The American Fraternal Alliance’s mission is to strengthen and support its members and the fraternal benefit system by providing advocacy, information and public policy development.
Advocacy: Deliver proactive and results-oriented advocacy of members’ interests on key legislative and regulatory initiatives.
Information: Enable members to better manage their societies by creating meaningful education programs, sharing benchmarking data on best practices, enabling networking opportunities and knowledge sharing.
Public Policy: Develop and promote positions on emerging issues, and consistently and clearly communicate the benefits of fraternal benefit societies.
The Alliance values the fraternal model: Fraternal insurers provide a successful, stable, and member-focused organizational structure that provides valuable benefits to members; cost effective financial and volunteer support to individuals, organizations, and communities who need it most; and a distinct and important alternative to the commercial life insurance marketplace.
The Alliance values member involvement and interaction: The fraternal industry and this Alliance cannot achieve their potential without the active involvement of competent and committed volunteers. The Alliance is committed to providing its member society staff and volunteer leadership with opportunities to build mutually beneficial long-term relationships through knowledge sharing and common experiences.
The Alliance values collaboration with industry, public policymakers, and non-profit community service organizations: Whenever possible, the Alliance seeks to work with organizations representing the financial services industry, state and federal public policymakers, and non-profit community service organizations to achieve common goals.
The Alliance values highly effective and efficient operations: The Alliance strives to make membership in the organization cost-effective and valuable to all sizes of fraternal societies by combining a high quality staff, proven technology, and a focused and issue-oriented approach to advocacy and public policy initiatives, with a funding philosophy that relies on dues and non-dues sources of revenue.
The Alliance values fairness and opportunity in governance: The Alliance Board and its committees are open to and composed of individuals from societies that accurately represent the diversity of the Alliance. Every Board and committee member has an equal voice.