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WCMER Member Benefits

Membership Options

Extension organizations can join the Center at either the Platinum or Silver level. For a detailed listing of member benefits, please refer to Membership Details and Benefit Table (.pdf).

Platinum Investor Level – $5,0000

Institutions have access to the full suite of benefits:

  • access to state-specific evaluation of your metropolitan extension activities
  • priority registration and discounts for all Center activities
  • initiate, lead, or participate in exclusive professional development and applied research activities
  • host Center activities
  • membership on the Center’s Advisory Board

Silver Supporter Level – $2,000

Institutions have access to a select set of benefits:

  • discounted registration for all Center activities
  • the ability to participate in a select set of the Center’s professional development and applied research activities

Annual membership is based on a July 1-June 30 fiscal year.  Membership fees will be pro-rated for new or up-grading members.  To become a WCMER member, please contact Brad Gaolach, WCMER Director, at Gaolach@wsu.edu or 425-405-1734.

Learn more about our current Platinum Members.

Benefits of WCMER Membership
Benefits Silver
$2,000/yr
Platinum
$5,000/yr
Capacity Building
WCMER grant and contract development and project support as detailed in the Hot Shot Applied Research projects. X
Evaluation of your state’s metropolitan Extension program (being developed in FY2017) and input on its development. X
Opportunities for Faculty
Invitation to prepare pre- & post- Invitational Forum white papers / scholarly products and be a presenter at Workshops and Webinars. X X
Discounted registration fees. 10% 20%
Participation in Staff Exchanges (stipends to support travel — being developed in FY2017) X X
Faculty members may initiate Hot Shot Applied Research projects. X
Opportunities for faculty members to participate in Hot Shot Applied Research projects. X X
Opportunity to author and post blogs on WCMER website X X
May apply to be a WCMER Fellow (funded) X
Marketing your state’s metropolitan activities
Host WCMER Workshops in your state, with logistics support provided by WCMER X X
Host an Invitational Forum in your state, with logistics support provided by WCMER. X
Photos of your Extension program featured on the WCMER home page (limit 10 total) X
Page with metropolitan related content for your state featured. X
Access to WCMER resources
Access to the complete WCMER Best Practices literature database (includes PDF files of many citations). X X
Opportunity to promote local events through the WCMER email list. X X
A representative on WCMER Advisory Board, which sets priorities for Center activities X

Non-member opportunities

  • Faculty can participate in live webinars and have access to the archived webinars.
  • Faculty can attend Center workshops on an as-available basis.
  • Faculty can participate in applied research projects and other professional activities when invited by the Center.