Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Denver’s mission is to connect and develop young nonprofit leaders to leverage our collective strengths.
The origin of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) movement is a grassroots effort to engage and support future nonprofit leaders through professional development, networking, and social opportunities. The National YNPN association was founded in 1997 in San Francisco and expanded soon thereafter to four other locations, including Denver. YNPN Denver was established in 2002 as one of the five founding chapters of the YNPN movement. Since that time the national YNPN network has grown to over 42 chapters throughout the United States representing more than 30,000 members. YNPN Denver is a thriving community of over 150 members.
Our activities focus on attracting talented people to the sector, helping young nonprofit professionals connect with their peers, providing programs that help develop current and emerging nonprofit leaders, and advocating for the interests of young nonprofit professionals. YNPN Denver is committed to making the nonprofit sector a sustainable, vibrant, and viable place to work.