During our Strategic Planning process, "Innovative Thought Leadership and Sector Shaping" was identified as one of our network's strategic priorities for the next three years. A key objective for us to accomplish this will be to create tools and programs with the intent to share on a regional and national level. When YNPN-National put out a call asking local chapters to participate in the National Operating System Pilot, the YNPN-TC Board of Directors figured we better put our money where our mouth is!
By participating in this pilot, YNPN-TC will be able to better share data and programming in real time with YNPN-National and other chapters a across the county. The first step is to begin migrating our data over the next year from our current data systems to a new platform, NationBuilder, that will be coordinated with YNPN-National. YNPN-TC will also be supporting YNPN-National to help identify supports and resources necessary to build strong chapters. While we are proud of our vibrant and engaged membership, we also see our participation in the pilot as an opportunity to explore how we define our own membership with the ultimate goal of better serving you, our members!
As any early adopter knows, there may be some bumps along the way, however we believe that any challenges we may encounter will be worth it for building a stronger, more connected national young nonprofit professional network. If you would like to learn more about the National OS Pilot or see which other chapters were selected, check our YNPN-National's website here.