About Us 





Welcome to YNPN Atlanta, a chapter of the national Young Nonprofit Professionals Network. We’re glad you found us! Our goal is to provide great social and networking events alongside professional development that will help Atlanta’s young nonprofit professionals grow and thrive in their careers.

Founded in April 2011, the first professional development YNPN Atlanta event was held in October 2011.


YNPN Atlanta sees an effective, viable, and inclusive nonprofit sector in Metro Atlanta that engages young professionals as an integral part of the nonprofit community, supporting those individuals in their growth and future leadership.


YNPN Atlanta's Statement on Inclusivity

The YNPN Atlanta Board of Directors believes in the importance of inclusivity and diversity for the nonprofit sector and for our community at large.

We stand against any attempt to exclude or discourage individuals from participating in our community on the basis of religion, ethnicity, gender, or other discriminatory attributes. We believe in standing up for the vulnerable and the oppressed. We strive to create a safe space for conversation and growth. In times of division and uncertainty, we encourage collaboration, listening, and advocating for people from all walks of life.

Board of Directors

Amanda Bisgaard
Amanda Bisgaard
Chair, Social and Service Co-Chair
Nonprofit Services Manager, Hands on Atlanta
Chelsea Corbin
Secretary, Professional Development Co-Chair
Major Gifts Manager, The Nature Conservancy of Georgia
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Melissa Wilczek
Audit Manager, Brooks, McGinnis & Company, LLC
Diandria Barber
Membership Co-Chair
Nonprofit Consultant
Chaz Chapman
Chaz Chapman
Marketing Co-Chair
Director of Talent and Branding, Agape Family & Youth Center
Roshni Chengappa
30 Under 30 Co-Chair
Director, US Business Development, Generation USA
Amanda Grover
Amanda Grover
Opportunity Grants Chair
Tania Lamothe
Tania Lamothe
Professional Development Co-Chair
Information Security Practice Lead, LAM
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Tasia Limonius
NextGen Breakfast Co-Chair
Senior Education Programs Coordinator, Hands On Atlanta
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Brenda Moorer
Membership Co-Chair
True Colors Theatre Company
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Heather Pennington
30 Under 30 Co-Chair
Regional Advancement Operational Coordinator, Emory University
Micaela Preston
Micaela Preston
Finance and Fundraising Co-Chair
Senior Tax Accountant, Windham Brannon
James Tyson
Finance and Fundraising Co-Chair
Manager of Major Gifts, Atlanta Community Food Bank
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Laura Viilo 
National and Volunteer Liaison
Assistant Director, Urban Studies Institute, AYSPS, Georgia State University
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Celeste Whitman
NextGen Breakfast Co-Chair
Graduate and Post-Bacc Admission Counselor, Agnes Scott College
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Rachael Woods
Marketing Co-Chair
Project Manager, BlackRock


Finance & Fundraising

Member Relations


Social and Service

Professional Development

Opportunity Grants

NextGen Breakfast

30 Under 30



"Through my involvement with YNPN, I realized that you never stop learning. Being in the nonprofit industry, particularly in development, you’re expected to wear many hats. YNPN has provided some really great networking events where I was able to hear from seasoned professionals as well as young professionals that have experienced similar challenges. Being a member of YNPN has given me the opportunity to surround myself with like-minded professionals, share ideas, and become part of a professional community. Because of the experience I am able to better serve my organization and more effectively lead my team."

Zobida Dat
YNPN Atlanta Member
Amanda Bisgaard

"YNPN is so valuable for people working in the nonprofit space. We understand each other, and it's different than working in any other sector. It's important to have time with others in the field, and (I'm always) inspired by how much fellow nonprofit professionals can help each other out. We are all stretched so thin in this sector. (I appreciate) how we support each other by sharing best practices and examples of strategies that have worked in our own organizations."

Amanda Bisgaard
Board Chair
Chaz Chapman

"[I] see the YNPN community as a place for learning best practices and a vehicle for highlighting the amazing work YNPN members are doing in the community."

Chaz Chapman
Marketing Co-Chair

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