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Membership Benefits for Non-Profit Organizations

When you become a member of the NYIC, you immediately gain access to a wealth of organizational knowledge, networks and discounts that can help you extend your organization’s reach and impact.

Collective power to advocate for policies that are beneficial to your members: NYIC’s large, diverse membership makes us a forceful presence in the local and national policy debates on a range of issues affecting immigrant communities. United we maximize our ability to push forward positive change.

Access to working groups & issue campaigns to keep your organization on the front-line:  The NYIC convenes a number of working groups formed around specific issues such as legalization and immigration reform, education, health, housing, voter education, workers' rights, civil rights, and legal services. These collaboratives provide our members with access to experts, materials and also serve as a forum for strategic planning, action campaigns and networking.

Discounts to help you cut costs and build your organizational capacity:  Member organizations receive significant discounts for all trainings conducted through the Immigrant Concerns Training Institute (ICTI). ICTI offers a full calendar of continuing legal education (CLE) and non-CLE trainings on topics critical to organizations, social service providers, government employees, and attorneys serving immigrant communities. Member-only rates are: $20/training per BIA Accredited Representative or attorney, and $25/training for other staff. Member organization’s also have access to the NYIC’s translation equipment at discounted (30%) member-only rates, discounted sound equipment, and free use of our conference room during NYIC office hours.

Preference in grant programs & access to member-only events & opportunities:  Nonprofit members receive preference in grant programs overseen by the NYIC and gain access to special events and opportunities such as our Annual Immigrants’ Day of Action in Albany, Immigrants Day of Action at City Hall in New York City, and Builders of New York Awards.

Access to expertise, technical assistance & the latest information on immigrant issues:  Members receive regular NYIC action alerts, e-mail newsletters, policy updates, know-your-rights information, fact sheets, and reports. Members also have access to technical assistance from NYIC’s knowledgeable staff and referrals to our partners.

Opportunities for leadership & greater organizational exposure:  The NYIC provides a vehicle for member organizations to gain greater exposure and prominence for their organization through their participation in NYIC-sponsored events and advocacy campaigns. In addition, members are eligible to run for positions on the NYIC Board of Directors and to vote in these elections at the NYIC Annual meeting each December.

Membership Benefits for Individuals and Government

Student Membership:  Individual students, student clubs, or groups that are involved in engaging students in extracurricular activities, and that are officially affiliated with an educational institution, may apply for student membership. Important benefits for all Student Members include:

  • Discounts on non-Continuing Legal Education (CLE) trainings conducted through the Immigrant Concerns Training Institute*: $25/non-CLE training per student (Student Members are not eligible to attend CLE trainings.)
  • Discounts on tickets to select special events and 30% discount on interpreting equipment.Participation in collaborative projects, leadership development initiatives, NYIC working groups, advocacy opportunities, mobilizations, and special events.
  • Access to technical assistance from knowledgeable staff and referrals to NYIC partners, as well as NYIC action alerts, email newsletters, policy updates, know-your-rights information, fact sheets, and reports.
  • Exposure through NYIC events, collective actions and website.

** Only student groups that have incorporated as nonprofit organizations, either on their own or through a university umbrella organization, have voting rights in the election of the Board of Directors and are eligible to be nominated for the Board of Directors.

Government Membership:  Government Members are individuals who work in the public sector and are eligible for the following NYIC benefits:

  • Discounts on all trainings conducted through the Immigrant Concerns Training Institute*: $125/training per government employee.
  • 30% discount on interpreting equipment.
  • Invitation to NYIC special events and forums.
  • Access to NYIC email newsletters, policy updates, fact sheets, and reports.Access to technical assistance from knowledgeable staff and referrals to NYIC partners.

**Government members are not eligible to be nominated for the Board of Directors and do not have voting rights.

Private Attorney Supporter:   Individual private attorneys or legal support staff who uphold the NYIC’s mission and support the NYIC’s policies to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees are eligible for the following important benefits:

  • A Private Attorney Supporter receives discounts on all trainings conducted through the Immigrant Concerns Training Institute* for her/himself only: $65/training per Private Attorney Supporter.
  • Each individual attorney or legal support staff at a firm who wishes to receive the training discount must each apply separately to become a Private Attorney Supporter of the NYIC. There is no group membership for private law firms or other private agencies.
  • Discounts on tickets to select special events and 30% discount on interpreting equipment.
  • Participation in advocacy opportunities, mobilizations, and special events.
  • Access to technical assistance from knowledgeable staff and referrals to NYIC partners, as well as action alerts, email newsletters, policy updates, know-your-rights information, fact sheets, and reports.

**Private Attorney Supporters are not eligible to be nominated for the Board of Directors and do not have voting rights.

Friend of the NYIC:   If you are an individual who supports the work of the NYIC, please join as a Friend of the NYIC. Becoming a Friend of the NYIC is an excellent opportunity to connect to the immigrant rights movement and demonstrate your commitment to improving the lives of immigrants, refugees, and their families. Friends of the NYIC enjoy the following benefits:

  • Participation in NYIC advocacy opportunities, mobilizations, and special events.
  • Access to NYIC action alerts, email newsletters, policy updates, know-your-rights information, fact sheets, and reports.
  • Access to technical assistance from knowledgeable staff and referrals to NYIC partners.
  • Friends of the NYIC are not eligible for discounts at the NYIC Immigrant Concerns Training Institute*, are not eligible to be nominated for the Board of Directors, and do not have voting rights.
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