May 1, 2017
Hello Fabulous GLSEN-neers,
Happy Asian Pacific Heritage Month! As we are leading into the month there is a list of GLSEN resources listed in the "Dip into GLSEN's History" section. We are also in the beginning of our National Teacher Appreciation Week campaign. Sending love and care to the amazing educators in our network!
Updates from Field:
Accreditation Applications opened last week! We sent out the applications along with instructions on how to go about filling them out over the next month. The due date for applications is June 4th. We have also loaded FY17 documents into your Chapter Google Shared drive to help you in filling out the applications.
Our model part 1 document is available to use as a reference guide on how Chapters have answered the questions in the past and can be viewed here.
The Field and Chapter Finance Teams will be hosting a webinar on May 4th from 6-7pm ET, to address budgeting and the rest of the application. If you would like to join us please register here.
If you have further questions Field staff and the Accreditation Review Committee are here to support you throughout the process. Email Chapters@glsen.org with any questions that you may have.
Race and Privilege Committee Survey: GLSEN’s Race & Privilege Committee – a team of GLSEN members whose aim is to embody an organizational model for the intersection of racial and LGBTQ identities, support diverse leadership, and promote inclusive practices.
In supporting our vision, the Race & Privilege Committee is asking chapter leadership to engage in a short questionnaire about your Chapter. The questions ask about your Chapter’s racial demographics, engagement in diversity initiatives, current organizational partnerships, barriers to inclusivity, and ways in which the R&P Committee can support your work. We encourage Chapter leadership teams to discuss the questions before having at least one member from your team submit your answers. All answers will be anonymous. You can find the questionnaire here. Please review with your boards and have returned by May 31st.
Chapter Leadership Institute:
Each year we put out a programming questionnaire on what folks in the Network want to learn at the summer’s Chapter Leadership Institute. Fill out the questionnaire and help make this years CLI the best one yet. We’ll close the questionnaire down on May 12.
Volunteer Information: As we are encouraging you to know the makeup of the communities you serve, we are working towards reflecting on the makeup of our Chapter Network. We want to learn more about the identities of you as a volunteer and how your differences contribute to our community. This collection is part of our reflection as a Network and how we can continue to work towards inclusivity and appreciate the differences that already compose our Chapters. This should take no longer than 5 min of your time! Click here to access the form and if you can make sure to nudge the rest of your Chapter Board to fill it out as well.
Field Services Job Opening: We just opened the application for the open Field Services Manager position. Please circulate the job description to those who may want to apply.
In the Homework Folder section below, there are action steps. If you would like to jump down to the bottom, click the sidebar that says Homework Folder.