Welcome to Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Orlando! YNPN Orlando empowers young nonprofit professionals with the skills and resources to become dynamic community leaders.
We are a diverse group of nonprofit professionals, volunteers, students, and advocates. Although the majority of YNPN Orlando members are nonprofit professionals in their 20′s and 30′s, anyone with an interest in a strong Central Florida nonprofit sector is welcome to become a member and enjoy our events!
We are currently looking for young nonprofit professionals who are interested in strengthening their leadership skills by joining our board! Please click here to access the application!
YNPN Orlando was established in 2005 by the Rollins College Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Center as a way to engage young upcoming nonprofit professionals in career development. The seeds for the establishment of YNPN Orlando came from the key note event with Patrick Corvington, Senior Associate of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Mr. Corvington came to Orlando to speak about the “next generation of nonprofit leaders” – this was the first unofficial YNPN event. Mr. Corvington at the time was on the board of directors for YNPN National, which received funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
By November 2005, the first organizational meeting of YNPN Orlando took place with the Philanthropy Center giving support. Out initial membership of consisted of 25 members.
Today, YNPN Orlando is one of the fastest growing professional networks in Central Florida, with an ever-increasing membership of over 300 nonprofit professionals, volunteers, students, and advocates. Our members represent the rich diversity of the Orlando nonprofit sector and range from entry-level professionals to CEOs, with everything in between! Tracey Olaez, Project Coordinator for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando, serves as the current Chair. To meet her and the rest of the leadership team, click here.
Please feel free to browse our site, follow our posts and become a member! It’s free and easy, simply click the link on the upper right-hand side of our site! We hope to see you all soon at one of our many events!
The YNPN Orlando 2017 Leadership Team