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2019 Nonprofit of the Year

Each year at YNPN Chicago's Celebration, we recognize young professionals and nonprofits that have made an outstanding contribution to the Chicago nonprofit sector through exemplary leadership and involvement in the Chicago community. YNPN Chicago Celebration Award categories include Nonprofit of the Year, Associate Board of the Year, Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year, and Supervisor of the Year. 

Last year, La Casa Norte was the recipient of the Nonprofit of the Year award. YNPN Chicago asked La Casa Norte staff members a few questions about what it meant to be nominated and win.

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2019 Supervisor of the Year

Each year at YNPN Chicago's Celebration, we recognize young professionals and nonprofits that have made an outstanding contribution to the Chicago nonprofit sector through exemplary leadership and involvement in the Chicago community. YNPN Chicago Celebration Award categories include Nonprofit of the Year, Associate Board of the Year, Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year, and Supervisor of the Year.

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Earning a Doctorate While Working in the Nonprofit Field

Kristen Vogt Veggeberg, MPA, Ph.D (c) offers insights on balancing work, life, and getting your doctorate while working in the nonprofit field

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Money Management for Young Professionals

Writer Jackie Beens offers her insight on money management tips for young professionals

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Lessons from Leadership Institute

Recent Leadership Institute graduate Laura Campbell reflects on what she has learned throughout her ten month experience with YNPN Chicago's Leadership Institute. 

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YNPN Chicago Presents "Unsession" at National Conference

Earlier this month, YNPN chapters from across the country convened in Chicago for the 2019 National Conference, presented by University of Chicago Booth School of Business Civic Scholars Program. This three-day gathering brought chapter leaders together to learn with and from one another through educational sessions, presentations, and group discussions, or “UnSessions.”

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Employee Resource Groups

First of all, what is an Employee Resource Group (ERG)? If you have spent most of your career in the nonprofit sector, chances are you probably haven’t come across ERGs at your workplace (sometimes called Affinity Groups or Business Resource Groups). ERGs bring together employees with shared characteristics or life experiences, often times from underrepresented groups, and help employees advocate for the groups they represent and gain leadership experience.

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