Monthly Archives: December 2011

Good in Theory, Problems in Practice: What Young Nonprofit Professionals Can Do to Stay in and Change the Conversation by Marissa Filippo

YNPN Chicago Board of Directors Speak! Sound familiar? You’re frustrated by the reality you’re facing as a young professional in the field.  You have good ideas that could improve your organization but feel that you aren’t being heard or taken … Continue reading

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Report from a Lawyer Not Working as a Lawyer by Melanie Hoekstra

I am ridiculously lucky: I don’t have my dream job – I have a job I never could have dreamed. I’m the Operations Manager at a place called The Plant – a former 93,000 square foot meatpacking facility that we’re … Continue reading

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Benefit Balance: How to Breach Faith in Front of a Mixed Donor Crowd by Lauren Anderson

YNPN Chicago Board of Directors Speak! “I hate how they spring religion on me like that,” my friend said after a moment of prayer during a benefit dinner. To me it seemed like a muted statement of religion, the speaker … Continue reading

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