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Young Nonprofit Professional Network 2020 virtual conference: Reimagining the nonprofit sector

August 1 @ 10:30 am - 8:00 pm

$20 – $100

Now more than ever, we are tasked with confronting and addressing the ways the nonprofit sector contributes to and perpetuates systemic inequities in the United States. #YNPN20’s conference theme, Reimagining the Nonprofit Sector, calls upon us as young nonprofit leaders to ask ourselves what actions we must take to get the nonprofit sector on the right path. Join YNPN on August 1, 2020 for a day of learning, connection, and contribution.

YNPN 2020 National Conference Schedule

All times listed are in EDT.

10:30-11:00am EDT: Settling into Zoom and Welcome

Connect to Zoom and enjoy a welcome from YNPN National leadership.

11:00am-12:15pm EDT: Opening Keynote with Edgar Villanueva

Join Edgar Villanueva, author of Decolonizing Wealth, for a conversation on reimagining philanthropy.


12:30-1:30pm EDT: Real Talk: YNPN’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Journey

Panelists: Gary Williams, YNPN National/Public Allies Baltimore, Cole St. Arnold, YNPN National/Minnesota Housing Partnership, and Jodi Benenson, YNPN National/University of Nebraska Omaha

Moderator: Robert Nelson, YNPN National/Pivotal New Mexico

Workshop Overview: With the uprisings around the country following the murder of George Floyd, many nonprofits are responding by implementing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) practices into their organizations. Five years ago, YNPN intentionally embedded EDI into its value system, and the organization continues to navigate its EDI journey today. Join leaders from YNPN National as they share the story of YNPN National’s EDI journey, including pitfalls, opportunities, and lessons learned.


2:00-3:15pm EDT: Afternoon Keynote with Jess Morales Rocketto

Join Jess Morales Rocketto, Executive Director of Care in Action and Civic Engagement Director of National Domestic Workers Alliance, for a discussion on reimagining advocacy and activism.


3:30-4:30pm EDT: Make It Happen, Make It Matter: Designing Inclusive Nonprofit Opportunities

Panelists: Sue Li, YNPN Boston/Boston Partners in Education, Liz Salazar, YNPN Phoenix/UnidosUS, and Dominique Calixte, YNPN Boston/YW Boston

Moderator: Megan Ealick, YNPN Phoenix/Arizona Justice Project

Workshop Overview: The nonprofit sector has failed to effectively engage young professionals of color. As members and supporters of YNPN and leaders in our own organizations, we are in a unique position to change that. In this session, a panel of experts will provide best practices on engaging young professionals of color in fundraising, volunteerism, and in programming. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss what challenges they have personally faced in combating policies or institutions that prevent the progression of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the nonprofit sector.


4:45-5:45pm EDT: Strategies for Embracing Technology and Making It Accessible

Presenters: Allison Jensen, YNPN Greater Buffalo and Luigi Fu, YNPN San Francisco Bay Area/Haas Leadership Initiatives

Workshop Overview: The pandemic has shifted our world online and requires us to adapt so we can continue to do good for our communities. This session will cover necessary skills that young nonprofit professionals should have to thrive in an increasingly online world and build an inclusive virtual environment. This workshop will cover: skills to embrace technology as a lever for good, instead of resisting it; how to make the most of virtual events and meetings; being intentional in building an inclusive and accessible virtual environment; and more!


6:00-7:15pm EDT: Closing Keynote with Jonathan Lykes

Join Jonathan Lykes, Founder and Executive Director of Freedom House, for a discussion on reimagining a just society.


7:30-8:00pm EDT: Connect and See You Later

Close out the day by connecting with your fellow young nonprofit professionals.


August 1
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
$20 – $100
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