Past Events

Below is a partial list of YNPN LA professional development events and community events we have co-sponsored.

Paid members gain access to all these opportunities and presentations, resources, and tools from all past professional development events.

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Publish In Style: Discover What Your Comms Strategy Has Been Missing
Thursday, June 8, 2017 | 6:00-8:00pm
This interactive workshop reviews the cornerstone of your nonprofit’s communications strategy: the house style guide. We’ll explore the concept of house style and how it can help your nonprofit build a strong brand identity and connect potential supporters with your cause. Facilitated by Lorna Walsh, Owner of Ideal Type LLC

How to Attract High Value Media Attention and Multiply Your Reach
Tuesday, May 18, 2017 | 6:00-8:00pm
The enemy of fundraising and development is invisibility. It can feel disheartening to see other organizations get the headlines and interviews when you have a better track record, more experience, and stronger understanding of your community’s needs. Learn how to build your profile, pitch your story, and create a campaign to become the go-to expert in your field. Don't be your community's best-kept secret. Facilitated by Dale Thomas Vaughn, Media Training Expert.

Event Planning Tips & Tricks Workshop
Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 6:00-8:00pm
Learn how to support and run successful events for your organization. With so much to manage -- from budgeting to logistics, site selection to AV/technology needs, contracts to registration -- this crash course will help you add value to your organization. Facilitated by Elicia Magana, CEO of KIMA Event Management & Consulting.

Goal Setting Professional Development Workshop
Thursday, February 2, 2017 | 6:30-8:00pm
Setting personal and professionals goals is the first step in achieving them. Attendees will learn best practices for goal-setting, create intentions for the year, and collaborate with like-minded professionals to brainstorm and support each other in making 2017 their best year yet. Facilitated by Richard Reyes, YNPN LA Board Member and Founder of the Plus Me Project.

Build Your Networking Confidence
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 6:00-8:00pm
Whether you are that person who feels nervous stepping into our monthly mixers or you are that person who feels comfortable at them, this workshop will support you with expanding your network confidently. Meet colleagues in your industry and work together with learning how to request informational interviews from industry professionals who you can learn and grow from.

Financial Resource Development & Management
Thursday, March 10, 2016 | 6:00-8:00pm
Co-sponsored by Antioch University
Join fellow nonprofit, education and social impact professionals for some professional development! This event will be a panel and round table discussion. Speakers: Elizabeth Daly, President, EM Daly Consulting; Celeste Anlauf, Director of Donor Relations, Para Los Ninos; Lela Diaz, Executive Vice President, Carter Global, Chair of Mentorship Programs for Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Los Angeles; Moderator: Bob Lazzarini, MBA Core Faculty, Management Studies Department, Antioch University.

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