Kristen Obaranec, CFRE
NAYDO Virtual Learning Director
Kristen is a 22-year YMCA professional in association communications and financial development with YMCA of the USA (financial development/association resources) and the YMCA of Metro Atlanta.
For eight years, she worked as a Y-USA partner professional in marketing and communications, supporting local YMCAs with their development, public relations, marketing, and communications plans and challenges.
As a communication consultant, she engages donors, volunteers, members, staff, and partners in fundraising campaigns, creates signature events, handles media relations and crisis communications, and develops strategic communications with collateral including the case for support, philanthropy reports, online annual reports, impact reports, videos, and other pieces.
Kristen is the general sessions committee chair for NAYDO, served on the Council and was the 2015 Conference Co-Chair in Atlanta. She is Accredited in Public Relations through the Public Relations Society of America and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive.
In her NAYDO role she:
- Serves NAYDO members related to education and member service questions
- Manages education offerings including webinars, online resources, regional training events, and more
Oversees communications including a comprehensive communications calendar, newsletters,
social media, and website
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