In late September, I was invited to be one of the experts at the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Professional Polish event. As a stylist, I work with clients who are in the midst of change. They’re interviewing for a new job, transitioning into a more visible role at their current gig, re-entering the workforce, starting their own business or speaking before an audience. Each client is embarking on a life transition and ready to express the most polished, confident and authentic version of themselves.
And I love helping them do just that. I find wardrobe one of the easiest ways to shift not only how others see you, but more importantly, how you perceive yourself. Here are the five tips I want you to know when dressing for work.Read more
We have six board members leaving this year, and couldn't think of a better way of honoring their service than the most characteristically YNPN-TC medium of communication: gifs. We asked each departing board member to choose a gif that represents a fellow board member and describe their choice. Here are your first three!Read more
On an unseasonably warm evening in September, a group of super cool YNPNers met for YNPN-TC’s first ever branding summit -- YNPN #2ptWHOA. We dished about our current brand, what we love and what we’d like to change. And then we got down to business, by participating in some revealing activities and brainstorming.
Oh yeah, ideas flew fast and furious when the Post-it notes came out to play! Read on for some of the key insights from the summit as well as how you can join YNPN #2ptWHOA.Read more
This post comes on the heels of YNPN Twin Cities’ August Diversity, Inclusion, and You: an Open Space Conversation event. The following post, a real account from a young nonprofit professional, is published with express permission. Identifying details have been omitted.
This post is similar to a Choose Your Own Adventure story. It’s very similar, except you won’t be protecting the jewels of Nabooti, hunting a Yeti in the mountains of Nepal or deep diving in search of Atlantis. Nope. Your mission is of a more mundane but no less daunting variety.Read more