March 2012: Tools for the Trade

By Terri Deerr, AANP Chief Operating Officer and Gene McGill, AANP Director, State Government Relations

AANP Resources for State Affiliate Executive Directors and Boards
ALLIANCE COMMITTEE PAGE Licensure, Scope Expansions and Legislative Advocacy Library
The Alliance Committee page, located in the members section of the website, contains:
·        current bills, laws and scopes
·        state legislative tracker tool and CapWiz User Guide
·        supporting/opposition documents and testimony
·        collaborations in Public Health Arena
·        comprehensive overview of naturopathic profession (including educational standards and curriculum)
·        cost effectiveness documents
·        and much more
VOLUNTEER COLLEGE PAGE – Building and Sustaining Membership Organizations Library
The Volunteer College Committee page, located in the members section of the website, contains affiliate training topics in areas of:
·        Administration (starting and running a non-profit)
·        Advocacy and Legislative Affairs (ABCs of legislative process, how to hire/fire lobbyist)
·        Communications and Marketing (building coalitions)
·        Fundraising (sample letters and videos)
·        Membership (sample letters, boards and volunteer management)
·        Research and Reports
STATE AFFILIATE PAGE – Secure Libraries for State Associations
For your state affiliate’s own use or to share important documents and information with other state associations. Designed to serve as a tool to help overcome the short and long term challenges encountered as you work to grow your organization. 
Please check out the pages referenced above and if you have an idea you would like to share, please let us know.