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Membership

2018 Board Nominations

Grounded Solutions Network invites Members who are interested in serving on our Board of Directors to nominate themselves as candidates by submitting a summary of qualifications. 

The Board is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization, ensuring sound financial management, and adopting appropriate policies. We are committed to building a racially diverse Board and are also seeking Community of Practice members who represent the diversity of the field.

This nomination process will close on October 14. The Nominations Committee will recommend a slate of two candidates to the Board. We look forward to publishing the final slate once the nominations process has closed and the Board has approved the slate.

Please make a note of the following schedule:

  • Nominations open September 26 to October 14
  • Candidate slate announced October 25
  • Elections by electronic balloting November 8-22
  • Annual member meeting by webinar December 5

Please see our full Board of Directors job description and a link to provide your qualifications below.   

Board Job Description

submit qualifications here

Join The Network

At the heart of our work is the national network of members we serve and that allies we work in partnership with to influence and impact communities.

When we foster connections and share best practices, it helps us all work more effectively.
Building connections is one of the key ways we advance our national movement towards equitable communities.

By becoming a member or ally of Grounded Solutions Network, you are both solidifying your commitment to this work and joining a passionate community of practitioners and allies dedicated to increasing our collective impact. 

Please see our different levels of membership and the corresponding benefits below.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@groundedsolutions.org

2017 - 2018 Membership Benefits

 
Access to technical advice and peer-to-peer connections (Help Desk support).
Access to member-only trainings and resources.
Discounted registration fees for Intersections 2017 and other events.
Ability to apply for scholarships to conferences and other trainings.
Ability to apply for grants, technical assistance awards and event sponsorships.✔*
Opportunity to serve on member-only committees.
Opportunity to nominate oneself as a candidate for the Board of Directors.
Opportunity to vote on Board candidates.
*NEW - HomeKeeper users receive a discounted membership rate.
*Organizational members only

 

Become a Member (Organizational)

Organizational members are U.S. based nonprofit organizations or public agencies that are actively engaged in forming, or structured and operating as, a community land trust, deed restricted housing program, limited equity cooperative, inclusionary housing program, or other long-term affordable housing program in their community.

The first year of organizational membership is offered at $100. After the first year of membership, organizational membership dues are based on organization size.

2017 - 2018 Organizational Membership Dues

 
Organization Size
Annual Rate
First Year of Membership$100
Organization w/ operating revenue < $250K$250
Organization w/ operating revenue > $250K$500

BECOME AN ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBER

 

Become a Member (Individual)

Individual members are practitioners or policy makers who are employed by U.S. based organizations or public agencies who are not willing or able to join as an organizational member.

Individual member benefits are right-sized for one person (i.e. single discounts and individual access
to training opportunities and events).

2017 - 2018 Individual Membership Dues

 
Annual Rate
First Year of Membership$75
Continuing Individual Membership$150

BECOME AN INDIVIDUAL MEMBER

Become an Ally

While our traditional membership opportunities focus on organizations and professionals who are actively engaged in permanently affordable housing efforts, we embrace the fact that to create truly inclusive communities, we need to work across strengths and sectors.

In order to support our collective vision, we’re inviting organizations and individuals outside of our traditional membership to sign on as an ally of Grounded Solutions Network at no cost. We envision a broad network working together to advance communities across the nation.

By signing on to become an ally, you sign a statement of support for the organization’s values, goals and strategies. In return, we recognize our allies as valuable members of our extensive network, and commit to providing allies with the benefits outlined below.

2017 - 2018 Ally Benefits

 
Visibility – listed online as an Ally and supporter of our efforts to create inclusive communities.
Special, discounted rate to Intersections 2017
(our national conference in Oakland, CA, this October)
Notification about national ‘Calls to Action’
Reciprocity – When asked, we’ll try to support and share national ‘Calls to Action’ to our network as appropriate
Special scholarship opportunities designed for and limited to ally members.
Become an Ally

The Value of Membership:

“Grounded Solutions Network provides the best training and networking opportunities for our organization’s board and staff members regarding community land trust housing and other community-based, innovative housing solutions. Period.”

 – Jeff Corey, One Roof Community Housing

 

“What I value about Grounded Solutions Network is that it’s a hub of information and resources for permanently affordable housing! The staff is amazing…very experienced in the field of affordable housing. They are always willing to help find answers to your questions.”

 – Jennifer Minnick, Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County

 

“Grounded Solutions Network is a unique organization serving not-for-profits [and programs] involved in a very specialized type of affordable housing. It includes a staff of extremely talented, knowledgeable professionals who are dedicated to helping CLTs achieve their mission”

 – Joe D’Lando, Uniondale Community Land Trust

 

 

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