On this page, you will find answers to our most frequently asked questions.
Who are we?
The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Seattle (YNPN Seattle) was founded to provide support and resources for young professionals working in the nonprofit sector. Originally named Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Puget Sound (YNPN Puget Sound) lost many of its key members and entered a period of hiatus. However, our organization never lost its relevancy. Thus, in the Spring of 2012, YNPN regrouped and reorganized, energetic and ready to serve the Seattle community.
Through our efforts to build and sustain our network, YNPN Seattle hopes to create a vital environment that addresses the needs of our local community through a strong partnership with the public and private sectors of our community.
What do we do?
YNPN Seattle provides a variety of resources to nonprofit professionals as well as to those interested in pursuing a career in the nonprofit sector. We invite speakers, arrange workshops and discussions, and also provide advice for career development, mentoring, networking, as well as social & service events.
Why do we exist?
YNPN Seattle exists to provide young professionals with a sense of community, purpose, and support with the goal of inspiring and guiding future nonprofit leaders. At present, there is a dearth of opportunities for young nonprofit professionals to interact, receive professional and personal support, or share best practices. YNPN Seattle was established to fill that gap. Through meetings, training, social gatherings, and other networking opportunities, young professionals are given the opportunity to make connections and discuss issues that are relevant to them.
Who can join?
YNPN Seattle is currently open to anyone working, living, or interested in the nonprofit community within the Seattle metropolitan region. We currently have over 400 members representing a wide cross-section of the nonprofit sector.
How can I join?
Joining the Seattle chapter of YNPN is simply a matter of getting involved. We currently have no fees for membership, so if you are interested in getting involved, all you need to do is show up! Here are just a few of the ways you can get involved.