YNPN Portland Member Playlist: Meg

One of our favorite ways to feature YNPN Portland members is on our blog! Today, YNPN Portland member Meg Petersen is sharing her go to Pandora playlists for getting her hyped after working a long day. Take it away, Meg!

Hi! I'm Meg. I'm 30 years old and I'm a major gift officer at Reed College in SE Portland.

Being a child of the 90s - and a young adult of the 2000s - my go to pump up playlist is always either 90s Pop Radio or 2000s Hip Hop Radio on Pandora. Not only do they provide some great throwbacks from high school and college days, but the music gets me energized and hyped. I usually listen while I'm on a run after a long day at work and I'm trying to catch my vitamin D, or while I'm cooking dinner. I travel a lot to see donors, so I also listen while I'm on the road, in my car.

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YNPN & NAO Call for Presenters

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UPDATE: The deadline has been extended to Sunday, May 8th to submit your proposal. Questions? Email info@ynpnportland.org

Mark your calendars for the Activate! Summit to be held on August 5th in Portland! This Call for Presenters is to apply to lead a breakout session at the Summit. We are seeking presenters from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives to educate people who work and volunteer at nonprofits.  

This year YNPN Portland and the Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO) are collaborating on a Call for Presenters. Collectively we serve over 3,000 individuals and 2,000 organizations on an annual basis. This is your opportunity to contribute your knowledge, resources, tools, and resources to help us build strong nonprofits across Oregon! 

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Event Recap: Falling in Self-Love

Britt Stetson, a long-time volunteer and board member of YNPN Portland, gave a heart-felt presentation on self-care practices at Hatch Innovation Lab last Wednesday. Around 30 non-profit and for-profit professionals came out to learn how to better care for themselves in careers that are rewarding but also demanding and high-stress. Retelling tales of a more hectic and self-care lacking time in her life, Britt's anecdotal stories brought smiles and illustrated common situations that developing professionals face daily, yearly, and throughout their career.

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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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