1. Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPNdc) (with monthly free networking happy hours and often several free professional development workshops a month)

http://www.ynpndc.org/

2. Young Education Professionals (YEP-DC)

http://www.yepdc.org/

3. Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP)

http://www.ypfp.org/

4. Young Professionals in International Affairs

http://www.meetup.com/ypiadc/ or http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2328382574

5. Women in International Security (WIIS)

http://wiis.georgetown.edu/

6. Women's Foreign Policy Group

http://www.wfpg.org/

7. Emerging Arts Leaders DC / Forum for Emerging Arts Professionals (The Forum)

http://sites.google.com/site/thedcforum/ or http://groups.google.com/group/TheDCForum

8. Society of Health Policy Young Professionals (The Society)

http://www.dchealthpolicy.org/

9. Young Health Professionals Society (YHPS)

http://www.yhps.org/

10. DC Net Impact (for people interested in corporate social responsibility and the role of business in working towards societal improvement)

http://dcnetimpact.wordpress.com/ or http://www.meetup.com/dcnetimpact/

11. Starting Bloc (and its DC Alumni Board) (encourages those interested in corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship to attend their Institutes for Social Innovation and become emerging leaders in the field)

http://www.startingbloc.org/

12. Women Advancing Microfinance, DC chapter (WAM-DC)

http://waminternational.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14&Itemid=37

13. DC MBA Happy Hour!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=115763538461366

14. Young Consultants of D.C. (YCDC) (of which free membership comes with discounts to Kaplan GRE, LSAT, and GMAT test prep courses and other benefits from Kaplan; see also Government & Politics program below)

http://www.ycdc.org/

15. YCDC, Government & Politics program (GAP)

http://www.ycdc.org/GAP

16. Young Government Leaders (YGL)

http://www.younggovernmentleaders.org/

17. Right Now! (for GOP women)
http://www.politicalchicks.com/

18.  Women in Housing and Finance

http://www.whfdc.org/

19. WIN (Pro-Choice. Democratic. Women. Network.)

http://www.winonline.org/

20. Green Drinks happy hour

http://www.greendrinks.org/DC/Washington,%20DC, http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2398457524, and email GreenDrinksDC@gmail.com to join

21. DC Tree Hugger Happy Hour (TH3)

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=info&gid=5972521035

22. Sierra Club, Washington DC chapter

http://dc.sierraclub.org/

23. Greater DC Cares (leading and largest coordinator of volunteerism in the DC area)

http://www.greaterdccares.org/

24. Idealist.org (one can learn about organizations and sign up to receive email alerts about events in your area of interest, but Idealist also sponsors events themselves like graduate school fairs and nonprofit career fairs)

http://www.idealist.org/

25. Idealist DC

http://idealistdc.wordpress.com/ or http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Idealist-DC/

26. Supply Chain Young Professionals Society (SCYPS)

http://www.scypsdc.org/

27. Young Professionals in Advertising (AD2 DC)

http://ad2dc.org/

28. Young MC (for young marketing and communications professionals in the DC area)

http://youngmcdc.com/, http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=info&ref=ts&gid=13370112163, and email youngmcdc@gmail.com to join

29. Capitol Communicator (DC marketing, public relations, and advertising)

http://www.capitolcommunicator.com/

30. Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR)

http://www.wwpr.org/

31. Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP/DC)

http://afpdc.afpnet.org/

32. AFP/DC and Direct Marketing Association of Washington (DMAW), Young Professionals (sponsor monthly free networking happy hour for fundraising and direct marketing young professionals)

http://www.dmaw.org/young-professionals/

33. DC Area Phi Beta Kappa Association, Young Professionals (DC PBK YP) (DC PBK is free to join for those elected to PBK within the past three years)

http://www.dcpbk.org/

34. Thursday Network (Young Professionals' Auxiliary of the Greater DC Urban League)

http://www.thursdaynetwork.org/

35. National Society for Hispanic Professionals (NSHP)

http://network.nshp.org/

36. Network of Arab-American Professionals, DC Chapter (NAAP-DC)

http://www.naaponline.org/dc/ or http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6651578615

37.Young Professionals in Transportation

http://ypt.transportation.org

38. Women’s Congressional Golf Association

www.wcga.org


*
Adapted from a list compiled by Steve Lipson.


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