Events

  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 08:00 AM · 7 rsvps

    Coffee & Capacity

    Looking for feedback on some new ideas? Are you looking for some advice on a challenge you are facing? Just need a listening ear?

    Then join YNPN for Coffee & Capacity!

    Come share in a laid-back, unscripted discussion with colleagues regarding the challenges and joys of the nonprofit sector. These sessions are intended to be group directed and offer the opportunity for you to engage in peer-learning and networking in a relaxed space. Bring your own topics of interest and participate in a round table with other young professionals in the field.

  • Wednesday, October 02, 2019 at 11:30 AM · 4 rsvps
    Betty Van Andel Opera Center in Grand Rapids, MI

    Ask the Asker: October's Conversation Starter

    Come join YNPN.GR and the Association of Fundraising Professionals of West Michigan  for October's Conversation Starter: Ask the Asker!

    Fall can be a very busy time for fundraisers as they ramp up for the giving season while starting to plan the daunting Year End Mailing. This time of year can be hectic and setting priorities can be a challenge. But, advice is not far away!

    Together, we’ve put together a panel of local fundraising experts to share their experiences getting through the busy times, preparing for major year-end campaigns, and their insight on how to make your campaigns successful this season. Bring your questions and partake in a discussion specifically focused on fundraising and development.

    Margarett Smitt, YNPN.GR Board Member, will serve as the moderator. At this time, our WM AFP member panelists include: 

    Kristin Gootjes, The Breton Group

    Steven DePolo, GVSU

    Mary PanekCatholic Foundation of West Michigan

    Louise "Punky" Edison, Fundraising Consultant 

    Want to submit your question in advance and have it asked by the moderator? Reach out to Angela@ynpngr.org or Kevin@ynpngr.org! You’ll also have the opportunity to engage and ask questions directly from the panelists during the event.

     

  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 04:30 PM · $10.00 USD · 1 rsvp
    Amway in Ada, MI

    Manage Your Growth - Building Opportunities & Skills for the Future: Rung Three in the Build Your Own Ladder Series

    Sponsored by Amway - Free for YNPN.GR members - There is a $10 deposit that will be returned upon arrival to the class. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kevin at kevin@ynpngr.org.

    October 15 at the Amway Global Headquarters from 4:30 to 7:00pm - lite appetizers 

    A primary challenge unique to the nonprofit sector is the lack of clear opportunities for upward mobility. In Michigan, the average staff size of a nonprofit organization is just over 9 people (Michigan Nonprofit Association), leaving little room for advancement within one organization. Compounding this, job titles and years of experience desired can vary greatly from one organization to the next, making it difficult to even identify new opportunities. While nonprofits benefit from their networked and typically flattened structures, for-profit and public entities with more traditional hierarchical structures benefit from clearly delineated corporate ladders for talent to climb. Nonprofit professionals on the other hand are left to blaze their own trails and build their own ladder as they navigate their careers.

    Join us in the new Building Your Own Ladder Development Series led by a cohort of leaders in our community. We’re with you each step of the way through this three-part series specifically curated to assist you learn, discover, and develop the skills and networks necessary to move up the rungs!


    Rung Three: Manage Your Growth - Building Opportunities & Skills for the Future

    Date: Tuesday October 15, 2019

    Time: 4:30pm to 7:00pm

    Location: Amway Global Headquarters - 7575 Fulton St, Ada, MI 49355

    Led by: Panel & Roundtable Discussion with Tiffany Page, Executive Director of West Michigan Red Cross; Libby Walhstrom, Development Director of the Literacy Center of West Michigan; Michelle Meulendyk, Senior Corporate Citizenship Specialist at Amway; Adnoris “Bo” Torres, Executive Director of the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan; and more to be announced soon!

    In this culminating session of the Building Your Own Ladder series, we’ll hear directly from leaders in nonprofit and philanthropic community as they reflect on their own journeys of impact and how they grew and developed their careers. We’ll start with a curated panel discussion and end the evening in round tables where you’ll have the opportunity to network with the panelists in small groups!

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 08:00 AM · 2 rsvps

    Coffee & Capacity

    Looking for feedback on some new ideas? Are you looking for some advice on a challenge you are facing? Just need a listening ear?

    Then join YNPN for Coffee & Capacity!

    Come share in a laid-back, unscripted discussion with colleagues regarding the challenges and joys of the nonprofit sector. These sessions are intended to be group directed and offer the opportunity for you to engage in peer-learning and networking in a relaxed space. Bring your own topics of interest and participate in a round table with other young professionals in the field.

  • Wednesday, November 06, 2019 at 06:00 PM · $30.00 USD · 4 rsvps
    Goei Center in Grand Rapids, MI

    2019 Leadership Awards Tickets

    Join us at the 2019 Leadership Awards, Take Root, featuring keynote speaker Stacy Stout, City of Grand Rapids - Assistant to the City Manager, and the one and only Shelley Irwin as your emcee for the evening. 

    Please, if purchasing multiple tickets, email liz@ynpngr.org with your guests names!

    Nominations for the event have closed. Finalists will be announced soon. Remember: Only YNPN.GR members are allowed to vote, so if you are not yet a member, become one today!

  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 08:00 AM · 3 rsvps

    Coffee & Capacity

    Looking for feedback on some new ideas? Are you looking for some advice on a challenge you are facing? Just need a listening ear?

    Then join YNPN for Coffee & Capacity!

    Come share in a laid-back, unscripted discussion with colleagues regarding the challenges and joys of the nonprofit sector. These sessions are intended to be group directed and offer the opportunity for you to engage in peer-learning and networking in a relaxed space. Bring your own topics of interest and participate in a round table with other young professionals in the field.

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