Opportunity Knocks and YNPNsfba Announce June 29 San Francisco Bay Area Nonprofit Career Conference

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San Francisco Bay Area professionals looking to accelerate their nonprofit career and job search can join Opportunity Knocks and YNPNsfba (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network - San Francisco Bay Area chapter) at the Nonprofit Career Conference, a one-day event on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM at Cal State East Bay's Oakland Center, located at 1000 Broadway, Suite 109, Oakland, CA 94607.

“The Career Conference is produced to assist professionals access the resources and knowledge they need to get a a job in the nonprofit sector,” says Karen Beavor, President and CEO of Opportunity Knocks.

San Francisco Bay Area professionals looking to accelerate their nonprofit career and job search can join Opportunity Knocks and YNPNsfba (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network - San Francisco Bay Area chapter) at the Nonprofit Career Conference, a one-day event on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM at Cal State East Bay's Oakland Center, located at 1000 Broadway, Suite 109, Oakland, CA 94607.

This full day conference will feature workshops and consultative sessions designed to help nonprofit professionals and corporate professionals looking to switch careers improve their job-seeking skills and career development strategies.

Through sessions led by experienced and qualified career consultants and nonprofit subject matter experts, attendees will learn how to become more competitive in the nonprofit job marketplace. Featured workshop presenters include Janelle Cavanagh, Executive Director of the University of California Press Foundation;Colin Lacon, President & CEO of Northern California Grantmakers; Nelson Layag, Project Director of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services; Sherry Platt Berman, Owner S.W.I.T.C.H. Careers and The Career Wisdom Institute; and Mauri Schwartz, President and CEO of Career Insiders.

"The Opportunity Knocks Nonprofit Career Conference is produced as an ongoing effort to assist the job seekers and professionals of the San Francisco Bay Area, where Opportunity Knocks was launched, access the resources and knowledge they need to get a job in the nonprofit sector," says Karen Beavor, President and CEO of Opportunity Knocks.

Attendees will receive training and consultations that will provide them with the skills needed to:
•Transition from the for-profit to nonprofit sector
•Determine a nonprofit career path
•Analyze resume and job search strategies
•Assess employability skills
•Understand the current landscape of the nonprofit sector

Registration capacity is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. A limited number of partial scholarships through Opportunity Knocks are available and YNPNsfba paid members receive a discount.

More information can be found at: http://content.opportunityknocks.org/2010/04/29/nonprofit-career-conference/ and http://www.ynpn.org/sfba.

About Opportunity Knocks: Opportunity Knocks is the national nonprofit Job Board, HR Resource and Career Development website exclusively on the nonprofit community. For nonprofit professionals, http://www.OpportunityKnocks.org is the premier destination to find nonprofit jobs and access valuable resources for developing successful careers in the nonprofit community. For employers, http://www.OpportunityKnocks.org is the best way to find qualified nonprofit candidates and receive valuable information that nonprofit organizations need when building successful recruitment, retention and human resource strategies.

About YNPNsfba: YNPNsfba connects emerging leaders in our community as a force for good. We empower nonprofit professionals to create connections and opportunities for impact through peer-led programs and resource sharing.

Contact: Lynne Norton, Marketing Manager, Opportunity Knocks, 678-916-3066 or lnorton(at)opportunityknocks(dot)org

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