Everyday Improv - Emerging Leaders Networking Lunch
Friday, October 17th
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Five Minutes in Hell
Monday, October 20th
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Hell's Kitchen, Minneapolis
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* Notes from Creating Leader-full Spaces presentation at 2012 Nonprofit Leadership Conference.

* Facilitation resources on topics such as Open Space Technology and World Cafe, and groups such as the Public Conversations Project and the international Art of Hosting network.






We provide and promote opportunities for the development of young nonprofit professionals.

We envision a world where young nonprofit professionals:

• connect through purpose
• challenge to change
• lead together

Our values:

● We strive for respect and inclusiveness
● We seek opportunities to collaborate
● We respond to the evolving needs of our community


A New Look for YNPN-TC is Coming Your Way!

Thanks to volunteer graphic designer Andi Jordt, YNPN-TC will soon be unveiling a new logo and visual brand. Inspired by a “talk bubble” shape -- this new logo and brand attempts to encapsulate the fun, the whip-smartitude and the approachableness of YNPN-TC, and you, our members.

It will take us a few weeks to incorporate the new brand colors, fonts and logo across all of our spaces online -- so stay tuned! In the mean time, here’s a sneak peek of the logo.

Thanks also to Danami Champion, Lindsay Marcil, Aisha Eady, our volunteers and board members for participating in this rebranding process!


The Scoop: March's News From and About Our Members!

Our members have been so busy this month that they wouldn't even let a little more snow slow them up. We have a couple of people with some big announcements!

Cary Walski presented on Unleashing Innovation: Using Everyday Technology to Improve Nonprofit Services at NTEN's Annual Nonprofit Technology Conference.

Andrea Myers is now working full time at Hopewell Music Cooperative North working as a flute instructor and an administrator.

Brian Gioielli is now the Development Director at The BrandLab.

Maggie Baker is now Development Coordinator at Rivers of Recovery.

If you have something to share for April's Scoop, please send it to: bridge@ynpntwincities.org


Join Minnesota’s Nonprofit Communicators and Techies!

Now, through April 3, YNPN members may register for the upcoming Nonprofit Technology and Communications Conference for just $179 ($20 off non-MCN-member registration and $60 off non-MCN-member late registration). To get this deal, use the code ALLYSPECIAL. The conference will take place on April 10 in Minneapolis, and is sure to spark new learning and new connections. And there is virtually no limit to the information and resources you can gain from the impressive line-up of expert keynote and breakout presenters. Register now with the promo code ALLYSPECIAL!


Hurray for Discounted MCN Membership!

You may have heard it bandied about that YNPN-TC members are now able to become Individual MCN members for $15. You may also be wondering about Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) and the benefits of joining. Luckily, MCN’s Michaela Charleston, Memberships and Communications Coordinator, was able to give us the scoop.

Could you give us a brief background about MCN for those who need to catch up?

MCN was founded in 1987 to meet the increasing information needs of nonprofits and to convene nonprofits to address issues facing the sector.

MCN maintains a democratic membership structure and representative board, and works to promote the importance of nonprofits in our communities and deliver information through large formats, such as conferences and online, frequently in partnership with allied organizations.

Can you give us the highlights of the benefits of MCN membership?

MCN members gain access to a variety of member benefits that will help you: stay informed; save time and money; network with other nonprofits and peers; learn from important sector research; advocate for the nonprofit sector, and award leading nonprofits.

For more specific benefit information, visit Join MCN.
Plus, as an MCN member you’ll be able to apply for YNPN-TC’s MCN conference scholarships!

How do you think MCN member benefits complement what YNPN-TC is doing for our members?

Both MCN and YNPN-TC provide peer support networks for nonprofit professionals with an emphasis on professional development. A partnership between the two organizations makes sense, as it joins two large networks with the same purpose.

Through a membership with MCN, YNPN-TC members can gain discounts to trainings and events (which are also networking opportunities) including scholarship opportunities that are set aside for YNPN-TC members specifically. YNPN-TC members who become MCN members are also joining a network of 2,000 nonprofit organizations (12,000 nonprofit professionals) that all work to advocate on the sector’s behalf.


MCN is an association, which means a big part of what you offer is networking, collaborating, convening and community. What’s special about the MCN community?

To answer this one, Michaela let MCN members speak for themselves! These comments come from the MCN Member and Conference Surveys

“Count on MCN being there, supporting the nonprofit sector on issues that I might not even be aware of.”

“I really appreciate the resources MCN provides. I have made great use of numerous resources and I am always impressed by the knowledge. professionalism and responsiveness of the staff. Thank you!”

“Just thank you for your excellent resources. It helps me to organize, eases the workload - thanks!”

“Thank you for all of the great work you do on behalf of the nonprofit community, the people we help and the community as a whole!”

Thank you to Michaela for answering our questions! We’re so excited to partner with MCN to benefit YNPN-TC members and the MN nonprofit sector!

Ready to take advantage of all MCN has to offer? Check out our handy instructions on how to join MCN at the discounted rate here!


What's Coming in 2014

What’s coming down the YNPN-TC pipeline in 2014? While we’ll be having lots of fun, fresh programs, we’ll also be reprising some of your favorite programs from past years:

Scattershot Café:
This day of member-led small group conversations held simultaneously at coffee shops around the Twin Cities will be back for its third year this September. You pick your preferred topic and location, show up for a discussion, and catch up with the other conversations on Twitter! Interested in leading a discussion? Email info@ynpntwincities.org.

5 Minutes in Hell:
Get fired up as YNPN-TC members take the hot seat to deliver five-minute presentations on topics ranging from social media to brewing beer. This fun, high-energy event will be back for its third year in October. Want to test your speaking mettle and give a talk? Watch for an RFP coming up before the event!

Resume Review and Headshots:
Back by popular demand, we’ll be offering free headshots and resume reviews in August! Stay tuned for details on how you can access this fabulous benefit.

Breakfasts of Champions:
Now in its second year, our series of monthly morning conversations with executive directors will be launching soon! Look for announcements in your email and be sure to register quickly, since these small-group sessions fill up fast!

Emerging Leaders Network sessions:
Our third Friday lunchtime discussions at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits are still going strong! Bring your lunch and drop in for great networking and conversation!

More to come as far as new events, and don’t forget to save the date for the YNPN National Conference on June 26-28 at the Humphrey Center. Even if you can’t make the conference, watch for info on programming open to all on those evenings! Lots of great things are coming in 2014, and we want you to be there!

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