2020 CAFO Membership Opportunities & Benefits

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C A F O O RGA N I Z AT I O N MEMBERSHIP Opportunities for Impact and Benefits for 2020

Membership in CAFO not only benefits your organization, it’s also a chance to grow and guide a movement together. In 2020 there many ways to be an active part of this community! Discover here new ways your organization can get involved, build your team, lend your expertise and find community. As a CAFO member, you are a part of united work that’s impacting churches, families and lives across the US and in 124 countries. Join us for 2020 and find your place!


2020 MEMBER OPPORTUNITIES National Foster Care Initiative . . . . . . . . 5 National Church Ministry Initiative . . . 6 Applied Research and Best Practice . . . 9 Orphan Sunday & Stand Sunday . . . . . . . 10 OVC Essentials Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 CAFO Global Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 CAFO2020 Collaboratives . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 FEATURED RESOURCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 CAFO2020 SUMMIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 MEMBERSHIP PACKAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Member Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Movement Investor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Movement Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 To renew for 2020, cafo.org/orgrenew


Everyone has something to give. Everyone has something to receive.


CAFO Foster Movement brings together CAFO members to work together to see followers of Christ provide more than enough for children and families before, during and beyond foster care throughout the U.S. The brand new MoreThanEnoughTogether.org website is the rallying point for organizations, churches, and advocates from across the country to build local foster care movements in each of the 3,142 counties in the U.S. This national movement facilitated by the CAFO community is working to see 10% of churches in every county actively engaged in foster care ministry by 2025.

The Foster Movement Podcast The Foster Movement Podcast, featuring former foster youth and national leaders in foster care advocacy, provides powerful insights and practical tools to help foster parents, advocates, organizational leaders, and churches work together to provide more than enough in their communities.

Ministry Tools for Churches and Organizations The CAFO Foster Movement Resource Shop provides a menu of great resources all created collaboratively to provide your church or organization with the tools you need to help your audience take the next steps in foster parenting, advocacy, and local movement building. Most resources are offered in discounted ministry packs to insure that you have everything you need to do your thing! 5


The National Church Ministry Initiative exists to inspire, equip and support churches as they work to launch and lead foster care, adoption and orphan care ministries. Church ministry based resources, webinars, workshops and the recently released book “Everyone Can Do Something” help serve the more than 750 member churches, denominations and church networks around the country.

Strategic Church Relationships Does your organization work directly with churches? Consider what resources your organization has to offer churches and form strategic relationships with CAFO churches. As well, receive National Church Ministry Initiative resources that help coach your organization on best practices of church engagement, church relations, resourcing and on boarding churches into your ministry.


“Everyone Can Do Something” Church Ministry Course COMING SOON! In the spring of 2020, a release of a first-of-its-kind online course for pastors, church ministry staff, ministry leaders and advocates designed to help them launch and lead foster care, adoption and orphan care ministries in their churches. Attendees will finish the course with a strategic plan in place to help them take the next best steps in their ministries. Network and organizational leaders will also have the opportunity to become certified “trainers”, utilizing the course material in their own communities with their local church partners.


Through the Applied Research and Best Practice Initiative, CAFO members work to elevate the quality of care for children worldwide by sharing and applying the best available research and models. Opportunities both to receive and to share include the Knowledge and Practice Webinar Series, the Research & Best Practice Symposia, CAFO’s Short Term Missions guidance, and more. The Family Care Challenge Grant has provided awards of $5,000 - $10,000 to encourage innovation as members create or expand family care solutions for children.

Core Elements CAFO provides a free, 30-minute online self-assessment survey to any organization worldwide caring for vulnerable children in international contexts. This self-assessment is comparable to a retail value of $2,000+, free of charge, it can be accessed here. With CAFO membership, organizations receive exclusive: • Interpretation of your results from the survey by experienced professionals for each of the 21 categories called Core Elements. • Record keeping of your self-assessment scores • Annual analysis of your growth trends. With these member-only results, you can better improve the quality of care you provide, communicate with funders and other key stakeholders, and use your scores to feel the pulse of your organization’s health. Whether that be in child protection, staff health, or any of the other 21 Elements, we all are on a journey toward better care for vulnerable children and families together.



On Orphan Sunday and Stand Sunday -- the 2nd Sunday each November -- Christians worldwide celebrate God’s special love for vulnerable children and how ordinary believers can play a part. Last year, unique and locally-led events took place in churches across the US and more than 90 countries. The CAFO community provides free Orphan Sunday and Stand Sunday toolkits, posters, videos and more -- as well as 10+ international websites.

Orphan Sunday & Stand Sunday Advocacy Whether working globally or domestically, you can use Orphan Sunday or Stand Sunday as a catalyst to inspire your supporters and activate your advocates. Members receive a free toolkit and exposure opportunity to broaden their impact.



OVC Essentials provides broadened and deepened knowledge of best practices and critical issues within OVC care. Alongside an encouraging and stimulating community, OVC Essentials supplies knowledge and awareness, challenge where necessary, and plenty of inspiration for the road ahead. Interns, non-profit staff and executives students, foster and adoptive parents, young leaders, advocates, church staff and volunteer leaders will all find this course to be an informative, accessible, and stimulating experience in their journey towards engaging wisely and effectively with vulnerable children and families.

Free OVC Course Receive free registration to the OVC Essentials course for your interns and staff ($99 registration for non-members). Provide an experience of foundational knowledge, shared learning, and personal enrichment to your team.



The CAFO Global Network invests in local pastors and Christian leaders in the majority world as they unite churches, NGOs and advocates in their local networks. Today, over 35 local church networks around the world both receive and share through the Global Network, from adoption and fostering to family preservation. This fall, new online curriculum and “Thought Leadership from Collaborate� publications pair dynamic online training with peer mentoring to support effective long-term ministry.



