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Take the YNPN-TC Member Survey!



YNPN-TC wouldn't be what it is without all of our wonderful members like you. 

Tell us what your experience with YNPN-TC has been, and what we can do to make it even better. After all, we aim to be your hook up for development & networking opportunities tooled specifically for young nonprofit professionals like yourself.

So let us know how we’re doing. 

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Serendipity through stories

2016mcntech.jpgOn April 12, YNPN Twin Cities sent a dozen members to the MCN Nonprofit Technology and Communications Conference at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis as part of our scholarship program. The week after the conference, we hosted a debriefing gathering for the conference cohort so they could further connect and share about what they learned at the conference.

One member of the cohort is Amy Tix, operations coordinator at Firefly Sisterhood. Below, Amy graciously shares her "a-ha moment" from the conference with takeaways from keynote speaker Perla Ni.

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Who will go all the way in our March Madness Book Bracket?

A few words of wisdom can be just what you need to aim for that next career goal, or achieve a personal best. But where can a young professional find excellent advice on demand?


In honor of March Madness, we put together a bracket of the top professional/personal development books as recommended by YNPN board members and members of the YNPN-EPIP Leadership Institute.

We need your help to pick our champion, so take a look at our bracket (and read below for more detail.) Then leave us a comment here with your picks, take it to social media to let others know, and add a comment of which books we left out by mistake! 

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Member Spotlight | Alyssa Whalon shares the most valuable piece of advice she's received as a young professional

alyssa_whalon.pngWe are excited to feature Alyssa Whalon in our monthly YNPN Twin Cities Member Spotlight! Alyssa is Associate, Philanthropic Services, at Scholarship America.

Read more about Alyssa's background with AmeriCorps VISTA, how she has used YNPN Twin Cities to make progress on her career path, the best advice she's received as a young professional, and just which Harry Potter house she'd be in if she was at Hogwarts instead of the Twin Cities!

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"Two truths and a lie" with YNPN's newest board members!

new_board.jpgThis month, we wanted to give a big, giant welcome to this year’s newest board members!

To introduce them to you, we thought we would play a fun game: two truths and a lie! Read a bit about each new boardie, then see if you can guess which fun facts are true and which one is a fib.

And a big welcome to the YNPN-TC Board!

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Meet YNPN-TC volunteer Ben Addington!


Ben Addington is a YNPN-TC member, and also a content and engagement specialist at Metre, an integrated advertising agency that develops brand and communication strategies with offices in LaCrosse, Wisconsin and Minneapolis, MN.

We recently chatted with Ben about his experiences with YNPN.

(With the help of graphic designer Cary Walski and photographer Marie Ketring, Metre developed our new YNPN-TC website!)

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The scoop for December 2015

Dying to know what YNPN-TC members have been up to in the past few months? The wait is over because The Scoop is back!

  • Mindy Breva is now Associate Development Officer at the University of Minnesota Foundation
  • Christina Perfetti is now Neighborhood Coordinator at St. Anthony East Neighborhood Association
  • Guthrie Byard, Ariah Fine, Stephanie Jacobs, Lisa Joyslin, Rinal Ray, and Renae Youngs were speakers at the 2015 MCN Annual Conference
  • Phillipe Cunningham and Jamie Millard are featured models at this year's I AM MPLS 
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Time for the annual YNPN-TC Ugly Sweater Happy Hour!

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!

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#AskYNPNTC event recap

On November 18, YNPN-TC hosted its first-ever virtual event, #AskYNPNTC. Young nonprofit pros from across the state--and even the nation!--joined in our day-long conversation by following the hashtag on Twitter. Questions raised by YNPs touched on a range of topics from giving shout-outs to folks doing good, transplants and moving, volunteer recruitment, the nonprofit arts scene, event planning, social media engagement, and literally everything in between (anyone recall the great taco debate?). 

This inaugural conversation was a great success: @ynpntc saw over 28,000 impressions, had 57 retweets, 83 replies, and 133 likes! Huge thanks to everyone who participated, whether you creeped on the hashtag during your work day (admit it, you kept an eye on your social feed), tweeted your questions, or shared your insights and experiences; this event would not have been possible without you.

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Thank you, outgoing board members!

main.jpgFive amazing YNPN-TC Board Members are finishing up their terms at the end of the year: Carl Atiya Swanson, Brandon Boat, Cary Walski, Madeline Graham, and Chris Oien.

How can we say thank you to these individuals who have contributed so much to YNPN-TC?

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