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Gratitude with Attitude: Member and Volunteer Appreciation!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 05:30 PM · 86 rsvps
Sisyphus Brewing in Minneapolis, MN

You're invited to our annual Member and Volunteer Appreciation Event:


I'm not sure if you are aware of this - but we think you are AMAZING. YNPN-TC has some of the most passionate, dedicated and driven nonprofit professionals that we've ever met. We are so extremely grateful to have YOU as one of our members. Yes, you! 


On April 26th, we want to take the night to show our appreciation to our members and volunteers, and also share some tips for how you can talk to others about how amazing you are - whether it's in an interview or at a networking event. Attendees of this Gratitude with Attitude will also be treated to a free performance by the Theater of Public Policy (T2P2)! T2P2 explores big issues using improv comedy and we can not wait to see what they have in store!

We hope you'll join us so we can say a heartfelt THANK YOU for being a part of this fantastic network, and enjoy some laughs with The Theater of Public Policy.

Event Details:

Wednesday, April 26 / 5:30–7:30 p.m. 

5:30–6:00: Check In and Networking

6:00–6:30: Tips and Tricks to Professionally Promote Yourself

6:30–7:30: Theater of Public Policy Performance! 

Sisyphus Brewing

712 Ontario Avenue W. #100
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(Entrance around the corner on Aldrich)

While this is at a brewery, we will be in the event space in the back of the building. There are non-alcoholic drink options available as well. Sisyphus does not have a kitchen on site, but food can be delivered to the brewery or brought in!


There is limited street parking available around Sisyphus. If that is full, there is a city lot under the freeway nearby, across Lyndale Avenue. The lot across from the Basilica is cash only. If you are coming by bus, the 4, 6, and the 12 are all options.


Thanks to both The Theater of Public Policy and Sisyphus Brewing for helping us put on this event.



May Leadership Breakfast

Friday, May 12, 2017 at 07:00 AM
Prepare + Prosper in St. Paul, MN

About The Leadership Breakfast Series

Looking to get to the next level in your nonprofit career? At YNPN Twin Cities' Leadership Breakfast series, nonprofit Executive Directors and other leaders will share with you exactly how they did it, what they learned and what they're looking for in a rising nonprofit leader.

A little bit about Tracy Fischman, Executive Director of Prepare + Prosper:

Tracy_Fischman.jpgTracy Fischman joined the organization as executive director in July 2009, immediately after moving to the Twin Cities from Chicago. Prior to working with P+P Tracy served as a consultant to non-profit, philanthropic, and political organizations, providing strategic campaign, project management, and organizational development services.

Tracy has a long history of fostering social justice, with 20 years of experience in public health, HIV/AIDS, civil rights, and women’s rights.  She has an extensive background in policy and advocacy, as well as organizational planning and development. Tracy has worked for organizations such as Planned Parenthood of Illinois as the vice president for public policy, and the Chicago Department of Public Health’s STD/HIV/AIDS Division as the director of policy and legislative affairs.

Tracy currently serves on the Boards of Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and Women Winning, and has also served on the Boards for organizations such as Girl’s Best Friend Foundation, Illinois Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, Citizen Action of Illinois, and Communities Advocating Emergency AIDS Relief. Tracy holds a Bachelor’s degree from Macalester College and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.

Leadership Breakfast Registration Lottery

Registration for this event will be open from Friday April 21- Tuesday April 25. We allow as many people to sign up for the event as possible, and from there we choose 20 participants at random, while also holding space for young nonprofit professionals who identify as a person of color. We do this to keep these events intimate while ensuring everyone has a fair chance to attend a Leadership Breakfast event. If you registered for the lottery and identify as a person of color, you can email to let us know to place your name in the correct lottery.

Our facilitator will reach out to all participants by Wednesday April 26 letting everyone know whether or not they received a spot through the lottery. Lottery winners will be asked to submit a question for our speaker in order to confirm their space. Unconfirmed spaces will be given to members of the wait list.

What you need to know:

  • Our media sponsor, Pollen, will be at the event with a photographer and writer on hand.
  • There will be a YNPN member on site to facilitate and help you get the most out of these discussions.
  • Bagels and coffee are provided!


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