The North American Kurdish Alliance’s mission is to raise awareness about the Kurdish people and promote the rights of Kurds to live in freedom, security, and self-determination. NAKA works to raise awareness about the Kurdish people and promote the rights of Kurds to live in freedom, security, and self-determination by working with stakeholders in Washington, through publicity campaigns, and with outreach with groups and individuals.
The North American Kurdish Alliance is an unincorporated 501(c)4 non-profit. This means that donations to NAKA are not tax deductable, which allows NAKA to speak with policy-makers about important legislative and foreign policy issues.
NAKA has several teams that work together to advance the cause. If you can volunteer at least a few hours, please join in one or more of our teams.
This team is responsible for communicating NAKA foreign policy positions to legislators and other policy-makers. This team is responsible for making and maintaining contacts with these influencers, pushing initiatives when NAKA has a campaign, and advising the board of directors on where these influencers stand and what NAKA needs to do to advance its foreign policy positions.
This team is responsible for recruitment, coordinating the involvement of members in teams, maintaining communications with members, including thanking and informing them, and advising the Marketing & Branding Team on member needs and expectations to improve conversion rates and retention rates. This team is also responsible for outreach to and communication with similarly oriented groups, e.g. Kurdish groups, Armenian groups, political groups, etc.
This team coordinates the Web Presence Team, the Copywriting team, and the Publicity & Street Team. This team is responsible for maintaining the consistency of the NAKA brand and message in all points of contact, including in communications with the Membership team. This team is responsible for monitoring and maintaining that communications are consistent with the NAKA messaging and brand, including promotional materials, collateral, actions, social media, and outreach communications. This team is also responsible for graphic designs and video production.
This team is responsible for the development, design, hosting, and maintenance of the NAKA website; the integration and coordination with social media and e-newsletters, and coordinating and implementing online marketing, including ads and promotions.
This team is responsible for online content, including articles on the website, social media management, newsletter copywriting and management, online advertising copywriting, and copywriting for print promotional and collateral materials.
This team is responsible for organizing public events, such as demonstrations and networking events. This team is responsible for writing and distributing press releases, contacting and maintaining relationships with press, and responding to events in current affairs that affect the Kurds and Kurdistan.
This team is responsible for maintaining NAKA assets. It is responsible for raising funds, including developing promotional items, collecting membership dues, running promotions to increase donations, etc. The Treasurer is a co-coordinator on this team.