Podcast: Empowering the Next Generation of Nonprofit Leaders

Podcast: Empowering the Next Generation of Nonprofit Leaders

Brad Fisher (center), Holly McCoy (second from right), and members of the YNPN MKE board at a fundraising event.

June 15, 2017

Produced by Katie Kuhn, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

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It’s graduation season and, for many young people, the time is right to explore available careers and find a satisfying and sustainable job. Each year, more and more emerging professionals choose careers that allow them to give back to their community. According to Deloitte’s 2015 Millennial survey, six in ten millennials chose their current employer because their role gives them a feeling of purpose. For many of these young people, that means a career in nonprofit work.

Nonprofit careers comes with a unique set of challenges and opportunities, and the Milwaukee chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) is here to help. YNPN is a volunteer-led membership organization that offers opportunities for young professionals to connect and support one another, enhance their professional skills, and learn more about the depth and breadth of Milwaukee’s robust nonprofit community. 

YNPN Milwaukee Board President Holly McCoy and Vice President, Membership Chair and Marketing Co-chair Brad Fisher want to recruit you! Holly is busy in her role as Interim Executive Director for Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services and explains why taking time out to support YNPN is so worth it. Brad works for a for-profit company, but appreciates the opportunities YNPN presents him to have an impact and build his professional skills.

Join YNPN Milwaukee for the annual 40 Under 40 Panel event on June 19, 11:30am-1:00pm, at Twisted Fisherman. Panelists include Ashley Hines, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Medical College of Wisconsin; Elmer Moore, Executive Director, Scale Up Milwaukee; Damian Buchman, Founder, The Ability Center; and Heather Wolfgram, Director of Development, Sojourner Family Peace Center. Tickets are $10 and can be bought at the door.

Visit the YNPN Milwaukee website to learn more about become a member.  

Connect with YNPN Milwaukee on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

Are you a young professional looking to network and volunteer? Make a profile with United Way LINC to be notified about opportunities that will fit your interests.


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