Top Reasons to Attend the #nonprofitSTRONG Summit

Nowadays, you can use a host of online platforms such as webinars and to access tools and advice for your career. But, there is nothing that can replace an in-person experience with amazing people and engaging content.

On May 17, YNPN Triangle NC will celebrate a great milestone. Our fifth year of the #NonprofitSTRONG Summit will unite nonprofit professionals all over the Triangle to share the best of who they are and what their organizations can do. Step up, step out and join us for what could be a career-changing experience!

We crowdsourced some Summit enthusiasts to bring you the top 12 reasons why you should attend the #NonprofitSTRONG Summit this year!

1. Our Keynote

This year we’re excited to have former YNPN board member, Zainab Baloch, founder of YAP! and future and former Raleigh City Council candidate. Zainab, also known as ZB, has made waves in our sector and in local politics. Learn more about her journey at Summit.

2. You Deserve It!

Attending the #NonprofitSTRONG Summit is an investment in yourself and your future. It’s an opportunity for professional growth and for forging meaningful connections. Need help making the case to your employer for you to attend? Look at this Justification Tool Kit provided by YNPN National.

3. It’s Affordable

It is kind of crazy how expensive conferences can be, right? YNPN Triangle NC is committed to providing a terrific professional development experience at a reasonable price. We recognize that future leaders in our sector come from diverse backgrounds, and we want as many people as possible to experience this opportunity.

4. Great Breakouts

We tailor our breakout sessions to meet the needs of the future leaders of our sector. We screen breakout session proposals, and only choose presenters and topics that we believe will inspire and engage our attendees.

5. Headshots

Everyone needs a professional headshot. Whether you are a job seeker looking to update your LinkedIn profile or a mid-level manager needing a fresh look for the company website, our professional photographer will be there to capture you at your best.

6. Mentors

At Summit, you will have an opportunity to sit down with experienced non-profit leaders who can review your resume, offer career advice, or help you brainstorm through a challenge facing in your career.

7. Peer-to-Peer Support

Professionals in the nonprofit sector are especially susceptible to burnout. Juggling multiple projects, balancing your drive for impact and taking care of yourself - we’ve all been there. At Summit, meaningful conversations happen in a safe space to share your passions and frustrations.

8. Networking

Networking means different things to different people, but think of it as a way to build your go-to group of people when you need support or have support to offer. Summit is always full of enthusiastic nonprofit professionals from a variety of backgrounds. Plus, the breakout sessions are facilitated and attended by seasoned professionals who you can connect with for future conversation and inspiration.

9. Inspiration

The Summit is a day filled with inspiration. With so many  new concepts to research and implement for my current job or inspiration to dream and scheme for my next professional development move. Be sure to take notes and set aside time to review the high level themes and takeaways from your day when you’re back to your regular schedule.

10. Vendors!

Conference vendors are always a treat. Not only do they have typically have candy or swag to share, it is invaluable to know which companies are showing up and serving the nonprofit community. You may not need their product or service at this moment but you will appreciate having their contact details handy for when you do.

11. It’s Fun!

Not only will you learn a lot, but you’ll also have a lot of fun! This isn’t your traditional conference where you just sit and listen. Summit is meant to get you excited for your future in the sector.We guarantee you will walk away feeling positive and uplifted. Speakers, sponsors, and your fellow YNPN members are all there to learn, connect and laugh in an equitable space, where all are welcome.

12. It’s Our Anniversary!

For five years YNPN Triangle NC has hosted the Summit to empower the future nonprofit leaders. The Summit has clearly resonated with more attendees, sponsors, and session proposals each year. Join us on May 17 to celebrate!


If you’re ready to experience the awesome that is Summit, register here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • Arlene Brown
    commented 2019-08-05 21:15:45 -0400
    This year’s Summit was fantastic. Such great content and a great way to see a “working board” in action!