Nominations Open for Board Elections
You know who they are. Your group would not be where it is now without them. They are amazing community organizers, entrepreneurs, fundraisers, and marketers. Just think how they could strengthen our whole Peace Corps community if they were on the NPCA Board of Directors.
Send them our way. Have them express their interest in NPCA board service. We'll be in touch to follow up and talk with them about how they can best serve our community. Then you can officially nominate them for board service.
Nominations are now open for three member-elected positions on the NPCA Board of Directors representing the following divisions:
- Geographic Divisions
- Country of Service Division
Learn more about board service and download the nomination materials. Nomination deadline: May 1.
Complimentary Registration for Peace Corps Connect
The annual Peace Corps Connect conference is the premier forum for networking and collaborating with fellow affiliate group leaders and other members of the Peace Corps community. In recognition of the contributions of our affiliate groups in championing Peace Corps ideals and continuing to impact the communities you serve, we are pleased to offer one complimentary conference registration for each NPCA affiliate group.
Hosted by National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) and the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Colorado (RPCVCO), the 2017 Peace Corps Connect conference will celebrate and build upon the great partnerships of the greater Peace Corps community.
Groups must maintain their active affiliation with NPCA to be eligible for this complimentary registration. Instructions for the complimentary registration will be sent the week of May 22.
Group presidents (or those similarly named on your leadership team) should designate whom to receive the complimentary registration by Friday, May 19 via this form. Registration instructions will be sent the following week.
Highlighting your Group on the NPCA Website
NPCA's new community builder platform is designed specifically to help affiliate groups thrive. In this webinar for current NPCA affiliate group board members, you'll learn some of the features of this new site, particularly how you can update and use your affiliate group's listing in the group directory to highlight your group's successes and recruit new members. All groups will need to review and update their listing this year, so get ahead of the game on this webinar. Following an introductory overview, there will be plenty of time for Q&A; bring your questions!
Wednesday, May 3 at 8 pm EDT
Your hosts: Elizabeth Dowell, Technology Migration Consultant, and Kate Schwanhausser, Membership and Events Coordinator
Showcase your group and share your best practices - lead a webinar! Interested? Contact us to learn how.
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.
A friendly reminder to please join the weekly #ProtectPeaceCorps webinars at 9 PM Eastern on Tuesdays for updates, materials and resources, and more concerning NPCA's campaign to secure level funding for the Peace Corps and robust funding for International Affairs. Log-in info:
Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +14086380968,181419862# or +16465588656,181419862#
Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 181 419 862
Every group should have an Advocacy Coordinator. Don't have one yet? Designate one of your other officers to join in or contact us to designate your group's Advocacy Coordinator.
Coming Soon - Annual Group Renewal
You've been asking for it and we've been working on it: the annual affiliate group renewal. This is the time each year about now when we check in with each affiliate group to see how things are going. It's also a great time to let us know how we can help you thrive.
How can you prepare for it? Hopefully, you already have what you need and have been sharing it with your members. Then you'll just need to share it with us. What will be needed: an activities report and a financial report (if you handle any money) for calendar or fiscal year 2016. That's pretty much it. Stay tuned as to when and where to submit it. (And if you haven't yet done so, post those to your website and/or email it to your members.)
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, Around the Well.
Are you a group leader and didn't get the newsletter? Contact us!