ReCity and YNPN Join Voices
August 9, 2019
(DURHAM, NC) The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) of the Triangle and ReCity Network announce a new strategic partnership to help ensure the nonprofit sector has the resources needed to address critical social issues for a stronger and more just Triangle.
YNPN and ReCity Network share common values and are committed to building the capacity of Triangle-area professionals and entrepreneurs. YNPN cultivates emerging nonprofit leaders by fostering networking, skill-building, and resource-sharing. ReCity Network is an emerging hub for social impact with nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and mission-driven businesses,
As part of this formal agreement, ReCity Network will host several YNPN Triangle professional development events at its 12,000-square-foot coworking, meeting, and event space located near the intersection of Broadway and Mangum Streets in downtown Durham. ReCity and YNPN will work together to select events in an effort to promote collaboration among the organizations and their respective members. Events will focus on today’s most pressing social issues by providing a platform for the marginalized and underrepresented to thrive.
Free and low-cost events will be designed for emerging leaders to gain the skills and knowledge necessary for their success in a nonprofit career. Additionally, these events will provide opportunities for attendees to build relationships with other social sector leaders. YNPN Triangle NC and ReCity Network understand that these connections are a vital part of a more powerful, cohesive nonprofit sector. Finally, these events will also be an opportunity for YNPN Triangle NC members to learn about how to become part of the ReCity Network.
YNPN is leading by example on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or religious background, YNPN offers opportunities for all. We advocate for equitable and inclusive workplaces where all people have a seat at the table. When every person contributes to the decision-making process, the individual, organization, and entire nonprofit community benefit.
ReCity Network is a place created to help underserved communities thrive while promoting efficiency, innovation, collaboration, and inspiration among hardworking organizations in the Durham community. ReCity’s Philosophy of Community Engagement seeks to empower leaders most proximate to injustice who have the best solutions to address those injustices, serve the whole person and community with fairness and justice.
Tanaya Suddreth Lynch, YNPN Triangle board chair says, “A partnership with ReCity and YNPN Triangle NC means we can join forces to build equitable and inclusive access to professional and community advancement. We can all learn from each other, build relationships across communities and leaders, and make a difference in the lives of emerging leaders. With this partnership, our members will have access to more events and information to build better organizations and communities.”
Rob Shields, ReCity Network’s Executive Director says, "ReCity was founded on the idea that shared resources lead to increased capacity and better outcomes. Access drives progress, but it’s a concept that is inherently inequitable. By partnering with YNPN, we hope to grow our ability to improve the lives of people across the Triangle by providing access to professional development events that will empower and educate the leaders of tomorrow. Not only will this strengthen our network here at ReCity, it also helps build stronger connections across the local nonprofit sector and the populations they serve."
Lindsey Zarracina, YNPN Triangle NC
Chair, Marketing and Communications Committee
Rob Shields, ReCity Network