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This Valentine's Day, learn to fall in love—with yourself! On February 10, 2016, join us at Hatch Innovation Lab to learn about everyday acts of self-care. YNPN Portland's own Board Vice Chair, Britt Stetson, will share strategies for avoiding burnout in the nonprofit sector and developing sustainable habits as young professionals. Doors open at 6:00 PM for pre-event networking, and the program will begin at 6:30 PM.
Sometimes people think of self-care as a big splurge, a weekend away, a big new exercise plan, an intense diet detox, or suddenly avoiding all responsibility. Instead of thinking of self-care as big steps outside one's normal life, attendees will learn how to know more about themselves, adjust their habits, and do small things on a regular basis to take better care of themselves. Ultimately, practicing self-care will enable young nonprofit professionals to fulfill obligations to the world that they are so altruistically committed to.
Speaker: Britt Stetson
Britt is a native Oregonian and a graduate of Oregon State University. She has seven years of experience in the nonprofit sector - during which time she's worn a variety of hats in fundraising, grant writing, project management and communications. Currently, she is the Grants and Contracts Manager at SOLVE, the YNPN Portland Vice-Chair, and an MBA candidate at Willamette University. Says Britt, "A few years ago, I realized very quickly that I was on the fast track to burnout, but even with that realization, didn't want to slow down all that much. So, instead, I've been a work in progress developing habits and routines of self-care that help me stay happier, healthier, and better able to live up to my responsibilities. It's a balancing act, and I've learned a lot and become very passionate about self-care in the process - and am excited to share any wisdom or inspiration with others to help them do the same."
Thanks to our friends at Koya Leadership Partners for hosting the event!
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Start your day with YNPN Portland and 9 other young nonprofit strangers. This is a free event that will bring together a small group of members for coffee, networking and a chance to give input on YNPN Portland's programming for 2016.
Hear what YNPN Portland has in store for this year, get your questions answered about our growing national network of 42 chapters and 50,000 members and give your ideas about how to make our programming and events more relevant and awesome. We want to hear from you about what's working and what's needed.
Get together with other YNPN Portland members to network, share resources, and enjoy some tasty food. Remember to bring a few business cards and your wallet, as this is a no-host event.
This event is limited to 10 participants, RSVP early.
Join YNPN Portland in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by volunteering over MLK weekend! We will be joining Hands On Greater Portland and United Way of the Columbia-Willamette to participate in the Living Cully Cleanup on Saturday, January 16th, from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
Volunteers will meet at the Living Cully Plaza and then split up into three projects: trash pick-up and painting at the plaza, building garden beds at Hacienda CDC's property, Vistas de Rosas, and community gardening at Hacienda CDC's nearby apartment complex. Volunteers should wear clothes they would not mind getting dirty. Please bring work gloves or a water bottle if you have them. For information on accessibility, please contact Hands On at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living Cully is an innovative collaboration between four non-profit organizations in the Cully Neighborhood in NE Portland. Hacienda CDC is a Latino Community Development Corporation that strengthens families by providing affordable housing, homeownership support, economic advancement, and educational opportunities.
Precise location information will be provided in confirmation emails upon sign-up.
Join YNPN Board, Committee, and new and returning members for an end of the year networking celebration! Relax, grab a (no-host) beer or cider at the The Oregon Public House, the World's First Non-Profit Pub, and get to know more about YNPN and each other.
Never been to a YNPN event before? Terrific. We are an all-volunteer organization that supports emerging social sector leaders through professional development training, networking events, service activities, and web-based platforms for connecting and sharing resources. This is a great event to see what we're about - and it's completely FREE (except for your beverage—think of it as a donation to one of your favorite non-profits). We've got appetizers covered. As always, we welcome anyone, regardless of age, background, or industry to our events, as long as you care about the nonprofit sector.
During the event, we have partnered with a local research team, the Science of People, who will be running an experiment on networking behavior. They will ask you to fill out a simple four question pre-survey in your confirmation email and five question post-survey when you exit the event. After they've had a chance to analyze the data, we can share the results with you! If you would like to opt out, no problem! Just let us know at the door. Thanks so much for helping us out - we’re looking forward to the experiment and can’t wait to see what they find!
In the nonprofit sector, it's vitally important to do good work - well. Yet even in the most structured organizations, workplace processes can get messy and disorganized. This happens when people duplicate work, or develop workarounds to problems rather than overhauling systems. Ultimately, inefficient work leads to less focused employees and bad results.
