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Friends of NACD

Friends of NACD are individuals who are committed to the conservation of America’s natural resources. Show your appreciation for our nation’s 3,000 conservation districts by becoming a Friend today! You can also honor someone you know who has contributed to advancing the field of conservation by completing a memorial or honorarium membership form.

Become a Friend of NACD

Friends of NACD District Grants Program

Membership Options

  • Lifetime: One-time donation of $1,500 (can be paid in installments)
  • Gold: $250 and above
  • Silver: $100
  • Bronze: $35

Sponsorship Options

  • Gold: $10,000 and above
  • Silver: $5,000
  • Bronze: $2,500

Membership Benefits
Discounts are valid for one year from purchase date

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Lifetime

Electronic subscription to NACD publications

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Physical copy of NACD’s Annual Report

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Recognition in eResource

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Friends of NACD lapel pin

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Handcrafted “Lifetime Friend of NACD” pin

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NACD Marketplace Discount 5% off a single purchase of $100 or more 10% off a single purchase of $100 or more 15% off a single purchase of $100 or more
Discount to NACD National Meeting (Annual or Summer) 10% off single registration

All Friends receive:

  • Subscriptions to NACD’s quarterly, weekly, and yearly publications
  • Recognition in NACD’s weekly eResource
  • A physical copy of NACD’s annual report

Lifetime Friends receive a handcrafted “Lifetime Friends of NACD” pin.


Sponsorship Benefits

Is your district, organization or business interested in helping conservation districts across the country launch innovative conservation projects? Become a sponsor of Friends of NACD! Your donation will go directly towards supporting the Friends of NACD District Grants Program.

The Friends of NACD District Grants Program is an annual, competitive program that provides small grants—up to $2,500 each—to conservation districts nationwide to implement projects to address natural resource concerns in their communities and strengthen district capacity, outreach and partnerships. Since 2020, the program has awarded $20,000 in grant funding to eight districts. NACD administers and manages the Friends of NACD Grant Program, making sponsorship an ideal arrangement for those who want to make an investment in conservation, but don’t have the time or resources to establish and manage a grant program on their own.

Demand for these opportunities is high, and NACD needs your help growing the amount of funding we can invest in districts each year. Sponsors receive a variety of benefits explained in the levels below, including acknowledgement in NACD’s annual report and various promotional materials, complimentary meeting registration and more.

To explore the benefits of each sponsorship category below. Please contact Director of Membership Kimberly Uldricks or Southeast Region Representative Candice Abinanti if you have any questions or would like more information.

Gold Sponsorship ($10,000)

  • One free registration to NACD annual meeting for a staff member of partner organization
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor on annual report of Friends District Grant Successes
  • Recognition of sponsorship in various promotional materials for 2022 grants, including website and social media
  • During annual meeting session highlighting District Grant recipient(s), ability to showcase organization banner, sign, or other small-scale display in recognition of sponsorship
  • Avenues for participating in the selection of the grant recipients, to be determined as the selection criteria are further defined
  • Additional benefits may be added to coincide with NACD’s 2022 Program

Silver Sponsorship ($5,000)

  • Acknowledgement as a partner on annual report of Friends District Grant Successes
  • Recognition of sponsorship in various promotional materials for 2022 grants, including website and social media

Bronze Sponsorship ($2,500)

  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor on annual report of Friends District Grant Successes

NOTE: Additional benefits  for all sponsorship levels may be added to coincide with NACD’s 2022 Program

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