YNPN Pgh Mentoring Program

YNPN Pgh’s Mentoring Program connects emerging nonprofit professionals with experienced nonprofit professionals, helping to enrich and sustain our sector's expertise and leadership.mentoring.jpeg

We support mentoring for those working in or desire to work in the local nonprofit environment. Pittsburgh’s nonprofit landscape is unique, challenging, and close-knit so finding a kindred spirit within the field is critical to build a young professional’s round table. To date, we are one of the only programs in our region dedicated to mentoring of young professionals in the nonprofit sector.


E-Mentoring Program

Our E-Mentoring Program consists of three sessions, 1-hour in length each to connect an emerging nonprofit professional with a skilled volunteer/professional in a similar job field or interest area.

Power of Peer Mentoring

In this program we hope to leverage the power of peer mentoring. Through the acts of listening, reflecting, empowering, sharing experiences, and being a sounding board our peer partners will rise together.


Please read our E-Mentoring Guide for details into the theory, expectations, and vision for this program.


The e-mentoring service is offered for free as a benefit of being a YNPN Member. To move from supporter to member, visit our member section.


How to Apply:

Both mentee and mentor

  1. Read the E-Mentoring Guide to learn the vision, expectations, and process for this program.
  2. Apply using this Google form.
  3. Send a copy of your resume to mentoring@ynpnpgh.org

Our Mentoring Program Manager will follow up with you on what you are looking for in a match.

E-Mentoring Participants are:

  • 21 years of age or older.
  • Able to access technology to engage in a virtual program.
  • Able to use that technology independently.
  • Current YNPN Pittsburgh members (mentee requirement only)

Mentees are emerging nonprofit professionals (3yrs or less) in the sector and 21 years of age or older. They wish to enter the sector or have 3 or less years in a nonprofit role.

Mentors are seasoned professionals in the job field/ topic area of need (5+ years).

Go to our mentoring resources tab for great articles, tips, and tools to support your mentoring journey!


 Our Mentor - Mentee Pairs Report:

"I was really impressed by how prepared my mentee was for each of our sessions. It felt great to offer her specific feedback on her career path and help her build her network through a few referrals." - Mentor

"My mentor and I have covered a lot of territory over the past few months. I feel more confident in my job and excited about where I'm headed with my career." - Mentee

What is your nonprofit mentoring story? Email us at mentoring@ynpnpgh.org!