Member Spotlight - Meet Anna Corona

Anna Corona joined the YNPNdc Board of Directors as Vice Chair in June 2018. Outside of her volunteerism in making sure YNPNdc runs smoothly, she is a program analyst at the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. Born and raised in Woodbridge, VA, she's happy to call the DMV-area home. We asked Anna a few questions about her life and what inspired her to join YNPNdc. Check out her answers below, and be sure to say hello at our next event! Continue reading

Improve your nonprofit financial know-how

By Kathleen M. O'Donnell, YNPNdc volunteer. It's budgeting season for most organizations. As young professionals, we don't always have the practical skills to support the budget process. Fortunately, there are plenty of people who can help us. Enter A. Michael Gellman, CPA, CGMA, an independent fiscal and financial strategist for nonprofit organizations and a founding principal partner for Fiscal Strategies “4” Nonprofits, LLC. For over 30 years, Gellman has designed and trained professionals on budget and projection based systems and financial management systems. Continue reading

YNPNdc In Focus: Humanitarian 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 humanitarian organizations in honor of World Humanitarian Day. Follow along with this year’s campaign, #NotATarget. Continue reading

Meet Kathleen O'Donnell

Kathleen O'Donnell is a star Communications volunteer with YNPNdc and spends her days as a writer and editor at the American Institute of Architects. As a volunteer, Kathleen is responsible for helping YNPNdc create some of the great content our members have come to expect and connect with. Originally from the coal regions and Pocono mountains of Pennsylvania, Kathleen made the transition to the DC area after going to college and working for a start up company in New York City, where she learned some valuable skills but wanted to be connected to a bigger purpose. She joined the team at AIA and made the move to the DC area and this broader community.  We asked Kathleen a few questions about the work she does - both in the nonprofit sector and at YNPNdc. Check out her answers below, and be sure to say hello at our next event!   Continue reading

In Focus: LGBTQ+ Nonprofits

By Zach Eisenstein, 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 LGBTQ+ nonprofits in honor of Pride Month. Continue reading

Meet Cliff Mayo

Cliff Mayo is a compliance manager at the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH) and YNPNdc's 2018-2019 Board Chair. A long-time YNPNdc member and volunteer, he's interested in organizational management and development, and loves to learn, no matter what the subject. An Iowa native (Des Moines, to be precise), Cliff has called the DMV area home for more than eight years. We asked Cliff a few questions about the work he does - both in the nonprofit sector and YNPNdc. Check out his answers below, and be sure to say hello at our next event! Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Elevate Women Through Professional Sponsorship

By Kathleen M. O'Donnell, YNPNdc Volunteer -  March is Women’s History Month and the perfect time to think about how you and the women in your life can make a mark on the world.  Continue reading

Member Spotlight - Meet Sarah Siguenza

Sarah Siguenza is a communications professional who serves on YNPNdc’s Board of Directors as External Relations Director. She specializes in digital content production for the global development and humanitarian sector and has been described as passionate with a knack for multi-tasking. A DMV native, Sarah has volunteered for YNPNdc for two and a half years. We asked Sarah a few questions about what inspired her to join YNPNdc and the nonprofit sector. Check out her answers below, and be sure to say hello at our next event! Continue reading