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Gratitude with Attitude 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018 at 05:30 PM · 20 rsvps
Midtown Global Market

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


We might not say it enough - 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!

giphy-2.gifOn April 30th, we want to take the night to show our appreciation to our members and volunteers, and also have some fun together. Attendees of Gratitude with Attitude will have the opportunity to put on their competitive hats for both a large group game (think Family Feud!) and a scavenger hunt with a small team. Midtown Global Market "Market Bucks" will be on the line!

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 and networking with other members and volunteers.

Event Details:

Monday, April 30th / 5:30–7:45 PM

  • 5:30-6:00: Check-in and Networking
  • 6:00-6:15: Welcome and Program
  • 6:15-6:45: Game
  • 6:45-7:30: Market Scavenger Hunt (You're welcome to purchase food/beverages from market vendors during the scavenger hunt.)
  • 7:30-7:45: Wrap-up

Midtown Global Market

920 E. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407

(We'll be starting and ending in the conference room downstairs.)


  • Ramp at 10th Avenue and Lake Street ($3 for up to 2 hours, $6 for 2-3 hours, $7 for over 3 hours) 
  • Surface parking on Elliot Ave
  • Street parking (metered)

If you are coming by bus, the 21 stops near Midtown Global Market.


May Leadership Breakfast

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 07:00 AM · 58 rsvps
Domestic Abuse Project in Minneapolis, 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 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 Sarah Clyne, Executive Director of the Domestic Abuse Project:

Headshots_(7_of_7)_copy.jpgSarah Clyne is currently the Executive Director for Domestic Abuse Project (DAP). Sarah holds a Master’s degree in Education and a B.A. in Sociology and Spanish, both from the University of Minnesota. Prior to DAP, she was the Executive Director for Joyce Preschool, which won the Nonprofit Excellence award in 2013. She serves on the board of directors for Propel Nonprofits, the MN Council of Nonprofits, and WATCH. She additionally served on Mayor Hodges’ Cradle-to-K Cabinet and the Governor's Council on Law Enforcement and Community Relations. She is a founding advisory board member for Educators for Excellence-Minnesota. She brings leadership experience in the non-profit sector and K-12 education. Sarah is passionate about education, social justice, ending gender-based violence, and building cross-sector relationships to dismantle the disparities our communities are facing. She was a member of NLC-Twin Cities first leadership co-hort. 




Leadership Breakfast Registration Lottery

Registration for this event will be open from Monday, April 16 - Thursday, April 19. We allow as many people to sign up for the event as possible, and from there we choose 25 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 Friday, April 20 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.

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