Start Network Assembly 2018
Assembly 2018 © Start Network

Become a member

Our members make Start Network what it is today. Together they experiment with new and innovative ways of working in the sector for the collective good. Find out how you can become part of this global community.

Start Network is a membership-founded and membership-owned organisation made up of local, national, and international NGOs.

We are a diverse group of people and organisations, and being a network makes us more than the sum of our parts. We have all come together under a common belief: that the changes we want to see in the humanitarian system cannot be achieved by any single organisation acting alone.

Why become a Start Network member?

As well as influencing the wider humanitarian sector, our network creates opportunities for doing things differently – and better – for your own organisation.

Members have told us what they value about being part of Start Network:

  • access to fast and flexible funding, including rapid response funding and risk-based/anticipatory funding
  • belonging to a global humanitarian peer group, with opportunities to collaborate and build partnerships with a diverse community of organisations
  • advocacy and participation in global conversations: the opportunity to influence new approaches to humanitarian aid and improve their voice and visibility on global platforms
  • participation in locally created innovations that create local solutions to local humanitarian problems
  • training/organisational strengthening: opportunities for learning that help to improve ways of working.

How to become a member

Our new strategy for membership – agreed by members themselves – is for Start Network to evolve from a centralised membership organisation to a network of national and regional hubs. Each hub will manage its own membership, which will be made up of local, national, and international NGOs operating in the same country or region.

This means that we will no longer grow and manage membership centrally. Currently, we are only taking new members from specific countries where there are existing or prospective hubs. The application process will vary for each hub but as a starting point, you can send an expression of interest to join a current or prospective hub by filling in the form 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.



Contact name for your organisation





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.



Contact name for your organisation





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.



Contact name for your organisation / Le nom de la personne à contacter pour votre organisation





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.



Contact name for your organisation





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.



Contact name for your organisation





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.



Contact name for your organisation





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Find out more about being a member

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