YNPN RVA, powered by ConnectVA, is the local chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network.

What is YNPN RVA?

YNPN RVA cultivates a community of future nonprofit leaders through networking and professional development opportunities that build on individual strengths and talents.  We envision a rising generation of diverse, empowered, and highly engaged nonprofit leaders that will work collaboratively to strengthen our sector, and in turn, the Richmond region.


  • YNPN RVA’s Great Nonprofit Awards 2018


    with YNPN RVA

    Wednesday, November 7th | 05:30PM - 07:30PM

    Richmond, VA, 23219

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  • Membership

    Membership through YNPN RVA connects young and early career nonprofit professionals to a community of like-minded, socially-conscious members who interact through social events, professional development opportunities, and mentoring. YNPN RVA provides opportunities to gain knowledge and experiences to help you develop as a person and a professional while building a network of peers and mentors to support your growth in the nonprofit sector.

    Members in YNPN RVA will:

    • Gain an understanding of and respect for the nonprofit sector in general and the Greater Richmond Region specifically
    • Build connections to peers and seasoned professionals
    • Gain career planning and advancement insights in the nonprofit sector
    • Gain greater awareness of resources and tools to develop as a professional

    Yearly memberships are $35 for individuals, $20 for students, and $250 for organizations (includes memberships for up to 10 employees).  These prices/memberships run from Jan to Dec.  Learn more below.

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    What Can I Expect During the Year?

    YNPN RVA Members and non-members can expect monthly opportunities to learn, connect and socialize through our lunch time career advancement series “Nonprofits at Noon”, panel discussions on hot topics, facilitated discussions from professionals in the field, opportunities to meet seasoned nonprofit professionals, social opportunities at the coolest bars and breweries in RVA and Signature Celebration Events, like our “Great Nonprofit Bosses” Celebration event in November.   Members get in to all socials and professional development events for free and receive a deep discount at our Signature Event in November on top of all the other benefits of being a member (click buttons above for more details). Here’s a snapshot of our yearly calendar:

    February Nonprofit YP Kick-off Social
    March Nonprofits@Noon Part 1 – Rescheduled
    April Peer-Coaching Session 1 (Members Only)
    May Diversity in the Sector
    June Nonprofits@Noon Part 1
    July Summer Social with Sole
    August Peer-Coaching Session 2 (Members Only)
    September Nonprofits@Noon Part 2
    October Fall Committee Recruitment Social

    YNPN RVA’s Great Nonprofit Awards 2018

    December Membership Appreciation Social (Members Only)

    How Can I Get Involved?

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    YNPN RVA Leadership Team

    • Laura Pilati, Honoring Choices Virginia (Chair)
    • Mollie Brooks, Genworth, (Vice Chair)
    • Michael Parsons, Peter Paul Development Center (Secretary)
    • Liz Rennie Lungut, Community Foundation (Communication Co-Chair and Staff)
    • Gabrielle Jones, WCVE Community Idea Stations (Communication Co-Chair)
    • Diana Villarreal, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond (Membership Co-Chair)
    • Kathy Greenier, Floricane (Membership Co-Chair)
    • Devan Colley, VA LISC (Program Co-Chair)
    • Omequa Eaddie, St. Andrew’s School (Program Co-Chair)