Over the last 18 months, Rise Collaborative has released three issues and nearly 30,000 copies of No Boundaries, our print publication that covers the people, neighborhoods, challenges and successes often left uncovered by traditional media sources in an around Buffalo. In the name of cultivating empathy through story telling, we’re upgrading to a new magazine format as the publication continues to grow. 

We wanted to add a stronger visual component to the stories we’re sharing, and a matte finish, perfect bound, 72 page magazine will allow us to better incorporate photography and illustration from local artists with more vibrance and clarity than ever before. 

We’re adding more pages in order to tell stories in more visually creative ways, and to welcome additional sponsors at a lower price. 

Our target audience is your target audience. No Boundaries is FREE and delivered to every neighborhood in the city, and the first and second ring suburbs. Our readers prefer to eat, drink, and shop local, and in a print magazine, your advertisements have their undivided attention.

Learn about how our ad prices have been lowered, and perks have been extended. 

We’re accepting advertising creative until the end of June 2018. Contact our team at hey@risecollaborative.com with questions or orders.


We’ve hit multiple businesses with a prototype in hand, because when you see it in person, you understand the look and feel we’re going for with this super visually appealing piece. Check this out if you’re unable to catch us in person to see for yourself:

Issue 4 will feature written contributions from:

Caitlin Hartney – No Boundaries 3, Buffalo News, The Public, Buffalo Rising
Kate Rogers – No Boundaries 2, 3
Sam Radford – President, District Parent Coordinating Council 

Melinda Smith – Freedom Network USA
Nat Paul – US Advisory Council on Human Trafficking
Gaia Amman – Author, An Italian Adventure, ranked #1 on Amazon’s New Release List

Artistic contributions from:

Julia Bottoms Douglas – Freedom Wall Buffalo
Casey Kelly – Pretty + Grit, “Let the Good Times Flow” mural

Thanks for considering supporting our publication, which has grown each issue thanks exclusively to the local businesses who have partnered with us along the way. 

Rise Collaborative founding team,

Kevin Heffernan, Drew Brown, Bridget Schaefer