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Young Professionals: the Future of Community Development

Welcome to the Young Professionals: the Future of Community Development Group! 

Here you will find all materials related to the symposium as well as other resources and be able to engage your peers in on-going discussions around this topic.

Did you miss the event?

Read the Twitter conversation from the training institute classes and the symposium on Storify.

 

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Website: http://www.nw.org/network/CincySymposium.asp
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Never too young to lead

The young people in your company are ready to lead. Here's how to prepare them for the responsibility.

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10 reasons your top talent will leave you

Failing to spark employees' passion, creativity and intellect, and ignoring their contributions, will lead them to walk out the door, Mike Myatt writes. "If leaders spent less time trying to retain people, and more time trying to understand them, care for them, invest in them, and lead them well, the retention thing would take care of itself," Myatt writes.

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Dunkin' looks for the sweet spot in retaining talent

Dunkin' Brands' HR chief, Ginger Gregory, says a successful talent-retention initiative during her tenure has been the implementation of a "stay interview process," where executives are asked blunt questions about whether anything would cause them to leave the company. The company had relied solely on exit interviews to learn about its talent, which was ineffective because information about top executives was coming too late to help with retention, Gregory says.

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Must-Have Job Skills in 2013

Even as employers remain cautious next year about every dollar spent on employees, they'll also want workers to show greater skills and results.

For employees who want to get ahead, basic competency won't be enough.

To win a promotion or land a job next year, experts say there are four must-have job skills.

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Mindfulness at Work - 3 ways to get started

Being aware of what is happening to you in the present moment without judgment or immediate reaction. It sounds so simple. The noticing and awareness part is one thing—but without judgment or immediate reaction? This requires practice: To notice when someone is pushing your button and take it in as information, but to not get caught up in the emotion of it. To be an observer of yourself in the world and not judge if what you observe is good or bad.

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Giving Thanks for Good Career Advice

Don’t surprise your boss.

Focus on the win.

Write thank-you notes.

Those are among the pieces of advice that nonprofit workers got early in their careers and that they still appreciate.

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Working Across Generations: Defining the Future of Nonprofit Leadership

Working Across Generations offers a comprehensive look at the leadership and generational shifts in the nonprofit sector.It presents ideas and gives practical advice on how to approach generational changes in leadership so that the contributions of long-time leaders are valued, new and younger leaders’ talent is recognized, and groups are better prepared to work across generational divides.

This book examines the meaning of leadership transfer for individuals, their organizations, and the field; reports on how older and younger social change leaders are preparing (or not preparing) for these changes; and recommends how these transitions can take place in ways that move social sector work forward.

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How Young People Learn about Nonprofits Online

To reach people in their 20s and early 30s, the most important thing nonprofits can do is to make sure their Web sites are easy to read on a mobile device and not overly cluttered.

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Make the Most of Your Workforce: Six strategies to optimize the generational melting pot

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Decoding Generational Differences: Fact, fiction ... or should we just get back to work?

Want to liven up a leadership meeting? Just introduce the topic of how to deal with the newest generation in the work-force, the millennials.

Some people think that the differences in attitude between this group and more experienced workers are so profound that business, as it is currently conducted, will never be the same again. Others believe that the debate is pointless since the distinctions being made don’t constitute real differences. A third group doesn’t care if the differences are real or not. They suggest that we all “just get back to work.”

So whose view, if any, is closest to reality? Why is this topic even worth discussing? Because millennials are fast becoming an influential factor in the workplace …
and an increasingly important part of its future.

There are plenty of opinions on the topic, but not a lot of understanding. Discussions of generational differences in the workplace too often produce more heat than light. It is as if
we all talk past each other in some kind of code that gets in the way of us really communicating. To promote true communication, we need to decipher that code. Then we’ll have a better understanding of what’s going on, so we can success-fully move ahead.

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Good in Theory, Problems in Practice - Young professionals' views on popular leadership development stragegies

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network recently surveyed over 1,100 emerging nonprofit leaders across the country. This report lifts up the voices of those that want to continue building mission-driven careers that deliver meaningful results. Good in Theory, Problems in Practice strengthens and complements the ideas being generated in the field of talent and leadership development by testing them on the ground with YNPN members and other young professionals to help stakeholders develop a better understanding of what’s working, what’s not working, and what else we must do to develop and retain high-performing, diverse talent.

