August 2023 News from North American YMCA Development Organization
Message from the NAYDO Chair
ACCELERATING PHILANTHROPY IN OUR Ys
Dear NAYDO Members,
As the new Council chair, I appreciate the commitment to NAYDO by YMCA Canada and YMCA of the USA. With top-down support from Peter Dinsdale and Suzanne McCormick, both national offices are making NAYDO membership more accessible. They are providing funding to NAYDO to increase the financial assistance funds for membership dues.
Now, it is up to each Y to take advantage of this opportunity and make the most of their NAYDO membership. Ensuring all staff and volunteers can access year-round education, idea sharing and networking is essential.
NAYDO is not just for CDOs or C-suite leaders. It’s for staff at every level and in every department. It’s for branch and association board members and fundraising volunteers. It’s for young professionals so they develop the fundraising skills needed to advance their careers. It takes each of us to tap into our passion for the Y Movement and advance philanthropy in our Ys.
At its core, our philanthropic role, no matter our job title, is to build relationships, tell our personal Y story, and articulate the vision of our Y―how the Y can strengthen our neighbors, our community and our world.
Here’s how to get involved in NAYDO:
• Now that your Y has joined or renewed your association membership, make sure to help your staff and volunteers activate their memberships if they are new to NAYDO or new to your Y since last year...so share this email! My Y held a gift card drawing to focus everyone’s attention on activating their benefits and it worked like a charm!
• Participate in networks. Give young staff the professional development they seek and need with 10 networks and through applying for the Young Professionals Class of 2024.
• Attend virtual webinars. Organize brown bag viewing parties with key staff and volunteers.
• Host a virtual NAYDO Academy. Give your frontline staff a taste of NAYDO excellence at incredibly affordable prices.
• Become a Conference Committee (or sub-committee) volunteer.
• Share your NAYDO experience with your peers, your State Alliance and on LinkedIn.
Bottom line: Don’t wait for someone in your Y to ‘invite’ you to participate in NAYDO. Seize the initiative and discover how NAYDO can improve your personal and professional development.
Yours in philanthropy,
Carolyn Grady, NAYDO Chair
SVP, Chief Development Officer, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
NAYDO MEMBERSHIP FOR 2023-2024
Have you activated your benefits (Step 2)?
By Mary Zoller, NAYDO Operations and Conference Director
During the current annual enrollment period, Step 1 establishes your YMCA as a NAYDO Association Member for the new NAYDO Membership Year. Your association contact identified budget size, payment method, or need for financial assistance. To date, two-thirds of last year's members plus more than 40 new YMCAs have completed Step 1.
Step 2 involves activating the benefits of the staff and volunteers at your Y who will be using the NAYDO Membership by participating in virtual webinars and network events or attending the in-person conference. This step is how the database will recognize an email address for the conference member rate, as an applicant for conference assistance, or as a registrant for the 2023-2024 webinar series.
The system does NOT recognize Y names, so it is most important that NEW Members complete Step 2 so their email addresses will be valid as NAYDO members and your Y will be making the most of your NAYDO Membership. Renewing YMCAs who have staff or volunteers who did not activate their benefits last year also need to activate NOW. Reply to this email if you have questions about activating benefits.
New this year! Association Contacts who would like to view who from their Y has activated their benefits can request this access from Database Specialist Kathy Meehan by email or call 504 722 4248.
We Have a Winner!
Wayne Stump, CEO, of the Bloomsburg Area YMCA in Pennsylvania is the winner of the raffle. All who renewed or joined between July 14-31 were eligible. The prize is a free 2024 NAYDO Conference Registration, a value of $775. Congratulations!
MONTHLY WEBINAR SERIES
Last webinar for the 2022-2023 membership year!
August 17, 2023, 1:30-2:30 pm Central
2023 Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for 2022
Understanding the Data and Gaining Insights for Your Development Decision-Making
Presenter: Gail Glasser, Senior Consultant, Lighthouse Counsel
Influence your Y's development plans with a robust set of data and insights. Join Lighthouse Counsel senior consultant, Gail Glasser as she reviews data on the United States charitable sector as reported by Giving USA 2023: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2022.
The session will review the top findings for overall charitable giving. Information will be shared on where the donations came from - individuals, foundations, bequests, and corporations - and where the money went across charitable subsectors. Factors that impacted nonprofits, both challenges and opportunities, will be highlighted.
Participants will gain insights on how to be data-informed in their fundraising decision-making. We will look at our donors' desire to leverage their assets and give in different ways. Use the information to compare your Y's analytics and consider expanding options for donors to give to your local Y. The session will stress best practices for using data to inform how we listen to and communicate with our donors.
