JOIN THE ALLIANCE

 

 

The Alliance is open to national organizations, private sector firms, governmental entities to become participants in the Alliance’s work through two categories of membership - ALLIANCE MEMBERS and AFFILIATES:

ALLIANCE MEMBERS are national organizations, private sector firms and governmental agencies or other governmental entities which are able to formally commit in writing to annually provide the following minimum level of support to this multi-year initiative:

1. 200 person hours of in-kind labor from organization staff or members or a minimum of $ 5,000 in funding to the project. (Funding above he $ 5,000 / year level is appreciated and gains a higher level of recognition in the project).

2. Attendance and participation in at least 60% of the meetings of the committee or task forces your organization has signed up to work on.

3. A hotline connection between your website and the website for this project maintained by NCSBCS.

4. Issuing periodic national news releases and web articles on the progress of the project to your members/clients and include reports on the project in your newsletter or other periodic publications.

5. Providing time during your annual or semi-annual meetings for presentations on this project to your members/clients/colleagues.

 

AFFILIATES are national organizations and government agencies or governmental entities which are unable to commit to the Alliance Member level of support to this project but can offer a formal commitment in writing to annually provide the following minimum level of support to this project:

1. Attendance at selected Alliance events, such as national forums or meetings of any work group where the Affiliate has taken on a liaison role.

2. A hotline connection between your website and the website for this project maintained by NCSBCS.

3. Issuing periodic national news releases and web articles on the progress of the project to your members/clients and include reports on the project in your newsletter or other periodic publications.

4. Providing time during your annual or semi-annual meetings for presentations on this project to your members/clients/colleagues.

TO BECOME EITHER AN ALLIANCE MEMBER OR AFFILIATE - Please e-mail our project coordinator, Carolyn Fitch at: cfitch@ncsbcs.org or the NCSBCS Executive Director, Robert Wible at: rwible@ncsbcs.org.

NCSBCS will forward to you a copy of a sample letter of commitment to the Alliance for your consideration and use.

As funding is available in this project, the Alliance will make efforts to visit with and make presentations to perspective new Alliance members and Affiliates.

The NCSBCS website includes an updated list of ALLIANCE MEMBERS and AFFILIATES, and notices of all upcoming meetings of the Alliance’s Steering Committee and Task Groups also are posted on that site for your information.

THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING BECOMING A PARTNER IN THIS IMPORTANT NATIONAL INITIATIVE.