YNPN Greater Bflo Summit 2020

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Center for Tomorrow

101 Service Center Rd

Amherst, NY 14228

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The YNPN Greater Bflo Summit brings the nonprofit community together for a day of networking, training and leadership development.

About this Event

Summit 2020 is YNPN Greater Bflo's sixth annual professional development conference and is open to anyone who sees the value in being intentional about professional development and wants to be a more effective change-maker for the good of the community.

The theme for Summit 2020 is Creating a Diverse and Dynamic Network. We believe a diverse and dynamic network leads to a more inclusive sector, job opportunities, and a wide range of funders and volunteers. This conference will help you build diverse and dynamic networks and make them count toward a greater goal.


Summit registration includes continental breakfast and lunch.

To view a summary of each breakout session at Summit 2020 CLICK HERE.

8:00 - 8:30am: Breakfast + Networking

8:30 - 8:45am: Welcome and Chapter Updates

8:45 - 9:45am: Plenary Panel

The Importance of Building a Cross Sector Network

Alliances of individuals and organizations from nonprofit, government, philanthropic, and business sectors are able to leverage their diverse perspectives and resources to jointly solve societal problems and achieve shared goals. This panel will provide real life experiences where cross sector networking has led to increased collaboration and community impact. Panelists will provide advice on expanding professional networks and best practices to get the most out of networking events.


Margaret Zimmer, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

Emily Barber, Performance Management Partners, Inc.

Dan Schlein, Alliance Advisory Group

Kendra Brim, BlueCross BlueSheild of WNY

10:00 - 11:00am: Breakout Session #1

11:15am - 12:15pm: Breakout Session #2

12:15 - 1:30pm: Lunch & Plenary Session

Live Your Life Like a GPS -Duncan Kirkwood

Learn to be more resilient on your journey to success. The session will be broken into 3 sections:

1. How to avoid thinking traps.

2. The power of listening and the importance of speaking your truth.

3. Overcoming the fear of failure and how to achieve your goals.

1:30 - 2:30pm: Breakout Session #3

2:45 - 3:45pm: Breakout Session #4

3:45 - 4:00pm: Coffee and Cookie Bar Networking

*Please note this schedule is subject to change. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are my transportation/parking options for the event?

Summit will take place at the Center for Tomorrow on University at Buffalo's North Campus. The Center for Tomorrow is best accessed via the Flint Road entrance into campus. A map of campus can be accessed HERE. Parking will be available and free in the Center for Tomorrow Lot.

Center for Tomorrow is accessible via NFTA routes #35 and #44. UB students, faculty or staff members can also utilize UB buses and shuttles to access Center for Tomorrow.

I paid for a membership for the 2019-2020 programming year. How do I access my discounted ticket?

Click the "Enter promo code" link on the ticket page and enter the code sent in your original member welcome email. If you've misplaced your code please email ynpngreaterbflo@gmail.com and we can resend the member code to you.

I am not a paid member currently but would like a discounted ticket.

One of the benefits of being a member is a discount and early access to Summit 2020 tickets. If you are interested in becoming a member of YNPN Greater Bflo you can sign up HERE. Members will save $15 on Summit 2020 tickets and receive other benefits through June 30, 2020!

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We want to make Summit 2020 as green as possible! No need to bring your printed ticket; just give us your name at our registration table.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you can update your registration information or change sessions at anytime up until the day before the event.

What is the refund policy?

Anyone who registered for Summit before March 17th 2020 can request a refund by emailing ynpngreaterbflo@gmail.com with the subject line “Summit 2020 Refund." We will respond to and process your request as quickly as possible.

All purchases after March 17, 2020 are final. We will not offer refunds to anyone who registered after this date.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?

Yes! If you can no longer attend Summit 2020 please email us at ynpngreaterbflo@gmail.com and we can help get your registration transferred to another person.

Photo Consent

YNPN Greater Bflo may take pictures at this event. Images captured may be used in press releases, printed publicity and published on YNPN Greater Bflo's website and/or social media accounts. By registering and attending this event, you consent to have your photo taken and used for the purposes listed. If you would prefer to not have your photo taken or used, kindly let the photographer, and/or our Leadership Team know in person or via email to ynpngreaterbflo@gmail.com.

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