YNPN Chicago hosts an annual Celebration to recognize outstanding members of the nonprofit community and to give our members the chance to engage and network.
This year the event will be virtual, with different events happening during the month of May.
Celebration 2021 events
- Membership OfferThu, May 06Zoom
CELEBRATION AWARD NOMINATIONS
Nominations for the 2021 Celebration Awards closed on March 15th and have been narrowed down to finalists! The awards will be virtually presented at YNPN Chicago’s Annual Celebration on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
YOUNG NONPROFIT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Do you know a remarkable young nonprofit professional who deserves recognition by their peers? YNPN Chicago’s annual Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year Award recognizes a young professional who has made an outstanding contribution to the Chicago nonprofit sector through exemplary leadership at their organization and/or through volunteer involvement in the Chicago community. We seek to recognize an individual who exceeds the expectations of their professional and/or volunteer role(s) in the sector.
SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR
A good supervisor is crucial to supporting young nonprofit professionals in navigating career challenges and inspiring and sustaining dedication to the sector. YNPN Chicago’s Supervisor of the Year Award recognizes someone who provides exemplary mentorship to emerging nonprofit leaders in Chicago through active personal and professional development. We seek to recognize an individual who exceeds the expectations of their professional and/or volunteer role(s) in the sector.
ASSOCIATE BOARD OF THE YEAR
Associate Boards (a.k.a. Junior Boards, Auxiliary Boards) are an essential link between the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, broadening support for nonprofit organizations, and developing a leadership pipeline for nonprofit governing boards. YNPN Chicago’s Associate Board of the Year Award will recognize an outstanding non-governing board that serves as an asset to the nonprofit community by allowing individuals from across professional sectors to unite in support of a nonprofit organization and the nonprofit community. This award will honor an Associate Board demonstrating innovation and maximizing collaboration to achieve measurable annual goals.
NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR
Chicago is home to hundreds of nonprofit organizations. The diversity of their missions and programs allows them to address some of society’s greatest needs. They serve as leaders in the community, and, with few resources, work to make the world a better place. This award will honor a nonprofit organization that exemplifies leadership in the sector and provides support for the young professionals it employs.
PAID INTERNSHIP OF THE YEAR - NEW AWARD!
Though a significant number of internships are still unpaid, there are many organizations in the Chicago area who understand the importance of paying interns. Paying interns allows nonprofits not to overlook talent who cannot afford to work for free, and provides an excellent opportunity for employees to build their skills. This award will honor a nonprofit organization who is a leader in developing talent among their interns.