Why You Should Apply for the YNPN National Board

Why You Should Apply for the YNPN National Board

You may have heard that applications for the YNPN National Board will open on August 1.

If you're a nonprofit rockstar who is passionate about YNPN and our work, we hope that you'll think about applying and we encourage you to learn more about the application process before it opens on August 1.

In the meantime, hear what current board members have to say about their awesome experiences on the YNPN National Board.

Jessie Bustamente

If you ever want to feel empowered to make things happen, join the YNPN National Board. This group is the most motivated, career-driven, intelligent young nonprofit leaders I have ever met. When I first heard about the opportunity to join I immediately jumped on it, not knowing if I had what it took to join the ranks.

The minute I stepped into my first board meeting I was petrified… but the Board was so welcoming & supportive that I fit right in. This group of individuals has challenged me to think strategically and tactically, at the same time. We are moving projects forward at this instant and also thinking how YNPN will look in 10, 20, 30 years. The Board experience at YNPN has been a tremendous growing opportunity for me & I wouldn’t change it for anything. I am excited to spend another 2 years serving & hope you consider joining too… trust me, it’ll be one of the best decisions you ever make in your career.


Qyana Stewart

I joined the National Board in 2012 and have been hooked ever since. I was recently asked when I planned to term off the board and had difficulty providing a response. True, all good thing must come to an end, but the thought of me not being a part of a team of some of the wittiest, funniest, most supportive, smartest people I know, was a bit daunting. When you are surrounded by true leadership and true friendship, it’s challenging to imagine not being around, not being a part of the process that makes our network as strong as it is, not being connected to some of the most hard-working, dedicated and committed chapter leaders I have seen in any organization.

Two years later and I am still as pumped and enthusiastic about YNPN as I was when I first joined the National Board. The time and dedication National Board members devote to strengthening and growing our network is truly commendable. The amount of growth, just within the past two years, speaks to our desire to provide our network with the best resources, opportunities and experiences; and we are doing it! We continue to strive for excellence and are always looking for new talent to push us farther than we thought possible. So, for now, I guess YNPN National is stuck with me because I am surely stuck on them!

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