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.

Lunch and Learn Handouts

Thank you again to Bruce Campbell of St. Bonaventure University for sharing with attendees information about Student Loan Repayment and Loan Forgiveness.


If you were unable to attend you may view or download the YNPN Student Loan Information powerpoint or Bruce’s Handouts as .pdf files.


To learn more about St. Bonaventure’s programs or for information on their Graduate Information Session, visit their website:

Lunch and Learn

Please join us or our first Lunch & Learn of the year!

Thursday, October 30

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

United Way of Buffalo and Erie County

742 Delaware Avenue

Bruce Campbell, Director of Graduate Admissions at St. Bonaventure University, will be speaking about student loan forgiveness for individuals working in the nonprofits.

The presentation will outline the various repayment options and loan forgiveness possibilities that are now in place for student loan debt. The presentation will also touch upon loan consolidation into the federal direct lending program for those that have loans under the ‘old’ system (that is, with banks).

Bring your questions and bring your lunch!

This event is free to attend but registration is required.

This event is limited to 20 participants.

To register please click here.

YNPN Greater Bflo Summit: Building 21st Century Leaders for the Common Good (in collaboration with Canisius College’s Communication & Leadership Graduate Program)

YNPN Greater Bflo is excited to announce theYNPN Greater Bflo Summit: Building 21st Century Leaders for the Common Good. The summit is designed to provide an opportunity for training, leadership development, and networking for YNPN Greater Bflo members (over 300) and other young nonprofit leaders. The theme for the 2014 Summit is “21st Century Leaders for the Common Good.” This full-day program will bring nonprofit and other young professionals together to learn about forward practices presented by community partners and various professional development organizations. This will allow for a meaningful opportunity for non-profit and other area young professionals to lead their respected organizations and communities towards increasing the common good, improving the quality of life, and promoting the impact of YNPN as a pipeline for 21st Century leadership.

Early bird registration has opened for individuals interested in attending the summit. There is a $20.00 registration fee. After April 15, the registration fee will increase to $25.00. To register, please CLICK HERE.

8:15am-9:00am - Coffee & Registration

9:00am - Welcome and YNPN Introduction
YNPN Leadership Team and Ambassadors

9:15am - Socio-Economic Challenges of WNY, Dr. Diane Bessel
Presented by Diane R. Bessel, PhD, LMSW, CNM

9:45am - Work on Purpose
Presented by The Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc.

10:55am - Board Training & Leadership
Presented by United Way of Buffalo & Erie County

11:40am - Lunch at Grupp Fireside Lounge
A message from YNPN National

1:00pm - Fundraising 101
Presented by The Association of Fundraising Professionals of Buffalo

1:45pm - Creating a Marketing Plan
Presented by The Advertising Club of Buffalo

3:00pm - Strategic Planning
Presented by Leadership Buffalo

4:30pm - Happy Hour + Networking @Grupp Fireside Lounge (cash only)