Membership Levels

Both individuals and organizations may join us, with a sliding scale of member benefits and annual dues designed to appeal to members of all types and sizes.

As a membership organization we rely on member dues for a very substantial portion of our operating budget. Choice of membership level is on the honor system. In choosing a membership level, please note:

  • We welcome academics and individuals with an interest in social enterprise into our ranks, but we ask those who represent organizations to choose one of the organizational memberships.
  • Organizational members may include as many staff members as they wish in their membership.
  • In addition to enjoying progressively greater member benefit, many of our larger members support us at higher levels simply because they take seriously their roles as field leaders.

Not sure which level is right for you? Let us help! Check out this handy table to choose the membership that's best for you or your organization. Once you are ready to join, click here!

Note: SEA member benefits are under continuous review and subject to modification over time.                                                                                                                                                       

  Individual Organization
  Academic Social Entrepreneur Enterpriser Sustainer Investor Partner
Annual Dues $50 $150 $350 $600 $1,000 $5,000
Who Receives Benefits? Just you Anyone in your organization
Knowledge, Information, Tools, Best Practices, and News
  Academic Social Entrepreneur Enterpriser Sustainer Investor Partner
SEA's monthly newsletter FREE FREE FREE   FREE FREE FREE 
Access to SEA's online Knowledge Center with 1000+ resources FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE
Automatic subscription to npEnterprise, SEA's official listserv partner FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE
Subscription to GrantStation's weekly grant notification digest FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE
Monthly Webinar Series FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE
Discounted subscription to Stanford Social Innovation Review*** $44.95
(10% discount)
$44.95
(10% discount)
$39.95
(20% discount)
FREE subscription
($49.95 value)
FREE subscription
($49.95 value)
FREE subscription
($49.95 value)
Access to GrantStation online searchable funding database*** $199
($699 retail)
$199
($699 retail)
FREE
($699 retail)
FREE
($699 retail)
FREE
($699 retail)
FREE
($699 retail)
Audio sessions from SEA's Audio Learning Library One FREE monthly .mp3 download One FREE monthly .mp3 download One FREE monthly .mp3 download
+
3 download credits at our Hungry Mind Store***

Entire 2013 Series on USB drive
+
5 download credits at our Hungry Mind Store***

Entire 2013 Series on USB drive
+
5 download credits at our Hungry Mind Store***
Entire 2013 Series on USB drive
+
5 download credits at our Hungry Mind Store***
SEA Summits  Academic discount Individual discount Organizational discount Organizational discount Organizational discount Organizational discount
Marketing, Visibility, and Promotion
  Academic Social Entrepreneur Enterpriser Sustainer Investor Partner
Member News featured on  SEA website and monthly newsletter As editorial staff deems relevant As editorial staff deems relevant As editorial staff deems relevant As editorial staff deems relevant As editorial staff deems relevant At least one submission annually, provided it meets editorial guidelines
Use of SEA member logo on your website and materials     Logo display privileges within usage guidelines Logo display privileges within usage guidelines Logo display privileges within usage guidelines Logo display privileges within usage guidelines
Advertising and exhibiting       10% discount on all SEA advertising and exhibiting opportunities 15% discount on all SEA advertising and exhibiting opportunities 20% discount on all SEA advertising and exhibiting opportunities
Presence on SEA website         Linked logo featured on "Major Members" page Linked logo featured on most site pages
Media, press, public relations, and publicity           Your organization profiled on SEA talking points guidelines of social enterprise examples
Networking and Peer Engagement Opportunities
  Academic Social Entrepreneur Enterpriser Sustainer Investor Partner
SEA Chapter
membership
Individual membership Individual membership Membership for anyone in organization Membership for anyone in organization Membership for anyone in organization Membership for anyone in organization
Coaching and Consultation
  Academic Social Entrepreneur Enterpriser Sustainer Investor Partner
SEA Staff Consultation     Initial phone call with SEA Member Value staff to help  you optimize your membership Initial phone call with SEA Member Value staff to help  you optimize your membership Annual phone consultation with SEA's CEO plus informal conversations as appropriate Regularly scheduled quarterly phone consultation with SEA's CEO plus informal conversations as appropriate
Participation in SEA Governance and Field-Building
  Academic Social Entrepreneur Enterpriser Sustainer Investor Partner
Influence SEA's development roadmap Post and vote for ideas on SEA's official UserVoice page Post and vote for ideas on SEA's official UserVoice page Post and vote for ideas on SEA's official UserVoice page Post and vote for ideas on SEA's official UserVoice page Post and vote for ideas on SEA's official UserVoice page Post and vote for ideas on SEA's official UserVoice page
Opportunities for members to take leadership roles in local chapters Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nominate and vote for board members at annual meeting*** One vote per membership One vote per membership One vote per membership One vote per membership One vote per membership One vote per membership

