Membership


By joining Start Network, organisations gain access to a range of benefits:

Member benefits

Influence

Influence


Influence and co-create innovative and collaborative approaches

Access

Access


Access to new funding, resources, information, knowledge, expertise and relationships

Capability

Capability


Opportunities to build the capabilities of your organisation, staff and systems.

Partnerships

Partnerships


Opportunities to collaborate and build effective partnerships globally.

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 decentralise, and for this new model of national and regional hubs to emerge, membership can no longer be centralised - instead, it has to devolve to the hubs themselves. 

 

There is still a lot of uncertainty around the “network of hubs” model, which is why we have decided to test it through a Proof of Concept phase between now and 2021. Through this Proof of Concept, we hope to meet a set of learning objectives before the hubs can be taken to scale. As our team’s internal capacity is limited, we can only support the testing of the hub model in five locations: Pakistan, India, DR Congo, Guatemala and the Pacific. During this phase, in order to grow the infrastructure needed at the hub level, Start Network membership will primarily only be open to organisations in those five countries/regions.

 

See the Start Network’s Membership Policy for more information on membership benefits, rights and obligations.

 

To find out if your organisation may be able to join as a member, follow the decision tree below! 

 


Find out if you can join the Start Network


Other
Unfortunately the Start Network only admits humanitarian NGOs as members at the moment - though in the future we will explore other forms of membership (such as with academia, private sector organisations etc.) In the meantime you can subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with the Start Network.

INGO NOT in hub location
Unfortunately at the moment the Start Network only accepts local or national organisations as members, in select countries or regions where hubs are being developed. This means that your organisation is not eligible for membership at this time. However, you can engage and stay up to date with Start Network by subscribing to our monthly newsletter.
INGO in hub locations
There are hub initiatives that are active in those countries, which will be admitting new members from 2020 onwards - however only national or local organisations will be eligible to apply during that window. If you would like to stay up to date with the Start Network, you can subscribe to our newsletter to receive regular updates!

Local/national NGO NOT in hub location
Unfortunately at the moment the Start Network only accepts new members in select countries or regions where hubs are being developed. This means that your organisation is not eligible for membership at this time - however a hub may be formed in your country at a later stage, at which point you should be able to apply. In the meantime you can log your interest using the form below and subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with the Start Network.



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Pakistan
There is a hub initiative active in Pakistan! If you are interested to find out more and potentially apply for membership once the application window opens, please log your interest using the form below. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with the Start Network.



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Democratic Republic of Congo
There is a hub initiative active in DRC! If you are interested to find out more and potentially apply for membership once the application window opens, please log your interest using the form below. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with the Start Network.

Il existe une initiative centrale active en RDC ! Si vous souhaitez en savoir plus et éventuellement faire une demande d'adhésion une fois que la fenêtre de demande s'ouvrira, veuillez enregistrer votre intérêt en utilisant le formulaire ci-dessous. Vous pouvez également vous inscrire à notre newsletter pour vous tenir au courant des activités du Start Network.



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India
There is a hub initiative active in India! If you are interested to find out more and potentially apply for membership once the application window opens, please log your interest using the form below. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with the Start Network.



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Pacific
There is a hub initiative active in the Pacific region! If you are interested to find out more and potentially apply for membership once the application window opens, please log your interest using the form below. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with the Start Network.



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Guatemala
There is a hub initiative active in Guatemala! If you are interested to find out more and potentially apply for membership once the application window opens, please log your interest using the form below. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with the Start Network.



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