BE A LOCALIST and JOIN THE MOVEMENT
Benefits of Membership
Right now the energy around Localism is palpable. There are new trends emerging daily and the opportunity to join forces together has never been bigger. Together we are harnessing the power of locally owned, independent businesses to transform the communities where we work and live. Together, we are creating real prosperity.
BALLE knows that by connecting leaders, spreading stories and innovations, and inviting everyone who shares our values into our movement, we can become an even stronger, united force for change.
We invite you to join us! BALLE resources are accessible to anyone and our base of supporters is mobilized daily to spread and share innovations far and wide. You will be joining the fast-growing community of more than 30,000 Localists: entrepreneurs who are re-thinking their industries, funders who are investing in the local economy movement, and network organizers who are mobilizing on a broad scale.
Our members are the best thinkers, do-ers and sought after experts on Localism – not to mention they are leading and accelerating on-the-ground community transformation through Localist business practices.
Tap in for an entire series of webinar topics, or just pick one or two – either way you’ll be plugging in to expert advice and real-world ideas on how to take Main Street Mainstream. Attend events, receive practical tools and ideas – all designed to give you the edge you need in building a strong, successful, and equitable business with positive community impact.
Joining is easy:
Whether you are an individual, a single business, or a group of businesses there are three ways to engage with the BALLE community. Each has unique benefits and is designed to provide access to information and services based on your preferences.
Now, tell us how you want to be involved:
You care about your local economy. You might be a community activist, a public employee, an educator, student, or start-up entrepreneur. You want to tap into a community that reflects your values. Want to help us spread the word about Localism? Great, we’ll give you social media tools, news to share and more.
So let’s challenge the status quo together and ask, Why not? Like you, we’re driven by a vision of what could be. At BALLE, we question the value of current economic models and challenge ourselves to imagine a better way.
Whether you are an individual or a business owner, we want you to join the Localist movement, get information about trends, events and news alerts.
Price: $100 annually
I am a LOCALIST : JOIN NOW!
You’re passionate about spreading localism and spearheading change in your community. (We knew we liked you!). You network with other businesses, communicate with customers and employees about new innovations or trends, and want to be a Localist leader. Maybe you run a small business, or lead an organization that aligns with our work. You’re one of us.
Join a community that wants to support you – other entrepreneurs, potential customers, policy-makers, and investors and philanthropists who are looking for opportunities to scale proven solutions.
Build on our collective challenges and successes through BALLE’s database of the most innovative and effective strategies, templates and toolkits. Find relevant ROI metrics from communities across North America.
As a BALLE member, you get access to hard data from diverse communities to help build your case and win hearts and minds. Access funding and investment: BALLE connects you to innovative investors, funders and philanthropists who are looking for opportunities to scale proven solutions. Meet and network with like-minded, values-aligned business owners, funders, or policy makers. Join this community and make connections.
On top of getting tools to promote your business and engage with others who are innovating in their own communities, you will receive discounts on all BALLE Edge-ucate events and tools.
Price: $500 annually
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I am a LOCALIST LEADER : JOIN NOW!
You’re a hub of local business activity. You know how to fill a room for a mixer, a brown bag or a pitch fest. People come to you for ideas and inspiration. So let us equip you with the latest trends, reports, and ‘ah ha’ moments from other business leaders by giving you access to our BALLE EDGE-ucate tools and resources (our webinar series is a great excuse to bring together your neighbors, peers and, heck, complete strangers).
BALLE brings together the most successful and visionary local leaders – those rare individuals who see the big picture in their communities, have an eye for spotting win-win-win opportunities across sectors and the character and dedication to make things happen. Individually, we’re working hard and transforming communities. When we come together to challenge and collaborate, our solutions are smarter, more creative and more competitive. Collaborate with us to spark new ideas and business solutions.
Now you have a place to share your experiences and learn from peers. You’ll enjoy deep discounts, exclusive access to services, savings on webinars, events, reports and more. We’ll give you easy-to-use, elegantly designed templates that you can use and co-brand for your business members. Share your ideas with us so we can spread them to other communities and to the policy-makers, investors and funders who are looking to invest in solutions.
Price: $1,000 annually*
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*If you represent a network or affiliation that is comprised of 1,000+plus members, contact us to inquire about being a Localist Champion Plus!
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Still want to engage further or gain more visibility? Consider partnering as a sponsor for our fantastic conference or one of our other North America wide initiatives.