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Leader Resources

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.

National Calendar

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

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

January 2016 Leader Call: Strategic Planning Outcomes and Strategic Direction


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)


November 2015 Leader Call: Strategic Planning Process Interim Findings


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.


October 2015 Leader Call: Strategic Planning Process Overview


September 2015 Town Hall Call with Alice Waters and Dan Barber


July 2015 Leader Call: September Membership Drive


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.


April 2015 Leader Call: Sept. Membership Drive & Small Business Supporter Program


March 2015 Leader Call: School Gardens


February 2015 Leader Call: Slow Meat Delegation


Toolkits

Guides for bringing Slow Food USA’s themes to your community.

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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

Meatlesss Mondays Toolkit
As part of the Slow Meat campaign, help your community to go meatless one day a week.

Slow Fish Workshop Guide
Connect your community with its fishers by hosting a workshop.

Ark of Taste Toolkit
Join the champions of biodiversity in protecting our endangered foods.


Informational Materials

Learn more about Slow Food USA’s work and share the message with your community.

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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.


Membership

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.

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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!

How to Recruit Members
Seven simple steps to convince people to become members of Slow Food.

Membership Postcard
A 6x9 PDF that you can 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.


Chapter Administration Tools

Important guides and forms for new and existing chapters.

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Chapter Checklist
A quick cheat sheet for chapter goals and responsibilities.

Chapter Leader Update Form
Use 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.

Slow Food on Campus Organizer Handbook
Students can be a powerful force of social change towards good, clean and fair food! Here’s how.

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.

Guide to Filing Taxes
Don't fear the filing! Simple instructions for the simple process of filing you chapter taxes.

National Statute
Make sure your chapter is following the “rulebook” of Slow Food USA--it outlines our organizational structure and guidelines.

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.

2015 Annual Chapter Online Reporting Form
Downloadable PDF of 2015 Annual Chapter Reporting Form
Slow Food USA Organizational Guidelines for Reporting on Lobbying

Get an overview of the work our chapters do; read the summary of the2014 Annual Chapter Report

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

If you’re having trouble logging into you chapter email account, send a note to chapters@slowfoodusa.org


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