Affiliate Group Sign-on Letter
NPCA is currently conducting outreach to the White House and Office of Management and Budget regarding the Peace Corps' fiscal year 2019 budget request. As part of our outreach and as in years past, NPCA would like to submit a letter to the president and OMB testifying to the impact of the Peace Corps through the work of Affiliate Groups. The more signatures we can secure, the greater and more diverse community we can project to the Administration.
To sign the letter please email NPCA's Government Relations Officer, J.M. Ascienzo (email@example.com) by Friday, Oct. 6 with the Affiliate Group leaders name, title, and name of Affiliate Group. For example:
President, RPCVs of Springfield, IL
Additionally, if you would like to discuss NPCA's approach to the Trump Administration and our efforts since February to maintain level funding for the agency through the #ProtectPeaceCorps campaign, please join NPCA's J.M. Ascienzo for a special Affiliate Group leader videoconference at 8 PM Eastern on Tuesday, Sept. 26 or Thursday, Sept. 28. J.M. will be able to elaborate on our efforts and answer any questions.
NEW! Multiple Membership Options for Groups
You've been asking. Now it's here! Each group can set up multiple options for your members to join your group. Maybe you want a free membership with options to be a supporter, sustainer or leader with donations of certain amounts. You now can.
Want to add in more options? Fill out our form. Then allow two business days for us to make the update. As always, early each month, we'll add up all of the membership amounts received over the previous month and deposit them directly into your group bank account. Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Affiliate Group Network Annual Meeting
We had a great meeting in Denver with over 90 participants officially representing 34 groups. The agenda included an update on NPCA from Glenn, an overview and update from Ella (via video when her flight was cancelled) on the Community Building platform that NPCA offers for all affiliate groups, and brief reports and World Cafe tables on key initiatives (from other affiliate groups, NPCA and Peace Corps' Office of Third Goal) to bolster your group. Stay tuned for official draft minutes.
Sign-ins got quite busy at the last minute, so we want to confirm that we accounted for everyone present who was officially representing a group. Were you there? Please check this list to make sure you're counted. Send any corrections to email@example.com.
Host your next meeting on Zoom
NPCA is pleased to offer all affiliate groups the use of our Zoom account to host your group board meetings, strategic planning sessions and webinars.
Zoom allows for online meetings, including video, screen sharing, and chat and is the platform NPCA currently uses for its webinars, as well as committee and board meetings. Your participants can join by computer, smart phone or even a landline phone (audio only, in that case). By using the NPCA account, you can extend your meeting beyond the 45 minute limit that comes with the free version.
Meetings will be confirmed within two business days by staff, who will send along the details on how to access the meeting for you to forward to participants. Meetings are on a first come, first served basis. Thank you for your understanding if we cannot honor all requests, or if we suggest an alternate time. Please place your request as soon as you know your meeting time, ideally at least two weeks prior to the meeting.
Help us Showcase our Community
What have you accomplished lately? Do you have a member of your group you'd like to highlight? We love to publish news of recent outstanding achievements of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, staff, and others in the greater Peace Corps community in our quarterly WorldView magazine. Email text with your years and country of service to the NPCA’s Community News Editor, Peter Deekle, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your telephone number and add a photograph, if you wish.
Back by demand: Monthly Group Newsletter
Now back by popular demand: a monthly newsletter for NPCA affiliate groups. This landing page will always have the most recently updated headlines, but the crucial action items and deadline reminders will come directly to you once each month. In between, be sure to track news on this page and through the NPCA e-newsletter.
Are you a group leader and didn't get the newsletter? Contact us!