JOIN THE ALLIANCE

Become a member of the Alliance for Community Media to strengthen your work, join hundreds of your colleagues around the country, and help us reach our vision.

Special Offer: New Organization Members who join between December 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 are eligible to receive a 20% discount off their membership fee!


MEMBER BENEFITS

Every community deserves to be heard and seen. ACM is here to help the community media industry achieve that right. How? By providing resources, networking opportunities, education, and advocating for community media rights.

This includes:
-Discounts on national and regional offers of professional education, events and awards
-Regional ACM Membership
-Access to nationwide professional colleagues for advice, support and sharing information
-Weekly updates on community media field developments
-Monthly Public Policy Briefings on State and Federal issues affecting PEG Access TV
-Industry related materials (reports, analyses, how-to’s, best practices, FAQs and more)
-Representation in Washington DC with Congress and the FCC
-Representation on ACM National Board of Directors

For more details and information on member benefits, visit our Member Resources page.


MEMBER TYPES & DUES

ACM offers varying levels of memberships. Memberships are on an anniversary basis and are valid for one year from your join date . Please review the information below for additional details about each membership type.

ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS

For: Community Media Centers & Public, Education, and/or Government Access

Includes:
-Single voting privilege
-Membership to Regional Group
-All staff access to ACM listserv
-All staff discounts to ACM National conferences and educational events

Dues: Organization Dues are based on annual budget size of the organization:

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Special Offer: New Organization Members who join between December 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 are eligible to receive a 20% discount off their membership fee!

Join as an Organization Member: Online Organization Membership Application
OR download the PDF Organization Member Application


INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS

For: those who work for the cause of Community Media and the ACM (e.g. staff, elected officials, board directors, independent producers)

Includes:
-Single voting privilege
-Membership to Regional Group
-Single access to ACM listserv
-Discounted rates to ACM and regional conferences and educational events.

Individual Membership Dues: $200

Join as an Individual Member: Online Individual Membership Application
OR download the PDF ACM Membership Application


SUPPORTER MEMBERSHIPS

For: Volunteers, Students, Retirees

Includes:
-Membership to Regional Group
-Single access to ACM listserv
-Discounted rates to ACM and Regional conferences and educational events.

Supporter Membership Dues: $50

Join as an Supporter Member: Download the PDF ACM Membership Application


COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIPS

For: Individual users and volunteers of PEG’s and CMC’s

Includes:
-Regular electronic newsletter & updates

Community Membership Dues: $0

Join as an Community Member: Download the PDF ACM Membership Application


AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIPS

For: Non-Profit and For-Profit Collaborations (Two separate types of affiliate memberships)

Join as an Affiliate Member (either Non-Profit or For-Profit): Online Affiliate Member Application

Non-Profit Affiliate

Includes service organizations, colleges/universities, government agencies and other non-profit organizations and associations that work for the success of community media.  These include the organizations previously known as “Chapters” and Special Interest Groups.

Includes
-Single access to ACM listserv
-Regular electronic newsletter & updates

Non-Profit Affiliate Dues: $300
No dues shall be required by the ACM from Non-Profit Affiliates which do not themselves collect dues, or whose annual budget is less than $25,000.

For-Profit Affiliate

For businesses and vendors that provide goods and services to community media operations.

Includes:
-All staff access to ACM listserv
-Regular electronic newsletter & updates

For-Profit Affiliate Dues: $1,500