Last week, I attended one of IndyHub‘s largest events, IndyVolved – a showcase of some of Indianapolis’ greatest opportunities for young professionals to get involved in nonprofit work, volunteering, board service, and community projects.
And I was completely impressed and excited to see YNPN Indy. They looked completely legitimate and official. Others have come to expect this.
But I was there in the beginning. Five years ago, a rag tag group of friends road tripping up to Grand Rapids for a national YNPN conference and a dream to relaunch a chapter in Indianapolis. No plans, no experience, no structure, and no expertise. Just a group of friends with a dream.
And from that, is a sustainable organization that has grown tremendously in its reach, its breadth of programs, and its depth of impact on the Indianapolis community of young nonprofit professionals.
I am so grateful to have been a part of starting something so special and to witness its flourishing!