ComLead Connects with YNPN

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in ComLead, Managing Not-For-Profit Organizations, Organizational Leadership

As a second year student in the Communication and Leadership Program, I have found that one of the greatest strengths of the program is the numerous connections it helps students build with members of the community. One opportunity that I learned about through this program is the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater Bflo (YNPN).

YNPN is a community of young professionals that gather for professional development, peer support, and to build relationships with like-minded others. The group is not only for nonprofit professionals, but also for people in for-profit industries who may be interested in nonprofit board service, philanthropy and corporate giving, volunteer work, or even making a career switch.

In my first year of the Communication and Leadership Program, I heard about YNPN through Dr. Hartman, who encouraged us to register for Summit, their annual conference that includes professional development sessions and networking opportunities.  I decided to attend with a few classmates, and found it to be a great experience. I was able to choose seminars that helped develop the skills and knowledge that I need for my career, and to make new connections with the speakers and attendees of the event.

I am greatly looking forward for the 2017 Summit, which is taking place on Friday, March 24 from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Buffalo State College, with the theme is “Make it Happen”. For more information about the event and to register, click here.

This year I took the next step with my involvement in YNPN, by becoming a YNPN Ambassador.  The YNPN Ambassadors serve as a team with the support and guidance of the Board of Directors to take on various leadership roles.  I have taken on the leadership roles to assist in Philanthropy and Giving, along with Programming, which allows me to use the skills I have developed in the ComLead Not for Profit concentration to help further the organization. If you are interested in getting involved as a YNPN Ambassador, you can learn more information here. You can also follow YNPN Greater Blfo on social media on Facebook, on Twitter, and by following ynpngreaterbflo on Instagram and connecting on LinkedIn.

Author: Courtney Sullivan –  Alumni Event Coordinator at Canisius College. 2nd year student in the Communication and Leadership program.  YNPN Ambassador.


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