About YNPN Chicago

The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago (YNPN Chicago) directly serves more than 1,000 Chicago professionals annually through in-person networking events and professional development programs and includes a community of over 6,000 weekly newsletter subscribers. 


Founded in 2001, this volunteer-run organization has grown to be the premier networking organization for social sector professionals and supporters in the Chicago area. Find out more about the origins of YNPN Chicago.

The National Network

Becoming a member of YNPN Chicago includes membership to the national network, which activates emerging leaders across the country by connecting them with resources, people, and ideas. Learn more about YNPN National.

Mission & Vision

YNPN Chicago exists to serve the people who make the nonprofit sector, and our city, a more vibrant, strong, and better place. Find out more about who we are by reading our mission and vision statements.

Diversity & Inclusion

YNPN Chicago values diversity and inclusion in all we do. Read about our commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) here.

Meet the Board

YNPN Chicago is run by a group of dedicated volunteers. Learn about the roles and professional background of the current Executive Board.

The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago is an Illinois nonprofit organization with tax-exempt status granted under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.