Being a Start Network member
By joining Start Network, organisations gain access to a global network where they are able to:
- influence and co-create innovative approaches to humanitarian aid;
- access new funding, resources, information, knowledge, expertise and relationships;
- build the capabilities of their staff and organisational systems;
- make use of opportunities to collaborate and build effective partnerships globally.
See the Start Network’s Membership Policy for more information on membership benefits, rights and obligations.
The future of membership
The Start Network has proven its ability to provide faster, collective and more efficient ways to help people in need. Seeking to take our ways of working to scale, while shifting more power and resources to those closest to humanitarian crises, in 2017 our members made a strategic decision to shift the Start Network to a model of national and regional hubs. Read more about hubs here.
For the network to devolve, and for this new model of national and regional hubs to emerge, membership can no longer be centralised - instead, it has to be managed by the hubs themselves. Therefore global membership intake has been put on hold until 2020, to prepare us for a future where new members would join Start Network through hubs. As of yet, there are no fully-fledged hubs that can autonomously operate and bring new members into the network - but we have been steadily working to incentivise and co-design hub development with members and partners in a number of countries. Hub membership will become possible when the first five “founding hubs” are up and running, which is estimated to be in early 2020.
Influence and co-create innovative and collaborative approaches
Access to new funding, resources, information, knowledge, expertise and relationships
Opportunities to build the capabilities of your organisation, staff and systems.
Opportunities to collaborate and build effective partnerships globally.