NEW in 2021

NAYDO Academy Philanthropy School Fundamentals

To kick off 2021, NAYDO’s 40th Anniversary, we dropped the fee for our NAYDO Academies that occur before the 2021 Virtual NAYDO Conference. We’ve taken care of the money issue, so all you have to do is reserve the time!

Be better prepared for the conference and your Y responsibilities by experiencing the fundamentals. Academy Fundamentals is a virtual workshop series that will take place before and after the conference. The workshops are available to anyone affiliated with a YMCA: full- or part-time staff, board member, or fundraising volunteer.  

Each fundamental will provide an overview of a financial development area and is geared toward volunteers; frontline, program, membership, and branch staff; and staff new to financial development. Target audiences are listed for each. If your role has changed or you need a refresher, the fundamentals are for you. Each fundamental is a 2-hour interactive virtual workshop, so you'll learn from the presenters and each other.

Registration fee for each Fundamental workshop:
January/February fees waived so everyone in the Y Movement can take advantage of these learning opportunities! Sign up today - each fundamental has its own registration link. 

2021 NAYDO Academy Philanthropy School Fundamentals:

Grants Part 2: Applying for U.S. Federal Grants
February 25, 12-2 p.m. Central/1-3 p.m. Eastern

You can take this fundamental without taking Grants 101.  
Presenter: Beth Becker, Director of Grants & Foundation Relations, YMCA of the North
You can write and win a federal grant. In this fundamental, you will learn how.  *How to get started.   *How to find them.   *How to write them.   *How to submit them.   *How to prepare for winning and managing a federal grant.

To set you up for success, Beth will provide information and insights to guide your prospecting and application. This workshop and the included handouts will provide an overview to get you started, resources to help your proposal and submission, and encouragement to pursue applying for federal grants.

Target Audience: New to Federal Grants - YMCAs of All Sizes
You can take this fundamental without taking Grants 101.  
>> Register by February 22

Each Academy Fundamentals workshop has its own registration link with opening and closing dates.
Earn 2 hours CFRE credit for each fundamental. Y-USA leadership recertification credits pending.

Coming soon! Fundamentals to Follow the Conference - May through July 2021

- Advocacy/Government Relations/Public Policy
- Board/Volunteer Development
- Capital/Comprehensive
- Endowment
- Major/Planned Gifts

Contact: Kristen Obaranec, CFRE,