Wake County Sponsors


About Us: Wake County Sponsors has been formed with the goal of working with the Industrial Areas Foundation to assemble a locally controlled, broad-based, non-partisan organization capable of taking effective public action to resolve the top pressures facing families and communities across Wake County.

  • Countywide Clergy Meeting

    Please join us for a special meeting of clergy from across Wake County. The goal of this meeting is to discuss the proposed 2020 Wake County Sponsors budget and membership dues standard. We will shape and ratify a plan for local ownership, financial sustainability, and political independence from outside money and interests. 

    Please confirm your attendance so that we can send you materials in advance of this crucial meeting. 

  • Internal Assembly

    Teams of leaders from each Wake County institution will review the top concerns raised during our listening session campaign, and will vote on our first grassroots agenda to address these concerns. Each institution is strongly encouraged to bring a large team capable of representing the interests of their community for this crucial meeting.  

  • NC IAF Three Day Intensive Training

    Leadership Development for Congregational & Community Renewal (Three Day Training)

    Thursday, November 14 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Friday, November 15 8:30 am - 8:00 pm

    Saturday, November 16 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    North Raleigh Community Church, 1417 Clifton St, Raleigh


    The Industrial Areas Foundation is nationally and internationally recognized for the use of community organizing tools to recruit and develop talented leaders and knit communities together for collective action. 

    Over the course of the training senior IAF organizers will teach what those tools are, how to use them to bring about sustainable community change, and how these same tools can be exercised by clergy and leaders in religious and secular institutions to build more powerful, welcoming, and relational churches, temples, and organizations. 

    Who Should Attend: 

    Clergy and top leaders from institutions participating with Wake County Sponsors are invited to participate. We suggest bringing a team of at least 3-5 leaders.


    $100 for members of Wake County Sponsors dues paying institutions

    $200 for members of non-dues paying institutions 

    Funds will be used to pay for meals and additional trainers from the IAF. 

    Please make checks out to Wake County Sponsors, 4907 Garrett Rd, Durham, NC.