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NACRP Annual Membership Sign-Up Form

Thank you for your interest in joining the The National Association of Climate Resilience Planners (NACRP), where we are actively cultivating a community of practice around the Community-Driven Climate Resilience Planning Framework on a national scale.

The NACRP is a national network of community-driven planning facilitators, grassroots organizers, and multi-sector partners that fosters effective community-driven racial and climate justice solutions through training, peer learning, referrals, and capacity building. The NACRP is dedicated to advancing the practice of community-driven planning through: continued development and dissemination of  the Community-Driven Climate Resilience Planning Framework; endorsements to aligned organizing and political advocacy platforms and calls to action; sharing on-the-ground experience and people’s plans, tools, resources, and training; regular peer-to-peer learning and in-person gatherings; and a certification program to promote community-driven planners rooted in frontline communities.

NACRP is a core program of The People’s Climate Innovation Center and works in-partnership with Facilitating Power.

Benefits of Annual Membership:

As this network continues to grow, membership benefits such as trainings, workshops, certifications, access to mini grants, and resources are also evolving in order to meet the network's needs and opportunities in the field. We are in the process of building-out the NACRP website to feature more examples of community-driven planning, a member portal, a resource library, and a mechanism for contacting place-based facilitators who are certified under the NACRP Facilitator Certification Program.

Annual Membership to the NACRP includes:

  • Quarterly applied practice peer calls to engage in cross-community learning, visioning, solutions development, and power building
  • Monthly newsletter, featuring member spotlights, funding and job opportunities, resources, blogs, and more!
  • RFP and fee for service referrals
  • Access to a listserv of NACRP members
  • Peer-to-peer mentoring
  • Access to small grants to support your place-based planning processes
  • Training/workshop opportunities
  • An invitation to attend our bi-annual in-person network gathering
  • A voice in the direction, collective actions, and endorsements of the NACRP

What is Community-Driven Planning?

Community-driven planning is about self-determination for Black, Brown, Indigenous, and API communities. More capacity in our communities to develop our own solutions and plans is what’s needed to replace the exclusionary practices of top-down planning. The engine of community-driven planning includes three interconnected practices:

  1. VISIONING: Community vision is about defining for ourselves what it is we want to build together as a community, as opposed to accepting the vision that is set for us by profit motives. Facilitative leaders create space for communities to expand our understanding of what’s possible, and orient ourselves towards what’s needed for the next seven generations.
  2. SOLUTIONS DEVELOPMENT: Community-driven solutions development starts with communities coming together to assess community threats and assets. Based on this analysis, facilitative leaders support groups to develop, or identify, solutions that match their community’s own unique experiences and get at the root causes of the crises we face.
  3. POWER BUILDING: No community-derived solutions or plans can move into action without community power. It takes political, economic, and cultural power to assert community priorities and ensure they are resourced and implemented. Many of the same power-building strategies and tactics that are used to stop harmful practices can be drawn on to advance transformative solutions.

NACRP Membership Commitments:

  1. I affirm that climate solutions must be rooted in community priorities that flow from a vision of resilience and solutions based on a community’s unique experience and understanding of the challenges they face. 
  2. I affirm that I will work towards building capacity for community voice and power to get climate solutions (including health, food, water, energy, transportation, land-use, housing, and economic opportunity), regardless of size or scale, to be designed by and for communities, resourced, and implemented.
  3. I affirm that when climate resilience planning processes are conducted without community capacity to vision and build power, they can become empty investments and promote short-term or false solutions. 
  4. I affirm that I will support, promote, and facilitate when needed, culturally relevant, democratic processes that meaningfully engage vulnerable and impacted communities in defining and building climate resilience.
Join the National Association of Climate Resilience Planners!

In order to support network member offerings, we have a range of accessible annual membership fees and ask that new members select the range that best reflects their current membership type.

NACRP membership can either be held as an individual or as an organization. For organizations, NACRP recognizes the organizational entity as a member, as well as anyone representing that organization. 

Upon signing-up, members will be added to the NACRP listserv and sent a discount code to register for the VISION | POWER | SOLUTIONS (VPS) online workshop series. All members are required to complete the VPS series within their first year of membership to ensure they are grounded in the principles of the Community-Driven Climate Resilience Planning Framework, which serves as the foundation of our community of practice. 

*if you would like to request a fee waiver for an NACRP Membership, please email and include the reason for your request. Fee waivers will be approved on a case by case basis.
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