“Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.” – Rilke
At Minnesota Rising, our mission is to build trust, relationships, and a shared vision for the future of Minnesota, while developing the collective capacity of the rising generation to lead collaboratively. Just how we do this has evolved over time, as we continue to inquire into and assess our strategic intent and impact. For those nonprofiteers who also value emergent learning and developmental evaluation, we offer a couple of our questions and answers.Read more
Get those sweaters ready, because the Ugly Sweater Happy Hour is coming up! Join us and ring in the holidays in (not-so-great) style!
- Date: Monday, December 14
- Time: 6-9 p.m.
- Place: Half Time Rec, 1013 Front Ave, St Paul, MN 55103
Prizes will be awarded for the ugliest of ugly sweaters!Read more
In late September, I was invited to be one of the experts at the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Professional Polish event. As a stylist, I work with clients who are in the midst of change. They’re interviewing for a new job, transitioning into a more visible role at their current gig, re-entering the workforce, starting their own business or speaking before an audience. Each client is embarking on a life transition and ready to express the most polished, confident and authentic version of themselves.
And I love helping them do just that. I find wardrobe one of the easiest ways to shift not only how others see you, but more importantly, how you perceive yourself. Here are the five tips I want you to know when dressing for work.Read more
How many networking events do you attend where you bring your kids? How often do you get together with other young professionals in a playroom with boisterous toddlers climbing on plastic slides? My professional and personal worlds collided in this environment – a discussion about parenting as a nonprofit professional, part of YNPN’s Scattershot Café event. In the nine months since I’ve been a parent, happy hour has been more of a challenge, but this Saturday morning get-together was just my speed.Read more
Five Minutes in Hell is the YNPN-TC program where you, our members, take the stage and wow us with your stories. Through quick, fun, five-minute presentations, you'll sharpen your speaking skills while sharing insights with your fellow YNPNers.
We're descending deep underground on October 21 to Honey in Minneapolis. This year's theme is Community!Read more
Playing Jenga … drawing birds … writing song lyrics with your non-dominant hand … defending an unpopular viewpoint … what do they have in common? They are all activities from the “Fail Lab” that happened during Taking the Alternative Route: The Upside to an Unexpected Journey, YNPN-TC’s June event.
In addition to some light-hearted failing, the event featured a conversation between Diane Tran (Founder of Minnesota Rising, Damon Runnals (Executive Director of the Southern Theater), and Pa Thao (the panel moderator and Assistant to the President and CEO of the Northern Achievement Zone).
Some of the best quotes from the night (in no particular order):Read more
Want to connect with other YNPN-TC members, but can't wait until the next event? Plan your own! A Member Meet Up is a chance to share skills from a recent training, get people together to discuss a challenge in your job, or to just play board games with some new friends.Read more
As a member-based organization, feedback from our members on how we’re running YNPN Twin Cities is vital to the success of the organization. Recently, we sent out our annual member survey, and respondents told us what we’re doing well and what we can do to bring more value to you, our members.
Here are 5 key things you had to say this year:Read more
Proof that Minnesotans are hearty as hell? The sub-zero temperatures this winter haven't stopped YNPN-TC members from getting out and following exciting new opportunities!Read more
It's hard to believe it was only a year ago that I began volunteering with the YNPN-TC Programming Committee. The truth is, though, that I dabbled with the idea of joining YNPN-TC a lot sooner. I just didn't have the gumption to take the plunge.
I've been working in the nonprofit sector since I graduated from college. Fortunately, the supervisors I've had throughout the years have been incredibly supportive and encouraged me to pursue professional development opportunities whenever possible.
The problem was I didn't have a clue where to start looking for these opportunities. So, naturally, I did what anyone would do to find the answer to this question: I Googled it. And when I hit the search button, I got a ton of results, but the top ones featured this group called Young Nonprofit Professionals Network-Twin Cities.Read more