Member Benefits

The Youth Sports Collaborative Network (YSCN) has been formed as a national membership association for nonprofit organizations providing sports-based youth development (SBYD) programs for children from underserved communities. For profit organizations that support the mission of the association and sports-based youth development organizations can become members as well. 

YSCN connects nonprofits throughout the U.S. to learn from each other by sharing their experiences while also providing a unified voice to advocate for more resources from governments and foundations.

Membership is for organizations. Accordingly, any employee of a member organization is eligible to access member-only services and register for listing in the member online directory.

Member services include:

  • Free Copy of State of Sports-Based Youth Development Report: This research was conducted in September 2020. Member organizations may share the full report to their employees and Board Directors. 
  • Exclusive Update on Grant Opportunities: Both local and national grants.
  • Preferred Pricing for Background Checks: Sterling Volunteers is a preferred partner of YSCN to provide members with quality compliant background checks for volunteers and staff that will save members time and money. 
  • Preferred Pricing for Fundraising Software: Network for Good is a preferred partner of YSCN to provide members with exclusive preferred pricing to its easy-to-use, comprehensive fundraising software.
  • Sports Philanthropy Scholarship: Member employees accepted into the George Washington Sport Philanthropy Executive Certificate program will receive a $500 scholarship for the tuition.
  • Member News: Member organizations can promote their activities by sending their news to [email protected] for summaries to be posted in the news section of the website and in the monthly e-newsletter available to members and nonmembers. In additon, the YSCN Update e-newsletter will feature research and best practices in nonprofit management and youth development, grant and awards opportunities, and relevant government programs and policies.
  • Promoting Job Openings: Member organizations will have their job openings announced in YSCN's monthly e-newsletter, SBYD NewsBrief, with 200+ subscribers throughout the U.S.
Future services as the membership grows will include:
  • Online Membership Directory: Only member employees will be listed and have access to names and full contact information of all member organizations and their employees.
  • YSCNmember Network: An online community will be established so that any member can ask questions anytime online on an issue they are facing and receive answers from other members, community leadership and YSCN staff.
  • Online Public Directory of Members: As YSCN membership grows, an online directory of members will become available to help parents find the right local organization for their children and enable volunteers to more easily connect with local organizations.
  • Webinars: Presentations on organizational or youth related topics in 60 minutes or less.

Click on membership dues to determine your annual dues to become a member.

Click Join to become a member and gain access to the member services listed above.

Contact [email protected] for questions on these benefits and membership in the association.