Member Benefits

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

YSCN mission is to:

  • Provide cohesive advocacy on the benefits of sports-based youth development to foundations, government agencies, the media and public to increase awareness, understanding and access to funds,
  • Connect member nonprofits locally and nationally to collaborate with each other by sharing experiences, asking questions, and forming new partnerships,
  • Identify best practices in nonprofit management for operations, budgeting, staffing, volunteers and funding, and
  • Share positive youth development practices through sports and fitness.

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.

Other member services include:

  • Free Copy of State of Sports-Based Youth Development Report: This research will be conducted annually. Member organizations may share the full PDF report to their employees and Board Directors. 
  • Preferred Pricing for Background Checks: Verified 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 send their news to [email protected] for summaries to be posted in the news section of the website and in the free, public e-newsletter. The newsletter will feature timely youth sports, fitness, wellness, and nonprofit management and funding developments.
  • Online Job Board: Member organizations can post their job announcements to the YSCN online job board which is accessible for viewing by the public.
  • Online Membership Directory: Through the YSCN website, only member employees are listed and can access names and full contact information of all member organizations and other employees.
  • Webinars: Presentations on organizational or youth related topics in 60 minutes or less.

Future services as the membership grows will include:

  • Blogs: Only members can post, comment on, and access articles provided in the blog section of the web site.
  • 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.

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.