Over the course of a year and a half, YNPN Des Moines has grown from a small group connecting over coffee to a full-fledged organization with a calendar complete with professional development, resource sharing, social and online networking opportunities. We’re having a blast adding value to our community, and we don’t want to stop here.
In the nonprofit world, “sustainability” is at the core of every programming plan. We’re always looking for sources of revenue and enthusiasm to keep delivering on the mission. To address the issue of sustainability, YNPN Des Moines has launched an official membership structure. Annual dues are $35 or $15 for AmeriCorps volunteers. Consider asking your employer to assume the cost of a membership as part of their professional development budget.
Membership perks include:
- Free or discounted admission to our professional and social events
- Eligibility to serve in a leadership role for YNPN Des Moines
- A subscription to the monthly newsletter and other communication
- Access to a membership directory and conferences hosted by YNPN National
- Plus, additional opportunities as we grow our list of partners
We are – and plan to remain – a completely volunteer-driven local chapter of a national organization. Our leadership team believes so much in what we’re doing that we’ve plunked down our own credit cards for everything from reserving meeting space to paying startup legal fees. As our organization grows, so do the costs. As young nonprofit professionals ourselves, we’re not making millions, so we’re calling on our members to contribute, too.
BECOME A MEMBER TODAY: https://ynpndesmoines.wufoo.com/forms/membership-form/
We’re focus our efforts on adding even more value to being involved in YNPN Des Moines in 2014, including a trip to the YNPN National Conference in Twin Cities this June. Road trip!