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PPN Institutional Membership Policy
The Public Philosophy Network (PPN) creates virtual spaces and in-person events where philosophers engaged in public work can collaborate with one another and with practitioners. We provide networking opportunities to help members find others with similar interests so that they might develop and strengthen projects. We also provide forums and workshops in which philosophers can strengthen skills needed to “go public” and/or engage in discussion and reflection on the challenges and rewards of doing publicly engaged work.
The Public Philosophy Network is financed with contributions from institutional members, individual donations, and grants. We are particularly dependent on the support of our institutional members so that we can provide free web-based resources and networking opportunities to our many individual members who are graduate students, independent scholars, nonprofit practitioners and junior faculty members.
Who can be institutional members? We welcome all organizations that support our mission. Eligible members include: Institutions of higher education or affiliated departments/programs/institutes; non-profit or non-governmental organizations; public policy institutes; and journals or presses.
Institutional Member Benefits:
Institutional Member annual fees are available on a sliding scale:
Alternatives to cash payments can be arranged by making a proposal to the Executive Committee. We welcome proposals for in-kind goods or services (see, for example, our current web staffing needs that might be fulfilled by a faculty or staff member or student), hosting a workshop on your campus under the banner of the PPN, sponsoring a PPN conference or some aspect of it (e.g., a reception or a plenary session). In the interest of equity among institutional members, we expect successful proposals will offer to provide some benefit that will exceed the cash equivalent of the annual dues set for your organization.
Institutional members who make generous contributions in a given year will be credited with multiple years of institutional membership equivalent to their contribution.
Interested? Contact Sharon Meagher and Noëlle McAfee, co-Directors of the Public Philosophy Network at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Membership to discuss the possibilities if you need to negotiate in-kind services. If you are ready to pay, please complete this form.
If you would like to make a donation as an individual, please go to: http://publicphilosophynetwork.ning.com/page/donate
Note that the PPN does not yet have non-profit status, so your donation is not currently tax-deductible.