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About Us

Mission

YNPN Denver’s mission is to develop and connect nonprofit leaders who collectively strengthen the greater Denver community. The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) activates emerging leaders by connecting them with resources, people, and ideas.

History

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) movement is a grassroots effort to engage and support future nonprofit leaders through professional development, networking, and social opportunities. The National YNPN Association was founded in 1997 in San Francisco and expanded soon thereafter to four other locations, including Denver. YNPN Denver was established in 2002 as one of the five founding chapters of the YNPN movement. Since that time the national YNPN network has grown to over 42 chapters throughout the United States representing more than 30,000 members. 

Our activities focus on attracting talented people to the sector, helping young nonprofit professionals connect with their peers, providing programs that help develop current and emerging nonprofit leaders, and advocating for the interests of young nonprofit professionals. YNPN Denver is committed to making the nonprofit sector a sustainable, vibrant, and viable place to work. YNPN Denver is a thriving community of over 100 members.

Today

YNPN Denver is a growing and thriving nonprofit community. Our advisory board works hard with members and community partners to bring professional development, networking, and engaging opportunities to Denver. Check out our events and committee pages to learn more. Not a member? Review our membership opportunities to join today.

Here are some of our programs below:

Come join us every other month starting in January for facilitator-led discussions on topics in the nonprofit industry today. These sessions are free and open to the public. Dates and locations TBD.

An application-based cohort designed to take a deep dive into the most popular professional development topics. The program is free for members and the group will meet with facilitators on scheduled dates. Applications for the 2023 programming will open soon.

A variety of workshops led by sector professionals and partners. Workshops are usually 1.5 hours and meant to refine or develop skills to help you grow as a nonprofit professional.

Take a dive with us into your personal development with this nonprofit book club. We will be exploring themes such as DEI, self-help, and nonprofit development. Our first discussion will take place in February and the club will meet every other month afterwards on the fourth Wednesday. Register here today!

Elevate Denver is a six month nonprofit leadership program tailored specifically for young professionals. This year’s theme will be centered are DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion). Keep an eye out for the 2023/24 Elevate Denver applications.