Five Reasons to Attend the #YNPN16 Activate! Summit

The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) is thrilled to be hosting the Activate! Summit in Portland on Friday, August 5 at the Ambridge Event Center. 

YNPN Portland exists to support the development of young professionals to strengthen their role in a viable, inclusive, and collaborative nonprofit sector. The Activate! Summit brings together these social change-makers for a day of professional development, networking, and deep thinking about social change.

YNPN Portland and YNPN National are pleased to partner with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO) as a supporting host of the Activate! Summit.


Here are five reasons you shouldn’t miss it:

Reason 1. Learn out how you can change the world

Our morning keynote speaker Vu Le will be joining us to explain what the *bleep* is social good, what role the nonprofit sector plays in solving society’s most complex problems, how we move from talking about stuff to actually doing stuff, and of course his love of unicorns.

Reason 2. Meet fellow social good geeks

Whether you work for a nonprofit organization, or are simply passionate about changing the world, this conference will connect you with the fastest-growing network of young professionals and social changemakers. In addition to hundreds of fellow attendees, you can connect with our great sponsors and promo partners.

Reason 3. Flex your leadership muscles

Unlike other conferences, the Activate! Summit will focus on the actions the nonprofit community can take to advance social change — the conference offers over 30 sessions, in three tracks, to build critical skills around:

  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion;
  • Being A Strong 21st Century Leader; and
  • Aligning Your Personal Values With Your Professional Path

Reason 4. Beer, wine, ice cream, and cheese

After a day of inspiring ideas about how to take action in your work, join us for drinks at MercyCorps NWwhere you can continue the rich conversations that got started during the conference,

Reason 5. The price is right

Register now for the conference and use the promo code MacsListpromoynpn16 to save $35 on your ticket. (Regular price: $150; discounted price: $115.) YNPN Portland is making a limited number of scholarships available to help with the cost of registration if cost is a barrier to attend. Lastly, we’ve created a justification toolkit to help with making the case to your boss for your organization to cover the cost of attending.

Registration ends July 15 and the conference will sell out – register soon! It’s gonna be a blast and I look forward to seeing you there!

YNPN Portland and YNPN National are pleased to partner with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO) as a supporting host of the Activate! Summit.
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