Affiliate Benefits

 Keep Texas Beautiful affiliates are qualifying cities, counties and/or communities that work alongside us in our mission to educate and engage Texans to take responsibility for improving their communities. Affiliates are the volunteers who organize local cleanups, design and implement recycling programs, and educate local populations.

The tools and services provided by KTB empower affiliates to focus on and become effective in the mobilization of grassroots volunteers to address such issues as litter prevention, solid waste management, recycling, beautification and general community improvement.

Networking Opportunities

Affiliate Development and Training
  • A dedicated Program Director to guide affiliates to meet regional needs and the needs of the affiliate as an organization
  • Templates, best practices and organizational documents
  • Free regional trainings and online webinars covering a variety of topics such as fundraising, program management, volunteer management and event planning
  • Mentorship from established affiliates in your region
  • Annual conference with more than 30 educational session and 500 attendees
  • A committee made up of staff, government agencies, peers and board members working on affiliates’ behalf
  • Monthly email newsletters containing news, events and deadlines pertinent to the affiliate network

Program Support
  • Free supplies, signs and volunteer incentives for cleanup events such as the Great American Cleanup, Don’t mess with Texas Trash-Off and Keep Texas Waterways Clean programs
  • Use of the KTB logo and reference to KTB affiliation, and assistance with marketing and promotion of local events
  • An official KTB affiliate road sign to display in your community
  • Grant opportunities for local affiliate programs in the areas of recycling, native gardens and cleanup events
  • Access to an affiliate-only webpage with a forum, share-a-project, resources, templates and grant opportunities
  • Access to Don’t mess with Texas campaign materials and support through our partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation

Awards
Grants
  • KTB provides significant funds to affiliates to be used to create and expand local community improvement programs
  • In 2015, KTB affiliates received grants and in-kind services valued at more than $270,000

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