Young professionals bring a number of things to nonprofits, including diversity, expertise, savviness, and exposure to new fundraising opportunities.
ECS’ Young Friends Circle is a multidisciplinary group of individuals ages 21 through 40. Diversity and inclusion are key tenets of ECS, and Young Friend members utilize their many talents and embrace a diversity of ideas to benefit participants and programs.
In serving as ambassadors to the agency, Young Friends bring diverse talents to strengthen ECS’ mission of challenging and reducing intergenerational poverty.
Circle members are presented with various professional development opportunities and encouraged to grow themselves. Professional development opportunities include:
- Free workshops and curriculum on how to be a better fundraiser
- Quarterly networking opportunities to meet other professionals
- Multiple volunteer opportunities in various venues
- Experience organizing events and collaborating with other nonprofits