Lean expert Matthew Horvat will discuss ways to maximize an organization’s ability to achieve its mission by focusing on effective project management. Learn strategies for adjusting your process, working better with your teammates, and adapting to changing circumstances – all to achieve better impact.
Light refreshments provided.
As we move onto the next chapter, we want to celebrate our hard work with a great party. We've invited YNPN National Director Trish Tchume to share the mission and vision of our national network with Portland members. Trish is an inspirational and thoughtful leader - you won't want to miss this chance to meet her.
For the past year the YNPN Portland leadership team has participated in a national pilot to bring all YNPN chapters across the country (we are more than 40 strong, now!) together around a shared data systems and set of standards. It has been a great experience, and further confirmation that we are part of a powerful and important national movement. Through this process we built a new website and confirmed our plans to keep membership free.
There is no charge to attend this event, but in addition to the great food and drink at Crush Bar, we will sell raffle tickets to win great prize packages developed just for social sector leaders, including:
- Important books on nonprofit leadership for you to add to your library
- Informational interviews with important social sector leaders
The things that are happening right now are not only going to be addressed by executive directors. And they are not only going to be addressed by organizations. - Trish Tchume
Read more about Trish:
Influential Director Transformed a Training Ground for Young Leaders, Chronicle of Philanthropy (June, 2015)
Talking Good: Trish Tchume [profile & interview]
You landed that first job in your sector. You’ve worked hard and accomplished a lot. But, now what? Often times, and especially for today’s young professionals, the next steps aren’t as clear.
YNPN Portland seeks to answer that “what’s next” question with July’s “Leveling Up” professional development event. How does someone with a few years under their belt leverage their connections, skills and experience into their next great role?
Join us at the United Way Building for an evening of answers, ideas, and discussion with Jackie Hanselmann Sergi of Koya Leadership Partners, a national executive search firm dedicated to placing exceptionally talented leadership at nonprofit organizations. With a combination of a keynote address, live role play, and individualized Q&A, be prepared to leave with a better understanding of how to position yourself for success, and the next step in the career of your dreams.
Light refreshments provided.
YNPN Portland is an all-volunteer organization and event fees help us cover costs for space and food, but cost should not be a barrier to you attending this session. If it is, please email us at email@example.com.
YNPN Portland invites our members and others in the social sector to Understanding Institutional Racism, a workshop exploring institutional racism and its impact on the organizations, clients, and causes we serve.
501MentorMatch will bring some of its best mentors from the area. Learn more about the program and how you can get connected with leaders in the non-profit industry. Get to know everyone and improve your networking skills with our speed networking session from 6:30 to 7:15. Best of all, happy hour is extended to 8pm!
Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Blogging– the opportunities to brand yourself in the digital realm are endless! Where do you even begin to engage and build a digital presence? How do you keep that brand image going?
Join YNPN Portland at the National College for Natural Medicine for “Personal Branding 2.0: You in the Digital World” and let us help you!
We’re excited to bring you two dynamic presentations from Amy Sample Ward and Ash Shepherd of NTEN, the Nonprofit Technology Network. Both Amy and Ash bring with them over 25 years of combined technology, social media and branding experience, and have presented all over the world about technology engagement and social action.
Join us for a light dinner, refreshments and networking beginning at 5:30pm. Dinner and refreshments are included with your ticket. The program will begin promptly at 6:15pm. Following the presentations, Amy and Ash will lead small-group discussions to dive deeper into questions about branding yourself and building an online presence.
Post-event, you’re invited to join YNPN’s own social media aficionado, Liza Dyer, for continued discussion and networking over drinks.
YNPN Portland and Urban League of Portland Young Professionals are partnering again for a day of service and reflection honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Meet us on January 19 at Harper’s Playground (2525 N Dekum St ) in Arbor Lodge Park as we beautify this inclusive park for children of all abilities! Dress according to the weather and we’ll provide gloves and supplies.
Lunch will also be provided. Following service in the park, join Urban League and YNPN members at the Kenton Firehouse to warm up, socialize over lunch, and participate in a facilitated MLK Day reflection. The program will wrap up before 2:00pm.
