Annual YNPN-TC Ugly Sweater Happy Hour
Tuesday, Dec. 9th
5:30-8:30 pm
The Bulldog NE, Minneapolis


Celebrate Your Story
Friday, Dec. 19th
12-1 pm
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, St. Paul



* 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


Send us a picture of your community and apply to get into bushCONNECT and the Leadership Conference!

Send us a selfie or photo that represents a community that you’re proud to be a part of with the hashtag #bushCONNECT, and tell us why you should be a part of our select group to attend both the bushCONNECT conference on May 12, and the MCN and YNPN-TC Leadership Conference on June 26 for free!

Then fill out this short application form, and be sure to include the link to your publicly posted photo! The deadline to apply is March 23. Questions? Email us at


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:


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!

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