Membership types and benefits

Member benefits

All members are entitled to the following benefits. ‘All members’ includes individual members of a group membership.

As a member, you:

There are additional benefits for ‘enhanced’ level memberships.

Membership fees

All fees are in US dollars and per year. Membership fees are renewed automatically each year on your membership anniversary.

Individual memberships

Individual for citizens of zone 1 countries 50
Individual for citizens of zone 2 countries 40
Individual for citizens of zone 3 countries 25
Enhanced individual

Includes an enhanced listing in the member directory: along with the standard listing you can add a brief description of your work and an advertising slogan.

133
Student membership

Membership is for up to 3 years (1 year plus 2 renewals). Please apply here.

25

Organizational memberships

Make your organization a member of PLAIN

Organizational 125
Enhanced organizational

Includes an enhanced listing in the member directory: along with the standard listing you can add your organization’s logo, a brief description of your organization’s work, and an advertising slogan.

208

Group memberships

Share the benefits of PLAIN membership with other members of your group.

Tier-1 group – up to 5 members 150
Tier-2 group – up to 10 members 250
Tier-3 group – up to 20 members 450
Tier-4 group – unlimited members 700
  • Groups must have 1 group manager, who registers the group, adds or removes members, and keep payment up to date.
  • Members of a group includes the group manager. (For example, Tier-1 = group manager + 4 others)
  • All members of a group must share an email domain name (for example, person@organization.com). Email addresses with domains such as @gmail.com and @hotmail.com cannot be included.
  • Only the group manager can vote at member meetings (such as the annual general meeting) or be elected to the board of directors. If a group member wants to vote or join the board, they have to first convert to individual membership.