Conversations and Cocktails

Are you looking for an opportunity to grow?
Consider applying to be an Ambassador for YNPN Greater Bflo.
Serving on the Leadership Team provides individuals with an excellent opportunity to have a leadership experience and to grow professionally. And, you’ll meet and work with a team of like-minded motivated leaders that represent fantastic organizations from across Greater Bflo.

Join us to on
Wednesday, May 20 • 5 – 8pm
for Conversations and Cocktails
at Providence Social
This is your opportunity to ask current Board members and Ambassadors about their experience.

Check out our website for the application and an outline of Ambassadors’ roles and responsibilities.

Lunch & Learn: Service Learning Projects and Your Organization

Tuesday, April 14 12pm – 1pm

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
742 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209

YNPN will be hosting Bridget Brace-MacDonald, Director of the Center for Community-Based Learning at Medaille College and Aurora Schunk, Service Learning Coordinator for the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center at Buffalo State College.  Attendees will learn what makes a Service Learning Projects successful, discover how to create a long term partnership with these colleges, hear about upcoming projects for the fall semester and much more!

Our presenters encourage you to bring project ideas that you are looking into at your organization!

Make sure you bring a bagged lunch….we don’t need anyone hangry when returning to work!

Register here.

Lunch & Learn – Dr. Pauline Hoffman of St. Bonaventure University presents: Dealing with Difficult People

Saturn Club
977 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209

Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

Each of us works with people we may deem “difficult.”  In fact, what if that difficult person is us?  Dr. Hoffmann will talk about what makes a person difficult, how to manage difficult people in the workplace, how to deal with difficult co-workers, colleagues and supervisors.  She will discuss strategies and tactics to take with common difficult personality types and how to modify your own behaviors/reactions.  Also, how do we manage our own difficult behaviors?

Dr. Hoffmann is dean of the Russell J. Jandoli School of Journalism and Mass Communication and an entrepreneur. She is the owner of Wild Mountain Organics, LLC.

Lunch will be generously provided by St. Bonaventure University

Pleae Note:
The dress code for the Saturn Club is “Club Casual;” Gentlemen: khakis or trousers, collared shirts. Coats and ties not required. Ladies: casual slacks with appropriate tops.  Denim, sandals, t-shirts, and sweatshirts are not permitted. 

Strategies for Navigating the Financial Planning Game of Life

Come start your morning with YNPN and a presentation by Mary MacLefko of The Legend Group on how to manage finances.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM (EST)

The Legend Group 

22293 Millersport Hwy
Getzville , NY

Note: There is plenty of parking available in the lot in front of the Main Entrance.  The front entrance is a double glass door under the blue and green sign that reads “The Legend Group”.

Register to attend by clicking here.

Out-of-Whack Work On Purpose Session & Networking

Join us for Work on Purpose session:

Has your life ever felt disjointed, where your heart and head don’t feel aligned or where you’re not doing work that leads you towards your purpose? This session will help you learn how to get back on track and re-align your vocation with your avocations.

• • •
5 p.m. 
– Out-of-Whack begins on the 8th floor of the Larkin Center of Commerce.

Immediately following you are invited to join the Larkin Mix and Mingle networking group for drinks and food.
Larkin Mix and Mingle will take place on the 6th floor until 7:30.

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

5-7:30 p.m.
Larkin Center of Commerce | 8th Floor
701 Seneca Street | Buffalo, NY

This event is open to the community, however seating is limited.
Reservations are required.
Please reserve your spot no later than January 26.

Get into the Giving Spirit with YNPN Greater Bflo

This holiday season, YNPN Greater Buffalo has arranged for our members and friends to give back to the community. We invite you to networkwith fellow community-minded members while improving the lives of children in Western New York through one of the following opportunities:

Gateway-Longview December 11 • 5-7pm
Volunteers will help accept and sort donations for the over 900 children in the “Adopt an Angel” program. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Boys and Girls Club of Buffalo December 13 • 9am-12pm
Volunteers will decorate Christmas Cookies for every clubhouses’  holiday party. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

We hope you can join us as your schedule allows!
[Space is limited!! Registration is required to volunteer.]

Upcoming Lunch and Learn with Diane Bessel


Tuesday, November 18
12pm – 1pm
The Saturn Club
977 Delaware Ave. | Buffalo, NY

Nonprofit Advocacy: Using the Power of Storytelling for Greater Impact!
with Dr. Diane Bessel

Dr. Bessel has a wide range of professional interests including strategic planning community-based research, program design, evaluation, interprofessional collaboration, and social policy. She received her Masters of Science in Social Administration from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and is certified in Nonprofit Management. She also holds Doctorate in Sociology from the University at Buffalo where she taught community social work, advanced policy analysis, research methods, and a variety of other courses for fifteen years. She is currently Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Program Director at Daemen College in addition to being a Non-Profit Consultant.

Lunch has been generously provided by St. Bonaventure University.

Seating is limited. Registration is required to attend.

Please respect the Saturn Club’s dress code:
Gentlemen: khakis or trousers, collared shirts. Coats and ties not required.
Ladies: casual slacks with appropriate tops.
Denim, sandals, t-shirts, and sweatshirts are not permitted.

Click here for directions to the Saturn Club
Parking is available onsite but is first come, first serve.