Join us for Celebration 2020!
POSTPONED due to COVID-19
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we will be postponing 2020 Celebration. We are not currently accepting nominations. More information will be provided in future YNPN Chicago newsletters.
Do you know a remarkable young nonprofit professional or organization that deserves recognition? Make a nomination today! See all of the past award winners here.
YNPN Chicago’s annual Nonprofit Awards recognize young professionals and nonprofits that have made an outstanding contribution to the Chicago nonprofit sector through exemplary leadership and involvement in the Chicago community.
The awards will be presented at YNPN Chicago’s Annual Celebration on Wednesday, May 14, 2020 in front of 150 attendees as well as featured online with our community of over 5,400 subscribers. Award nominations are open until March 27, 2020, so nominate today!
Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year
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. Nominate your favorite nonprofit professional now!
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. Nominate your favorite supervisor now!
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 who demonstrates innovation and maximizing collaboration to achieve measurable annual goals. Nominate your favorite Associate Board now!
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. Nominate your favorite nonprofit now!