We are asking all volunteers to bring new socks for children ages 10-12. We will be collecting and donating them to Alder Elementary’s 5th grade class. Joining us for the day (and for every pair of socks you donate that day) gets you entered to win one of two pairs of Blazer Tickets for the 1/19 Sacramento Kings game that evening.
Blazer Tickets will be raffled off at the end of the day! Winners must be present to collect their tickets.
Student loans, credit cards, rent, holiday gifts – let’s face it, this time of year you’re broke, we’re broke, so let’s get together and share our ideas for enjoying Portland on the cheap. Join us at WineUp on Williams on December 9th armed with your best ideas for budget-friendly staycations, date nights, health & wellness, gourmet cooking, and travel. You will have a chance to share your ideas with the group – each solid idea will earn you a raffle ticket for one of four raffle prizes!
Light appetizers will be provided; we encourage you to support WineUp generously allowing us to use their private space and enjoy a drink or two (beer, wine and full bar) at a cash bar.
Even if you don’t have the word “manager” in your title, chances are good in a nonprofit job that you’re doing some management. Whether you’re involved in managing staff, volunteers, projects, board members, or all of the above, our November event will give you ideas and tips you can use right away. Join us November 19th at the Parsons Gallery at PSU’s Urban Center from 6 – 8pm and learn how to become a more effective manager in any position.
We’ll dig deeper into the different types of management with topic-specific breakout sessions. You’ll decide whether you want to focus on managing “Up”, “Down” or “Sideways”. Don’t worry if you’re interested in more than one: we’ll provide printed handouts so you can take home resources from all three sessions.
Join fellow YNPN Portlanders as we return to The Green Dragon, this time in the private back barrel room, for a special Fall Networking event… with an extended Happy Hour until 7pm just for YNPN Portlanders! Chat with fellow nonprofiteers, enjoy some tasty brews from the taps, and make some productive connections before the madness of the holiday season begins. Furthermore, attendees will get a chance to meet the newest members of the YNPN Portland Board!
Don’t have business cards? No problem! We will have blank cards available for you to fill out and distribute to people in order to facilitate those next networking steps. So catch the #15, grab a friend along the way, and meet us there. Cheers!
Join YNPN Portland at Boys & Girls Aid (018 SW Boundary Court) for the first Professional Development event of the fall season, “Lift Our Voices: Advocating for Strong Communities.”
The night will highlight a dynamic discussion about advocacy and community organizing in the nonprofit sector. The Affordable Care Act, food stamp funding, sit and lay laws, education reform efforts – these local and national policies have direct tangible impacts on the clients and communities we work with every day. And those of us in the nonprofit sector have a huge opportunity to incorporate advocacy work in our direct service to make lasting change! Jim White, Executive Director of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, will be moderating a stellar panel of sector leaders – Panelist Bios HERE – to explore questions like: How can nonprofits engage in public policy conversations to improve the lives of their clients and community? What are some of the pitfalls/limitations of advocacy? What are effective strategies for building coalitions and getting heard? And more!
Need a bit more green in your life? Join fellow YNPN Portlanders at Pilgrim Lutheran Church (4244 SE 91st Ave) for a day of service with Depave. This is a great opportunity to roll up your sleeves, meet like-minded rock stars and help transform a concrete area into a community green space. That’s right friends, together we’re going to depave a parking lot and put up some paradise! And yes, we know that our awesome YNPN Portlanders are likely not construction workers with extensive knowledge in asphalt removal, but don’t worry! Depave will provide all the tools, training, and entertainment necessary to get the job done… including a free lunch!
Following the event, YNPN Portland will be hosting a service after-party nearby, so stay tuned for more details! Spots are only available to the first 35 who register and registration closes on July 13th, so there is no time to waste!
YNPN Portland participants should plan to wear closed-toed shoes (an absolute Depave must!) and have sunscreen and a canteen of water on hand for the afternoon. All registered volunteers will receive an email confirmation prior to service day with any additional information that may be required.
January may mark YNPN Portland’s official launch, but June commemorates the “birth” of YNPN Portland’s first Advisory Board… and yes, it’s been a year already! So come celebrate the start of the summer with cake, games and fun at Laurelhurst Park (SE Cesar E Chavez & Stark). Bring your party hats and/or pants, and of course those business cards, for some networking and good ol’ bocce ball. BYO picnic snacks and goodies and YNPN will provide the treats, including oh so yummy cheesecake from our friends at Food Lush, as well as some tasty beverages. Come mingle, eat, network and perhaps even break into a birthday dance! We’ll see you at the park!