Each year CAFO Members gather at the annual CAFO Summit and throughout the year for deep-dive training and a range of critical issue collaboratives to share and receive. Members learn and labor together to solve some of the biggest challenges you face — from child protection to fundraising, aging out youth to team health.

Communications Collaborative Join a network of communication staff that sharpens and equips each other in the trade while building the overall movement. This Collaborative will aim for consistency and accuracy on movement news and statistics while providing a place for connection, tool-sharing, inspiration, and sharpening in effective marketing. Aging Out Models

Initiative, identifying how the Church can support healthy life transitions for youth aging out of international orphan care and US foster care. Engage the African American Church Participate in the African American Church Initiative, working to inspire and equip African-American churches to care for vulnerable children in response to God’s command to “do justice” and care for orphans.

Find assistance and share successful models as part of the Aging Out 17


Intro to Trauma Competent Care Online Course CLICK HERE » Vulnerable Children in a Digital Age CLICK HERE » Wise & Honoring Representations of Children in Media CLICK HERE » Transitioning Donors: Bring your supporters on the journey to a new model CLICK HERE » Everyone Can Do Something CLICK HERE » The Foster Movement Podcas CLICK HERE » Orphan Sunday & Stand Sunday Toolkits CLICK HERE » Justice and the Inner Life Podcast CLICK HERE »


Grow Your Team. Grow Your Ministry.

THE CAFO2020 SUMMIT More than 2,200 leaders, pastors, foster and adoptive parents, and professionals from over 40 countries came together for the CAFO2019 Summit, including CAFO member organizations’ leadership & staff. Over 95% returned home “better equipped for adoption, foster, and/or global ministry” and today are making a bigger difference for children in 50 states and 124 countries! Gather with other like-minded organizations at CAFO2020 to receive and share connection, counsel and critical instruction for effective ministry and vibrant living. • Invest in Your Board. Host your board at Summit. It’s a great way • Group Discounts. Bring your whole to immerse those who shape your staff team to learn and grow mission in rich learning and growth together. as a team! (Free room for higher level sponsors) • Group Meeting Rooms. Reserve a private meeting space for one hour • Sponsors & Exhibitors. Sponsor for your team, board or other investments help make the private gatherings of 10 or more. unity and learning of Summit possible….while also benefiting • Training Intensives. Receive your organization with visibility high-impact training on critical and trust among leading advocates issues designed for the and churches. professionals on your team in pre-Summit intensives. Topics • Collaborative Workshops. range from essential Leadership Lead and actively participate to Fostering Collaboration to in instructional sessions and Technology & Trauma. collaborative forums. Share your front lines experience and learn from the challenges and successes of fellow members. Connect with professionals working beside you around the globe. THERE’S A PLACE FOR YOU! Grow Your Team



United & Shared Mission

All membership levels include a place and a voice in our united mission to inspire and equip Christians to care for vulnerable children wisely and well. Each level also confers the CAFO Member Seal, which helps churches, donors and advocates to identify partners that are committed to fiscal integrity, good governance, collaboration and the Gospel. Advanced levels of membership include additional opportunities to expand the member’s impact while investing further in the Christian orphan care movement together.

LEVEL 1: MEMBER ORGANIZATION Organizational Membership unites members in joint initiatives and opportunities that bring greater impact than any one organization could achieve alone. Membership Includes • Listing in annual Next Steps booklet for churches, families and donors • Significantly discounted CAFO Summit exhibit packages • CAFO Summit members-only forums & leadership sessions • CAFO Summit workshop proposal opportunities • Website member access and visibility (including job posting, resource swap, and organization profile) • 3 Member Seats with Christian Leadership Alliance (providing premium access to member-only content and mentoring community) • OVC Essentials Online Class Free to Staff & Interns ($99 value)

Membership Dues (Based on annual budget) UP TO $100K ...................... $ 200 $100K TO $499,999 .......... $ 350 $500K TO $4,999,999 ....... $ 750 $5,000,000+ ......................... $ 1,500



LEVEL 2: MOVEMENT INVESTOR CAFO Movement Investor Organizations make special financial and leadership investments in growing and guiding the orphan care movement. These members view this investment as an extension of their mission — expanding effective care for vulnerable children worldwide. Membership Includes Along with level 1 benefits, special thanks for movement investors includes: • Full conference audio recordings following CAFO Summit • 2 free registrations to the annual CAFO Research Symposium • Invitation for one member of leadership staff to join a special member gathering in the fall

Membership Dues (Based on annual budget) UP TO $100K ...................... $ 400* $100K TO $499,999 .......... $ 700* $500K TO $4,999,999 ....... $ 1,500* $5,000,000+ ......................... $ 3,000*



LEVEL 3: MOVEMENT CHAMPION CAFO Movement Champion Organizations extend themselves to make the growth and maturity of the orphan care movement a special priority. These members view this investment as a major expression of their mission — effective care for vulnerable children worldwide. Membership Includes Along with level 1 benefits, special thanks for movement champions includes: • 2 sets of Full conference audio recordings following CAFO Summit • 4 free registrations to the annual CAFO Research Symposium • Invitation for up to 4 members of leadership staff to join a special member gathering in the fall • Hospitality Room reserved at CAFO Summit • Invitation for CEO to serve on CAFO Executive Advisory Council

Membership Dues (Based on annual budget) UP TO $100K .................. $ 1,000* $100K TO $499,999 ...... $ 2,000* $500K TO $4,999,999 ... $ 4,000* $5,000,000+ ..................... $ 7,500*



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