Alliance for Community Media offers a wide spectrum of resources to help our members connect with each other and gain a deeper understanding about the organization and the community media industry.
Check out some of the great benefits of being an ACM member below.
As a national ACM member, you may join an ACM Region at no cost. ACM regions have their own boards, education programs, events, awards and much more. View the list of ACM Regions and find out more about what your local region has to offer.
DISCOUNT TO B&H PHOTO
A new member benefit, get discount pricing on the already low prices at B&H Photo and Video. This will help stretch your equipment dollars and will increase your impact in the community you serve. To take advantage, click here and create an account. ACM Members’ emails will be recognized in their system and receive the member discount. Use this ACM B&H Portal PDF Guide for steps on the process. Have questions? Please contact ACM and let us know.
ACM Mentor Network is a way for members to mentor or be mentored within our community. Members who apply will be matched with professionals around the country to share expertise and/or get advice in a confidential setting.
Apply or find out more detailed information on our Mentor Network Application.
*Mentor Network is only available to Supporter, Individual and Organizational members.
PUBLIC POLICY BRIEFINGS
Join in on bi-monthly phone calls with ACM President Mike Wassenaar discussing State and Federal issues affecting PEG Access TV.
Calls are taking place on the FIRST THURSDAY at 4:00 pm ET each month.
Can’t make a call, but want to get informed? Listen to a recording!
REPRESENTATION IN WASHINGTON DC WITH CONGRESS AND THE FCC
On top of providing discussions of what’s going on in Washington with public policies, ACM represents all community media sources by protecting their rights in Washington DC by petitioning any threatening changes.
COMMUNITY MEDIA JOB BOARD
Browse jobs sent in by members from around the nation. Job postings are for all types of positions: full time, part time, executive directors, production assistants and more.
Have a job you want posted? Send the description to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for programming? Need support for your grassroots cause? Find individuals or organizations in your area. Contact the National office with details and staff will help connect you with a member with experiences or services to fit your needs.
External websites for content sharing: The NewsMarket
MEMBERS ONLY LISTSERV
Subscribe to the Members Only Listserv to get plugged into what members/leaders of Community Media Centers across the country are talking about. Share your technical advise and learn from member experiences nationwide.
ACM Members are automatically subscribed to our weekly eNewsletter keeps you up-to date on all ACM events, public policy activities, webinars and other related items.
Members may also request to include items of their own!
MEMBER DISCOUNTS TO ACM EVENTS & EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Members enjoy discounted rates to National Events such as the Annual Conference as well as reduced entry fees to the Hometown Media Awards.
Members also receive discounted rates to webinars, training seminars, and regional events.
Reports, analyses, how-to’s, best practices, FAQs and more are provided. Content can be included in our newsletters, other emails, membership webpages, and by emailing the staff.
REPRESENTATION ON ACM NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
As an ACM member, you can opt to join on the ACM board or a committee.
Board positions are only available to Supporter, Individual and Organizational members.
View the ACM Promotional Video presented at the 2015 Alliance for Community Media’s Annual Conference.
The ACM has created a :30 video that all members are free to download and add to their programming lineups, streaming video, or web pages. The video is entitled “ACM Promo” and can be found on the TelVue Connect Media Exchange, the Internet Archive, PEGmedia.org, and the video can be previewed and embedded from YouTube and Vimeo.