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
In between road trips, beach days, and block parties, YNPN-TC members have found time to accomplish amazing things for their careers this summer, too! Find out what they've been up to in The Scoop.Read more
Hello friends of YNPN-TC! It seems like every time we turn around there are new and exciting things happening with our organization. Over the past year YNPN-TC board members and volunteers have been involved in a series of meetings regarding our fiscal sustainability as an organization. Part of this process has involved an in-depth, thoughtful look at our legal and tax status and what changes, if any, we should make.
The news I have to share today is that we are making a change - our Board of Directors has voted to pursue 501c3 status. This isn’t a very controversial decision, and many YNPN-TC members might think we are already a 501c3. It is however a very awesome and exciting development when it comes to thinking about what type of organization YNPN-TC is, the work we want to do in the future, and most importantly how we want to continue to serve the talented young professionals of the nonprofit sector in our community. Special recognition must go out to board members Carl Atiya Swanson and Lindsay Bacher for their leadership during this process as well as the countless additional volunteers, members, and friends of YNPN-TC who provided us with their time, opinions, and expertise.Read more
Think of a few exceptionally good leaders you’ve worked with in the past. Perhaps a supervisor, colleague, or mentor. Now take a moment to consider three qualities that made them so outstanding. Were they good listeners or empathetic? How ‘bout open to new ideas or passionate about their work? Did they believe in you and your goals? No rush—I’m happy to wait while you conjure up their strong suits.
Recently I attended a training entitled “High Impact Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence” hosted by MAP for Nonprofits thanks to a scholarship from YNPN-TC.There I learned that emotional skills are most often what make exceptional leaders. The inverse is also true for ineffective leaders with weak emotional skills, which typically detract from their leadership abilities. Emotions, when poorly managed, can get in the way of achieving your goals when interacting with people.
Strawberry? Vanilla? Mint chocolate chip? No matter your favorite ice cream flavor, we know you'll like this month's Scoop!Read more
The energy in the Guthrie’s Wurtele Thrust Stage was palpable, nearly every seat in the house filled. But this wasn’t opening night of the theater’s latest production. Nonprofit leaders from across the Midwest were gathered for the keynote at bushCONNECT.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
YNPN-TC is redoing our website! Since the most important part of YNPN Twin Cities is our members, we want to hear from you – which features would you love to see unveiled on a brand new site?Read more