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Come Out For 2 Awesome Networking Events During the Conference!

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Remember last year's smash hit Networking Recess event? Well, this June, we're bringing it back, but with a twist - call it the National Edition. Over 100 national chapter leaders will be joining us in the Twin Cities for this year's YNPN National Conference. Day 1 will kick off with the June 26th Minnesota Nonprofit Leadership Conference (Will we see you there?)

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An Interview with Linda Nguyen

(Originally posted on the YNPN National Blog)

Today we’re excited to share this interview with Linda Nguyen, who will be the keynote speaker for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Leadership Conference and Day 1 of the YNPN National Conference on June 26 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

As the Director of Civic Engagement for the Alliance for Children and Families, Linda built and currently manages a national initiative that has enabled thousands of community residents across the U.S. to become advocates, leaders and activists. She has worked with the Alliance network to encourage nonprofit staff and board members to embrace civic engagement strategies in their organizations and neighborhoods and to work in concert with community to address key issues in health, education and economic security. Linda is responsible for identifying and nurturing talent, coaching human service organization staff, conducting research and serving as a national advocate for constituent voice.
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Everyone Leads: How YNPN Leaders Step Up to Support Their Own

(Originally posted on YNPN National's blog)

During our recent book club Twitter chat, our ED Trish Tchume encapsulated YNPN’s approach to leadership in 140 characters: “The YNPN model relies on the idea that everyone leads. Our chapter leaders start, build up, and run the network. We are because they are.”

One of the best examples of this is our National Conference and Leaders Institute, which brings YNPN chapter leaders from across the country together to connect, share best practices, and collaboratively develop the future of the network. Since 2007, these national gatherings have been hosted by one of our local chapters with support from the national organization. Our local chapter leaders plan the conference from start to finish, including developing and presenting the conference sessions.

This year’s conference will be hosted by YNPN Twin Cities in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. We spoke to Leah Lundquist, National Conference Committe Chair, and Jamie Millard, Board Chair of YNPN Twin Cities, to hear about what it’s been like serving as a YNPN chapter leader and planning a conference for hundreds of their peers.

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What’s the big deal with this YNPN national conference?

You’ve joined YNPN Twin Cities to build your local network, but what if I told you that you have a unique opportunity this summer to network with YNPs across the country?

Former Des Moines YNPN member Amelia Colwell Reedy leveraged YNPN’s national network as soon as she moved to Minnesota last summer to begin working at Accountability Minnesota. Since Amelia was already familiar with YNPN, she reached out to our Twin Cities chapter and got herself immediately plugged in as a member. She has been forging new professional contacts and friends ever since ­ and even dived into serving on the YNPN Twin Cities Programming Committee!

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You're Still Saving That Date, Right?

Remember when we talked last year and then again earlier this year about leaders from at least 35+ YNPN established and start-up chapters across the country coming here to the Twin Cities this June?!

Plans continue to be underway and we want to make sure you've saved the date!

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