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Members and Friends of YANA: 
 
I'm delighted to announce the revival of the  YANA National  Newsletter. YANA estimates that at least 2 out of every 3  Yale graduates are involved in social impact - whether board members, executive directors, practitioners, or volunteers - representing an alumni population exceeding  100,000.  YANA's goal is to organ ize  and leverage Yale's vast social purpose network -  through  convening collaborating , and
 connecting  - so that together we can repair our world.

-Ken Inadomi '76, Y ANA  Founding Chair
UPDATES
YANA UPDATES: WHAT'S NEW
MembershipUpdate
YANA  MEMBERSHIP
 
Who are YANA Members?
YANA is a diverse and talented group of individuals, whose nonprofit interests include the environment, arts and culture, education, poverty, disability and healthcare. Members -- who are both Yale alumni and friends of Yale -- range from very recent graduates to alumni with long careers in the social impact sectors.

More info about  YANA Membership
AYAMedal
RECOGNIZING LEADERSHIP

In July 2017, YANA Chair, Ken D. Inadomi '76, was one of five recipients of the Yale Medal from the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA). The Yale Medal is presented to individuals who show extraordinary devotion to the ideals of the university, and also demonstrate extensive, exemplary service on behalf of Yale as a whole or one of its many schools, institutes, or programs.

YDOS
EXTENDE D YALE DAY OF SERVICE
 
In order to encourage greater commitment to service beyond the annual Yale Day of Service (YDOS), we want to use YANA to facilitate long-term and short-term volunteer opportunities within and beyond our networks. 

More Info | Contact: Andrew Burgie
CHAPTERSYANA NEAR YOU: CHAPTER INFO & NEWS
EventsBayArea

Bay Area
  • Oct. 14: Volunteer at a community garden in SF: RSVP here

Chapter Events | Latest Newsletter

Colorado
  • Oct. 4: Roundtable panel discussion featuring 3 Denver-based foundations and a discussion of grant-making and their respective roles in the community | More Info
New England
New York City
  • Sept. 27: NYC Monthly meeting ft. Stuart Anthony, Executive Director of Art Connects New York | More info
  • Oct. 24: Cocktails & Conversation with Encore! Encore matches skilled, seasoned professionals with social purpose organizations in high-impact, paid transitional assignments | More Info
  • Nov. 2: Vivien Hoexter & Linda Hartley will present findings from their new book, Big Impact: Insights & Stories from America's Non-profit LeadersMore info
  • Nov. 14: Panel #2 of Victories in Fighting Poverty: Voices from the Front Lines in NYC series
Washington D.C.
  • Stay tuned for an upcoming survey to determine future events!
PROGRAMSYANA PROGRAMS
DwightHallUpdate
YANA-DWIGHT HALL  SUMMER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Fellowship Program  

Over the last two years, nearly 140 Yale students have been unable to accept a summer internship with a nonprofit because of lack of funding.  The  YANA-Dwight Hall Summer Fellowship  aims to assist Yale students pursue a summer internship in the social impact sector by easing some of their financial burdens, introducing them to the YANA alumni network, and providing mentoring, training and other assistance.  
Poverty
VICTORIES IN FIGHTING POVERTY  SERIES

Though leaders often feel isolated in their own front-line battles and management stressors, they have much to share: common struggles and frustrations as well as strategies for success, practical wisdom, and a solidarity that transcends borders.  This series seeks to create a forum for on-the-ground champions of social progress.   

Panel 1 Recap | Panel 2: Nov. 14th
RECENT EVENT: STORYTELLING FOR NONPROFITS
Storytelling
On Sept. 18,  John Seaman of Saybrook Partners delivered a storytelling presentation and workshop in NYC to help provide nonprofit executives, board members, and fundraising and communications professionals with tools to inform and inspire through strategic narrative.

YANA ROUNDTABLE ROUNDTABLE

About YANA Roundtable
Since its founding in 2012, the  New York Roundtable has been actively engaging interested members by providing an educational forum and facilitated conversation to address relevant topics.

Previous topics include:
NY Roundtable members are Supporting Members of YANA. Click here  to receive your invitation.
RECENT ROUNDTABLES:
 
The Art of Using Social Science to Communicate for a Cause (Mar. 2017)

Expert Bob McKinnon, President of  GALEWiLL Design , who created a new social mobility tool  Your American Dream Score , with support of the Ford Foundation, and launched in conjunction with PBS, explored question these questions and more:
  • What makes people act for certain causes, but not for others?
  • What kinds of stories drive the most social change?
  • How does media work to shape our opinions and levels of engagement?
The Summer Roundtable
(August 2017)

The Summer Roundtable was hosted by board member Frank Raffaele at the beautiful New Leaf Restaurant. Rather than having one expert, all attendees share their expertise, discussing topics including:
  • Fundraising and Development;
  • Lean Startup and Design Thinking;
  • Leadership and Social Enterprise; and
  • Strategic Partnerships

QUAKERQuaker Decision-Making in the Business Setting  (Moses Brown School & Don McNemar)

On May 4th,  Don McNemar  gave a fascinating and informative presentation and discussion on more robust, creative discussions that "start from  a place of openness and listening and bring people fully on board for the best decisions for the organization."

YANA HEALTH FORUMS HealthForum

About the Health Forum
Health Forums provide YANA members with the means to explore the social good implications of the changing healthcare delivery system. We welcome topic submissions from all YANA Supporting Members.

More info | Please submit topics to info@yalenonprofitalliance.org
Recent Health Forums:
 
Age-Friendly Health Systems:  
How Do We Get There?

The Icahn School of Medicine, 
Mount Sinai Health System, NYC
Organized by Peg Graham, YSPH '99

Speakers Dr. Terry  Fulmer, RN, FAAN,  President of The John A. Hartford Foundation, and Dr. Rosanne Leipzig, renowned Geriatric authority on aging and dementia, presented an overview of hospital-based initiatives designed to improve the care experience for older adults.
YANA member, Dr. Norma Padron (YSPH PhD, Health Economics, '14), addresses the Health Forum speakers, Dr. Rosanne Leipzig (Mt. Sinai), Dr. Terry Fulmer, RN, FAAN (President, John A. Hartford Foundation), and YANA member and family caregiver Peg Graham (YSPH, '99).
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STAY CONNECTED TO  YANA  

The mission of YANA is to organize and unify the Yale nonprofit community and leverage it for the greater social good. We advance this mission by focusing on 3 essential processes that drive our work: Convening, Collaborating, and Connecting.
 
YANA Newsletter: 
Editor-in-Chief: Liana Epstein |  Editorial Board: Grace Hsieh, Lou Martarano |  Contributors: Craig Bida, Andrew Burgie, Joe DeNicola, Alison Gardy, Ann Geldzahler, Peg Graham, Ken Inadomi, Laura Kadetsky,  Jen Leybovich,  Rachel Littman, Michael Mazer

Chapters
Bay Area
Jen Leybovich SOM '13
Colorado
Michael Mazer '78
Ann Zedd Geldzahler '88
New England
Rachel Littman '91
Craig Bida '88, SOM '99
New York
Ken Inadomi '76
Washington DC
Laura Kadetsky '99
Jesse Boateng '06

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