Membership

Black Lives Matter Vermont is a growing network of individuals, families and businesses invested in the liberation of Black Vermonters, and the deactivation of systemic racism endured by all people of color in our state. Membership is a way to help redistribute money in Vermont and offer resources to the fight for freedom and safety for Black people. It also is a way to build a network of information and support. Our goal is for 10% of Vermont of be members by 2018. It is a big, brave, and we believe, achievable goal.

Membership is available to individuals, families, organizations and businesses. If communities want to become even more involved, please consider reaching out about becoming a satellite organization. Different levels of membership offer different resources. Please scroll down to read through the different types of membership.

Individual Membership

Thank you for your interest in joining or renewing your membership with Black Lives Matter VT, a rapidly growing community-based organization in Vermont supporting individuals and families to get support, and advocacy needed for racial justice . You will receive a packet soon with more information about the benefits of membership. Your support makes BLMVT’s powerful voice even stronger as we address issues such as education, employment, housing, healthcare, and safety that are critical to the people of color communities. Thanks for walking with us on this journey and liberation movement.

  • Self-Advocate (People of Color) Membership $35.00/ year
  • Non POC Individual Membership $50.00/ year
  • Self-Advocate (People of Color) Family Membership $100/ year
  • Non POC Family Membership $125.00/ year

Individuals, Families or Self-Advocates

Black Lives Matter VT offers special membership rates for individuals, self-advocates (individuals of color) and families which entitle you to a variety of benefits, foremost of which is your connection to Black Lives Matter VT.

  • Information – receive a bi-monthly e-newsletter, a weekly roundup of major events at locally and nationally and up-to-the minute information about Black Lives Matter VT advocacy activities, programs and events.
  • Resources and Support – we will help you connect with a local satellite for services and supports and you can take advantage of information and resources available on our upcoming website including research, fact sheets, national events, and public policy information.
  • Services and Programs – access a portfolio of services and programs developed with you in mind. TBA
  • Community – join an active online community and our social media channels, attend events hosted by BLMVT and get involved with your local chapter. You can also join BLMVT’s members-only National Council and National Council of Self-Advocates.
  • Discounts – receive discounted registration to annual national events such as the National Conference. Note: If you do not want to pay online, please indicate in the NOTE section that you are mailing a check. Please make check payable to Black Lives Matter VT and send to PO Box 503 Winooski, VT 05404.

 

Agency Membership

There are different levels of agency membership with a rate structure that is discounted from our standard corporate membership rates – select the one whose benefits fit the needs of your organization the best.

Organization Community Leader – $3000 annually

  • Logo, link and short description of your organization on Black Lives Matter social media sites recognizing your level of support.
  • Subscription to all member publications of the BLMVT E-blog including our bi-monthly member E-newsletter, and public media.
  • 10% discount on sponsorship at Black Lives Matters annual events (Black Lives Matter Day, BLMVT Summer Leadership Institute and Racial Justice Seminar, all memorabilia).
  • 10% discount on display advertising in Black Lives Matter VT Day program book.
    Registration to attend Black Lives Matter VT Summer Leadership Institute and Racial Justice and systemic equality for all Americans seminar at the discounted member rate for two members of your organization.
  • Opportunities to make the Black Lives Matter audience (chapters, members and social media followers) aware of resources, publications, research or public service initiatives from your organization. (Black Lives Matter VT reserves the right to vet information before distribution—must adhere to Black Lives Matter local and national core principles).
  • Opportunity to submit a 350-word article in E-Newsletter to members. Article must offer useful information or otherwise be of interest to our audience and cannot explicitly sell a product or service. (Black Lives Matter reserves the right to vet information before publication).

Organization Community Supporter – $1500 annually

  • Logo and link to your website on all Black Lives Matter VT social media site recognizing your level of support.
  • Subscription to all member publications of Black Lives Matter including our bi-monthly member E-newsletter.
  • 10% discount on display advertising in The Black Lives Matter VT Day program book.
  • Registration to attend Black Lives Matter VT Summer Leadership Institute and Racial Justice and systemic equality for all Americans seminar at the discounted member rate for two members of your organization.
  • Opportunity to submit a 65 word article with a link to an external Website in the E-newsletter, our bi-monthly digital newsletter to members. Article must offer useful information or otherwise be of interest to our audience and cannot explicitly sell a product or service. (Black Lives Matter VT reserves the right to vet information before publication).

Organization Friend – $500 annually

  • Logo and link to your website on Black Lives Matter VT social media site recognizing your support.
  • Subscription to all member publications of Black Lives Matter including our bi-monthly member E-newsletter
  • 10% discount on display advertising in The Black Lives Matter VT Day program book.
  • Registration to attend Black Lives Matter VT Summer Leadership Institute and Racial Justice and systemic equality for all Americans seminar at the discounted member rate for two members of your organization.

Organization Neighbor – $100 annually

  • Logo and link to your website on Black Lives Matter VT social media site recognizing your support.
  • Subscription to all member publications of Black Lives Matter including our bi-monthly member E-newsletter.
  • 10% discount on display advertising in The Black Lives Matter VT Day program book.

Satellite Organization: Build With Us

We invite you to become a satellite of BLMVT and take advantage of the benefits of working with a national organization affect change in the U.S. and abroad. We hope regional satellites will help communities of color throughout the state get the immediate assistance they need to thrive irrespective of systemic oppression and daily aggressions. Satellites will work in unison with main headquarters receiving the support they need to build, heal, correct, advocate and educate their neighbors. With a strong statewide presence, Black Lives Matter VT has established the name recognition it needs to fight for racial justice and legislative progression in the state of Vermont. Find out more about our mission and values and our history.

What Affiliation Offers

We invite you to explore the opportunities available only by becoming a satellite.

A Strong National Identity: Use of Black Lives Matter worldwide recognition which unites us under a dynamic banner of achievement. This identity is known and respected by politicians, academics, professionals and others involved in the Movement across the U.S.

  • A Seat at the Table: Take a seat at the table to influence the direction of public
    policy benefiting the people you serve. Black Lives Matter VT works on a local level to advance public policy to end racial profiling, and systemic racism in VT. Two-way communication between Black Lives Matter and us gives you firsthand information on current issues and allows them to help us with local grassroots advocacy efforts.
  • Organizational Support: Excel with resources to help with nonprofit governance and management, marketing assistance and guidance in best practices.