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Our Membership

Be a part of the Vantage Point community

Our members are at the heart of our efforts to create a healthy and resilient not-for-profit sector.

Participate in sector-wide discussions and public policy issues that impact your BC not-for-profit. By becoming a Vantage Point organizational member, your board, staff, and volunteers can participate in advocacy work for the sector. This is your opportunity to be heard and strengthen the voice of BC’s not-for-profits.

Membership Criteria

To be eligible for admission as a Member in a particular category, a Person or Organization must meet the following requirements:  

(a) Individual Members are Persons more than 18 years of age. 

(b) Organizational Members must fall into one of these categories: 

  • Registered Not-for-Profit Society in a province or territory of Canada. Click here to download more information and forms on incorporating a B.C. Society. [PDF]  
  • Registered Charity in Canada  
  • Professional Association or Trade Union  
  • Government Department or Crown Corporation 

Please note that in order to be elected or acclaimed to the Vantage Point board, you must be an Individual Member

 

Organizational Membership Benefits

Sector Development and Advocacy

Member Newsletter

Be the first to know about updates that impact your not-for-profit including news on public policy, government decisions, and changes in the sector.

Add your voice: Share your priorities and concerns to shape our public policy advocacy

We are here to listen to you and amplify your voice. Your experience and expertise in the not-for-profit sector are the foundation of the advocacy work we pursue. Your organization will have regular opportunities to provide input on the direction of our work and nuances of the issues we pursue.

Peer Networks: Collaborate with fellow members on key sector issues

We have a growing number of peer networks that meet regularly to move key issues in the sector forward. As a member you can join these networks to steer the direction and have your say on these initiatives.

Discounts and Services

Recruit volunteers through Volunteer Connector

BC volunteers will easily connect to your postings with our legacy Govolunteer.ca website directing your postings to the user-friendly platform, Volunteer Connector. Find useful info and tutorials for Volunteer Connector on their site.

Receive $85 off on Grant Connect!

Grant Connect, run by Imagine Canada, allows you to search for thousands of grant opportunities. Both new and renewing Grant Connect members can access this discount.

Receive 15% on Vantage Point workshops and BOSS conference

Get discounts to advance your professional development and organizational capacity. As an organizational member, your entire staff and board can make use of these discounts for their professional development.

  • Fifteen percent (15%) off our BOSS conference (Building Organizational & Sector Sustainability)
  • Fifteen percent (15%) off open-enrollment workshop events

Organizational
Member Plans

Membership tiers are based on your annual budget, starting at $100.
As an organizational member – everyone in your organization receives the benefits: your board, staff, and volunteers

Ways to purchase membership:

  • Pay online by credit card via the Organizational Membership form
  • Send an e-transfer to finance@thevantagepoint.ca (please also send an email to that same address stating your organization and note it was for an “organizational membership”)
  • Send us a cheque addressed to Vantage Point, 1183 Melville Street, Vancouver BC, V6E 2X5 (include “organizational membership” in the notes).

Membership Tiers

Organizational Budget One Year Two Years
0K – 500K: $100 $150 (save $50)
500K – 1M: $150 $250 (save $50)
1M – 5M $200 $350 (save $50)
5M+: $250 $450 (save $50)

 

If you would like to renew your membership, please check for the link in the renewal email you should have received. If you have not received a renewal reminder and link, please contact membership@thevantagepoint.ca

Individual Membership

If you are part of a not-for-profit organization, we highly encourage you to become an organizational member so that everyone in your organization receives the benefits.

Individual Members receive:

  • 15% off workshops & room rentals
  • Access to the member newsletter
  • Join peer networks
  • An invitation and vote · Self-nominate or nominate for the Vantage Point Board elections
  • Annual General Meeting

Renew Your Membership

If you would like to renew your membership, please check your emails for a renewal reminder and link. Please also check your junk folder as our emails sometimes end up there (then add us as a Safe Sender). If it is not in your inbox or junk folder, please contact us at membership@thevantagepoint.ca.

Please note BOSS discounts are only available through the organizational membership.

“Vantage Point’s membership delivers real value to my organization; its educational offerings and advocacy work goes a long way to create connectivity and community in the not-for-profit sector.”

Jim Smith

Artistic and Executive Director, DanceHouse

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