Addressing Systemic Racism

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 Americans and other persons of color is a systemicContinue reading “Addressing Systemic Racism”

COVID-19 Resources

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 your local community, professional development opportunities to take advantage of right now, howContinue reading “COVID-19 Resources”

Greater Bflo Summer *On a Budget*

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–but feel free to get in touch with us if you want toContinue 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”

Tips for Event Season Stress

(Image Description: Man sitting at desk looking stressed with people reaching towards him with phones, stacks of paper, and watches) By: Melanie Brem  Special Events Coordinator at Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity and YNPN Greater Bflo Co-Chair for Marketing & Communications When I introduce myself and tell people I plan special events for a living itContinue reading “Tips for Event Season Stress”

Reflections on YNPN National Conference 2018

(Pictured above: Map of the United States with YNPN chapters indicated with route from Buffalo to Indianapolis highlighted) From July 27th to July 30th, four members of YNPN Greater Bflo’s Board of Directors took a road trip to the Young Nonprofit Professional Network’s Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. With 300+ attendees representing chapters from acrossContinue reading “Reflections on YNPN National Conference 2018”