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.Read more
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!Read more
Sometimes in the throes of life it’s all you can do to put your head down, put one foot in front of the other, and put some distance behind you. And then there are those halcyon days when the stroll seems easy breezy. You’re doing good things, or good things are happening to you. Regardless, goodness abounds with nothing but the sun at your back and Bob Ross clouds beckoning on.Read more
“I have no idea what I’m doing.”
It was a thought that sat right smack in the front of my 19-year-old mind as I, a credulous improv comedy “actor," woodenly blurped random sequences of words to the blank, slightly pitying faces of the audience before me. Needless to say, I am no longer an improv comedy actor. And needless to say, it can be tough to know what to do when you don’t know what to expect next.Read more
As you might know, YNPN-TC is led by a board of directors, and on that board sit four officers: Board Chair, Board Vice Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, and National Liaison. In August, the board elected new officers who will serve the organization for a whole year.
So, what exactly does it mean to be an officer on this board? Well....Read more
“What we do not say, what we do not talk about, allows the status quo to continue.”
-Stephanie Wildman, Making Systems of Privilege Visible
YNPN-TC partnered with the Racial Justice Program at the YWCA Minneapolis a few weeks ago to host a discussion of race and privilege in the nonprofit sector. We had a tremendous response to the event: Tickets sold out in the first day and a subsequent wait list was some 70 people deep.Read more