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

    • 13 May 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TBA
    Join YNPN San Diego for our May Book Club Event!

    Ever wonder why you can’t seem to achieve the work/life balancing act? Do you find yourself struggling to stay on top of everything going on in your day? Do you find yourself feeling stressed, tired, dissatisfied? 

    Take heart. The problem with work/life balance isn’t that you can’t achieve it. It’s that nobody can. 

    While the common notion of work/life balance may be bogus, the good news is that finding real balance - and the bliss that comes with it - is absolutely possible. In fact, some have already figured it out. And they’re about to tell you how they did Bogus Balance gets to the heart of why our understanding of work/life balance is a set-up for frustration and stress. It then gets to the good stuff, providing stories and tips from those who are firmly on their own journey to bliss. Best of all, the interactive exercises and tools will get you started on your journey, too. 

    Ready to feel happy? Peaceful? Satisfied with your life?

    Your journey to real work/life bliss is about to begin.

    We will be joined by special guest Deirdre Maloney - consultant, national speaker and author of Bogus Balance. Her other books include The Mission Myth and Tough Truths: The 10 Leadership Lessons We Don't Talk About. Deirdre's brand of "mild audacity" has inspired positive change and blissful living in nonprofit and corporate leaders, as well as young professionals all over the U.S. As a former executive director of a large nonprofit who got the job in her 20s, Deirdre is uniquely positioned to share some tremendous insights with YNPN San Diego. 

    The  links to purchase both the hard copy and electronic version of the book will be posted soon. In the meantime, check out this blog post from Deirdre: http://makemomentum.com/2013/11/11/work-life-balance-bogus-get-anyway/.

    No time to read? No problem! Just come to Book Club ready to share your experience and ideas.

    Let's get together for a thought-provoking conversation with other non-profit leaders from around San Diego.  There will be food and drink provided. Special thanks to Mission Edge, YNPNsd's fiscal sponsor, for agreeing to host this conversation!

    See you May 13!



    • 20 Jun 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • TDB

    Strike a Pose Party


    We are throwing ourselves a birthday party, we're turning 7!!! And instead of bringing us gifts, we have a treat for YOU!

    Come and get a headshot taken on Saturday, April 25 from 1-4 p.m. to use for your professional needs! 


    We'll have veteran make-up artists and photographers there to help let your brilliance shine through. You can have all of this while enjoying some refreshments atop one of the nicest rooftops of San Diego. 

    Limited appointments available, so keep an eye out for sign-ups, coming soon!

    Early bird price: $15

    At-door price: $30

    We look forward to seeing you!


    Light appetizers and refreshments will be served. 

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

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

Leichtag Foundation     Parker Foundation

YNPN San Diego is Fiscally Sponsored by 





Contact Us: Mission Edge | Att: YNPN San Diego | 2251 San Diego Avenue Suite B204 | San Diego, CA 92110

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