Defining Yourself as a Leader - Professional Development Workshop

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Leadership is often painted as an elusive, abstract quality, but the truth is that leadership is a quality YOU already have! But without a guide, your leadership potential will remain an unopened umbrella, worthless until you open and use it.

During this session, Corey Castillo, Head of Optimization at United Way of Greater Los Angeles, will illuminate:

  • Leadership Definition – What is it? What is it not?
  • Leadership Reality – What’s the good, the bad, and the ugly?
  • Leadership Purpose – Why does it exist?
  • Leadership Philosophy – What is yours?
  • Leadership Process – What is yours?

Defining Yourself as a Leader
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
6:00-6:30PM Networking
6:30-8:00PM Workshop
Downtown Los Angeles (RSVP for address)

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Announcing our August 2019 Workshop: Badass Budgeting for Nonprofiteers

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Eighty percent of Millennials grade themselves a C or lower on financial literacy. If that sounds like you, or if you're looking to learn more about how to make your nonprofit salary (or hourly wage) stretch a bit further, this workshop is for you.

At this workshop we will:
- Redefine budgeting so that it stops being a chore and starts helping you reach your goals 
- Create a prioritized spending & saving plan that fits your values 
- Plan for setbacks and challenges
Badass Budgeting for Nonprofiteers
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
6:00-6:30pm Networking
6:30-8:00pm Workshop

Near Downtown LA (address will be provided upon registration)

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Announcing our July 2019 Workshop: Leading from the Middle

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We’ve all been there – wanting to do well but just can’t seem to get buy-in or have a hard time being heard. If only you were in more of position of power. Well we'll let you into a little secret. You have more power than you know. Middle managers are the core of an organization, a department, a team. You define duties, ensure the work gets done, and create the agency culture. Join us to learn about how you can “lead from the middle” to make a meaningful impact in your job and position yourself to grow as a leader.

This hands-on workshop will illuminate:

  • Laying a strong foundation of accountability for your team/staff
  • Moving from management to strategy
  • Gaining buy-in: advocating for your team while keeping your eye on the mission
  • Mindset and patience: your state of being and choosing your battles

Leading from the Middle: Making the Most of Middle Management
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Near Pasadena (RSVP for address)

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How To Launch a Grassroots Micro-Influencer Campaign - Professional Development Workshop

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Do you hear the word “influencer” and think of a million dollar campaign? Not anymore!  You already have micro-influencers in your online community just waiting to get more involved with your organization! 

This workshop will breakdown the proven steps and resources needed to grow your social channels with engaged followers ready to get become volunteers, donors, and customers. Follow these steps and you’ll see immediate growth!

After the session, you'll be able to:

  1. Identify influencers in your own online communities
  2. Create the right ask and marketing messages to approach them
  3. Set up and monitor the metrics of the campaign to properly track success 

About the instructor: Dana Bakich is the CEO and Founder of Positive Equation, a social media consultancy focused on helping nonprofits and purpose-driven businesses amplify their stories through their digital and social channels. She believes social media has the power to inspire change. Dana’s produced digital campaigns with American Idol, Movember, Dress for Success, USTA, Hashtag Lunchbag, Unseen and others. Although based in Los Angeles, Dana loves being at 30,000 feet heading somewhere new. Be sure to say hi if you see her across the aisle!

Self Care Workshop - Professional Development

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"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." Audre Lorde knew a thing or two about perseverance, and the fact that if we don't care for ourselves, we cannot take care of others.

Join us for a workshop about self-care, how to identify your highest-priority self-care needs, and brainstorm strategies for caring for yourself in the midst of stressful, traumatizing, important work. This workshop will be interactive, engaging, and empowering in the truest sense of the word.

Self Care Workshop
Weds, May 15, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Near Culver City, CA (RSVP for address)

The session will be facilitated by Julia Fischer, Director of Organizational Consulting at Executive Service Corps.

Questions? Contact Misha Body, YNPN LA Board Member & Events Co-Chair, at

Facilitating Effective Meetings - Info Page

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What's the number one waste of time and money at all organizations? Meetings! When facilitated well, meetings motivate, foster collaboration, and support progress. When mismanaged, they eat into valuable time, leave people frustrated, and with even more work to do, often without clear direction. Join us to learn how to facilitate truly effective meetings.

Facilitating Effective Meetings
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 6:00-8:00pm
Near Pasadena (RSVP for address)

This interactive workshop will cover designing effective meetings, gaining buy-in and participation, and tips for day-of facilitation. Facilitated by our friends at Envision Consulting.


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