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Relationship Equality Foundation Inc.  invites you to join our organization.  REF organizes, hosts, manages and supports multiple events throughout the year.  Through membership to our organization you are helping each of these events occur. Events like, Workshops social events and educational conferences.  We assist new organizations in starting up by providing support, assistance , and expertise in planning, initiating and growing the new organization .   We provide resources to the community that are desperately needed.

Most recently we developed the ARE WE Continuing Education Program for mental health providers.  This day long workshop series puts mental health providers in classes led by community experts, sociologists, and psychologists to share knowledge on non-monogamous relationship structures and how to help clients that may be in them.

As a member of REF you will receive discounts to this and other events that we host.  Events like; Atlanta Poly Weekend,  our annual conference for Non-monogamous individuals, their families, and allies. Over the years this conference has been recognized as a model for other organizations to follow to bring education to their local communities.  Other educational and social events are planned throughout the year, Poly Party Weekend, Poly Pride day, Non-Mono 101, 201, and more.

Additionally, as a member, you can hold officer position or a seat on the board through the election system in our bylaws. Help steer the organization, create policy, and support the growth of your community.

Become a member today and help support the growth and acceptance of nonmonogamous relationships.  Your membership will directly support programs in the community. Remember, every dollar your send to support REF stays in the community.  We use the funds to directly support  the outreach and education programs. Be a part of it today!

Membership Levels, BYLAW AMENDMENT 2017-01

***Individual: The individual membership level will confer all rights of membership to ONE (1) Individual real person. There are 2 types of Individual Membership They are as follows:

***VOTING Individual Annual-  A person will be considered a FULL VOTING Annual member of the Organization by contributing an amount of $120.00 and an application. They receive a membership to our annual conference. Additionally, they will receive 25% discounts to all workshops, classes, and other paid functions that REF hosts.

***NONVOTING Individual Annual    A person will be considered a NONVOTING Annual member of REF if they are part of a Partner Membership only.  No Individual, family or other types of Non-Voting membership are available.   They will receive 25% discounts to all workshops, classes, and other paid functions that REF hosts. (NO ADMISSION TO ANNUAL CONFERENCE –unless otherwise stated)

**Lifetime Individual Membership: Lifetime membership shall grant ONE FULL VOTING individual a membership in the Organization and its annual conference for the period of the individual’s lifetime.  These are nontransferable. The cost of this membership shall be FIVE TIMES that of an individual FULL VOTING Member.  It grants all rights to membership and lifetime admission to the annual conference. As well as all other Individual membership discounts.

Family Memberships FULL VOTING

**Annual Family Memberships grant a total of up to 4 individuals a membership in the Organization and will be considered FULL VOTING members. The cost for this level of membership shall start at THREE TIMES that of the individual membership and all members of the family will receive the same benefits as Annual Individual members.
**Lifetime Family Membership grant a total of up to 4 individuals a LIFETIME FULL VOTING membership in the Organization and its annual conference for the period of the individual’s lifetime.  These are nontransferable. The cost of this membership shall be THREE TIMES the cost of an individual LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP.  It grants all rights to membership and lifetime admission to the annual conference. As well as all other Individual membership discounts.

*Individuals and or Families may, at the approval of the board, volunteer time within the organization to offset the membership amount. An hour’s value will be assigned by the board and may change from time to time. Volunteers will be considered Voting Individual Members.

**Memberships will be available Payable in Monthly installments OR a one-time purchase.  A membership is not eligible for admission to the Annual conference until at least 50% of the Annual membership cost has been paid.  The difference between the admission of the event and the member’s current membership level will be due at the conference for attendance.

***  Both notes above apply .

Partner Membership Levels

Partner members will be considered as organizational sponsors.  Partner Members shall be considered NONVOTING MEMBERS.  Partner Sponsorships get varied levels of benefits based on the amount of contribution.   They are as follows:
 Community partner– $500 –
      ONE (1)  FULL NON VOTING Membership to the organization and Two (2) memberships to the annual conference, or any other workshop hosted by the organization. (Your Choice, may be used separately at different event. Donations of Like kind may be accepted in lieu of cash payments at the direction of the board.)
A small web banner, that you provide, listed on the Organization’s web page for 12 months Supporting Associate Partner – $750
TWO (2) FULL NON VOTING Memberships to the organization and THREE (3) memberships to the annual conference, or any other workshop hosted by the organization. (Your Choice, may be used separately at different event. Donations of Like kind may be accepted in lieu of cash payments at the direction of the board.)
A Medium Web banner, that you provide, listed on the APW page for 12 months
1/2 page b/w Print ad on the Bag Ad Sheet* AT our annual conference OR other event (your choice of one)
A table in our Exhibitors area At our annual conference OR other event (your choice of one)
Thank you’s at Opening and Closing Ceremonies AT our annual conference OR other event (your choice of one)
Premium Partner – $1000 –
FOUR (4) FULL NON VOTING Memberships to the organization and FOUR (4) memberships to the annual conference, or any other workshop hosted by the organization. (Your Choice, may be used separately at different event. Donations of Like kind may be accepted in lieu of cash payments at the direction of the board.)
1 page b/w Print ad on the Bag Ad Sheet*AT our annual conference OR other event (your choice of one)
A table in our Exhibitors area At our annual conference OR other event (your choice of one)
Thank you’s at Opening and Closing Ceremonies AT our annual conference OR other event (your choice of one)
A Large Web banner, that you provide, listed on the Organization’s web page for 12 months
One night stay at the host hotel, paid by the organization (must be used during annual conference)
Deluxe PARTNER $1500+
Four (4) FULL NON VOTING Memberships to the organization and (4) memberships to the annual conference, or any other workshop hosted by the organization. (Your Choice, may be used separately at different events. Donations of Like kind may be accepted in lieu of cash payments at the Approval of the Board.)
1 page b/w Print ad on the Bag Ad Sheet*AT our annual conference OR other event (your choice of one)
A table in our Exhibitors area At our annual conference OR other event (your choice of one)
Thank you’s at Opening and Closing Ceremonies AT our annual conference OR other event (your choice of one)
A Large Web banner, that you provide, listed on the Organization’s web page for 12 months
One night stay at the host hotel, paid by the organization (must be used during annual conference)
Listed as Presenting Organization on Website, at the Event, and on all Bag ad sheets, Website, and advertising prior to the event of your choice.

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