*** These benefits are limited to one per membership (i.e., one per organization for organizational memberships)


 

Member Benefits

Knowledge, Information, Tools, Best Practices and News

 

SEA’s Monthly Newsletter  The authoritative source of news, information and stories of social enterprise. 

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Access to SEA’s online Knowledge Center — Powered by seToolbelt, our new Knowledge Center lets you browse and download 1500+ free social enterprise case studies, research articles, tip sheets, business plans and other resources.

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Automatic subscription to npEnterprise, SEA’s official listserv partner — The npEnterprise Forum is the global, moderated, free listserv of ~7500 subscribers who discuss practical ways social enterprises can advance their social or environmental missions through entrepreneurial strategies.

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Subscription to Grant Station’s weekly grant notification digest — Filled with the latest national and regional grant opportunities, as well as upcoming federal deadlines that will assist the serious grantseeker, the GrantStation Insider is delivered directly to you each week by Monday. Click here to see a sample of this great resource!

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Webinar Series — SEA hosts renowned experts, thought leaders, and top practitioners for lively presentations on topics important to the social enterprise community. SEA members at all levels receive free admission.

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Discounted Subscription to Stanford Social Innovation Review Stanford Social Innovation Review is an award-winning magazine and website that covers cross-sector solutions to global problems. It is written for and by social change leaders in the nonprofit, business, and government sectors who view collaboration as key to solving environmental, social, and economic justice issues. [Note: This benefit is limited to one subscription per individual or organizational membership]

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Access to GrantStation online searchable funding database — Complete access to the GrantStation suite of online grant research resources.  Search GrantStation's online databases for private and governmental funding opportunities, in addition to using GrantStation's tutorials and articles to complement your grant writing and grant development strategies. [Note: This benefit is limited to one subscription per individual or organizational membership]

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Audio sessions from SEA’s audio learning library — 50+ hours of past Summit sessions.

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SEA Summits and Road Shows — SEA’s signature events, the leading annual convenings of practitioners and experts.

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Marketing, Visibility and Promotion

 

Member News featured on SEA Website and monthly newsletter — SEA's website ranks near the top in organic search for the term “social enterprise,”  our newsletter reaches nearly 11,000 readers, and these numbers are growing every day! We feature our members' news and initiatives to the wider world, linking them with potential new supporters and customers.

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Use of SEA Member Logo — Free use of our “Proud Member” logo/link to show your affiliation with the leading membership organization for social enterprise.

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Advertising and Exhibiting — Advertising and event exhibition privileges for national and regional Summits.

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Presence on SEA website — Your organization's web-linked logo will appear on select SEA web pages, driving traffic to your site and building awareness of your mission.

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Media, press, public relations and publicity — SEA is a frequent, trusted source for stories about social enterprise.

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Networking and Peer Engagement Opportunities

 

SEA Chapter Membership — Local clusters of SEA members provide networking and collaboration opportunities, act as the focal point for local policy and field-building awareness work, and serve as a key distribution channel for our intellectual content. Click here to view our current chapters.

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Coaching and Consultation

 

SEA Staff Consultation — Direct access to SEA staff members to help get the most from your membership and stay at the forefront of the field.

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Participation in SEA Governance and Field-Building

 

Influence SEA’s development road map — Have a voice in development of future SEA products and services through our User Voice forum.

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Opportunities to take leadership roles in SEA Chapters  — SEA Chapters are organic and grassroots, with local Boards who guide local efforts within guidelines established by the national SEA office.

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Nominate and vote for Board members at annual meeting — It’s your organization ... influence its direction!

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