YNPNindy Monthly Newsletter

Hello there! Check out our most recent YNPNindy Newsletter below! YNPNindy sends out a monthly newsletter, usually in the first week of each monthly - sharing updates about ...

  • Lunch Huddles
  • YNPNindy Upcoming Events
  • Updates from YNPN National
  • Some of our Favorite Articles
  • Happenings Around Town

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Our Next Lunch Huddle

Join YNPNindy for lunch! Break bread with your fellow Indy young professionals at Whole Foods while we discuss hot topics in the work place. 

Our April topic: How to Marie Kondo your resume!

When: Thursday, April 18 at 12pm
Where:  Whole Foods Downtown 

*Parking is free in the garage beneath Whole Foods


While you're at it, put all of the 2019 Lunch Huddles on your calendar!

Informed Citizen Panel - Education in Indiana

Join us for our Informed Citizens Panel - focusing on education in Indiana. This will be a panel discussion, with time for questions and discussion. Let us know you are coming!

When: Wednesday, April 17 at 5:30pm

Where:  Keep Indianapolis Beautiful 


Send us your questions in advance to [email protected] or tag us on social media with your questions (YNPNindy on Facebook or @ynpnindy on Twitter)! 

Meet our New YNPNindy Board Members

Courtney DiVincenzo, joined May 2018, is an Attorney at the Marion County Public Defender Agency - and she's excited about YNPNindy because it helps make connections and keep Indianapolis in the loop about current events through our Informed Citizens Panels.

Megan Snider, joined October 2018, works for WFYI Public Media as the Corporate Underwriting Marketing Coordinator - and she's excited for all of the unique and focused events that YNPNindy is working on for the rest of 2019 and moving forward in 2020!  

Colleen Drake, joined March 2019, is an Admissions Counselor for Graduate (MBA) Studies at Anderson University - and she's looking forward to continue to expand the YNPN monthly Lunch Huddles and grow her relationships in the nonprofit sector.

Max Browning, joined April 2019, works for the Indianapolis Art Center as the Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager. Max feels that as nonprofit professionals, our career is defined by the networks and connections we make. He is excited to help foster relationships and hold intentional conversations with his peers in the Indianapolis nonprofit sphere! 

Adrienne Johnson, joined April 2019, is the Web Content Strategist for the International Child Care Ministries - and she's excited to get more plugged into the Indianapolis nonprofit scene and put on more events for central Indiana and Indianapolis!

YNPNindy is Actively Seeking Board Members

Are you an awesome nonprofiteer? Or even looking to break into the sector? Do you know someone who is? If so, check out (or recommend someone for) this opportunity to become involved with YNPNindy as a board member!

We are currently looking for individuals with experience and interest in Fundraising, Membership Engagement, Mentorship, and/or Finance. 

YNPNindy aims to maintain a diverse board of individuals between the ages of 20 and 40. We seek individuals from several different types of nonprofit organizations and with varying levels of experience, from internship only to 10+ years in the field. We are seeking board members both from within as well as from outside our current membership. 

To apply, please send your resume and short responses to the questions below to [email protected]

  • Why are you interested in a leadership role with YNPNindy?
  • What strengths do you have to bring to our current chapter?
  • What's your favorite part about living in Indianapolis?

What We are Reading This Week

Check out some of our favorite articles about advancing your career in the non-profit sector: 

Updates from YNPN National

Last week, the YNPN National Board met to discuss strategy and the future of the network. Facilitated in part by National Board Co-Chair and local fundraiser Caitie Deranek Stewart, that YNPN National Board is excited for the future of the work. Keep your eyes peeled for exciting announcements in the next few weeks on priorities of the work and results of the young nonprofit professionals survey conducted in 2018. For questions about YNPN National, contact Caitie directly at [email protected].

ICYMI: YNPN National announced new board members in January

Interested in hearing more from YNPN National? Sign up to join their email list HERE!

Happenings Around Town 

Dining Out For Life 

Join The Damien Center in celebrating 25 Years of Dining Out For Life on Thursday, April 25, 2019! YNPN is invited to dine out at more than 60 restaurants, breweries, and other dining establishments in the Indianapolis metro area. Participating locations will donate a generous portion of their sales to The Damien Center to raise money to support The Damien Center’s mission of providing HIV prevention services and care to thousands of Hoosiers. The generosity of our restaurants, donors, and volunteer Ambassadors will help us continue to lead the fight against HIV in Indiana. View participating locations here.

Volunteer as an Dining Out For Life Ambassador

Ambassadors are one of our reasons for success with Dining Out For Life. Our Ambassadors attend one training session and serve as an advocate and raise funds for The Damien Center. A shift commitment is typically 4-5 hours on the evening of the event, but we have several lunch shifts available. If this all sounds a little overwhelming - don't worry! If you can commit to one training session and a shift on the day of the event, we'll give you tools you need to succeed! For a quick recap - an Ambassador's commitment will consist of a 4- to 5-hour shift at a restaurant on April 25 and a training session at The Damien Center. 

Check out the link >>> sign up to be a volunteer Ambassador here.


WFYI 2019 Listen Up speaker series

WFYI Public Media's speaker series, Listen Up, brings public media personalities to Indianapolis for thought-provoking and inspiring conversation. You’re familiar with the reporting of public media’s national and international journalists; now spend an evening with them, as they share their perspectives on news and storytelling.

Speaker Series Information, Dates, and Tickets:

For more information and to purchase tickets, check out the link >>> here!

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