Benefits and Responsibilities

As a Partner Member of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance you are a part of a national organization with a strong policy presence in Washington DC and are afforded many great benefits to share with your community.  We are committed to providing you with concise, accurate information relating to ovarian cancer.  Because we understand your time is valuable, we have created a program that allows you to be as involved as you would like to be.  The Partner Member Program is divided into “tiers” each of which provides different opportunities for us to work closely together. General benefits include:

Every Partner Member receives a badge to post on your web site that links to announcing the partnership.  The Alliance will provides you with template materials such as a press release for an upcoming September event or a sample Letter to the Editor.  Depending on your partnership level we also provide such materials as a custom press list for your organization.  The Alliance is here to review and comment on all materials at your request.

Your organization is listed as a resource on the Alliance’s website and the Partner Member web site.  Additionally, if you choose, the Alliance will post your events on our online calendar.

The Alliance’s annual conference is a great opportunity to not hear about new and exciting work going on in the ovarian cancer community, but also to meet your colleagues across the country who are working to save women’s lives. At the annual conference each Partner Member will be identified to conference attendees by a special ribbon. You will receive advance access to the annual conference agenda and speaker list.  Partner Members can increase their participation by exhibiting at the conference or joining us for exclusive Partner Member-only events.

As your partner on Capitol Hill, the Alliance is a resource for you and all of your advocacy needs. In addition to technical assistance from Alliance staff, we provide customizable action alerts for you to share with your community. We give the opportunity to sign on to appropriations request letters. And we provide timely updates about Congressional action, advocacy efforts and opportunities for action.

We are here to help you; help you grow and help you spread the unified message of ovarian cancer. To that end we provide these additional benefits:

• Help initiating a Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women’s Lives (R) program in a nearby medical or nursing school

• Referral of women who call the Alliance to your organization, as appropriate

• Invitations to regular Partner Member-only calls and webinars on relevant topics

• Review of your materials for scientific accuracy

• Secure access to a Partner Members-only web portal where you can share information; connect with and ask questions of other Partner Members; post events to our public web site; and access the Partner Member Toolkit, which includes general organizational How-Tos, advocacy tips, templates and more

And depending on your partnership level…

• Opportunity to co-host a Regional Conference with other Partner

• One hour of one-on-one consulting on working with the media and/or legislators

• Discount at the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance’s online store

• Special breakout session at the Annual Conference on leadership training

• Opportunity to be featured in our Partner Member spotlight on Facebook


Partner Member Responsibilities

Partner Members also have responsibilities to the Alliance.

1. Annual payment of dues. The dues are based on the Partner Member’s ovarian cancer budget and are self-selected, but a critical responsibility. Those who cannot pay can apply for temporary status by proving that paying the minimum due ($200) poses a significant financial burden to the operations of the organization. We only allow 15 exemptions a year, selection is based on need.

2. Review and pre-approval of any use of the Alliance logo. For questions about the use of the Alliance’s logo, please email the Alliance at

3. Regular communications with the national office.

4. Commitment to the dissemination of concise, accurate information relating to ovarian cancer.

5. Provision of useful education and/or services for survivors and their loved ones.

Please note, benefits and responsibilities for the half-year program which runs from July through December are slightly different. Please email Alison Silberman,, for more information.