Trish Tchume, National Director, YNPN National
After almost 8 years of engaging with the network as a volunteer, Trish Tchume is proud to be serving as the first-ever Director of YNPN National. Trish was introduced to the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) in 2004 as a founding board member of an affiliate group called Philadelphia’s Young Nonprofit Leaders. Since then, Trish has gone on to support a broader network of emerging leaders across the country by serving as a YNPN National board member from 2007 through 2011. During this time she held a number of key positions on the board including the role of National Board Chair during her final term.
Prior to becoming Director of YNPN in 2011, Trish served as Director of Civic Engagement for the Building Movement Project where she provided technical assistance, training, and developed publications for the growing movement of social service providers who are integrating social change values and practices into their daily work. Prior to joining the Building Movement Project in 2008, Trish served as a Campus Organizer, a Community Outreach Manager, and the Director of Training forIdealist.org following years spent doing community development work via city government and academia. Over the years, Trish has received a number of awards and recognitions for her engagement of young nonprofit professionals including her selection for the inaugural class of Independent Sector NGen Fellows in 2009.
When not dreaming up various ways to harness the power of emerging nonprofit leaders, Trish likes to help her fellow New Yorkers find their inner voice as a volunteer story coach with the Moth and regularly takes her life into her own hands biking and jogging through the streets of NYC. She equally credits her rich Jesuit education, her strong Ghanaian roots, and a severe case of middle child syndrome for her commitment to engaging as many people as possible in the important work of building a just and equitable society.