Why join the RE-AMP Network?
The RE-AMP Network brings together a diverse group of members to leverage their expertise, strategies, and resources to make impactful change through groundbreaking collaboration. By participating in the Network, members not only gain an understanding of the work of other organizations across the region, but also develop a regional perspective that is key for achieving our shared goal of reducing carbon emissions 80% economy-wide by 2050.
Membership with the Network includes many other benefits, from campaign and communications services to working group and caucus participation, collaborative funding opportunities, and more. Please refer to the list of membership benefits below for more information.
How to Join
If your organization is interested in joining the RE-AMP Network and meets the eligibility requirements described below, please contact Sarah Ann Shanahan, RE-AMP Network’s Community Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application process begins with a brief interview, during which the community manager will gather information about your organization, answer questions about the Network, recommend the appropriate membership level, and provide an application.
Completed membership applications are then considered by the RE-AMP Network Steering Committee on a rolling basis.
See below for more information on RE-AMP membership levels, requirements, and benefits.
Please note: Staff members of current member organizations are not required to apply for individual membership. Please contact Jessica Conrad, RE-AMP Network’s community manager, at email@example.com for an account on the Commons, the Network’s private website.
FULL membership offers all the benefits of the RE-AMP Network—from countless networking opportunities to campaign and communications services to involvement in Network governance and more—while requiring member organizations to maintain a high level of participation for the benefit of the Network as a whole. Consistent engagement from Full members is essential for the Network to develop a region-wide perspective on our issue areas, to align strategies, and ultimately to make progress toward our Network goal. We recommend Full membership for organizations with the capacity for and commitment to tackling climate change through RE-AMP’s groundbreaking approach to collaboration. This membership level is open to any organization working in the RE-AMP region that meets our eligibility requirements.
ALLY membership offers nearly all of the benefits of the RE-AMP Network—with the exception of involvement in Network governance—while allowing member organizations to maintain a moderate level of participation in Network activities. This membership level opens the door to organizations that may not have the ability or desire to participate as a Full member, yet identify with our Network goal and want to engage in RE-AMP’s strategic climate action. We recommend Ally membership for organizations that are interested in learning about the RE-AMP Network and share our strong interest in working together to build a broader and even more effective climate movement in the Midwest. This membership level is open to any organization that meets our eligibility requirements.
On a case-by-case basis, and on the recommendation of a current Network member, the RE-AMP Network will issue INDIVIDUAL memberships to people who are not associated with a member organization. It is always ideal, however, for an individual to join the Network with a member organization. Individual membership offers the same level of access to the Network as Ally membership, and we recommend Individual membership to, for example, consultants and students. Staff members of Full or Ally member organizations are not required to apply for Individual membership. Applicants seeking Individual membership are required to provide a letter of reference from a current Network member and meet our eligibility requirements.