Membership in the Village to Village Network includes many benefits.
- Networking with peers who are developing and running Villages
- E-Blasts - updates on VtV Network, information on upcoming webinars, new Village BetterBuys, and much more.
- Document Library – latest research on Village movement and pertinent topics. Upload documents to share.
- Access to Private side of the VtVN website – control your Member Village profile, add secondary/tertiary members and view your membership status.
- Forums – join conversations, look at previous topics, start a thread with thoughts and questions.
- Webinars – watch archived webinars and download Power Point presentations.
- Village BetterBuys – discounted providers that Villages can use to run their Village and offer to their members (ClubExpress, home care, background checks, insurance, website technology for older adults, etc.)
- Toolkits – Village 101Toolkit (how to start a Village from the ground up with an extensive checklist) Financial Feasibility Tool, and Fundraising Toolkit.
- Mentor Program - get matched up with a peer mentor to help you with any questions about Village formation, best practices, programming, and much more.
- Membership Directory - provides a listing of all members who have opted to include their information in the directory. You can add your information on your Profile page.
- National Village Gathering – annual gathering at discounted member rate. Members get priority to present during workshops.
Village to Village Network Membership Tiers
Opportunity Member - Trial Membership $100 for 6 months
This membership is for groups of individuals in the exploration stage of starting a Village. If you are an individual or a group of people interested in learning how to start a Village but are not yet a formal, incorporated organization, then this membership is for you. You will have full access to all of the member resources - document library, webinars, toolkits and more. This membership does not allow operational use of a discounted website through ClubExpress (free trial is included). This membership does not provide access to other discounts included in the Village BetterBuys program. This membership will give access to one individual who is the primary member that controls the account and 10 secondary members who can login and access all member resources. This is a trial membership that lasts for 6 months and can be renewed for up to two years or until you achieve your 501(c)(3) status, whichever comes first.
Regular Member - $400/Year per Village
This membership is for individual Villages who would like to benefit from all of the VtV Network resources. This membership is intended for developing and operating (open) Villages who are incorporated organizations or have already used a full year of the opportunity membership. You will have full access to all member resources - mentor, document library, discounted Village website through ClubExpress, toolkits and more. This membership gives access to one primary member who controls the account (typically the ED or board president), 20 secondary members who have separate logins (other staff, board members and key volunteers) and 10 tertiary members who will receive our updates and forum posts. This membership renews on an annual basis from your join date.
Sponsoring/Supporting Member - $500/Year per Organization
This membership is for large nonprofits, foundations, universities, and government agencies that are interested in supporting the Village to Village Network and Village Movement through an annual membership. This membership also applies to organizations facilitating the start up of multiple Villages in some capacity. This membership will apply to existing or developing Hubs in the Hub and Spoke Village model. Spokes may be included under this membership while they are developing, once they are open, they are expected have their own membership. This membership gives access to one primary who controls the account and 20 secondary members who are each given their own username and password. Membership renews on an annual basis from the join date.
Individual Member - $100/year per Individual
The individual membership is for individuals who wish to support and remain involved in Village to Village Network and the Village movement. To qualify, an individual must have previously been a primary or secondary member of VtV Network. Typically, these individuals were former staff or board members of a Village. Individual members often provide mentoring or volunteer support to Villages or VtV Network. This membership gets full access to all online resources for the primary member only. Individual members will not receive access to a discounted Village website through ClubExpress. Membership renews on an annual basis from the join date.