Coffee with… Devin Hudson, ED at Silver Spring Neighborhood Center!


  • April 15, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a member-exclusive discussion with Devin Hudson, the Executive Director at Silver Spring Neighborhood Center! Devin Hudson has worked at SSNC for over seven years. In May of 2019 Devin was promoted to Executive Director. Prior to serving as ED, Devin held the position of SSNC’s Development Director for five years Her work experience also includes roles the for-profit world, including at total of 13 years as an account executive at Milwaukee Ratio Group and Clear Channel Radio. Devin holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Professional Communication from Alverno College.

Coffee With… Brad Schlaikowski, Co-Founder and ED of Courage MKE


  • March 12, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for an opportunity to connect with last year’s Distinguished Leader Award Winner, Brad  Schlaikowski! In 2015 Brad and his husband, Nick founded Courage MKE. Their mission is to fuel a collaborative movement to provide housing, resources, and services needed for displaced and homeless LGBTQ+ youth in Milwaukee to thrive. In March 2019, Courage MKE opened Wisconsin’s first home for displaced LGBTQ+ youth on Milwaukee’s south side serving youth ages 12-17 from across the state.

Coffee With… Leen Bnyat, Grants Manager at gener8tor

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  • February 23, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for an opportunity to connect with last year’s Emerging Leader Award Winner, Leen Bnyat! In her new role as Grants Manager with gener8tor, Leen continues to work with nonprofits to bring entrepreneurial, workforce development, art, and music programs to communities nationwide. She also currently serves as Secretary on the Executive Board for the Peace Learning Center of Milwaukee. Her previous work experience includes serving as the Child Nutrition Program Organizer at Hunger Task Force and as PATCH Youth Advocates Fellowship Implementation Manager with the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health. In her free time, Leen enjoys recording for her upcoming podcast titled “The Spark Podcast”, running her virtual event planning business, and cooking dishes from her native land of Damascus, Syria. 

This free, virtual, members-exclusive series allows young and emerging leaders to learn from the trailblazers running some of Greater Milwaukee’s most important nonprofit and community organizations.

2021 Annual Awards Ceremony


  • March 25, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join YNPN Milwaukee as we celebrate our nonprofit sector and leaders! This year’s free virtual event features the networking and community-building, PLUS the opportunity to learn something new through mini-sessions! We will also announce our Emerging and Distinguished Leader Award Winners, and our Ilona Nicole Memorial Scholarship winner! You do not need to be a member to attend. So grab a glass, invite a friend, and let’s celebrate!

YNPN Member Special – How to Be an Ally Summit 2021

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  • February 1, 2021 - February 3, 2021
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

How To Be An Ally VIRTUAL SUMMIT THREE DAYS OF BRIDGE-BUILDING FOR DEI LEADERS February 1-3, 2021 Leaders will leave the summit with the knowledge, self-awareness, and community needed to become an intentional ally. Attendees will learn a healthy, positive framework for talking about and taking action on racial equity in the workplace. Current YNPN Read more

YNPN National Fall 2020 Series

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  • November 21, 2020 - December 16, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

As a continuation of 2020 YNPN Virtual Conference, YNPN National is offering a series of three programs this Fall designed to provide additional engagement for YNPN members across the country. Current YNPN Milwaukee chapter members can access the discount code by logging into their account and completing the free registration, which will be emailed to Read more