Our mission is to activate emerging leaders by connecting them with resources, people, and ideas. We currently do this through several key programs:
Launchpad Fellowships: Our Launchpad Fellowships are an opportunity for talented young professionals 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. Launchpad Fellows take on substantive responsibilities within the organization for 10 months. In exchange, they're given the opportunity to gain deep experience, receive in-depth feedback and professional guidance, and attend YNPN retreats and the National Conference, in addition to receiving a cash stipend. Visit our Launchpad Fellowship page for more information about the program.
Chapter Leadership: All 42 of our YNPN chapters across the country are founded and led by young professionals from the local community. These chapter leaders work on a volunteer basis to serve their peers and their community and in the process gain skills, leadership experience, and connections that they can utilize throughout their careers and lives. To learn more about chapter leadership and our leadership development framework, visit our Chapter Leadership page.
National Voice: As the largest organization serving young nonprofit professionals in the sector, we believe we have a responsibility to amplify the voices of young professionals and make sure that diverse perspectives are part of our sector's most important conversations. We do this through what we call our National Voice work, which includes partnerships with organizations like Nonprofit Quarterly and the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Follow the YNPN blog to keep up with our latest National Voice work.