Mandan News

Young Professionals looking for applicants

The Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network is accepting applications for an area nonprofit organization to partner with for the next year as part of the Network’s ongoing strategic plan.

Only network members may submit applications, but area nonprofits are encouraged to seek out a member to apply on their behalf. The application can be found at Applications are due July 15 and will be reviewed by a committee of YPN members.

The partnership – running from August 2014 to August 2015 – will give the selected nonprofit an opportunity to connect with young professionals from around Bismarck-Mandan, while providing network members with service opportunities throughout the year. All YPN fundraising efforts for that year will go towards the chosen nonprofit organization.

“Our members are looking to give back to our community, and by focusing our efforts on one main nonprofit, we are able to become more invested in the cause,” Heather Welle, YPN president, said.

The YPN partnered with the Central Dakota Humane Society in 2013-2014, supporting the animal shelter’s events and overall mission to provide for, house, rehabilitate and relocate lost, stray or homeless animals. Network members donated money and gave their time and talents throughout the year to assist at the shelter north of Mandan.

“We were so pleased that YPN chose CDHS as their nonprofit partner for this past year. They helped at nearly all of our fundraisers and made a huge impact on what CDHS was able to accomplish during the year. They are an amazing group of people who believe in the idea of giving back to their community. Not only do they impact the community through their jobs, but also through the time and talent they donate,” Cameo Skager, CDHS Board President, said.