Join the Alliance

Become a member of the Alliance for Community Media to strengthen your work, support your team, advocate for our industry, and connect with hundreds of colleagues around the country.

MISSION:
The Alliance for Community Media is a national membership organization that advocates, promotes and preserves the right to media training, production, distribution, civic engagement and education in support of diverse community voices, through Public, Educational and Government Access channels and other forms of media.

Descriptions below show who qualifies for specific membership types as well as voting rights, core benefits, and dues cost. A full list of member benefits can be found on our Member Benefits page and under the Membership 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.

Organizational Membership

For: Community Media Centers & Public, Education, and/or Government Access channels
Benefits:
  • Single voting privilege
  • Membership to Regional Group
  • All staff access to ACM members-only listserv
  • All staff receive discounts to ACM Annual Conference and educational events
  • All staff receive vendor discounts through ACM's industry partners

Dues: Organizational Membership dues are based on annual operational budget:

Organizational Member Application


Individual Memberships

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

Individual Membership

For: individuals working in the community media field (e.g. staff, elected officials, board directors, independent producers)
Benefits:

  • Single voting privilege
  • Membership to Regional Group
  • Single access to ACM listserv
  • Discounted rates to ACM and regional conferences and educational events.
  • Vendor discounts through ACM's industry partners

Individual Membership Dues: $200

Supporter Membership

For: volunteers, students, retirees
Benefits:

  • Membership to Regional Group
  • Single access to ACM listserv
  • Discounted rates to ACM and Regional conferences and educational events.

Supporter Membership Dues: $50

Community Membership

For: volunteers, viewers
Benefits:

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

Community Membership Dues: $0

Individual Member Application    Supporter Member Application

Community Member Application


Affiliate Memberships

Non-Profit Affiliate

For: service organizations, colleges/universities, government agencies and other non-profit organizations and associations that contribute to the cause of community media

Benefits:

  • All staff access to ACM listserv
  • Regular electronic newsletter & updates

Non-Profit Affiliate Dues: $300*
*No dues are required from Non-Profit Affiliates which do not themselves collect dues, or whose annual operational budget is less than $25,000.

For-Profit Affiliate

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

  • All staff access to ACM listserv
  • Regular electronic newsletter & updates

For-Profit Affiliate Dues: $1,500

Non-Profit Affiliate Application    For-Profit Affiliate Application