After realizing there was little support in the nonprofit sector for young professionals, a small group of passionate doers got together to address this need. From that initial brainstorming sessions, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network – Madison Chapter was founded in 2013.

Today, YNPN – Madison is gaining momentum and focusing on providing quality programming, developing its Board of Directors and committee structure, pursuing 501(c)3 nonprofit status, and seeking long-term financial sustainability.

The Madison Chapter of YNPN values respect and inclusion, social capital, innovation and education in order to respond to the evolving needs of our community. We want to support nonprofit professionals in discovering their potential and provide opportunities to help them carry out that work.


YNPN Madison envisions a robust community of engaged and inspired leaders working together to advance society’s greater good.


YNPN Madison connects and empowers young nonprofit professionals to advance and shape the Madison area nonprofit sector.