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2023 AAGT Membership Rate Increase – Need to Know

AAGT is pleased to share important news regarding our membership. As of October 1, 2023, we will be implementing a modest increase in our membership rates – individual memberships will increase from $35 to $55 per year, with multi-year memberships also increasing. We understand that any change in fees can raise questions, so we wanted to take this opportunity to provide insight into why we have made this decision and how it will benefit our gifted and talented community.

Supporting Our Mission and Membership Rate Information

At AAGT, our mission is to advocate for gifted and talented individuals, their families, and their educators throughout Arizona. We strive to provide exceptional services, resources, and programs that foster the growth and development of these unique individuals. To continue delivering the highest quality of support and expand our reach, it has become necessary to adjust our membership rates. These increases are:

  • Individual Membership (1 Year) will be $55 per person per year
  • Individual Membership (3 Years) will be $130 per person per three-year period. We will stop offering an Individual (2 Year) membership as of 10/1/2023.
The Value of AAGT Membership:

Your membership plays a vital role in enabling us to carry out our mission effectively and meeting goals in our Strategic Plan.. By increasing our rates, we can enhance our services and ensure we are meeting the evolving needs of the gifted and talented community. This adjustment will enable us to provide even greater value to our members and reinforce our commitment to strengthen our community, extend our reach and put gifted/talented education at the forefront of stakeholder’s minds when making decisions in law, budget and curriculum.

We recognize the importance of providing exclusive perks and benefits to our valued members. With the revised rates, we will be able to further improve and expand the offerings available to our community. These may include enhanced access to educational materials, discounted event registrations, expanded networking opportunities, and specialized support services tailored to the unique needs of gifted individuals.

Currently your membership provides you the following valuable assets:

  • $260 off iD Tech Camp
  • Renzulli Learning Access
    $49 value for parents
    $2000 value for teachers
  • 10% off + Free Shipping on all AAGT x Bright Child Books of the Month
    Up to $7 per book
  • Free access to AAGT Informs events
    A $15 Value
  • Access to AAGT News Right out the GATE
    $40 annual value
  • Save $10 per AAGT Event (GTSS + PI), and $50 on Annual Conference
    Up to $70 value
  • AAGT Member Scholarships
    Up to $500 value

Plus more perks added each year. When you add it all up…your $55 Membership potentially saves you several hundreds, if not thousands of dollars per year.

Rising Operating Costs:

Operating a non-profit organization involves various expenses, including personnel, technology, educational materials, events, advocacy efforts, and administrative overhead. Over the years, we have diligently managed these costs to maximize our impact while keeping membership rates stable. However, as with any organization, we are faced with increased operational expenses, making it necessary to adjust our rates in 2023.

Maintaining Accessibility:
While we understand that a rate increase can be a consideration for some, we have strived to keep the adjustment modest and reasonable. We remain committed to ensuring that our membership remains accessible and inclusive. We firmly believe that the value provided by our organization and the benefits of membership outweigh the modest increase in fees.

How to Join or Renew at the 2022 Rate

To show our appreciation for your continued support, we are offering all current members the opportunity to renew their membership at the existing rate until October 1, 2023. This allows you to extend your membership or join at the current rate for an additional period, ensuring a seamless transition for our valued gifted and talented community.

The decision to increase our membership rates at AAGT was not taken lightly. It reflects our dedication to serving the gifted community, maintaining the quality of our programs, and expanding our support offerings. We sincerely appreciate your understanding and continued commitment to our mission as we work together to unlock the full potential of gifted individuals in Arizona.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the rate increase or your membership, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to address any inquiries and provide assistance as needed.

Thank you for your unwavering support and belief in the Arizona Association for the Gifted and Talented. Together, we will continue to make a profound difference in the lives of gifted individuals, their families, and their educators.

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