It’s (Almost) 2014: Three Reasons Why YOU Should be an NTJN Member!

By Caitlin Schnur, Workforce Research and Policy Fellow, NTJN
and Jonathan Philipp, Research and Policy Assistant, NTJN

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At the National Transitional Jobs Network (NTJN), we believe that every person deserves the opportunity to work and support themselves and their families.  Throughout the year, we strive to open doors to work for chronically unemployed Americans—and your membership is a critical investment in our efforts to ensure that everyone who wants to work can find a job, including people with barriers to employment.  With your membership support, the NTJN can continue to advance and bolster policies and employment programs that help jobseekers facing barriers to employment  find work and advance in the labor market.   Our members also receive publicity to help raise your organization’s visibility and reduced rates on program assistance from our team of experts!  Read on to discover some of the benefits that will come your way as a 2014 NTJN member.  And then join us! Together, we can get #AmericaBack2Work.

Want a chance to win a free one-year NTJN membership for your organization? Take our short survey and one lucky participant will be randomly selected to win!

#1: As a 2014 NTJN Member, You’ll Raise Your Organization’s Visibility.
As an NTJN member, you’ll be making a name for yourself on the national advocacy scene.  In addition to linking to all of our members on our website, we put in extra effort via our communications to ensure that our members get the attention they deserve for their hard work!  From our monthly e-news to our website to our Facebook and Twitter pages, our communications reach over 100,000 stakeholders every year.  Every month we highlight an NTJN member’s successes through special Member Spotlights on our blog (also distributed through our e-news!), and we amplify our members’ events, announcements, and resources throughout the year through our continuously growing social media presence.  In 2014, we’d love to be talking about you!

#2: As a 2014 NTJN Member, You’ll Save on Program Assistance to Maximize Your Organization’s Potential.
From writing funding proposals to engaging employer partners, we know that it can be challenging to launch or operate an employment program—which is why you shouldn’t have to do it alone!  As the premier program assistance provider to the Transitional Jobs (TJ) field, the NTJN has the in-house expertise to help you plan, launch, and operate a stellar employment program.  We can also leverage our network of TJ providers to establish peer-learning relationships to guide you through programmatic challenges.  As an NTJN member, you’ll save 15% on our intensive program assistance offerings, including in-person consultation; on-site program assessments; customized webinars; and review of funding proposals and in-house documents. In 2013, our Program Quality and Technical Assistance Manager, Chris Warland, traveled to Los Angeles, New York City, Salt Lake City, and Denver to help employment programs take their work to the next level.  Help us add your city to the list for 2014!

#3 As a 2014 NTJN Member, You’ll Join in the Push for Federal Change to Get #AmericaBack2Work.
Washington, D.C. can be a tricky place to navigate, but our Associate Director, Melissa Young, knows a thing or two about advancing a policy agenda that can open doors to work for chronically unemployed Americans!  Through the support of our members, we gather flexible funds to advocate for federal policy change that will ensure all Americans can access and advance in the labor market—and that TJ programs like yours continue to have the critical funding you need to help people with barriers to employment succeed in the workforce. You can rest assured that we’re hard at work meeting with federal leaders and elected officials on your behalf, or you can join us on a trip to D.C. and engage firsthand in on-the-ground advocacy efforts!  In 2013, we used membership funds to offer travel scholarships to Michigan Earn + Learn participants, who joined the NTJN in D.C. to educate members of Congress about how it important it is that they champion TJ programs.  Our policy advocacy is a critical component of our work to advance effective employment solutions, and Melissa would love your company in D.C. in 2014!

…So, won’t you join us as a 2014 NTJN member?  Together, our efforts can help end poverty for hundreds of thousands of American families and rebuild the foundation on which the American Dream is realized.

Want a chance to win a free one-year NTJN membership for your organization? Take our short survey and one lucky participant will be randomly selected to win!

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About National Initiatives on Poverty & Economic Opportunity

Heartland Alliance’s National Initiatives on Poverty & Economic Opportunity is dedicated to ending chronic unemployment and poverty. We believe that every person deserves the opportunity to succeed in work and support themselves and their families. Through our field building, we provide support and guidance that fosters more effective and sustainable employment efforts. Our policy and advocacy work advances solutions to the systemic issues that drive chronic unemployment.

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