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

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 27 rsvps

    How to Be An Everyday Ally


    Join YNPN San Diego on Tuesday, March 27 from 6pm to 8pm at Volunteers of America Southwest (3530 Camino del Rio North, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92108) to participate in the Bystander & Ally Intervention training facilitated by CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) San Diego

    In fall of 2017, CAIR San Diego began providing Bystander & Ally Intervention Training to help the greater San Diego community better deal with the animosity-filled climate many in our country were facing. The bystander effect is a psychological phenomenon that often prevents people from intervening on behalf of victims of harassment, assault, or other criminal activity. Through training in non-violent intervention methods and role playing in practice scenarios, trainees learn the methods and techniques to circumvent the powerful social pressure to stay silent. In this training, you will learn how to tackle issues of Islamophobia, Racism, LGBT&Q Discrimination and Misogyny. Learn more about the great work CAIR San Diego is doing in the community

    Cost: Free for members and non-members

    We are limited to 40 seats at the event so please RSVP today.

Past Events

There are 39 past events listed.
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 06:30 PM
    Bagby Beer Company in Oceanside, CA

    North County Soirée


    YNPN San Diego is a community of driven professionals that spans throughout the county. Join us for the first North County Meet & Greet. Come ready to chat with like minded individuals in a casual and fun place. Enjoy world-class beer, simple food done well, and the company of your peers. 

    Free Appetizers!

    Hope to see you there...and bring a friend! 

  • Wednesday, July 08, 2015 at 06:00 PM
    Mission Edge San Diego in San Diego, CA

    Book Club Presents: A Pep Talk from Kid President


    We all need a little encouragement every now and then. Take a moment and spread some encouragement. "It's everybody's duty to give the world a reason to dance."

    In the non-profit space encouraging opportunities and wondrous stories abound, however, people still find it difficult at times to make a change or the motivation to do something to better their life. This book club discussion will focus on the actions and realities that motivate you. What experiences in your life have motivated you to make the world a better place? Do you find that you are still the idealist you once were or has life jaded you?

    If the Kid President's video doesn't work for you, what would?

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 06:00 PM
    Mission Edge San Diego in San Diego, CA

    Book Club Presents: Give and Take


    For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return.

    Using his own pioneering research as Wharton's youngest tenured professor, Adam Grant shows that these styles have a surprising impact on success. Although some givers get exploited and burn out, the rest achieve extraordinary results across a wide range of industries. Combining cutting-edge evidence with captivating stories, Grant shows how one of America's best networkers developed his connections, why the creative genius behind one of the most popular shows in television history toiled for years in anonymity, how a basketball executive responsible for multiple draft busts transformed his franchise into a winner, and how we could have anticipated Enron's demise four years before the company collapsed--without ever looking at a single number.

    Praised by bestselling authors such as Susan Cain, Dan Pink, Tony Hsieh, Seth Godin, Dan Ariely, Gretchen Rubin, David Allen, Dan Gilbert, and Robert Cialdini--along with senior leaders from Google, McKinsey, Merck, Estee Lauder, Twitter, Nike, and NASA--Give and Take highlights what effective networking, collaboration, influence, negotiation, and leadership skills have in common. This landmark book opens up an approach to success that has the power to transform not just individuals and groups, but entire organizations and communities.

    54 minutes

    6 minutes

  • Wednesday, September 09, 2015 at 06:00 PM
    Mission Edge San Diego in San Diego, CA

    Book Club Presents: The Networked Nonprofit



    This groundbreaking book shows nonprofits a new way of operating in our increasingly connected world: a networked approach enabled by social technologies, where connections are leveraged to increase impact in effective ways that drive change for the betterment of our society and planet.

    "The Networked Nonprofit is a must-read for any nonprofit organization seeking innovative, creative techniques to improve their mission and better serve their communities."
    —Diana Aviv, president and CEO, Independent Sector

    "The Internet means never having to ask permission before trying something new. In The Networked Nonprofit, Kanter and Fine show nonprofits how to harness this flexibility to pursue their missions in partnership with two billion connected citizens."
    —Clay Shirky, author, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

    "The Networked Nonprofit uniquely describes the historical context and the current challenges that compel nonprofit leaders to work in networked ways and offers easy steps to help users exploit the potential of social media and 'working wikily."'
    —Stephanie McAuliffe, director, organizational effectiveness, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

    "A must-read for nonprofit leaders who want to change their organizations from the inside out by embracing the power of social networks."
    —Charlene Li, founding partner, Altimeter Group; author, Open Leadership; and coauthor, Groundswell

    "This is a perfect handbook for anyone who wants to leapfrog their current limitations of understanding and find real-world applications of technology to extend their mission."
    —Michele Nunn, CEO, Points of Light Institute, and cofounder, HandsOn Network

    "Kanter and Fine provide the 'Google Maps' for nonprofits to harness social media to kick butt and change the world."
    —Guy Kawasaki, cofounder,, and former chief evangelist, Apple Inc.

    "URGENT! Read this book. Take notes. Take action. If you work for a nonprofit, you don't have to do every single thing these seasoned authors have to share, but you certainly have to know what you're missing."
    —Seth Godin

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 06:00 PM
    Societe Brewing in San Diego, CA

    VolunBEERS - "Hoppy" Blanket Making Service Project

    We'll be supporting a local organization, You Are Not Alone (YANA), by tying fleece blankets for comfort care packages for people living with cancer. It's super easy, no craftiness needed!  

    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.  The package includes the fleece blanket, a handmade beanie and a brochure from the founders, who are all survivors, with their stories in case anyone would like to connect with them.

    This will be a joint event with Young Nonprofit Professional Network (YNPN), Hands On San Diego and YANA.

    A suggested donation of $5 will be collected upon entrance in support of Hands On San Diego. 

    We hope to see you there!