1. Understand 2022 Giving USA data compared to historical philanthropic trends
2. Leverage Giving USA data and benchmark your own Y data
3. Garner best practices that can be immediately applied to focus your efforts, educate your stakeholders, and plan for the latest philanthropic trends
Lighthouse Counsel is a proud member of The Giving Institute, which publishes Giving USA. Click here to learn more about The Giving Institute and get a copy of the 2023 Giving USA report.
September 21, 1:30-2:30 pm Central
Impact Marketing Strategies for Busy Grant Writers and Program Directors
Presenters: Pam Bailey, Senior Director of Fundraising and Public Relations, YMCA of Greater Flint, and
Lauren Wilson, Director of Funds Development, Williams YMCA of Avery County
October 19, 1:30-2:30 pm Central
AI and Fund Development
Presenter: Randy Klassen, CFRE, Fund Development Consultant, TR Leadership Consulting
November 9, 1:30-2:30 pm Central
Crafting a Compelling Case for Donor and Government Support
Presenters: Molly Thompson, SVP of Strategic Alignment, YMCA of South Hampton Roads, and Sherree Vodicka, CEO, NC Alliance of YMCAs
Don't forget: NAYDO Webinars qualify for Y-USA Leadership Recertification and CFRE certification credit. Past webinars are posted on the members-only section of the website. Contact Kristen Obaranec, CFRE, if you have trouble locating them.
NAYDO 2024 CONFERENCE UPDATE
The Conference Registration and Financial Assistance application process will open in late September. A Member email will be sent notifying you when both are open, the digital brochure is available, and when the conference website update is complete with 2024 details.
HOTEL RESERVATIONS ARE LIMITED
Arrive Wednesday, April 3 | Depart Saturday, April 6 | Reserve Now
The 2024 NAYDO Conference will start at 5 pm Wednesday, April 3, so plan to fly into Denver International Airport on Wednesday, April 3. The Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center is 15 minutes from the airport. Book your Wednesday and Thursday night rooms now. Friday night rooms are temorarily sold out. To get on the Friday night waiting list, email your reservation confirmation number along with your name.
Gaylord Rockies Single/Double Room Rate: $269 USD plus 15.25% tax, currently
Overflow Hotel List
NAYDO will contract with an overflow hotel once the Gaylord Rockies is sold out on all nights. To be notified when those rooms are available, send an email with a contact person name, email and number of rooms needed. You wlll be notified when the contract is signed and rooms are available.
WANT TO SEE YMCA OF THE ROCKIES?
YMCA of the Rockies is offering a mountain experience with lodging and activities for attendees from April 1 with departure on April 3, conference opening day. Post Conference stays April 6-7 are available also at a special rate that includes a paid activity voucher. YMCA of the Rockies' Estes Park Center is 1.5 hours northwest of Gaylord Rockies and is adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park. Check out YMCA of the Rockies online. To book your stay, call 888-613-9622 and say you are with NAYDO. Or, contact Carrie Rossman for more details.
2024 Denver Conference Info | Budget now to attend
Check out the Denver Video
Single/Double Room Rate: $269 USD plus tax of 15.25% currently
For a room block of 10+ rooms or other questions contact Mary Zoller, Operations & Conference Director, 504-858-3379.
2024 Denver Mile High Giving | Denver Preview Video
VIRTUAL NETWORK EVENTS
By Erica Halpern, NAYDO Networks Manager
Networks are open to all, and there is no limit on what you can participate in. Please contact me if you have questions about NAYDO Networks.
Marketing & Communications Network
Sep 6, 2023 1:00 pm Central
Joining the Artificial Intelligence Revolution
Presenters: Brian Gawor, CFRE, Vice President, Research, RNL, and Scott Kruger, Vice President and Consultant, RNL
Network Sponsor: Radar Promotions
Under 40 Network
September 14, 1:00 pm Central
Presenters: Julie Watkins, President/CEO of YMCA of the Rockies, and Stephanie Dixon, Southwest Alliance Partner & Regional Service Hub Training Partner
Network Sponsor: C&A Social Impact Consulting
TIPS & TACTICS
Easy ways to repurpose your content Nonprofit Marketing Guide
Adding an outside collaborator may help your creativity Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
Research & Data
2023 Kids Count Data Book - U.S. state trends in child well-being Annie E. Casey Fdn.
4 ways to tap into DAF dollars Future Fundraising Now/FreeWill
How to thank supporters in style: 5 creative gratitude ideas Windmill Hill Consulting
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