Conference Dates

2021 NAYDO Virtual Conference Schedule

Tuesday, April 13 - Thursday, April 15


Apr 11
Tue
BODYBALANCE

NAYDO Council Meeting

Registration/Information Center Open

Host Y Hospitality Center Open

NAYDO Young Professionals Class of 2023 Orientation
April 11, 2023 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Requires application by December 6, 2022, and selection in advance
Sponsor: Colaluca & Associates

Rooftop After Dinner Drinks by the Texas-Shaped Lazy River (Cash Bar)

Welcome Center Open for New Attendees

Philanthropy Live! Project 1: Houston Food Bank
April 11, 2023 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Advance registration required; transportation provided
Sponsor: The Redwoods Group

Philanthropy Live! Project 2: Weekley Family YMCA Community Garden
April 11, 2023 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Advance registration required; transportation provided
Sponsor: The Redwoods Group

Impact Tour A: YMCA International Services-Restore Hope & Well-Being
April 11, 2023 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fee $30
Advance registration required; tour & transportation included
Sponsor: gro>

Annual Support Fundamentals
April 11, 2023 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Presenters: Andy Powers, YMCA of Greater Rochester, and TBD, DBD Group

Philanthropy School Sponsor: DBD Group

Advocacy & Government Relations Fundamentals
April 11, 2023 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Presenters: Kelly Kennai, TBD, YMCA of the USA 

Philanthropy School Sponsor: DBD Group

Board Development Fundamentals: Strong Boards Fundraise More
April 11, 2023 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Presenters: Brian Saber, Asking Matters, and Mike Hood (VIP), YMCA of San Diego County

Philanthropy School Sponsor: DBD Group

Comprehensive Campaign Fundamentals
April 11, 2023 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Presenters: Michelle Curtis, CFRE, YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg, and Bruce Berglund, CFRE, DBD Group/YMCA Alumni

Philanthropy School Sponsor: DBD Group

Philanthropy School Fundamentals
April 11, 2023 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sponsor: DBD Group
Choose one of four; advance sign-up recommended
Annual Support
Comprehensive Campaigns
Board Development
Advocacy & Government Relations

Conference Blast Off powered by Mariachi Calmecac

Exhibits Galaxy Open with complimentary food, beverages and cash bars

Launching Innovative Philanthropy Opening Reception in the Level 4 Exhibits Gallery (Food & cash bar)

New Attendees Orientation

Onsite Philanthropy Live! Project (Afternoon Drop-In) in Welcome Center

Impact Tour B: Lake Houston YMCA & Miracle League-Remove Limits, Reimagine Opportunities
April 11, 2023 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Fee $35
Advance registration required; tours & transportation included
Sponsor: gro>

3 Paths to Success with Fundraising from Older Donors

Empowerment, Engagement & Entrepreneurship: How to Use S.M.A.R.T Goals to Engage Teens

Fundraise Their Way: Breathe New Life Into Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Social Inflation's Resulting Impact on YMCA's Abuse/Umbrella Insurance
April 11, 2023 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Presenters: Matt Manion, Mike Ligusinski, Sue Price
Great American Insurance Group-Specialty Human Services
 

Stories of Transformation

Culture Shift: Small Changes that Make a Big Difference in Workplace Culture

Trouble Standing Out? Build Content that Resonates

Three Strategies to Help Evaluate & Grow Your Annual Giving Campaign

Community Health & Fitness: Expanding Membership through Wellness Partnerships
April 11, 2023 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Presenters:
Paul Coe, Peerfit
Dr. Gloria Winters, YMCA Managed Service Organization

NAYDO Young Professionals Class of 2023 Orientation
April 11, 2023 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
YP Class of 2023 Leaders:
Bruce Ham, YMCA of the Triangle
Abby Waeiss (YPP Alumni), YMCA of the North
Courtney Cordero (YPP Alumni), YMCA of San Diego County

Sponsor Showcase Workshops

Exhibits Galaxy Appetizers and Cash Bars on Level 2

CEO Networking Lounge

10 NAYDO Network Receptions

Philanthropy Live! Project 3: (Exclusively for attendees under age 40) Houston Zoo Project & Dinner at the Gorilla Treehouse
April 11, 2023 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fee $20 for dinner; project & transportation costs included; advance registration required
Sponsor: The Redwoods Group

Dine Around Discovery Green Area
April 11, 2023 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dinner is on your own. We recommend staying close by at one of the walking distance restaurants or Biggio's in the Marriott Marquis, so you can gather with fellow attendees after dinner on the 6th floor Altitude Rooftop

International Attendee Reception at YMCA International Services

Onsite Philanthropy Live! Project (Evening Drop-In) in Welcome Center


Apr 12
Wed
BODYBALANCE

Exhibits Open (Not staffed during General Session Luncheon)

