2009 Leaders Conference

img_0616Media Coverage Round Up

The 2009  conference got an enormous amount of coverage thanks to the Chronicle of Philanthropy and all of you who chose to blog and tweet throughout the event.  See below for an overview of some of the coverage.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy:
Young People Urged Not to Give Up on Nonprofit Careers

Blog Coverage:
YNPN 2009: Day 1 Conference Recap; YNPN 2009: Day 2 Conference Recap

Twitter Feed (#ynpn09):

Keynote speech by Diana Aviv
Short video interview with 2 conference attendees and YNPNdc members


2009-conference-sponsors2009 Conference Agenda Highlights

The 2009 conference was very successful, with a record number of chapter leaders gathering from around the country. See below for an overview of the agenda.

9:30-10:30am       State of the DC Nonprofit Sector
The conference opens with a panel discussion on the challenges facing Greater Washington’s nonprofit sector and how young nonprofit professionals can support their organizations and the sector during these challenging times.
Moderator: Stacy Palmer, Editor, Chronicle of Philanthropy

Panelists: Chuck Bean, Executive Director, Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington  Tamara Lucas Copeland, President, Washington Grantmakers Glen O’Gilvie, Chief Executive Office, Center for Nonprofit Advancement

10:45-11:45am      Professional Development Breakout Sessions (choose one):

Managing Up– What Every Nonprofit Employee Needs to Know about Working Effectively with their Supervisors – For younger generations within the workforce, a big part of learning to be a leader involves developing the art of “managing up”. Managing up involves a variety skills, such as building strong relationships in a way that doesn’t compromise values or involve being adversely confrontational. In this session, attendees will:1) learn how this skill set can help you increase your productivity and reduce your stress level at work, 2) explore several personality tools that will help you to get to know your supervisors and yourself better, and 3) learn how to flex your personal work style and identify strategies for success.
Presenter: Dan Poux, Associate Director for Outreach, Operations and Leadership, Science & Technology Policy Fellowships, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Supervisory SkillsAre you a new supervisor? Do you aspire to oversee a department or lead a nonprofit organization? This session will focus on strategies and tools that will help you be a successful supervisor. Topics include delegating, setting expectations, providing feedback, and questioning and listening.
Presenter: Caroline Bolas, Senior Consultant, Organisational Management, LEVELheaded, Inc.

Fundraising in a Tough EconomyPresenter: Luke Driscoll, Regional Vice President, CCS Fundraising, Development Services, Strategic Consulting

12:30-1:45pm The Next Generation of Leadership
Do young nonprofit professionals plan to stay in the sector long-term? And do they plan to seek leadership roles in the sector? Using new data gathered from YNPNdc members, our panel of experts discuss strategies that young nonprofit professionals can use to work towards and expand leadership opportunities in the sector.
Panelists: Richard L. Moyers, Director of Program, Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, Alexis Terry, Client Manager, Business Development, Boardsource, Yarrow Sandahl, National Board Member, YNPN

2:00-3:30pm YNPN National Welcome/Framing Remarks- Keynote Speaker:  Diana Aviv, President and CEO of Independent Sector

3:30-5pm National Voice Forum The National Voice Forum will provide a space for both thought leaders and conference participants to:

Provide information on how the nonprofit sector and public sectors have been and will be affected by the new administration, the economic climate – particularly the stimulus package, and the serve and the give acts Share how these factors are playing out nationally. Exchange ideas on how individuals can use this information to make an impact within their own organization, YNPN chapter, and community. We have three dynamic speakers and thought leaders in the field to spark discussion around this topic:
Rick Cohen, Director of Membership and Technology, National Council of Nonprofits, AnnMaura Connolly, Senior VP, Public Policy and Special Initiatives, City Year, Frances Kunreuther, Director, Building Movement Project,

Day 2 (YNPN Leaders from the National Network)

10:30 – 11:30a Strengthening the YNPN Movement through Media and Messaging (YNPN National; Media Consultants – Don Owens & Adam Shapiro)

12:30 – 1:30p Block 1 (Participants choose 1)

iModules Best Practices Panel (YNPN National)
YNPN National’s Support for Chapters & Individuals
(YNPN National)

1:45 – 2:45p Block 2

Building a Sustainable Board Structure (YNPN Chicago)
Using Consensus Organizing to Create a Community Centered Chapter
(YNPN San Diego)
Honing in on Mission: Aligning Chapter Mission with Programming and Recruitment

3:00 – 4:00p Block 3

Making the Connection for Better Results: Streamlining your External Communications and Programs Development for Better Engagement with Members (YNPN DC)
Social Media as an Outreach and Fundraising Tool
(YNPN San Diego)
iModules Overview (YNPN National)