Become a Member of Thurston Asset Building Coalition
The Thurston Asset Building Coalition is a network of social service providers, healthcare agencies, financial institutions, community and economic developers, educators, workforce developers, faith communities, businesses, government agencies, coalitions, and individuals. We connect partners and community resources that promote opportunities for people with limited incomes to become more resilient and prosperous.
We define asset building as the strategies and supports that broaden and stabilize an individual or family’s resources—including income, savings, housing, healthcare, education, or food—so that they may lead healthy, productive, and satisfying lives.
General Member benefits and opportunities to contribute:
- Stay informed: We share information about news, events, and resources in the community for people with limited incomes to our email list of more than 300.
- Attend events: We host Quarterly Shared Learnings where we in inform providers, businesses, and community leaders about available resources and opportunities. When service providers and community leaders have the best, most up-to-date information they can better help their clients gain access to services.
- Build relationships: Attend Hub meetings and other events to discuss gaps in our current services and network and to work together on solutions. We believe that building relationships and making connections is a critical to creating the conditions for improved coordination and collaboration.
- Collaborate: We support partnerships or collaborations that emerge from the Asset Building Coalition network. Thurston ABC serves as the convener, facilitator, grant writer, and coordinator for partnerships and collaborations. Sometimes we help a new partnership effort get started and sometimes we become the coordinating entity for a collaborative effort. We have supported a variety of collaborations among our network partners. Over the years our support to collaborations has included coordinated advocacy efforts, joint grant applications, one-time training or event support, and long-term program management.
There are no costs or fees for General Members. Click here for a list of current members.