The NAYDO 2022 Conference will be April 6-9 in Tampa. Plan and budget now to attend. Hotel registration is open. Get a sneak peek here and watch this video from the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA. 2022 Call for Presentations.

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Jun 23
Young Professionals Network
Tomorrow, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NAYDO Young Professionals Network (Y staff and board members under age 40) June 23, 3-4 pm Central Working with Volunteers as a Young Professional Being successful in philanthropy requires the ability to recruit, motivate, train, manage and recognize volunteers. Bruce Ham will lead...

Jun 24
Marketing/Communications Network
On Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
NAYDO MarCom Network June 24, 12-1 pm Central We will continue our Hot Topics small group discussions Sponsor: Lucidpress Register in advance...

Program & Membership Network
On Thursday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
NAYDO Program and Membership Network June 24, 2-3 pm Central Developing frontline staff to share the Y's impact Register in advance After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Sponsor: PowerUp Fitne...

Jul 15
NAYDO Monthly Webinar: Penelope Burk & Cygnus Research YMCA 2021 Donor Survey
July 15 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thursday, July 15, 2021 NOTE: Time is 12 pm Central/1 pm Eastern (not the usual webinar time)  Penelope Burk/Cygnus Research 2021 YMCA Donor Survey Presenter: Penelope Burk Join renowned author and researcher, Penelope Bu...

Aug 19
NAYDO Monthly Webinar - Endowment: The bridge for sustainability between today and tomorrow
August 19 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
NAYDO Monthly Webinar Thursday, August 19, 2021, 1:30 p.m. Central / 2:30 p.m. Eastern Endowment: The bridge for sustainability between today and tomorrow Presenter: Robyn Furness-Fallin CFRE, DBD Group  2020 showed the critical importance of en...

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From the NAYDO Chair: Bottoms Up!

by Zane Korytko on June 8, 2021
BOTTOMS UP! I’d like to toast the Ys in the United States that are reemerging and reopening camps and summer programs. In Canada and other places, we remain on hold. We all need a summer with our traditional activities back in action. However, with the title of this message, I was thinking of NAYDO as a bottom-up organization. With...
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  • From the NAYDO Chair: Looking Forward

    From the NAYDO Chair: Looking Forward

    by Zane Korytko on May 6, 2021
    LOOKING FORWARD TO 2022 and BEYOND The virtual 2021 NAYDO Conference is in our rearview mirror. I’ll continue to benefit from what I learned during those three days, and I hope you will,...
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  • From the NAYDO Chair: People, Purpose, and Passion

    From the NAYDO Chair: People, Purpose, and Passion

    by Shelly McTighe-Rippengale on February 10, 2021
    PEOPLE, PURPOSE, AND PASSION My philosophy for 2021 is to look forward, not back. And since it’s February (already!), I’m looking forward to the April 13-15 NAYDO Conference on YMCA...
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  • From the NAYDO Chair: Moving Forward

    From the NAYDO Chair: Moving Forward

    by Shelly McTighe-Rippengale on December 4, 2020
    MOVING FORWARD Like me, many YMCA development colleagues are Type A personalities: we like to plan and be in control of what is happening in our world. Gone, for now, are the days when I could...
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  • From the NAYDO Chair: Building Our NAYDO Community

    From the NAYDO Chair: Building Our NAYDO Community

    by Shelly McTighe-Rippengale on October 15, 2020
    Building Our NAYDO Community Lately, I’ve been reflecting on how COVID-19 has refined my thinking about donors. Before, I might have been more focused on asking for a specific program or...
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  • From the NAYDO Chair: What I Know These Days

    From the NAYDO Chair: What I Know These Days

    by Shelly McTighe-Rippengale on August 11, 2020
    What I Know These Days Here are a few of my truths in today’s landscape: - Nothing is the same. - I am having to make excruciating decisions, which often keeps me up at night. - I need a daily...
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  • We’re All in this Together

    We’re All in this Together

    by Shelly McTighe-Rippengale & Mary Zoller on June 5, 2020
    “We’re all in this together” is the phrase we keep hearing as the world deals with the economic hardship and health challenges of the current pandemic. NAYDO believes that the same phrase should...
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  • My Perspective on What's Happening in Our Country

    My Perspective on What's Happening in Our Country

    by Kevin Washington, YMCA OF THE USA President and CEO on June 2, 2020
    Dear YMCA Colleagues: I hope you and your loved ones are safe from the violence and destruction gripping so many of our communities. I am really struggling to process what is happening in our...
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