We try to provide as many benefits as possible for the Alliance Members, from finding new resources to sharing best practices. First and foremost, we serve as a mechanism for acquiring new funding from USAID. Beyond our procurement process, we offer VEGA Members opportunities for networking, learning, and forming new partnerships.
We serve as an honest broker for subgrant management and provide a funding mechanism by which Members can compete against and partner with other VEGA Members for projects.
We are a learning organization that shares successes and tactics from the field that can improve current and future Member programs.
We help to forge stronger partnerships between the government agencies, private institutions, and our members to create and implement programs.
We enhance our members’ visibility through marketing and outreach activities.
We provide business intelligence so that our members can innovate and take advantage of the next big ideas in international development.
Members participate in our Annual Meeting and quarterly Board of Directors meetings.
Our members hold seats on our Board of Directors and take part in regular gatherings with our Program, Business Development, and Communications teams.
All Members are invited to VEGA’s periodic workshops, webinars, brown bag lunches, events, and awards ceremonies.
Members are invited to nominate volunteers for our annual Volunteer of the Year awards.
Should Your Organization Apply?
VEGA reaches out to potential new Member organizations and resource partners who can incorporate new volunteer models and areas of expertise into the Alliance.
We look for new members that will complement the capabilities of our current Members.
Does your organization:
- Have a 501 (c) 3 status?
- Use volunteers in its projects?
- Have an interest or focus on international development?
- Have programs that can stimulate economic growth?
If you answered “yes” to all of the above, you may be right for VEGA Membership.