Leader Tools + Resources
GROW YOUR CHAPTER WITH MEMBERSHIP RESOURCES
Recruit and nurture members with these helpful graphics and talking points.
SEASONS OF SLOW FOOD IN 2023
Take note of key events, meetings and deadlines for Slow Food USA chapters and Community Action Teams in this printable map.
Marketing and Communications
Slow Food USA Communications calendar
Follow along as we curate our social media and email content calendar
Framework for Cultural Exchange for Storytellers
Explore ideas on how to create people-centered content
Building your chapter’s email marketing strategy
Newsletter how-tos and best practices
EVENTS AND FUNDRAISING
- National Event Calendar
See what Slow Food gatherings are happening from coast to coast.
- Post Your Event
Local chapters and approved partners can submit events to the calendar through this form.
- Slow Food Waiver of Liability
- SFUSA Tips for Effective Events
Plan local Slow Food events like a pro with this brief how-to.
- Membership revenue share
Learn how your support of membership drives can benefit your chapter.
- Slow Food’s International Fundraising Guidelines
The fundraising code of conduct for all Slow Food affiliated associations, chapters, and projects.
- Media release
Release form template you can use for events
Chapter updates, reporting and filing
- Chapter Leader Updates
Complete this form if you have a newly elected leader or need to make updates to a current leader’s contact information.
- New Chapter Application
We walk you through the two-part process of starting a new chapter.
- Guide to Filing Chapter Taxes
Don’t fear the filing! Simple instructions for the simple process of filing you chapter taxes
- Guidelines for Reporting on Lobbying Activities
- Accessing your chapter’s membership list
Chapter membership lists are located in a spreadsheet in your official @slowfoodusa.org Google Drive account. Lists are updated on a daily basis. Here’s a video to guide you through the process.
- Chapter Handbook
Your guide to the administrative side of running a local chapter.
LEADER SUMMIT ARCHIVES
Chapter Leadership Change Form
Slow Food USA is held together and run by a network of inspired leaders. Please be sure to fill out this form whenever there is a chapter leader change, so that we can keep everyone in touch!
STay in touch
- Join the Slow Food USA Leaders Facebook group
Connect with our national network of leaders
- Join the Slow Food USA Slack platform
Please join with your official Slow Food chapter email (ends in @slowfoodusa.org). This way you can share this log in with current and subsequent leaders. Channels to join are #sf-leaders #sf-fundraising and more
- Sign up for the Leader Links monthly email
Bring national and international campaigns to your community, take advantage of exclusive opportunities to spread the Slow Food message, and get access to promotional and educational materials by signing up for our monthly Leader Links email.
- Chapter Email Accounts
These 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 our official chapter communication will be sent from the national office, including: Annual Report URLs, Leader Links (we will continue sending this to personal addresses as well), Membership Lists, New tools and updates, Tax Information
If you’re having trouble logging into your chapter email account, send a note to email@example.com.