Young Professional Groups
We think there are three, total no-brainer benefits to joining a young professional group. First, it’s an opportunity to network with like-minded people outside of the office. Second, it’s a great chance to add meaningful substance to your résumé. And third, it’s a perfect way to plug into a community and make new friends!
Goodwill Young Leaders Board
Established in 2014, the Goodwill Young Leaders Board (GWYLB) formed to engage a new generation of leaders to further the mission of Goodwill. Young Leaders impact Goodwill’s mission through direct volunteer service, philanthropic giving and the facilitation of new relationships. The GWYLB are professionals, outstanding in both their accomplishments and potential, who exemplify diversity across race, age, gender, background and profession.
To learn more about our board and the application process, contact Nick Ison at email@example.com
Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Events Committee
The ICADV Events Committee is responsible for supporting the ICADV Board of Directors with the future financial health of ICADV through the development and implementation of events designed to raise funds for the organization.
1 Million Cups Indianapolis
1 Million Cups Indy launched in April 2017 after a group of community leaders saw a need for an inclusive and inviting space that would educate, connect, and engage local entrepreneurs. Started by the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Millions Cups is a national event with chapters in over 140 cities across the States and is based on the notion that it takes a million cups of coffee and a million connections to get to a good idea.
Greater Indy Habitat Young Professionals
Greater Indy Habitat Young Professionals (GIHYP) seeks to connect socially conscious young professionals to raise awareness, funds, and volunteerism in support of Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity’s mission of putting love into action to build homes, communities, and hope. Members of the GIHYP will: volunteer regularly on build sites, in the Habitat ReStore, and for special projects; organize fundraising events to raise money and awareness for the Habitat mission; advocate on behalf of Habitat’s mission and vision; and network and build friendships with other like-minded young professionals.
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky Young Leaders (PPINK-YL) are a group of passionate professionals who recognize that the future of reproductive freedom depends on them. This group believes all individuals have the right to manage their sexual and reproductive health through the health services, education, and advocacy provided by PPINK. Interested in joining? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indy PAAW Coalition | Indy Humane
The Indianapolis Professionals Advocating for Animal Welfare Coalition – or Indy PAAW for short – is IndyHumane’s young professional’s affinity group. Since forming in 2013, Indy PAAW has helped shape and promote IndyHumane’s events, provided critical feedback for services and programs, and raised more than $40,000 for homeless pets in Central Indiana.
FORTE | Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
FORTE is the ISO’s young professionals group that offers you access to guest artists, invitations to exclusive (and pretty fun) networking events, rewarding volunteer opportunities, and tons of VIP benefits and discounts!
1925 Society | The Children’s Museum
The world’s biggest and best children’s museum is launching a new group created exclusively for young professionals—The 1925 Society. It’s an opportunity to explore, engage, and enjoy the museum in a whole new way.
Agave | Eiteljorg Museum
Agave members are a dynamic, energetic group of young professionals who share an enthusiasm for contributing to the local arts and helping the Eiteljorg fulfill its mission — to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and Native Americans.
Indy Zoo Council
The Indy Zoo Council is comprised of emerging leaders from Central Indiana are dedicated to aiding and supporting the Zoo’s mission of advancing animal conservation while engaging to also make an impact in our community.
Horizon Council | Conner Prairie
The Conner Prairie Horizon Council is an energetic, young professionals group shares ideas, engages in strategic planning, fundraises and takes part in special events. Their voices are heard and perspectives captured as they help envision the Conner Prairie of the future.
Offscript: IRT Young Professionals Group
Love theatre and want to get more involved with the Indiana Repertory Theatre? Join Offscript! In addition to enjoying top-quality theatre, members receive benefits like access to special events, early ticket access and more.
SophistiTIX | The Cabaret
We know the arts can be expensive, which is why we created a club that offers you the chance to experience the finest in cabaret entertainment at a fraction of the cost. Membership is free.
