by Emily Rendall-Araujo
About one year ago, Abby Block, Development Director of The Salvation Army Sheboygan, convened a small group of local nonprofit professionals, myself included, to talk about starting a Young NonProfit Professionals Network (YNPN) in Sheboygan.
Abby had been involved with the Baltimore chapter when she lived there and thought the organization could be of value to Sheboygan County. We are so fortunate to have many thriving nonprofits in this county, but with many executive directors approaching retirement, there is a shortage of individuals ready to fill those roles.
The intent of YNPN Sheboygan is provide emerging nonprofit professionals with the professional development and networking skills to fill those roles in the future.
The leadership team is comprised of Abby Block of The Salvation Army Sheboygan, Carolynn Lee of the Greater Lakes Education Foundation, Amanda Salazar of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Ariana Herbst of Habitat for Humanity Lakeside, Bradley Fisher of YNPN Milwaukee, and myself.
We’ve held several events in the past few months covering a variety of non-profit topics. Our next event will feature three panelists: Carrye Jo Cony of The Salvation Army Sheboygan, Ariana Herbst of Habitat for Humanity Lakeside and myself. We will share unique perspectives on recruitment, retention, engagement and recognition of non-profits’ greatest assets: their volunteers! Event details include:
Wednesday, August 23: 12 – 1 p.m.
United Way of Sheboygan County Conference Room
2020 Erie Avenue
To keep this event free, only soda and water will be provided. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lunch. To register, visit ynpnsheboygan.org/events. If you are unable to attend but would like to learn more about the organization, you may sign up for the newsletter at ynpnshebygan.org and follow YNPN Sheboygan on Facebook.
YNPN Mission: Helping emerging leaders and young professionals enhance the nonprofit sector.
YNPN Vision: YNPN is the preeminent resource and connector for an engaged nonprofit community that strengthens Sheboygan County.