Self-Care Inspiration

We'll be talking self-care at our next event on February 10th. (Sold out, but there's a waitlist!) Check out these resources for some pre-event inspiration.

Your self-care may be holding you back and making people around you hate your guts from Nonprofit with Balls.

3 Ways to Deal with Burnout in Your Career from Mac's List.

Working for social change? Make self-care a priority from Idealist Careers.

The Importance of Self-Care, a TED Talks playlist.

What are your favorite resources when it comes to self-care? Let us know on Twitter.


Event Recap: MLK Day of Service 2016


"Everybody can be great because everybody can serve." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

To celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., YNPN Portland partnered with Hands on Greater Portland and United Way of the Columbia-Willamette to participate in the Living Cully Cleanup. More than 50 volunteers gathered in the Cully neighborhood to transform a set of buildings from adult entertainment stores to a plaza that will benefit the community. The plaza is being renovated by Living Cully, an innovative collaboration between four non-profit organizations in the Cully neighborhood - Habitat for HumanityVerdeHacienda CDC, and the Native American Youth and Family Center.

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Board Member Spotlight: Megan O'Leary

Time for a new Board Member Spotlight! Learn about our Board Chair, Megan O'Leary. 

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I'm the new Director of Membership Services at the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, a statewide membership organization connecting entrepreneurs to a network of peers and mentors, startup funding opportunities, and hands-on training. 

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Tips for Leveling Up: Part 3

 

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In July 2015, we sought answers to that “what’s next” question with our 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?

We gathered for an evening of answers, ideas, and discussion with Jackie Hanselmann Sergi and Melanie Damm of Koya Leadership Partners, a national executive search firm dedicated to placing exceptionally talented leadership at nonprofit organizations. Jackie and Melanie gave us a better understanding of how to position ourselves for success, and the next step in the career of our dreams. Check out our Storify for a tweet-by-tweet recap.

After the event, we realized we still had so many questions! We followed up with with Melanie and Jackie who were gracious enough to answer a few lingering questions. In fact, we got such fantastic information, we’re creating a 3-part blog series out of it. Welcome to Part 2!

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Tips for Leveling Up: Part 2

 

figures-1010678_1280.jpgNote: This is a 3-part series. Catch up on part 1.

In July 2015, we sought answers to that “what’s next” question with our 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?

We gathered for an evening of answers, ideas, and discussion with Jackie Hanselmann Sergi and Melanie Damm of Koya Leadership Partners, a national executive search firm dedicated to placing exceptionally talented leadership at nonprofit organizations. Jackie and Melanie gave us a better understanding of how to position ourselves for success, and the next step in the career of our dreams. Check out our Storify for a tweet-by-tweet recap.

After the event, we realized we still had so many questions! We followed up with with Melanie and Jackie who were gracious enough to answer a few lingering questions. In fact, we got such fantastic information, we’re creating a 3-part blog series out of it. Welcome to Part 2!

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Tips for Leveling Up: Part 1

 

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In July 2015, we sought answers to that “what’s next” question with our 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?

We gathered for an evening of answers, ideas, and discussion with Jackie Hanselmann Sergi and Melanie Damm of Koya Leadership Partners, a national executive search firm dedicated to placing exceptionally talented leadership at nonprofit organizations. Jackie and Melanie gave us a better understanding of how to position ourselves for success, and the next step in the career of our dreams. Check out our Storify for a tweet-by-tweet recap.

After the event, we realized we still had so many questions! We followed up with with Melanie and Jackie who were gracious enough to answer a few lingering questions. In fact, we got such fantastic information, we’re creating a 3-part blog series out of it. Welcome to Part 1!

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Putting "Lean" into Action for Nonprofits

 

"Lean" expert Matt Horvat shared how to manage work more effectively at YNPN's professional development event on October 15th. Thanks to Matt, and to TaborSpace for providing our event space!

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Board Member Spotlight: Kevin Kennedy

Meet Kevin Kennedy

Tell us what you do: I work at the nonprofit idealist.org as the Grad Fair Manager. I’m responsible for planning and logistics to help connect civic-minded individuals with graduate degree programs to further their work in the public sector. My work culminates by bringing together thousands of individuals and hundreds of grad school representatives together at an Idealist Grad Fair. In the fall I embark on a cross-country tour bringing the fairs to 10 different cities.

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Event Recap - YNPN: The Next Chapter

"You don't have to be an executive director to be a change agent."

- Trish Tchume, YNPN National Director

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Welcome New Board Members!

We're proud to introduce five new members to the YNPN Portland board!

These new board members will play an integral role in continuing YNPN Portland’s ongoing success, as well as governance systems, best practices for marketing and programming, strategic planning for the group’s priorities, and a focus on meaningful sustainability to carry the group into the future.

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