Networking for Board Members (VIP)

Network Sponsor: Amerian City Bureau

VIP Program Chair: Mike Hood (VIP), YMCA of San Diego County,
Young VIP Coordinator: Justin Stearns (VIP), Gateway Region YMCA/Bayer,
Council Liaison: Rick Callebs, YMCA of Greater Spartanburg,

VIP (Volunteer in Philanthropy) Program
If you qualify to register at the Volunteer rate, you qualify for the VIP (Volunteer in Philanthropy) program activities. Designed to facilitate networking among Board Members and Fundraising Volunteers, the VIP program provides these special opportunities. Don't forget to take advantage of the Board and Volunteer Development track in each round of workshops.

If you are a Board Member under the age of 40, consider our Young VIP activities... 
Inspired by the NAYDO Young Professionals Program, Justin Stearns, a Gateway Region YMCA board member under 40, asked if NAYDO could create a similar program for younger board members. There is no additional cost beyond the conference registration fee. Your Y must be a NAYDO Member, you must be under the age of 40, be a current board member and sign-up on the registration form if you want to receive advance communications. (Note-Additional social activities for board and staff under 40 listed under Young Professionals network)
Beyond those described on this page for all volunteers, the following are recommended for Young VIPs

Wednesday, April 14 - Round 3  Workshop                
2:00-3:00 pm Central
Workshop Presented by Young VIP Justin Stearn -
 "Cultivating the Next Generation of Board Leadership"  

Network Hot Topics Power Hour  

Tuesday, April 13 - Round A
2:30-3:30 pm Central

Join NAYDO VIP Chair Mike Hood, past Board Chair of the YMCA of San Diego County, and get connected with volunteers from all sizes and types of YMCAs. If you're under age 40, meet Young VIP Chair Justin Stearns and join in his Hot Topic.

After a short introduction by the VIP Network leaders and sponsor Swagdog,attendees will be divided into groups for the topic they signed up for in advance:

#1-Recruiting, Training, and Supporting Campaigners Virtually - Megan Arnold, CFRE

#2-Engaging Your Board in Fundraising - Brian Saber

#3-Engaging & Recruiting Younger Board Members/Volunteers - Justin Stearns (VIP)

VIP Network Philanthropy Forum
Thursday, April 15
12:15-1:15 pm Central

This will be a Thursday lunch (on your own) and learn break. You will get together as a network to discuss ways to implement what you have learned and what you would like NAYDO to do post-conference and at NAYDO 2022 related to your network.


Contact your Network leaders for more specific details on year-round activities.