NENA Membership

How to become a NENA member

NENA is currently in the process of incorporating as a cooperative.  Full membership will be invited by the end of 2018, when the organization is incorporated as a legal entity.

In the meantime, NENA is inviting people to pledge to become a NENA member, so you can start to enjoy membership benefits.

Why become a NENA member?

  • Join Australia’s largest, multi-sectoral network of innovators, change makers and advocates working for an ecologically sound and socially just economy.
  • Use NENA’s Member Discussion Space to find and connect with other members
  • Have your organisation or community listed on our NENA Directory and Map. As a member of NENA you, or your organisation or initiative will be listed on our website – an easy to find and navigate directory of all the activities and organisations supporting momentum towards the new economy.
  • Discounted tickets for our annual conference (from 2019 onwards). NENA’s conference is one of Australia’s largest gatherings of a broad sector of organisations working towards a fairer and more ecologically restorative economy. Join us to share stories of success, address challenges and unite with the broader movement.
  • Discounted tickets at NENA seminars and events (from 2019 onwards)
  • Connection, learning and networking with peers involved in similar essential work in the new economy. Find opportunities to collaborate on projects. As a member this can be done through a NENA hub, event, webinar, or other.
  • The ability to join or start a hub. Hubs are sectoral or locality-based clusters of organisations and/or individuals working on specific topics, themes or initiatives within the network. They serve to connect, deepen learning and development opportunities and enable people to work together to achieve shared objectives within a sector, or geographic area.
  • Ability and resources to organise and host a NENA event. Create a conversation in your community about issues challenging our economic and planetary well-being. Membership will allow you to host people under the NENA banner, though a film night, symposium or community forum, to have meaningful discussions about key issues in the network.
  • Vote for office holders or stand for elections yourself for NENA’s Board, Strategy Group and Participatory Budget Group. NENA aims to be as participatory as possible in its governance structure, allowing for a range of ways to be involved.
  • Connect to international networks and organisations, such as RIPESS and the Wellbeing Economy Alliance.
  • Be invited to contribute to NENA-wide submissions to government on matters relevant to NENA’s guiding objectives.
  • Gain access to the latest developments in the new economy field as they happen and the ‘thinkers and doers’ behind all the action as it progresses.

Cost of Membership – 2018 - 2020

Joining fee - $30 one-off payment for both individuals and organisations

Annual Subscription Fee:

Individual membership – $30 per year

Organisational membership – sliding scale based on annual net income:

Organisation income
NENA annual membership fee
0-$5,000 $50 per year
$5,000-$20,000 $100 per year
$20,000 - $50,000 $150 per year
$50,000 - $200,000 $300 per year
Over $200,000 per year $500 per year

*Start date of annual subscription to be advised in early 2019.

Rights and Responsibilities of Membership

Each member is entitled one vote for the NENA Board of Directors, one vote for members of the NENA Strategy Group and one vote for the NENA Participatory Budget Group.

Members are invited to consider joining NENA Hubs, and creating or joining existing NENA Chapters in towns, cities and communities.

Denial or Termination of Membership

The NENA Constitution sets out all provisions relating to the acceptance and termination of members.  Membership can be terminated if a member breaches the Code of Conduct.

Conflict management and resolution processes are set out in NENA’s Constitution.

More details on membership can be found in the NENA Operational Handbook.

Membership is governed according to the NENA constitution – see our Governance webpage