About Us


Young Nonprofit Professionals Network - San Francisco Bay Area (YNPNsfba) is the network for established and emerging young nonprofit leaders in the San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose area. YNPN was named one of the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s “10 Nonprofits to Watch in 2012.”

We invite you to join us – gain valuable experience, progress your career, and have fun with a group of hard-working and committed nonprofit leaders.  


YNPN connects emerging leaders in our community as a force for good. Through peer-led programs and resource sharing, we empower non-profit professionals and create opportunities to make meaningful connections.


  • Empowerment: We possess the skills and talent needed to create change. We are eager and able to create professional and volunteer opportunities for our peers.
  • Innovation: We are thought leaders engaged in continuous learning. We learn by doing.
  • Community: We celebrate community-driven leadership through interconnectedness, interdependence, and collaborative gain.


The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network - San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (YNPNsfba) began the national movement. The humble beginnings of YNPN, which began in 1997 with twelve eager nonprofit professionals in San Francisco looking for professional development and community, has grown into an industry powerhouse with 50,000+ current national members.  

As YNPN first began, the Support Center for Nonprofits (now CompassPoint Nonprofit Services in Oakland, CA) and the Haas Jr. Fund provided the first financial grants and the San Francisco Foundation provided the meeting space. Support Center members and their nonprofit peers cast the original vision. YNPN was born out of dreams these founding members had for supporting young people in the nonprofit workforce. 

Since 2016, YNPNsfba has officially joined YNPN National as an affiliate chapter in the network of more than 42 chapters, one of which is located in Canada!



Young Nonprofit Professionals Network - San Francisco Bay Area is fiscally sponsored by Social Good Fund, (Tax-ID): 46-1323531. Support the network here >