The Scene | Center for Performing Arts
Designed for and by young professionals, our members come from diverse backgrounds, but we all share a common interest in the arts and in making an impact. Enjoy great concerts, socialize with like-minded individuals and shape your cultural involvement with the Scene at the Center for the Performing Arts.
stART | Arts for Learning
Formed in 2014, stART is comprised of 8 to 15 young professionals from diverse backgrounds. Their mission is to raise funds and awareness for Arts for Learning by planning special events and serving as ambassadors of the organization in the community.
YP Board | Back on My Feet
The Back on My Feet Young Professional Board (YPB) will support Back on My Feet Indianapolis and uphold its mission which combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources. The YPB will be comprised of 8-10 individuals who demonstrate a strong passion and desire to make an impact in the lives of our members. The YPB will assist in event planning, recruitment and serve as ambassadors of the organization within the Indianapolis community. Please email Sara Lauerman, Board Chair for more info.
Best Buddies Indiana YP Council
The Best Buddies Indiana YP Council (YPC) is a group of volunteers dedicated to supporting the Best Buddies mission of “establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, leadership development and integrated employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.” They serve as a support network for Best Buddies Indiana in areas of fundraising, marketing, event planning, recruiting and programs. Email email@example.com for more.
Building Tomorrow Ambassadors Council
Building Tomorrow is an Indianapolis-based organization that envisions a world where every child with a desire to learn has a safe, permanent, local and quality place to do so. As a part of the Ambassadors Council, you’ll meet other globally-minded professionals while supporting a great cause. Council members work to garner support for Building Tomorrow’s work, connect Building Tomorrow with resources, and “friend-raise” on behalf Building Tomorrow – spreading the word about our mission and bringing others into the fold to support our work.
Interested in learning more? Reach out to Kate Rodriguez: firstname.lastname@example.org
Indigo | Coburn Place YP Board
Coburn Place’s Young Professionals Engagement Committee is a group of young activists that serve as a support network for Coburn Place, Indiana’s largest and most comprehensive provider of transitional housing and supportive services for domestic violence victims. The Young Professionals committee furthers Coburn Place’s mission of empowering victims of domestic violence to live as survivors by organizing and hosting fundraising events that benefit Coburn Place, each member volunteering a minimum of 40 hours each year, serving as an advisory board for millennial engagement in the Indianapolis community, and cultivating the next generation of leaders.
Emerging Leaders | United Way
United Way’s Emerging Leaders program engages philanthropic young professionals, age 40 and younger, through volunteer opportunities, leadership development and social/networking events.
EtC | College Mentors for Kids
Through its unique on-campus mentoring program, College Mentors for Kids connects college students with the most to give to kids who need it most. EtC is a committee of professionals in the Indianapolis area that aims to engage the local community with College Mentors and to connect the college student mentors with their community. EtC members participate in fundraising efforts, volunteer time, and plan and host fun events to raise awareness for College Mentors for Kids.
Friends of Riley | Riley Hospital
Friends of Riley partners with the Foundation to serve as a bridge between the Riley cause and an expansive Indiana young professional community. This unique organization provides networking events and social activities to raise both awareness and resources for the hospital while inspiring lifetime involvement. Through their efforts, members of Friends of Riley will work to continuously build, nurture and grow new and/or existing affinities for the children at Riley Hospital.
Giving Sum is creating the next generation of philanthropic leaders. By combining members’ resources–time, talent, and finances–Giving Sum is able to multiply the impact that members have on the community and on each other.
Little Red Door Young Professionals Council
The Young Professionals Council of Little Red Door Cancer Agency is comprised of young professionals in the Indianapolis community, who work to raise funds and awareness for specific programs and services that Little Red Door provides to cancer patients in the greater Indianapolis community. To learn more, head here or contact Taylor Willy.
