BECOME A MEMBER

WE WELCOME PARTNERS WHO

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Commit to multi-sector, cross-partisan collaboration

Know that we are stronger together and will prioritize relational work as the foundation for bold action

Believe that we can all learn from each other and that better is possible

Associations represent members around the state, particularly those not currently represented by our Core Team members. Although every association helps fund this endeavor, we prioritize your commitment to our values and mission over your capacity to contribute financially.

 

Community partners are known in the community for being inclusive of perspectives, identities, and sectors. They are deeply rooted in their town, city, or region.

STEPS TO BECOMING A MEMBER

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Reach out to any Wisconsin Partners Core Team member or staff (info@wisconsinpartners.org

 

At an initial one-on-one meeting, we’ll focus on getting to know each other. What motivates you? What keeps you up at night? Why are you doing the work you do?

From there, we will explore additional opportunities to connect:

  • A follow-up one-on-one, where we’ll talk more about the goals and values shared by you and Wisconsin Partners

  • Connecting you with a Core Team member or two with shared interests

  • Event invitations, such as learning exchanges, trainings, or discussions

We use an informal consensus model for invitations. We usually invite new members to join us at the last Core Team meeting of the year, where we focus on celebrations and connections. We hope that you will consider joining us officially for the next calendar year.

 

If you accept, we’ll ease you into things your first year with an onboarding process that includes an orientation, training, and additional relationship-building opportunities.

WANT TO START A NEW GROUP IN YOUR COMMUNITY?

We would love to have civic-led groups around the state, all committed to taking bold action in their communities through a relational foundation.

 

To get started, we ask that you identify at least three people in your community who:

  1. Represent varied perspectives

  2. Commit to building relationships through one-on-one conversations

  3. Pledge to work toward meaningful, asset-based change

 

At this time, we are not asking for an up-front financial contribution to get your group started.

Once you have identified a core team, contact info@wisconsinpartners.org.

 

Together, we will figure out a plan to get you started, which could include:

  • Initial training and ongoing coaching in the broad-based relational model

  • Connections to members of Wisconsin Partners’ associations in your community

  • Opportunities to connect and engage with Wisconsin Partners groups, including other regional partners