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Fledgling Nonprofit Workers Love Their Jobs but Bear Financial Burdens

The newest generation of nonprofit employees strongly wants to remain in jobs that do good—even as many of the workers struggle to get by on low entry-level salaries and pay back their student loans, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Eight out of 10 new workers want to continue working at a nonprofit, even though 40 percent say they are dissatisfied with their pay. And about 65 percent said they have college-loan debt.

The survey, which tracked more than 900 people who have worked at nonprofits for less than five years, was conducted with help from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network.

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Discussions

Resources

Started by NeighborWorks America. Last reply by Mark Robinson Sep 11, 2012. 1 Reply

The following articles, programs, websites and other resources may be of interest to you.  Note: these materials and resources are offered for your use and review. Please do not consider their…Continue

Tags: community development, resources, careers

Millennials are influencing employee benefits

Started by Debbie Wise. Last reply by Mark Robinson Sep 11, 2012. 1 Reply

According to this article in U.S. News & World Report, workplace expectations by millennials -- such as flexible schedules -- are becoming the norm for all workers. Their influence will generate…Continue

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Six Strategies to Propel a Nonprofit Career - what do you think?

Started by NeighborWorks America Aug 28, 2012. 0 Replies

NeighborWorks America Symposium Outlines Six Strategies to Propel a Nonprofit CareerIdentifying Mentors and Seeking Volunteer Board Work Lead the List of Career StepsMore than 250 people working in…Continue

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Comment by Debbie Wise on March 18, 2013 at 8:31am

Watch a recording of a Google+ hangout about how to build ties to young donors and volunteers: http://ning.it/15h4QbQ

Comment by Debbie Wise on February 6, 2013 at 7:23am

Check out the professional development opportunities in February! Click Here for a list of fellowships, webinars, and events.

Comment by Debbie Wise on December 14, 2012 at 3:39pm

10 Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You

Failing to spark employees' passion, creativity and intellect, and ignoring their contributions, will lead them to walk out the door, Mike Myatt writes. "If leaders spent less time trying to retain people, and more time trying to understand them, care for them, invest in them, and lead them well, the retention thing would take care of itself," Myatt writes

Comment by Debbie Wise on November 26, 2012 at 12:00pm

What companies can learn from cities that attract millennials

Cities that recognize the value millennials add to the workforce have launched initiatives to attract younger workers, Spark Hire CEO Josh Tolan writes. For example, Niagara Falls, N.Y., looks to attract recent graduates by offering student-loan help, and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl reaches out to graduates via e-mail, encouraging them to stay in the city. "There's plenty your company can learn from these cities to attract the best and brightest," Tolan writes

Comment by Debbie Wise on November 21, 2012 at 7:53am

Why everyone should practice at work

Practice isn't just for athletes or musicians; it plays an important role in helping professionals get better at their jobs. Organizations can foster a culture of practice by creating drills for employees to perform during meetings and by hiring people who want to improve.

Comment by Debbie Wise on October 25, 2012 at 3:25pm

Job-swap program allows users to test professional waters

LifeSwap is a program in the San Francisco Bay Area that allows job seekers to shadow professionals for a period of time, with a fee set by the host. So far, job shadowing has included a Ph.D. student observing a henna tattoo artist. "We're helping people make lifelong decisions," co-founder Mike Dorsey says

Comment by Debbie Wise on October 22, 2012 at 7:57am

Glass Ceiling of Youth: Three Steps to Fighting Ageism

Ageism in the workplace is often thought of as something that affects senior workers, but the numbers show that the impact has been enormous among young professionals.

Comment by Debbie Wise on October 11, 2012 at 2:41pm
Comment by Debbie Wise on October 9, 2012 at 8:50am

Hiring Millennials? Here's What You Need to Know

Sometimes millennials are the best candidates for the job. Here's how to find and hire the right ones.

Comment by Debbie Wise on October 1, 2012 at 11:09am

Note to Gen Y Workers: Performance on the Job Actually Matters

"We’ve all heard about how millennials have been raised by “helicopter parents,” who hover over them and protect them from criticism and disappointment. The result is a “teacup” generation of young people who may appear outwardly perfect, but are easily shattered. For years, they have regularly been given pats on the back, often just for showing up. They made it to the end of the soccer season – fantastic, everyone gets a trophy! They took a test – how amazing! When they finally join the workforce, it’s no wonder members of Gen Y expect a promotion just for being on time to work for six weeks straight."

 
 
 

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