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    In Focus: Mental Health Nonprofits

    By Kathleen M. O'Donnell, YNPNdc volunteer.  YNPNdc In Focus is our blog series highlighting nonprofits in the DC area that correspond with awareness months and timely topics. This month, we’re focusing on Mental Health Nonprofits in honor of National Mental Health Awareness Month. Learn more online by following #mhm2018.
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    Surviving Conference Season: Advice From Non-profit Event Pros

    By Kathleen M. O’Donnell and Tammy A. Barnes, YNPNdc volunteers.  Spring in DC buzzes as associations, charities, and other non-profits host large-scale events to sustain their missions and goals. In support of every event, professionals work long hours and juggle timelines, all while prioritizing their attendees’ experience. Detailed processes and to-do lists keep event organizers on track, but how do they manage crises? How are they able to balance post-conference debriefing with much needed R & R? Four DC-area conference and meeting specialists share their advice for keeping calm and collected during one of the most taxing times of the year.
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