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Getting Involved Outside Your Day Job

Getting Involved Outside Your Day Job

  Annie Kraft, Communications Co-Chair 2014-2016 Ever since I joined YNPN Chicago’s Executive Board as a Communications Co-Chair in September 2014, I have met…

Trusting your gut when job searching

I am going to start this off with telling you…

2016 Leadership Institute Spotlight with Ben Carr

Tell us about your current role? I am the Associate…

Rep Your Cause: Empowering Vulnerable Refugee Girls

What cause are you representing and why is it important…

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Listen to What Matters: Podcast Creators Energize the Social Impact Sector

What is The Brink of Impact? We started talking about creating a podcast because we wanted to talk to people like us—individuals in the first few years of their social impact careers, still in the “figuring-it-out” phase, who can share experiences, advice, and resources. We…

Rep My Cause: Foster Care

Ashley Lepse on Foster Care What cause are you representing and why is it important to highlight? Foster Care. There are about 16,000 kids in the Illinois foster care system. These kids have been removed from their home due to abuse and/or neglect. They often…

Leadership Institute Reflection with Khalfani Myrick

Tell us about your current role? I am the Program Manager of Curriculum and Instruction at Genesys Works Chicago. Genesys Works strives to enable economically-disadvantaged high school students to enter and thrive in the economic mainstream by providing them with the knowledge and work experience…

Member Spotlight with Jacqueline Perlman

YNPN Chicago Member and My Favorite Outfit Founder, Jacqueline Perlman  How did you first become interested in a nonprofit career?  My parents would take me volunteering with them at a young age, and I continued to volunteer on my own throughout college. However, it wasn’t…

It’s That Time of Year Again!

Between year-end appeals, #GivingTuesday, getting ready for the holiday season, and preparing for 2016, you need a break! What better way to take a moment to relax than to join your fellow YNPN Chicagoans at Revolution Brewpub on December 1st for an evening of unlimited pints of five house…

A Call for Papers: YNPN/NPQ Series on Equity, Diversity and Inclusiveness In the Civil Sector

The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network invites you to participate in a national conversation about equity, diversity, and inclusiveness! Please review the shortened overview below and then check out the original post for more information. Full Article Originally Appeared in the Nonprofit Quarterly on August 25, 2015 “Over…

You’re Invited to the 11th Annual Celebration

Get ready to celebrate because registration is officially open for YNPN Chicago’s 11th Annual Celebration! This year, will be holding our biggest event of the year on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 6:00 PM on the second-floor Skyline Room of Kaiser Tiger in the West Loop. This event…

We’re accepting nominations for our Annual Awards!

We need YOUR help! We want to recognize the remarkable young nonprofit professionals, mentors, and associate boards that make YNPN Chicago such an extraordinary community. Do you know a young nonprofit professional that always goes above and beyond to impact their community? Do you know…

Four 2015 Personal Branding Resolutions for Nonprofit Professionals

It might feel like you were just sipping eggnog and unwrapping presents, but believe it or not, the first month of 2015 is almost over. If you’re like many nonprofit professionals, you set work-related resolutions for the new year, but did you set resolutions for…

A Message from our Board Chairs Lindsey Fila and Katie Pieper

Another year so soon? We don’t know where the time went, but we do know what kept YNPN Chicago so busy over the past year. We focused on creating meaningful opportunities for our members this year, offering both more events in 2014 as well as…

Local Planning Intern (LTA82016)

Job Title: Local Planning Intern (LTA82016) Organization: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Website: http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/about/careers Job Description The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is seeking to hire an intern in the Local Planning Division. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is our region’s official…

Performance Based Programming Intern (PBP72016)

Job Title: Performance Based Programming Intern (PBP72016) Organization: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Website: http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/about/careers Job Description The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is seeking to hire a research intern to perform analyses to support transportation programming decisions. CMAP is our region’s official comprehensive…