Who can become a member?
Only for-profit corporations are eligible for membership; non-profit organizations and consulting firms are excluded. (In some cases, The Center extends membership to quasi-public entities or government agencies, hospitals and consulting firms if they have a specific corporate citizenship, corporate social responsibility or community involvement department.)
What is the value of being a member?
Center membership offers specific benefits; these can be viewed on our member services page. But beyond these programs, services and discounts, a Center membership offers tools, access, networking, best practices and leadership. By joining The Center, you gain an experienced partner ready to help. And you become part of a global network of corporations who know corporate citizenship matters and take it seriously.
How is the annual membership fee determined?
The annual corporate membership fee is based on annual revenue. If your corporate revenues increase or decrease during the year, you are responsible for notifying The Center so that appropriate dues are billed at renewal time.
Who is covered under a company’s membership?
Your Center membership is a corporate membership, which means that every employee of the company is eligible to receive our member services, no matter what department or function.
Are international operations covered under a corporate membership?
Yes, membership benefits are available to all international employees of corporate members.
Are employees of subsidiaries eligible for services under their parent company’s membership?
All distinct operating entities need to apply for their own membership, including subsidiaries. If you answer yes to any two of the following questions, your company would be eligible for its own membership.
-Does your company have a different name from the parent company?
-Does your company have a distinct operating budget?
-Does your company have distinct headquarters or office facilities?
-Does your company have its own web site?
-Does your company have its own stock ticker?
May I purchase an individual membership?
We do not offer individual memberships.
When does my membership begin?
Once we receive your application and confirm eligibility, we will send you an invoice for immediate payment. Your annual membership period is rolling based on the month you apply. (For example, companies that apply in March will have a membership period from March through February.) You may apply for membership in any month of the year.
How do I get access to member-only documents on the web site?
To view member-only documents, you need a member ID and password. Any person in a member company who wishes to use The Center’s member services is eligible to receive his or her own user ID and password. If you are part of a member company and do not already have a password or would like to learn more, click here.