This year's conference will feature a variety of programming focused on effective communication, leadership development, personal management, technical skills, and equity, diversity, and inclusion. See below for an outline of the day's agenda and click here to read about all of our speakers and breakout sessions. We'll see you bright and early on May 17!
7:45 - 8:30 am Check In & Networking Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 am Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:00 - 9:15 am Break
9:15 - 10:30 am Breakout Session 1
Grant Seeking 101: Shopping for the Ingredients of Your Annual Budget Pie
Tap Into Deeper Health
Leveraging Your AmeriCorps Experience
Maximizing Impact: Are you Board Read? Is the Board Ready for You?
10:30 - 10:45 am Break
10:45 - 12:00 pm Breakout Session 2
Nonprofit Leadership: Creating a Diverse & Inclusive Culture
Herding Cats: How to Help Volunteers Help You
The Ultimate Guide to Nonprofit Fundraising Events
So You Want to Be a Consultant? Tools, Tips, and Next Steps to Make it Happen
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Keynote Luncheon & Presentation of 2019 Emerging Leader Award
1:30 - 1:45 pm Break
1:45 - 3:00 pm Breakout Session 3
Legal Aspects of Nonprofits: The Basics and an Update on Recent Developments
Google Ads: What You're Doing Wrong
The Power of Professional Coaching and Mentoring: Getting Unstuck and Moving Life Forward
Chronicles of a Serial Volunteer! Episode 1: Volunteer Engagement
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 - 4:30 pm Breakout Session 4
Supporting Staff through Grief and Loss
Financial Statements 101
Letting Go of Cajoling, Pleading, and Browbeating: Strategies to Get Your Board to Deliver
Training Staff to Lead Volunteers
Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations - Sharpening Your Competitive Edge
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Official #NonprofitSTRONG After Party at Raleigh Brewing Company
It'll be a full day of networking, skill-building, and professional development. Get your ticket today if you haven't already!
Zainab Baloch (ZB)
We're excited to announce that our 2019 keynote speaker will be Zainab Baloch, a former and future Raleigh City Council Candidate who disrupted the local political system by garnering an historically unprecedented number of voters in only two months in 2017. She is the founder of YAP! which provides local avenues for young people to bear witness to policy decisions and boldly pursue accountability through voting and outspoken, unapologetic action through technology.
She works for Even, a startup whose mission is to the end the paycheck to paycheck cycle which goes hand in hand with her work with the Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) where she engages millennials nationally to join the movement. She is part of a documentary with the PPC about Youth Activism in the movement and was featured America Inside Out, a National Geographic Documentary with Katie Couric. She wants to empower others especially young people, people of color, and woman to not be afraid of disrupting the system to bring about positive change.
Quick Takes With ZB
We just couldn't wait until May 17th to hear from ZB. Check out our micro-interview on all things fulfilling and fun.
What keeps you motivated to fight the good fight on the tough days? I know the tough days are a given and the biggest change I've made is making time for self-care before that happens, so I have the energy to get back up and keep going. When it gets too much, I have amazing people around me that inspire me to remember it's a marathon, not a sprint. Also, one of my favorite quotes from my favorite artist (J.Cole) - "If you truly believe it, that's step one. Step two, is, you know, the hard work that goes along with it."
Who has inspired you the most over your career in activism? Reverend Barber and AOC.
What are you binge watching right now? Good Girls & The Patriot Act (so good)
What are 3 adjectives that your best friend would use to describe you? I asked her and she said courageous, bad-ass, and charismatic. <3
What is your favorite thing to do on a beautiful Triangle Spring weekend? I'm a sucker for the Laurel Hills playground on spring evenings and just tying up a hammock somewhere to read a book.
What do people get wrong about Millennials? Everything. The biggest thing would be that we're lazy. Millennials work hard, are more socially conscious and have a lot more expenses than any other generation before us. We have it hard, but we're doing the best with what we were handed from past generations.
You can keep up with all her initiatives on Instagram:
@Zainab4Raleigh + @YoungAmericansProtest
Learn and share with these amazing speakers at our conference on May 17. Get your tickets today!
Dear Young Nonprofit Professional,
How lame are rejection letters?
How many cordial emails have once-prospective employers sent you about your strong credentials, but an even stronger applicant pool? How many thin envelopes did colleges send you about their record numbers of applicants, assuring you that your skills would lead to a bright future—elsewhere?
This isn’t one of those letters. Congratulations! YNPN welcomes you to its extended network of members!
If you work for a nonprofit, if you want to bring your private-sector savvy to the nonprofit industry, or if you’re looking for the perfect job, then simply subscribe to our listserv or attend one of our upcoming events to get involved!
There’s no doubt that other organizations have to be choosy about their members. If your alma mater accepted everyone, you never would have gotten football tickets.* And if your nonprofit had hired everyone, your desk would be even smaller.
While your college and employer thrived on selectiveness, let your professional association thrive on collectiveness.
Know that when you come to a YNPN Triangle NC event, you’re accessing an extended network, endless resources, and professional development opportunities.
Know that you will meet colleagues from across the Triangle at events and in the Triad and beyond online.
Know that you can hear local industry leaders at brown bag lunches, share ideas at coffee talks, and swap resources on our resource page.
Know that you’re a member. We hope you’ll get in touch with us to tell us what we can do for you, or what you would like to do for us. Find us @YNPNTriangleNC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or get back to us in the comments.
YNPN Triangle NC
PS-*For y’all who went to small schools, a cappella concerts?