Member Benefits

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

As a member of the Alliance, you are part of a professional association whose unified voice carries tremendous credibility and influence in the development of public policy and the distribution of government dollars.

We represent $205 million in programs and services, over 5,500 employees, and touch the lives of over 100,000 children each year.

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

The Alliance contracts with a professional lobbying firm. Our lobbyist provides legislative insight, strategy ideas, and direct communication to key legislators. Our Executive Director, a former registered lobbyist with significant campaign leadership experience, coordinates our legislative activities and ensures we are in the right place and the right time with the right message.

We are also significantly engaged with advisory boards, committees, and task forces with every state agency affecting children and families. We work directly with top leadership in each agency. We value public-private partnerships as a priority strategy, and collaborate at every possible opportunity.

Decades of credible work by the Alliance has established effective relationships with state agencies, the Governor’s office, and the Legislature.

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PEER ENGAGEMENT: BE WITH OTHER PROFESSIONALS WHO BELIEVE IN WHAT YOU DO

Be with your colleagues and be part of the leadership for children in Oregon. We drive policy and a children’s agenda for Oregon. Members meet together monthly. Affinity groups for your interest areas meet via conference call and Go To Meeting keep you close to you current activities.

REPUTATION

Members share information and provide peer support. Alliance members are recognized for their decades of unmatched experience in providing the highest quality services. The success of Alliance member programs is testimony to their mission-driven commitment and evolving innovation. This reputation has made the Alliance’s voice one of great credibility.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP SUMMIT

The Alliance’s Annual Summit each May is held at an Oregon resort. The comfortable setting provides an important opportunity to network, maintaining strong communication and partnerships among members. The Annual Membership Summit provides executive-level trainings and development on a variety of timely and compelling subjects. The summit also provides a forum for issues critical to members, and is the stage for developing our annual priorities and strategic focus.