YNPN Austin offers a suite of signature programming events. Read below to find out more about our signature events that are specifically crafted to fit the needs of Austin’s nonprofit professionals.

Hear from industry leading experts on the most relevant topics affecting the nonprofit industry and the Austin community. Past topics have included Fundraising from Different Perspectives, Effective Communication and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion.
Learn from the experts on professional development topics and enjoy free breakfast tacos and coffee.
Tour a local nonprofit and get a behind-the-scenes look at daily operations! Past events have included an Austin Symphony Orchestra tour and rehearsal and a tour of Austin Pets Alive!
Do you have a burning question about your career, but you just don’t know who to ask? Do you want to be an Executive Director or in charge of a program one day? Are you interested in what it takes to build a successful career for social impact? Join YNPN and your fellow young professionals for an evening of networking with and learning from the top executives in our field around Austin. This is a chance to get everyone you’ve been wanting to speak with in one room.
Spruce up your LinkedIn Profile! Get your professional head shot taken and mingle with fellow nonprofit peeps. One of our most popular events of the year!
DGG is a fast-paced evening with teams battling it out in multiple rounds of fun mental challenges. Each team will compete in a super nonprofit smartypants winner-takes-all death match to win a grand prize to support the nonprofit of their choice. The champion team receives a grand prize, which can be donated to a non-profit of their choice.


  • Network with other young nonprofit professionals
  • Expand your knowledge about the Austin nonprofit community
  • Learn about YNPN Austin
  • Learn new skills or improve on existing proficiencies  
  • Gain a deeper engagement with nonprofit sector 
  • Hear from experienced industry professionals 
  • Our events address the skills that Austin’s nonprofit employers rated most important! (see below)  


  • This announcement was updated on December 31, 2020.

    The health and safety of our Members and community is our top priority. As we adjust to this time of physical distancing we are transitioning as an organization to best support our members and the Austin nonprofit community.

    YNPN Austin is actively monitoring developments of COVID-19 (coronavirus). We are taking action based on guidance from the City of Austin.

    Current Actions:

    • YNPN Austin is excited to announce our transition to virtual events until June 30th, 2020. During this time of physical distancing, we will be offering all of our events free of cost with an optional donation for non-members. Check out our upcoming events on our website and register on our Eventbrite page.
    • Members who have paid for their YNPN Membership will have access to our virtual programming, discount codes for conferences and other learning opportunities, and other member perks including access to our slack channel and member-only emails
    • All YNPN Austin business will be conducted online until June 30th, 2021. This includes our events, executive, council, committee, task force meetings, and any other official YNPN Austin business.
    • We will continue to support our network’s virtual learning and connection during this time. We encourage you to join our YNPN Austin Slack Channel to get the latest updates on workshops, jobs, volunteer opportunities, and fun opportunities to connect with other professionals.

    At YNPN Austin, we value putting our community and those who work in the community first. Thank you for your understanding as we work to uphold these values. We encourage you to practice good hygiene and follow other CDC guidelines.