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 board of local nonprofit professionals.

National Movement

This local Young Nonprofit Professionals Network is an emerging chapter of the national YNPN organization. Beginning in 1997 as a small gathering of peers in San Francisco, YNPN has since grown from word-of-mouth and local volunteer leadership teams, to a nearly 15,000 members in chapters across the U.S. This rapid growth and mobilization of next-generation leaders clearly shows the need for installing a pipeline for nonprofit professionals early in their careers.


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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Our 2017 – 2018 Board Members

Co-Board Chairs –  Christine Kiebzak and Aurora Schunk
Co-Directors of Marketing and Communications – Samantha DeMart and Melanie Brem
Director of Finance and Operations– Emily More
Director of Philanthropy and Giving – Michael Riccio
Co-Directors of Membership – Lauren Maguire and Kaelyn Gates
Director of Special Events – 
Jerome Singletary
Director of Programming – Aurora Schunk