Networking with a Twist: Welcome to Networking University

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Wednesday, September 21st
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Savvor Restaurant and Lounge - 180 Lincoln Street
Boston
, MA 02111

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#npsquadgoals Challenge #5: Jumpstart Your Next Job Search

 

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Nonprofit Squad Goals is a regular series of challenges to help you tackle your professional development goals in small, bite-sized pieces throughout the year. We’ll offer advice and give you a platform to network with other young nonprofit professionals who have committed to making 2016 the best year yet for their careers. You can join the challenge and share your journey by using the hashtag #npsquadgoals.

In our 2015 Young Nonprofit Professional survey, an overwhelming 86% of you told us you plan to stay in the nonprofit sector long term. Luckily, Boston is home to a variety of incredible organizations looking for bright, talented young professionals — just like you! But how can you attract your next employer’s attention, whether you’re in the midst of a serious job hunt, or just starting to think about future options? We dare you to take action by joining our fifth challenge of the year: Jumpstart Your Next Job Search!

Job search pros will tell you the best way to find a job has a lot to do with being proactive and making sure you’re keeping your  resources up-to-date and informed every step of the way. That LinkedIn profile that’s been created but gathering dust ever since? It won’t do you any good without managing your page and reaching out to your virtual network, starting before you’re ready for your next opportunity all the way through landing your next position. Ditto for past references, friends and acquaintances in your network.

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YNPN Activate!: Bringing Emotional Intelligence into the Workplace

As someone who is easily paralyzed by FOMO (fear of missing out), the bevy of options for conference attendees at this year’s annual YNPN Activate! Summit in Portland, OR, was a nightmare! I ultimately decided to attend a deep dive session entitled “Leading with Emotional Intelligence,” led by longtime nonprofit leader Signe Bishop. I walked away with some incredible, applicable skills!

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2016 YNPN Boston Summer Jams Playlist

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Here in Boston, the temperatures are high and ice cream sales are going strong. Our YNPN board members, ambassadors, and alumni have compiled some of our favorite jams of the season and want to share them with you. 

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Have Your Nonprofit Career and Finance Your Future, Too (Part Two)

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We recently kicked off of our Let’s Talk Finances professional development with a session on retirement planning led by Boston Security Analysts Society (BSAS) members Firoza Panthaki and Daniel O’Neill. We brought you part one of our favorite tips last week. Now, here’s part two, with the disclaimer that we are not financial professionals and are not offering endorsement or other opinions on this advice.

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Have Your Nonprofit Career and Finance Your Future, Too (Part One)

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Many young people enter the nonprofit sector with a strong sense of idealism and the desire to make positive social impact. We also have hopes and dreams outside the office, many of which require money. At times, these parts of us can feel at odds. In YNPN Boston’s 2015 Young Nonprofit Professionals survey, participants reported that the number one reason why they’d leave the nonprofit sector was—no surprise here—low salary and lack of benefits.

We recently kicked off the first event in our Let’s Talk Finances professional development series to explore how we can have successful nonprofit careers and a secure financial future. Boston Security Analysts Society (BSAS) members Firoza Panthaki and Daniel O’Neill led us through an expert presentation on all of our pressing questions about retirement planning. Here’s part one of two of our summary on their advice, with the disclaimer that we are not financial professionals and are not offering endorsement or other opinions on this advice. Look out for part two, which will be published next week.

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