Mission & History

YNPNmaine’s mission is to provide a space for young professionals in the nonprofit sector to become educated, engage, and connect through volunteer opportunities, professional development workshops, and other events.

The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) began in San Francisco in 1997. After quickly gaining members and support in their community, YNPN has grown to become one of the nation’s largest associations of nonprofit practitioners and supporters. YNPN is now a national organization with over 40 chapters in cities across the country.

Our local chapter, YNPNmaine, was founded in 2015 with the goal of connecting and educating young professionals in Maine’s nonprofit sector. We have partnered with a variety of nonprofit organizations and businesses across the state to become a resource to those working, volunteering, and interested in the nonprofit sector. In 2016, YNPNmaine received its official 501(c)(3) status. We are an all-volunteer led organization comprised of dedicated individuals with varying experiences and positions within the nonprofit sector.


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