The Art of Data Visualization Event: Key Messages



We are constantly bombarded with messages from billboards, social media, and even from within our nonprofits. There is so much information coming at us at all times. When working in a chaotic atmosphere such as a nonprofit, how do we create messages that stick? How do we create an impactful message that moves people from a lack of understanding to informed about issues we combat, and then make them move on it?


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Visualizing Data: A Nonprofit Guide for Using Infographics


YNPN recently hosted a professional development event this week which focused on The Art of Visualizing Data, so we thought it would be helpful to share a primer on transforming data into infographics. Visual guides are important tools that nonprofits can and should use to make complex data eye-catching. For example, they help to illustrate how an organization is making an impact in a positive way or to demonstrate how critical your particular cause is globally.


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Getting Serious about Self-Care: Motivations and Strategies

We have all heard how important self-care is, and we know what we “should” be doing to take care of ourselves. Oftentimes, however, we don’t take care of ourselves. We focus on the work we are doing, the people we are helping, we go, go, go, and then crash at the end of the day. As people invested in helping others, we need to start with taking care of ourselves.


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Joining a Nonprofit Board: What Do I Need To Know?

Board-governance.jpgFor many young nonprofit professionals, joining a board is a major goal. Taking on such a role can deepen your connection with a community and a mission, while also offering leadership and networking opportunities.


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Finding Professional Development Opportunities in Your Community

11-03-2013-YNPN-50.jpgStarting your career in the nonprofit sector can be challenging, between finding the right networking connections  to affordable training that will fit your organization’s budget. There are professional development resources for nonprofit workers around every corner, and the key is finding them all.


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The Stairway to Career Heaven



Yep, that’s me up there. I could have never predicted that my path would have taken this turn, but I am incredibly thankful that it did. You see, about three years ago I made a decision to change my life forever. I had spent two years working in child welfare. I was tired. I was sick. I needed a change­ desperately. 

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Ditch the Coffee - Simple Lifestyle Changes for More Energy

Human-body.jpgRaise your hand if you occasionally day dream about napping at work. I assume I’m not the only one raising both hands in the air? For the last several months, I’ve felt sluggish and my usual 3pm crash started happening earlier in my day. One day a few weeks ago, I remember wishing I could call a timeout, ala Zach Morris in Saved By the Bell, to grab a quick snooze.

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5 Days to a New and Improved LinkedIn Profile

Linkedin.jpgLinkedIn is the largest professional social media platform out there–it boasts more than 347 million users worldwide. According to the Pew Research Center, LinkedIn usage is especially high among the educated (bachelor’s degree holders and up), and high earners (those making $75,000 a year or more) — exactly the types of people with whom you’d want to connect with professionally.

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Overcoming the Fear of Change in Nonprofits


Intellectually, we all know change can be good. Change is vital for growth and even survival. However, knowing change is beneficial does not necessarily dissipate the fear associated with coming change.


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Email Marketing: It's the Season for Spring Cleaning

spring-cleaning-flowers.jpgAs the seasons begin to change, have you considered spring cleaning? Maybe it’s time to give the same care and attention to your email lists and get rid of the dead weight.

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