IAVA's Partners: FAQ
- What is IAVA?
- Why Partner with IAVA?
- Who is an IAVA Member Veteran?
- How much does it cost to partner with IAVA?
- How does my organization partner with IAVA?
- Do I have to have prior experience working with Military/Veterans or Veteran Service Organizations?
What is IAVA?
Founded in 2004, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the nation’s first and largest non-profit, non-partisan education and advocacy organization for America’s New Greatest Generation, with over 200,000 member veterans and civilian supporters nationwide.
IAVA’s mission is to improve the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families.
We do this through engaging the public through media outreach and innovative partnerships, connecting veterans with critical resources in new ways, and developing legislation with lawmakers and testifying on Capitol Hill.
We strive to build an empowered generation of veterans who provide sustainable leadership for our country and their community.
If you have more questions about IAVA and what it takes to become an IAVA member veteran, check out our FAQ here.
Why Partner with IAVA?
IAVA connects with organizations as a dynamic and innovative partner, providing ongoing expertise, a cause to stand behind, and a strong network of vets, supporters, and high-profile force multipliers.
Customized. Every partnership is individually tailored to leverage the unique strengths of our partners. No two partnerships are the same.
Force multipliers. IAVA member veterans trust our partnerships and they spread the word to their friends, family, and fellow veterans. They are the most credible source there is -- a vet that has personally experienced the benefits of the program.
Brand loyalty. IAVA member veterans know “We’ve Got Their Back.” They also know that our partners have IAVA’s back, too -- and they will support companies that they know support veterans and military families.
Confirmed service. All veterans who participate in IAVA’s partnerships have confirmed their service with us. That means we -- and you -- know that they have served in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Publicity. All IAVA programs come with customizable media and social media outreach methods.
Our member veterans are edgy, intelligent, young, and engaged. Across the country, IAVA provides unique opportunities for our veterans to come together to make a difference. These experiences foster a powerful sense of support, deliver critical resources, and are essential for building a strong community.
IAVA has a solid record of success with corporate and non-profit organizations, working together to show the New Greatest Generation that we’ve got their backs.
IAVA’s average member veteran is:
- Male - 88.7%
- 26-30 Years old - 33.1%
- Veteran of the Iraq War - 68.4%
- Served in the Army - 67.6%
- Student - 36.8% or has a Civilian job - 35.5%
- Married with children - 40.4%
- Owns their own home - 44.6%
- Politically independent - 35.2%
How much does it cost to partner with IAVA?
IAVA does not issue a standardized set of fees or costs to partner with us. Pending the duration and breadth of the program, IAVA works with each of our partners to identify a suitable financial contribution to cover program costs and support IAVA’s other critical work in health care, education, employment, and community-building.
How does my organization partner with IAVA?
Please fill out our partner request application. We will review any and all materials you send us and be in touch with next steps -- and we recommend sending us as much information as possible (such as one-pagers, links, press hits, information about other partnerships) about your organization and how you envision partnering with IAVA. Due to the large volume of partnership requests we receive, responses to requests can take up to 7 business days.
Once we’ve had a chance to review, we’ll be in touch with next steps. If a partnership is a right fit, our team will work with you to brainstorm the “who, what, where, when, and why” of the program. Our team will also work with you to create a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to be agreed upon and signed by both parties.
Do I have to have prior experience working with Military/Veterans or Veteran Service Organizations?
Nope. Our partnerships are as diverse as the community we serve. Take a look here to see a list of organizations we have either previously worked with or currently work with. Additionally, check out our success stories that feature some of our biggest partnerships and programs!
IAVA has helped thousands of veterans. Here are some of their stories:
On Sunday, March 18th, IAVA Founder and Executive Director Paul Rieckhoff and…
On August 5th, IAVA Member Veterans joined President Obama at the Navy Yard…