Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.
Join the Coalition
We believe that a global network of partner agencies committed to furthering humane education is essential to achieve the compassionate, sustainable world we individually work toward.
Join the Humane Education Coalition to cooperatively and effectively achieve common goals, receive the support of mentors and peers, expand your agency's network, and take advantage of unique benefits.
Together, we can do much more.
We believe in reducing barriers between our constituents and the tools they need to learn, teach, and thrive. This is why we don't charge mandatory fees to join the Coalition. Instead, we encourage all partners to invest in the Coalition in unique ways. Check out the Guidelines tab for details.
As the backbone organization, the Humane Education Coalition believes in collaboration. We have the professionalism and experience necessary to invest in the process of community engagement and shared decision-making. Our strong links to the worldwide community of agencies and experts involved in the Coalition allow us to achieve our mutual goals and implement Coalition initiatives more effectively.
The Coalition provides support, leadership, and credibility to all our partners. We possess a deep and extensive understanding of humane education, including the issues and priorities we all share in this field. We also leverage our key resources, such as our development, media, and advocacy capabilities, to positively promote the Coalition and its work.
"[The] Coalition's vision is to empower us, and it is truly an honor to have been selected to participate in this groundbreaking initiative for our future and for the future of all life on our marvelous planet." -Magaly Madrid, EverydayHumane
Take advantage of the many benefits of partnership with the Humane Education Coalition.
Be the Change:
Partners can take part in systemic change and advancement of education through the Coalition's groundbreaking initiatives.
Participation and engagement in the Coalition is encouraged. Partners are eligible to serve on Coalition committees, and they have a voice on key issues that shape the Coalition and our objectives.
Our collaborative initiatives give partners access to funding opportunities, including grants and sponsorships.
Partner organizations are also eligible to submit a proposal for the Coalition’s Bloom Grants.
Partners enjoy access to our consulting services, and they have the opportunity to present annually at the Humane Summit.
Partners also receive special discounts on beneficial materials, trainings, and events, including Academy of Prosocial Learning, Green Teacher Magazine, RedRover, and SIMA Classroom.
Network and Share:
Connecting and networking is a major part of our work together. Partners draw on the expertise of agencies and individuals around the world, and they expand their professional network.
Partners receive full access to Coalition meetings and trainings as well as the ability to connect with other partners in our exclusive Facebook group.
Partnership facilitates resource sharing among a diverse group of agencies. Not only does this support the success of individual programs, it reduces duplication of effort and wasted resources.
Partners participate in unique public relations opportunities through the Coalition. They can also leverage their efforts with promotion on our website and exclusive interviews and special features on our podcast.
Partnership with the Coalition increases visibility among a large base of constituents and enhances the legitimacy and credibility of our individual efforts.
Partners that meet rigorous standards and demonstrate best practices in their activities are eligible to apply for accreditation.
Partners have the opportunity for recognition through our annual excellence awards, which honors distinguished agencies that have made a significant contribution to the field of humane education.
The Coalition welcomes any agency involved in, committed to, or considering solving issues that impact humans, animals, and/or our planet through education.
Agencies include nonprofits and NGOs, educational institutions, social enterprises, cooperatives, professional associations, businesses, foundations, government agencies, student organizations, groups, clubs, and more.
The purpose of this Coalition is to bring together agencies involved in the field of humane education; to identify the common elements of each entity; and to collaboratively achieve agreed-upon goals. For the purposes of these guidelines, a Coalition is defined as a collection of entities joined together for a common purpose. This Coalition may serve as both exposure for and unity of its partners.
The Coalition welcomes any agency involved in, committed to, or considering solving issues that impact humans, animals, and/or our planet through education. Any agency seeking partnership will be accepted on the same basis as all existing partners. Partnership in other such organizations, associations, or coalitions does not preclude partnership in this Coalition.
Partners may choose to be intrinsically involved in the development and implementation of the Coalition's initiatives, or they may take advantage of our programs and partner benefits only. There is no time commitment or requirement for partner involvement.
Partners appoint at least one (1) individual to act as a representative to the Coalition. It is recommended that this individual be authorized and capable of making decisions on behalf of the partner agency. Partners are committed to professional competence in their careers or career pursuits. As an ongoing part of their work, Coalition partners apply their collective experience, skills, and expertise to help the Coalition advance the field of humane education.
Partners are encouraged to participate in any Coalition-related meeting, event, training, lecture, or other activity. Increased participation in Coalition activities supports our shared efforts and allows all partners to more effectively benefit. When partners accept responsibility for a task or assignment, they recognize that the Coalition is depending on their follow-through and commitment.
Partners practice the highest standards of ethics in their professional activities and engagements, including integrity, fairness, and honesty in their conduct of all Coalition relations. Partners acknowledge the unique contributions and values of other partners. They maintain a willingness to compromise, treat others with compassion, and work collaboratively. It is important that each partner has an equitable voice in how decisions are made, initiatives are executed, and benefits are received. As Coalition initiatives are developed, partners agree to use sound judgement in their decision-making within the Coalition.
A sense of cooperation, despite varying sizes of agencies, is essential to the Coalition’s success. Partnership does not mean that all responsibilities are equally divided within the Coalition, but that each partner is respected for the unique qualities it brings to the Coalition. Partner representatives are flexible, tolerant, and civil in their dealings with other partners. They demonstrate an ability to understand and respect other points of view, even when there is a disagreement. Partners seek mediation from the Coalition if an issue arises. The Coalition maintains objectivity in all Coalition-related matters. Partners agree to focus on commonalities between entities, and they recognize that the Coalition will not tolerate any coercion to agree on items contrary to an agency’s identity or core principles. They agree to foster an atmosphere of mutual respect, safety, and understanding.
Partners are committed to the Coalition’s mission, values, and strategies. While our values may align with many religious beliefs, the Coalition is secular in all our operational activities and in our educational approach.
Partners recognize that it may take a considerable amount of time to develop and execute the agreed-upon objectives. They make an effort to keep the Coalition informed of their agency’s related activities. They commit to reading Coalition reports and publications to keep abreast of the Coalition’s activities, and they agree to disseminate relevant information to their agency’s employees, stakeholders, and/or members.
Partners invest resources in the Coalition annually in one (1) or more of the following ways:
Financial – a financial contribution in an amount that is meaningful to the partner
In-Kind – an in-kind contribution of staff or volunteer time, material resources, etc.
Networking – a contribution of assistance with connecting and referring the Coalition to key organizations, funders, individuals, or other entities for fundraising, partner recruitment, and initiative development
Partners may display the Humane Education Coalition Partner logo on their website or promotional documents. The logo provided shall not be altered in any way without approval from the Coalition.
These guidelines are not comprehensive of every issue or situation that may occur, and they should not be perceived as such. These guidelines may be revised from time to time, upon the recommendation of the Coalition partners or by approval of the Board of Directors.
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