Young Nonprofit Professionals Network – San Francisco Bay Area (YNPNsfba) is a leading voice for young nonprofit professionals in the Bay Area and serves as a hub for folks to connect, partner, learn, and grow together in the sector.
We believe in building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive sector.
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 40 chapters, one of which is located in Canada!
- 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.