THE POWER OF MEMBERSHIP
The National Foster Care Coalition (NFCC) is a broadly based national, nonpartisan partnership of organizations, foundations, associations, and individuals dedicated to improving the lives of the nation's most vulnerable children, youth, and families — including t children currently in foster care and the millions more who have been, or will be, involved in the foster care system.
NFCC's ability to engage, represent, and empower the individuals touched by foster care, working within the foster care system, and who care about children in foster care is unmatched. Membership in the National Foster Care Coalition conveys to individual organizations the power of this constituency, and engages them in a collective, concerted effort to build political and public will. There are many compelling reasons to join NFCC.
Join a Respected and Powerful Voice on Behalf of Children in Foster Care
Since its inception, NFCC has been a respected source of information on policy matters at the federal level. Membership offers organizations a direct connection to federal policymakers and their staffs on child welfare issues.
Unparalleled Information Sharing with Professionals Dedicated to Children
NFCC hosts quarterly membership meetings, usually in Washington, D.C. These sessions provide a vital opportunity to share your own work and to learn what other member organizations are doing to improve the lives and futures of children and youth in foster care. NFCC members cite the open dialogue and information sharing at these meetings as a highlight of membership.
Access to Networking and Contacts with Practitioners, Policymakers, Advocates, and Others
NFCC brings together the child welfare field's leading experts, policymakers, practitioners, and the children and families affected by the foster care system in a dialogue about improving foster care. As an NFCC member, you will have an opportunity to hear from policymakers and learn from professionals from across the nation and benefit from the unique resources, experiences, and information this broad constituency offers.
Expertise on Cutting-Edge Child Welfare Issues, Best Practices, and New Policy Developments
As a nationally respected coalition, NFCC partners with other national groups on issues critical to children, youth, and families, relevant to the foster care system. As a result, NFCC plays a role in establishing the national agenda for issues related to foster care.
Access to Potential Funders and Media Resources
As a national information clearinghouse, funders and journalists contact National Foster Care Coalition as a go-to source of information and referrals, which shares these opportunities with its membership. Whether it's a chance to feature your innovative program in a national newspaper or the prospect of a grant to fund your latest program, those seeking to reach out to the child welfare community often start with NFCC.
Start enjoying all the benefits of membership in the nation's leading professional coalition of organizations dedicated to improving the lives of the nation's 408,000 children in foster care. Download our membership application and NFCC brochure here.