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Announcing Chapter Membership Fee
By ICF Metro DC
Posted: 2023-01-16T15:23:05Z

Please read the below message sent by ICF Metro DC chapter leadership at the close of 2022, regarding a new chapter membership fee taking effect on January 1, 2023.


Dear ICF Metro DC members and friends, 


As 2022 comes to a close, we and our fellow Board members have been reflecting on the incredible progress we have accomplished together to advance the profession of coaching in Washington, D.C. and its environs. We've also been determining how to best uphold our quality well into the future -- and have an update to share with you related to that.


This year alone, we: 



  • reached our 20 year anniversary,
  • received a highly-coveted ICF Chapter Recognition Award,
  • reinvigorated the Capital Coaches Conference in-person,
  • offered more than 90 professional development workshops and Coaches Coffee gatherings, and
  • provided pro-bono coaching to individuals near and far, from U Street to Ukraine. 


Through ups and downs in our economy, a meteoric rise in the popularity of our profession, and a global pandemic with intense local effects, ICF Metro DC has consistently offered value, opportunity, and community to coaches and allied professionals in our region -- nearly doubling our membership over the past five years!


All of this occurs because, behind the scenes, a dedicated core of volunteers and two part-time paid staff work hard to create strategy, build programming, carry out countless details, and communicate it all to you. We incur expenses to manage our finances responsibly, maintain a functional and engaging online presence, invest in the operations of ICF global, and carry out extensive pro bono coaching activity. 


After surveying our membership, thoughtful consideration in consultation with ICF Global, and reaching consensus among our Board, we will be implementing a chapter fee for members of ICF Global who opt to associate with ICF Metro DC. As of January 1, this $50 annual fee will be added automatically to new or renewing members' registration upon joining or renewing in 2023. The chapter fee will enable our chapter to persist in its trajectory of growth, ever-increasing quality and quantity of programming, and high-value customer service. It will allow you access to unlimited Professional Development events presented by our chapter, participation in our popular Coaches Coffee groups, opportunities to provide pro bono coaching, the benefits of ICF Global membership, valuable discounts, and more.


We thank you in advance for your embrace of this new fee structure. We are confident that together with your support, our chapter will continue to advance the profession of coaching in innovative and meaningful ways! 


Sincerely, 


            

Marlene Thomas, PCC                     Jerusalem Howard, Ph.D., PCC

President                                President-Elect