2017 Conference Schedule


​4:00–6:00 pm   
Registration/Information Center Open for Early Arrivals
Sponsor: Arthur J Gallagher Risk Management Services

4:00–6:00 pm   
Host Y Hospitality Center Open
Sponsor: Life Fitness

​5:30–8:30 pm   
Tuesday Early Arrivals Dinner Groups

7:00–9:00 pm   
NAYDO Council Meeting


7:00 am–7:00 pm 
Registration/Information Center Open 
Sponsor: Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services

7:00 am–7:00 pm
Host Y Hospitality Center Open
Sponsor: Life Fitness

7:00 am–4:00 pm
Welcome Center Open

7:00 am–3:30 pm
NAYDO Precor Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course
Sponsor: Precor

Preconference Sessions 

8:00 am–4:30 pm
YMCA Capital Readiness and Planning Workshop
Advance sign-up and additional fee required; lunch included

9:15–11:15 am
Annual Campaign Fundamentals: Bringing Your Case to Life for Donor and Community Appeal

9:15–11:15 am 
Fundamentals of a Strong Endowment Program

9:15–11:15 am 
The Cycle of Donor Engagement (Intermediate - 5+years experience)

11:30 am–12:30 pm
Bank of America Presents: A Discussion of the 2014 U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy
Sponsor: Bank of America

Philanthropy Live! Projects 

Advance sign-up required; transportation provided
Sponsor: The Redwoods Group

8:30 am–1:00 pm 
Project 1: AM - YMCA Camp Surf (includes lunch)

11:30 am–4:00 pm 
Project 2: PM - YMCA Camp Surf (includes lunch)

8:30 am–12:00 pm 
Project 3: International Rescue Committee Garden 

10:00 am–2:00 pm
Project 4: Father Joe's Villages (includes snacks) 

12:00–4:00 pm 
Project 5: Take Back the Alley (for Young Professionals Class of 2017 & Alumni)

1:30–4:00 pm 
Project 6: YMCA Turning Point & Tommie's Place

YMCA Impact Tours 

Advance sign-up required; transportation provided

8:00 am–12:30 pm
YMCA Impact Tour A: YMCAs Reborn! Hard Hats, Fresh Paint & an Express Y
Jackie Robinson Family YMCA, La Jolla Family YMCA and Shepherd YMCA Firehouse 

9:15 am–3:30 pm
YMCA Impact Tour B: Camp Surf (includes lunch)
Sponsor: CampMinder

10:45 am–3:30 pm
YMCA Impact Tour C: Copley-Price Family YMCA, Mission Valley YMCA and Krause Family Skate and Bike Park (includes lunch)
Sponsor: Total Gym

2:00–6:30 pm
Exhibits OPEN (complimentary beverages)

2:00–3:30 pm
Welcome to "New" Chief Development Staff

2:30–3:00 pm
Workshop Host/Conveners Orientation

3:00–5:00 pm
Opening Reception featuring a Taste of Mexico in Exhibits Area

3:00–5:00 pm
AV Test Room open for Workshop Presenters & Communication Contest Winners

Special Sessions

4:00–4:45 pm
New Attendees Orientation and Networking Sessions

4:00–4:45 pm
CFRE: Become a Certified Fund Raising Executive

4:15–4:45 pm
Workshop Host/Conveners Orientation (repeat of 2:30 session)
5:00–6:30 pm
Meet & Greet: National Philanthropy Alliance Leaders 
(includes short program at 5:15 pm)

Night of Networking Events

Enjoy San Diego on your own or at one of these events!

