Board Member Spotlight: Jason Bogdany

Meet our Board Operations Chair, Jason Bogdany Continue reading

Board Member Spotlight: Ruth Brennan

Meet our Ex-Officio, Ruth Brennan Continue reading

Board Member Spotlight: Annette Fetter

Meet our new Board President, Annette Fetter Continue reading

Cle Loves Cheap Thrills!

Looking to have fun while saving a few bucks? The great thing about Cleveland is that you can be out and about all day without spending a dime. Continue reading

Cool in Cleveland

Tough week at work? We know the feeling. As much as we love our jobs, it’s always important to relax and unwind so you go into each work week refreshed. Whether you’re looking to head outside and connect with nature or stay cool while checking out some indoor attractions, Cleveland has got you covered.   It’s officially summertime in the city! No matter how long you’ve lived here, there’s always something special about seeing boats sailing along the lake and the cultural hubs of the city filled with residents and tourists alike. While it may seem like half of your Instagram feed is jet setting around the globe, as nonprofit professionals, we know how to get the most bang for our buck. Why not have the best vacation ever… a staycation right in Cleveland?! Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered with some of the best staycation spots in and around the city - so you can have an Instagram worthy summer right here in The Land! Continue reading

Meet Our New Board Members!

On June 1, we welcomed three new members to our Board of Directors, and we're so excited to have them as leaders of our organization.  Hopefully, our members and friends will have a chance to meet them all at our upcoming events and programs!  Until then, here are three short profiles to introduce Daniel Basil Hamilton, who will chair our Ambassador Program; Cory Isler, who will serve as Membership Chair; and Simone Swanson, who will chair our Professional Development initiatives. Continue reading

Local Organization Spotlight: Drink Local. Drink Tap.

Drink Local. Drink Tap. (DLDT) has a mission that spans continents. Working as a registered nonprofit in both Cleveland and Uganda, the DLDT team “inspires individuals to recognize and solve our water issues through creative education, events, and providing safe water access to people in need.” Continue reading

Burnout is the New Black: Four Things Young Professionals Can Do to Reject Burnout Culture

When is the last time you meditated? When did you last take time off to do something totally self-indulgent? Can you recall the last time you set aside time to dream about your future? If you're a young professional like me, you may have just laughed (or shed a tear). But for the "next" generation of workplace leaders, we need to build a culture of intentionality around wellness, mindfulness and self-preservation. The alternative? Exhaustion, decreased motivation, and worst of all: an inability to use your skills and experience to deliver on your organization’s mission. Continue reading

Finding Money Triggers is Easy

  Racing heartbeat, dizziness, insomnia, fatigue, restlessness, irritability, feeling of impending doom. If you are someone who experiences anxiety on the regular, this list might sound familiar. As a young professional who is amid her own quarter-life crisis, I can relate to general anxiety. But as YP's in the nonprofit field, we all experience our own anxiety around money. Continue reading

Garth Lampkin, YNPN Cleveland Ambassador

YNPN Cleveland Ambassador Garth Lampkin plans to transition from the management roles he’s held in the retail and food service industries to a management role in the nonprofit sector. Garth currently works for Bruegger’s Bagels inside Cleveland Hopkins International Airport as a Shift Manager where he oversees employees and enforces rules and health regulations. He takes the most pride in his ability to problem-solve and to treat his employees well while getting the best out of them. These skills will no doubt serve him well in nonprofit work in the future. Continue reading