Thursday, January 28, 2010

YNPN San Diego is now accepting board and committee applications

If you are looking for an amazing opportunity to build and maximize your skills within the San Diego nonprofit community, consider joining the YNPN San Diego Advisory Board! With more than 450 members, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of San Diego is growing quickly. We continue to seek the expertise and commitment of our members to guide our organization through its next phase of development.

Board membership is an unparalleled opportunity to be part of a welcoming and interesting group of colleagues at the regional and national level, and develop one’s own leadership and knowledge of the nonprofit sector.

Applicants should be currently engaged as a professional or volunteer in the nonprofit sector and should display:

  • Commitment to YNPN San Diego’s mission of strengthening the next generation of nonprofit leaders by making nonprofit careers more viable for young people.
  • Leadership skills – particularly in nonprofit management and governance, membership services, and organizational growth.
  • Willingness to act as an ambassador for YNPN San Diego’s in the nonprofit community and the ability to meet the responsibilities outlined below.
YNPN San Diego is committed to engaging diverse people and perspectives in leadership positions at every level. To apply for one of the open Board positions, please review the information and application process outlined below.

Our board commitments for a minimum of one year and we hope you will consider joining our team! Please complete the board member application and email your resume to to apply for a board position.

For more information about YNPN San Diego, read below and please visit our website at If you have questions about YNPN San Diego or the application process, please email

We look forward to hearing from you!

Basic Duties
Board members are expected to attend all monthly Board meetings. In order to understand the ongoing work of the organization, Board members are also required to serve on at least one committee of the YNPN San Diego Advisory Board. Incoming board members will commit to serving from April 2010-March 2011.

Board members receive no financial compensation for their service, and must:

  • Demonstrate an enthusiastic commitment to YNPN San Diego and all that it represents, motivation to grow and learn with the organization, and potential for future leadership.
  • Participate in monthly Board meetings (approximately 2 hours).
  • Commit to participating in at least one committee and consider chairing a committee.
  • Participate in group decision-making and policy-setting discussions.
  • Subscribe to the highest ethical standards.
Application Process
1. Complete the online application at
2. Submit your resume to
3. A current YNPN San Diego board member will contact you about setting up an interview prior to the March board meeting.
4. Board candidates will be invited to our March 16th board meeting. Here you will have an opportunity to see how our board operates, ask questions of the board and allow the board to ask questions about you.
5. Applicants will receive notification within two weeks after the March 16th board meeting about their application.

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