Creating Impactful Partnerships: How to Accomplish More than a Logo Swap
Track: Chapter Management Track
Programs thrive when they adhere to the mission of their organization and find unique ways to address unmet needs in their membership. SVA's mission is to "provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education, and after graduation". SVA chapters provide an important intervention point for connecting their members to services that meet their needs. A capable chapter leader uses their understanding of needs in their membership to guide their chapter's programming. Chapter leaders must have an intimate understanding of their membership and the services available within their community, and be able to identify who are the most appropriate service providers to partner with to address the needs in their membership. By creating impactful partnerships, chapters can better focus on their mission while still addressing the unmet needs in their membership.