Partners Network

National Trust Partners Network

The National Trust Partners Network comprises more than 100 state, regional, and local nonprofit organizations representing the top-tier preservation organizations in the country. These organizations are actively involved in saving and protecting historic places, advocating for preservation-friendly policies, and promoting the economic and social benefits of historic preservation.

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Who is the Partners Network?

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Criteria and Benefits

To join the Partners Network, you must meet all of the following criteria and submit an application that includes a letter of endorsement from an established, professional preservation organization:

  • Be a 501(c) (3) organization with preservation as a primary mission
  • Be recognized as a lead preservation organization in the state, region, or city
  • Be engaged in building a constituency for preservation
  • Have at least one full-time professional staff person*
  • Have staff or board members participate in one fee-based Partner Network-related convening a year
  • Complete an annual survey aimed at identifying trends in the preservation movement to better inform content and trainings
  • Contribute to the network as writers, trainers, speakers and mentors, as needed
  • Be current Preservation Leadership Forum members at the organizational level
  • Submit a complete an application that includes a letter of endorsement from an established professional preservation organization, such as a State Historic Preservation Office or statewide/regional/local preservation nonprofit

*Highly functioning organizations with part-time professional or all volunteer staff to be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Members of the Partners Network receive all of the benefits of standard organizational-level Forum members, plus:

  • Regular communication pieces designed specifically for the Partners Network
  • Meetings and networking opportunities organized exclusively for Partner Network organizations: mini-conferences and special programming at the National Preservation Conference
  • Use of the National Trust Partners Network brand
  • Priority for training registrations
  • Exclusive access to the Richard and Julia Moe grant fund
  • Exclusive eligibility for the Trustees' Award for Organizational Excellence
  • Access to a discounted WealthEngine subscription