YNPN Summit 2017: Make it Happen
$35 – $50
YNPN Summit 2017: Make it Happen

YNPN Summit 2017: Make it Happen

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Buffalo State College

1300 Elmwood Ave

Buffalo, NY 14222

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You're invited to join YNPN Greater Buffalo for our annual summit!

The YNPN Greater Bflo Summit is designed to provide a space for training, general leadership development, and networking for YNPN Greater Bflo membership and other young nonprofit leaders. This year our theme is "Make It Happen." Whether you are looking to learn cutting-edge practices, meaningfully network, deepen your learning, or to deepen your understanding of how your passion & career intersect, Summit 2017 has workshop sessions designed for you to make "it" happen in 2017!

Summit registration includes morning coffee + lunch.

Summit 2017 is focused on enhancing the nonprofit sector and is open to all. This year's event will feature a keynote presentation and various breakout sessions. Check our website for detailed information.

All sessions will take place in the Bulger Communication Center unless noted otherwise. Detailed breakout session descriptions can be found here.

8:00 - 8:30am - Registration

8:30 - 9:30am - Developing Effective Relationships with Corporate Partners

Panelists - Suzette O'Brien, United Way of Buffalo & Erie Co.; Sandy Falsone, Wegmans Food Markets; Bob Pokrzyk, Rich Products Corporation; Maureen Hanagan, Buffalo Olmstead Park Conservancy; Karen Christie, United Way of Buffalo & Erie Co.

9:30 - 10:45am - Breakout Session #1 (Communicating with Style – Holly Nowak, Special Event Coordination and Volunteer Recruitment – Jodie Antoniadis, Small Shop Fundraising: From Soup to Nuts – Jeffrey Mendola)

10:45 - 11:00am - Break

11:00am - 12:15pm - Breakout Session #2 (Re-thinking Social Media – Ebony Singletary, Getting There From Here: Making the Most of Your Early Career – Bryana DiFonzo & Minesh Patel, Obtaining Customer Feedback and Validation – Tipping Point Communications (Michelle Ashby & Mike Barone)

12:15 - 1:00 pm - Lunch

1:00 - 1:45pm - Keynote Presentation "Finding Your North Star - Amanda Shaffer - Shaffer Coaching, LLC

In our 24/7 society with competing career and personal demands, finding ways to leverage your resources starts with plotting your course. Amanda Shaffer presents a thoughtful and compelling narrative on how to discover, evaluate, and maximize opportunities to advance your career and impact your community by first “Finding Your North Star”.

1:45 - 3:00pm - Breakout Session #3 (The Brand of “YOU” – Performance Management Pros, Sealing the Deal: Effective Volunteer Onboarding – Girl Scouts of WNY, Oh No, We Have a Crisis…Now What – Dr. Pauline Hoffmann)

3:00 - 3:30pm - Closing Remarks

Service Project Sessions

YNPN on Wheels – Meals on Wheels WNY (During Breakout Sessions #1 & #2)

Participants will assemble toiletry bags that will later be delivered by volunteers to Meals on Wheels
homebound clients. You will have the opportunity to assemble small toiletry bags as a team, followed by
creating cards that will also be delivered to Meals on Wheels’ clients. A card and toiletry bag is always
well-received by clients who are homebound and oftentimes isolated. The small items help clients in
case they run out of shampoo, soap, etc. and inspirational greeting cards are often hung on the windows
and fridges of clients

*Schedule is subject to change*


1. What are my parking options for Summit?

Parking will be complementary in all Buffalo State College Parking Lots. We suggest parking in Lots I-34, I-35, I-37 as they are closest to Bulger. A map of Buffalo State can be found here.

2. How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email ynpngreaterbflo@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

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

You can bring either a printed ticket or an email confirmation.

4. Where can I find a description of each breakout session?

Descriptions of each breakout session can be found here.

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