#ynpn10 Campaign Summary, Part 1
In the final week of our #ynpngiving conversation, we wanted to provide a two-part summary of our #ynpn10 campaign. We are so grateful to the many individuals, local chapters, and National Board volunteers who championed our cause and made this possible. We designed the campaign around the number 10 -- attempting to raise $10,000 in 10 days to celebrate 10 years.
We had a couple of goals for the campaign: First, we wanted to celebrate a milestone birthday. Ten years as a national network is a big deal! We wanted to let people know that we were proud to have finished our first decade and excited about what was ahead for our second.
We were specifically raising money for the infrastructure that’s going to power that next decade of our work. Over the last three years, the number of YNPN chapters has grown by 60%! This year YNPN is making a big investment in people, data systems, and resources that are going to take our work to the next level.
What will the funds raised be used for?
YNPN is at a turning point in our development as a network. Over the last ten years, and particularly over the last three, we’ve experienced exponential growth. It’s clear that there’s a real demand for the services, resources, and connections that YNPN provides.
We want to make sure that we have the capacity to meet that demand, so this year we’re focusing on adding the resources and infrastructure that will keep our network sustainable. In 2014, we increased our staff from one person to three staff members. We’re also investing in a database that will be used by all of our chapters across the network. And we’re making a big investment in upgrading the services and support that we offer our local chapters.
We’re so excited about what these projects are going to enable us to do. We want to thank everyone who supported the campaign and we’re looking forward to continuing to build a diverse and powerful nonprofit sector for the next ten years and beyond!
On Thursday, we'll be sharing #ynpn10 Campaign Summary, Part 2: Lessons Learned. Stay tuned!