Our Vision

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network is a volunteer-led and -run organization that supports current and future nonprofit and community leaders through professional development training, networking events, and web-based platforms for connecting and sharing resources.

Our programming is guided by YNPN's Five Pillars of Leadership Development:

Five Pillars

We are also guided by our Theory of Change, which asserts that a robust nonprofit field is built upon strong leadership, networks, and ideas.


Finally, we believe that our field must embrace the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in order to combat the social ills we observe and caused by inequities in access to the basic resources and benefits of a democratic society. These inequities are based on discrimination against various groups by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and other identities. These are actions, not just ideals.

As the leading organization serving and gathering emerging leaders in the sector, YNPN is uniquely positioned to equip our current and next generation leaders with the context and skills they need to be truly effective in their changemaking work. Our vision of stronger communities supported by a diverse and powerful nonprofit sector can only be achieved by making our network and the sector as a whole more equitable, diverse, and inclusive.

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