Dear Oklahoma Bicycling Coalition,
Thank you for your membership in theAlliance for Biking & Walking!We're so glad and grateful that you've chosen to be part of our powerful — and growing — coalition.
As a member of the Alliance, you're connected to advocates across North America who are making their communities better places to bike and walk. You have access to the expertise of Alliance staff and dozens of other bike/ped leaders. And, by taking advantage of the Alliance's trainings, grants, coaching and numerous other resources, your organization will grow stronger and your campaigns will become more effective.
Here are just a few Alliance highlights from 2013:
- We brought Winning Campaigns Trainings to 150 leaders in six communities across North America, helping launch successful local campaigns for better biking and walking
- TheAdvocacyAdvanceprogram hit the $100 million mark for public funding leveraged as a result of workshops, grants and technical assistance provided since 2011
- We held the first-ever National Open Streets Training to train 55 community and advocacy leaders on launching new Open Streets initiatives in their towns
- On over 30 Mutual Aid conference calls, we shared knowledge on essential topics like fundraising, membership, policies and education with nearly 900 advocacy leaders
Our mission is simple: We serve the needs of local and state bicycle and pedestrian advocates, like you. So we welcome and encourage your input on how we can best boost your organization. We hope you'll get engaged in our diverse programming and, by sharing your experiences and insight, advance our movement across North America.
If you have any questions about your membership or Alliance programs, please don't hesitate to contact me. And, again, thank you for your membership in the Alliance for Biking & Walking. You are the spark that propels our People Powered Movement!
Members Services Coordinator
P.S. Check out all the ways you can get plugged in to the Alliance in the right column of this e-mail
|Tips for an advocacy organization
12 Ways to Make the Most of your Membership!
1)Download alogo stampfrom our website to show you're a"Proud member" of the Alliance. Put that logo on your website, brochures and other printed materials!
2)Make sure you've added MLHall@Peoplepoweredmovement.org to your press release and newsletters lists, so your successes are showcased!
3)Subscribe to the Alliance's [People] listserv.When you need advice or have a question, let your peers across the continent help you with answers!
4)Subscribe to the Alliance's monthly e-newsletter,Streetside, too. You'll get update about upcoming events, new program opportunities and much, much more.
5)Check out ourOnline Resource Librarywhere you'll find more than 800 useful templates, models and research studies.
6)Visit ourOnline Photo Librarywith hundreds of quality images you can use on your website and in your publications.
7)Learn more about ourAdvocacy Advance Grantsprogram, which has awarded more than $600,000 in direct funding and technical assistance since 2009.
8)Plan to attend an AllianceWinning Campaigns Training— our advocacy boot camp that will teach you and your members how to choose, manage and WIN your next campaign.
9)Mark your calendar forMutual Aid conference callson topics important to you, like fundraising, membership and organization development.
10)Download the Alliance's2012 Benchmarking Report, which compiles walking and biking data from all 51 states and the 50 most-populous US cities!
11)Check out ourPeople Powered Blogand subscribe to the RSS feed.
12)Become a fan and follower of the Alliance onFacebookandTwitter, so you can get quick updates through social media.