Applications for the 2016-2018 board term are now open!Â
The Chicago Chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professional Network is looking for accomplished, driven, and skilled nonprofit professionals to join our Executive Board. If you’ve been looking for a way to get more involved in the sector, now is the chance!
Here are the top 5 reasons to join YNPN Chicago’s Executive Board in the words of some of our current and former Board members.
“Being on YNPN Chicago Executive Board has increased the size of my network by providing me the opportunity to meet new people from a variety of organizations.” — Lexi Fiedler, Celebration Co-Chair
2. Professional Development
“Serving on YNPN Chicago’s Executive Board has allowed meÂ the opportunity to learn new skills. I don’t do communications in my day-job, but it pairsÂ really well with fundraising so I am getting exposure to areasÂ that will help my career.” –Amy Podlesak, Â Communications Co-Chair”
“Serving on YNPN Chicago’s Executive Board has provided aÂ leadership role, which has challenged me to think critically about myself and my work style.” –Carlos Trejo, Executive Co-Chair
4. The Friendships
“Through my service with YNPN Chicago’s Executive Board, I have met amazing people that inspire me toÂ continue working in the nonprofit sector.” –Annie Kraft, Communications Co-Chair
5. It’s Rewarding
“Serving on YNPN Chicago’s Executive Board has given me opportunities to think creatively and execute ideas in a way that I would not be able to do at my day job. During the day, I focus on development but through YNPN Chicago’s Executive Board, I get to work on programming for our members. It has been rewarding to think about the needs of our members and deliver programs accordingly.” –Sabina Wee, Programming Co-Chair