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GPNP offers an array of services that provide our members with opportunities to deliver a unified voice on emerging public policies that positions the sector to be a collaborative driver of social change.

We provide public policy analysis, education, advocacy, and a portfolio of discounts on products and services that meet the current needs of individual members and the nonprofit sector as a whole.

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Hear the latest news from members about how GPNP is advancing their organization and the collective western PA nonprofit sector.

Public Policy Committee: Design Thinking Workshop Digest (January 2021)

In late January, the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership Public Policy Committee met virtually to explore Western Pennsylvania’s nonprofit sphere’s most pressing priorities. Outgoing Chair Harris Ferris joins us Vice Chair, now headed by its new Chair, Laurie Levine, the committee is balancing the continuation of its work while exploring new means to collaborate and effectuate policy change.

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“The GPNP membership is truly worth its value. This is an opportunity for nonprofits to come together, to talk, to collaborate…to bring us all together to see what we can do and create more impact…for our kids and communities.”

Jesse McLean

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What our members and sponsors are saying.

As a sponsor, we are able to see firsthand how GPNP is dedicated to educating not-for-profits on issues that affect them and the Pittsburgh region. The GPNP Summit provides another opportunity to observe, collaborate and discover ways to make our community a better place to live and work. A more knowledgeable community is essential to a vibrant local economy.

Rachel Trunk

Baker Tilly

It is essential for a healthy nonprofit sector to have a knowledgeable, strong advocate…at its best, GPNP works for all of us to seek to ensure recognition of the value of nonprofits and fierce assertion that the nonprofit community is the backbone of a just, decent and humane society. I am grateful to GPNP for their intelligent work for us all.
Peggy Outon

President & CEO, Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management

What I have experienced with GPNP is the amazing workshops, webinars, using the Catchafire pilot for 17 projects for The Stepping Stone Pathways as well as utilizing the Executive-in-Residence program. The GPNP Summit means that people who are not able to attend in person can attend to virtual webinars and still benefit from some of the informational sessions that are being offered. During the summit [we had] sessions that teach you HOW to achieve your goal; it is invaluable to grow and expand your business.

Alice Washington

Executive Director, The Stepping Stone Pathways

The GPNP network is a powerful one. As a small nonprofit, we benefit from the opportunity to learn from, mirror, and collaborate with nonprofits across Western PA. When it comes to policy, one of the challenges as the Executive Director of a small nonprofit is that I am responsible for both quickly learning and effectively explaining new policy to my staff. GPNP helps me understand policy that I never knew I needed to know — as well as how to communicate it to my staff.
Sidney Kushner

Executive Director, Connecting Champions

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Please get in touch with Colleen Young or Emily Francis should you have any additional questions.

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Colleen Young, GPNP

Colleen Young (she/her) is a passionate advocate for building coalitions to advance justice and equity, co-designing dynamic solutions to complex issues by bolstering power within communities, and fostering deep relationships with both likely and unlikely partners. Most recently, Colleen served as the Director of Community Programs at the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development. Over her 12.5 years at the University, she partnered with small and large nonprofit organizations, community members, schools, and government officials to improve the quality of services and advocate for just policies to address critical issues impacting the lives of families and communities. She holds an MSW with a certificate in human services management from the University of Pittsburgh, a BA in Psychology and Women’s Studies from the College of William and Mary, and is currently pursuing her doctorate focusing on organizational leadership and community engagement. Colleen is excited to get to work partnering with leaders across our region focusing on the urgent issues facing our nonprofit sector and our communities.

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Emily works through GPNP to create spaces for funders, policymakers, and non-profits to connect and develop supportive networks that empower individuals across the SW PA region. She is passionate about utilizing a collective impact framework to address complex issues and develop equitable, sustainable, and data-driven solutions that are based in human realities. Emily earned her BA of Intelligence Studies and BA of Public Health degrees at Mercyhurst University and an MID degree from the University of Pittsburgh-GSPIA.