Top 10 Reasons to Give $10 for YNPNdc’s 10th!

Ten years ago, YNPNdc was founded to create a professional support network for young nonprofit leaders. The initial goals were straightforward: network with colleagues and develop professional skills. In the past ten years, we’ve grown from a small group into the country’s largest and most active YNPN chapter, accounting for more than one-third of the national YNPN membership. As an all-volunteer organization, we work tirelessly to reach more than 500 young professionals in DC each year. Continue reading

Why I YNPNdc: Memories to last a lifetime

In celebration of YNPNdc’s 10th anniversary, we’re featuring a series of interviews with YNPNdc alumni.  For our first interview, we asked Malcolm Furgol how YNPNdc impacted his career and about his favorite YNPNdc memories. Being part of YNPNdc’s leadership team increased my professional confidence and helped me build an extensive network of nonprofit contacts in the greater Washington region. The board of directors was a great community to learn and grow in. It was also a great environment to mature in–after starting my first nonprofit position, YNPNdc provided opportunities to practice public speaking, work with budgets, contribute to grant proposals, fundraise, and plan events. Working on the board helped solidify for me that I wanted to work in the nonprofit sector as a career choice. One of the first projects I worked on was setting up the Advisory Council, where I connected with Chuck Bean, then at the Nonprofit Roundtable, Alan Abramson at George Mason University, and Robert Egger, then at DC Central Kitchen. Forging and developing those relationships helped to put YNPNdc on the map in the District of Columbia’s nonprofit community. Continue reading

Looking Forward

By Emily Reineke, Board Chair YNPNdc is beginning a new year with a new slate of leadership team members, and I feel bittersweet about this transition. I am saddened to say farewell to last year’s excellent leadership team that helped grow our organization to more than 10,000members, making YNPNdc the largest in anational network of more than 30 chapters. The growth experienced during the past 10 years is astounding, and I’d like to publicly and sincerely thank the outgoing YNPNdc Board Chair, Carlyn Madden, for her service. Carlyn’s unselfish dedication, passion for the nonprofit sector, and enthusiasm about professional development made her the type of leader we all aspire to be. On behalf of the leadership team, I thank Carlyn for her service and for giving us the chance to learn from her. Continue reading

A Time of Transition

By Carlyn Madden, former Board Chair (2011-2013) August is a time of transition in Washington, DC. While Congress is out of session, families prepare their children to return to school and the city welcomes an influx of bright graduates to our workforce. It’s also time for YNPNdc leaders to pass the baton to the next generation of volunteers. Continue reading