Announcing the 2012-2013 YNPN National LaunchPad Fellows

Announcing the 2012-2013 YNPN National LaunchPad Fellows

YNPN National LaunchPad Fellows monthly staff meeting (via Google Hangout)

It started out this summer as something of an internal design challenge: how do we take our current resources (i.e. money, people, staff capacity, good will) and rearrange them in such a way that everyone gets back more than what they put in?

One of the many exciting results of this organizational shift in thinking is the YNPN National LaunchPad Fellows program - a way for aspiring nonprofiteers interested in building skills and experience in a very specific area to lend their time and talents to a fast-growing, dynamic organization.

A little over two months ago we put the call out that we were looking for energetic, talented folks from the YNPN network and beyond, who might be willing to offer us 10 hours a week of their time and talents in exchange for substantive work in an area they hoped to learn more about, focused professional development, and a modest stipend.

We were *completely overwhelmed* by the response - not only by the number of applicants but by the quality, range, and depth of experiences they brought with them.  Folks applied from all over the country and the Fellows we were lucky enough to select are proof positive that the nonprofit sector absolutely does not suffer from a lack of talent.

It's a great privilege for us to introduce Shinei, Ashley, Laci and Betty Jeanne.*  Click here to learn more about the work that they'll be doing for YNPN, what makes them tick, and - most importantly - how to connect with them.

(Special thanks to the Annie E. Casey foundation for their ongoing commitment to building a stronger, more impactful sector.)

*UPDATE: We've added a fifth YNPN LaunchPad Fellow since this post originally went up in November.  You can learn more about Krysten Lynn Ryba-Tures, our Data Coordinator, by clicking on the link above!

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