NAFCM Releases the 2013 State of Community Mediation Report Supplement

On October 25, the National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) will release its 2013 State of Community Mediation Report Supplement to its membership. Building upon the groundbreaking 2011 report, the State of Community Mediation 2013 focuses in on inspiring, concrete examples of where community mediation has grown during tough economic times. The report provides a rare, inside look at successful community mediation centers from diverse geographic locations and center sizes.

After the release of the 2011 report, NAFCM’s membership requested concrete case studies of community mediation centers with successful approaches to generating new revenue stream. The 2013 report delivers with vibrant profiles that examine key findings from the latest report, share inspiring examples of innovative ways to develop new funding sources from a variety of center sizes, and invite everyone from interested community member to community mediation center staff to be a part of the continually evolving community practice area. This is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in the community mediation field to get an inside look at what it takes to be successful in the field.

The report will be made available to the public on December 3, 2013 on the NAFCM website Additionally, as part of NAFCM’s ongoing Thursday Webinar Series, a webinar covering the report has been scheduled for January 16 but sold out within 48 hours of being announced. The webinar will include leadership from all of the profiled centers in the report. The webinar will also be available for viewing on NAFCM on Demand at 4pm PST on January 16. NAFCM on Demand houses NAFCM’s entire library of past webinars for viewing 24-7.

For additional information or a sample copy, Contact: Matt Phillips, Executive Director of the National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM), at (602) 633-4213 or

NAFCM. In communities around the globe, programs and volunteers share their expertise to help others constructively engage, transform, and resolve conflict. NAFCM supports these peacemakers by aggregating their wisdom, amplifying their voice, and advancing their critical work. An active advocate for constructive conflict-assistive services, NAFCM support the over 400 community mediation programs across the U.S. and many others internationally. For more information, including an interactive map of local programs and resources to help you move beyond conflict, please visit


Matthew Phillips

Matt Phillips is the Executive Director of NAFCM: the National Association for Community Mediation. He previous served as the Director of the Volunteers of America, Dispute Resolution Center serving the Greater Seattle area. Matt's most recent role was the director of the Volunteers of America Dispute Resolution Center in Western… MORE >

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