2016 Conference


The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) National Conference & Leaders Institute is an annual event that brings together YNPN leaders from across the country for three days of networking, professional development, and chapter collaboration. In 2016 we are excited to be headed back to the West Coast and the social sector heart of the Pacific Northwest: Portland, Oregon.

This year’s Activate! Summit & Leaders Institute will feature movement leaders and nonprofit experts who will share their experiences and challenges creating change in their community.  Summit participants will have the opportunity to discuss key issues of equity, diversity and inclusion; what it means to be a 21st Century leader; and how to connect your personal narrative and values with your professional career.  All while experiencing the best of what Portland has to offer including great culture, memorable meals and exposure to the great outdoors.

Day 1 of the summit is open not just to YNPN chapter leaders, but all nonprofit professionals from the Portland and PNW community. By engaging voices from across the sector and the nation, we hope to move from simply talking about issues to implementing sustainable solutions.

Days 2 & 3 will focus specifically on the unique needs of YNPN chapter leaders. Programming will concentrate on innovative ideas for chapter development and engagement and will be limited to those serving in leadership roles in YNPN chapters across the country.


2016 Host Chapter: YNPN Portland


YNPN National is thrilled to be working alongside YNPN Portland to host the 2016 conference.

YNPN Portland embraces a collaborative vision for the social sector, building bridges across their community between emerging and established nonprofit leaders.  A young but mighty chapter, Portland was one of the first to volunteer to pilot the Chapter Operating System and to align their programming with the 5 Pillars of Leadership.  As a convener in their community for conversations about equity, diversity and inclusion, YNPN Portland has provided the space and skill development needed to equip social sector leaders to not only make a commitment to equity but to take action on it.