About Us

YNPN of Greater Omaha is an official chapter of the national Young Nonprofit Professionals Network. YNPN promotes an efficient, viable, and inclusive nonprofit sector that supports the growth, learning, and development of young professionals.

We are a local group of young nonprofit professionals who meet to share experiences, resources and connections to advance the nonprofit field in Omaha. Our leadership is completely volunteer-run. We’re always looking for more energetic people to become active in our committees. We welcome individuals of all ages, however most of our members are in their 20s and 30s.

Mission: The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater Omaha promotes interests, and builds opportunities for social and professional development for emerging leaders in Greater Omaha.

Vision: Our vision is to build an engaged nonprofit community through networking and collaboration.

Equity: the act of developing systems, procedures, and resource distribution mechanisms to create opportunities for all people. This means acknowledging and including each individual’s unique situation and addressing systemic barriers.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values of ynpnGO. Each of us brings a unique perspective, so a common definition of these values is critical to ensuring that the members of ynpnGO can work together to achieve our vision.

Meet the Board

Abby Hughes


Project Manager // Nonprofit Association of the Midlands

Vanessa Martinez-Hernandez


Heartland Workforce Solutions

AJ Schmidt


Grants Assistant // Women’s Center for Advancement

Deanne Harris


High School Program Manager // Partnership 4 Kids

Amber Winter


Executive Director // Parkinson’s Nebraska

Brittney Williams

rIsing Leaders Institute

Director of Central Access // Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

Megan Wade


Coordinator // Eastern Nebraska Medical Reserve Corps

Mark Wong

Communications Graphics/Web

Head of Web Development // Impact Merchandising

Tamara Dwyer

Communications Media

Continuum of Care Support Specialist // Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless