12 Days of YNPN: #ynpn13 in Phoenix

12 Days of YNPN: #ynpn13 in Phoenix

When we asked our National Board members about their favorite memories from 2013, many of them said the National Chapter Leaders Conference in Phoenix was one of the highlights of the year.

Kari Mirkin, one of our National Board members from YNPN Cleveland, said "I loved the chance to connect with so many of you at the national conference in Phoenix!" Another National Board member, Qyana Stewart, said "Thanks to YNPN Phoenix for an awesome conference! This was the best conference I have ever attended."

 

Paul Schmitz delivering his keynote. Photo via YNPN Chicago. Paul Schmitz delivering his keynote. Photo via YNPN Chicago.


YNPN leaders from across the country led workshops and networked with their peers. One participant shared with us that their favorite part was "The sense of unity among nonprofit professionals--we're all in this together working toward change!"

That idea was driven home by Paul Schmitz's keynote on building leadership from the community up. Our members said that it was "awesome," "energizing," and "set the right tone for the rest of the event."
 
The conference wasn't just inspiring speeches, useful workshops, and nonprofit camaraderie. There were also capes:


YNPNsfba's incoming Board Chair Dawn Herrschaft being recognized for her leadership. Photo via Renee Bracey Sherman.

YNPNsfba's incoming Board Chair Dawn Herrschaft being recognized for her leadership. Photo via Renee Bracey Sherman.
 
 
 
And dancing:


National ED Trish Tchume celebrating the announcement of next year's conference in the Twin Cities! Photo by Cary Lenore Walski.

National ED Trish Tchume celebrating the announcement of next year's conference in the Twin Cities! Photo by Cary Lenore Walski.
 
 

We left the conference excited for the year ahead and all we can accomplish together.

We can't wait for next year's National Chapter Leader Conference in the Twin Cities--we're sure it will be one of the highlights of 2014!

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