Welcome to the Keep America Beautiful Affiliate Network!

We are eager to welcome you into the Keep America Beautiful (KAB) family, and ensure your success as you transition into your new role. 

A Keep America Beautiful Executive Director is the manager of the daily operations of the organization. We realize that your title may be something different (President. Coordinator, Director, etc.) but for purposes of this communication, we will use "Executive Director". 
 
This individual joins the national network of affiliate professionals who help inspire and educate people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment.
 
Major responsibilities may include:
• Managing daily operations of the KAB affiliate 
• Reporting directly to and coordinating with the Chairperson
• Ensuring that all affiliate requirements are completed by August 1 to achieve President's Circle or September 15 to achieve Good Standing (Good Standing Requirements are outlined, here.)
• Assisting the Treasurer/Finance Committee (when applicable) with the preparation and maintenance of the affiliate's budget; development of needs and operating requirements; supporting materials for fundraising efforts; and monitoring expenses
•Along with Secretary, preparing and distributing minutes from the KAB affiliate board meetings
•Maintaining the office; supervising the staff (if applicable)
•Serving as the liaison between the national office and affiliate office (and state affiliate office, if applicable)
•Preparing reports, news releases, media packets, media advisories, fact sheets and other program materials for public awareness
•Conducting community workshops and trainings
•Maintaining current media and contact lists
•Orienting and training volunteers
•Developing volunteer job descriptions
•Preparing and implementing volunteer recognition

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* 1. Contact Information:

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* 2. To remain an active affiliate and be eligible for grants, showcase and pilot activities as well as national awards -- an Executive Director must ensure the following:
  • Affiliate pays an annual affiliation fee (based on population)
  • Affiliate has an active board that meets at least quarterly
  • Affiliate has an active Executive Director, who attends 6 hours of training annually (reported on the Affiliate Profile on Dashboard) Credit can be earned through attending:
    • KAB’s National Conference
    • KAB Webinars (approx. 1 a month offered)
    • KAB State Affiliate Conferences/Meetings, if applicable
  • Affiliate manages Affiliate Profile on Dashboard
  • Affiliate submits a Governance Report
  • Affiliate submits a Community Appearance Index-Litter Index
  • Affiliate implements and reports in the "My Activities" section of Dashboard on a minimum of one activity in each Impact Area
    • End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify Communities
Contact Lauren Conte, Affiliate Services Coordinator at lconte@kab.org or 203-659-3074 if you have any questions.

Type "I acknowledge" to confirm that you have read, and understand these responsibilities.

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* 3. Have you signed up for the KAB Affiliate Forums? 

This intranet enables us to share, network and coordinate our efforts.  All information provided through this platform is privately maintained for the exclusive use of Keep America Beautiful Affiliates Executive Director Online Network members.

If you have not already done so, please create your account on Forums by clicking, here.

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* 4. Did you attend the New Executive Director Training (Pre-Conference) at the 65th Annual Keep America Beautiful National Conference in Dallas, TX?

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* 5. Have you received any training from your predecessor? 

If yes, please briefly describe:

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* 6. Have you received any training from your State Affiliate? (if applicable)

If yes, please briefly describe:

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* 7. Would you like to be contacted by a member of Affiliate Services to walk you through how to create an account on KAB.org, and navigate the Dashboard?

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* 8. Would you like to be partnered with a mentor (an existing or former Keep America Beautiful Affiliate Executive Director) to help you get acclimated in your new role?

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* 9. What materials would you like access to as you begin your new role as an Executive Director?  (Please select all that apply)

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* 10. Please explore the complete list of resources on Dashboard, what (if any) other materials are you interested in receiving or learning more about?

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* 11. How would you like to receive these resources?

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* 12. Has your affiliate adopted a One Shared Brand compliant logo?  (This endorsed logo is a requirement of President's Circle)

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* 13. If not, please email a vector file (Ai, EPS, SVG ) of your existing logo to onesharedbrand@kab.org. 

If your affiliate does not yet have a logo, we can create a localized version of our new logo for you.

Type "I acknowledge" to confirm that you have read, and understand the One Shared Brand guidelines and requirements.

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* 14. Please click here for instructions on how to set up an account on the KAB Dashboard and report. Type "account created" to confirm that you have created a user account on KAB.org and updated your Affiliate Profile.

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