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Our mission is to provide and promote opportunities for the development of young nonprofit professionals, and events are a big part of achieving that goal! Find a range of events to meet your interests, and become a member now if you’d like to be updated about future programming. 

What is your gender pronoun? Do you know what the gender pronouns are? Why do gender pronouns matter?

You may have noticed that at YNPN-TC events, facilitators ask attendees to share gender pronouns during introductions. We've realized that not everyone is familiar with this practice and wanted to give members an opportunity to learn more.

JAC Stringer will facilitate a discussion on why organizations are adopting the practice of introducing a person with their name and gender pronoun and how the community can continue to be inclusive of the LGBTQ community. The workshop will begin with providing information on what gender identity is, explain the different gender pronouns and some practices organizations can adopt to be culturally inclusive. There will be opportunity for Q&A at the end of the session.

About the speaker: JAC Stringer, MSW, LGSW is a trans, disabled, Native American activist and social worker. He has worked as a community organizer, educator and service provider for over fifteen years with a focus on the transgender and LGBTQPIA community and the needs of at-risk youth. In 2008, he founded the Midwest’s first regional trans health organization Heartland Trans Wellness Group, where he served as Executive Director for eight years. During this time, he became an internationally known educator on trans activism, human services and program development. He is committed to servant leadership and has a strong passion for radical community building. As a therapist, JAC uses social justice as an avenue to build trauma informed safer spaces where people feel supported, validated and heard.


Membership benefit alert! 

The Minnesota International NGO Network (MINN) is collaborating with YNPN-TC for this event Thursday, August 22 and YNPN-TC members can attend for free! 

For volunteer-led organizations, evaluation and training opportunities can seem like impossible endeavors given budgetary and resource constraints. In this session we will showcase how these low-risk, high -reward environments offer ample opportunity for building evaluative thinking in organizations, developing future evaluation professionals, and strengthening evaluation capacity within the grassroots nonprofit sector.

Through pragmatism and inquiry, volunteer-led organizations can build on the evaluation skills and capabilities of volunteers. In developing data practices through creative use of low- and no-cost tools and resources, organizations can improve decision-making and programming while building a foundation for more rigorous evaluation work in the future. Additionally, working with volunteers offers low entry-cost pathways for people interested in the evaluation field.

This session will address proven practices and resources, potential oversight and support needs, ethics related to volunteer-led evaluation, and implications for other organizations with limited resources for evaluation activities. 

This interactive workshop is for organizations interested in evaluation with low/no budget, individuals interested in evaluation opportunities, and professionals interested in evaluation as it relates to programming, development, and communications. No evaluation background necessary.

Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages (during the presentation 6-7pm) are included in your ticket!

5:30 p.m. - Check-in, snacks and networking

6:00 p.m. - Presentation

7:00 p.m.- Questions & closing

7:15 p.m. - Open networking at FINNEGANS Brew Co. taproom (first floor of the building)

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This event is presented by the Minnesota International NGO Network (MINN) and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of the Twin Cities (YNPN-TC).

Note: MINN does not offer refunds for event attendance costs. If you pay to attend an event and are no longer able to attend, your payment will be considered a donation to support the great work being done by MINN! Thank you for understanding.

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