Become a Member

Become a Member

Advantages of MNYF Membership

  • Advocacy on a local, state, and national level for your organization
  • Great networking opportunities
  • Numerous high quality, low cost training opportunities
  • Programmatic technical assistance provided via phone, e-mail and in person
  • Access to research and evaluation reports on statewide services.
  • Representation on, and access to, statewide collaborative efforts for youth
  • Access to experts in youth work throughout Michigan

Benefits of Becoming a Full Member

  • Weekly e-mail alerts and quarterly in-depth newsletter via The Net News
  • Reduced fees to Best Practice Trainings and Conferences
  • Voting rights at quarterly membership meetings •
  • Collaboration with over 30 agencies throughout Michigan dedicated to assisting youth in need
  • Technical assistance and support from a state wide network

Requirements for Full MNYF Membership

  • Must be approved by full voting membership
  • Members must affirm their support to MNYF’s mission and goals
  • Members must be an organization registered with the State of Michigan as governmental, non-profit, or private proprietary entities which meet the following criteria:
    • Non-profit organizations must have a separate and distinct Board of Directors
    • Organizations must operate at least one separate and distinct program for youth and/or families for the purpose of improving the lives of youth, their families, and their communities
    • Organizations must have a mission which demonstrates support of the purposes of the Network
    • Organizations must pay annual Membership fee based off income of youth programs
    • Organizations must complete an application demonstrating compliance with the above criteria for Membership

Become a Member Today!

Dues to the Michigan Network for Youth and Families (MNYF) are currently determined based on the amount of funding your agency has dedicated to run away, homeless youth, street outreach, and/or youth-at-risk programming.  The total of this funding will place you in one of the membership levels shown below.    These dues are the same levels that have been in place since 2001.  
Funding Level Fiscal Year Dues
Founding Member Agency* $2,000 annually
$500,000 plus (umbrella rate for multiple programs under one agency) $1,000 annually
$450,000 to $499,999 $900 annually
$300,000 to $449,999 $750 annually
$150,000 to $299,999 $600 annually
$75,000 to $149,999 $300 annually
Below $75,000, first time members or Affiliate Membership $100 annually
  *  If you would like to become a Founding Member, please contact the Board Chair.  
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