Affiliate Membership Program

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 WACA Affiliate Membership Program

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Program Levels and Benefits

Our mission has never been more vital. As we mark the 100th Anniversary of the founding of our first member organization and the core belief that an informed citizenry strengthens democracy, we invite you or your organization to partner with the World Affairs Councils of America as an Affiliate Member.

We offer three levels of membership that provide opportunities to share knowledge and expertise and to access our local and global networks in ways that enhance public and commercial diplomacy. By joining a community of committed individual and organizational supporters, you help sustain the World Affairs Councils of America as trusted forum for diverse perspectives and a catalyst for public learning and U.S. engagement with the world.

GLOBAL MEMBER ($25,000)

  • Invitations to the annual WACA National Conference in Washington, DC (premium table: 10 guests) and the Ambassadors VIP Reception and Luncheon
  • Featured sponsorship of both the WACA National Conference and our annual Carlos and Malú Alvarez Academic WorldQuest high school competition, and recognition from the podium
  • Opportunities to speak at the WACA National Conference; premium display table amenities
  • Opportunities to speak to Council leaders in exclusive WACA conference calls and engage with local Councils in programs facilitated by the WACA National Office
  • Invitations to join WACA Leadership Missions and Study Tours (guaranteed participation)
  • 1918 Society (Chairman’s Circle) privileges throughout the year, including member-only events
  • Global Member recognition in all WACA communications, newsletters, and on the WACA website

NATIONAL MEMBER ($10,000)

  • Invitations to the WACA National Conference in Washington, DC (preferential seating for 6)
  • Featured sponsorship of either the WACA National Conference or the Carlos and Malú Alvarez Academic WorldQuest National High School Competition
  • Podium and display opportunities at the WACA National Conference or Academic WorldQuest
  • Opportunities to speak to Council leaders in exclusive WACA conference calls and engage with local Councils in programs facilitated by the WACA National Office
  • Invitations to join WACA Leadership Missions and Study Tours
  • 1918 Society (Chairman’s Circle) privileges throughout the year, including member-only events
  • National Member listing in WACA newsletters and on the WACA website

CAPITAL MEMBER ($5,000)

  • Invitations to the WACA National Conference in Washington, DC (preferential seating for 2)
  • Recognition at either of our two signature annual programs: the WACA National Conference or the Carlos and Malú Alvarez Academic WorldQuest National High School Competition
  • Display opportunities at the WACA National Conference or Academic WorldQuest
  • Opportunities to present to and participate in exclusive WACA conference call briefings
  • Invitations to join WACA Leadership Missions and Study Tours
  • 1918 Society (Chairman’s Circle) privileges throughout the year, including member-only events
  • Capital Member listing in WACA newsletters and on the WACA website

WACA National Board of Directors 
The World Affairs Councils of America is governed and supported by a volunteer board of directors. Elections to the WACA National Board typically take place in the spring for service that begins July 1, the start of our fiscal year. Directors are expected to serve a three-year term and participate as a member of at least one standing committee; all are eligible for re-election to a second term.

WACA Advisory Council
The Advisory Council supports the mission of the World Affairs Councils of America in a variety of ways, such as developing strategic relationships and providing guidance to WACA leadership.

For more information about the Affiliate Membership, or about serving on the WACA National Board or Advisory Council, please contact WACA President and CEO Bill Clifford at 202-833-4557 or bclifford@worldaffairscouncils.org.                                                            

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