About YNPN Denver




Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Denver’s mission is to connect and develop young nonprofit leaders to leverage our collective strengths.


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. 

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. YNPN Denver is a thriving community of over 100 members.


YNPN Denver is a growing and thriving nonprofit community. Our advisory board works hard with members and community partners to bring professional development, networking, and engaging opportunities to Denver. Check out our calendar, advisory board and committee pages to learn more. Not a member? Review our membership opportunities to join today. Here are some of our programs,

Monthly Coffee Networking Hours

New for 2020 - we're partnering with community members to host networking hours in downtown Denver

Coffee & Conversation

An application-based cohort designed to take a deep dive into the most popular professional development topics. The program is free and the group will meet with facilitators on scheduled dates

Professional Development Workshops

A variety of workshops led by sector professionals and partners. Workshops are usually 2 hours and a meant to refine or develop skills to help you grow as a nonprofit professional

2020 Yoga Series

Back in 2020, we're offering yoga classes to stretch your potential

Elevate Denver

Elevate Denver is a six month nonprofit leadership program tailored specifically for young professionals. Keep an eye out for the 2020/21 Elevate Denver applications


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