Become a WCCD Member

WCCD believes that its mission is even more important today, particularly because WCCD members are living and/or working in some of the most under served communities in the region.

These members’ voices are critical in:

  • Formulating and implementing community economic development policies.
  • Ensuring that members and all women of color have access to relevant career development and training; gain access to industry leaders in a safe and constructive environment, and help gain access to career opportunities that have not historically been available to women of color.
  • Educating public sector and private business of the value of community development work, helping to sustain and advance the community development industry and elevate its status as a career path.
  • Motivating their communities to pursue strategies that will lead to greater economic self-sufficiency for low-wealth residents.

Join a network of professional women in the community economic development field located primarily in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

The women work in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors across a broad range of community development fields: social services, finance, real estate, and affordable housing development, advocacy, social enterprise, venture capital, education, and social entrepreneurship.  WCCD was formed to enable women of color to connect, learn, support and network, with a goal of advancing each other both professionally and personally. 

2019 WCCD Membership Structure

Three options to consider when you join or renew your membership!

$350WCCD Founders' Circle

The WCCD Founders’ Circle honors the women who provided critical support and guidance to the Women of Color in Community Development during our formative years and continue to stand with us today.

Membership Dues

  • $250 (this reduced rate is for women who were dues-paying members in 2018)
  • $350 (this rate is for women who were not active in 2018)
  • Founders’ Circle membership will open again in January 2020

Founders’ Circle Member Recognition & Benefits

  • Access to an expansive network of leaders working across multiple sectors in the community development industry
  • Eligible to serve on Membership, Program and Communication committees
  • Registration fees waived for four WCCD events (Valued at $200)
  • Member profile, headshot, and Founders Circle designation featured on digital Member Directory
  • Name included in Founders’ Circle listing featured in WCCD newsletter
  • Invitation to attend Annual Founders Circle Celebration hosted by Board of Directors
  • Complimentary Membership Pin
JOIN WCCD FOUNDERS' CIRCLE

$750 for 7 Pay It Forward Member

A package for companies that understand the value of WCCD membership, and want to ensure their staff and others are afforded the same opportunity. Pay It Forward benefits are extended to five employees designated by the organization. Two additional memberships are reserved for prospective or renewing members who request scholarships to support engagement with WCCD.

Membership Dues

  • $750 (providing membership to 7 individuals)

Pay It Forward Member Recognition & Benefits

  • Access to an expansive network of leaders working across multiple sectors in the community development industry
  • Eligible to serve on Membership, Program and Communication committees
  • Registration fees waived for 4 WCCD engagements (Valued at $200)
  • Member profile, headshot, and member designation featured on digital Member Directory
  • Complimentary Membership Pins (5)
JOIN AS A PAY IT FORWARD MEMBER

$100Member

Enables individuals to gain access to many of the benefits WCCD has to offer.

Membership Dues

  • $100 Member fees can be paid in full when submitting application ($100) or in three installments of $40 over the course of a 60-day window.

Member Recognition & Benefits

  • Access to an expansive network of leaders working across multiple sectors in the community development industry
  • Eligible to serve on Membership, Program and Communication committees
  • Registration fees waived for four WCCD engagements (Valued at $200)
  • Member profile, headshot, and member designation featured on digital Member Directory
  • Optional Membership Pin can be purchased for $25
JOIN AS AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER

More Important Information

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Other WCCD Fees
Non-Member Event Fee: $50/per event
Membership Pin: $25

WCCD 2019 Dues Cycles
WCCD will implement two dues cycles starting this year: January 2019 – June 2019 and July 2019 – December 2019. For members who paid their 2018 dues between January – June of last year, your 2019 membership payment is due now. For members who paid their 2018 dues between July – December of last year, your next payment is not due until July of 2019. 

Interested in sponsoring WCCD programming and events?

Contact our President to discuss how your company can support the advancement of women in our industry!