YNPN-Houston is here to support, prepare, and connect emerging community leaders to positively impact the Greater Houston Area.  Since our inception in 2010 the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network – Houston (YNPN-Houston) has brought dedicated young nonprofit professionals together to network, enhance career abilities and discover more about each other. After a board transition, YNPN-Houston relaunched in January 2014 to a great welcome.

There are a variety of ways to engage with YNPN-Houston: through our monthly social get-togethers on the final Thursday of each month (called Thirsty Thursday), our quarterly professional development events and our career-enhancing content on Facebook and Twitter.  Sign up for our email list to get event info delivered to your inbox.

Your first year of membership to YNPN Houston is free!


YNPN-Houston, Brazos Bookstore and partners present:

Summer Reading

Our Lives | Our Calling | Our Books 

June-August 2015

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Many of us who work in nonprofits and public service have found love for the mission in books. Whether they open our eyes to an issue, galvanize us to fight on, or beautifully illustrate a problem or solution, books about our work have enormous power to inform and inspire.

This summer, YNPN-Houston invites you to join us for some summer reading.  In three events this summer, we’ll explore three incredible books as a means to reconnect with the poverty and social justice issues that move us and learn about Houston-area nonprofits that are also working on this issue.

Unlike a traditional book club, you don’t need to read the book in advance – though you certainly may! We encourage you to read what you can, whether it’s the focus book, related articles and videos, other books on the topic, or nothing at all.  Come prepared to hear inspiring passages, share your own passion for the work, and learn how your fellow nonprofiteers are working for a better future. (Like a traditional book club, however, we’ll bring the wine!)

For dates and details, check out our Upcoming Events page and RSVP on Facebook!


Come Out and Mingle! EVERY MONTH!

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See our Thirsty Thursdays page for our monthly social meet n greets on the Final Thursday of every month. Bring interested friends, get updates on upcoming events, and just relax with peers who are changing Houston for the better with their careers!

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APRIL, MAY, JUNE 2015:    We’re trying something new–we’re going to be stationary for the next 3 months at Onion Creek Cafe in the Heights! That way, on the final Thursday of April, May and June–you’ll know where we’ll be! Come down at 6:30 and hang out! 

In July we’ll be checking out the The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston happy hour together. The museum is FREE on Thursdays and offers a cash bar and food truck til 8 p.m., with the museum itself open till 9pm, so come grab a glass of wine and explore Houston’s museum scene with us!