Registration/Information Center Open

Host Y Hospitality Center Open

Fuel Up at the Continental Breakfast in Exhibits Level 4 with Seating Available for a More Relaxing Experience or Grab & Go on Level 2 for Express Service

Hot Topics Round A

Philanthropy Alliance Meeting (Invitation Only)

Hot Topics Round B

How a Vision Plan Changed Our Philanthropy Program

Engaged Boards Will Fundraise

Growing Your Grants Program: Cultivating Success

Look, Swim, and Quack Like a Mission-Driven Organization

Shared Services for Smaller Ys - Multiple Models at Work to Support Sustainability
April 12, 2023 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Presenters:
Angie Lassley, YMCA of Salina, Kansas
Dr. Matt Thompson, Kansas Wesleyan University

The Role of Philanthropy in Equity, Diversity, Inclusion-Belonging Landscape
April 12, 2023 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Presenters: Les Peters, Sally Lew (VIP), Milton Smith (VIP)
YMCA of Greater Long Beach/Community Development YMCA

Ten Strategies to Grow Annual Giving in 2023

How to Write Better Fundraising Copy

Round 1 Workshops

One Step Back, Three Steps Forward ... Using Data to Chart Your Campaign Pathway
April 12, 2023 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Presenters:
Dan Haynes, Nishna Family YMCA
Mario Trescone, Greater Than > Analytics Business Intelligence Specialists
John Biggins, American City Bureau

General Session Luncheon featuring Keynote Suzanne McCormick on Strengthening the Y's Culture of Philanthropy (Doors Open at Noon)

Donor Retention Magic

Being an Effective YMCA Board Member (Board Members Only Workshop)

Maximizing Dollars Raised and Your Y's Impact: The Comprehensive Campaign

Innovation in Capital Financing: Leveraging New Strategies

“You don’t have fundraising experience”: Addressing Inequities in Philanthropic Staff Development

Essential Ingredients to a Powerful Fundraising Strategy
April 12, 2023 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Presenters: Lauren Sanchez Gilbert, Ed.D., Damon Johnson, and Sasha Trosch, BellXcel

YMCA Leadership Leads the Way in Planned Giving

Break-Through Growth: Rising to New Heights as a Smaller Y

Round 2 Workshops

Between Shakespeare & The Wall Street Journal: Embracing the Art of Successful Grant Writing

Afternoon Beverage Break in Exhibits Galaxy Levels 4 & 2

Monthly Donors are Mighty – Taking it to the Next Level

Aligning Board Giving with Self-Accountability

Creating a Culture of Philanthropy at Camp

Managing Complex Capital Stacks – Turning Fears and Tears into Cheers!

Creating a Cooperative Fundraising Model to Respond to Local or International Crisis
April 12, 2023 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
 
Moderator: Stephen Ives, YMCA of Greater Houston
Mehgna Goswami, Houston Endowment
Patra Brannon-Isaac, Kinder Foundation

Grant Writing for Urban/Underserved Communities
April 12, 2023 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Presenters:
Pam Bailey, YMCA of Greater Flint
Ali Hollenbeck, Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA
Dawn Palmer-Van Camp, Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA

The Role Social Media Plays in Fundraising Strategy and Results

Moving from Time, Talent, Treasure to Philanthropy Model of Inform, Involve, Invest

A Cautionary Tale: Why You Need a Year-Round Major Gifts Program
April 12, 2023 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Presenters:
Helene Weir, YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit
Robin Jordan-Repokis, DBD Group/YMCA Alumni

Round 3 Workshops

Philanthropy Live! Appreciation Reception for Offsite Project Volunteers

Day of Giving Meeting (Invitation Only)

LACA Meeting (Invitation Only)

Dinner at J-Bar-M Barbecue (Optional)


Apr 13
Thu
BODYBALANCE

Last Chance to Visit Exhibits Breakfast (Level 4 with Seating Available; Level 2 Grab & Go)

Registration/Information Center Open

Host Y Hospitality Center Open

Interested in Serving on the 2024 Conference Committee? This is the Meeting for You!

