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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Gratitude Practice

Guest blogger Laura Rothenberg Campbell, LCSW, of LIFT-Chicago shares her experience with using gratitude practice in not only her personal life, but also the workplace.

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Top 5 Reasons to Apply to Serve on the Board

Have you wondered what it would be like to serve on the YNPN Chicago Executive Board? Perhaps you’re interested but still have a few hesitations. Or maybe you’re wondering what you’ll gain from this experience. That’s why we’re sharing the top five reasons to apply for YNPN Chicago’s Executive Board. What better way to decide if you should apply than by hearing from current board members about their experience?

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What Does That Even Mean? Nonprofit Phrases & Buzzwords

Guest blogger Alexis Allegra of Allegra Consulting shares more information on phrases and buzzwords that are thrown around the nonprofit sector. 

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YNPN Chicago Municipal Election Guide

On Tuesday, February 26th, Chicago will be electing a new Mayor, 50 Aldermen, and a new city Treasurer.

The decisions made at City Hall have a profound effect on our organizations and the people that we serve.The Mayor appoints the Board of Education, who govern Chicago Public Schools. They propose a budget and makes decisions about allocations of city resources. Aldermen propose legislation, vote on the budget, approval of mayoral appointees.

We’ve done our best to compile a list of resources and links to some non-profit organizations doing great work around voter education and amplifying the voices of the nonprofit sector.

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