I love the idea of a “professional development date”. If you’re a nonprofit professional who also happens to love learning, then this is a fun way to move yourself forward! I typically find in-person events on Eventbrite, through groups like YNPN
, or online if there are any webinars relevant to my industry.
Another option that tends to be pricier, but that I really love, is conferences. It can be hard to find the right one sometimes, so I’ve put together a few tips on how to go about it (and how to make the case to your boss). If your organization can swing it, they make a great professional development option: http://employedforgood.com/finding-evaluating-pitching-your-next-conference-trip/