Celebrating and Honoring Pride

Happy Pride Month from YNPN Phoenix! As a collective membership, we believe that advocacy is an essential tool for creating positive change in our communities and moving towards our vision of creating a more thriving, resilient, and inclusive social sector. When we kicked off this year, our membership met to [...]

LINK 2020 Winner Spotlight

Molly Smithwick Fundraising Coordinator, Read Better Be Better Winner of YNPN LINK 2020 Q: Which cause did you pitch at LINK? A: Read Better Be Better’s mission is to connect young readers and youth leaders to inspire a love of literacy and learning. Our kiddos, either in their home or [...]

What I Learned from Fundraising in a Pandemic

By Molly Smithwick Friday the 13th of March 2020 turned out to be the kind of shitty day that ominous date infamously insinuates. I had only been a fundraiser for nine months, a baby just born, still learning to hold her head up—crawling not in her near future. That morning, [...]

Anti-Racism, Advocacy, and Asians

By Camila Olave-Rodriguez There has been an increase in Anti-Asian motivated crimes since COVID-19 started. The pandemic has fueled existing Xenophobia, Sinophobia, and yellow peril in the country. I was made aware of this through Asian influencers on Instagram. There was no major news coverage of this until Asians themselves [...]

Take the Time Off!

By Jasmine Young Raise your hand if you have oodles of PTO just collecting dust not being used? Well, you can’t see that my hand is raised, metaphorically speaking, as I am a person who routinely has residual vacation time roll over into the next year. And if you’re in [...]

Full Speed Ahead Into 2021

As January comes to an end, our incoming and outgoing Board Presidents share their reflections and hopes for implementing our new strategic plan focused on four pillars: Advocacy, Career Readiness, Strategic Collaboration, and Board Service. Within each of these pillars, we are committed to championing Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice [...]

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