Young Nonprofit Professionals
The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Kansas City (YNPNkc) provides diverse opportunities for networking around Kansas City, and partners with Nonprofit Connect to offer professional development programming.
YNPNkc promotes the recruitment, development and retention of young professionals in the nonprofit sector to support and enhance a strong, dynamic nonprofit community. We offer young and emerging nonprofit leaders the assistance they need as individuals and as a group to realize their full potential.
All you have to do to get involved with YNPNkc is join us for an event!
We have no membership fee, and we offer both free and paid social and professional development programs. You do not have to be a member of Nonprofit Connect to attend. YNPNkc welcomes people of all ages, although most of our members are in their 20s and 30s and are working in the nonprofit sector.
We typically offer one or two programs per month. YNPNkc Programs Include:
- All-Access Tours of local nonprofit organizations
- Lunch & Learns on professional development topics for young professionals
- Coffee Talks with local nonprofit CEOs and experts
- Happy Hours and social events
Join us at our next program!
YNPNkc Board of Directors 2019
The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Kansas City Board of Directors is a working board of dynamic, diverse leaders that help steer the course of YNPNkc's program and activities. To contact the board, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cassie Pikarsky, Truman Library Institute
Ashley Williamson, Women's Employment Network
Kristen Wright, Goodwill of Western MO and Eastern KS
Bri Hopkins, Youth Symphony of Kansas City
Nonprofit Connect Liaison
Jackie Baker, Nonprofit Connect
Lyndsay Burden, Children's Mercy
Nicole Eubanks, Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Leslie Hernandez, Unbound
Rachel Hodgson, Children's Mercy
Stephanie Lankford, Kansas City Sports Commission
Mackenzie Lutz, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City
Ashley Patton, Visit KC
Birju Solanki, Kansas City Free Eye Clinic
Kristine Vainovska Twidwell, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Kerri Voyles, Central Exchange
Evan Woods, American Red Cross
Thank you to our generous series sponsors for 2019!