It Takes a Village to Raise an Answer

Recently, we've gotten some emails from the community simply asking for advice -- folks in sticky situations at work or in their careers, looking for answers. Well, we don't have all the answers, but you do!

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Ask the Village is our new crowdsourced advice initiative, where we solicit your nonprofit dilemmas and post them anonymously to social media for our online community of 7,000+ YNPN LA followers to provide their insights, feedback, and solutions.

No one person has all the solutions -- it takes a village to raise an answer!

Now, we need your problems. Click here to submit your dilemmas. Together, we'll help you get through it.

Thank you for participating!

#askthevillage #ynpn


Part-Time Staff -- Full-Time Commitment

AW.pngOften in nonprofits there is a need for creative solutions. With professional experience working in projects with nonprofits, local governments, and businesses, one of the greatest lessons I have learned is that relationships and communication go a long way.

In fact, communication and relationships can impact three main areas for part-time staff; turnover rates, employee satisfaction, and investment in the work or mission of an organization.

I know that you’re probably thinking that sounds way too easy. Well, you are likely a determined individual if you work in nonprofits, so no need to fret. Part-time staff are an incredible asset when communication and relationships exist.

Keep reading for more about how to build investment with part-time staff.

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Welcome our newest guest blogger: Amanda!

AW.pngJoin us in welcoming our newest guest blogger, Amanda Herz! Amanda is a School Coordinator at Youth Policy Institute. Over the next year, we will be posting Amanda's thoughts and perspectives on the theme of investment -- investing in part-time staff, investing yourself in your mission, gaining investment from colleagues, and working with community partners.

See below for more information about Amanda's background and experience.

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Welcome our newest social media volunteer: Jelyn!

jelyn.jpgJoin us in welcoming our newest Marketing & Communications Committee member, Jelyn Hermosa! Jelyn will be helping drive YNPN LA membership, connect our community, and provide valuable resources via social media -- particularly our LinkedIn Group and Company Page, Twitter, and Facebook. See below more a full interview with Jelyn. 

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Professional Development Survey Results

YNPN LA's mission is to empower and support mission-driven professionals like YOU, but last winter the Board realized that outside of our vent sessions, we didn't fully understand the needs of our community.

More than 50 of you completed our Professional Development Needs Assessment Survey, and the results are compelling. Keep reading for a breakdown of the our methodology, topics, and outcomes.

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Why Give Locally?

Many of us in the YNPN LA community work for organizations that are locally based and focused. In my case, I work as a fundraiser for Children's Hospital Los Angeles. In that capacity, I've run into a question you most likely have faced: "Why should our philanthropic prospects give to local causes?"

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