Looking to get more involved with YNPN Portland?
As a volunteer-driven organization, YNPN Portland is always looking for dedicated talent to help further our mission of engaging young nonprofit professionals around personal and professional development.
Volunteering at YNPN Portland offers an opportunity to explore ideas and try on new leadership skills in a safe and supportive environment - all while making friends and building connections with fellow nonprofit professionals in Portland!
Volunteers typically get involved by joining a committee or becoming part of the leadership team. More information is below.
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the interest form and we will work to get you connected.
Thank you for your interest in YNPN Portland – we look forward to hearing from you!
The Marketing Committee is responsible for all marketing and publicity of YNPN Portland. Volunteers on this committee manage the YNPN Portland brand and related communications, including website, eNews, social media platforms, promotional materials, and PR & Media relationships. The team’s primary aim is to market YNPN Portland news and events for the overall expansion and success of the group through a multi-faceted communications plan.
Volunteers on this committee share and strengthen their writing, editing, design, and technology talents, as well as engaging in creative brainstorming for long-term planning.
The Programming Committee is responsible for creating and planning YNPN Portland’s professional development events. Volunteers on this committee brainstorm and develop engaging event ideas, seek community partners and collaborations for speakers, event locations and food, communicate with the marketing committee to promote events, and see our events through to execution.
Volunteers are detail oriented, dedicated, driven, creative, connected and learn what it takes to run successful events.
For those looking for deeper engagement and increased responsibility, the YNPN leadership Board is responsible for organizational governance and oversight. Board roles include:
- Governance Committee (i.e. Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, or Secretary)
- Marketing Committee Co-Chair
- Programming Committee Co-Chair
This is a great opportunity for those who are interested in strategic planning, budgeting, public speaking, effective supervision, thought leadership, and other organizational development and leadership skills.
We are a "working board". Because of this, we expect volunteer Board Members to be ready to commit to a 2-year term, be proactive and willing to implement their ideas, available for monthly board meetings, and strategic planning activities, when necessary.