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Starting a local climbing advocacy group


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Waiwai Kim · · Buffalo, NY · Joined Nov 2016 · Points: 0

Hi everyone!

Has anyone started a climbing advocacy group or been involved with a group? I live in an area where there is no cohesive community or group of climbers to represent our interests and voice our concern and to promote access, local ethics and safety. I would like to have a platform where everybody can converse and participate. I need advice how to start. What should I think about in terms of establishing the purpose of the advocacy group. What kind of a legal structure is suggested? etc 

Thanks!

ViperScale . · · McMurdo Station, AQ · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 240

There are tons of climbing groups in different areas. I would shoot a few of them an email and I am sure they would help you out with some information.

Grant Kleeves · · Ridgway, CO · Joined Jan 2011 · Points: 45

Contact the Access Fund, they have a pretty well laid out plan for forming a LCO, they also offer grants to offset startup cost and providing support.
if you have a handful of motivated people getting started is pretty easy, google can help you with what you need to set up a nonprofit as well if you choose not to go the access fund affiliate route.

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