America Forward works to transform local impact into national change
Becoming a member of the America Forward Coalition means you will be part of a network of over 100 innovative organizations that are finding new ways to solve some of our nation’s biggest challenges — from education reform and poverty alleviation to democracy and economic development. Our members work together to promote policies that turn what is working in communities into large-scale national change. Our Coalition Members are driving progress in early learning, education, youth development, workforce development, poverty alleviation, criminal justice, and government efficiency in more than 15,000 communities nationwide, touching the lives of 9.5 million Americans each year. Advocating together, we have directed over $1.9 billion in federal funding to social innovation and achieved significant advances in education, economic development, and social innovation policy. Every member of the America Forward Coalition is critical to our collective impact and success.
America Forward provides its Coalition members with opportunities to create and shape national platforms in support of our collective principles and policy priorities. As a member of the America Forward Coalition, you are connected to a network of social innovation organizations and provided with access to resources, policy briefings, external engagement opportunities, and individualized policy capacity building advice and support. Join us and take advantage of the following benefits of Coalition membership:
• Create and shape our collective policy agendas
• Engage with Members of Congress and key national policymakers and thought leaders
• Network with like-minded Coalition and Network partners
• Gain exposure through profiles in America Forward materials and publications
• Receive exclusive access to federal policy updates and insights
•Increase your organization’s policy and systems change capacity
How to Join
Our team is available for information sessions about membership in the America Forward Coalition. To set up a meeting, please email us at America_Forward@newprofit.org.
Current Membership Rates
America Forward accepts members into its Coalition that are committed to equity, innovation, results, and cross-sector partnerships. Our Coalition organizations annually commit financial resources to support the Coalition’s collective work. No portion of any organization’s contribution is attributed to America Forward’s lobbying expenses. Full membership dues are tiered based on an organization’s annual operating budget:
Greater than $10 million: $5750
$5 million-$10 million: $2875
$1 million – $5 million: $1450
Less than $1 million: $575
Want to learn more about becoming a member of the Coalition?