Happy New Year YNPNers!
2012 was a great year for YNPN Chicago. Our membership surpassed 6,000 young professionals – a feat shared by only a few other YNPN chapters. We continued to host our regular events, including happy hours, Coffee with 9 Strangers, The Leadership Institute, and many professional development workshops. Based on your helpful participation and feedback throughout the year, we look to expand our programming in 2013!
The new year is already looking bright! The all-volunteer Executive Board is working through a strategic planning process to further the success of our Chapter. Our partnerships with local organizations, like The Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management, continue to benefit our members. Additionally, we’re looking to strengthen our networks in the new year to broaden the accessibility of high-quality programming for our membership.
In 2013, YNPN Chicago wants our city’s nonprofit sector to improve its investment in the nonprofit leadership pipeline. For this to happen we must push ourselves and our organizations to do better. As active members in the sector, you can help by attending one of our workshops, conferences, or networking events. Make an even bigger impact by bringing along a colleague. YNPN Chicago challenges you to lead the push toward investment in the leadership pipeline!
On behalf of the YNPN Chicago Executive Board, thank you for being an active member. We look forward to supporting you through another year of professional growth! We hope to see you at a YNPN Chicago event in 2013 – it’s going to be a great year!
Marissa Fillipo & Steve Strang
YNPN Chicago Executive Chairs