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"What Did I Miss?" Video Clips from Recent YNPN Events

To kick off 2013, YNPN Twin Cities offered event programming that challenged members to Connect Through Purpose. February’s event, The First Seven Seconds, provided strategies for improving your non-verbal communication cues to make memorable first impressions. March’s event, How to Move a Mountain, featured a panel of 3 amazing change makers who shared their tips for inspiring others to make a difference. Whether you were in hibernation or just couldn’t make it to the events, we have video highlights from the February and March events to get you up to speed.

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It's Time to Incorporate!

The following blog is by Sarah Morris

After extensive research and community conversations conducted last fall, the YNPN-TC Board of Directors has determined that it’s time to incorporate! For the past seven years, YNPN-TC has been operating as an informal unincorporated organization. That has worked for us so far because most of our events are free, we are volunteer-led with no paid staff, and so many great businesses and nonprofits opened up space and resources to us.

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Recess is Back on April 30th!

main.jpgJoin YNPN Twin Cities for Networking Recess: An Artful Departure from Business as Usual on April 30th, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. You'll have the opportunity to connect with other nonprofit professionals in a fun and interactive program featuring elements of Give & Take. This facilitated event will open up discussion with two questions: What do you know? What do you want to know? You'll have the opportunity to share your passions and learn what motivates your fellow participants.

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The Scoop: April's News From Our Members

Learn the latest news and accomplishments from our YNPN-TC members in this edition of The Scoop!

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Nominate a Leader

Do you work with or know of a leader in the nonprofit sector who brings energy, passion and all-around excellence to their work? Nominate them for a Nonprofit Leadership Award!

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Prepare to Be RADICALLY Welcomed!

What would you say if I told you that close to half of  the people who come to YNPN-TC events feel either “not-at-all” or only “kind of” welcome? “Whoa, no way?” or “Yeah, that sounds about right.” A full 43 percent of respondents to our 2012 membership survey reported feeling less-than welcome at our programs last year, which for me, as the new membership chair at YNPN-TC, is a shocking statistic that is top on my list to address this year.

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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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The Scoop: March's News From Our Members

It's been a busy time for YNPN-TC members! Learn about the latest accomplishments and career updates in this edition of The Scoop.

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Appropriate Away: It's State Budget Time

Every biennium, our elected officials go through the super fun, uncomplicated process of determining Minnesota’s budget. It starts with the governor’s recommendations, and then the legislature forms its own budget to levy taxes and appropriate money to state entities and organizations doing the important work of making Minnesota a great place to live. Although anything and everything’s up in the air until the budget passes before the end of the session in May, here’s the quick and dirty to impress your policy-minded friends and colleagues.

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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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