Wednesday, May 9, 2012

You're Invited | Scattershot Café: Networking in Your Neighborhood

There's nothing like a warm mug in your hands and good discussion among friends in a cozy cafe on a Saturday morning. And there's definitely nothing like having 11 of those opportunities available across a broad spectrum of endlessly fascinating topics. Join YNPN-TC for networking in your neighborhood at the upcoming Scattershot Cafe event; choose your coffee shop based on locale or issue and pull up a seat to join the conversation!

Saturday, May 19, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Looking for a casual networking experience close to home? Join YNPN Twin Cities for Scattershot Café: Networking in Your Neighborhood. Gather with fellow young nonprofit professionals in coffee shops throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul to discuss what’s on your mind. Pick a location close to home, or select the topic that most interests you, and get networking! Most locations will facilitate a group of about ten, so register early.


Minneapolis
Transplanted to the Twin Cities – Modern Times Café
Leader: Alison Griffin – Most recently AmeriCorps Program Coordinator with Rise, Inc., originally from Illinois.
Description: Meet other transplants and share stories and ideas about getting connected to your new home. (including how to volunteer for professional development)

Tweeting for Professional Development – Urban Bean
Leaders: Chris Oien – Web Communications Associate for the Minnesota Council on Foundations
Jamie Millard - Communications Specialist, Charities Review Council
Description: Live tweeting your favorite TV show and connecting with your friends is great, but have you wondered how else you can tap the power of Twitter to advance your career? Join us for a conversation and opportunity to not only share how you’re utilizing Twitter for networking, but also find out tips and tricks for targeting/segmenting your followers and utilizing third party apps for increased effectiveness. This will be a hands-on, lab-like discussion, so please feel encouraged to bring laptops and smartphones!

Nonprofit Book Club – Alm Corner Café
Leader: Kelly Rowan – Fund Development Consultant with the Excelsior Bay Group
Description: Love nonprofits AND books? Let's get together over a cup-o-joe and talk! Whether it's a practical guide that has changed the way you work in your nonprofit role, or you have a favorite book that you know your fellow nonprofit peers would love, join us at Alm Corner Cafe. You could even bring the book itself if you're interested in swapping.

Corralling Conversations 2.0 – Longfellow Turtle Bread
Leader: Leah Lundquist – Pursuing a Masters in Public Policy at the U of M’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
Description: If you didn't get enough of a crash course at our event in April, come hang out with Leah to talk and get resources about the different techniques needed to facilitate dialogue about divisive issues, conversation to problem solve, and conversations to help a group reach consensus.

Foundational Financial Sanity for Young Nonprofit Professionals - The Beat Coffeehouse
Leader: Jared Rendell - Coach: STAGES Initiative at Thrivent Financial
Description: A real-life conversation about money and what its like to be a young nonprofit pro and still live with wisdom, freedom, and sanity when it comes to the financial part of life. The STAGES Initiative is on a mission to help 1 million people worry less about money. This will not be a sales talk. Bring stories, ideas, and favorite tools to share with others and hear from an expert on some key things to know and do.

Conversations about Youth Development: Highlights, Challenges, Collaboration – Peace Coffee Shop
Leader: Nick Cross – Associate Educator at Sanford Middle School in Minneapolis
Description: Let's get together to share highlights of our year, challenges we are facing in current or future programming, and brainstorm ways that we can collaborate on projects!

Nonprofit Law 101 – Victory 44
Leaders: Rinal Ray – Staff Attorney at Minnesota Justice Foundation
Emily Robertson - Attorney with Robertson Law Office serving the legal needs of the nonprofit/tax-exempt community
Description: Rinal and Emily love the nuance and intricacies of nonprofit law. Join them for conversation on the laws and regulations that govern nonprofits, considerations in starting an organization, and resources available to you and your organization.

Networking for Jobs – Wilde Roast Café
Leader: Virginia Brown – Director of Volunteer Services at the Animal Humane Society
Description: Some of us are better at it than others, let’s be honest. But we should all be capitalizing on our connections in order to find our next opportunity. Let’s talk about how to set up those meetings, what to discuss and how to follow-through so you’re not just a distant latte memory in your connections’ mind.

St. Paul
Nonprofit Consulting: Getting Started – Nina’s Coffee Café
Leaders: Krysten Lynn Ryba – Research Associate at Wilder Research
Cary Walski - Owner of Social Good and Technology Education & Outreach Coordinator at MAP for Nonprofits
Description: Ready to strike out on your own? Do you dream of a thriving social entrepreneur venture or freelance/consulting career? Then grab a cup of joe (and a delicious cardamon cookie!) at Nina's, where we will discuss getting started, issues to consider, and other practical advice. Guests from SCORE Minneapolis and Perch Consulting will join us to share personal experience and expertise!

Navigating Your Many Hats: Nonprofit Generalists – Coffee Grounds
Leader: Lisa Joyslin – Volunteer Resources Director for the American Red Cross, Northern Minnesota Region
Description: Many of us in the nonprofit world are tasked with a wide variety of duties that may span from posting on Twitter to building collaborations to planning events. Let's get together and talk about what we like, and don't like, about being nonprofit generalist, and offer one another support on how to deal with the challenges.

How to Be a Former AmeriCorps Member – Kopplin's
Leaders: Josh Lambrecht – Program Manager at Minnesota Education Corps
Lauren Van Schepen – Nonprofit Services Assistant at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Description: Description: In the first hour, we'll talk Living Lessons Learned. Civic engagement is an underlying theme in national service programs. How can you continue living the values that brought you to service in the first place?

After 10:30, we'll focus on Spinning Your Service: How do you convey what your service was, and what you've learned, in a meaningful way? How do you adjust this message based on your goals and audience?

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