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Ynpn 3.0 shared standards proposal

  1. 1. SHARED STANDARDS YNPN CHAPTERS
  2. 2. Questions to think about:•What has the 3.0/Congress process itselfbeen like for your chapter?•What’s really excites you about whatyou’re hearing?•What concerns you about what you’rehearing?
  3. 3. TASKFORCE• Review current network standards for chapters and create a new slate of standards for the network (July 2012)• Understand key challenges and benchmarks for each level - Novice, Emerging, Affiliate• Revisions of first draft of new standards completed by August 2012
  4. 4. NOVICE CHAPTERSCHALLENGES OLD BENCHMARKS- Board development (moving - 200 members on listserv from a steering committee to a formalized board) - 3 programming events by end of first year in operation- Membership recruitment/retention - 1 person from leadership team attend Leaders- Securing space for events/board Conference meetings
  5. 5. EMERGING CHAPTERSCHALLENGES OLD BENCHMARKS- Membership - 400 members on listserv recruitment/retention - Cycled through one board- Board development recruitment process- Strategic planning - Fiscal/strategic planning process for chapter- Paid membership discussions/processes - 3 yrs old
  6. 6. AFFILIATE CHAPTERSCHALLENGES OLD BENCHMARKS- 501c3 status - 800 members on listserv- Securing position as a leader/ - Cycled through 2 board go-to organization in recruitment process community - Host Leaders Conference- Fiduciary responsibilities - Annual membership drive
  7. 7. NOVICE/SPRING CHAPTERS• Board of Directors o range from 4 - 20 people o Chair, Co-Chair (optional), Treasurer (optional), Secretary• By-laws for chapter• A clear mission statement o a clear target audience (nonprofit professionals) o a vision statement is optional and up to each chapter to decide on• 4 events per year (broken down into quarters)• A defined membership list/communication channel to communicate with members o member profile• A virtual home for the chapter (online presence) o LinkedIn o Twitter o Facebook Group o Website• A logo for chapter
  8. 8. EMERGING CHAPTERS• Age requirement (3 - 5 yrs) - for sustainability• Sustainability plan o range from 1 - 5 years o sponsorship/partnership o format can be flexible• Engaged Membership o paid and non-paid breakdown• A signature annual event
  9. 9. ESTABLISHED/AFFILIATE CHAPTERS• Settled on fiscal sponsor/501c3 status for chapter• A robust fiscal/budgetary process/template o budgets (actual, programming) o over a specific timeframe o chapter bank account• 5+ years• Formalized board and alumni board roles• Professional programming slate
  10. 10. OVERALLSTANDARDS FOR ALL YNPN CHAPTERS
  11. 11. YNPN CHAPTERS• Annual report chapter• Mentor another o availability/capacity o 1-to-1 mentor model or o case studies/stories• Partner of chapter org that is invested in the success and growth with 1 local o within 1 year of operation• Innovative spirit to nonprofit sector o commitment• National liaison contact
  12. 12. PROCESS FOR GRADUATING TO NEW LEVEL1. Review of chapters done annually, at the end of the calendar year2. YNPN Chapters committee responsible for implementing review process a. Review template b. Grading scale (i.e. point system?)3. Disputes of chapter level will be taken to Chapter Congress4. Chapters can slide up and down the levels scale depending on performance5. Announcement of new chapter level/grade published to listserv and on Nationals website
  13. 13. PROPOSED IMPLEMENTATION TIMELINE- July 2012: Proposal submitted to YNPN (Chapter Congress), edits/comments to proposal documented- August 2012: Proposal revision discussed at YNPN Leaders Conference and final proposal adopted o Every chapter must vote to approve new standards o Majority wins; challenges/concerns from dissenting chapters taken into consideration- September - November 2012: Chapters re-assigned to new levels, YNPN Chapters develop review template- January 2013: New shared standards in place and operational• Review of new standards done December 2013

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