2017 Fellows 

YNPN believes in doing our part to develop the nonprofit talent necessary for building a just and equitable world. So we’ve developed the YNPN Launchpad Fellows program as a way for talented folks who are interested in building their skills and experience in a very specific area to lend their time and talents to a fast-growing, dynamic organization.


What does the Fellowship Look like?

  • 10 month fellowship - February 2019 through November 2019
  • 10 hours per week
  • Monthly professional development and networking opportunities
  • Twice monthly one-on-one check-ins with your YNPN staff manager
  • Monthly Launchpad Team meeting
  • In-person Launchpad Team retreat
  • Participation in the 2019 YNPN National Conference and Leaders Institute (Summer 2019) 


What are the benefits of being a Launchpad Fellow?

  • The opportunity to gain deep experience in an area where you may have tons of passion and even skill, just not a lot of formal experience
  • An official title to mark your experience that could launch you down a new career path
  • Unique opportunity to co-create a role and develop mission critical new systems within a rapidly growing organization
  • At least one in-person retreat with your fellow Fellows and our dynamic board and staff plus covered participation in our annual conference (Summer 2019)
  • Access to YNPN trainings, resources, and contacts
  • Expert management and supervision that includes regular reviews and recommendations post-Launchpad
  • A cash stipend of $2,500


What are we looking for in a Launchpad Fellow?

  • A commitment to social justice and an understanding of the importance of equipping a deep, diverse bench of nonprofit workers with the skills and networks they’ll need to make an impact
  • Ability to balance idea generation with execution
  • Demonstrated interest in the areas noted in the job descriptions (gained via formal or informal experience)
  • Enthusiasm for working with a nimble, startup-esque organization that has a developing infrastructure
  • Willingness to not just “do” but also help us to develop systems and make our work sustainable after your fellowship


Can I live anywhere in the US and still be a Launchpad Fellow?

  • Yes! Our staff is based in Portland, Oregon but we know there’s great talent everywhere. YNPN National has been operating virtually since it’s founding in 2004 so we’ve developed a knack for building strong relationships and getting things done long-distance. So candidates from all over the continental United States are encouraged to apply!


We encourage all those interested to apply, including candidates reflecting the following attributes:

  • current or former YNPN chapter leaders and member
  • people of color
  • men
  • young professionals between the ages of 22 and 28*
  • those living in the Midwest, Pacific Northwest or South (including Florida)
  • smart people with non-linear/non-traditional experience and educational backgrounds

* Just to be clear, there’s no age limit for applicants. We simply want to encourage younger professionals and members of the other groups listed to feel welcome to apply.


*** See the Work at YNPN page for our fellowship openings.***



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