Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a member?
There are a number of ways:

Annual membership dues are $30.

What qualifies as a YP?
Let’s look at the two words separately to provide some better context:

  • Young: Anyone who feels that they are still young is qualified. Typically the term “young professional” indicates that they are between 22-45, but obviously folks a bit under or over that range can benefit by becoming a member.
  • Professional: While many of YPC’s members work in a professional setting, whether it is a corporation, non-profit or firm, our membership also includes artists, service workers, the self-employed, entrepreneurs, students, and everything in between.

How can I get more involved?
YPC offers a variety of ways outside of events to get active, learn, make a difference, and have your voice be heard. Our organization is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Each Board member heads up a volunteer committee that tackles an operational or programming aspect of the organization (i.e. Philanthropy, Membership, etc.). So there are many opportunities to get involved and help drive YPC’s mission. By doing so, you will gain priceless experience in managing and running a non-profit organization and serving on a committee or Board that many YPs may not have the opportunity to do early in their careers.

What makes YPC different than other groups?
YPC is a 501(c)(3) organization, which means we operate as a non-profit company. We adhere to bi-laws and stick to a mission that tasks us with creating development opportunities for our members. Everything we do is based on the focus of developing our members personally and professionally.

How can my organization partner with YPC?
Partnerships, sponsorships and support from community leaders and small businesses is pivotal for YPC’s success. As a non-profit organization, working with entities around town makes us stronger and helps us fulfill our mission of connecting our membership with the community. Over the years, YPC has worked with many organizations over our history. Click here to see a list of some of our partners/sponsors.

What are the benefits of becoming a member?

  • Promotes/fosters networking outside of the workplace
  • Insights from guest speakers, ranging from local entrepreneurs, local leaders, experts in their field, and influential individuals
  • Giving back to the community through philanthropic opportunities/civic involvement
  • Aim to make Columbus, our community, a great place to live, work and play
  • Discounts to various events and services
  • Social interaction
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • Free access to dozens of YPC and other events throughout the year
  • Educational opportunities
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Being a part of the united YP voice

For a list of YPC member benefits, click here.

Where I can find information on events?
YPC maintains a full events calendar consisting of programming around:

  • Community involvement
  • Social opportunities
  • Professional development
  • Networking
  • Cultural insight
  • Columbus history

Our promise is that you will learn something new, connect with the community in some way and meet new people at our events.

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