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New Affiliate Fund: Call for Advisors

Please consider directing your time and talents to shape a request for proposals that will support the capacity of individual Affiliates and the Affiliate Network and strengthen the infrastructure of our shared movement. We anticipate engaging approximately 8 individuals, including Affiliate leaders to advise the design of an RFP and serve as reviewers for funding requests. Please indicate your interest in serving as an advisor to the Affiliate Fund here. 

Background
With support from the Pisces Foundation, and based on feedback from across the Affiliate Network, NAAEE is poised to begin the design and launch of a new fund that supports three key objectives:

  • Increased capacity of individual Affiliates to serve as the backbone organization for environmental education at the state, regional, or provincial level (for example, strategic planning, professional development for Affiliate leaders, or JEDIA training for board members).
  • Collaboration between Affiliates and/or Affiliate leaders to advance initiatives that have potential for network-wide benefit or field-building impact (for example, creating tools for more effective advocacy or communications and advancing equity and inclusion work throughout the network).
  • Sustained capacity of NAAEE to provide technical support to Affiliates or Affiliate committees within the Affiliate Network as needed (for example, software subscriptions or tools for better network engagement). 

Anticipated Timeline for Key Activities
RFP Draft and Design  December 2022–March 2023 
Advisors meet 2-3x with draft review in between meetings

RFP Launch    April 2023

Proposal Review  May 2023
Advisors review assigned proposals and meet 1x for final scoring and recommendations

Stipend
We are able to offer advisors a stipend of $500 for their participation in this process. 

Please submit your interest in serving as an advisor using this form by December 5, 2022.