Category Archives: Mentoring

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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Becoming More Than Another Resume: The Advantages of Informational Interviews by Lauren Anderson

Networking (verb)- to meet professional contacts to increase your understanding of an area, build contacts in that area, or advance your career. Informational Interview (noun)- networking in an interview-like style. Informational interviews are advantageous over traditional networking, because you demonstrate interest and … Continue reading

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Mentoring By: Marissa Filippo

I attended the YNPN Celebration this year on Feb. 24th where Katie Keiling Arnold was awarded the Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year <http://www.ynpnchicago.org/s/269/index.aspx?sid=269&gid=1&pgid=548&gt;.  Katie made brief remarks when the award was announced, and I was very interested to hear … Continue reading

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Launching a Nonprofit By: Elizabeth Newton

As YNPN looks to provide resources for young professionals interested in the nonprofit sector, I wanted to take a moment to offer a perspective to those individuals thinking of launching an organization of their own. Eight months ago, I took … Continue reading

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