Events / Programs

By sharing information, connecting individuals and building skills of emerging leaders, YNPN helps to move individuals across the continuum from emerging to seasoned leaders, ensuring San Diego's nonprofit sector has the leadership necessary to continue meeting the community's needs.

YNPN San Diego does this by:
  • Hosting quarterly Meet & Greets that create a professional community of nonprofit emerging leaders by providing a safe space to connect and network.
  • Organizing various Professional Development Gatherings that bring nonprofit emerging leaders and season leaders in dialogue with each other around career and sector development/pathing. 
Have an idea for a Meet & Greet or Professional Development Gathering?  Share it with us!

Upcoming events

    • 10 Sep 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TBD
    Join YNPN San Diego for our September Book Club Event!

    Every company, indeed, every organization, is a tribe, or if it’s large enough, a network of tribes - groups of 20 to 150 people - in which everyone knows everyone else, or at least knows of everyone else. Tribes are more powerful than teams, companies, or even CEOs, and yet their key leverage points have not been mapped - until now. In Tribal Leadership, Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright show leaders how to assess their organization’s tribal culture on a scale from one to five and then implement specific tools to elevate the stage to the next. The result is unprecedented success.

    In a rigorous ten-year study of approximately 24,000 people in more than two dozen corporations, Logan, King, and Fischer-Wright refine and define a common theme: the success of a company depends on its tribes, the strength of its tribes is determined by the tribal culture, and a thriving corporate culture can be established by an effective tribal leader. Tribal Leadership will show leaders how to employ their companies’ tribes to maximize productivity and profit: the authors’ research, backed up with interviews ranging from Brian France (CEO of NASCAR) to “Dilbert” creator Scott Adams, shows that more than three quarters of the organizations they’ve studied have tribal cultures that are merely adequate, no better than the third of five tribal stages.

    Tribal Leadership details each of the five tribal stages and helps readers identify which actions affect it and which strategies will enable the tribe to upgrade to the next level. The authors discuss how each stage has a unique set of leverage points and why it is critical to understand themundefinedmore than three quarters of the organizations they studied have tribal cultures that are adequate at best.

    Get the book here (it's less than $10!).

    You can also access the entire audiobook for FREE here or use a number of other FREE resources, including the blog.

    Looking for more? Start the 21-day challenge before Book Club (it takes less than 5 minutes per day)!

    No time to read? No problem! Come to Book Club ready to share your ideas and experiences.

    Let's get together for a thought-provoking conversation with other non-profit leaders from around San Diego.  We're looking to freshen up the venue so stay tuned for that announcement!

    See you September 10!



    • 15 Sep 2014
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Common Theory, 4805 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111
    "Hoppy" Service Project


    Join us for a 'VolunBEERS' happy hour and get Hands On with a project to support one of our nonprofit partners!



    Do Good

    This month, we'll be supporting local organization You Are Not Alone (YANA) by tying fleece blankets for comfort care packages for people living with cancer. You Are Not Alone (YANA) sends care packages all over the US to bring comfort, love, encouragement and warmth to people living with cancer, particularly while they are going through treatment.

    Get Social

    All YNPN members and HandsOn San Diego volunteers are encouraged to join us - the more the merrier! All you have to do is pick a favorite draft, take part in a service project!



    Craft Beer & Great Food at Common Theory

    Inspired by a group of friends who are always in search of great food, quality craft beers, and an overall good time, Common Theory appeals to the local crowd and the casual connoisseur from other parts of San Diego by featuring 34 or more craft brews on tap. The rotating selection of craft beers derive from many of the local San Diego breweries, and from breweries up and down the coast of California.

    The kitchen revolves around the theory of simplicity, offering a menu of California cuisine that focuses on enhancing natural ingredients using contemporary cooking sensibilities of different ethnic backgrounds. The culture clash of our Korean-Chinese-Mexican-American background showcases itself in true genuine form throughout the environment, food, and drinks; making it easy to call ourselves Californian! 

    Common Theory Public House will donate a percentage of their proceeds during the project to help us connect San Diegans with amazing community organizations and inspire everyone to be the change our communities need.


    See you September 15!


YNPN creates a thriving San Diego by cultivating a highly-valued network 
of emerging leaders dedicated to serving the nonprofit sector.  

May thanks to our benefactors, especially the Leichtag Foundation whose generous gifts support the mission of YNPN San Diego


YNPN San Diego is Fiscally Sponsored by 





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