There are two different types of MCBW membership available to organizations. All members benefit from participation in MCBW sponsored events, training, and resource dissemination; voting members have certain additional ways to participate in the Coalition.
Voting member organizations:
Voting membership is open to battered women's programs in the state of Minnesota that are incorporated as non-profit organizations designed primarily to serve battered women and their children and that provide crisis intervention, advocacy, protective housing, referrals, peer support, and/or children's services. Programs that meet the above criteria but are a sub-group of larger non-profit corporations that are not incorporated for such purposes may become voting members as long as the above criteria is met. Voting members pay dues; actively support and promote the mission statement of MCBW; vote on new board members and changes to MCBW by-laws; and are eligible for special travel scholarships.
Supportive non-voting member organizations:
Organizations that pay dues and support and actively promote the mission statement of MCBW as indicated on their signed application may join as supportive non-voting members.
Individuals are encouraged to partner with MCBW to support our mission of ending domestic violence with a donation.