Founded in 2002, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of New York City (YNPN-NYC) is a regional association that engages and supports its members’ professional and leadership development. YNPN-NYC believes that its members’ growth and development can play a critical role in the success of the nonprofit community, and promotes this important work by:
- Providing educational workshops, and other personal and professional resources that promote the career development of its members
- Offering networking opportunities and social events to encourage information sharing and relationships among its members
- Creating a mentoring opportunities to encourage and cultivate future nonprofit leaders
Formed in 1997 as a project of the Support Center for Nonprofit Management in San Francisco, the organization’s efforts are empowering others, all over the country, to start local YNPN networks to support young, nonprofit leaders. A volunteer-led, grass-roots group, YNPN seeks to provide networking peer group and job seeking support to young adults affiliated with the nonprofit sector. Though YNPN welcomes all ages, most of its members are in their 20′s and 30′s or are transitioning into the nonprofit sector.