Benefits of Membership


Benefits of your Alliance for Community Media membership include:

Regional Membership

As a national ACM member, you receive a membership to your ACM Region at no cost. ACM regions have their own boards, education programs, events, awards and more. Our reach is national, but our regions provide a kind of support you can’t get anywhere else. Connecting with your region will help you expand your network through meetings and events, and discover a supportive network of colleagues in your area, working together to push our industry forward.


Public Policy Briefings

Join a monthly call with ACM President and CEO Mike Wassenaar to discuss current State and Federal issues affecting PEG Access TV. Learn what individuals in community media can do to support our industry. Calls take place the first Thursday of the month at 4:00 pm ET; recordings are available as well.


Weekly E-Newsletters

Each newsletter features a letter from ACM President Mike Wassenaar, plus upcoming event details, advocacy updates, regional information, job postings and more.


Representation in Washington DC

ACM advocates on behalf our members and communities across the country to ensure that community media operations continue to serve local information needs.


Membership Directory

Looking for programming? Need support for your grassroots cause? Find individuals or organizations in your area through our online directory.


Access to the Members-Only Listserv

Get plugged into what community media centers across the country are talking about. Share your technical advice and learn from member experiences nationwide.

Discounts to ACM Events, Webinars, Programs, and Industry Vendors

Members receive discounted rates to ACM programs and events such as the Annual Conference, Hometown Media Awards entry fees, webinars, and more. Currently, Organizational and Individual ACM members receive discounts to B&H Photo and Video.

Access to Mentor Network

Connect with community media colleagues throughout the United States as a mentor or mentee. The Mentor Network allows members to share ideas, grow as leaders, and strengthen connections. Members who apply will be matched with professionals around the country to share expertise and/or get advice in a confidential setting.

Industry Materials

Reports, analyses, how-tos, best practices, FAQs and more are provided. Content can be included in our newsletters, other emails, membership webpages, and by emailing ACM staff.

Voting Rights & Eligibility for Leadership

Elect ACM leadersship, or become a leader yourself!