The Affiliate Group Network – AGN facilitates communication between and among NPCA affiliate groups for purposes of sharing best practices and more. It consists formally of an annual meeting of the leadership of NPCA’s affiliate groups, scheduled each year in conjunction with Peace Corps Connect. The meeting is open to all. NPCA also presents a webinar series (see below). Throughout the year, NPCA affiliate groups are encouraged to communicate via the Facebook Affiliate Group Network.
Contacts: Affiliate Group Network Coordinator, Mariko Schmitz; NPCA Vice President, Anne Baker
Affiliate Group Network Resources
What is the NPCA Affiliate Group Network (AGN)? How do we use the AGN to connect with and learn from other groups?
Relevant Documents & Internet Links
Affiliate Group Webinar Series
This capacity building webinar series is presented through the generous support of a grant from the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Wisconsin-Madison. Thank you!
Use the links below to register and to review supporting documents and access information (as well as recordings of past webinars).
Upcoming webinars (on Wednesdays at 8 pm Eastern, unless otherwise noted)
Wednesday, April 24, 2019: Virtual Town Hall
Wednesday, April 17, 2019: Establish a Micro-loan Program through TCP Global
Tuesday, November 27, 2018: International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Thursday, November 15, 2018: Engaging your Group with Refugees: Case Studies
Wednesday, August 29, 2018: Collaboration discussion with Kul Gautam and RESULTS
Wednesday, August 15, 2018: Preserve the Peace Corps Legacy
Wednesday, July 11, 2018: Insurance 101: Do we need it? What do we need? Why?
Thursday, May 17, 2018: Get Strategic, Part II: How to Develop a Strategic Plan that Empowers your Group
Thursday, April 5, 2018: Get Strategic: How to Develop a Strategic Plan that Empowers your Group
Thursday, March 15, 2018: Get Social: Tips and Tricks for Engaging your Members using Social Media
Wednesday, February 7, 2018: International Women's Day 2018: Another Opportunity to Serve
Wednesday, January 10, 2018: Partnering with Hostelling International USA
Wednesday, November 15, 2017: Tips of the Trade: Building your database - finding those RPCVs
Wednesday, October 11, 2017: Supporting Women and Girls Around the World: A Conversation
Thursday, September 28, 2017: Affiliate Group Sign-on Letter Q&A (no recording)
Tuesday, September 26, 2017: Affiliate Group Sign-on Letter Q&A (no recording)
Wednesday, July 19, 2017: NPCA Staff Meet and Greet (focus: #ProtectPeaceCorps - no recording)
Wednesday, June 21, 2017: Supporting our RPCV Community (following on the "Building an RPCV Support Network" webinar from April - no recording)
Wednesday, May 17, 2017: Engaging your Group in Support of Refugees
Wednesday, May 3, 2017: Highlighting your Group on the NPCA Website
Wednesday, April 19, 2017: Building an RPCV Support Network
Wednesday, March 15, 2017: NPCA Meet and Greet (focus: NPCA Governance)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017: NPCA Meet and Greet
Thursday, January 26, 2017: Movement Builders—Help Bridge America's Divides Through Service
Tuesday, January 24, 2017: National Days of Action Mobilization Update
Wednesday, January 18, 2017: NPCA Meet and Greet
Wednesday, December 21, 2016: NPCA Meet and Greet
Tuesday, December 20, 2016: Movement Builders—Help Bridge America's Divides Through Service
Tuesday, November 29, 2016: Advocacy Coordinators Update. President-elect Trump and the Peace Corps and more
Tuesday, November 22, 2016: Advocacy Coordinator 101
Tuesday, November 1, 2016: Rally Peace Corps Champions: Become an NPCA Advocacy Coordinator
Tuesday, October 25, 2016: Building Affiliate Group Engagement in Support of Refugees
Thursday, September 15, 2016: Peace Corps Connect First Timers' Orientation
Thursday, June 23, 2016: Building an RPCV Support Network
Wednesday, June 15, 2016: Peace Corps' New Look
Wednesday, May 25, 2016: Amazing Technology Resources for your Group
Thursday, May 19, 2016: Interested in Hosting a Peace Corps Story Slam?
Saturday, March 12, 2016: Legal Considerations 101: Non-profit status and tax filing
Thursday, February 11, 2016: Engage and Strengthen your Group at Peace Corps Connect
Thursday, January 28, 2016: National Day of Action in Support of Peace Corps – Opportunities for Affiliate Groups
Wednesday, November 11, 2015: (repeated Tuesday, November 17, 2015): NPCA’s New Membership Model and the Peace Corps Community Fund
Affiliate Group Network Annual Meeting
We encourage you to attend the annual meeting to discuss the past and future events of NPCA and its affiliate groups and meet other group leaders and NPCA staff in person.
The 2019 Affiliate Group Network Annual Meeting was held in Austin, TX on Friday, June 21 during Peace Corps Connect.
NPCA affiliate group delegates elect an Affiliate Group Network (AGN) Coordinator every two years. The AGN Coordinator is a voting member of the NPCA Board of Directors, per the NPCA bylaws. The current Affiliate Group Network Coordinator (for the term 2018-2020) is Mariko Schmitz.
Minutes from previous meetings:
2018 AGN Annual Meeting Minutes
2017 AGN Annual Meeting Minutes (PDF)
2016 AGN Annual Meeting Minutes (PDF)
2015 AGN Annual Meeting Minutes (PDF)
2014 GLF Minutes (PDF)
2013 GLF Minutes (PDF)
2012 GLF Minutes (PDF)