We Stand With Our Black Peers: Resources for Dismantling Systemic Racism Within the Nonprofit Sector

YNPNdc is committed to fostering a more diverse and inclusive nonprofit workforce and we firmly stand with our Black and Brown peers across race, class, and power in demanding change to the systematic and structural racism that continues to negatively impact and take the lives of Black and Brown men, women, and children. Washington, DC is a vibrant community with a large nonprofit sector and we all have a role to play in creating a better future. Young nonprofit professionals are especially positioned to reflect, listen to, and support the needs of our communities at both a local and national level. Below is a list of resources to start or continue learning about how racism is manifested in the nonprofit sector and how you can take action at both the individual level and the organizational level, within your own nonprofits or those you support. Continue reading

Community Resources for COVID-19

The health of our community is our number one priority. We hope you are staying safe out there. But we also understand that there is increased anxiety right now around illness and possible symptoms (it is allergy season, after all). So, what do you do if you think you’re sick and/or been exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19)?  We’ve compiled a handy cheat sheet for just such a circumstance. We hope you won’t have to use it, but just in case, here are some resources we’ve curated from the CDC and local health departments. Continue reading

Here’s your megaphone: the membership survey is now open!

In the last year, the YNPNdc board and volunteers have been working to implement our new strategic plan and fully realize our commitment to diversity and inclusion. One of our major goals is to offer programming and events that are meaningful and reflective of our membership. Now, we’re asking for your feedback in our membership survey! Continue reading

Meet Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller joined YNPNdc in 2018 as the Volunteer Event Manager for the Mentorship Program. During the day, Sarah is a Development Coordinator for the Dental Trade Alliance Foundation. Sarah is passionate about trying to save the world: "My main motivator for everything I do is to try and make any place/person/thing better than how I found them." We asked Sarah some questions about her background and unique experience so come get to know her and make sure to say hello at our next event! Continue reading

How We Recognize Women's History Month

By Jamie Perry, YNPNdc volunteer Continue reading

Celebrating Black Excellence

By Jamie Perry, YNPNdc volunteer Continue reading

Meet Cecilia Majors

Cecilia Majors joined the YNPNdc in 2018 as a Board Member leading our Volunteer network. In her day to day, Cecilia is a Diversity & Inclusion Consultant at the American Institutes for Research and in her spare time, she leads our Volunteer Engagement strategy here at YNPNdc. Cecilia is passionate about creating inclusive and diverse work environments where people can thrive and she brings that unique experience to her work with our volunteers and members at YNPNdc. We asked Cecilia some questions about her background and unique experience so come get to know her and make sure to say hello at our next event! Continue reading

YNPNdc and you: Looking ahead at 2019

by Kathleen M. O’Donnell - YNPNdc volunteer   Continue reading

Get motivated and mobilized for #GivingTuesday

By Kathleen M. O'Donnell, YNPNdc volunteer. How can you give back and encourage others to do the same this year? Continue reading

Member Spotlight - Meet Laetitia Morrisson

Laetitia Morrisson joined the YNPNdc Board of Directors as Co-Chair of Communications in June 2018. Outside of her work at YNPNdc, she is a senior manager of partnership development at KaBOOM!. Born in the Ivory Coast and raised in Bethesda, she's happy to call the DMV-area home. We asked Laetitia a few questions about her life and what inspired her to join YNPNdc. Check out her answers below, and be sure to say hello at our next event! Continue reading