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  • donated via 2017-08-31 14:39:03 -0400

    Board Give or Get - 2017 Campaign

    $1,935.00 raised
    GOAL: $3,000.00

    We know that emerging leaders in the nonprofit sector are helping to transform our communities and our world each day. The YNPN Triangle NC Board is committed to ensuring these dedicated professionals have access to the knowledge and skills needed to take on additional responsibilities, gain confidence, and step into bigger and bolder opportunities. For us, this means creating accessible professional development workshops and resources rooted in our competency model to ensure our members have a broad skill set to tackle the next challenge.

    We have an ambitious goal of raising $3,000 over the next two months. We, as a board, recognize the importance of walking our own walk. That is why we hold ourselves accountable for 100% participation in financially supporting YNPN Triangle NC. Today, we invite you to join us in making an investment -- an investment in people; an investment in equity; and an investment in building a more powerful and diverse social sector.


  • donated via 2019-10-16 10:28:06 -0400

    Support YNPN Triangle NC

    The work of young, nonprofit professionals is ongoing. There is a continual need for more skill development, stronger networks, and deeper levels of engagement. At YNPN Triangle NC, we are dedicated to meeting those needs for all in the Triangle community. Your generous donation increases the capacity of our volunteer-led organization to provide accessible free and low-cost professional development and networking opportunities for nonprofit professionals in the Triangle. Consider making an investment in supporting emerging leaders who are working toward a more just, equitable Triangle community.


  • published Breakout Sessions in #NonprofitSTRONG Summit 2016-10-20 11:07:03 -0400

    Breakout Sessions 2019

    YNPN Triangle NC is excited to offer 17 informative and fun breakout sessions for the fifth annual #nonprofitSTRONG Summit. Thank you to all our presenters and facilitators. We look forward to learning from you soon!

    The full conference schedule will be posted in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out these topics and take note of your favorites. 

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    Title: “Financial Statements 101”

    Presenter: Amanda Sosebee

    Description: In this interactive workshop, learn the basics of how to read financial statements and which numbers are most important to you. But like, it's not THAT interactive. I won't make you talk in front of everyone or anything like that. Numbers are hard, but public speaking is harder. Am I right?

    Skill Level: Entry Level

    Competency Area: Technical Skills


    Title: “Letting Go of Cajoling, Pleading, and Browbeating: Strategies to Get Your Board to Deliver”

    Presenter: Teri Beckman

    Description: The capacity and engagement of your board determines your organization’s success, second only to your own leadership abilities. Join us to explore building board capacity and engagement. Leverage these efforts to attract the funding and resources needed to grow your organization. Discover the conditions you can create where board members naturally want to give their time and treasure – over and over.

    • Explore: The real basis for successful board engagement.
    • A new thought paradigm and practices that ensures better relationships and outcomes with board members.
    • Structures for board meetings that increase engagement and structures that dampen it.
    • Specific strategies to improve your relationships with board members that result in increased engagement and revenue generation.

    Skill Level: Executive

    Competency Area: Leadership Development, Technical Skills


    Title: “Training Staff to Lead Volunteers”

    Presenter: Mike Sweeney

    Description: At the completion of this session the participants will be able to:

    • Describe the importance of effective volunteer leadership
    • Develop and communicate clear expectations
    • Use volunteer leadership best practices
    • Work with “problem” volunteers
    • Provide meaningful volunteer recognition

    Skill Level: All Levels

    Competency Area: Leadership Development

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    Title: “Herding Cats: How to Help Volunteers Help You”

    Presenter: Claire Veazey, MPH & Emily Holder

    Description: We all know that volunteers are essential to many nonprofits. We also know that just like with employees, volunteers need to be managed professionally. Although they participate out of their own time, best practice tells us that we should recruit, delegate, evaluate and show appreciation like we would with any employee. But let’s be real - it’s hard work! Volunteer management exists at the intersection of operations and development, which can make this important role tricky and sometimes downright frustrating. Join us for a session focused on sharing among peers and problem-solving some of the hairiest, feistiest, claws-out problems we’ve all faced in our efforts to effectively manage volunteers. *Everyone is welcome, not just formal volunteer managers!

