Start a Hopefull Handbags Affiliate

 

Thank you for your interest in​ starting a Hopefull Handbags Affiliate in your area! We are excited at the possibility of working with you and in your area. To have the most impact, our effort to spread our mission globally needs to be carried out locally. We could not expand our reach without people like you! Together we are stronger!  

Look for Hopefull Handbags Affiliate in your area

In addition to the USA, we have affiliates in the Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, South Africa, and Uganda. Before you move forward to start a Hopefull Handbags affiliate, double check with local shelters or conduct an internet search to see if there is already one in your area. If you do find one in your area, we hope you will get involved with your local Hopefull Handbags affiliate. We are unable to have more than one affiliate in a region.

 

If you do not have an affiliate in your area, let's get started! Please be sure to read about our affiliate model below.​

What should you consider before becoming an affiliate?

Being a Hopefull Handbags affiliate is an exciting and rewarding experience but also a serious endeavor.  A few things to bear in mind before starting:

  • You must be passionate and committed to our mission.

  • Opening an affiliate requires large amounts of time and energy, something for which founders must be prepared.

  • ​Each affiliate agrees to uphold the principles of Hopefull Handbags Global in advancing the freedom, health, and financial wellbeing of our recipients at all times.

As an affiliate, you will become a valued member of an internationally-renowned non-profit organization, gain access to a wide variety of resources, expertise, and support from Hopefull Handbags Global and other Hopefull Handbags affiliates around the world.

Hopefull Handbags Global office oversees and provides support to our global affiliate networks. Hopefull Handbags Global also focuses on strengthening and promoting the Hopefull Handbags brand across the world, including developing relationships with corporations, media, and other sponsors.

 

Affiliates enjoy many benefits as part of our network yet also have a number of shared responsibilities.

Benefits:

  • Joining Hopefull Handbags means becoming aligned with a well-respected non-profit that has established an excellent reputation among the women we serve, volunteers, donors, and the global corporate community.

  • You will be part of a global organization and will have an identity—a trademarked logo, brand, and established mission—that is both recognized and esteemed throughout the world.

  • Affiliate status—and the benefits associated with it—is free. 

  • You will have access to—and can benefit from—materials, best practices, and programs that have proven successful in other locations.

  • Colleagues from affiliates around the world will support you and lend their expertise and experience any time that you need assistance.

  • You will have free space on the Hopefull Handbags website, which has hundreds of visitors each month.

  • Cause-marketing campaigns with prominent and well-known companies benefit all affiliates by increasing awareness about the organization.

  • Additional resources—databases, internal communication portals—are available to affiliates to encourage communication among the network and the sharing of best practices.

Responsibilities: 

  • Affiliate organizations are separately incorporated non-profits that have their own boards of directors and raise their own funds. Affiliates are independent of each other.

  • Provide Hopefull Handbags and services that are available in your area to women getting back on their feet again due to domestic violence and other detrimental situations.

  • Use the “Hopefull Handbags” name and logo as approved by Hopefull Handbags Global.

  • Leverage the relationships that Hopefull Handbags Global builds with national and international corporations to establish partnerships on the local level.

  • Attend an online leadership conference that provides the opportunity for affiliates from around the world to network with each other and to share information and ideas.

  • Regularly communicate with our Global Office and other affiliates about best practices and other experience-based information for further the Hopefull Handbags mission and services globally.

 

If you are still interested in starting an affiliate near you, please complete the Affiliate Request Application(link)

by June 30 for consideration for the following year.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

When will Hopefull Handbags Global share feedback on submitted application requests?

Please note that Hopefull Handbags Global accepts a limited number of requests per year. With this, Hopefull Handbags Global will at a minimum follow-up with all interested applicants in the third quarter of the calendar year.  If time and resources permit, Hopefull Handbags Global will otherwise review affiliate applications as soon as possible upon receipt.

Does Hopefull Handbags Global provide start-up funds?

No. Each affiliate is a separately incorporated non-profit. Therefore, each location is expected to raise all of the funding needed for its launch and operations. There may some outside grant application exceptions.

How will I be paid? And how much?

Hopefull Handbags Global does not provide salaries to affiliates. In most cases, founders and executive directors of new affiliates receive no compensation during the first two years of operations. As with most nonprofit organizations, the early years require a lot of volunteer hours.

Can I use the Hopefull Handbags name, logo, or materials prior to becoming an affiliate?

No. Unfortunately, you cannot use any of the Hopefull Handbag materials and/or take any action that would mislead someone into thinking you are affiliated with Hopefull Handbags prior to being approved as an affiliate. Hopefull Handbags has spent a lot of time, energy, and money in developing its mission branding. Hopefull Handbags works with legal advisors to monitor our brand usage and enforce unlawful uses around the globe.

Do I have to have non-profit experience?

No, you do not have to have experience. Founders often supplement their own knowledge by recruiting start-up committee members who have worked in a similar organization previously and who can provide assistance in relevant areas.

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