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Membership

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

2018 - 2019 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 2018 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.
HomeKeeper users receive a discounted membership rate.
*Organizational members only

Become a Member

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. 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.

2018 - 2019 Organizational Membership Dues

 
Organization Size
Continuing Members
Organization Member – Large Nonprofit (operating
budget > $250,000)
$550
Organization Member – Public Agency$550
Organization Member – Small Nonprofit (operating
budget < $250,000)
$275
Start-up Organization (incorporated < 2 years)$100
Individual$150

BECOME A 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.

2018 - 2019 Ally Benefits

 
Visibility – listed online as an Ally and supporter of our efforts to create inclusive communities.
Special, discounted rate to Intersections 2018
(our national conference in Pittburghs, PA, 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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2017 Member Report

As a service to our members, Grounded Solutions Network strives to collect accurate and updated data on members’ portfolios in order to better understand trends and characteristics of shared equity programs and homes and to help build support for the field. This is why each year, when entities join Grounded Solutions Network and members renew their memberships, they are asked to provide basic information about their organizations and programs. This report summarizes self-reported data gathered from the 2017-2018 member application form as of November 14, 2017.

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