Upcoming Events

  • December Member Social Hour

    Tuesday, December 08, 2015 at 06:00 PM · 41 rsvps
    The Oregon Public House in Portland, OR


    Join YNPN Board, Committee, and new and returning members for an end of the year networking celebration! Relax, grab a (no-host) beer or cider at the The Oregon Public House, the World's First Non-Profit Pub, and get to know more about YNPN and each other.

    Never been to a YNPN event before? Terrific. We are an all-volunteer organization that supports emerging social sector leaders through professional development training, networking events, service activities, and web-based platforms for connecting and sharing resources. This is a great event to see what we're about - and it's completely FREE (except for your beverage—think of it as a donation to one of your favorite non-profits). We've got appetizers covered. As always, we welcome anyone, regardless of age, background, or industry to our events, as long as you care about the nonprofit sector.

    During the event, we have partnered with a local research team, the Science of People, who will be running an experiment on networking behavior. They will ask you to fill out a simple four question pre-survey in your confirmation email and five question post-survey when you exit the event. After they've had a chance to analyze the data, we can share the results with you! If you would like to opt out, no problem! Just let us know at the door. Thanks so much for helping us out - we’re looking forward to the experiment and can’t wait to see what they find!

Past Events

  • YNPN Portland Re-Launch

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 06:00 PM
    Crush Bar in Portland, OR

    Join us on January 16th at Crush Bar (1400 SE Morrison) for our official YNPN Portland Re-Launch Event! Enjoy a drink, a snack, as well as the opportunity to learn more about YNPN Portland and hear from Jim White, Executive Director of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon as he speaks about the next generation of nonprofit leadership in Portland.

  • Networking at the Green Dragon

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 06:00 PM
    The Green Dragon in Portland, OR

    Join us on February 27th at The Green Dragon (928 SE 9th Avenue) for our first YNPN Portland Networking Event! Green Dragon has generously extended Happy Hour to 7pm for YNPN Portland attendees only, so there will be lots of great food and drinks available to enjoy. Get a chance to meet like-minded nonprofit professionals in our Portland-Metro area and expand that social network!

  • Service with SOLVE

    Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    YNPN Portland is teaming up with SOLVE for Earth Day this year!

    Wondering how you can get active this Earth Day while also meeting new nonprofit professionals and building those glorious networks of connections? Well we’ve got the perfect combination for you: join us as we clean up trash along The Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade (between SE Water Ave & Clay St) to help keep our city beautiful. And afterwards, we’ll be gathering for some tasty – and well earned – Happy Hour food and drinks at Produce Row (204 SE Oak Street). But don’t delay… space is very limited!

  • The Portland Nonprofit Scene

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 06:00 PM
    TaborSpace in Portland, OR

    YNPN Portland hosts its first professional development panel, “Getting to [Really] Know the Portland Nonprofit Sector.” Gather in the TaborSpace Community Dining Room to hear from leaders in the Portland area about what’s really going on in the nonprofit sector: recent trends, the state of the economy, how nonprofits relate to local policy, volunteerism, donor prospects, and personal perspective on the future generation of leaders. Panel starts at 6pm, but please feel free to come at 5:30 to network.

  • Networking 101

    Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 06:00 PM
    The High Dive in Portland, OR

    YNPN Portland is excited to host “Networking 101″ on Thursday, June 13th. Whether you are brand new to the job search scene, employed but hoping to rise up in the ranks, or a seasoned networker looking to hone your skills, this networking-night-meets-helpful-tidbits will put you at the top of your networking game. Join us at The High Dive (1406 SE 12th Ave) and hear from networking guru, Ericka Carlson, on when to network, best practices, and what to do with all those business cards. Then put it all into action as you network with fellow young, nonprofit professionals. In addition to their own drink menu, The High Dive encourages folks to head over to surrounding food carts so plenty of tasty food options are available.

