Six Conference Registration Tips

Why wait to become a member? Join now and pay less for the conference! 

(Details for each of the 6 tips can be found in Tips for Using Online Registration)    
  1. Know your Membership Type (Association or Individual)
  2. Make sure your name is on NAYDO Membership Roster if your Y is an Association Member
  3. Find out status of membership dues payment (dues must be current to qualify for member rates)
  4. Determine method of conference payment (credit card or check)
  5. Know the differences between a GROUP and INDIVIDUAL registration 
  6. Follow directions to RESERVE SPACES when UNSURE of NAMES.

2017 Conference REGISTRATION Open for both Members & Non-Members

There are two ways to register: online or using the print registration form. Learn more about becoming a member.
HELPFUL HINT: It can be helpful to view the print version BEFORE going online so you can gather in advance all the information you need from others you may be registering.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE APPLICANTS will be able to register online but must pay the $50 application fee. This is a per applicant fee not per form. In addition you must complete the 2017 financial assistance application on this web site. Deadline wass December 5, 2016. Refer to financial assistance page of this website for application information after this deadline. 

CFRE Certification Credit

Approved conference sessions provide Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification credit. A tracking form is provided in the Advance Packet and will be posted on this website. Attend the Wednesday afternoon CFRE session (4:00 - 4:45 pm) to learn more. Presenters include Ryan Johnson, CFRE and Mary Kay Polston, CFRE, YMCA of the USA and Heidi Peever Bain, CFRE, YMCA of Western Ontario.

Already a CFRE and interested in the Advanced CFRE (ACFRE) certification, an appointment can be set up with an ACFRE attending the conference. Contact Pam Hearn, CFRE at

Y-USA Leadership Certification Credits

For US attendees, the NAYDO Conference earns you 16 Leadership Certification Credits.  The NAYDO Conference counts as an elective for the Organizational Leader Bridge Program and counts as recertification credit for the Multi-Team and Branch Leader or Organizational Leader certifications. In order for this to show up properly on your YMCA of the USA transcript, you will need to provide on your NAYDO Conference registration form the following information: date of birth, last 4 digits of your Social Security Number and email address. If any one of those items is left blank, NAYDO cannot submit your record to Y-USA. For any questions, contact