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25 years of building a Friends community

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Fall Meeting October 28-30, 2024

A New Chapter

The Friends Alliance Is Now An Independent Nonprofit Organization
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From the Field

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With Help From our Friends

The FRIENDS ALLIANCE provides a network for leaders in philanthropic organizations that work in partnership with the National Park Service. In addition to providing networking and professional development opportunities, the Friends Alliance works closely with National Park Service leaders to support national initiatives, policies and procedures that enhance the impact of park partners.

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Member Spotlight

Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore has launched Access for All, a campaign to dramatically increase accessibility in the park.

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Events and Meetings

Join the National Park Friends Alliance, National Park Foundation, and the National Park Service for Friends Alliance Events and Meetings in 2024.

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Member Resources

Friends Alliance members have access to spaces for collaboration, creativity, and the support of partnerships between the National Park Service and their official nonprofits.

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About Friends


in estimated support was provided to NPS by partners in 2021


expect financial contributions to NPS to meet or exceed pre-pandemic levels in 2022


in park-related revenue was generated by partners in 2021


made innovative permanent changes due to COVID to provide virtual events or adopt remote work.

Data courtesy of the National Park Foundation

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Join the community and be part of a network focused on philanthropy in national parks. Membership in the Friends Alliance gives you access to professional networking opportunities, discounts on the annual meetings, and resources to support your park partnership.

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