Events

YNPN Greater Bflo coordinates events and programming to empower and connect young nonprofit professionals. This includes networking events, professional development workshops, and bringing in guest speakers to share their experiences, insights, and professional perspectives to inform your own nonprofit career journey.

Professional & Leadership Development – workshops, presentations, or conversations centered around skill development and competencies for emerging nonprofit leaders.

Self Care Seriesproviding ways for nonprofit professionals to find balance between work and life and recharge so that they can best serve the community.

Social & Service Networking – opportunities to serve the community and/or network with other nonprofit professionals.

Coffee Power Hours – small group networking opportunities centered around a topic at a local coffee shop, every 2nd Wednesday of the month.

ALL EVENTS REQUIRE ONLINE REGISTRATION – Please click on the links below to register. 

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Virtual Tour of Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center

The mission of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center is to reveal authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls that inspire visitors to recognize modern injustices that stem from slavery and take action toward an equitable society.

This virtual tour is open to everyone, and costs $7.00 to register.

Learn more and register: Thursday, December 10th, 5:00-6:00pm

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ConnectLife Blood Drive

In the spirit of the holidays, YNPN members gather annually to volunteer in December. This year we will be celebrating Holiday Donor Day and invite both members and the community to consider donating blood on Friday, December 11th between 7:00am and 3:00pm at ConnectLife Headquarters (4444 Bryant and Stratton Way, Williamsville, NY 14221).

Learn more and sign up here.

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Members who sign up for all three of our events on December 9th (CPH), 10th (Virtual Tour), & 11th (Blood Drive) will receive a YNPN tote bag and be entered to win a $10 gift card to Public Espresso + Coffee!

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Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP): Professional Development Series

The Association of Fundraising Professionals empowers individuals and organizations to practice ethical fundraising through professional education, networking, research and advocacy. YNPN Greater Bflo has partnered with AFP to provide members with an exclusive offer to attend their Professional Development Series for 50% off. This is a $10 savings PER session! 

There will not be any presentations in November, but checkout these upcoming sessions in December:
Friday, December 4 – 1:00pm: “Fundraising in Tumultuous Times”
Thursday, December 10 – 11:00am: “Envisioning A Future of Impact, Growth, and a Plan to Get There:

YNPN members – to register for 50% off, please use the code provided to you in the October e-newsletter. Not sure what the code is? Email at us ynpngreaterbflo@gmail.com or message us on Facebook, @ynpngreaterbflo.

Register here.

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Coffee Power Hour Schedule
December 2020-March 2021

For the time being, we have made each of these events virtual. Please register using the links below to save your spot and receive the Zoom meeting information. Coffee Power Hours are free and open to everyone.

Starting in 2021, Coffee Power Hours will be available for two sessions on each day, 7:30am-9:00am and 11:30am-1:00pm. We invite you to join us at any time during those timeframes, and stay for however long you are able.

Registrants and our website/social media will be updated if the events are switched to in-person.

December – Virtual
Topic: Volunteering
*7:30am-9:00am time ONLY

January CPH *PLUS*
7:30am-9:00am
11:30am-1:00pm

February CPH
7:30am-9:00am
11:30am-1:00pm

March CPH
7:30am-9:00am
11:30am-1:00pm

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Upcoming Community Events
If you have an event that you’d like us to add to our community calendar, or if you know of a professional development opportunity for young professionals in WNY, email us and let us know so we can share with the entire network in our member newsletter and Facebook group!

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Cancellation Policy
In the event that YNPN Greater Bflo has to cancel an event, we will do everything
possible to reschedule a comparable program. If a rescheduled event cannot be
offered, then YNPN Greater Bflo will refund those who purchased tickets the full amount of their ticket.

In the event that a ticket purchaser is unable to attend an event they purchased the
ticket for, YNPN Greater Bflo reserves all rights to issue refunds for the amount the
ticket was purchased for at its discretion.

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