NAYDO 2021 Conference registration is open! The conference will be virtual only April 13-15. Plan and budget now to attend. There are no travel expenses, so take advantage of this training and professional development opportunity.

Philanthropy is needed now more than ever. The registration edition of the conference brochure includes workshop schedule and complete registration info. To be added to the email notification list, contact Mary Zoller


Dec 3
Volunteer in Philanthropy (VIP) Network
On Thursday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
NAYDO Networks have been in place at the NAYDO Conference for several years. But new this year, they are an expanded year-round NAYDO benefit for Association Members and Virtual Training Subscribers. NAYDO's Volunteer in Philanthropy Network will host a kickoff session on Dec. 3 ...

OPEN TO ALL - Special Webinar: Ambassador Fundraising in a Virtual World
On Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
We've seen a demand for learning more about virtual engagement and fundraising, so this webinar is open to all! Board Members - Are you struggling to participate in fundraising during COVID? Staff - Are you struggling to get your board members and campaigners engaged in your campaign? Jo...

Dec 10
YMCA Day of Giving: Grow Your Cause, Cash and Constituency in 24 Hours!
December 10 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
December 10, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Central/2:30-3:30 Eastern YMCA Day of Giving: Grow Your Cause, Cash and Constituency in 24 Hours! Presenters: Charles Myer, VP/Chief Development Officer & Foundation President, YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas David Frederick, VP/Chief Marketing and Communication...

Dec 14
International Network
December 14 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
NAYDO International Network Kickoff The International Network was created to ensure the highest quality NAYDO Conference experience for attendees from outside of the U.S. and Canada, as well as anyone interested in sharing mutual learning and connecting with YMCA leaders from around t...

Jan 21
Your 2021 Annual Campaign: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic
January 21, 2021 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
January 21, 2021 1:30 p.m. Central / 2:30 p.m. Eastern Your 2021 Annual Campaign: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic Presenter: Jim Kauffman, B.S., M.Ed., Y Alum Human Performance Development | Kauffman Consultancy LLC   “Unique&rdquo...

Jan 26
Annual Support NAYDO Academy Philanthropy School Fundamental
January 26, 2021 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
NAYDO Academy Fundamentals are open to all! Be better prepared for the conference and your Y responsibilities by experiencing the fundamentals. Each fundamental provides an overview of a financial development area If your role has changed or you need a refresher, the fundamentals are for you...

Feb 18
The 90% Problem - Cultivating Major Gifts by Preserving Family Wealth
February 18, 2021 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
February 18, 2021 1:30 p.m. Central / 2:30 p.m. Eastern The 90% Problem - Cultivating Major Gifts by Preserving Family Wealth Presenter: Damon King, CFP® and Y Alum CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and Investment Advisor ChappelWood Financial Services ...

Mar 18
Things I Wish I Had Known
March 18, 2021 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
March 18, 2021 1:30 p.m. Central / 2:30 p.m. Eastern Things I Wish I Had Known Presenter: Randy Klassen, Y Alum Senior Consultant, Global Philanthropic Inc. | Canada   Let’s talk about what I’ve learned and what I wish I had known as a Y professional. This includes ...

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From the NAYDO Chair: Building Our NAYDO Community

by Shelly McTighe-Rippengale on October 15, 2020
Message from the Chair October 2020 Building Our NAYDO Community Lately, I’ve been reflecting on how COVID-19 has refined my thinking about donors. Before, I might have been more focused on asking for a specific program or project. Now, I am inviting donors to join in deeper conversations about our future, our role, and our mission in light...
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  • From the NAYDO Chair: What I Know These Days

    From the NAYDO Chair: What I Know These Days

    by Shelly McTighe-Rippengale on August 11, 2020
    What I Know These Days Here are a few of my truths in today’s landscape: - Nothing is the same. - I am having to make excruciating decisions, which often keeps me up at night. - I need a daily...
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  • We’re All in this Together

    We’re All in this Together

    by Shelly McTighe-Rippengale & Mary Zoller on June 5, 2020
    “We’re all in this together” is the phrase we keep hearing as the world deals with the economic hardship and health challenges of the current pandemic. NAYDO believes that the same phrase should...
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  • My Perspective on What's Happening in Our Country

    My Perspective on What's Happening in Our Country

    by Kevin Washington, YMCA OF THE USA President and CEO on June 2, 2020
    Dear YMCA Colleagues: I hope you and your loved ones are safe from the violence and destruction gripping so many of our communities. I am really struggling to process what is happening in our...
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NAYDO is here for you to answer questions, provide a place to share samples of communications and stewardship ideas that are working, and serve as a place you can call for familiar voices eager to listen to what you are experiencing and hear how NAYDO can help you. NAYDO's staff is working and at your service:

Mary Zoller
NAYDO Operations and Conference Director
(504) 464-7845 or

Contact for help with:
  • 2021 & Future Conferences
  • Presenter or Sponsor/Exhibitor Matters
  • Association Membership and Virtual Training Subscription Questions
  • Membership or Conference Assistance
Kristen Obaranec
NAYDO Virtual Training Director
(404) 593-7920

Contact for help with: 
  • Webinars
  • Virtual Training
  • Sharing Samples
  • Links and Helpful Resources
  • Fundraising Questions
  • Vacancy List for Y Related Development Jobs 
Kathy Meehan
NAYDO Database Specialist
(504) 722-4248 

Contact for help with:
  • Receipts for NAYDO payments
  • Membership Dues Status
  • Adding Staff & Volunteers on your Association Membership