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YNPN Chicago Blog has a New Home!

Great News! YNPN Chicago’s blog now has a new home. You can still get access to great advice, Q and A’s, profiles, and more on YNPN Chicago’s new website! You can find all the new blog posts here! Advertisements

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Bursting the “Internet Search Bubble” by Sabine Schuller

I hope many of you had the chance to read through Lindsey Fila’s YNPN blog post “Cut Through the Clutter: Top Information Resources for Nonprofit Professionals.” It reminded me that a 21st century challenge is not necessarily finding information. It’s … Continue reading

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Cut Through the Clutter: Top Information Resources for Nonprofit Professionals by Lindsey Fila

As the nonprofit sector and our roles within it continues to evolve and grow, so too do the number of resources, case studies, and issue insights available and dedicated to nonprofit professionals, frequently for free. However, honing in (or simply … Continue reading

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Graduate School: How I Made the Choice by Eleanor Perrone

As young nonprofit professionals, many of us struggle to define a career path in this diverse and evolving sector.  Part of this struggle involves the question of balance of graduate education with on-the-job experience.  While each young nonprofit professional’s experience … Continue reading

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Introducing our Membership Experience Board Members!

Ani and Erika here from YNPN Chicago Membership Experience, the newest positions added to the YNPN Chicago Executive Board. As our positions were created to focus on your experience as YNPN Chicago Members, we’d like to introduce ourselves and tell … Continue reading

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Switch Up Your Game: Four Pragmatic Tips For Jobseekers (And Future Jobseekers) In a Rut by Steve Strang

Searching for a job can easily be one of the most exhausting and least rewarding processes you are forced to take part in. We are all aware of what the recession did to the overall job market and the nonprofit … Continue reading

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Lessons from Being a YNPN Executive Board Member by Alnierys Venegas

Castle Pub was energetic and vibrant as YNPN Chicago celebrated its Board Meet and Greet. It was great to see the overwhelming response of YNPN members who are interested in board service. While mingling with prospective recruits, I reflected on … Continue reading

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Being a Guest at the Table: Some Reflections from the EPIP National Conference by Steven Strang

On April 5th and 6th, I had the pleasure of attending the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) National Conference here in Chicago.  The EPIP Executive Director, Rahsaan Harris, invited me to join as one of the Board Chairs of YNPN … Continue reading

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Sustainability in Philanthropy by Huilan Jin

As a Capricorn, I always prefer to have a clear plan for myself.  Having a destination, routes, and established feasibility is essential before I make any decision or support any cause.  When it comes to deciding which nonprofits to support … Continue reading

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Tips for Networking Events by Brittany Martin Graunke

At YNPN Chicago, we are constantly working to bring the non-profit community together. We also literally bring the non-profit community physically together several times a month through our programming and networking events. We all know how it can feel to … Continue reading

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