What are the benefits of becoming a member of ACORE?
We address the many benefits of ACORE Membership in a list that includes such things as exclusive access to conference documents, member updates, ACORE publications, speaking opportunities, and networking with peers and thought leaders at our conferences. For a personal response to your question on member benefits, contact Alla Lipsky.
What do my dues pay for?
ACORE members pay to support the mission of ACORE in moving the renewable energy industry forward. In addition, ACORE members participate in our Member Initiatives, discounted event registration, member-only event sponsorship, exhibitor discounts at conferences such as RETECH, as well as participation in a speakers bureau, complimentary listing in the Renewable Energy Finance Directory (REFIN), access to a searchable member-only directory, access to speaker archives and analytical reports, plus much more.
Are there different types of membership and different rates?
Membership in ACORE is by annual organizational revenue (denoted by levels). Membership is by organization (Corporate, Academic, or Government&Nonprofit), or Individual. For further information and to see the dues matrix click here.
When does an organization have to renew our membership?
ACORE's memberships are based on a calendar year and run from January 1st - December 31st. ACORE's membership team will contact you for your renewal through email, a mailing, and a follow up phone call. Any organization can partake in the Early Bird Renewal Program and receive a 5% discount if they renew by December 31st.
Does my membership give me automatic discounts for ACORE events?
Yes. ACORE membership includes automatic discounts to all ACORE events. Click here for ACORE events.
If I refer a new member is there a credit or further discount for my organization?
Not as of now. But we're currently working on creating incentives for members who recruit additional members. More information will be available soon.
My business is still small. Can I pay my membership fee in installments?
We'll be happy to consider such requests on a case by case basis.
If I want to sponsor an ACORE event, do I have to be an ACORE member?
Yes, as of January 1, 2009, only members can be supporting organizations of ACORE events.
Do I need to be an ACORE member to attend an ACORE event?
No, however there are member-only activities and special networking opportunities at each national event which are open only to members in good standing.
Do I get access to more or less information depending on my membership level?
No. Collectively all members are helping to move renewable energy forward and therefore all have equal access to ACORE benefits and information.
Can ACORE help me get recognition for my organization?
Yes. In addition to offering speaking opportunities at our events, we publish a weekly e-mail newsletter featuring a Member Spotlight, so if you have something to announce, or wish to be considered for special recognition in the Member Update, send your information to our communications director, Kevin Haley.
We will also post members' press releases on our website and on our social media pages. Please send the release URL or a pdf of your release to Kevin Haley, with "Member Press Release Request" in the subject line.
ACORE also can provide quotes for press releases if your request can be fulfilled under our 501(c)3 constraints. Please email Kevin or call her at (202) 777-7552 to discuss your needs.
May I use the ACORE logo? If so, what are the guidelines?
Yes, we welcome use of our logo and links to our website, but request that you ask in advance before you do so. Please contact Alla Lipsky to request a logo.