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The Young Nonprofit Leaders Series (YNLS) is a six-week, online learning experience designed to equip early and emerging nonprofit professionals with the knowledge to develop their careers and accelerate their impact. The series includes exclusive lectures and panels featuring accomplished and rising leaders, including Loyola’s Baumhart Scholars.

The program will take place weekly on Monday evenings from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. CDT from September 21 through October 26 and will focus on six leadership themes:

  • Strategic Nonprofit Leadership (September 21)
  • Harnessing the Power of Partnership (September 28)
  • Advancing Economic and Community Development (October 5)
  • Driving Equity in Education (October 12)
  • Fundraising in Uncertain Times (October 19)
  • My Pathway to Impact (October 26)

The 2020 series is now complete. Check back in the summer of 2021 to apply for the 2021 Young Nonprofit Leaders Series.

Program details

Who should apply

YNLS is seeking young nonprofit professionals who aspire to hold leadership roles in the social sector. We anticipate most participants will have less than 10 years of experience in the sector.

Program Structure

The program will take place weekly on Monday evenings from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. CDT from September 21 through October 26. There will also be weekly reading assignments from the book Engines of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector (which participants are asked to purchase) and two virtual networking opportunities where participants will have an opportunity to have “brain dates” with other participants. (Note: The first class on September 21 will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to allow time for a kick-off lecture and special guests.)

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Cost

YNLS is free for accepted applicants this year as part of the Baumhart Center’s commitment to building the capacity of the nonprofit sector amidst coronavirus. But participants are encouraged to buy the book Engines of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector (currently $9.99 at the Kindle Store) as part of the readings for the program.

Collaboration makes it possible

The Baumhart Center is delighted to be collaborating with YNPN Chicago in the delivery o Young Nonprofit Leaders Series. We look forward to how this collaboration will allow us to connect this learning experience into building the future of Chicago’s social sector.