Category Archives: Nonprofit Issues and Causes

‘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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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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A Day in the Life of an Advocate by Kathy Chan

Kathy Chan is an Ex-Officio Member of YNPN Chicago’s Board of Directors For over eight years, I’ve been lucky enough to work at at organization that allows me to combine my personal passion for women and children’s health with my … Continue reading

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Homelessness by Sarah Harbaugh

We all see Chicago’s homeless, be it by the side of the Eisenhower exits, on State Street, or at CTA stops every day. But rarely do we stop to greet them, to acknowledge their humanity, to see them as individuals … Continue reading

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A Board Service Story By Aaron House

Serving on an ALL-VOLUNTEER board means something very different than serving on a traditional board. It means you’re accountable. It means you’re the workhorse. It means the big ideas you share during monthly discussions might just end up right back … Continue reading

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Food Deserts in Our Backyard by Sara Harbaugh

Hunger affects one in eight Americans every day and an estimated 37 million Americans needed emergency food assistance in 2009. There are families where the children don’t know if there will be dinner tonight; individuals who live in Single Room … Continue reading

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Taking it Global: 10 International Organizations to Keep on Your Nonprofit Radar By Emma Heemskerk

Sick of your local job hunt? Feel like making a broader impact, literally? Look no further. Here’s 10 of the most interesting and innovative international nonprofit organizations that are worthy of more than just your Facebook “like.” 1. Ashoka An … Continue reading

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“I Left My Heart in San Francisco” By: Dana Bright

The Leadership Institute, a partnership between Executive Service Corps (ESC) and YNPN Chicago, recently welcomed its 3rd class of YNPN Chicago members selected to participate via a competitive application process. Thanks to the feedback and participation of the 30 or … Continue reading

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) By: Divya Mohan Little

– Please note the below post reflects the views and opinions of the author and not necessarily the views of YNPN Chicago. We encourage your comments and feedback. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly referred to as … Continue reading

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