Join fellow YNPN Portlanders at The Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center and get a healthy dose of nonprofit motivation!
Speakers from across the sector will give dynamic and empowering snapshots of what excites them most about their work, what challenges them each day, and tidbits on all of those pressing issues that fire up their passion for change. Community Voices builds on our most successful event from 2013, with a fast-paced and engaging structure that puts even more leaders of our nonprofit community, as well as partners for change from outside the sector, into the spotlight!
Join YNPN Portland and the Washington County Nonprofit Network for our first-ever Washington County Event! We’ll gather at The Round (12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton) on April 17th for an exciting, fast-paced evening of speed networking where our YNPN Portlanders and fellow WCNN do-gooders will share experiences, make new connections, and learn more about the important work being done in the nonprofit sector throughout the Portland-Metro area!
This event will focus on making quick and productive connections with colleagues doing work in similar fields, and will feature oh-so-tasty refreshments from Worthy Brewing and snacks. The Round is conveniently located on the MAX Blue and Red lines, making the trek out west simple and easy, and has plenty of parking if you’re traveling by car.
Register on Eventbrite an be sure to choose the area of impact that you would like to connect in and discuss. We look forward to seeing you in Beaverton for a fun and connection-filled night… Read, Set, Connect!
Join YNPN Portland this March at Idealist (209 SW Oak Street, #600) to learn more about “Building Your Brand: How to Strengthen Your Resume & Interviewing Skills!” This is a great opportunity to learn something new, brush up on your self-marketing skills, and to meet some really awesome nonprofit colleagues! We’ll kick off the evening with information on the “oh so awesome” resources Idealist.org has to offer and tasty treats provided by Veggie Grill and then break out into two coaching tracks:
- Resume coaching (only 20 slots available) – we are bringing in top-notch nonprofit professionals who have an eye for killer resumes. You’ll get a full 30-minute resume coaching session, so bring 2 copies of your resume with you!
- Strengthening your interview skills (40 slots available) – Facilitated by our friends at Idealist.org, this session will focus on telling your story and nailing your next interview. You’ll get a chance to ask lots of questions, hear from experts in the field, and get some role playing action in.
Save some post-event time in the schedule, as there will be plenty of time to grab a pint after the tracks have concluded at Berbati Bar (19 SW 2nd Ave), who will be gracious extending their happy hour prices just for our awesome YNPN Portlanders, so be sure to join us!
We are teaming up with the Urban League of Portland Young Professionals and the City Club of Portland this January for a great service project, “Lifting Communities As We Climb: A Day of Service Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.” YNPN Portlanders will join fellow do-gooders at Highland Christian Center (7600 NE Glisan Street, Portland) to help create personal dental/hygiene care shoeboxes for Portland’s most vulnerable residents – underserved children and disconnected homeless youth. Volunteers will decorate and fill hundreds of shoeboxes with basic dental/hygiene/school supplies to ensure children and homeless youth are prepared to access a healthier life and promising future. Join us as we honor the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in service to Alder Elementary and organizations serving homeless youth.
YNPN Portland has a lot to celebrate from 2013! But we’ve worked hard to get this far, as we’re sure all of you have, too. So join us for an evening at Reverend Nat’s (1813 NE 2nd Ave) to kick back and celebrate this crazy year of work, professional pursuits, personal growth, major accomplishments, and of course, YNPN Portland’s first year! We’re excited to share with you – our YNPN Portlanders – where we’ve been and where we’re going in the new year, all in the warmth of good company. This is the perfect time to introduce a few friends to our growing family and, of course, to enjoy some delicious cider!
Want to give a little something back this holiday season? In addition to purchasing a cider or two to help us offset costs, bring a brand new pair of socks (or 5!) along with you and YNPN Portland will proudly donate them to Transition Projects, Inc. This will serve as a kind thank you to a great organization for not only hosting our August event, but also for serving as an engaged and impacting nonprofit in our community. Socks will given as a gift of warmth to their clients who struggle with extreme poverty and homelessness. And of course, we will always graciously accept any cash donations to YNPN Portland towards support of our all-volunteer organization and the cost of our ongoing programming. Cheers to you and cheers to YNPN Portland!
