Membership in the Alliance of Community Service Providers:
There are two types of members of the Alliance of Community Service Providers: direct service providers (full members) and Associate members. Dues for full members for 2013-2015 are set on a sliding scale based on their annual revenues. Revenue sources include: ODP PROMISE payments related to the Philadelphia individuals or Philadelphia locations for the services listed above, Philadelphia County contract dollars from IDS, OAS, & OMH; BHSI payments, and CBH reimbursements for public clients. No other funding streams apply to the Alliance Annual Dues calculation.
There are a number of substantial benefits to membership in the Alliance of Community Service Providers. In broad categories, those benefits are:
- A constant flow of essential information to Alliance members via emails and mailings.
- Quicker information that is more on target than other sources.
- An action alert network of several hundred people.
- Direct sharing with government officials and among members through Alliance-hosted meetings (about one per month).
- Valuable relationships with the leadership of DBH/MRS in Philadelphia, State DPW (ODP, OMHSAS, OMAP), and statewide associations like RCPA and PAR.
- Opportunities to participate in and lead the development of position statements and/or recommendations regarding a government plans and or policies.
- Significant input to DBH initiatives employing RFP’s, RFA’s, and RFI’s.
- Increased probability of being heard by government as a member of a recognized, respected and effective collective.
- Participation in events that promote and speak to the particular needs and interests of member groups.
- More effective internal communications and efficient program operations for agencies that are plugged into policy and program developments via the Alliance.