    Skill Level: All Levels

    Competency Area: Leadership Development, Effective Communication 


    Title: “Tap Into Deeper Health”

    Presenter: Amanda Chay

    Description: It has never been more important for empowered leaders to advocate for employee wellness. This session will explore areas that directly impact wellness and provide tangible steps for daily practice. Attendees will gain insight and understand strategies to deal with wellness challenges for personal growth.

    Skill Levels: All Levels

    Competency Area: Personal Management


    Title: “Maximizing Impact: Are you Board Ready? Is the Board Ready for You?”

    Presenter: Tracey Greene-Washington & Patti Gillenwater

    Description: If you aspire to serve on a nonprofit board or are currently serving, this is a must-attend session! Tracey and Patti are two experienced board leaders who will share their experiences and lessons learned in a practical, real-world, interactive session. The session will cover how to be prepared, how to select the right board, and what to expect when you do join a board. You will leave informed and with a game plan you can put into action right away!

    Skill Level: Mid-Career

    Competency Area: Leadership Development, Technical Skills

    Title: “Legal Aspects of Nonprofits: The Basics and an Update on Recent Developments:

    Presenter: Peter Mattocks

    Description: What is a nonprofit and what are the things it can and can’t do? Legally, the answer to these questions are not always easily answered.  This presentation will provide the basics of what it legally means to be a nonprofit.  It will also provide a practical perspective on fundraising and other issues given tax law changes that took effect in 2018. Participants will leave with an understanding of the legal structure of nonprofits and practical fundraising and compliance knowledge.

    Skill Level: All Levels

    Competency Area: Technical Skills


    Title: “Nonprofit Leadership: Creating a Diverse & Inclusive Culture”

    Presenter: Antoinetta McKay, MPA

    Description: This workshop led by Antoinetta McKay of I Follow the Leader LLC will focus on tools and strategies for leaders to utilize to advance diversity and inclusion in the nonprofit sector. Antoinetta will discuss the current diversity landscape, strategies, and solutions that individuals, organizations, and boards can employ to help overcome disparities in leadership and workplace diversity. Participants will reflect on their definitions of diversity and leadership as well as engage in small group discussions. Most importantly, participants will leave with tangible action steps they can immediately use in their community, workplace, and/or board room.

    Skill Level: All Levels

    Competency Area: Personal Management

    Title: "The Ultimate Guide to Nonprofit Fundraising Events”

    Presenter: Pashara Black

    Description: Join Pashara Black as she walks you through the steps to produce and execute a stellar nonprofit fundraising event. As the Events and Community Outreach Manager for StrongKey and former Community Liaison for the Durham Chamber of Commerce, Pashara has produced over 150 events in her career. She will share insider tips and best practices to take your organization's events to the next level. 

    Skill Level: Entry Level

    Competency Area: Technical Skills

    Title: “Supporting Staff through Grief and Loss”

    Presenter: Kristen Howe & Scott Bass

    Description: Sooner or later, all of us – young and old – experience loss. Loss is a fact of life that does not wait until “the right time” to strike. While loss comes in various forms, the death of a family member, co-worker, friend or other significant person is widely considered the most impactful form of loss. Loss and grief affect the personal and professional lives of people working in nonprofit settings. This workshop aims to help supervisors and co-workers gain a better understanding of grief and loss. It will enable attendees to be a supportive part of the grief process, so each person’s well-being and professional performance can emerge stronger. Presenters have decades of experience in working with grief and loss, including sudden, traumatic loss, as well as decades of experience in nonprofit work settings.

    Skill Level: All Levels

    Competency Area: Personal Management


    Title: “Chronicles of a serial volunteer! Episode 1: Volunteer Engagement”

    Presenter: Arlene Brown & Jennifer McLean, MPH

    Description: Take a journey with two exceptional "serial" volunteers as they explore five critical points of volunteer engagement. Arlene and Jennifer will share their successes, shortcomings and everything in between as they invite you to participate in an unconventional and interactive workshop on this hot topic. We invite each attendee to roll up their sleeves and leave our session with an action plan for their organization that proves just how simple yet meaningful customized volunteer engagement can be.

