30 Under 30 Sessions

Meet our 2013 30 Under 30 Awards recipients>>

At the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, we know that the future of our sector rides on a wave of young nonprofit leadership, and we’re dedicated to celebrating and supporting them. Thanks to our sponsor, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., and our partner, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Atlanta, we’re proud to present the Nonprofit Leaders 30 Under 30 Awards at Nonprofit Summit 2013. Honorees qualify for a reduced Summit fee, recognition at the Nonprofit Awards Luncheon, and participation in our exclusive 30 Under 30 programs. Atlanta-skyline-w-logo1


2013 30 Under 30 Program

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Lain Shakespeare, Nonprofit Brand Manager | MailChimp
At age 23, with no experience, no ambition, and no funding, Lain Shakespeare became the executive director of a dying National Historic Landmark. Five years later, the Wren’s Nest House Museum had experienced a revival, doubled its budget, collaborated to create engaging programming, and completed a decades-overdue conservation project. Lain will show how the nonprofit sector’s rising leaders can use youth to their advantage and usher in substantial change through ingenuity and innovation.Prior to joining MailChimp, Lain served as Executive Director of the Wren’s Nest House Museum in Atlanta for five years. He is a graduate of Kenyon College and a native of Decatur, Georgia.


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Trish Tchume, National Director | Young Nonprofit Professionals Network
Nonprofit organizations operate under many different missions but our sector shares a common goal of building healthier, happier, more just communities. The challenges to meeting this shared goal are becoming more and more complex but the nonprofit sector is rising to meet the challenge in a number of ways. Most promising is the sector’s growing acknowledgment that nothing is more critical to reaching our shared goal than attracting and developing diverse talent. During this session we will present YNPN’s time-tested framework for cultivating leadership – particularly next generation leadership – within organizations and across the sector.Trish Tchume is the first Director of the Young Nonprofit Professional Network National. Prior to becoming Director of YNPN in 2011, Trish served as Director of Civic Engagement for the Building Movement Project where she provided technical assistance, training, and developed publications for the growing movement of social service providers who are integrating social change values and practices into their daily work. Prior to joining the Building Movement Project in 2008, Trish served as a Campus Organizer, a Community Outreach Manager, and the Director of Training for Idealist.org following years spent doing community development work via city government and academia.  READ MORE
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