Mobilize your Membership
No one knows your membership base better than you do. You know your members’ passions and interests. You know what motivates them to take action and give their time and resources. If your membership is interested in global problems, partnering with the UN Foundation makes it easy to get your supporters involved in the global work of the United Nations.
The United Methodist Church (UMC) saw the value of partnering with the UN Foundation. The UMC is a founding partner of Nothing But Nets, a global grassroots campaign to save lives be preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa.
The UMC brings the enthusiasm and inspiration of their 11.5 million members to this cause. The entire church has been engaged in an effort to eliminate malaria deaths. Community service and global awareness is a core value of their faith. Being involved in the campaign has launched a grassroots movement revitalizing the church. Members young and old are taking pride in the fact that their church is doing something significant to combat malaria and they can be a participant.
Having such a large and committed partner in this global issue has raised public awareness about malaria and energized other communities to get more involved. The UMC and UN Foundation partnership shows that the enthusiasm of a large membership organization can make change at a global level.