Benefits of MAC Membership
Join more than 90 organizations and numerous individuals across Minnesota working to achieve our mission of connecting systems, service providers, and victims to advance the response for victims of all crime.
Training and Technical Assistance:
- Participate in MAC trainings at no cost and receive mileage and lodging reimbursement when applicable
- Attend free web trainings, including access to archived trainings
- Attend the MAC Annual Meeting and Capacity Building Training
- Facilitated consensus and action planning workshops for your program from MAC staff
- Contact MAC staff when you need technical assistance, media relations support, research, or resources
Information and Resource Materials:
- Receive MAC electronic newsletters with news, resources, and funding opportunities
- Utilize the MAC website for information about trainings and events, brochures, articles, and other resources
- Have access to the “members only” section of MAC’s website, which includes special resources and archived training
- Share information and resources with your fellow members at networking meetings and other MAC events
- Shape the priorities and activities of MAC at the Annual Membership Meeting
- After one year of membership, join the MAC Board of Directors
- Join MAC networks, such as the Legislative and Public Policy Committee
- Participate in e-mail discussion lists with colleagues from across the state, including up-to-the-minute news and resources
Public Policy & Legislation:
- MAC members help shape the statewide legislative and policy agenda and participate in emerging issues discussions, needs assessments, surveys, and committee work
- MAC provides member programs with resources to educate decision-makers about the importance of community efforts to end violence and the need to continue to fund the programs that make these community efforts possible
- MAC tracks state and federal legislative activity that impacts programs providing services to crime victims
- MAC provides member programs with ongoing information about legislative events and with tools and guidance for how to be part of a collective voice at the Minnesota Capitol
MAC Membership Categories
Two different types of membership are available to organizations and one for individuals. All members benefit from participation in MAC sponsored events, trainings, and resource dissemination; voting members have additional opportunities to participate in the work of MAC.
Voting Member Organization: Organizations that provide direct services to crime victims. Voting members vote on the slate of new board members, public policy/legislative initiatives, and changes to MAC by-laws.
Supportive Non-Voting Organization: Nonprofit; health and education; tribal, state, and local government; and other organizations that do not provide direct services to crime victims; and actively promote the mission statement and core values of MAC may join as supportive non-voting members. Direct victim service programs must join as voting members.
Supportive Non-Voting Individual: Individual, student, or victim/survivor that actively promotes the mission statement and core values of MAC may join as a supportive non-voting member.