YNPNNationalLeadersConference2013 State of the Network
Network by the Numbers Current Active Chapters – 31 New chapters since 8/2012 – 3 Chapters Actively in Startup Mode - 20 Chapters with c3 – 8 (+1 c6, 5 fiscallysponsored, 4 in c3 process) Chapters with paid membership – 9 Chapters using the national Wordpress - 19 States with a YNPN Presence - 25 Number of Members - ???
#YNPNVRT13 Themes: Chapters Activity: “Peaks & Valleys” + “Bursting out theGate” Establishing Pipelines for chapter leadership Diversity Membership Community-wide convener What’s next in terms of growth?
#YNPNVRT13 Themes: Leaders Found YNPN looking for connection(“friends”) Wide range of organizational roles Driven to grow yourselves AND the field
#YNPNVRT13 Takeaways Local & National brand is getting stronger Our chapters are growing up Still a deep connection to our people-powerroots Still finding our people through YNPN Strong desire to be better connectednationally
Interests andpreferencesConsiderations- Wide spectrum of data collection going on acrosschaptersWHATDemographicsContactinformation
Interests andpreferencesConsiderations- Wide spectrum of data collection going on acrosschaptersWHAT HOWDemographicsContactinformationPersonalinteractionsSurveysIntake forms
Interests andpreferencesConsiderations- Wide spectrum of data collection going on acrosschaptersWHAT HOWWHYDemographicsContactinformationPersonalinteractionsSurveysIntake formsFundraisingProgrammingCommunications
"Meeting chapters where theyre at..."Communication | Engagement+ Feedback on slide deck+ Virtual Road Trip+ Data Coordinator role as a chapter strategistFlexibility+ Prioritize data interests+ Provide tool(s) and advice with most appeal+ Incorporate existing data whenever possibleOur Approach
Questions from Chapters Why this model? What are we getting from National that wecan actually use and are actually asking for? What does this mean for us as chapters - interms of sharing members, in terms ofsharing revenue? How is this NOT competition for members? CANT we work towards a centralizedmodel?
Big Takeaways Our chapter structure and the leaders that run them areYNPNs most valuable community asset. This is complex and will need to happen in phases overyears Chapters are willing to work on this with National - beflexible, adjust their structure - if they feel National hastheir mutual benefit and the benefit of their members inmind Managing this is process is not a side project. Membership dollars will likely be the key way that thenetwork sustains itself but it’s no excuse to rush.