Does YPW have a general membership meeting?
No, YPW does not have a general membership meeting. Each of our volunteer action teams meets on a monthly basis to discuss programming decisions, and our Board of Trustees meets every other month to maintain oversight of the organization as a whole. If you are interested in reaching our members, find out how by going to “How to Partner.”
What is YPW’s status as a nonprofit organization?
As an affiliate of the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, YPW is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization. There are a lot of intricacies in the 501(c) code, but in large part this means we are not a charitable nonprofit and do not have tax-exempt status. Contributions to YPW through sponsorships or dues may be tax deductible as business expenses, but not as charitable contributions. Please consult with your accountant or tax attorney for in-depth questions.
I have a job opportunity for YPW members. How can I share it with them?
The best way to find great candidates is by attending our events to regularly develop relationships with members. Anyone is welcome to notify YPW members of opportunities by posting to our Facebook wall or including @YPW in a tweet. YPW members can also share opportunities with other members through the LinkedIn group.
How does YPW select its events and programs?
Our volunteers meet monthly to discuss upcoming events and programs. As the group being served, they are best suited to identify the types of events and programs that will appeal to our members. If you have a suggestion for an event, program, speaker or group with which to partner, please contact Alejo Cabral so he can put you in touch with the appropriate volunteer chair.
Can YPW sponsor my event?
As a not-for-profit organization itself that depends on sponsors for its existence, YPW cannot use its funds to sponsor other community events. For more information on how to reach YPW members, click below.
Is YPW affiliated with other YP groups in the community, like ICT Urban Professionals, YPLS, Young Lawyers, Red Shoe Society, or United Way Young Leaders?
We are not officially affiliated with any other YP groups in Wichita; however, many of our members also participate in those organizations, and we may post information about them when appropriate. You can find those and more by clicking below.
Is YPW just a way to meet people at bars?
Not at all! Although our monthly mingles are a great way to meet like-minded people, usually at bars, we have so much more to offer. Our teams also plan events that connect you to key community leaders such as our Lunch & Learns and professional development events; that connect you to community service opportunities; that connect you to opportunities to voice your opinion about our community; that connect you to other new members.
Find all our upcoming events on our YPW Calendar of Events. And if you have other ideas for ways to connect YPW members to each other, the community, and great things to do, please contact us to share them!
When will my membership renew?
Memberships renew during your anniversary month each year. If you join in January, your next years’ invoice will be due the following January; if you join in July, it will come due the next July. If your company is paying your membership dues and you change companies, the company retains that membership. You can notify us of a change in company by clicking below.
Can I join more than one action team?
Our guidelines recommend that each volunteer join only one action team. We love it when our members are excited about the missions of several teams, but we don’t want you to join so many teams you can’t also enjoy the events. Join one team, then attend the others’ events!
Does Young Professionals of Wichita sell any products?
No. Young Professionals of Wichita does not sell products. YPW is a community focused organization that offers innovative ways for young professionals in the Wichita area to socialize and expand their professional horizons, through professional development, networking, volunteer and leadership opportunities.
NOTICE: We have received calls from individuals desiring to contact “YPW, LLC.” In no way is YPW, LLC associated with Young Professionals of Wichita. Unfortunately, at this time we do not have the proper contact information for YPW, LLC.