Registration Instructions
NN4Y W-9

Benefit Details

for both Organizational and Individual Members

Policy Alerts

Members receive email bulletins with the latest updates and insider information on federal policies, federal regulations and insider federal government news. NN4Y Policy Alerts allow members to stay informed and actively participate in federal policy advocacy. Alerts also include grant opportunities and other pertinent information.

25% Discount on Council on Accreditation (COA)

The National Network is a sponsoring organization of the Council on Accreditation (COA), an independent accreditor of community-based behavioral health care and social service programs in the United States and Canada. Accreditation provides assurance to funding bodies, governmental agencies, clients and the public that an organization meets exacting standards (a seal of approval!). National Network members have the opportunity to strengthen their organizations and improve services by becoming accredited at a discounted rate of 25% off!

Discounted Event Registration Fees

Every year, the National Network for Youth hosts a National Summit on Youth Homelessness in Washington, DC. Typically, this annual event is held in March. As an organizational member of NN4Y, you and your staff will receive a discount on registration. Individual members also receive a discounted rate.

Networking Opportunities

NN4Y is committed to strengthening collaboration, promising practices and emerging innovations at local, state, regional and national levels. Through participating in our events, facilitated-policy discussions, webinars and other projects, you will have the opportunity to meet and learn from other people and organizations working to prevent and end youth homelessness.

Discounted Subscription to The Chronicle of Social Change

NN4Y is pleased to offer our members a 50% discount on annual subscriptions to The Chronicle of Social Change. Members can subscribe to a full year of The Chronicle for just $97.50 by clicking here and entering the promo code NN4Y. The discounted annual rate does not expire.The Chronicle of Social Change is a national online publication covering child welfare, juvenile justice, and other youth services. Subscribers get full access to the Money and Business section, which includes a curated youth services grants database, funder profiles and trend analysis, and in depth coverage of policy and program news around the country. The grants database includes funding opportunities from all levels of government as well as a wide range of foundations.  For more information on The Chronicle of Social Change subscriber services, click here.

I always struggle with which groups to join because there are so many we could spend $10,000 each year on membership dues. This year, we are joining the NN4Y because of the advocacy they did during the federal shutdown. When our Congressman said he could not do anything to help us, the NN4Y was able to advocate for all of us and get our funds released. This had a tremendous impact on our agency–and I believe on all FYSB funded agencies. This makes me a loyal supporter and a dues paying member.
Darryl Evey, Family Assistance Program, Our House, Victorville, CA

Benefit Details

for Organizational Members ONLY


Our staff guide Members of U.S. Congress and federal agency staff on issues that directly impact the well-being of runaway and homeless youth in America.  The Network’s advocacy strategies include: testifying at congressional hearings, working closely with legislators and their staff, public speaking, writing educational materials and engaging communities on the issues and policies that affect this underserved population.As National Network members, you will:

  • Provide your expert input on proposed federal policies and regulations.
  • Receive tailored, state-specific advocacy materials and support.
  • Be accompanied on congressional visits in Washington, DC.*
  • Join the National Network on Capitol Hill to educate and guide Members of U.S. Congress, their staff and administration officials about homeless youth issues.

*Subject to the availability of the NN4Y staff.

Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Membership

National Network organizational members are eligible to apply to become a member of NN4Y’s Policy Advisory Committee (PAC).  The PAC is a committee of the National Network’s board and provides local input and expertise to direct NN4Y’s federal policy work. This committee also assists with generating proactive policy ideas, recommendations and written policy papers. PAC members serve a two-year term.  When there are openings, the opportunity to apply to join the PAC will be posted on our website and advertised in our e-newsletters. The National Network is grateful for the valuable service and expertise of our Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) members.


The National Network will begin to offer members-only webinars in 2015.  If there is a webinar topic you are interested in learning about, please contact us to let us know! Primarily, these webinars will focus on federal policy, effective advocacy techniques, advocacy versus lobbying and other learning opportunities.

PurchasingPoint® Discount Program

We have partnered with the National Human Services Assembly to provide our members access to the PurchasingPoint® program.  PurchasingPoint® is an exclusive discount program for nonprofits that leverages group buying power to get discounts on a vast range of products and services including, but not limited to: office supplies, shipping, copiers, postage equipment, furniture, cleaning supplies, promotional merchandise, car rental, cell phones, and more.

To learn more, contact

Posting Organizational Job Openings

NN4Y conducts outreach using large and highly visible networking tools. For 2016, members can utilize these resources to hire new staff. Upon request, NN4Y will circulate appropriate job postings on our website, email listserv and social media accounts. As a result, your organization has the opportunity to recruit top-tier candidates across the country!

To submit a request, please email Darla Bardine at

Additional Organizational Members-Only Benefits Include

  • Invitations to speak as an expert on national panels, at Congressional events and conferences.
  • Featured on our website.
  • Eligible to nominate a youth alumni to NN4Y’s National Youth Advisory Council (NYAC).
The National Network for Youth is the only organization working solely on youth advocacy issues at the national level. Without a national voice, programming and policies for youth will never receive the attention and importance they need and deserve. The Network does an outstanding job of presenting the needs of young people and advocating for needed changes in policy and funding structures.
Judith Dittman, Executive Director, Alternative House, Dunn Loring, VA

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