Leader Resources is where local Slow Food leaders can find tools and information that support their work in their communities. Below are toolkits to help you organize around Slow Food’s themes, information for past and upcoming leader calls, tools to help you govern your local chapter and more. This page will be updated as new materials for local leaders become available, so stay tuned.
If you are interested in organizing for Slow Food in your community, please take the first step in connecting to this global movement by becoming a member today!
Connect with our national network of leaders by joining them on Facebook. Take advantage of this platform to get inspired and to learn from your peers.
Bring national and international campaigns to your community, take advantage of exclusive opportunities to spread the Slow Food message, and get access to promotional materials by signing up for our monthly Leader Links email.
To see what the national office is up to, check out the calendar below. It will be updated periodically. Note that the times reflect the US Eastern Time zone.
Leader Calls engage our leaders on a variety of topics throughout the year. Our next Leader Call is on Friday, February 26, at 4pm ET and will discuss how our strategic direction will be implemented. You can join the call in one of two ways. Either use this link to join from your computer or tablet and follow along with the visual presentation, or dial in from your phone at +1 (646) 749-3122 The access code for the call is 489-485-669. Recordings of all calls will be posted on this page the week after the call and sent out in the following issue of Leader Links.
Click below for recordings of previous calls.Recordings
This call gives a summary of the strategic planning process and an overview of the strategic direction that will begin to shape our work as a national association.(visual presentation starts about 12 minutes in)
Due to technical difficulties, this recording begins just after an overview of the work accomplished in gathering data that is shaping the strategic plan. For a detailed overview of that process, listen to the previous call (below) from 04:50 minutes to 17:00 minutes.
May 2015 Leader Call: Staffing Changes and Future Plans
Download the Download for a summary of the call and answers to the questions that arose.
Guides for bringing Slow Food USA’s themes to your community.
Terra Madre Day Guide for Organizers and Digital Assets
Join the global network in celebrating December 10th, the day Slow Food Manifesto was signed!
SFUSA Tips for Effective Events
Plan your local Slow Food events like a pro with this brief how-to
Learn more about Slow Food USA’s work and share the message with your community.
Talking About Slow Food
Nail your elevator pitch every time.
National School Garden Program One-Pager
A basic overview of the program. Find out more about the program at its dedicated website.
Promotional Presentation on Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016
A bit of history on Slow Food’s flagship, global gathering — and a lot of looking ahead. Find out more about the event at here.
As a membership-based organization, our members are our lifeblood and provide the majority of the support to power the global Slow Food movement. Below are materials with more information about membership and collateral that local chapter leaders can print out to share with their communities.
How to Recruit Members
Seven simple steps to convince people to become members of Slow Food.
Chapter Administration Tools
Important guides and forms for new and existing chapters.
A quick cheat sheet for chapter goals and responsibilities.
Chapter Leader Update FormUse this online form to inform the Slow Food USA national office about a newly elected leader or make updates to a current leader’s contact information.Chapter Handbook
Your guide to the administrative side of running a local chapter.
2015 Annual Chapter Online Reporting Form
Every chapter must submit their response to this form by February 15, 2016. More info further down the page.
Slow Food’s International Fundraising Guidelines
The fundraising code of conduct for all Slow Food affiliated associations, chapters, and projects.
Slow Food Logo Code of Use
Be sure you know where and when it’s ok (or not) to put a snail on it.
Annual Chapter Reporting
The current reporting form is available now. Every chapter must submit it’s own report by February 15th to remain in good standing.
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:
- Annual Report URLs
- Leader Links (we will still continue sending this to personal addresses as well)
- Membership Lists
- New tools and updates
- Tax Information
If you’re having trouble logging into you chapter email account, send a note to email@example.com