2016 INA Member Conference Endowment: Round Two Open for Applications

2016 INA Member Conference Endowment

INA is pleased to announce the 5th Annual INA Membership Conference Endowment. The INA Membership Conference Endowment has been developed as a way to recognize our members for their dedication to the in-home child care industry.

Started in 2011, the INA Member Conference Endowment secured its initial funding from half of all monies raised through the 2011 INA Annual Conference 50/50 raffle. INA is pleased to continue earmarking half of all monies raised in future Annual Conference 50/50 raffles to the INA Member Conference Endowment fund. As tradition, the other half of all monies raised will continue to go towards supporting a local children’s charity in the city where INA’s Annual Conference is held.

Entry Categories

There are two categories for INA Member Conference Endowment entry: Business Member Entries and Caregiver Member Entries. The Business Member entry category includes members who provide a business or service to the nanny community. Business Members include those members who hold Standard or Supporting memberships. The Caregiver Member entry category includes members who provide care for children, including but not limited to Nannies, Newborn Care Specialists and Temporary/Travel Nannies. Caregiver members include those members who hold Individual memberships.


Through the 2016 INA Membership Conference Endowment, INA is pleased to offer full conference registration (a $395 value) to four INA members. Two full conference registrations will be given to those in the Business category and two in the Caregiver’s category.  You may transfer your Endowment award to another person who wishes to come to the conference.

Second Award Application Round

From Wednesday, January 20, 2016 – Saturday, February 20, 2016. We will be selecting ONE caregiver and ONE business for the second selection of Endowment awardees. The two Endowment awardees will be announced on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.  If you already applied for the first round and were not selected, you are automatically entered into the second round.

Deadline for applying for the second round is Saturday, February 20 2016, 11:59 PM EST.


Applicants must hold current membership in INA, and must be able to attend the 2016 INA Annual Conference May 12 – 15, 2016 in Washington, DC.


INA Board of Directors, conference speakers and workshop presenters, conference sponsors who receive complimentary registration, and the 2015 and 2016 INA Nanny of the Year award recipients are not eligible to participate.

Application Instructions

Complete the 3-step 2016 INA Membership Conference Endowment application form in its entirety during the allotted application time frame. The endowment award application time frame is 12:00 AM Wednesday, January 20 – 11:59 PM EST Saturday, February 20, 2016. 

Answers will be submitted via Google Document form

Step 1 Complete the questions about the applicant.

Step 2 Answer the trivia questions about INA. The trivia question answers can be found on www.nanny.org.

Step 3 Answer the two personal essay questions. The essay questions must be between 10-15 sentences each and applicants are encouraged to use spelling and grammar check.

Awarding of INA Membership Conference Endowment

Applicants must:
-Complete all personal questions with the correct number of sentences, spelling and grammar.
-Use the correct number of sentences for each of the personal essay questions.
-Answer all the trivia questions correctly.

If the entrant has completed Step 1 properly, answered the questions in Step 2 correctly and followed the guidelines in Step 3 correctly, they will be placed in a “pool” to be chosen for one of the four endowments awarded.  Business and Caregiver entries are “pooled” separately. There will be two award recipients chosen from the Business entry category and two from the Caregiver entry category, along with one alternate for each entry category.

The award recipients will be chosen via random.org.  If you are awarded an endowment you may transfer the award to another 2016 conference attendee.

Those who have been chosen for the 2016 Conference Endowment will be notified via phone or email by the end of the award time segments.

What if I register for the early bird rate, and then I win the January drawing?

If you are already registered and then win, the INA will refund your registration fee.


Thank you for your continued support of the INA and the Annual Conference.  We look forward to seeing you May 12 – 15, 2016 in Washington, DC. 

Any questions about the process please contact Kellie Geres, INA Conference Coordinator, conference@nanny.org

 Application for the Annual Conference Endowment here

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