning, accessibility, equity, and advocacy. WHEN: Wednesday, April 29th from 9-10 am (second Wednesday of each month thereafter) WHERE: Via Zoom COST: Free for members. Not a member? Join today! REGISTER: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvdO6rqzsqE9SZ80411_GVyBv6HLu094VF Read more →

YNPN RVA Members Only Articles Club: Nonprofit Career Advancement

Join fellow YNPN RVA members on a discussion about career advancement in the nonprofit world. We’ll be discussing the article “Nonprofit Career Advancement Takes Initiative and Determination” from The Bridgespan Group, which distills advice from several nonprofit leaders on how to move toward senior-level roles in the nonprofit sector. Read the article here and come ready to share your thoughts and hear other's perspectives: https://www.gcn.org/articles/Nonprofit-Career-Advancement-Takes-Initiative-and-Determination When: February 12, 2020 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Where: Lamplighter Coffee Roasters, Morris St. Café | 26 N. Morris St., Richmond, VA 23220 Bring: A paper or digital copy of the article Cost: Exclusive and FREE for 2020 YNPN RVA members Parking: Street parking available | Paid parking available in the VCU West Cary Street deck at 1201 W. Cary St. Read more →

Level Up in Your Career with YNPN RVA

Join YNPN RVA for an interactive event Level Up Your Career! Come learn from Robert Bolling, the CEO of ChildSavers, about how he advanced to his current position and what hiring managers in the nonprofit sector are looking for in applicants’ resumes. Not only will we hear about his experiences, we will also feature a Q&A session and facilitate a group discussion about resume-building. EVENT DETAILS: When: February 20, 2020 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Where: 1717 Innovation Center, Trolley Room 1717 W. Cary Street Richmond, VA 23223 Bring: Your lunch and a copy of your resume (for personal reflection only – you will not need to share this with anyone during the event) Cost: FREE for 2020 YNPN RVA members! $10 for non-members Parking: Street parking is available but limited (please pay attention to signage). Paid parking is available at several lots a short distance from the building: 7 S. 18th Street (cash only), 1586 Dock Street, and 1533 E. Main Street. Through this event, YNPN RVA will help you build your: BRAND: Learn how to enrich your personal brand by honing your resume. NETWORK: Share resume-building tips with fellow young professionals during group discussions. CAREER: Advance your career by crafting a resume that employers will take notice of. Speaker Bio: Since 2012, L. Robert Bolling has served as the chief executive officer of ChildSavers, an organization which “guides our community’s children through life’s critical moments with trauma-informed mental health and child development services.” Mr. Bolling previously served as the executive director of the William Byrd Community House for four years, an organization with a mission to transform lives and build self sufficiency through programs for children, youth, young adults and families. Formerly, Mr. Bolling spent 14 years with the Virginia Department of Health, starting there in 1986 as a statistical analyst. He rose to senior planner and was appointed director of the Office of Minority Health in 1992, charged with developing a coordinated approach to improving the health status for Virginia's 1.4 million minority residents. After his work with the state, he served in management positions, mostly in finance and development, with groups including Youth Matters through the Greater Richmond Chamber and nonprofits such as Boaz & Ruth and The Healing Place. A native of Richmond, Bolling earned his bachelor of arts degree in political science in 1982 from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Read more →

YNPN RVA Speed Networking Happy Hour

Kick off 2020 by building your network with other young nonprofit professionals! Grab a beer with us and practice your networking skills through a structured speed-networking activity, plus plenty of free time to mix and mingle. Not a member? Come learn why you should join YNPN RVA this year! Event Details: WHAT: YNPN RVA Speed Networking Happy Hour WHEN: Thursday January 16th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm WHERE: Strangeways Brewing Company 2277A Dabney Road Richmond, VA 23230 BRING: Business Cards for Networking (optional) COST: Free for 2019 YNPN RVA Members and Non-Members (drinks not included) Other Notes: Parking lot parking in front of building
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YNPN RVA’s Birthday Party

Join us as we celebrate YNPN’s birthday and end another great year with fun, food, and networking! We’ll be celebrating Tuesday, December 10 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Sam Miller’s in the Boat Room. Bring a friend to join in the celebration and learn more about YNPN at this fun social event! Event Details: WHAT: YNPN RVA's Birthday Party! WHEN: Tuesday, December 10th from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. WHERE: Sam Miller’s Boat Room – 1210 E. Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219 BRING: Cash for cash bar, a friend (please have them register!) COST: Free for 2019 YNPN RVA Members and Non-Members Other Notes: Street parking available or in the parking garage located behind the Tobacco Company Read more →

YNPN RVA Spotlight – Membership Committee

Committee Members: Kathy Greenier (Co-Chair) Elise Kindya (Co-Chair) Diana Villarreal Alejandra Narvaez-Moran Michelle Hulme-Lippert Amber Wilk Best part about being on the YNPN RVA Membership Committee?

