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Drawing Up Big Plans

Each year brings a fresh slate of officers to the YNPN Twin Cities board of directors. This is the group elected to keep an eye on the big picture and help the whole board stay in alignment as we work toward meeting our mission and vision and giving you, our members, the best possible experience.

But did you know? This group has quite the artistic streak too! To prove it, we asked the four of them to open up Paint on their computers and draw us a picture to represent what they'd like to see happen during their term. Read on for their artistic inspiration!

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New Board Members Unite!

YNPN Twin Cities has three new board members and they all bring great talents and experiences to the YNPN-TC community. Can you guess who attended space camp as a child, who has the sordid addiction to creating flow charts and who founded a young nonprofit professionals group in their native Tennessee?

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The Scoop: January's News From Our Members

YNPN-TC members are ringing in the new year with new jobs and new board positions. Check out The Scoop for January!

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A very animated farewell

boardmembers.pngWith the new year comes a changing of the guard at YNPN-TC. While we're very excited to welcome some new faces to the board (more on them soon!), we're sad to bid farewell to four current board members as they head off to their next big adventures.

We're sending them off in style, so we turned to your favorite image type and ours, the animated gif. We asked the four of them to pick one to describe their board experience as a whole, or one particularly memorable piece of it. Here's what they came up with!

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5 things we're not telling board applicants

by Lauren Van Schepen
follow me on Twitter: @lvanschepen

I have been dreaming of fiduciary responsibilities.

Caught in the throes of YNPN officer and chair elections, board recruitment, a fast-approaching board election at my day job, and a recent ELN on board service, it's all I can think about at the moment. While it's essential to understand the legal requirements of a board member, and great to consider the professional development opportunities, I've been ruminating on my first year on the YNPN board and the things I’ve learned - things no one told me. 

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Responsible for Culture

How boards define how an organization looks, works and feels

It’s easy to understand many of the responsibilities of a board once you know what they are. Budgets, hiring approval, membership confirmations, and executive salary are all concrete decisions to make with very definitive results. The complication comes with the fact that board responsibilities do not stop there. Leadership development, strategic planning, and organizational culture may all also be direct charges of the board or its committees. It’s often difficult to see what sorts of decisions or activities the board could be involved in that may address these abstract goals. Lucky for you… you’ve got On Board!

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Responsible for Culture: How boards define how an organization looks, works and feels

It’s easy to understand many of the responsibilities of a board once you know what they are. Budgets, hiring approval, membership confirmations, and executive salary are all concrete decisions to make with very definitive results. The complication comes with the fact that board responsibilities do not stop there. Leadership development, strategic planning, and organizational culture may all also be direct charges of the board or its committees. It’s often difficult to see what sorts of decisions or activities the board could be involved in that may address these abstract goals. Lucky for you… you’ve got On Board!

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On Board - Governance as Mystery

As a young nonprofit professional I had, until very recently, no idea what a board of directors did. Even as someone fascinated by the structure and composition of nonprofits’ organizational charts I could give you only the vaguest of answers when asked what the responsibilities, activities, and benefits of board service actually are. (I’m completely aware that this last sentence outs me as a governance geek, which I hope you will not only forgive me for, but come to see as endearingly dorky.)

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Getting to Know the New Crew - Part 2

We’re thrilled to introduce three of YNPN’s new board members, Aisha Eady, Krysten Ryba and Sara Shaylie. Here they are saying a quick hello and highlighting an event they are looking forward to in YNPN’s 2012 season. You and folks you know are invited to come on out to sharpen your skills and connect in person with them and other great YNPNers!

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Confessions of a new board chair

Can I be honest? Sometimes a new leadership opportunity doesn’t feel like a thrilling adventure, or a great next step in your career path. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like a long-awaited chance to use your skills.

Sometimes it feels just, well, scary.

Maybe it’s unexpected. Maybe you don’t feel prepared. But there you find yourself and you have a choice. Say no, or face your fears and accept the challenge.

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