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Well Wishes for the Best Two-Legged Kat We Know

main.jpgThe June meeting of YNPN-TC’s Board of Directors marks the last of Kat Kempe as our Vice Chair. As many know, Kat will be starting next month in the Mid-career Masters in Public Administration (MC/MPA) program at Harvard! Wooo! For more than a decade Kat has tirelessly served those around her in the Twin Cities. She is one of those special individuals that is always completely present with those around her and selflessly supportive at every turn. I could include pages about Kat and how spectacular she is but for now I am lucky to have words from a few others to share:

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Doing Something With Your "Do Something"

main.jpgApril, 2009 Click… Bushfire in Australia kills over 150 people, exact numbers still unknown … Click… the WHO now considers the swine flu outbreak to be an emergency of international concern … Click…an Alabama man kills 9 people before committing suicide … Click …  

I wanted to “DO SOMETHING”. Only, I wasn’t really sure what that “SOMETHING” was- I just had a fuzzy, unfocused and sincere desire to help. I had recently graduated college, was stuck in a boring job, and my only response to horrible things happening in the world, was to click over to cat videos or, at most, write an impassioned Facebook post, where friends would join me in my outrage and inaction.

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How to Join a Board Without Really Trying

Applications will soon be opening for spots on YNPN-TC’s Board of Directors. This is your opportunity to take a leadership role and shape the future of the organization. To help you start thinking about if a Board position is right for you, Brandon Boat put together some advice from himself and others about what it takes to join a nonprofit board. 

Board service is a great opportunity to advance your career to the next level. Whether you’re trying to network, gain more experience, or an alien trying to learn “human feelings,” joining a board of directors will provide you with new connections, a sense of fulfillment, and ownership over a mission in a way that’s very different from being an employee or volunteer.

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Saying Goodbye in GIFs: An animated send off to retiring YNPN-TC board members - Part 2

The conclusion to our farewell for our six departing board members! It just wouldn't be the YNPN-TC way if we didn't let them know how we feel in GIF form. We asked each departing board member to choose a GIF that represents a fellow board member and describe their choice. Here are your final three! (And don't miss part one.)

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A Steep and Constant Learning Curve: Breakfast of Champions with Laura Zabel

main.jpgEarly Friday morning - so early that downtown St. Paul was just a skip along an empty I94 from Minneapolis - a group of YNPNers sat down for a Breakfast of Champions with Laura Zabel, the Executive Director ofSpringboard for the Arts. The group was a little bit timid at first – after all, we were having breakfast with a woman who has received a Visionary Leader award from the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and been named one of Minneapolis Business Journal's 40 Under Forty and Minnesota Monthly’s 12 Minnesotans Who Can See the Future. But Laura’s ease, humor, and total down-to-earthness soon warmed us up. (The coffee may have had something to do with that, too.)

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Board moments: A timeline of your future YNPN board service

main.jpgIn just a few short days, the 2013 Young Nonprofit Professionals Network–Twin Cities board application will be live on this very website, ready for you (you awesome person) to write a few paragraphs and put yourself in the running. If you’ve been to an YNPN event, you’ve seen board members circulating among members and planning behind the scenes. But why should you apply? I’ve found what makes board leadership worth it (beyond the people, connections, events, etc.) are the flashes of recognition, the moments you realize you are doing work that aligns with who you are. So put yourself in the future: it’s winter 2014, and you’re at the start of your first board term. Here are the moments that will make you happy you joined.

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The Scoop: July's News From our Members

Learn about the great news YNPN-TC members have to share in this month's edition of The Scoop.

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Nathan Magel Bids Farewell to YNPN-TC

In July, YNPN Twin Cities board chair Nathan Magel will be leaving the Twin Cities to pursue a graduate program in New York City. Jamie Millard, current YNPN-TC vice-chair, was appointed interim board chair to finish out Nathan's 2013 term. Board member Brian Gioielli was elected YNPN-TC’s interim vice chair for the remainder of 2013. Read on, as Nathan reflects on his experience with YNPN Twin Cities.

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Pay attention to that board behind the curtain: 2013 YNPN board retreat

The YNPN-TC Board BondsOrganizational transparency is key for businesses and nonprofits to operate successfully, unless you want to run things like the Wizard of Oz (a lying magician who rules through smoke, curtains, and quid-pro-quo agreements). YNPN Twin Cities is no Oz, and we are eager to share about the inner workings of our board, including our most recent board retreat in June. This year’s retreat was my first, but from what I hear, every YNPN board retreat is different, fun and makes the leadership team stronger. I can say all of my expectations were met—and then some!

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It's Time to Incorporate!

The following blog is by Sarah Morris

After extensive research and community conversations conducted last fall, the YNPN-TC Board of Directors has determined that it’s time to incorporate! For the past seven years, YNPN-TC has been operating as an informal unincorporated organization. That has worked for us so far because most of our events are free, we are volunteer-led with no paid staff, and so many great businesses and nonprofits opened up space and resources to us.

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