Join the Board of Directors


YNPN San Diego is looking for people with the passion, time, and commitment to guide YNPN San Diego's growth as a 501(c)3 organization. Board members are responsible for leading YNPN San Diego to accomplish our mission: activating emerging leaders by connecting them with the resources, people, and ideas they need to advance the social sector.

Serving on the YNPN San Diego Board is an awesome opportunity to put your skills to use and take your involvement with YNPN to the next level as we build the systems and capacity of our organization. It's also a great way to focus on your own professional development by meeting new people, enhancing your leadership skills and expanding your network.

Ideal board candidates have:

  • A personal alignment to the YNPN San Diego values
  • A commitment to social justice and an understanding of the importance of equipping a deep, diverse bench of nonprofit leaders with the skills and networks they’ll need to make an impact
  • The ability to balance idea generation with execution
  • The enthusiasm and, most importantly, the time to commit to your Board tenure 
  • Willingness to not just “do” but also help develop systems and make our work sustainable

Board members have the overall fiscal and managerial responsibility for YNPN San Diego. They are charged with the supervision and oversight of the YNPN mission. They are responsible for making decisions, delegating work, and assuring that decisions are carried out in the manner intended.

YNPN San Diego accepts applications for new Board members on an ongoing basis, while actively recruiting for new Board members annually starting in September. Interviews will take place in October and new Board members will be notified in November. Interviews will be conducted virtually via Zoom. 

Board members contribute financially to serve on the board through a $50 annual membership and we ask that board members contribute at the $100 gift level each year of board service, but we recognize that giving capacity varies among members of our community.

Board Applications Open for 2024


We are seeking to fill board positions, including the following roles: 

  • Marketing Co-Chair
  • Membership Co-Chair
  • Programming Co-Chair
  • General Board Member* - up to 9 positions available (Marketing, Programming, Membership committees)

*If you are not interested in a Co-Chair position, please select General Board Member for your first and second choice when completing the application. When you select this role, you will be asked to specify which committee you would like to serve on - please use this opportunity to let us know of your first and second choice committees.

Programming Co-Chairs are responsible for the following: 

  • Attending and leading monthly committee meetings.
  • Facilitating career development, relevant training resources, and social gatherings for nonprofit professionals.
  • Developing events that add value to membership.
  • Hosting signature events such as: 
    • Access to Experts 
    • Headshot Happy Hour
    • Behind the Scenes
  • Overseeing program development, logistics, and setup, including but not limited to: confirming dates, locations (if in-person), and speakers (if needed), setting up and breaking down each event space (in-person or virtually for Zoom events), preparing and printing registration sheets, creating thank you cards for speakers, distributing surveys to event attendees, inputting attendees into tracking documents and the website backend database (after events), and maintaining event budgets.
  • Coordinating with Marketing and Communications Co-Chairs for event-related communications, event pages, and registration.
  • Communicating with program partners and event collaborators.
  • Developing and refining event planning procedures.

Marketing Co-Chairs are responsible for the following: 

  • Maintaining and populating YNPN San Diego's social media networks (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) and blog with content:
    • Promoting YNPN San Diego events and news through the website, listserv, and social media accounts.
    • Sharing professional development resources, news, and partner events related to the nonprofit sector with YNPN San Diego’s membership.
    • Working collaboratively with the Board and Committee members to solicit content for the website, blog, and social media accounts.
  • Creating and distributing monthly newsletter(s) and event promotions that go out via email.
  • Overseeing updates to YNPN San Diego’s website.
  • Creating and implementing a marketing strategy for the organization. 
  • Maintaining online communication policies and procedures.
  • Creating print communications, including brochures, business cards, etc. and updating them as necessary.
  • Attending and leading monthly committee meetings.
  • Adhering to best practices in online, print, and interpersonal communications with a focus on disseminating content that specifically relates to YNPN San Diego’s mission.

Membership Co-Chairs are responsible for the following:

  • Attending and leading monthly committee meetings.
  • Developing and executing individual and organizational membership acquisition and retention strategies, including meeting with individuals and presenting to organizations in the community.
  • Creating and distributing new member welcome communications digitally.
  • Working with the Marketing & Communications Committee to create informational materials about YNPN San Diego and membership benefits to be distributed at events or shared on social media.
  • Generating and collecting member surveys to foster the enhancement of membership benefits as needed.
  • Collaborating with other Committees to meet membership and development goals. 
  • Maintaining current membership data and records. 

If you encounter any issues with the YNPN San Diego 2023 Board Application form, email [email protected].

2024 Board Applications

Tip: Have the following items prepared before completing the application form. Please note that they must be in PDF format when submitting.

  • Current Resume (1-2 pages)
  • [Optional] Letter of Intent answering the following questions (1-2 pages):
    • How many years have you worked/volunteered in the nonprofit sector and in what capacity?
    • Describe your current and past leadership roles, including board participation.
    • What interests you about serving on the YNPN San Diego board and how would it contribute to your professional growth? 
    • What unique experience would you contribute to the YNPN San Diego board?
    • Which one of our values resonates with you and why?

Board Info Sessions

Two chances to meet our Board Members, have your questions answered, and hang out with non-profit leaders in an informal setting.

  • Join Board Members in person at Lestat's in Normal Heights on Tuesday, August 22nd. Stop by any time between 3-6pm (no event registration needed)
  • Drop into Zoom with Board President Lindsay Verber on Thursday, August 24th, between 8am-12pm.


If you're not ready to commit to board service, consider volunteering on one of our committees.