Twenty-four RSVP directors serve as delegates, alternate delegates and officers on the National Board to represent your project. They are your voice to the Corporation for National Service, Congress, potential funders and other audiences.
The National Board works more than 5,000 hours annually (the equivalent of 2.5 full-time employees) for you, your project and your volunteers.
Your NARSVPD dues help pay for a contracted Washington D.C. consultant who advocates on behalf of RSVP interests throughout the year. Timely legislative updates keep members aware of congressional and Washington-based developments that impact your programs.
The NARSVPD Board provides ongoing advocacy for increased and equitable federal funding and addresses all national issues that affect RSVP. The board also provides opportunities for professional development and technical assistance through workshops and training programs.
The board regularly surveys RSVP project directors on various issues of concern such as salaries, funding and representation on State Service Commissions. Cluster reports highlighting RSVP activities, challenges and successes from individual programs give members a snapshot of RSVPs across the country.
Quarterly newsletters keep members informed on important issues. A regularly updated website provides vital information to all RSVP directors and supporters at www.narsvpd.com.
Your paid membership gives you voting privileges to select your delegates and to vote at annual meetings. RSVP directors who are paid members of NARSVPD are eligible to serve on the board.