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

    • 28 Aug 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • United Way of San Diego County, 4699 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA 92123
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    YNPN San Diego

    Innovating Within Your Organization

    "Social intrapreneurs are right now sitting within existing organizations at the intersection of innovation, social good, and entrepreneurship. They can be found at all levels of the organization and from any generation, working under the radar and struggling against bureaucracy to launch new programs, products, and initiatives that leverage the changemaking ability of established institutions." - Ashoka, (via

    Whether you work for a for-profit or nonprofit, an organization large or small, you can have an impact. Social intrapreneurship marks a growing trend among professionals striving to implement their ideas within their organization.

    Join YNPN for this exciting presentation to learn some of the practical skills necessary to develop, prototype and pitch your idea. Share some of the obstacles you've come up against at your own organization, and brainstorm ways to work around them. You'll leave with the basics of a toolkit that will benefit you and your organization.

    Want to learn more before the event? Check out this article on Forbes.

    Alexandra Talleur is currently the Communications Manager at Nature and Culture International, a Del Mar-based conservation organization working to protect the ecosystems and cultures of Latin America. She was previously the Operations Coordinator for Just Like My Child Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering adolescent girls in rural Uganda. 

    YNPN San Diego Members: Free
    Non-Members: $10

    Check-in and networking begin at 6:00, the program begins at 6:30pm.

    Thank you to Alexandra for sharing your time and insight with the YNPN San Diego community!

    • 29 Aug 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Petco Park
    • 20
    Registration is closed

    Cheer at the Dodgers vs Padres game with YNPN members! 

    RSVP today for a chance to join 20 members of the network to mix and mingle at the ballgame. 

    It's the home team against the Dodgers, join the excitement at Petco Park Friday, August 29. 

    This event is exclusive for individuals who have a paid membership. 

    • 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!

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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