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.




"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
2020 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

"Networking with peers in the Atlanta area has been tremendously beneficial. It is so inspiring to be working along many others hoping to improve our community. I am truly honored to be a part of this cohort."

Varun Yarabarla
30 Under 30 Class of 2020

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