YNPN Triangle NC announces partnership with ReCity Network

ReCity Network, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of the Triangle Announce Strategic Partnership

Social impact hub, industry group join forces to help nonprofit leaders thrive

September 19, 2017 (DURHAM, NC) ReCity Network and Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of the Triangle are proud to announce a new strategic partnership to impact Triangle-area nonprofit leaders and the constituents they serve.

A social impact hub for a growing roster of nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and mission-driven businesses, ReCity is now partnering with YNPN, a nonprofit leadership organization, to help ensure the nonprofit sector will have the resources it needs to address critical, persistent social issues and build a stronger, more equitable Triangle community for all.

Moving forward, ReCity Network will begin hosting YNPN Triangle professional development events at its 12,000-square-foot coworking, meeting, and event space located near the intersection of Broadway and Mangum Streets in downtown Durham.

YNPN’s free events are designed for emerging leaders to gain the skills and knowledge necessary for their success in a nonprofit career, covering topics like impact metrics and strong governance. Additionally, these events provide networking opportunities for attendees to build relationships with other social sector leaders, as both YNPN Triangle NC and ReCity Network understand that these types of connections are vital to building a more powerful, cohesive nonprofit sector.

YNPN events at ReCity Network will also be an opportunity for the organization’s members to learn about opportunities to become a part of the ReCity and its broader set of resource offerings, including work space and professional services, including legal and marketing.

“It’s always good when you can find other organizations that are perfectly aligned to your own vision and work with them to make a greater impact, “ said Rob Shields, founding Executive Director of ReCity Network. “That’s the whole premise of ReCity Network—bringing together people of purpose to solve problems for our people more efficiently and effectively. We are proud to bring YNPN’s leadership-building resources to our network and share our space and community with them.”

“ReCity Network’s work to bring nonprofits under one roof and create an inclusive, physical space for collaboration is the type of innovation our sector needs,” said Katie Todd, chair of the YNPN Triangle NC board of directors. “Our members recognize the urgency in each of their individual organizations. To be able to come to a space like ReCity and be surrounded by thoughtful leaders to learn from and work with each day can only help all of our organizations achieve their missions sooner.”

About ReCity Network
Founded in 2016, ReCity Network is Durham’s hub for social impact. More than three dozen non-profits, faith-based organizations, and mission-driven businesses call the ReCity Network’s 12,000-square-foot home for co-working, meetings, and events aimed at fostering collaboration and sparking innovation that defines a new era of shared success among all residents of the Bull City.

About YNPN Triangle NC
The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of the Triangle, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, works to support and cultivate young nonprofit professionals in the Triangle through networking, skill-building, and resource-sharing. Started in 2010, YNPN Triangle NC provides free to low-cost professional development and networking events for more than 2,000 emerging leaders each year, including its annual #NonprofitSTRONG Summit conference each spring.

Media Contacts
ReCity Network: Rob Shields, Executive Director
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 919-368-2513

YNPN Triangle NC: Katie Todd, Chairperson
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 919-244-5868


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  • Arlene Brown
    commented 2019-08-05 21:18:29 -0400
    It’s great to see this partnership still active and working to build an even stronger non-profit sector in the triangle!