Introducing our Membership Experience Board Members!


Ani and Erika here from YNPN Chicago Membership Experience, the newest positions added to the YNPN Chicago Executive Board. As our positions were created to focus on your experience as YNPN Chicago Members, we’d like to introduce ourselves and tell you a little bit about what we’ll be up to in the coming year!

First off, who are we?
Ani loves bagels, reading post-apocalyptic fiction, and talking to YNPN members at events. Erika equally enjoys speaking to YNPN members at events and loves basking in the warmth of the sun (if it ever comes back). Together, we talk a lot about what it means to be a YNPN Chicago member. But it’s not about us…it’s about you! Our goal as board members is to help maximize your experience as a YNPN Chicago member!

Over the coming year, we want to get a better idea of who our members are, how they like to engage with YNPN Chicago, and what we can do to make that experience even more meaningful. Yo that end, we’ll be spending more time gathering feedback from members in person, over email, and through surveys.

After all, YNPN Chicago exists to serve nonprofit professionals, and so we will continue to explore methods for keeping you engaged with YNPN Chicago–whether in person or online. Speaking of which, here’s something we’d like to highlight: YNPN Chicago events and programs. Be it for networking, professional development, or giving back through a service opportunity, YNPN Chicago strives to offer rewarding and fun events on a monthly basis. Be sure to check out our website monthly for new events!

As we inch toward summer (it’s coming, we promise), we look forward to getting to know more of our members and learning about all the great things you do for the nonprofit sector. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to us at with any questions or suggestions.

Ani Schmidt and Erika Weiss