Valentine's Day Edition: Come meet your local YNPN chapter and learn about our committees. Maybe even find your perfect match and join a committee this year!
All four of our volunteer-run committees -- Marketing & Communications, Programming, Fundraising and the #NonprofitSTRONG Summit -- are currently seeking ambitious, energetic leaders who are passionate about supporting young nonprofit professionals in the Triangle to join us this year!
Volunteering on a YNPN Triangle NC committee presents unique opportunities to:
- Get connected with other emerging leaders in our sector
- Invest in your own professional development and growth
- Work in a fun, fast-paced, startup-like environment on meaningful projects and initiatives impacting over 3,000 young leaders across the Triangle
- Make new friends!
Join us for networking, meet our committee chairs and 2019 board members, and learn more about how serving on a committee can accelerate your professional goals.
We will provide light refreshments during this event. All are welcome - bring a friend or colleague!
Ever had a moment where you had a phenomenal idea turn out to be a complete FAIL?
This March 14, come and enjoy a beer while we celebrate some of our biggest flops.
We're excited to join the Triangle Community Foundation, BC/DC Ideas, Third Space Studio, and Landmatters to host FailFest: When Doing Good Goes Bad, an open-mic style event for Triangle nonprofit leaders to share their stories of failure.
FailFest will be held at The Maywood - 658 Maywood Avenue in Raleigh on Thursday, March 14 – show starts at 5:00 PM. The first 50 people through the door will receive a free beer.
Why? Well, we thought it was the perfect time to celebrate failure. We all fail, and society tells us it’s a bad thing, but we disagree! FailFest is designed to help nonprofit leaders rethink failure and find ways to turn it into a valuable learning experience for their organizations and the community.
The event will feature influential Triangle nonprofit leaders who have failed over the years and bounced back magnificently. Speakers include:
- Jeanne Tedrow, NC Center for Nonprofits
- Bevelyn Afor Ukah, Center for Environmental Farming Systems
- Stan Holt, Partners for Impact
- Janeen Gingrich, Marquis-Duggan Non-Profit Solutions
- Luke Smith, El Futuro
- Jes Averhart, Leadership Triangle
For more information and to register visit: http://www.failfestnc.org/
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