From the NAYDO Chair: Anticipation!by Zane Korytko on February 8, 2022
Usually, I have a Billy Joel or Elvis tune rattling around in my head. But lately, it’s a Carly Simon song from the ’70s … “These are the good old days.” She also sings, “We can never know about the days to come, but we think about them anyway.” (Listen here. She’s a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2022 nominee.)
I’m approaching the upcoming NAYDO 2022 Conference on YMCA Philanthropy with anticipation. There’s so much to look forward to! Being with Y colleagues fills my soul. Meeting new friends – staff and volunteers – stirs my spirit. And the conference swirls in my mind with latest ideas from workshops, Hot Topics, NAYDO Networks, the Ys receiving awards, happy hours, walks on the Riverwalk, and impromptu gatherings.
We’re seeing a shift toward greater reliance on philanthropic dollars to sustain our Ys and less revenue from membership and other earned sources. Sharing our experiences and what is working in our Ys is more important than ever. NAYDO creates connections that inspire, especially at this intersection of operations and philanthropy and at this critical time.
Whether you’re able to attend the conference or not, please take advantage of the year-round webinars, network virtual events, conference recordings, and other resources available to you as a NAYDO member. Because, like Carly Simon, NAYDO stands the test of time.
See you in Tampa,
NAYDO Council Chair
Chief Executive Officer | Directeur General
YMCA of Greater Moncton| YMCA du Grand Moncton