From the NAYDO Chair: Moving Forward

by Shelly McTighe-Rippengale on December 4, 2020

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 develop and stick to a plan, create a timeline, schedule meetings in advance, or gather for department meetings. 

2020 has taught me to think about the future and what I need to do―without committing to a start or end date. And while I often feel I am out there on my own, I know I have NAYDO as a much-needed resource, network, and support group to keep me motivated and on track.
I honestly believe Y staff, volunteers, and associations need NAYDO now more than ever before. We need collective solutions to our pandemic challenges. NAYDO is responding with relevant networks, webinars, Academies and Fundamentals, and a well-planned 2021 Virtual Conference.

Be sure to stay engaged with NAYDO as a member and virtual participant. I am finding new connections and creative ideas on network calls and webinars. I am sure you will find the same. Plan now, including budgeting, for the NAYDO 2021 Virtual Conference. You’ll connect, network, learn, share, and have fun. It will make a difference for you, your staff and volunteers, your Y, and the Y Movement.
Happy holidays. Join me in moving forward in 2021.
Yours in Y service,

Shelly McTighe-Rippengale
NAYDO Council Chair
YMCA of San Diego County
Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer