Category Archives: Nonprofit Administration

New Year’s Greeting from YNPN Chicago

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 … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season: Be Intentional in 2013 by Katie Anthony

YNPN Chicago Board of Directors’ Speak! Thanksgiving is a time many of us pause to think about all the good in our life.  The New Year causes us to look at where we have been over the last twelve months.  … Continue reading

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Introducing the YNPN Chicago Nonprofit Employee Resource Guide

Chicago Nonprofit Employee Resource Guide It’s been a few years since you started your nonprofit career. You’re all settled at your organization and you’ve fallen into a comfortable – yet still stimulating – routine in your position.  But you are … Continue reading

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15 Years and Still Going Strong: YNPN’s 2012 National Conference by Steve Strang

YNPN Board of Directors Speak! YNPN Chicago recently had a huge showing at the YNPN National Conference that took place in the Bay Area August 3rd – 5th.  The YNPN Network got its start in San Francisco and being the … Continue reading

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Board Recruitment and Orientation by Aaron House

YNPN Chicago is currently on-boarding 14 new board members. Our first official board meeting together is tonight but MANY calories have already been burned to ensure that we have the right people (and the right infrastructure) for a successful first … Continue reading

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So, You Think You Want to Start a Nonprofit?: Legal Steps From Incorporation Through 501(c)(3) Including Alternatives to Creating a New Charity by Erica Spangler Raz

So you have this great idea…Regardless of how great your idea is, there is a lot of work to be done to convert that great idea into a legally recognized nonprofit with federal income tax exemption (typically 501(c)(3) status). This … Continue reading

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The Insider: Lisa Brown Morton, President & CEO of Nonprofit HR Solutions

This interview was conducted by Sandra C. Davis and was originally posted on the blog Black Gives Back. Want to learn how to remain competitive in this tight job market?  Need nonprofit job search tips? Read on to learn all … Continue reading

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Joining a Board the Right Thing For You? by Carlos Velazquez

This past weekend, I was thrilled to have been accepted to join the board of Pros Arts Studios, a wonderful Pilsen-based non-profit offering arts programs and events for Chicago youth and the community. It’s the first board that I will … Continue reading

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Giving Time or Money by Ashley Walls

Volunteering is a great way to learn about your passions, test out your skills, and meet a variety of people. Volunteer experiences can be short-term or long-term; once a week or once a month. Over the past few months, my … Continue reading

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Networking – Social and Beyond by Steve Strang

Social networking has become an everyday part of nonprofit culture.  Blogging, tweeting, linking and Facebooking (among others) are day-to-day routines now for the Gen Y – but where does actual person-to-person networking fall into the picture?  P2P networking has fallen … Continue reading

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