  • Joining a Nonprofit Board

    Thursday, August 08, 2013 at 06:00 PM
    Bud Clark Commons in Portland, OR

    Join us for our August professional development event, “Nonprofit Boards: What to Know When You’re Looking to Join.” Transition Project Inc.’s Bud Clark Commons (655 NW Hoyt Street) will host this round-robin of table discussions to get you in the know: How do you approach a nonprofit in which you’re interested? What does a typical board commitment look like? How can I help to really make a difference for a great organization? YNPN Portlanders will have a chance to meet directly with an incredible group of nonprofit board leaders to ask specific questions, hear stories first-hand, and learn from those that are doing it right. Discussions will start at 6pm, but please feel free to come at 5:30 to enjoy light refreshments and of course, to network!

  • Straight Up Networking

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 06:00 PM
    The Oregon Public House in Portland, OR

    Straight up now tell me… are you really going to pass up YNPN Portland networking? Against the backdrop of the world’s first-ever nonprofit bar, Oregon Public House (700 NE Dekum Street), YNPN Portlanders can share professional pursuits, swap stories and continue to build their networks.  Wondering how to strike up a conversation? Grab a topic from our Fishbowl to kick start great discussions and, as they say, talk amongst yourselves. Refreshments are not included, so come prepared to spend a few bucks for a totally charitable brew: “Have a Pint. Change the World.” Now that’s a slogan we can get behind!

  • Work/Life Balance

    Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 06:00 PM
    Albina Community Bank in Portland, OR

    Working for a nonprofit can be demanding, but that doesn’t mean that your work/life balance should be completely out of whack. Take an evening entirely for yourself and join us at Albina Community Bank (430 NW 10th Ave.) to get that balance back on track. YNPN Portland’s event, “Putting the ‘Life’ Back in the Work/Life Balance” will host speakers that provide tips on handling personal finances, improving time management, developing new professional skills outside of the workplace, and of course, de-stressing. Registration opens at 5:30pm, so as always, we encourage you to come by for some pre-event networking!

  • Nonprofit Table Topics

    Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 06:00 PM
    TaborSpace in Portland, OR

    Networking can be great, but sometimes you want to move beyond that first level and really get to know what others think about issues in the sector. Join fellow YNPN Portlanders at TaborSpace (5441 SE Belmont Street, Portland) for “Nonprofit Table Topics” to discuss with likeminded folks and dive right into pertinent topics that affect our industry, such as diversity, intergenerational communication and more. Discussions will focus on 16 pertinent topics, with discussion directing questions, over the course of two discussion periods. YNPN Board & Committee members will act as facilitators for each table and light refreshments will be provided for your enjoyment. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Cheers to YNPN Portland

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 06:00 PM
    Reverend Nat's Hard Cider in Portland, OR

    YNPN Portland has a lot to celebrate from 2013! But we’ve worked hard to get this far, as we’re sure all of you have, too. So join us for an evening at Reverend Nat’s (1813 NE 2nd Ave) to kick back and celebrate this crazy year of work, professional pursuits, personal growth, major accomplishments, and of course, YNPN Portland’s first year! We’re excited to share with you – our YNPN Portlanders – where we’ve been and where we’re going in the new year, all in the warmth of good company. This is the perfect time to introduce a few friends to our growing family and, of course, to enjoy some delicious cider!

    Want to give a little something back this holiday season? In addition to purchasing a cider or two to help us offset costs, bring a brand new pair of socks (or 5!) along with you and YNPN Portland will proudly donate them to Transition Projects, Inc. This will serve as a kind thank you to a great organization for not only hosting our August event, but also for serving as an engaged and impacting nonprofit in our community. Socks will given as a gift of warmth to their clients who struggle with extreme poverty and homelessness. And of course, we will always graciously accept any cash donations to YNPN Portland towards support of our all-volunteer organization and the cost of our ongoing programming. Cheers to you and cheers to YNPN Portland!

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