Our affiliate communities will range in size, population and budget, all sharing the same desire to be better places to live, work, shop and play. Becoming a KOB Affiliate means a commitment from citizens, businesses, public officials and civic leaders working together to identify local concerns and correct them.
Thanks to the statewide efforts of Keep Oklahoma Beautiful, its sponsors, partners and growing network of affiliated programs, citizens across Oklahoma are being energized to take an educated and active role in caring for their communities. By encouraging and coordinating these efforts, KOB is helping Oklahomans achieve sustainable, tangible results with proven impact.
Benefits of Affiliation
- GRANTS & IN-KIND DONATIONS - KOB partnerships with Keep America Beautiful, state agencies, other nonprofits and the business community help us provide certain affiliate-only grants that are used to create or expand local programs. Additionally, an allotted number of KOB open grants and program enrollments will be dedicated to KOB affiliates.
- AFFILIATE-news - This quarterly online newsletter will highlight program and project ideas from affiliates, educational resources and national and state initiatives from KAB and KOB.
- NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES - Tapping into the resources, knowledge and experience of other KOB affiliates who will help your local efforts to grow and flourish. Networking opportunities include annual regional workshops, the awards banquet and online collaboration tools.
- TRAINING - Training and updating on specific topics and issues of interest to affiliates will be available at annual regional workshops. Affiliates will be notified of other training opportunities as they are offered by other organizations, through webinars, special conferences, etc. The KOB staff is always a phone call or e-mail away, and is happy to provide ongoing support.
- AFFILIATE - ONLY AWARDS - KOB's statewide Environmental Excellence Competition rewards innovation by providing positive reinforcement and public recognition for achievement. As the affiliate network grows, certain affiliate-only awards will be presented during a special part of every annual banquet.