Core Members are those jurisdictions that have made a commitment to advancing racial equity across the breadth (all functions) and depth (from frontline staff to appointed and elected leadership) of their jurisdiction. This commitment can be demonstrated by development and implementation of a Racial Equity Work Plan or Strategic Plan, integration of racial equity into other strategic or operational plans, use of a Racial Equity Tool in routine decision making, and/or adoption of legislation that describes the jurisdiction’s commitment.
In addition to being a part of a peer-to-peer Network, Core Members have access to training and facilitation from GARE and its Technical Assistance Group (as delineated on an annual basis in the work plan); members-only resources that support peer-to-peer connections; specific tools, such as the Racial Equity ScoreCard and Results Based Accountability software; and support on the development of new policies and implementation of best practices via issue papers. An Implementation and Innovation Fund (grants of $5,000-$20,000) are available to Core Members on a quarterly basis in 2018.
Core Members pay annual dues on a sliding scale, based on number of employees:Core Members pay annual dues on a sliding scale , based on number of employees:
Up to 1,000 employees = $1,000
1,001 to 4,000 employees = $3,000
4,001 to 8,000 employees = $7,500
8,001 to 14,000 employees = $10,000
14,001 to 20,000 employees = $15,000
More than 20,000 employees = $20,000
Membership dues determined on an annual basis, with these rates effective July 1,2018. A jurisdiction may become a member at any point during the year; annual renewal dates will be based on the original date of joining.
State Agencies are eligible to receive Core Membership benefits on a sliding scale based on number of employees:
- Up to 500 employees = $2,000/year
- 501-4,000 employees = $4,000/year
- 4,001 – 10,000 employees = $8,000/ year
- More than 10,000 employees = $12,000/ year
Offices, Divisions, or Departments within State-wide agencies that operate state-wide are also eligible for this state membership. Rates for State agencies go into effect February 1, 2019.
Associate Members are community based organizations, academic institutions, and philanthropic organizations who are committed to advancing racial equity and transforming government into an effective and inclusive democracy.
Affiliate Members (in pilot May – December 2018)
Affiliate Members are community based organizations, academic institutions, and philanthropic organizations who are committed to advancing racial equity and transforming government into an effective and inclusive democracy. Affiliate Members provide community and cross-institutional support and encouragement for government to tackle proactively racial inequities. Membership dues for Affiliate Members are on a sliding scale basis. A pilot of the Affiliate Membership is running in early 2018 to determine how to take this aspect of GARE membership to scale.