Moving to a new state brings an array of emotions some to include excitement, anxiety, and apprehension of what lies ahead. In my case I experienced all of these emotions. Having lived in the Washington DC/Maryland metropolitan area my entire life, moving to Arizona was a big deal. I was particularly apprehensive about making new professional connections that would allow me to continue to grow in my career.Read more
Name: Nora Kish
Work and Title: Highway Twenty, Marketing Manager
How did you get involved in YNPN? “I work at Highway Twenty, a digital marketing agency for causes that matter. The majority of our clients are nonprofits, but my background hasn’t been more broad, so I got involved to learn about the nonprofit industry and connect with other young professionals who want to make an impact. Also, my boss used to be a member and told me it was my turn."Read more
Hi! I’m Jenn Dimeck, Principal and Founder of Provident Consulting, Inc., a management consulting firm for non-profits that provides capacity-building services for small organizations. I am a southern gal from Tennessee who moved to the Valley of the Sun for its dry air, warm winters, and beautiful landscape.Read more
I am a dreaded millennial, the “look at me-I’m special-and need to be awarded because of my specialness” millennial. But if my employer can harness my enthusiasm and social conscious, they will no longer have a dreaded millennial. They will have an empowered-changemaking-progress-motivated-lets-do-it-now millennial.Read more
Make the relationships you have, and the relationships you want to have, really count. Having a million connections on LinkedIn or another social media site is good, but is it really smart? I see a lot of people investing a lot of their time and energy into what they think is good networking but really are just wasting their minutes and effort. While networking is a very valuable tool to enrich your career or increase the number of donations or gain a knowledgeable mentor, unless it is used properly it is just a word being thrown around.