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

    • 08 Oct 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TBA
    Join YNPN San Diego for our October Book Club Event!

    2014 marks the 10th anniversary of YNPN as a national network. With just six chapters in 2004, YNPN now boasts chapters in 38 cities and 22 start-up chapters in the works with over 50,000 affiliated emerging leaders across North America. 

    To celebrate YNPN's 10th year, we wanted to use this Book Club to discuss one of the topics at the core of YNPN's mission - leadership development. Becoming a leader in our communities and our organizations is often what drives us to be part of YNPN. With limited resources to dedicate, we as individuals and organizations must find innovative and cost-effective ways to effectively populate the leadership pipeline. 

    This month, we'll be basing our conversation on a recent report (that's also FREE!) from amazing nonprofit advisor and resource The Bridgespan Group called "Nonprofit Leadership Development: What's Your 'Plan A' for Growing Future Leaders?" Here's a brief description:

    On every CEO's “worry list” is concern for whether the organization will have the leaders needed to succeed in the future. Will current managers be ready to step up? Is the bench strength getting better? And is it the right bench given the future strategy of the organization?

    Nonprofit Leadership Development: What's Your "Plan A" for Growing Future Leaders? is here to help. In clear, straightforward language, authors Kirk Kramer and Preeta Nayak detail a five-step approach to creating and executing a leadership development process at nonprofits of virtually any size and budget. Leveraging processes already in place at most organizations, Nonprofit Leadership Development builds much-needed leadership muscle at minimal expenses and without disrupting day-to-day work.

    Access a number of free leadership development resources from BridgeSpan at

    YNPN has also done some leadership development research of its own. Check out the "Good in Theory, Problems in Practice" report at

    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 October 8!

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

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Contact Us: Mission Edge | Att: YNPN San Diego | P.O. Box 12319 | San Diego, CA 92112

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