Greater Buffalo: The REGION of Good Neighbors

Written by Lucy Connery, Executive Director of Healthy Communities 2030!, YNPN Ambassador Our country and our communities have demonstrated strength and resilience in response to the challenges 2020 brought. In times of struggle, our local responses provide creativity, compassion, and support for one another. For example, Mayor Byron Brown, the Office of Citizen Services, andContinue reading “Greater Buffalo: The REGION of Good Neighbors”

2020 Challenges or 2020 Vision?

Written by Lucy Connery, YNPN Greater Bflo Ambassador “Out of adversity comes opportunity.” – Benjamin Franklin 2020 has presented so many challenges for our Western New York Community, our country, and the world; however, with these challenges come opportunities. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the world how important health is in day-to-day life, the BlackContinue reading “2020 Challenges or 2020 Vision?”

Accessibility & Intentional Inclusion

Written by YNPN Greater Bflo YNPN Greater Bflo’s mission is to strengthen the nonprofit community by serving as an inclusive and innovative resource for networking and growth to empower young professionals. To help guide our efforts to fulfill this mission, we recently defined our Strategy for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, which you can read here.Continue reading “Accessibility & Intentional Inclusion”

Addressing Systemic Racism

Written by Jerome Singletary, YNPN Greater Bflo Co-Chair We are deeply saddened by events that have taken place over the last several months, including the death of George Floyd. Unfortunately, this is just one of many recent incidents of racism and police brutality committed against African Americans in the United States. Racism towards African AmericansContinue reading “Addressing Systemic Racism”

COVID-19 Resources

Written by Bridget Scott, YNPN Greater Bflo Co-Director of Communications & Marketing In this time of uncertainty, we realize how important it is for you to be well-equipped with resources that aide in the care of your mental and physical health. Whether that be tips on how to work from home, ways to help yourContinue reading “COVID-19 Resources”

Greater Bflo Summer *On a Budget*

Written by Jessie McKay, YNPN Greater Bflo Co-Director of Marketing & Communications Summer in the Greater Bflo region can feel…overwhelming. Here to help you navigate the summer with some budget-friendly options (and, okay, a few splurges here and there) is your YNPN Greater Bflo leadership team! Please note that this is not a sponsored post–butContinue reading “Greater Bflo Summer *On a Budget*”

8 Reasons to Join the YNPN Greater Bflo Leadership Team

1.) Expand Your Network YNPN Greater Bflo Directors, Ambassadors, and Members represent organizations throughout Western New York, including nonprofits, government, and for-profit agencies. You’ll have the opportunity to expand your existing community of friends and colleagues to include new connections with different backgrounds and insights. Not only can this enhance your current professional career, butContinue reading “8 Reasons to Join the YNPN Greater Bflo Leadership Team”

Invest In Yourself, Invest In Your Future

(Image Description: Photograph of a pair of hands cradling a piggy bank) By: Allison Jensen Marketing Coordinator at Compu-Mail and YNPN Greater Bflo Director of Programming As a young professional, it’s important to think about investing now to secure a stable future for yourself. Of course, it’s natural to immediately think of investing in the form ofContinue reading “Invest In Yourself, Invest In Your Future”

Engaging the Active Citizen Continuum to Support Your Organization or Your Personal Growth

By: Aurora Schunk Assistant Director of the Civic and Community Engagement Office at Buffalo State College and YNPN Greater Bflo Board Co-Chair When you hear the phrase “active citizen,” what comes to your mind? What do you think are the characteristics that make an “active citizen?” Can anyone be an “active citizen,” or do you needContinue reading “Engaging the Active Citizen Continuum to Support Your Organization or Your Personal Growth”