There are many ways to support Rutland Young Professionals. To date, more than 100 area organizations, businesses and professionals have supported RYP by donating space, cash, food, door prizes, advertising, or their time to help us put on our monthly mixers.
Host a Rutland Young Professionals Mix
Our members love visiting new businesses and learning more about what our region has to offer. The Mix, the centerpiece of the RYP monthly calendar, is held at a different location each month. The Mix includes time to socialize with each other and make new connections, followed by a word from our sponsor and a short presentation from a guest speaker. After that, we usually have a few – or more than a few – announcements, door prizes, and more networking.
Sponsoring hosts should plan for about 65 guests, and provide an appropriate gathering space, refreshments, and a welcome table. A cash bar is often part of The Mix, which the sponsoring location should arrange if appropriate.
Contribute a Door Prize or Raffle Item
We gladly accept door prizes of all types from area businesses and organizations that want to be highlighted to our membership.
We also welcome cash donations in support of RYP and our monthly Mixes to help cover refreshments and other costs.
The Rutland Young Professionals is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that's mission is to create social and professional networking opportunities, engage with our community, and build a Vermont that attracts and retains young professionals. Gifts to the Rutland Young Professional are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.