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YNPN National Conference

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YNPN Phoenix had the great honor of being able to attend and represent our awesome chapter at YNPN's Chapter Leaders and National Conference.  We wanted to report back some of the great take-aways that we had during this last weekend! 
  • We are a movement.  YNPN, as a movement, is growing and we are becoming a powerful force in the social sector. Overall, we are 44 chapters (+1 national organization) and over 50,000 leaders working towards building an equitable and diverse social sector. 
  • We are united.  YNPN Phoenix was able to share some of our best practices and learn from other chapters to gain new insights on supporting our emerging leaders.  The other chapters experiences inform the solutions that we develop, as our experiences inform the greater network.  Together, we strengthen the nonprofit community nationally.
  • We face a system that needs to be fixed.  Our experience at national validated that we are not alone in seeing the difficulties that our members are facing in their current and future work.  This shared space also helped us realize the true systemic issues at play as we prepare our members to embrace the leadership gaps that the social sector will face in the next few years. 
  • We are the solution.  With YNPN Phoenix, and YNPN as a national network, we can work together to ensure the social sector is equitable, diverse, and inclusive.  We can ensure that emerging leaders can make a career out of working in the nonprofit space.  We can ensure that the social issues facing our country are met with the strong, powerful, and smart leaders that will lead us and our constituents served to better days. 
  • We are strong...and the sector needs us.  
 
If you are a YNPN Phoenix member reading this, please know you are part of something bigger. We want you to feel connected to us but also to this national movement.  At our next event, ask a board member about this, get your questions answered, or volunteer to help represent YNPN Phoenix on the national stage in one of YNPN's think tanks.  YNPN Phoenix should be proud of the work we do here in Arizona, and we owe it to the whole sector to contribute our efforts to this national movement as well.  

Feel free to reach out anytime! Jaclyn Pederson: president@ynpnphoenix.org 

 

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