    Skill Level: Mid-Career

    Competency Area: Leadership Development, Effective Communication

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    Title: “So You Want to Be a Consultant? Tools, Tips, and Next Steps to Make It Happen”

    Presenters: Heather Yandow and Kristin Bradley-Bull

    Description: Whether you are just starting to think about consulting, or have taken on your first few clients, come assess your progress along the journey. Explore various consulting configurations and map out your next steps. Heather and Kristin are two experienced nonprofit consultants with a shared interest in building a consulting community that's more reflective of the diverse Triangle community. They will share what they have learned and offer guidance.

    Skill Level: Mid-Career

    Competency Area: Personal Management

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    Title: “Grant-Seeking 101: Shopping for the Ingredients of Your Annual Budget Pie”

    Presenters: Laurel Shulman, Sarah Battersby, Julia DaSilva, Gladys Hairston, Treat Harvey, Ebony West

    Description: Before baking a pie, you need to acquire the ingredients and know where to find them. Similarly, when funding an organization, you need to know what you are trying fund and where you can source the funding to build your budget pie. This session demystifies the general types of grant making organizations – what they are, how to access them, and the rules of engagement. After a brief presentation, attendees will have time for roundtable discussions for a deeper dive with representatives from a variety of funders. Plus, there will be pie (for the first 20 attendees)!

    Skill Level: Entry Level

    Competency Area: Technical Skills


    Title: “Google Ads: What You’re Doing Wrong”

    Presenters: Katie Fulton

    Description: For years, most people have taken a “set it and forget it” approach to their Google Ads. However, if you are a nonprofit receiving a Google Grant, that is no longer an option. If you are not paying attention, Google will deactivate your account for not hitting certain benchmarks. Never fear. Just a few things can keep things running smoothly. In this session, we will cover:

    • Setting up your Campaigns for success (specificity is the key)
    • How to stay compliant each month in 15 minutes or less
    • Focus on goals, attract folks who care about your work

    Skill Level: Mid-Career

    Competency Area: Technical Skills


    Title: “The Power of Professional Coaching and Mentoring: Getting Unstuck and Moving Life Forward”

    Presenters: Dr. Janelle Ellis-Holloway

    Description: Quite often, we feel like our personal and professional experiences place us in a constant conundrum – with more questions than answers. Sometimes we feel challenged in our workplace. We need solutions to personal trials. We can struggle with goal setting. Or, we misplace our resilience. Life is about transition and challenges…sometimes we get stuck. Coaching and mentoring are powerful developmental relationships that can propel us along our journey by helping us to move past a survive-and-thrive mode to the ultimate experience of human flourishing. This presentation focuses on how professional coaching, using a positive psychology approach, and the art of mentoring can help you develop a growth-mindset to improve your well-being, resilience, mission and vision, and establish goals for a more focused direction.  Participants will leave with an understanding of the major guiding principles of highly effective, positive psychology coaching, and tips to establish a mentor circle.

    Skill Level: All levels

    Competency Area: Personal Management

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    Title: “Leveraging Your Service Experience”

    Presenters: Casey Therrien & Maggie Woods

    Description: Triangle AmeriCorps Alums invite you to an interaction session that will teach you how to enhance your career by leveraging your volunteer service. Participants will:

    • Understand how volunteer experience can enhance employability.
    • Learn how to talk about volunteer experience on a resume and in a job interview. 

    Skill Level: Entry Level

    Competency Area: Effective Communication, Personal Management

    Title: “Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations - Sharpening Your Competitive Edge”

    Presenters: DeWarren K. Langley, JD, MPA

    Description: Strategic Planning allows nonprofit organizations to achieve two essential outcomes for organizational sustainability and success: (1) focus decision making regarding purpose and strategy and (2) commit to those decisions. Strategic planning establishes organizational direction to set priorities, identify obstacles, and leverage opportunities. By following a structured process, organizations build alignment to guide the acquisition and allocation of resources to accomplish the mission and deliver value.  

    Skill Level: Mid-Career

    Competency Area: Leadership Development


    Get Tickets Here




  • donated via 2016-08-31 10:12:32 -0400

    Invest in emerging leaders with me!

    $100.00 raised
    GOAL: $100.00

    Please join me in supporting an amazing organization that in turn supports young nonprofit professionals like me!



$650.00 raised
GOAL: $100.00