Join us for Stewardship Week

by Tauna Shoemaker & Eliza McNulty on August 7, 2017

NAYDO is excited to partner with Y-USA for the 3rd Annual Y-USA Stewardship Week from August 28 through September 1. We are looking for stewardship champions to join this week long celebation in philanthropy by writing a blog post or submitting works of stewardship from your Y to be hosted in a gallery and shared as a resource for other Ys to use.

We have compiled a list of blog topics that are of interest to our stewards in philanthropy, but please do not feel limited to these options:

  • First-time donors
  • Mid-level donor 
  • Online donor 
  • Staff donors
  • Millennial Donors
  • Annual Donors
  • Camp Donors
  • Creating a Culture of Stewardship beyond just financial giving (loving on members and staff)

You don't have to be a professional writer either! Check out last years blog posts for reference (August 1-5). Email Tauna at if you are willing to submit a post.

If writing isn't of interest of you, you can still participate by contributing any brand-compliant samples to by Wednesday, August 23. Y-USA will do their best to post as many as possible so that Ys across the country will have access to a gallery of resources (including your Y's!). 

Finally, be sure to follow the Twitter hashtag #YGratitude during Stewardship Week for examples and best practices. We encourage you to tweet your best ideas as well.

Thank you all for your work in our Y communities and we hope to see you participate in Stewardship Week!

In gratitude, 

Eliza McNulty, Y-USA Stewardship Manager
Tauna Shoemaker, Major Gifts and Stewardship Director of the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties
Pam Havlick Hearn, CFRE, NAYDO Membership & Education Director