Start a local group!

One of the founding principles of the Central Valley Alliance of Atheists and Skeptics is to, “encourage joining or forming affiliated non-theistic organizations.”
This means we would like to help you create your own non-theistic organization.

Here are some of the things we can offer to you:

  • A site of your own.  
    CVAAS will create a Meetup site in your name, and then put you in charge of it, at no cost to you.  We will host your Meetup page for one year, after which we will step down as the site owner.

  • Your own website
    The web hosting plan that CVAAS uses allows us to host multiple websites.  All that is required is the registration of a domain name.  You may purchase your own domain name registration, or you could purchase it through CVAAS for a cost of $10 a year.  We will then install WordPress into your new website, and hand you the keys.  CVAAS will continue to host your site for you indefinitely, as long as the domain name remains active.

  • Advertising
    We will advertise your site.  CVAAS will advertise your organization on our website and through our social media, and we will announce your organization through our email list.  We can even put your events on our own meetup page.

  • Training
    Our group has officially existed for 9 years, but we gathered at munches for another 6 years before we actually became an organization.  We’ve learned a lot about how to present ourselves effectively.  And we continue learning, as should you!  We can help you shortcut this learning process by telling you what we know works.  Things like tabling, social networking, and how to create advertising.

  • Membership in ValleyCoR
    CVAAS is a member of the Central Valley Coalition of Reason (  Your group could be a member of ValleyCoR, or it could join with other groups in your geographic area to form its own Coalition of Reason.  CVAAS can help you become a member of ValleyCoR, and would direct you toward creating your own CoR.  

Of course the most important thing your new organization will need is a leader or leaders.  New organizations can be very stressful and it is easy for a group leader to overreach themselves.  We can give you advice here, but you will need to dedicate a certain amount of time and effort to your new organization.

Would this be helpful to your new group?  If so, send an email to, and let us know!