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Applications are not currently open for the YNPN Portland Board. 

Board members are responsible for accomplishing our mission: supporting the development of young professionals to strengthen their role in a viable, inclusive, and collaborative nonprofit sector.

Serving on the YNPN Portland Board is a great opportunity to put your skills to use and take your involvement with YNPN to the next level as we build the systems and capacity of our organization. It's also a great way to focus on your own professional development by enhancing your leadership skills and expanding your network.

Ideal board candidates have:

- A commitment to social justice and an understanding of the importance of equipping a deep, diverse bench of nonprofit leaders with the skills and networks they’ll need to make an impact
- The ability to balance idea generation with execution
- Demonstrated interest in the areas noted in the job description (gained via formal or informal experience)
- Enthusiasm for working with a nimble, startup-esque organization that has a developing infrastructure
- Willingness to not just “do” but also help develop systems and make our work sustainable


YNPN is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse group of volunteers, and we look for candidates who have demonstrated comfort with equity and inclusion. People of color, people with disabilities, individuals with non-traditional education backgrounds, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply. If we can make applying easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at

Not sure if board service is right for you? You can also get more involved by volunteering on one of our committees.


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