Creating A Young Professionals Board

Level III
Instructor: Julia Patrick

Creating A Young Professionals Board

COURSE #302177209   Creating a Young Professionals Board or YPB could be the strategic pipeline of talent your nonprofit needs.  Learn how to determine if your organization can manage this support group along with specific paths to sustainable funding.  Costs associated with the management of a YPB all the way through the process of recruitment are covered.  One of the best kept secrets of successful nonprofits is often their YPBs! 

Learn how to:

  • Structure a Young Professionals Board
  • How to Fund a YPB with community support
  • YPB Budget concerns to help with planning
  • How to Determine is a YPB is a good fit for your organization
  • Costs associated with YPB management
  • Craft YPB Policies such as Code of Ethics, COI, Give or Get and Term Limits
  • Process of connecting and reporting to Board of Directors
  • How YPB fits with your Development Team

This course is also part of a series, which was originally broadcast as a live webinar.  

Level of Rigor / Difficulty - INTERMEDIATE +

Recommended Prerequisites -  Recruiting and Retaining YPB Members  Course # 301177210

Julia Patrick
Julia Patrick
Founder / CEO American Nonprofit Academy

About The Instructor

“I marvel at the spirit of philanthropy and the can-do attitude of nonprofits,” says Julia C. Patrick.  As the Founder of the American Nonprofit Academy, Patrick see the passion and dedication of service organizations daily.  A multi-generational philanthropist, Board Member and volunteer, the CEO has been involved with community service since childhood. 

Patrick, a native of Phoenix, Arizona has served on culture, education and social service Boards.  She has worked with more than 500 nonprofit organizations during her career.  Prior to establishing the American Nonprofit Academy, Patrick published award-winning niche publications such as The Arts and Crafts Chronicle, The Wedding Chronicle, Food & Flourish and Frontdoors News over a 25 year span.  Patrick’s work with nonprofits in media led her to realize these organizations were desperate for cost effective training and topic-specific education.

The process of philanthropy is a constant in communities across America, but it’s a changing sector.  “Benevolence is no longer the only reason for giving.  Donors are expecting more, demanding measurements and seeking solutions,” explains Patrick.  “Today’s nonprofits need to operate from a place of passion and accomplish their missions using all the business tools of a professional organization.”

This is where the American Nonprofit Academy comes in.  Using engaging panel discussions, lectures, on-line courses, workshops and webinars with highly respected experts, Patrick and her team have developed innovative low-cost programs focused on educating nonprofits.  “Our goal is to help nonprofits achieve their mission, vision and values,” adds Patrick.  This includes working with nonprofit leadership level professionals, volunteers, donors and Board Members.  “As organizations search for innovations and solutions, our curriculum continues to expand.”


Course Contents

1 Video
1.0 hr

Course Curriculum