In 2012, our Chamber launched the Partnership for a Sustainable Community, a 501(c)(3). The Partnership applies business leadership to solve community problems and create opportunities. The Partnership:
Serves and strengthens mission driven organizations
Develops and convenes community leaders
Improves the ecosystem of support for community problem solvers
A powerful community convener, the Partnership brought together 70 diverse community leaders – local business owners and managers, elected officials, University faculty and staff, non-profit executives and volunteers, municipal and county staff, and media – for the biannual Inter-City Visit and Leadership Conference in Bloomington, IN.
In a letter to Inter-City Visit participants, Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt said, “These events, through the exchange of ideas and camaraderie, always strengthen our organizations and relationships, and as a result, our community as a whole.”
In Bloomington, the Partnership helped our community leaders learn from the experience of another progressive university community, better understand our assets, and build relationships that help us address successfully our local challenges and opportunities.
In addition to organizing the community’s Inter-City Visit, the Partnership produces Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro, a ten-week community education program designed to teach emerging leaders about our community and position them to successfully address community challenges and opportunities.
Summer 2013, the Partnership expands the Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro program to include Executive Leadership, a two-day conference designed to connect participants to our community's movers and shakers and generate meaningful dialogue among panelists and participants about government, education, community challenges, entrepreneurship and economic development.
The Partnership helps organize and fund the North Carolina Fourth Sector Cluster Initiative, a statewide network of social enterprises and support organizations working to create jobs and grow the economy by supporting social and sustainable enterprises.
The Partnership also collaborates with the Chamber to produce the State of the Community Report, data that outlines how Chapel Hill and Carrboro perform as a community and how we stack up in retail spending, adult health and air quality compared the Triangle and state. We compile and present this data annually to track the well-being of Chapel Hill-Carrboro along social, economic and environmental indicators.
An opportunity for non-profit Chamber members to connect with each other and hear a presentation from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every other month (Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., Dec.) in the Louise Beck Properties Conference Room at the Chamber office. The roundtable is free for members, and registration is required. Check our online event calendar for the next topic.
Presenting sponsorships available for $1,200. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 967-7076.
The Partnership is funded through generous gifts and grants from individual and corporate supporters and through two fundraisers: the Communtiy Bocce Tournament and Performance Golf Classic.
The 2013 Community Bocce Tournament was held Thursday, May 9 at The Farm; and the Performance Golf Classic Monday, Sept. 16 at Governors Club.
To learn more about supporting the Partnership through sponsorship, contact Aubrey Fox Williams at email@example.com or (919) 967-7076.