NAYDO Networks: Year-Round & at the Annual Conference 

Networks Manager: Erica Halpern, NAYDO

When you activate your NAYDO Membership benefits you have the opportunity to sign up for one or more of NAYDO's 10 networks listed below. For assistance signing up or changing your network choices, contact Kathy Meehan, NAYDO Database Specialist.

Year-Round Network Activities  

For the September 2023–August 2024 NAYDO year, each network will hold 2 virtual events which will provide Network members with learning opportunities and a chance to meet fellow YMCA colleagues from around the country who are in similar roles. As events are finalized, year-round activities will be posted on the NAYDO homepage calendar. Contact Network leaders listed on indvidual network pages below for more information.

Network Activities During Conference

Network members registered for the conference will have additional networking, learning, and socializing opportunities. Each network will offer an in-person experience during the Wednesday night April 3 Opening Reception and a Friday Round 7 special session,  hot topics or philanthropy forum on April 5 at NAYDO 2024.

Note to International Members/Conference Attendees: International Attendees are in a Philanthropy Alliance group but will have a Wednesday night gathering onsite  during the same time as the Wednesday evenint Network Experiences instead of going offsite for a reception this year Learn more here.



Network names link to more info

Note to CEOs: There is no network specifically for CEOs since CEOs have many opportunities for networking as a group. Consider a focus on one aspect of your job to determine the best network for you.

Staff New to Leading YMCA Development | Sponsor: SCORE Sports   

Under 40  | Sponsor: C&A Social Impact Consulting -  Staff and Board Members under age 40
          Young Professionals Class of 2024


Smaller Ys  | Sponsor: American City Bureau -  Under $4M Independent Associations

Operations Staff | Sponsor: The Appreciation Company - COOs, District Vice Presidents, Branch Executives, Associate Executives, Center Directors, other Operations staff


VIPs - Volunteers in Philanthropy  | Sponsor: American City Bureau - Board Members & Fundraising Volunteers  


Grant Writers  | Sponsor: Grant Professionals Association

Camp Professionals | Sponsor: Campminder

MarCom Professionals | Sponsor: Radar Promotions           

Program & Membership Staff | Sponsor: Startup Smartup  

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Philanthropy | Sponsor: The Redwoods Group