After attending numerous nonprofit-specific conferences, I noticed a trend: at least one breakout session reserved for Executive Directors to share best practices, seek advice, or simply lament on the woes of being a nonprofit Executive Director. But, what about a dedicated space for nonprofit board chairs, particularly those on working boards?
At the 2016 YNPN national conference, both current and incoming YNPN chapter board chairs convened to have this much overdue conversation. I was nearing my second year serving as the YNPN Triangle's chair at that time. No surprise to me, I gained much insight from my peers. Here’s are five key takeaways from our conversation:Read more
As 2016 comes to a close, we sat down with three of our outgoing National Board Members Kate Capossela, Lindsay Jensen and Qyana Stewart to help us reflect on our progress as a network. We discussed what YNPN has contributed to the sector and their professional growth as well as what we can look forward to in YNPN’s future.Read more
This blog is a part of our monthly Board Member series.
2016 has been a challenging year, but we at the YNPN National Board are eager to take on the challenges – and opportunities – facing us in 2017 head on. We're feeling much better equipped to do so because we now have five new board members!Read more
This blog is a part of our monthly Board Member series. In January of 2016 YNPN began employing full-time staff remotely and in 2017 our operations will officially go virtual with the sole Executive Director Jamie Smith relocating to Portland, OR from New York, NY where we formerly maintained an office. The following blog captures the perspective and decision-making process the National Board of Directors made when making our operations and staffing model virtual.
Last year, over 700,000 people in over 70 countries raised over $117 million for good causes--in just one day! It’s become a global phenomenon, and you don’t want to miss out.Read more
To our friends, colleagues, and members of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network:
For many of us working in social justice and social change, the outcome of this election was not just a surprise but a tremendous disappointment. My social media feeds and my conversations IRL all seem to revolve around one question: Where do we go from here?
I think the answer is that we go where we have always gone: toward a more just and equitable world.Read more
The Certified Nonprofit Professional (or CNP) credential is an extremely hands-on leadership development program that places you on a path to nonprofit career success. In fact, independent research shows that CNPs are seven times more likely to rise to director or higher level. Learn more.Read more
YNPN is now accepting applications for new board members!Read more