Multiply your potential through a community powered by the energy of MANY.

MANY is dedicated to those who desire to be outstanding leaders and managers, pioneers and risk takers, and who wish to make a positive difference in their communities. Our mission is to help our members be their best by nurturing innovative practices grounded in positive youth development. We know, in an environment of tight budgets and changing demands, successful organizations need to have a stable group of talented leaders and easy access to relevant resources. We connect great ideas and great people and then add the most valuable collection of services and professional resources.

Membership with MANY means investing in an infrastructure which has proven to be a valuable resource to the youth and family services community.  Membership more importantly offers you significant benefits and resources to assist in your long term sustainability and growth.  In 2014, the majority of MANY members who used our services submitted more competitive grants, won scarce funding, and provided their staff with resources and discounted training addressing key emerging challenges.  

On average, our members save $800 on trainings and other educational opportunities.

We know organizations have to make difficult choices on how they allocate their precious resources. These resources not only include money, but staff time, too. We are committed to making your investment in learning as efficient as possible.

8 out of 10 organizations realize a savings of at least $1200 in consulting and technical assistance costs.

Members have access to ongoing comprehensive technical assistance and resources through our knowledge center and personalized services. We also engage in strategic partnerships with a variety of hand-chosen consultants for added cost savings to our members and partners. Last year alone we provided more than $200,000 in subsidized services.

We provide our members with unique opportunities to stay on top of national trends and connect with thought leaders in the youth services field.

Like Connection 2014, our Connection2015 event will bring together bright minds from around the country to give idea-focused talks on a wide range of subjects, which will foster learning and inspiration -- and provoke conversations that matter in our field. In addition, MANY’s members-only web-based Discovery Sessions provide an opportunity for our members to connect with each other and discuss national trends with experts in the field. 

Moreover, MANY’s members play a crucial role in developing the priorities of MANY’s Center for Research and Innovation - focused on identifying, evaluating, and replicating effective practices. MANY has provided $4.7 million dollars in sub-grants to organizations over the last two years and continues to secure both public and private dollars that our organizational members could not access individually. 

2015 Membership Benefits and Investment: