Welcome to YNPN Atlanta!

We are incredibly excited about this new phase for the chapter and hope you are too. Part of a national network of YNPN chapters, YNPN Atlanta has been around for about 4-5 years in various incarnations. While this is the third time the chapter has reformed, we are striving to ensure a strong and sustainable YNPN Atlanta.
What is new and different?
First, a new board of directors was formed in April of this year. Second, we have been actively working to develop a full calendar of events that include professional development and networking opportunities. Third, we set up a monthly networking happy hour, the 3rd Tuesday of every month. These happy hours are a chance to explore different neighborhoods in Atlanta while connecting and networking with other professionals, both nonprofit and for-profit, across the city. Finally, this past month, on October 8th, we held our official kick-off at Noni’s Deli and Bar in the Old 4th Ward. We had a fantastic turnout! Over 30 people joined us to hear WonderRoot's co-founder and young nonprofit professional Chris Appleton speak about his experiences as a young professional and then participate in a guided discussion about the future direction, goals and challenges for the chapter. As time goes on, we will continue to grow and develop our programming to bring you more and more opportunities to develop professionally.
The key to keeping this great momentum going and ensuring a successful, long-lasting chapter is you. As a member-driven organization, we are only as strong as our membership. You can turn passion for the nonprofit sector into action and help us build ties with the Atlanta community at-large.
Getting involved is easy. We have opportunities at every level:
  1. Become a member.  If you’re not already on our mailing list, you should be. “Like” us on Facebook and start following us on Twitter. We also offer two membership levels. Want to get the most out of your membership and stay ahead on special member opportunities and access, become a paid member for just $35/year!
  2. Plan an event.  You don’t have to be on the board or a committee to plan a YNPN Atlanta event. If you have a great idea for a professional development or networking event, we want to hear it. Have an event coming up at work perfect for YNPN? Let us know and we’ll spread the news.
  3. Join a committee.  Want more input in the direction of the chapter? Are you a social media guru dying to share your ideas? Are you an extrovert who loves to always be meeting new people? Have a head for numbers? Then join one of our four committees - Marketing, Events & Programs, Member Relations or Finance & Fundraising.
Want to learn more? Come out and see us at our next professional development event, Email Marketing Strategies for Nonprofits Brown Bag Lunch, on November 29 from 12:00-1:30pm at the Alliance Theatre. If you can't make it but you'd like to get involved (or want to find out more), email us at info@ynpnatlanta.org; we'd love to hear from you.
See you soon!
Kate Balzer and Lindsey Hardegree Co-Chairs, YNPN Atlanta Board of Directors