Membership (M) Events:

  • Network with other young nonprofit professionals
  • Expand your knowledge about the Austin nonprofit community
  • Learn about YNPN Austin
  • Membership events are typically free and open to all members and prospective members. Become a member today!

Professional Development (PD) Events:

  • Learn new skills or improve on existing proficiencies  
  • Gain a deeper engagement with nonprofit sector 
  • Hear from experienced industry professionals 
  • Free for members, paid for nonmembers

2018 Listing of Events:


  • Annual YNPN Kick-Off & Committee Recruitment 
    • January 11th @ Infinite Monkey Theorem
  • Speaker Series (PD)
    • This Months Topic: Fundraising from Difference Perspectives (panel)
    • January 18th| 6PM @ Livestrong Foundation 


  • Behind the Scenes (M) Austin Pets Alive

    • Feb 26th | 6PM and going until 8PM
    • Join YNPN for a behind the scenes tour of Austin Pets AliveIMG_6721.jpg
    • Learn about the work they do in our community and finish the night with some yummy tacos
    • Free and open event to All
    • *Please wear closed toed shoes*
  • Speaker Series (PD)

    • This Months Topic: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (panel)
    • Feb 20th | 6PM @ Livestrong Foundation 
      • 2201 E 6th Street Austin, Tx 78702
      • 6PM-6:30PM Networking Opportunity 
    • This panel will be made up of multiple professionals who will share their expertise in ensuring equality and diversity!
    • FREE for YNPN Members and only $10 for non-members
      • Credit or Debit accepted at the door


  • Network with an Executive (M)

    • Do you have a burning question about your career, but you just don’t know who to ask? Do you want to be an Executive Director or in charge of a program one day? Are you interested in what it takes to build a successful career for social impact?
    • Join YNPN and your fellow young professionals for an evening of networking with and learning from the top executives in our field around Austin. This is a chance to get everyone you’ve been wanting to speak with in one room. Come ready to learn, engage, sip on some wine, and snack on complimentary cheese and charcuterie boards from the Austin Winery. (440 East Saint Elmo Road, A1, Austin, TX 78745)
    • Event is Free to Members and $10 for Non-members
    • Times are 6pm-8pmIMG_6712.jpg


  • Tacos & Tips (PD)

    • This month we will give you tips on Leading Where You Are
    • Join Leadership Austin and YNPN Austin for breakfast Tacos and Tips on leading from your values
    • April 27th 8-9:30 AM 
    • Event is Free to Members and $10 for Non-members


  • Behind the Scenes (M)

    • This month's theme is Arts and we are going Behind the Scenes with Austin Symphony Orchestra!
    • May 14th from 6-9 pm. This event is free and open to all and spots are limited!!!
    • Join the Young Professionals as we go behind the scenes with ASO at the long center
    • Hear from Maestro Peter Bay, tour backstage, and sit in on an orchestra rehearsal
    • Parking is available next to the Long Center


  • Head Shot Happy Hour (PD) 
    • Thursday, June 21st from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Join YNPN Austin at The Brewtorium Brewery and Kitchen for our Headshot Happy Hour!
    • Mix and mingle with YNPN members
    • Get a professional head shot by Eric Coleman Photography
    • The event is free for members and $10 for nonmembers


  • Behind the Scenes (M)

    • This month's theme is Social Services and we are going Behind the Scenes with Habitat for Humanity 
    • Tuesday, July 24 from 6 PM - 8 PM. This event is free and open to all but spots are limited!
    • Meet us at Habitat at 500 W Ben White Blvd, Austin, Texas 78704
    • We will hear from Habitat staff, tour the ReStore, and join us at Toss Pizzeria directly afterward to continue the conversation! YNPN will be providing free pizza for all attendees! 
    • Please RSVP on Eventbrite




  • Behind the Scenes (M)
    • This months theme is Environment and we are partnering with TreeFolks. We will hear about environmental sustainability, TreeFolks' programming, and ways to get involved around Austin!
    • Wednesday, September 12, 2018, from 6-8pm at Live Oak Brewing Company, 1615 Crozier Ln, Dell Valle, TX 78617
    • Please register on Eventbrite and checkout the Facebook event here
  • Thoughtful Leadership: Using Emotional Intelligence to Lead presented by Mission Capital (SPECIAL EVENT) 
    • Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 6 - 9 PM at the Mission Capital office, 8303 N Mopac Expy, Ste A201, Austin, Texas 78759.
    • This highly interactive 3-hour training session focuses on maximizing participants' understanding of their individual leadership strengths and emotional intelligence, especially as they relate to the greater Austin-area nonprofit community.
    • Specially customized for YNPN Austin members, the session will explore how to develop emotional intelligence to enhance one's ability to communicate with colleagues and peers and build leadership relationships. This session will cover topics such as the value of developing emotional intelligence, the power of communicating to be heard, the benefits of leadership thoughtfully executed, and an overview of the Austin-area nonprofit sector and leadership opportunities available in our community.
    • YNPN Austin is investing in this session to develop leaders within our membership community. Members of YNPN Austin will pay a discounted rate of $25 to attend the session which is valued at $100. This session is for YNPN Members only and registration is limited up to 30 people. Dinner is included in the registration cost. 
    • Please register on Eventbrite. Not a YNPN Austin member? Sign-up for an annual membership.


  • Network with an Executive (M)
    • This is your chance. We've gathered a diverse group of executive leaders from all over Austin. Each represents a different aspect of the non-profit world (ex: programs, fundraising, marketing, etc.) and they are ready to meet and share their knowledge with you
  • Speaker Series (PD)
    • We gather some of the best speakers in Austin to talk about issues important to young people in today's non-profits 
    • This Month's topic: Effective Communications
      We will discuss Emotional Intelligence - what is it? and how do you do it?You'll have the opportunity to figure out what kind of communicator you are.


  • Tacos & Tips (PD)

    • This month we will give you tips on Public Speaking, and Media TrainingMrMicophone.jpeg


  • Holiday Party

    • Let the warmth of friendship take the chill from the air, and join us for a night of merry-making and fun at our annual holiday party


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