Leader Resources

Chapter Email Accounts

Chapter Email Accounts are the official communication route from Slow Food USA to our network of chapters. You should check this account regularly, as it is where all official chapter communication will be sent from the national office, including:

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  • Membership Lists
  • Annual Report URLs
  • New tools and updates
  • Tax Information
  • Leader Links (we will still continue sending this to personal addresses as well)

Log Into your: Chapter Email Account

Chapter Administration Tools

Important guides and forms for new and existing chapters.

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Leader Calls

Leader Calls will take place on a quarterly basis -- August 2014, November 2014, February 2015, May 2015 -- to engage our leaders on a variety of topics throughout the year.

We have moved to a new conference call system, so rather than signing up for the call, please refer back to this section of the website and click the link below at the time of the call. (4PM EST/1PM PST)

Next Call: National School Garden Program Leader Call

Please note that the link will reflect the time zone you are in.

Membership Drive 2014

As you know, September is membership season here at Slow Food USA. National promotion of this year's membership drive will run from Monday, September 15 - Tuesday, September 30. The drive will then continue through Sunday, October 5 exclusively on the local level, without any national messaging. We're compressing it this year because of all the work we know you're doing to get ready for Terra Madre (we are, too!) and to make sure our shiny new database is ready to provide you with the most accurate membership lists possible to support your efforts. We have a goal of 2,500 new or renewing members and an international goal of 10,000 new or renewing members.

As in years past, we encourage chapter leaders to participate and have several tools for your use.

Drive Update
Membership drive progress report by chapter that lists the growth percentage of each chapter during the membership drive so far.

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Membership Resource Guide for Chapters
Contains information about this year's incentives for September - December membership growth, including an opportunity for $100 additional on your membership check and visits from national and international leadership.

Membership Frequently Asked Questions

Slow Food Promotional Postcard
A 6x9 PDF that you can take to a printer to have printed. If you would like to receive an order of postcards, please email

Membership Brochure - National Version
A tri-fold brochure PDF file that you can either print on a color printer (use double sided, color settings) or take to a printer to have printed.

Membership Brochure - Local Version
Contains a blank panel for chapters to customize. Click here for a sample template to insert into the blank panel.

Email Sign-Up Form for Tabling and Events
The first step in growing the Slow Food movement is bringing people in!

Membership Form (Printable) for Chapters
A place to collect information about new members you've recruited in one place before you send it to the national office to be processed.

Sample Renewal Emails
Examples of renewal emails that local chapters can send to their lapsed members.