YNPN Greater Bflo is made up of you: Young nonprofit professionals who see the value in being intentional about our professional development, and in building a peer support network to help you be more effective change-makers for the good of our communities.


YNPN Greater Bflo is led by a dedicated voluntary board of local for-profit and non-profit professionals.

National Movement

The very first Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) chapter was founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1997 by a small group of young nonprofit professionals. Today the YNPN network serves more than 50,000 members and has chapters in over 40 cities. In 2018, YNPN Greater Bflo became an affiliate of YNPN National and we continue to be apart of the national movement to activate emerging leaders and build a diverse and powerful social sector.


YNPN Greater Buffalo strengthens the nonprofit community by serving as an inclusive and innovative resource for networking and growth to empower young professionals.


YNPN Greater Buffalo envisions a network of engaged professionals striving for excellence in knowledgeable and effective service to the community.

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2019-2020 Board of Directors

Co-Board Chairs –  Alex Lauer and Ebony Singletary

Director of  Communications and Marketing –  Bridget Scott

Director of Programming and Special Events – Tori Menneto

Co-Directors of Membership – Anne Coughlin and Stephen Lutter                           

Co-Directors of Operations and Finance– Kayleigh Murray and Heather Reed

Co-Directors of Sponsorships and Partnerships– Lucy Connery and Michael Palazza

Ambassadors – Jack Kavanaugh, MeKenzie Lund, Marco Notaro, Lauren Picone, and Elliott Woyshner

Allison Jensen

It is with a heavy heart that we share Allison, “Alley”, Jensen passed away from complications with COVID-19 on Thursday, January 7th. Alley served as Co-Director of Programming and Special Events for YNPN Greater Bflo and was the backbone of this group. Alley was known for continuously putting together programming that was inclusive and supportive of every individual we serve, and going above and beyond in all she set out to do. More than that, Alley was a compassionate human being, and the kind of person this world needs more of.

We will never be able to fully express our gratitude for all Alley has done, and who she was as a person. We send our deepest sympathies to her family and loved ones.

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