October is Membership renewal month!

It’s that time of year again – CommunityWise annual membership renewal is here!

In this invoice you will see your annual CommunityWise fees in addition to your regular monthly invoice.

In next week’s members’ memo we will have more information for you about the parts of membership renewal that don’t involve finances. This includes updated contact information, an annual update of the CommunityWise Member Rules and Expectations, and a request for current office insurance documents, among other things. We’ll also be providing you with updated COVID-19 Pandemic and Building Access Rules, so keep an eye out for that!

These documents are essential to your membership at CommunityWise, so we will need all your updated information and payments received by November 15, 2020 in order to keep your membership in good standing.

To help the membership renewal go smoothly, please make sure we have your most current contact information on file. Particularly in the context of the pandemic, it’s important that we have up-to-date contact information to reach you when necessary. If you need to update your contact information, or have any other questions about membership renewal, email Megan@communitywise.net.

Not renewing your membership in 2020 but still interested in supporting CommunityWise? 

COVID-19, and our resulting building restrictions, have caused significant revenue decreases for us. Your support through these hard times has been tremendously appreciated, and we recognize that while a membership at CommunityWise may no longer make sense for your organization, any support you offer will allow us to continue to deliver on our mission while navigating the ongoing pandemic safely and equitably and plan for the future.  

Donate the amount of an annual membership ($40), your returned common room security deposit ($200), or any amount you feel able to contribute, and receive a charitable tax receipt. Though we will be sad to see you go, you can re-apply for membership at any time. And, if you aren’t in a position to donate when you end your membership, you’re still welcome back at any time!

Your donation can be directed to one of the following areas:

1. General (will go to the area of greatest need): your donation will be used toward the priority area CommunityWise determines to be the most urgent at the time of your donation. 

2. Anti-Racist Organizational Change (AROC): the goals of AROC are to address organizational racism and create greater racial equity within CommunityWise while also sharing lessons learned with other nonprofits. Your donation will support various pieces of this work, including the staff time required to facilitate it and the development of new resources.

3. Rent support for current CommunityWise Members: COVID-19 has resulted in increased barriers for grassroots groups, particularly those that rely on community donations and in-person fundraisers. Your donation will support continued access to affordable office space for grassroots groups. 

4. Building maintenance and improvements: CommunityWise operates the “Old YWCA” building, a beautiful, but aging, provincially registered historic resource. Your donation will support ongoing building maintenance and improvement costs.

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