Leader Resources

Leader Resources is where local chapter leaders can find tools and information that support their work in their communities. Below are instructions on how to access the chapter email account, general handbooks, toolkits for Slow Food USA's various program areas, information for upcoming leader calls and printable documents that can be handed out to members. This page will be updated as new materials for local chapter leaders become available, so stay tuned.

Annual Chapter Survey

It is that time of the year again! The Annual Chapter Survey will be emailed to all chapter email accounts on December 18, 2014 and are due by February 16, 2015. There is a new section on policy and lobbying, so please refer to the document below for assistance in answering those questions. If you have trouble logging into your chapter email account or have any questions or concerns about the survey, please email us at

Note that the link is uniquely tied to the survey and your chapter email address, so do not forward the link.

Here is a blank copy of the Annual Chapter Survey. You may use it to draft your answers before responding online.
2014 Chapter Survey

Guidelines for Reporting on Lobbying

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

Log Into your: Chapter Email Account

Chapter Administration Tools

Important guides and forms for new and existing chapters.

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Guides for Slow Food USA's programmatic areas: Slow Meat, the National School Garden Program, Slow Fish and the Ark of Taste.

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As part of the Slow Meat campaign, encourage your community to go meatless one day a week. Here’s how.

National School Garden Program One-Pager

Slow Fish Workshop Guide

Ark of Taste Toolkit

Leader Calls

Leader Calls will take place on a quarterly basis to engage our leaders on a variety of topics throughout the year. Recordings of the calls will be posted on this page the week after the call and sent out in that month's Leader Links.

Next Leader Call: March 17, 2015 at 4PM (ET) / 1PM (PT): School Gardens and More...

To access the call, click the link below at the time of the call. (4PM EST/1PM PST)

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Long distance): +1 (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 190-151-525

The current schedule for calls is:
March 17, 2015 - School Gardens and More...
June 2, 2015 - State of the Snail
August 25, 2015 - September Membership Drive
November 3, 2015 - September Membership Drive Results

Click below for recordings of previous calls.

Archived Recordings


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.

Membership Drive 2014 Results: Coming Soon!

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

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

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 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.

Membership Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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

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

Plato's Harvest at Soule Homestead in Middleoboro, Massachusetts