International/Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Network

Sponsor: The Redwoods Group
For attendees from countries other than the USA or Canada and anyone who would like to meet them

Coordinator: Mary Tikalsky, CFRE, YMCA of the USA,
Advisor: Renata Ferrari, YMCA of the USA,
Council Liaison: Antonio Merino, Latin America & Caribbean Alliance of YMCAs,

NAYDO International Network January 2021 Orientation Meeting - Video Recording

Note: Complimentary Spanish translation is available for the Tuesday and Thursday General Sessions and selected workshops identified on this website. 


Network Hot Topics Power Hour - Diversity & Inclusion
Hosted by the International Network

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


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

#13- Race and Bias in our Philanthropy/Grant Writing - Christal Cherry (VIP)

#14- Advancing Inclusion and Diversity in Philanthropy - Parrish Underwood

Latin American and Caribbean Attendees Meeting (LACA) - by invitation only

Tuesday, April 13 - in Spanish   
4:15-5:15 pm Central

Latin American and Caribbean attendees should plan on attending this session focused on strengthening the culture of philanthropy in Latin America and the Caribbean. YMCAs will share their experiences and discuss strategies to advance global philanthropy, strengthen their fundraising efforts, and increase their social impact across the region. Invitation only.  Contact Antonio Merino, LACA, at if you have questions. 

Global 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. Under the leadership of Mary Tikalsky and Renata Ferrari, this interactive session will provide the opportunity for international attendees to discuss innovative ideas from the NAYDO Conference as well as successes and challenges in YMCA fundraising and resource mobilization in the participating countries and regions of the world. Participants will also discuss strategies on how to integrate the NAYDO experience in the local/global YMCA context and how NAYDO can continue to help advance global philanthropy in North America and worldwide.  

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