NORTH AMERICA CIVIC PLATFORM
North America Civic Platform (NACP) is a loose umbrella unincorporated association serving as a hub for consultation and collaboration for civic, cultural, and service organizations around the U.S. and Canada dedicated to promoting community service, education, and interfaith dialogue. NACP’s participant organizations are founded by participants in the Hizmet Movement. Hizmet participants come from diverse backgrounds and are inspired by the life and works of Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim scholar renowned for his decades-long commitment to interfaith dialogue, education, and altruism. Hizmet participants bring these ideas to life by promoting philanthropy for serving humanity, investing in education for cultivating virtuous individuals, and promoting intercultural and interfaith dialogue for peaceful coexistence. Click here >> to learn more about the Core Values of the Hizmet Movement.
Hizmet Movement participants have started their first initiatives in North America during the 1990s. Institutional activities have focused on culture, education, interfaith and intercultural dialogue, and humanitarian relief while some spiritual and cultural activities have been organized as unincorporated associations.
Platforms have been formed in locations where there is more than one organization to facilitate sharing experiences and best practices, to ease collaboration, and to discuss issues that concern Hizmet participants locally or generally.
The mission of NACP is to provide a platform for its members to facilitate networking, share best practices, and inspire ideas to better serve local communities in education, interfaith dialogue and social welfare.
NACP strives for a society where peace, justice, democracy, and inclusivity are cherished.
The following eight committees work in their respective areas to help member platforms and organizations.
The Communications Committee develops a comprehensive strategy for timely and effective communication and monitors NACP’s digital communication channels.
YOUTH & MENTORSHIP
Youth and Mentorship Committee (a) develops innovative mentorship programs and provides guidance in their implementation;
(b) provides strategic advice to member organizations;
(c) works to increase youth engagement
Non-Profit Governance Guidance & Support Committee (a) helps member platforms and organizations operate according to NACP’s mission and vision; (b) informs and guides NACP member organizations in legal and ethical norms and best practices in non-profit governance; (c) Develops reference guides, educational material, and training activities for participant NPOs and platforms.
The Finance Committee informs and guides NACP members on
(a) budgeting and financial planning,
(b) internal controls and safeguards, and
(c) timely and accurate reporting.
The Planning Committee helps with setting common aspirational goals and priorities for Hizmet activities in North America
SOCIAL INTEGRATION COMMITTEE
The Social Integration Committee develops educational programs and resources to support healthy social integration of the NACP constituency into North American society.
HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Human Resources Committee informs and guides NACP members on various aspects of human resource management such as planning, recruitment, training and development, performance management, compensation and benefits, and career development.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE
Diversity and Inclusion Committee leads efforts to implement action plans to create and sustain a welcoming and enriching environment for all within NACP member organizations.