SPOKES | School on Wheels
SPOKES is School on Wheels’ Community Outreach Group for young professionals. Through social, networking and educational events, SPOKES works to engage the Indianapolis community in a dialogue regarding the challenges faced by homeless youth as they strive for educational success. SPOKES provides opportunities to build relationships with like-minded professionals, who care about the city of Indianapolis and the youth who live here.
YP Board | Ronald McDonald House
The YP Board is dedicated to supporting the ever increasing fundraising and volunteer needs of Ronald McDonald House of Indiana. Members benefit by taking part in hands-on volunteer opportunities, serving in a leadership capacity, or through the various networking opportunities the organization provides.
YP Advisory Board | Children’s Bureau
The Children’s Bureau Young Professionals Advisory Board offers young professionals the opportunity to learn about non-profit board service and contribute to the Children’s Bureau mission.
Futures | Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis
Boys and Girls Clubs of Indianapolis is looking for young professionals interested in promoting the mission of BGCI. The group supports the organization through volunteering, fundraising, and marketing. For more information, email Joe Gruensfelder at email@example.com.
United Way | LINC
United Way LINC is an engagement group for young professionals age 22-30 looking to get “hands on involved” in our community. LINC members are invited to attend volunteer events with a social twist, called “philanthro-parties”, where we pair good deeds with a good time.
Young Professionals Advisory Board | The Villages
The Villages Young Professionals Advisory Board was founded in 2009 and created to allow young professionals the opportunity to help further The Villages mission and learn more about non-profit board service. Our mission is to help young professionals connect, lead, and serve the community in which they live and work.
The Exchange | The Indianapolis Urban League Young Professionals
The Exchange believes that socially conscientious and empowered young urban professionals will serve as the next cadre of business, civic and community leaders in the 21st century. They are a network of people ages 21-45 that provide leadership development, economic empowerment and community volunteer opportunities for young professionals in Central Indiana.
JCI Indianapolis exists to build a better Indianapolis by providing opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. We do this through connection, service, leadership, and development programs.
Levo Indianapolis | Local Chapter
Through professional development, access to incredible women and offline experiences, we’re making the professional journey an enjoyable one. Local Levo provides you with the place to meet other fabulous, career minded women.
Marion County Young Ag Professionals
Young Ag Professionals helps promote agriculture through public education, member engagement and by advocating for agricultural and rural needs. Members come from all walks of life – whether farm-grown and now city-living, or just people who like to eat and learn about food. The group participates in hunger- and poverty-relieving philanthropy work, sponsors and assists with educational events, hosts networking and social events, and discusses city and county policy issues that affect agriculture.
The Indianapolis chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) seeks to provide a safe, supportive and encouraging place for nonprofit professionals to share the struggles and joys of mission-driven work.
Young Professional Group | Skyline Club
Under the age of 35 | Live or works within 50 miles of the ClubY
Young Professionals of Central Indiana
As a member of YPCI, you have the opportunity to participate in Indianapolis’ leading networking organization for young professionals. Our events are fun, educational, and provide an opportunity for you to meet and connect with young professionals from many different walks of life.
IndyBar Young Lawyers Division
The purpose of the IndyBar Young Lawyers Division is to stimulate the interest of young lawyers and new members of the Indianapolis Bar Association in the objectives of the Association, to carry on activities which will be of assistance to those and other lawyers in their practice of law, to educate and inform the legal community and the general public, and to make reports and recommendations to the Board of Directors of the Association.
Rainmakers Young Professionals provides a platform for Indy’s best and brightest young professionals to meet, learn and grow. Join us on the first Tuesday of each month at Morty’s Comedy Joint at 96th and Keystone on Indy’s north side.
Teachers Lounge Indy
Teachers Lounge Indy connects educators in every sector of greater Indianapolis through social events, advocacy opportunities, and community conversation. Interested in learning more?
AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future.
Women & Hi Tech
Women & Hi Tech exists to change the landscape of women represented in STEM to be equally inclusive to all.
EDGE is a national, faith-based mentoring organization that combines personal, professional and spiritual