2023 Financial Assistance

Conference Assistance is a NAYDO Member benefit. If you are not a current NAYDO Association Member, visit the Membership page to join BEFORE you request Conference Financial Assistance.

NAYDO Conference Financial Assistance Application 

NAYDO, the North American YMCA Development Organization, is committed to enhancing the professional education of individuals in the area of philanthropy. To help worthy individuals develop their fundraising skills and abilities, NAYDO has established a financial assistance program to assist in attending the annual NAYDO conference on YMCA Philanthropy. Over $100,000 is awarded annually in conference assistance.

Steps to apply for conference financial assistance:
1. Determine how many people you want to request assistance for (staff or volunteers).
2. Make sure each of them as activated their Association Membership benefits. Link not available until Sept 1, 2022.
3. Register for the conference and pay the $50 deposit amount at that time as assistance awards do not include that amount. This fee is non-refundable but if assistance is not granted it can be applied to your conference registration fee.
4. IF you are applying for HOTEL Assistance, you will need to already have a hotel confirmation number for the financial assistance application form. Though the application indicates you must have a reservation at the Marriott Mar
5. Complete the Conference Financial Assistance Online Form

Types of Financial Assistance 

REGISTRATION: All registration fees awarded at the October 28, 2022, Members Only Deadline rate and applied internally. Registration Fee is $700 after the $50 application fee is applied. Regardless of the date of your application, list your fee request at $700 for registration amount.

TRAVEL ASSISTANCE: In advance, you will need to calculate the anticipated cost of hotel, airfare, transportation to/from hotel, or parking and mileage per person and determine an amount for your request per person. You receive this assistance onsite in the form of a check made payable to your YMCA but it is not a lump sum for your Y but rather individual checks and each person is required to personally pick up and sign for their check once in Houston.

You can apply for one or two types of assistance.

Financial Assistance Guidelines

1. Financial Assistance will be for the 2023 NAYDO Conference on YMCA Philanthropy on April 11-14 in Houston.
2. Financial Assistance is available to any NAYDO Association Member.
3. Priority will be given to YMCAs who have the greatest financial needs and who: 
  • Have not attended a NAYDO Conference before
  • Are first time applicants
  • Are not running current support campaigns, but are committed to do so within the next year
  • Are bringing both staff and volunteers to the conference
  • Have had a CEO change resulting in a new CEO starting within the 18 months prior to April 2023.
  • Have applied for NAYDO Young Professionals Class of 2023 or are Alumni of the program
  • Are Board Members under 40 and interested in NAYDO Young Professionals Program
  • Serve in a volunteer capacity on the planning committee and/or onsite during the conference 
4. Each YMCA Association that receives financial assistance is required to participate in the NAYDO Impact Measurement Project which involves identifying 3-5 philanthropy related Association goals following the conference and sharing your YMCA's progress on them periodically. 
5. Financial assistance recipients will authorize use of comments from their letters (see #4) in NAYDO promotional pieces including e-blasts, web site, brochure, Developments, NAYDO videos, mobile app, social  media and other applicable communications.

Questions? Contact Mary Zoller in the NAYDO Office at info@naydo.org or call 504 464 7845
or contact NAYDO Financial Assistance Chair Mimi Price