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Year Up Arizona opened its doors in January, 2015, pledging to help the state’s 18-24 year olds who are highly motivated but lack opportunities to enter the mainstream economy. The need for Year Up in Arizona was, and is, great as our state has the fifth highest rate of disconnected young adults in the country – those who are under-or unemployed or not enrolled in school fulltime. Having been a national success for the past 15 years, in 14 different cities, we knew we’d make quite the impact here in Arizona. But how could we ensure buy-in from the community without being known?

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Meet Michael Chang

Michael_Chang_08.jpgI just joined YNPN Phoenix last summer and have been really excited about the connections I've made these last several months. In both the board and the chapter membership as a whole, it's been wonderful seeing a group of diverse young professionals interested in furthering nonprofit causes come together for their own professional and personal growth.

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Blog Volunteer Management


Nonprofit professionals understand the importance of volunteers – many agencies couldn’t function without them.They’re ardent supporters who get hands-on. On January 20th, in collaboration with the Desert Botanical Garden’s Monarch Society, YNPN Phoenix hosted a panel discussion that explored the topic of successful volunteer management. 

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2016 YNPN President Message

Thom.jpgOn the evening of October 22, 2014, a vigorous group of young professionals came together at Sun Up Brewery in Central Phoenix. It was an unusually cold day in October and noticeably, most of those gathering showed excitement in sporting their winter coats that had been tucked away in their closets for the past eight months. Despite the excitement that consumes Phoenicians when the weather drastically changes, this group was motivated by something else entirely. November 2014 was quickly approaching, as were the mid-term elections, and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Phoenix had astutely organized an evening program called “Beers and Ballots.” This program created an opportunity for young professionals to come together in a town hall setting to discuss the impact our upcoming votes would have on the nonprofit sector.   

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