Too Young to be an Expert?


Earlier this spring, as part of YNPN of OKC’s mission to provide affordable professional development for young/new professionals in the nonprofit sector, our organization sent Nicole Sukenis and me to an Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits training. It was titled “Claim Your Expertise: A Breakfast Event with Zeba Khan.” I went into this training hoping to gain knowledge to help our chapter advocate for the needs of the nonprofit sector’s newest members, but I ended up with thoughts on how each of us as individuals can find our own voice to share our knowledge with the world...

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New FLSA Overtime Regulations


Matt Tipton, owner of HR consulting firm Vanguard Results, was kind enough to speak with us on May 13 about the proposed new new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations that govern salaried employees and who qualifies for over-time. 

* We've updated all resource links below with the May 18 release of the final rule. *

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How to Survive a Layoff


Surviving a Layoff was the phrase that I typed in Google search when I was laid off February 2015 from a local non-profit organization. Just like most people, when I was laid off I went through several emotions and questions in my mind. How am I going to pay my bills? What will people think? How do I tell my family and friends? How will I eat? What do I do next? I know these questions can be very scary, but I have good news: you will get through it. 

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