GGJ Membership Criteria and Applications

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Already a member? Click here to pay your member dues: http://www.ggjalliance.org/memberdues

If your organization is not yet a member and you are interested in applying, please read the criteria below.

We welcome individuals to join our email list to keep up with our work. However, only organizations are eligible for membership.

NOTE: In 2014 the Coordinating Committee made the decision to expand GGJ membership to a new category of Resource Allies. GGJ has deep relationships with many organizations who do not have a grassroots base but who contribute valuable skills, support and expertise to the alliance. Through our Resource Ally membership we hope to formally acknowledge and strengthen those relationships with Resource Ally organizations, and to strengthen the relationships between resource allies and member organizations by creating space within GGJ for them to connect and build with each other. Resource Allies will be eligible to participate in GGJ programs, program committees and membership assemblies, but will not be eligible for stipends or for voting at the assemblies.

Membership in Grassroots Global Justice is open to organizations that meet the following criteria:

  1. Agreement with the Grassroots Global Justice Vision Statement and Operating Principles.
  2. Are accountable to a membership or constituency (particularly worker-based organizations, community organizing organizations, student/youth organizations), especially those organizations representing or made-up of members that are most affected by problems and conditions created by corporate globalization (communities of color, low-income workers, poor communities, and youth)
  3. Strategic direction of the organization is informed by the constituency
  4. Primary strategy is organizing
  5. Commitment to collective practice within and between organizations
  6. Priority will be given to organizations with a membership base who are:
    1. Comprised of communities most impacted (communities of color, low-income, poor communities, and youth)
    2. Involved integrally in decision-making for the organization
    3. The major source of leadership for the organization
    4. Brought into contact with one another as a regular part of the functioning of the organization
    5. Mobilized to achieve the goals of the organization

Requirements of Member Organizations:

Benefits of Member Organizations:

  • Participate in GGJ programs (delegations, trainings, membership calls, etc.)
  • Access to stipends and resources for GGJ programs
  • Promote local work nationally through GGJ strategic communications
  • Participate and vote in working groups of the alliance
  • Attend, participate and vote at Membership Assemblies
  • Run for elected positions on the Coordinating Committee
  • Connect with Resource Allies

Process to Apply for Membership:

  1. The GGJ Coordinating committee members will nominate new members.
  2. Organizations fill out an application for membership, indicating that they meet the membership criteria, provide information about their organization and indicate that a decision-making body of their organization has made an affirmative decision to join GGJ.
  3. The GGJ Coordinating Committee approve applications for membership on a quarterly basis.

Click here to download a GGJ Membership Application

 


Resource Ally Membership in Grassroots Global Justice is open to organizations that meet the following criteria:

  1. Agreement with the Grassroots Global Justice Mission, Vision and Operating Principles.
  2. Commitment to collective practice within and between organizations
  3. Work primarily supports membership-based organizations, especially those organizations representing or made-up of members that are most affected by problems and conditions created by corporate globalization (low-income workers, poor communities, community of color and youth)

Requirements

  • Provide support through resources, skills, trainings and expertise to GGJ staff and member organizations
  • Pay annual dues (sliding scale according to budget size, see http://www.ggjalliance.org/memberdues)

Benefits

  • Participate in GGJ programs (delegations, trainings, membership calls, etc.)—not eligible for stipends
  • Promote work nationally through GGJ strategic communications
  • Participate and vote in working groups of the alliance—not eligible to block a majority decision by members in the working group
  • Attend and participate in Membership Assemblies—not eligible to vote
  • Connect with GGJ member organizations

Process to Apply for Resource Ally Membership:

  1. The GGJ Coordinating committee members or staff will nominate new resource ally members.
  2. Organizations fill out an application for membership, indicating that they meet the resource ally criteria, provide information about their organization and indicate that a decision-making body of their organization has made an affirmative decision to join GGJ.
  3. The GGJ Coordinating Committee approve applications for membership on a quarterly basis.

Click here to download a GGJ Resource Ally Application