Approximately 100,000 Yale graduates are involved in the nonprofit sector, as executive directors, practitioners, board members, donors or volunteers. That’s about 66% of the alumni population. We believe it can be 100%.

We want to see every single Yale alumnus involved in the nonprofit sector,
 supporting and inspiring others for good.
 It’s more than a mission—it’s a movement.

We’re “glass two-thirds full” people. We believe that members of a community dedicated to social service all carry that spirit with them—regardless of their degree, their profession or their circumstances. YANA, formed in January 2011, is the first organization created to mobilize and channel the enormous potential energy of the alumni population.

We work to:

  • Enable collaboration and expand opportunities for anyone in the Yale community (students, alumni, faculty and administration) involved in nonprofits in any way.
  • Encourage and facilitate engagement among those who have not yet joined its ranks.
  • Communicate and celebrate the achievements of Yalies everywhere who are making an impact.

Ultimately, we will scale up the YANA model to benefit the social-purpose community beyond Yale. Over 50 alumni-led programs and initiatives are now in the works across the country, and we welcome your participation at any level.

To join the movement, come to an event, write to us, have us write to you, or become a member.

Download the YANA Strategic Plan.