Our paid YLNI members receive exclusive benefits. Below, you’ll find examples of past and current initiatives.
Exclusive or discounted events: View from the Top speaker series, Power Lunches, TinCap Games, Komet Games, YLNI Social events, Ballet tickets, the list goes on and is ever-changing. The membership committee is always finding ways to bring our members together.
YLNI Discounts: Reduced pricing on tickets to the YLNI Masquerade Ball, reduced price for View from the Top speakers, the YLNI Leadership Institute, local businesses, and more.
Advocacy: Members are polled and given a collective "voice" on issues brought forth by the Community Advocacy and Engagement Committee.
Other: The ability to list “member” on your resume and the opportunity to serve in YLNI leadership positions.
Membership Benefits Card: Receive standard discounts from area merchants throughout the year, as well as unique monthly discounts.
Year-round Card Discounts: 816 Pint and Slice, Fort Wayne Ballet, Mad Anthony Brewing Company, Waiter on the Way, Lakeside Golf and Bowling, Dance Tonight, Eyemart Express and Spiece Fitness.
Not convinced? Read these testimonials from a few members as to why they chose to financially support the organization:
“I chose the paid membership because YLNI offers the opportunity for political involvement, public service, personal skills and social interaction. To do all this with high quality requires funding, and I think the membership price is more than fair for the benefits YLNI affords."
- Alex Platte with Rothberg Logan & Warsco LLP, YLNI member
“I really believe YLNI gives members of the community the events and programs to engage in both quickly and make a real difference. Membership is a really good value for the money! The Hot Spots, informative programs and committee work are all great ways to get involved—for such a low price!”
–Meredith Palmison with Macey and Aleman, YLNI Hot Spot Co-chair
“YLNI produced a wonderful Vision 20/20 brochure, detailing the results of the Vision 20/20 survey. We had a few great sponsors in Lincoln Financial Foundation and had awesome work done by Lincoln Printing, One Lucky Guitar and Lynchpin Pictures, but we still had some financial difficulty producing a quality brochure on our limited budget. I realized that I didn’t have to pay dues to participate; however, I realized that paying dues really improves YLNI’s programs. If everyone in the network was a paid member, YLNI would have the ability to do some really awesome projects – so I sent in my membership fee! Hopefully others will, too.”
-Monica Freeman, former YLNI Vision 20/20 Co-chair
“The paid membership allows access to events at a less expensive rate, and it’s extremely affordable for the benefits and networking available through YLNI.”
-Tonya Kaiser with Summit City Reporting, YLNI the Vote Chair