On November 18, Be There As We Present Health and Human Services Advocacy Issues to Our Legislative Delegation
The Chamber is part of a highly successful legislative advocacy effort and YOU need to be involved. Some 60 members of the health and human services nonprofit community joined forces on October 20 to set top legislative priorities for the 2017 session. Join us on September 18 as we present the priorities in the form of our Legislative Green Book to our delegation members and hear their take on the upcoming session.
Without our combined efforts, funds and statutes affecting all of our organizations are left to chance. This is an opportunity to collectively let legislators know what’s important to our clients and our community.
Chamber Expands Membership Opportunities
Arts and cultural nonprofits and those focusing on animal causes can now join the Nonprofit Chamber. Until now, only health and human services nonprofits qualified for membership, but the board felt that other nonprofits could benefit from the discussions, conferences and information presented at Chamber meetings. “We all encounter the same types of issues regarding human resource management, finances, fund-raising, advocacy, and other internal matters,” explained Marlene Passell, Chamber manager. Because the organization was focused on its mission and growing membership, it initially kept membership within the health and human services arena. “But we receive requests regularly from other organizations and we are now prepared for that growth,” Ms. Passell added.
Additionally, start-up nonprofits with budgets of $100,000 or less can request scholarships to cover the first year’s $200 membership cost. Other categories of membership have also been added to allow funding organizations and those seeking to sponsor events or meetings to become involved with the Chamber.
We Are Better Together!
Forward thinking nonprofit leaders like yourselves found an urgent need to create a space where leadership of nonprofit organizations could meet, share, and unify for a common cause – proving our value to Palm Beach County in both human and financial terms. This is your Chamber where your concerns, your triumphs and your advocacy issues gather a stronger voice through the support of your colleagues.
If you haven’t joined, you should! This is a unique organization and a unique opportunity for all of us to spend two hours a month talking with each other, hearing from experts on subjects that can help our organizations thrive, creating collaborative relationships, learning from each other, sharing ideas, developing advocacy around issues that affect us mutually, and just getting to know each other. So, don’t lose another minute. Join us now. Just fill out the form.