Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Lunch 12 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19

The Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Network Lunch series — co-sponsored by the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) – Twin Cities and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) — is for anyone interested in strengthening their leadership skills.

The topic of November’s Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Network Lunch is “How to Build Your Professional Network (from Scratch!).”

The key to getting your dream nonprofit job or moving up in the sector is to network, network, network. But how do you network if you don’t have much of a “network”? Before Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, nonprofit leaders made connections face-to-face. These days, technology has made communication much less time-consuming, but the old-fashioned methods of networking still hold true.

This interactive presentation will cover nine practical ways to build your network from scratch — both on and offline. Trista Harris — co-author of “How to Become a Nonprofit Rock Star” — will facilitate.

This event is free, and no RSVP is necessary. Please bring your lunch, business cards, questions and ideas. For more information, contact Bao Vang: 651-757-3087 or bvang [at] mncn [dot] org.

Time: 12-1 p.m.
Date: Friday, Nov. 19, 2010
Place: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, 2314 University Ave. W., Ste. 20, St. Paul, MN 55114

The Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Network Lunch seminars are ideal for those with fewer than 10 years experience in nonprofits, those new to the sector, students and those seeking to expand their leadership skills. Each month we explore a topic with our peers, share information, swap resources and build skills you can use in your nonprofit organization.

Meetings aim to create strong professional networks for emerging leaders in nonprofits of all sizes, types, and focus areas. Sessions begin with a few rounds of “speed networking” — where participants have the opportunity to meet others in a facilitated way — and group discussion on that month’s topic, followed by presentations.

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