YNPN Blog: Resources, People, Ideas

12 Days of YNPN: Setting a Few Resolutions

With the New Year a little more than a week away, why wait until after 2016 starts to begin defining our New Year’s resolutions? Let’s get a jump start on them now.

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12 Days of YNPN: Life Wouldn't Happen Without Our Funders

12 Days of YNPN: Life Wouldn’t Happen Without Our Funders

Each year YNPN supports the growth and learning of over 50,000 young professionals across the country. Our work, like many other nonprofit organizations, is made possible thanks to our funding partners whose contributions help to advance our efforts to create a more diverse and powerful sector.

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12 Days of YNPN – Shoutout to YOU for Excellent Leadership

Since we’re taking the time to reflect on what a year it has been, we want to spotlight some of the great things that YOU’ve done this year.

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12 Days of YNPN: Gifts You Maybe Hadn't Thought About

Hey YNPNers,

Are you stumped on what to give to your family, your friends, maybe even your co-workers? In lieu of laying siege on every store in the mall, why not try out a few of these...



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12 Days of YNPN: The 2015 National Conference and Leaders Institute

As 2015 winds to a close, we're starting up our annual recap of the amazing things we've experienced over the year. And who can forget the awesome time we had at the 2015 National Conference and Leaders Institute?


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#BuildingLeaders: Your Stories













A little more than a week ago, we launched our Leaders Building Leaders campaign to raise $25,000 for YNPN's leadership development work in the social sector. And as of today, we've raised more than $21,000!

We're so excited to be on the verge of achieving our fundraising goal, but we've also been incredibly inspired by the response to our campaign and your #BuildingLeaders stories.

We've had many messages come in via social media and our fundraising site--too many to share here! But we've put together a blog post with some of our favorite #BuildingLeaders messages. Here are some of the stories of leaders that have invested in and inspired you!


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Who Inspires Some of the Most Influential Leaders in the Sector?

Our #BuildingLeaders campaign is all about recognizing those who have had an impact on our lives and careers. The people we encounter on our leadership journeys can change our lives forever.

Every great leader can point to a person or people who have been instrumental in their leadership development. We asked some of the most influential leaders in the sector who inspired, shaped or motivated their work. Check out what they said and then honor a leader who has impacted you by making a donation to our #BuildingLeaders campaign.

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Sliding Doors: Leaders Building Leaders

Our #BuildingLeaders campaign is all about recognizing those who have had an impact on our lives and careers. The people we encounter on our leadership journeys can change our lives forever.

In this essay, YNPN San Diego co-founder and former YNPN Denver board member Emily Davis reflects on the impact that YNPN had for her and talks about some of her "sliding doors" moments.


I’ve always loved Sliding Doors, the movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow that follows her character through two parallel lives. One version of her life begins when she catches the train home, and the other begins when the train door shuts in her face.

I’ve had so many doors open for me in my career, many times because of a combination of luck, passion, and support that came at just the right time. When I look back on my experiences in the nonprofit sector, I see my experiences with YNPN as “sliding doors” moments.

My life and career could have gone in a different direction but because of YNPN opening those doors I am now a proud and joyful consultant, leader, and volunteer in my nonprofit community. I would not be where I am today without the partnership, support, and guidance I received in this network.

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Leaders Building Leaders: Who Has Influenced Our Board of Directors?

At YNPN we are fortunate to have an awesome Board of Directors that guides and advances the work we do and we couldn’t do it without them! Since they are such a strong support to us and our efforts to build strong nonprofit leaders, we wanted to know about the leaders that supported and shaped their careers. Check out who our board members are honoring with their donation to the #BuildingLeaders campaign and join them in honoring leaders who inspire.

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It Happens Every Day


Every day, tens of thousands of YNPN members wake up, go to work, and try to change the world.



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