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YNPN.GR presents Ignite Conference 2012 - Friday, May 4th - 12:30pm to 5:00pm
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YNPN.GR Ignite Conference

Friday, May 4th

12:30pm - 5:00pm

Wealthy Theatre


Get ready to ignite your career and kickstart your passion. YNPN is planning a half-day conference with local and nationally known speakers who are bringing about daily revolutions in the nonprofit sector.

The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater Grand Rapids wants to help you have a successful and satisfying career in the nonprofit sector. This takes a few things: learning opportunities, networking with like-minded people, recognition and the opportunity to lead alongside colleagues.

Become a YNPN.GR member today and save $10 on your conference fee as well as attend the free member's only luncheon from 11:30am until 12:30pm on May 4th at Wealthy Theater.

Trish Tchume, Director of YNPN National
Topic: Young Professionals in the Nonprofit Sector
After almost 8 years of engaging with the network as a volunteer, Trish Tchume is proud to be serving as the first-ever Director of YNPN National. Trish was introduced to the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) in 2004 as a founding board member of an affiliate group called Philadelphia’s Young Nonprofit Leaders. Since then, Trish has gone on to support a broader network of emerging leaders across the country by serving as a YNPN National board member from 2007 through 2011. During this time she held a number of key positions on the board including the role of National Board Chair during her final term.
When not dreaming up various ways to harness the power of emerging nonprofit leaders, Trish likes to help her fellow New Yorkers find their inner voice as a volunteer story coach with the Moth and regularly takes her life into her own hands biking and jogging through the streets of NYC. She equally credits her rich Jesuit education, her strong Ghanaian roots, and a severe case of middle child syndrome for her commitment to engaging as many people as possible in the important work of building a just and equitable society.


Bill McKendry, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Hanon McKendry
Rick Harlow, Senior Solutions Architect at Visualhero Design Studio
Shannon M. Garrett, Founder and President, SMG Strategies, Inc.
Steve Frazee, Entrepreneur and host of TEDxGrandRapids
Chris Boden, President / Founder of The Geek Group
Kristian Grant, Founder and Director, R.E.A.A.L.
Kyle Caldwell, Michigan Nonprofit Association
Darel Ross II, Co Executive Director, LINC Community Revitalization
Jeff Smith, Director of Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy (GRIID)

$25 for YNPN.GR members
$35 for non-members
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