CFRE - Learn What's Required to Become a Certified Fund Raising Executive
April 13, 2023 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Presenters:
Michelle Curtis, CFRE, YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg
Sheri Noer, CFRE, YMCA of the USA

Relational Nutrients: Giving and Getting What You Need - Featured Session

Program Director/MarCom/Grant Writer Special: Impact Marketing Strategies
April 13, 2023 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Presenters:
Pam Bailey, YMCA of Greater Flint
Lauren Wilson, Williams YMCA of Avery County

Building Long-Term Government Relationships for Continuing Funding (In Spanish)

Starting a Young Professionals Board … This is not the kids' table

Special Sessions

Meet Today’s Donors: How Frictionless Giving Experiences are Transforming Fundraising

Full Engagement: Do's and Don'ts with Your Board
April 13, 2023 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Moderator: Bruce Ham, YMCA of the Triangle
Pam Havlick-Hearn, CFRE, YMCA of Greater Monmouth County
Wendy Cornett-Marquitz, CFRE, Gateway Region YMCA

Down and Dirty Details of a Capital Campaign

Capital Campaigns: BIG and Small!

Infusing DEI into Fundraising

Crafting a Compelling Case for Donor and Government Support

Interview with a Major Donor: Connecting Personal Passion with Philanthropy

Building Synergy between YMCAs for Greater Impact
April 13, 2023 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Presenters:
Antonio Merino, Latin America & Caribbean Alliance of YMCAs
Rocio Solis, YMCA Peru

Systems Level Leadership to Align Relationships, Strategic Vision & Fundraising

Round 4 Workshops

Please Stop Asking for Money

The "New" Text Book of Capital Development

Strategic Stewardship to Increase Donor Retention

Talk the Walk-Walk the Talk - Writing Grants for DEIG
April 13, 2023 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Presenters: Lynette Simmons, Ariel Wilkerson, and Dawn Palmer-Van Camp
YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit

Statewide Funding Success - Working Together
April 13, 2023 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Presenters:
Jerry Haralson, Georgia Alliance of YMCAs
Rachel Bowman, YMCA of Coastal Georgia

How Fundraising Turned Around a Struggling Small YMCA

Fundraising Campaigns that Won Big: Everything's Bigger in Texas

The Money You're Missing

Funding Youth Programs: Intentional Collaboration between Development and Operations

Round 5 Workshops

General Session Impact Awards Luncheon/Mission Moment with Sidney H. Evans II & 2024 Preview (Doors Open 12:15 pm)

Building Development Infrastructure from the Outside In

Building a 21st Century Board

Getting Started with Government Relations: A Case Study

Grants Network Philanthropy Forum
April 13, 2023 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Erin Laumer (YPP Alumni), YMCA of the USA
Kathe Elwell, CFRE, YMCA of the USA
Kevin Hogan, YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

Global Philanthropy Forum (for International Attendees)
April 13, 2023 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Mary Tikalsky, CFRE, YMCA of the USA
Antonio Merino (YPP Alumni), Latin America & Caribbean Alliance of YMCAs
Renata Ferrari, YMCA of the USA

Young Professionals Class of 2023 Philanthropy Forum
April 13, 2023 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Bruce Ham, YMCA of the Triangle
Abby Waeiss (YPP Alumni), YMCA of the North
Courtney Cordero (YPP Alumni), YMCA of San Diego County

CMO/Marketing Leaders Think Tank Hosted by NAYDO MarCom Network
April 13, 2023 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Carrie Collins, CFRE, YMCA of Northwest North Carolina
Beth Casper, Eugene Family YMCA
David Frederick, YMCA of San Diego County
Cara Standifer, YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga
MaryO Ratcliffe, ABC, YMCA of Western North Carolina

Plug & Play Annual Campaign Training: An Interactive Train-the-Trainer Workshop Hosted By Program/Membership Network
April 13, 2023 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Leslie Bryant, YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas
Rachel Bowman, YMCA of Coastal Georgia

Finding and Reconnecting Your Summer Camp Alums Hosted by NAYDO Camp Network
April 13, 2023 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Katie Trippi, McGaw YMCA
Beth Rondello, Camp Manito-wish YMCA
Sallie Ransom, YMCA of the Triangle
Cory Harrison, YMCA of Greenville
Drew Hullinger, YMCA of Metro Atlanta

Hot Topics Hosted by Operations Network
April 13, 2023 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Bill Powell, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
Molly Thompson, NC Alliance of YMCAs
Kait Johnson (YPP Alumni), YMCA of Virginia's Blue Ridge

Hot Topics Hosted by Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Network

Hot Topics Hosted by Small Y Network
April 13, 2023 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Angie Lassley, YMCA of Salina, Kansas
Paul Andresen (ART), NAYDO Alumni/Retiree Team
Shane Nelson, Family YMCA of Moore County 

Round 6 Reinvented: Workshops, Hot Topics, Philanthropy Forums

Rodeo Roundup at The Rustic (Enough Food for a Light Dinner, Cash Bar, Band, Entertainment, Walking Distance from Hotel)


Apr 14
Fri
Registration/Information Center Open

Host Y Hospitality Center Open

NASA Space Center Tour