MEMBERSHIP

YNPN Chicago is dedicated to strengthening the nonprofit community by providing accessible professional development, resources, and networking opportunities for young professionals in Chicago's nonprofit sector. When you invest in a YNPN Chicago membership, you are showing your commitment to your own professional growth and helping to build a stronger network of nonprofit leaders.

WHO OUR MEMBERS ARE

A YNPN Chicago Membership is great for anyone:

  • Working or volunteering in Chicago's nonprofit community

  • Interested in supporting the nonprofit sector and its emerging leaders

  • Considering a nonprofit career (including job-seekers, students, and sector-switchers)

WHY BECOME A MEMBER

Getting involved with YNPN Chicago means tapping into a large network of nonprofit professionals and supporters. Regardless of membership status, events ranging from large happy hours to skill-based workshops are open to professionals of all ages, experience levels, and sectors. Members have more opportunities to connect and actively contribute to a network of engaged and passionate emerging nonprofit leaders. To make the most of your community, become a member today!

YNPN CHICAGO MEMBER BENEFITS

 
 

FAQ

WHY SHOULD I JOIN YNPN CHICAGO?

When you invest in a YNPN Chicago membership, you are showing your commitment to your own professional growth and helping to build a stronger network of nonprofit leaders. View the full list of member benefits.

WHO CAN JOIN YNPN CHICAGO?

YNPN Chicago membership is open to anyone, including but not limited to individuals who are

  • Working, volunteering, or serving on a board in the Chicago nonprofit community

  • Interested in supporting the nonprofit sector and its emerging leaders

  • Considering a nonprofit career (including job-seekers, students, and sector-switchers)

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO JOIN YNPN CHICAGO?

The cost of YNPN Chicago membership is $25 per year. That’s less than a cup of coffee per month!

CAN MY EMPLOYER PAY MY MEMBERSHIP DUES?

We encourage it, and if you're not sure how to drive that conversation, we have a convenient blog post linked here on how to make the ask.

DO YOU OFFER A DISCOUNTED MEMBERSHIP OPTION?

We want to ensure that access to YNPN Chicago's membership program is inclusive and remains accessible to individuals who are currently experiencing a financial hardship. As a result, we offer a discounted annual membership option. If you'd like to become a YNPN Chicago Member, but feel that our $25 yearly fee is cost prohibitive, consider becoming a YNPN Chicago Member via our Discounted Membership option ($10 per year).

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF YNPN CHICAGO MEMBERSHIP?

View the full list of member benefits above.

WHEN CAN I START TO USE MY MEMBER BENEFITS?

You can start taking advantage of your YNPN Chicago member benefits immediately after completing the signup form and submitting payment.

HOW LONG IS A YNPN CHICAGO MEMBERSHIP VALID?

YNPN Chicago membership operates on a rolling basis, meaning there is no defined membership year. All YNPN Chicago memberships are valid for one year from the day of sign-up. You will receive an automated renewal notice 3 days prior to the end of your year-long membership.

WILL ONLY PAID MEMBERS BE ABLE TO ATTEND EVENTS AND RECEIVE RESOURCES?

No! YNPN Chicago is committed to providing accessible resources and growth opportunities for all nonprofit professionals and supporters in the Chicago-area, regardless of membership status. Most of our events and programs are open to the public, as is our weekly newsletter. However, members do have access to discounted event prices, early registration to special events, and exclusive invitation to select members-only events throughout the year.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY FROM MY MEMBERSHIP FEE GO?

YNPN Chicago is an all volunteer-run 501(c)(3) organization. Through paid membership, YNPN Chicago is able to provide professional development and networking events to the entire YNPN Chicago community in order to build a stronger network of nonprofit leaders. And to show our gratitude, we provide enhanced benefits for our paid members!

CAN I PUT YNPN CHICAGO MEMBERSHIP ON MY LINKEDIN OR RESUME?

Absolutely! We encourage you to add your participation with YNPN Chicago on both your resume and LinkedIn. Be sure to join the YNPN Chicago LinkedIn group here.

 
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