Join Early Matters Greater Austin as an early matters champion
Business community members are asked to leverage skills, expertise, and influence to support the vision of the Alliance.
- Attend the yearly Business Summit on Early Childhood
- Be knowledgeable about the importance of birth to third grade early care and learning
- Promote early learning policies as part of an economic development agenda
- Allow Early Matters Greater Austin to publicly use his or her name in association with his or her company
- Share personal and professional information, including spheres of influence, issue area expertise, and interests in order to identify best opportunities engagement in EMGA activities.
- Hold the integrity of the vision and mission in an apolitical manner.
While there is little formal or organized time commitment, members may be asked to participate in the following at their discretion:
- Be willing and able to influence public policy at the local and state level including advocacy visits with elected officials
- Recruit additional members through business and interpersonal relationships
- Host or attend a small group event/gathering with colleagues in your industry, geographic location or other sphere of influence to amplify efforts
- Provide business and/or issue area expertise or technical assistance to organizations working in the early childhood sector
- Identify and nurture opportunities for innovation, collaboration, scaling and sustainability of effective programs and services in the early childhood sector
- Elevate awareness of both the need for and benefits of family friendly employment policies
- Support corporate social responsibility initiatives and philanthropy that benefit the early childhood sector
- Coordinate on policy platform and state outreach with Greater Matters Dallas and Greater Matters Houston.