  • The people you get to work with!
  • Everyone gets along, works hard and are supportive of one another’s goals.
  • Forming genuine friendships.
  • Having fun with likeminded professionals.
Why join a YNPN RVA Committee?
  • To build relationships within YNPN RVA.
  • To improve, deepen and expand leadership skills.
  • To form tighter connection to the awesome people that make up YNPN RVA.
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YNPN RVA Members Only Happy Hour Tour of the Fan

MEMBERS ONLY HAPPY HOUR TOUR OF THE FAN Who: YNPN RVA Members only What: Join fellow YNPN members for light appetizers, drinks and networking as we tour the fan. Build your network as we begin at Sticky Rice and then move to 3 Monkeys Bar and Grill and F.W. Sullivan’s. YNPN will provide light appetizers at each location and members are responsible for purchasing their own beverages. When: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Where: Begin at Sticky Rice (2232 W. Main St.), move to 3 Monkeys Bar and Grill (2525 W. Main St.) at 6:15, then move to F.W. Sullivan’s (2401 W. Main St.) at 7:00. Guests should look for street parking around the 2300 block of West Main Street, near where the tour will begin and end. Why: To strengthen your network of young nonprofit professionals in Richmond! Cost: Free for members (members will be responsible for purchasing their own beverages) Read more →

YNPN RVA Spotlight: Communications Committee

The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network RVA (YNPN RVA) is looking for the next crop of young leaders!  Applications are open for the 2020 leadership team and we are recruiting for both board and committee members through September 6th!  Here's a peak into the work of the Communications Committee - one of 3 main committees for YNPN RVA! Committee Members: Victoria Sheridan Executive Administrator, Weinstein JCC Rachel Southard Donor Relations Associate, ICA at VCU  Cassie Cunningham Policy Director, Children’s Home Society of Virginia  Gabrielle Jones (co-chair 2018 & 2019) Digital News Editor, Virginia's home for Public Media (VPM) Stephanie Hathaway (co-chair 2019 & 2020) Regional Manager, Soles4Souls What's the best part about being on the YNPN RVA Communications Committee?

  • Being able to spread the word about the great events that YNPN RVA hosts for nonprofit professionals and individuals pursuing or considering a nonprofit career.
  • The opportunity to build soft-skills in a professional environment.
  • Working alongside hard-working YP’s who show up, take action and quickly accomplish the objectives to successfully communicate events and such to YNPN RVA members.
  • Getting to utilize some skills that you do not use on a daily basis at my job.
Why join a YNPN RVA Committee?
  • To get more involved with YNPN RVA and get a deeper understanding of everything it has to offer.
  • To network at a deeper level with other nonprofit professionals.
  • To give back to the nonprofit community.
  • The ability to meet new people.
  • To create a deeper connection with YNPN RVA members.
Become a part of the 2020 YNPN RVA Communications Committee! Read more →

The Top 5 Reasons to Join the YNPN RVA Leadership Team

The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network RVA (YNPN RVA) is looking for the next crop of young leaders!  Applications are open for the 2020 leadership team and we are recruiting for both board and committee members through September 6th. We asked our current YNPN RVA Leadership how being a part of the team has benefited them, and below are the top 5 responses. They said that “being a part of the YNPN RVA Leadership Team, has helped me”:

  • build deeper connections with other nonprofit professionals
  • form a better understanding of the RVA nonprofit sector
  • gain skills or practice new ones
  • flex my leadership muscle
  • have fun while giving back!

“Being a part of YNPN RVA has allowed me to build friendships and professional connections with people from all across the city who are employed in diverse non-profit fields. Having a large and varied professional network has made me more aware and more appreciative of our larger nonprofit sector.” – Michael Parsons, Information Coordinator at Peter Paul Development Center & YNPN RVA Secretary 2018-2019

Members of the YNPN RVA Leadership Team are a part of one of three committees: Communications, Membership or Programs. The committees have approximately 5-7 members each and are led by their respective Co-Chairs. In addition, there is an Executive Committee comprised of the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer/Staff. [caption id="attachment_103726" align="aligncenter" width="403"] YNPN RVA Committees and Focus Areas[/caption] For 2020 we are looking to fill the following positions: Co-Chair, Secretary, Communications Committee Co-Chair, and two Membership Committee Co-Chair positions, as well as recruiting for representatives for the Membership, Communications and Programs Committees. Learn more and apply here by September 6th! Read more →

YNPN RVA’s Workplace Culture Panel

Join YNPN RVA  as we welcome guests Bob Kelley, of Pure Culture, and Dr. Stephanie Bassett, of Peter Paul Development Center. This event will allow young professionals to get insight into managing the culture of the workplace and why it is important from a diverse group of professionals. Take away some best practices to put forth in your own workplaces and learn what it means to “manage the culture”.  There will also be time for networking with peers. What: YNPN RVA's Workplace Culture Panel Where: The Community Foundation of Greater Richmond, 3409 Moore St., Richmond, VA 23230 When: Thursday August 29, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Parking: Street parking available Bring: Bagged lunch Cost: YNPN RVA Members – Free  /  Non-Members – $10 (learn more about 2019 YNPN RVA membership here) About the Speakers: Stephanie D. Bassett, Ed. D. has served students and families within the Commonwealth for 18 years providing leadership in instructional best practices, increasing student achievement, and parent and community engagement.  Dr. Bassett currently serves as Director of Education with Peter Paul Development Center. Prior to joining Peter Paul Development Center, Dr. Bassett held leadership positions with Petersburg City Public Schools, Essex County Public Schools and Orange County Public Schools.  She began her teaching career with Richmond Public Schools as an elementary teacher. Dr. Bassett holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, a post master's certificate in educational leadership, a master's degree in elementary education, and a bachelor's degree in English all from Virginia Commonwealth University.   Bob Kelley consults, coaches, and speaks regionally and nationally on the topics of brand, strategy and culture. In 2004, he founded Pure Culture to fulfill a life long dream of helping organizations grow through leveraging the most important asset on the planet…people. Bob has extensive experience in brand positioning, strategic planning, culture transformation as well as customer and employee research. He is a frequent key note speaker at trade association conferences and corporate retreats. Bob holds a doctorate in education from the College of William and Mary, a master in human resource development from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BA in psychology from Florida State University. Bob is currently assistant professor of management in the VCU School of Business and VCU Brand Center. He teaches strategic management, advanced brand management, international consulting and culture to graduate and undergraduate students. Read more →