Annually on October 1st, membership renewal emails and forms go out. In the renewal, members confirm their desire to continue being CommunityWise members and renew this membership in a semi-short but streamlined process. This renewal involves some old and new things. This new membership renewal cycle will involve;
- Payment of the annual $40 membership fee
- Payment of $40 annual mailbox fee
- Re-sign membership rules and expectations
- Signing the new code of conduct
- Signing the new building use waiver
- Provision of copy of tenant insurance (tenant members only)
So what’s new?
Membership Rules and Expectations
CommunityWise similarly to a lot of it’s members is a non-profit however, our existence as a non- profit hub makes procuring funding more complicated. Feedback from funders regularly asks for data on services from CWRC’s members as well as direct services from CWRC itself. As a result, CWRC will be including a data-sharing clause in the updated Member Rules and Expectations going out in October. The only information CWRC will need is numeric data such as the amount of families, adults, members of a community served. We will not need information on how they were served.
Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct hopes to develop on the previously provided Anti-Harassment policy. CWRC is committed to ensuring that the building continues to be a SafeSpace for all who use the building and in response has created a new code of conduct to aid in ensuring the continued inclusive and welcoming atmosphere of the building.
Building Use Waiver
The Building Use Waiver, indemnifies CommunityWise of any harm or injury that occurs to anyone in the building due to a member’s activities. This is in line with the Member Rules and Expectations where members agree that they are responsible for everyone in the building such as volunteers or staff, due to their programming or activities.
We appreciate all the responses we got on the Need Assessment Survey. This followup survey is aimed at gaining information on what goals CWRC’s members have and how we can better serve members to achieve these goals. In addition, we hope to use this feedback to inform programming and services.
Any questions? Contact us!