Channeling Wisdom: Nakia Navarro, New England Regional Director, Let's Get Ready

Nakia Navarro, New England Regional Director, manages the Boston office of Let’s Get Ready (LGR),which provides low-income high school students with support services to gain college admission. She is responsible for supporting and creating LGR programs in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and soon Vermont. Prior to joining the organization, Nakia was Director of Development at Elizabeth Seton Academy in Dorchester, serving a large number of first generation college bound students. She has also held development positions with the American Red Cross, Community Food Rescue in Charlotte, N.C. and was the CEO of IsReal Imagination, a business development and consulting firm. Nakia originally hails from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. She received her Bachelor's degree in Public Administration with a minor in Spanish from Winthrop University; a Certificate in Global Communications from the University of Salamanca; has completed her first novel, the Everdeen, SC series; and is currently working on her Master's in Public Administration.

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i am ynpn boston: liz powers.

Name: Liz Powers
Profession: Founder and Director
Organization: City Heart and LIFT Bike Project

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Reflections from Massachusetts Nonprofit Network Conference - Solutions 2013: The Intersection of People and Technology

On October 29th, more than 500 nonprofit and business leaders from across New England gathered at the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network's annual conference. This year's conference theme was “Solutions 2013: The Intersection of People and Technology.”

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i am ynpn boston--emily flynn.

Name: Emily Flynn

Profession:Manager of Special Projects

Organization: Sustainable Endowments Institute

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Networking to find a job? Focus on being generous

We all know the importance of networking: According to a recent study conducted by Amazon best-selling author, LinkedIn Influencer and CEO Lou Adler, 55% of all jobs are filled through the hidden job market, a combination of internal promotions and networking. Even more depressingly, research from Dr. John Sullivan, a professor of Management at San Francisco State found that the most competitive companies, such as Google, hire less than 1% of their online job applicants.

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i am ynpn boston--matt gelman.

Name:  Matt Gelman

Profession:  Youth Literacy Theater Program Coordinator

Organization: Hyde Square Task Force

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