6:00–10:15 pm 
Tour 1: Hornblower Yacht Dinner Cruise

6:30–8:30 pm 
Camping Professionals Social at Harbor House in Seaport Village
Sponsor: CampDoc.com 

6:45–9:30 pm 
International Attendees Reception at Copley-Price Family YMCA

7:00–9:00 pm 
Young Professionals Program
Sponsor: Gro Development

         ​7:00–7:45 pm 
         Young Professionals Class of 2017 and Alumni Reception

         ​7:45–9:00 pm 
         Young Professionals Class of 2017 Dinner

7:00–8:00 pm 
Diversity in Philanthropy Social

7:00–9:00 pm 
Small Y Network Social


​6:00–7:00 am
Rigorous Boot Camp Circuit

7:00 am–6:30 pm
Registration/Information Center Open
Sponsor: Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services

7:00 am–6:30 pm
Host Y Hospitality Center Open
Sponsor: Life Fitness

7:00 am–10:30 am
Welcome Center Open for New Attendees

7:15–8:00 am
Hot Topics Facilitator Breakfast Meeting

7:30 am–12:00 pm

Exhibits Open (Breakfast snacks and coffee until 10:30 am)
8:00–10:00 am
LACA Meeting

8:15–9:00 am
New Attendee Orientation (Express Version for Thursday arrivals)
Sponsor: Association of YMCA Professionals (AYP)

8:30–11:00 am
Philanthropy Alliance Meeting

Hot Topics

Sponsor: Y-USA Financial Development

8:15–9:00 am 
Hot Topics Round A

9:30–10:15 am
Hot Topics Round B (Everything in Round A repeated)

10:30–11:45 am 
Round 1: Educational Tracks Workshops 

12:00–2:00 pm
General Session Keynote featuring Dr. Ken Blanchard: "Raving Fan Donors"
Sponsor: Daxko

2:15–5:15 pm
Philanthropy School

2:15–5:15 pm
Board Members: Interactive Workshop & Networking Reception: 
Board Members: Asking for Gifts Comfortably and Effectively
BD, FV (Volunteers can bring one staff as guest)  A VIP Program Event
Brian Saber, Asking Matters

2:15– 3:30 pm
Round 2: Educational Tracks Workshops

3:30–6:30 pm 
Exhibits Open (Complimentary beverages; Cash Bar beginning at 5:00 pm)

3:45–5:00 pm
Round 3: Sponsor Exhibitor Workshops

3:45–4:45 pm
Meet and Greet Dr. Ken Blanchard

3:45–5:00 pm 
Young Professionals Mentoring Lounge (Drop in or by appointment)
Sponsor: Gro Development

5:00–6:00 pm
Communications Award Winner Photo Shoot/Rehearsal

5:00–6:30 pm
Philanthropy Live! Volunteers Appreciation Reception 
Sponsor: The Redwoods Group

6:30–8:30 pm
Eagle Award Banquet featuring Jonathan Mooney on "All Kids Thrive"
Sponsor: Aire Fitness

8:30–9:30 pm
Party Poolside with Gro Development
Sponsor: Gro Development


6:00–7:00 am
Yoga: A Total Mind-Body Workout

7:00 am–3:45 pm
Registration/Information Center Open
Sponsor: Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services

7:00 am–6:00 pm
Host Y Hospitality Center Open
Sponsor: Life Fitness

7:00–9:00 am
Exhibits Open (Last Chance to Visit Exhibits Continental Breakfast)

7:30–8:30 am
Need Assistance with a CEO Search? 

8:00–8:45 am 
Meeting for Anyone Interested in Serving on 2018 Conference Committee

9:00-10:15 am 
Round 4: Educational Tracks Workshops

10:45 am–12:00 pm 
Round 5: Educational Tracks Workshops

12:30–2:00 pm
Communications Awards Luncheon & NAYDO 2018 Preview 
2:15–3:30 pm 
Round 6: Educational Tracks Workshops

3:45–5:00 pm
Round 7: Educational Tracks Workshops & Philanthropy Forums
6:00–10:00 pm

Batter Up Bash! Party at Petco Park's Western Metal Rooftop
Sponsor: Daxko


6:00–7:00 am
San Diego by Foot: Walk, Jog or Run along the Waterfront

7:45–11:30 am
Tour 2: Segway Tour in Gaslamp Quarter and Embarcadero

8:00–10:00 am
Host Y Hospitality Center Open
Sponsor: Life Fitness

8:45 am–5:00 pm
YMCA Impact Tour D: Migrant Youth and the Tijuana YMCA (includes lunch)

9:15 am–1:30 pm
La Jolla Caves Kayak Tour