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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.


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.

Benefits are listed below in the membership types. Additional benefits can be found on our Member Resources page and under the Member Central menu.


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


INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS

There are three different types of individual memberships: the Individual, the supporter, and the community.

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

Individual Membership

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

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

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIPS

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

Includes:
-Regular electronic newsletter & updates
(please note the Community membership does not include the member discounts)

Community Membership Dues: $0


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