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During four days you will connect with impactful speakers and facilitators, explore new perspectives from leaders, and boost your philanthropic culture, social cause, and fundraising strategies to increase the financial sustainability at your YMCA. 

September 19th to 22th 9:00 to 13:00hrs (Bogota / Lima / Mexico City)


NAYDO Academy is a training and inspirational event for YMCAs in the philanthropy and fundraising journey.


It is created by NAYDO (North American YMCA Development Organization) a professional development organization dedicated to helping grow the YMCA.


This opportunity is for you if...


You are responsible of fundraising strategies


You are passionate about financial sustainability

You want to learn more about philanthropy and fundraising practical tips

  • Learn from NAYDO Conference high- level experts.

  • Share knowledge and experiences.

  • Take-away tools and apply them in your context and YMCA.

  • Contribute to the promotion of a philanthropic culture.

  • Explore collaborative opportunities.

  • Discover good practices.

  • Get inspired

  • Access to the session recordings for 6 months.

  • Gain a certificate.

The experience





Mon, Sep. 19

8:45 - Opening and welcome


9:00 - Navigating the Grant Process from Start to Finish

10:20 - Working tables

11:30  -  Board Development Fundamentals: Strong Boards Fundraise More


12:50 - Working tables

13:30 - Closing


NAYDO Academy part I

Tue, Sep. 20

9:00 - Positioning the YMCA

10:20 - Working tables

11:00 - Breaks 


11:30 - Developing your case for support 


12:50 - Working tables

13:30 - Closing


NAYDO Academy part II

Wed, Sep. 21

9:00 - Data-Driven

10:20 - Working tables

11:00 - Breaks 


11:30 - Construyendo una cultura de filantropía

12:50 - Working tables

13:30 - Closing


Success cases

Thu, Sep. 22

9:00 - 10:00 - Pannel
10:00 - 10:20 - Q&A

10:20 - 10:30 - Inspirational Closing


Regular Fee

100 dollars per person

Just for this year LAUNCH FEES are: 

Individual and groups between 2 and 6 people: 20 dollars per person

Group registration up to 7 people: 15 dollars per person

Group registration up to 15 people: 10 dollars per person


With your contribution, you are supporting people from Latin America and the Caribbean to participate in the in-person NAYDO conference and create more content in Spanish. 


We have 10 scholarships

Did you know?


The Regional Node is a permanent member of NAYDO , this allows it to influence this network and gives YMCA LAC access to monthly virtual training, discounts on face-to-face conference registration, apply for subsidies, as well as other exclusive benefits for members only.


Register here to receive this information


If you want to understand and learn new concepts,

look at our glossary.

Let's develop together an inspiring roadmap for your fundraising and philanthropic strategies!

Event powered by the Regional Node

We are an inspiring human team that mobilizes, articulates, and connects the 25 Latin American and Caribbean YMCAs, to increase our relevance, social impact, and sustainability.


Note: Remember that these services are part of your YMCA membership.

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