Programs & Events

In addition to building your skills and gaining knowledge, events and programs are an opportunity to broaden and deepen your network by making new connections in the community. To learn more about YNPN Chicago programs, click here.

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 05:30 PM
    CCS Fundraising in Chicago, IL

    Strengthen Your Job Application

    Are you currently looking for or considering your next great career opportunity? Anyone involved in a job search knows that differentiating your application is essential during your search process. In today’s competitive hiring landscape, everything from the content of your cover letter to the quality of your interview makes a difference. During this session, we will provide targeted strategies and facilitate group discussions to help attendees gain new tactics for making their job application stand out. This session will also feature workshops for resume and cover letter reviews as well as mock interviews.


    Key Learning Objectives:
    · Learn best practices in resumes, cover letters, writing samples, and interviews
    · Discuss common experiences and lessons learned during the job search process
    · Receive personalized feedback on resumes and cover letters
    · Participate in mock interviews with tailored feedback on question responses
    · Network and build relationships with colleagues embarking on a similar search process

  • Tuesday, October 02, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 17 rsvps
    Chicago History Museum in Chicago, IL

    Coffee with Nine Strangers

    Coffee with nine strangers

    YNPN Chicago’s signature program, Coffee with Nine Strangers, gives young professionals who are currently part of, or are interested in, the nonprofit sector an opportunity to network with like-minded peers and engage in small-group discussions around professional topics. Coffee with Nine Strangers is a great way to meet new people, discover a new space, and keep your networking skills fresh.

    This core of this event is a 45-minute small-group conversation on issues relevant to work in the nonprofit sector. Discussion groups are facilitated by YNPN Chicago members and are shaped by participant experiences, concerns, and questions. You’ll have time to network with the full group before and after the conversation group.

    This is one of YNPN Chicago’s most popular programs, so secure your spot by registering today!

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Next Door Cafe in Chicago, IL

    Member-Only Event: Nonprofit Personal Finance Workshop

    Struggling with budgeting? Not sure how to make the most out of your savings? Want to get on track with your personal finances? Join this YNPN Chicago members-only discussion tailored for the nonprofit professional at State Farm's Next Door office, where we'll review the best tips and tricks for budgeting, investing, and retirement for mission-driven professionals.

    An expert coach from State Farm will tackle problems unique to people working for nonprofits and with nonprofit-equivalent salaries. This event is free for YNPN Chicago members only, please RSVP to secure your spot. 

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