YNPN of Greater Grand Rapids provides its members with professional development, social and networking events, and a support system of young professionals.
Becoming a member
Membership to YNPN requires yearly membership dues of $35 or $60 for two years. Membership gives you:
- Free or discounted prices for all YNPN events
- Priority access to all YNPN social and networking events
- Discounted prices for special Johnson Center workshops and seminars
- Discounted prices for Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy events
Are you a current AmeriCorps volunteer?
We understand you may be financially strapped. Choose the Americorp regular or two-year membership in the Membership Application below to receive a discounted membership rate.
Go to the Membership Application.
More about the benefits of membership
Professional and Networking Events
Throughout the year, we host a variety of professional development programs and presentations. Programs on how to build a professional resume, increase your social networking skills, and build your board leadership skills are just a few examples of what YNPN has to offer. These programs are designed to build your skills to avoid burnout and create a successful career in the nonprofit sector. We are committed to providing free or discounted professional development opportunities to our members bi-monthly.
Many nonprofit organizations are looking for professionals who have strong, established networks in the community. It is essential for young professionals to build these networks. Our networking events are designed to help its members build a strong community network of their own.
YNPN of Greater Grand Rapids is part of a national system of Young Nonprofit Professional Network organizations. The national network, lead by a national board provides a strong link between young nonprofit professionals from coast to coast. In Grand Rapids we are committed to connecting our members to this network and to creating a strong support system in our local community. These connections create strong peer support networks.
As a member of YNPN.GR you will receive access to our Membership Directory.