Benefits of an Institution Joining Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good (MACG)
- Increased influence in Greater Portland Metro Region
- Free registration for an unlimited number of members in the local
- Assistance with organizing issue campaigns
- Assistance with institutional organizing strategies
- Relationships with a diverse range of institutions
- Expanded ability to positively impact the Common Good
- Representation in County clusters and the MACG Metro
Typical Process for Joining
- Have meeting(s) between the institution's leadership and MACG's to determine mutual interests
- Become an observing institution (Optional).
- Send a team of the institutions leaders to participate in the . (See events for currently scheduled dates.)
- Share in Operational Expenses through dues payments.
Information on Dues
- Fair share is determined by the size of the organization
- measured by their budget or
- number of members.
Our members use these guidelines to determine their fair share:
1. Ranges by Number of Members (see end note)
- Small $ 1,000 - $ 2,999
- Medium $ 3,000 - $7,999
- Large $ 8,000 - $20,000
- Religious Institutions: Pledges and Sabbath Collection for operations annually. Does not include building fund campaigns, rent from outside tenants, or parish subsidy for school support.
- Labor Organizations: Total membership dues per local.
- Community Based Organizations: Annual revenue. Includes membership dues where relevant. Does not include such items as housing income allocated toward debt service or management or maintenance.
(Calculate dues at approximately 1% of annual revenue)
Dues can be paid annually, quarterly, or monthly and can be adjusted to keep dues in line with fluctuating revenue and budgets.
How are Dues Used?
- Office Space
- Phones, Mailings
- Lead Organizer
- Part-time administrator and bookkeeper
- Travel expense
- Leadership Institutes, trainings, meetings - local and regional
- Web site
MACG also administers some designated funds not from dues.
Dues cover 20 - 25% of overall expenses.
END NOTE: Religious, community, education and labor institutions use different methods for calculating equitable contributions to collective efforts – using either a percentage of their budget, or a per member contribution.
- Per capita target: $3 - $5 per individual member per year; OR
- Percentage budget target: 1% - 2% of the institution’s annual operating budget