Member Benefits

CEDAM has three levels of membership: Individual, Practitioner and Partner. Each level has its own set of member benefits.

To sign up for membership, use our online application. Contact Shawn Hunter if you have any questions.

Individual Benefits

You are an Individual Member if…

  • You are an individual who supports community economic development
  • You want to keep up with current industry news and network with CEDAM

Individual membership lets you:

Practitioner Benefits

You are a Practitioner Member if…

  • You are a nonprofit organization or governmental department doing community-based economic development in a Michigan neighborhood, city or county (this includes CDCs, neighborhood organizations, main street programs, social change organizations, community engagement organizations, human development organizations and more – pricing depends on budget and government/nonprofit status)
  • You want to save thousands of dollars, get better at what you do and expand your reach

Practitioner Membership lets you:

  • Learn more about community economic development topics with discounts on trainings and conferences
  • Receive more funding by receiving CEDAM’s member-only funding alert
  • Attend CEDAM webinars for FREE
  • Interact with elected officials through advocacy events in Lansing and at home
  • Have your organization, project or event featured in CEDAM’s newsletter, e-newsletters, blog and/or social media
  • Be included in and access CEDAM’s member directories
  • Kick back with a discounted admission to CEDAM’s annual membership celebration
  • Direct CEDAM through committeesvoting privileges and at-large board eligibility (CDC members may also run for regional board seats)
Partner Benefits

You are Partner Member if…

  • You are a statewide association, intermediary, university program, financial institution, for-profit developer, vendor or consultant
  • You want to stay up-to-date with the CED industry and promote your services to CEDAM’s membership

Partner Membership lets you:

  • View our full member directories with contact information
  • Promote your services/programs through CEDAM’s website, blog, social media and e-newsletters
  • Get your news out using our statewide media contact list
  • Have fun with industry colleagues with a discounted admission to CEDAM’s annual membership celebration
  • Learn more about community economic development topics with discounts on trainings and webinars
  • Keep up with the latest news in community economic through exclusive e-newsletters
  • Network with colleagues and prospects at exclusive receptions for industry leaders and funders
  • Direct CEDAM through committeesvoting privileges and at-large board eligibility
Sponsors Benefits

Another great way to support CEDAM is to become a sponsor! Sponsorship packages start at $1,000 and include newsletters, training discounts, promotions and publicity. Contact Shawn Hunter for more information.

Practitioner (small budget)**$150
Practitioner (medium budget)**$250
Practitioner (large budget)**$350
Practitioner (government/quasi-governmental agency)***$250
Practitioner (CDAD CDO)Free with CDAD membership

*In cases of financial hardship, a one-year discount may be granted. Contact us to discuss your situation.

**Organizations are billed according to budget size.

  • Small budget: annual operating budget $0 – $250,000
  • Medium budget: annual operating budget $250,001 – $1M
  • Large budget: annual operating budget $1,000,001+

***Government/quasi-governmental agency: Government agencies or sub-units and quasi-government entities involved in community based economic development (Downtown Development Authority, assessment districts, public housing authorities, landbanks and other entities)