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What’s the big deal with this YNPN national conference?

You’ve joined YNPN Twin Cities to build your local network, but what if I told you that you have a unique opportunity this summer to network with YNPs across the country?

Former Des Moines YNPN member Amelia Colwell Reedy leveraged YNPN’s national network as soon as she moved to Minnesota last summer to begin working at Accountability Minnesota. Since Amelia was already familiar with YNPN, she reached out to our Twin Cities chapter and got herself immediately plugged in as a member. She has been forging new professional contacts and friends ever since ­ and even dived into serving on the YNPN Twin Cities Programming Committee!

The Des Moines and Twin Cities chapters are just 2 out of 35 chapters providing programming for over 50,000 members across the country.

For the past eight years, chapter leaders from across the national YNPN network have gathered in a different host city annually to build relationships, learn from each other, and reconnect with YNPN’s vision. This year, as you may know from earlier save­the­date notices in The Bridge, it’s being hosted here in our very own Twin Cities.

We’re leveraging being this year’s host to provide local members with multiple high­value, free or low cost opportunities.

We’re dedicating this #ynpn14 edition of The Bridge to sharing the multiple ways you can be involved over the course of 2 days in June:

  • Register to attend the day­long Nonprofit Leadership Conference on June 26th, co­hosted by YNPN National and YNPN Twin Cities, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Why? We’ll tell you why.
  • Participate in a large, free local­ national YNP mingler following the Nonprofit Leadership Conference that will harken back to the fun and games of the Networking Recess event we threw back in April 2013. (Watch for registration to drop into your inbox in mid­May!)
  • Apply for one of the special day­long deep dive learning opportunities on June 27th around diversity and inclusion or purposeful work. (A $75 opportunity offered free for local members due to the Bush Foundation’s generous sponsorship!)

With that, consider this your very special invitation to participate in #ynpn14. You’ll be able to expand your network nationally, attend ridiculously low­cost (or free!) sessions, and gain invaluable knowledge to help you in your career. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

(Curious to know more about the national network? Check out this great Pollen feature authored by YNPN Twin Cities board member Chris Oien in 2012.)

 


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