September is recognized as National Preparedness Month, which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit. 

Consider that your entire family may not be together during a disaster- make a plan of how you will reunite after an emergency. Prepare for the unique needs of your family members, friends and neighbors.

Take a look at other things you can do to get involved in disaster preparedness in your community.

One person can change a life.  
Together we can #MakeADifference where we live and work. Find out more by contacting our Annual Giving Coordinator. 

Rayona Dixon
(775) 325-8911

United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra, along with KNPB Channel 5 and the Community Foundation of Western Nevada and nine nonprofit sponsors is presenting a series of free, in-depth workshops on estate planning. Learn how to take charge of your own estate.

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Leadership in Evaluative Thinking Institute - Accepting Applicants
This is an exciting opportunity to take your nonprofit organization to the next level.
  • Would you like to know for sure what kind of impact your work is having on the community? 
  • Do you wish you had greater clarity on directions for growth and change? 
  • Do you sometimes feel like your agency goals are ambiguous or out of date? 
  • Are you maximizing your resources to achieve your mission and vision?
  • Do you feel there is a disconnect between your board, staff, programs, and the constituents that you serve? 
  • Do you wish your reports reflected your good work more accurately?   
  • Are you clear on the "why" of your organization but challenged to show others that you are able to do this? 
  • Have you made the move toward on-line data collection and tracking systems but still find you're not using your information as much as you'd like to make critical decisions and improvements? 
  • Despite having formal evaluations over the years, do you find your staff meetings focus more on the "what" and "how" instead of the "so what" of the work you're doing? 
If any of these questions resonate with you, there is a 6-month leadership development opportunity that will give you and your agency the tools to explore these questions and encourage new ways of thinking about success and achievement.
After this workshop, you will be able to:
· Think about and examine the assumptions that guide your organization's work.
· Engage in collaborative and results-based planning.
· Act effectively through your systems and programs to accomplish the change you want.
· Communicate with your key stakeholders the changes that you have committed to and been able to achieve.
· Partner with other organizations in your community to achieve collective impact around a shared vision.

For an application to this exciting opportunity, please follow this link.

For more information, please contact Turning Point Inc. at

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