Networking can be great, but sometimes you want to move beyond that first level and really get to know what others think about issues in the sector. Join fellow YNPN Portlanders at TaborSpace (5441 SE Belmont Street, Portland) for “Nonprofit Table Topics” to discuss with likeminded folks and dive right into pertinent topics that affect our industry, such as diversity, intergenerational communication and more. Discussions will focus on 16 pertinent topics, with discussion directing questions, over the course of two discussion periods. YNPN Board & Committee members will act as facilitators for each table and light refreshments will be provided for your enjoyment. We look forward to seeing you there!
Working for a nonprofit can be demanding, but that doesn’t mean that your work/life balance should be completely out of whack. Take an evening entirely for yourself and join us at Albina Community Bank (430 NW 10th Ave.) to get that balance back on track. YNPN Portland’s event, “Putting the ‘Life’ Back in the Work/Life Balance” will host speakers that provide tips on handling personal finances, improving time management, developing new professional skills outside of the workplace, and of course, de-stressing. Registration opens at 5:30pm, so as always, we encourage you to come by for some pre-event networking!
Straight up now tell me… are you really going to pass up YNPN Portland networking? Against the backdrop of the world’s first-ever nonprofit bar, Oregon Public House (700 NE Dekum Street), YNPN Portlanders can share professional pursuits, swap stories and continue to build their networks. Wondering how to strike up a conversation? Grab a topic from our Fishbowl to kick start great discussions and, as they say, talk amongst yourselves. Refreshments are not included, so come prepared to spend a few bucks for a totally charitable brew: “Have a Pint. Change the World.” Now that’s a slogan we can get behind!
Join us for our August professional development event, “Nonprofit Boards: What to Know When You’re Looking to Join.” Transition Project Inc.’s Bud Clark Commons (655 NW Hoyt Street) will host this round-robin of table discussions to get you in the know: How do you approach a nonprofit in which you’re interested? What does a typical board commitment look like? How can I help to really make a difference for a great organization? YNPN Portlanders will have a chance to meet directly with an incredible group of nonprofit board leaders to ask specific questions, hear stories first-hand, and learn from those that are doing it right. Discussions will start at 6pm, but please feel free to come at 5:30 to enjoy light refreshments and of course, to network!
YNPN Portland is excited to host “Networking 101″ on Thursday, June 13th. Whether you are brand new to the job search scene, employed but hoping to rise up in the ranks, or a seasoned networker looking to hone your skills, this networking-night-meets-helpful-tidbits will put you at the top of your networking game. Join us at The High Dive (1406 SE 12th Ave) and hear from networking guru, Ericka Carlson, on when to network, best practices, and what to do with all those business cards. Then put it all into action as you network with fellow young, nonprofit professionals. In addition to their own drink menu, The High Dive encourages folks to head over to surrounding food carts so plenty of tasty food options are available.
YNPN Portland hosts its first professional development panel, “Getting to [Really] Know the Portland Nonprofit Sector.” Gather in the TaborSpace Community Dining Room to hear from leaders in the Portland area about what’s really going on in the nonprofit sector: recent trends, the state of the economy, how nonprofits relate to local policy, volunteerism, donor prospects, and personal perspective on the future generation of leaders. Panel starts at 6pm, but please feel free to come at 5:30 to network.
YNPN Portland is teaming up with SOLVE for Earth Day this year!
Wondering how you can get active this Earth Day while also meeting new nonprofit professionals and building those glorious networks of connections? Well we’ve got the perfect combination for you: join us as we clean up trash along The Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade (between SE Water Ave & Clay St) to help keep our city beautiful. And afterwards, we’ll be gathering for some tasty – and well earned – Happy Hour food and drinks at Produce Row (204 SE Oak Street). But don’t delay… space is very limited!
Join us on February 27th at The Green Dragon (928 SE 9th Avenue) for our first YNPN Portland Networking Event! Green Dragon has generously extended Happy Hour to 7pm for YNPN Portland attendees only, so there will be lots of great food and drinks available to enjoy. Get a chance to meet like-minded nonprofit professionals in our Portland-Metro area and expand that social network!
Join us on January 16th at Crush Bar (1400 SE Morrison) for our official YNPN Portland Re-Launch Event! Enjoy a drink, a snack, as well as the opportunity to learn more about YNPN Portland and hear from Jim White, Executive Director of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon as he speaks about the next generation of nonprofit leadership in Portland.