A New Association for Sports Based Youth Development Organizations 

Increasing Nonprofits' Capacity to Help Children in Underserved Communities 

The Youth Sports Collaborative Network (YSCN) is a new member supported association for the community of hundreds of nonprofit sports-based youth development organizations (SBYD) for children living in urban and rural underserved communities. These community based organizations help children be more physically fit, engaged in school, and increase their individual self worth to become good citizens. 

Become a Founding Member  — Join by March 1, 2019 to become a Founding Member that signifies your organization's leadership and vision in the Sports-based Youth Development Community. Voting Representative of a Founding Member will have the opportunity to serve in the Advisory Board of Directors.

YSCN members benefit in the following ways:

Advocacy — A Collective Voice based on Research and Consistent Messaging on the benefits of SBYD programs to Increase Funding and Improved Public Policy,
 
Best Practices — A Knowledgeable Information Resource in Nonprofit Management and Youth Development.

Connected Community — E-newsletter and Online Tools that enable Ongoing Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing, and

Discounted Pricing
— On Events, Products and Services.

The Youth Sports Collaborative Network is thankful for the generous support of the following:

Franz and Company for its communication design services,

George Washington University for its preferred partner pricing for YSCN members to GW's online Sports Philanthropy Executive Certificate Program,

Network for Good for its preferred partner pricing of its fundraising software for YSCN members,

Pillsbury law firm for serving as nonprofit counsel to YSCN, and

Verified Volunteers for its preferred partner pricing to YSCN members to conduct quality compliant background checks for staff and volunteers. 

Why Join?

There are hundreds of incredible sports-based youth development nonprofit programs in the US helping hundreds of thousands of children across the country. However, many of them are not well known and as a result all have insufficient funds and resources to meet the needs of the underserved youth in their community. Further, these programs all too often are not connected to or have time to interact with similar SBYD programs, even within their own local community, to share their experiences or create cost-effective partnerships.

The Youth Sports Collaborative Network is structured as a member association to bring these nonprofits together to provide a collective voice that raises the visibility and awareness of these programs on a local, state and national level. With this collective voice, YSCN will inform and educate appropriate Foundations, Government Agencies, Associations, Policy Makers, and Sports and Health Companies to increase member access to funding and cost saving opportunities. 

Further, as membership grows, YSCN will create an accessible community online that connects member organizations to raise their problems/challenges and uncover proven solutions in a safe space. In addition, YSCN's web site and e-newsletter provides only members with an extended reach to communicate their news and job opportunities to members and nonmembers.

Membership covers the entire organization. One annual dues enables all employees to participate in association activities and receive member benefits. Whether you have 3 or 100, one fee enables all to participate. Click below to learn more about the membership benefits YSCN offers.

 

Membership Info

Who Should Join YSCN?

Any nonprofit organization providing or supporting sports, physical fitness, and wellness programs for children at any age may join as a full-fledged Voting Member. YSCN will be most effective by attracting a diverse membership providing sports and youth development services throughout the US.

For profit businesses and their foundations concerned with a child’s participation in sports, physical fitness, health and social development may join and participate in YSCN as Supporter Members. Such businesses include sporting goods retailers, apparel and equipment companies, professional leagues, and technology services for nonprofits.

Note Annual Dues Reductions for affiliates or chapters of nonprofit organizations that join as voting members. Foundations, associations, and national youth sports organizations that join YSCN as a Voting Member will enable their affiliates or chapters to receive all the member benefits, except for voting, at a 25% discount of their annual dues.

Membership Dues are based on the most recent fiscal year annual revenue. Figure out your Membership Dues Here.

 

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