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YNPN Activate! Summit

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About this event

The Activate Summit is hosted by YNPN National and the local YNPN Portland chapter. The Nonprofit Association of Oregon is proud to support the Activate! Summit in partnership with YNPN.

August 5, 2016 | 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Ambridge Conference Center | 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. | Portland, OR 97232

NAO Members get “Partner Member” discount. Use the discount code on the Members Only Page. You must be logged in to view this page. Registration is through the YNPN Activate! Summit website.


The summit kicks off by providing attendees with space for the personal connections, big ideas, and skills they’ll need to build a more diverse and powerful social sector. Both emerging and experienced leaders are invited to the Activate! Summit to network with national YNPN chapter leaders and participate in dialogue and skill-building workshops including:

  • Keynote presentation from Vu Le of Rainier Valley Corps and Nonprofit with Balls discussing “What the Bleep is Social Good?”
  • Three deep-dive sessions that offer attendees the unique opportunity to spend the entire day thinking and learning about a particular topic or skill.
  • Spark sessions with local and national speakers to inspire and engage attendees, who are then given space to unpack those ideas through group dialogue.
  • Evening social and networking events aimed at strengthening relationships and building new connections.

Highlights of this year’s Summit themes include:

    Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

    • Gain a deep understanding of the power dynamics and systematic, historical, and cultural context in which they are trying to make change
    • Experience authentic inclusion of diverse voices
    • Make equity, diversity, and inclusion actions, not just ideals

    21st Century Leadership

    • Dialogue about leaders as effective changemakers
    • Bring innovative ideas, systems and approaches to the sector in ways that inspire big-picture thinking
    • Learn strategies for building the social sector and a more just world

    Personal Meets Professional

    • Understand how our personal values and experience shape our perspective and leadership
    • Improve our emotional intelligence
    • Understand how developing personal narratives and storytelling can advance our network, organizations, and work

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    Who Should Attend?

    Nonprofit professionals, board members and volunteers from Portland, and throughout Oregon, and YNPN Chapter Leaders from across the country are encouraged to attend.

    Registration Fees & Schedule