Photo: Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

Members & Supporters

 

The Bay Area Open Space Council is a unique regional network of non-profit organizations, public agencies, businesses, and individuals working across the 10-county greater Bay Area to conserve, steward, and promote the Bay Area’s world-class natural and working lands. Our Members and Supporters come together through our regular programming to share ideas, forge partnerships, and create a stronger community in support of a regional land conservation vision.

Organization Members & Supporters

Eligibility

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  • Organization Members – Organizations and agencies who acquire, manage, and provide resources to land.
  • Organization Supporters – Nonprofit organizations who provide services to, connect people to, advocate for, and otherwise support the protection of land.

Organization Member & Supporter Benefits

  • Free admission to Gatherings four times a year for board and staff
  • Discounted tickets to annual Open Space Conference for board and staff
  • First tier placement on our Jobs Board reaching 1000s of potential hires
  • Opportunities to be featured in our online communications
  • Subscription to “The Loop”, our monthly e-newsletter, and Blog highlighting programs offered and members’ news from the field
  • Name recognition on our website and Open Space Conference printed program
  • BAOSC Member logo to place in your communications and website
  • Opportunities to serve as Advisors for the Leadership Development Program
  • Support the work of the Council that benefits you, including the Conservation Lands Network and advocating for regional conservation funding
  • Free annual subscription to Bay Nature (four issues a year)

 

Organization Member & Supporter Dues

ANNUAL OPERATING EXPENSESDUES
Under $100,000$250
$100,001-250,000$500
$250,001-500,000$1,000
$500,001-1,000,000$2,500
$1,000,001-2,500,000$3,500
$2,500,001 and more$5,000

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Members

Alameda County Resource Conservation District

Amah Mutsun Land Trust

Bay Area Ridge Trail Council

California Rangeland Trust

California State Coastal Conservancy

California State Parks

City of American Canyon

City of San Francisco

City of San Jose

City of San Ramon

City of Walnut Creek

Coastside Land Trust

The Conservation Fund

East Bay Municipal Utility District

East Bay Regional Park District

East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, Stanford University

John Muir Land Trust

Land Trust of Santa Cruz County

LandPaths

Livermore Area Recreation and Park District

Mare Island Heritage Trust

Marin Agricultural Land Trust

Marin County Parks

Marin Municipal Water District

Marin Open Space Trust

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District

National Park Service

The Nature Conservancy

Pacifica Land Trust

Peninsula Open Space Trust

Pepperwood Preserve

Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County

San Francisco Bay Trail Project

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

San Mateo County Parks

San Mateo County Resource Conservation District

Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority

Santa Clara County Parks

Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency

Santa Clara Valley Water District

Save Mount Diablo

Save the Redwoods League

Sempervirens Fund

Silicon Valley Land Conservancy

Solano Land Trust

Solano Open Space

Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District

Sonoma County Regional Parks

Sonoma County Water Agency

Sonoma Land Trust

Sonoma Resource Conservation District

Tri-Valley Conservancy

Trust for Public Land

Supporters

Business Supporters

Eligibility

Any business that supports the Bay Area Open Space Council’s mission is eligible and welcome to join. This may include companies and consultants that work across a wide range of disciplines, such as environmental planning, architecture, lobbying, law, and outdoor recreation.

Business Supporter Benefits 

  • Free admission to Gatherings four times a year
  • Discounted tickets to annual Open Space Conference
  • Opportunities to be featured in our online communications
  • First tier placement on our Jobs Board reaching 1000s of potential hires
  • Name recognition on our website and Open Space Conference printed program
  • Support in connecting you with our Organization Members to tour and/or volunteer on their land
  • List of BAOSC event attendees prior to event upon request (at $1,000 or more)
  • BAOSC Member logo to place in your communications and website
  • Subscription to “The Loop”, our monthly e-newsletter, and Blog highlighting programs offered and members’ news from the field
  • Opportunities to serve as Advisors for the Leadership Development Program
  • Free annual subscription to Bay Nature Magazine (four issues a year)

 

Business Supporter Dues

SUPPORTERS RECEIVING BENEFITSDUES
1 Supporter$500
2 Supporters$1,000
3-5 Supporters$2,000
6-9 Supporters$4,000
10+ Supporters$5,000

Business Supporter dues levels correspond with the number of employees who can attend any one of our events at the free or discounted member rate. Benefits don’t have to be associated with a particular employee.

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Business Supporters

Individual Supporters

Eligibility

Any individual who donates $250 or more becomes can become an Individual Supporter. Those who may find this program most useful are consultants working in the area of land conservation, retired professionals who spent their career working in the sector, as well as individuals passionate about Bay Area lands.

Individual Supporter Benefits

  • Free admission to Gatherings four times a year – $120 value
  • Discounted tickets to annual Open Space Conference – $50 value
  • Listing on our website and Open Space Conference printed program
  • BAOSC Member logo to place in your communications and website (for consultants)
  • Listing of BAOSC event attendees prior to event upon request (for consultants and at $500 or more)
  • Opportunities to serve as Advisors for the Leadership Development Program
  • Subscription to “The Loop”, our monthly e-newsletter, and Blog highlighting our programs offered and member news from the field
  • Free annual subscription to Bay Nature Magazine (four issues a year) – $29.95 value

 

Individual Supporter Dues

Dues are $250 or more a year. If you give monthly and your cumulative annual donation is $250 or more ($21 or more a month) you are also eligible to receive benefits as an Individual Supporter. Dues are paid annually between October and December. Benefits are received the following year.

The estimated fair market value of goods and services received or made available to you in return for your gift is $199.95. The amount of your gift that qualifies as a charitable donation is the excess of your donation over the value of benefits. You may decline benefits at the time of making your donation so that 100% is a charitable donation.

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Young Professional Supporters

Eligibility

Access to our programs for young professionals interested in a land conservation career is important to us. Young professionals who are interested in entering into the field or have been working in the field for three years or less are welcome to join at the discounted rate.

Young Professional Supporter Benefits

  • Free admission to Gatherings four times a year
  • First to hear about applications to our Leadership Development Program that coincides with our annual Open Space Conference
  • Sliding scale discounted tickets to the Open Space Conference
  • Listing on our website and Open Space Conference printed program
  • Subscription to “The Loop”, our monthly e-newsletter, and Blog highlighting our programs offered and member news from the field
  • Free annual subscription to Bay Nature Magazine (four issues a year) 

 

Young Professional Supporter Dues

Dues are $25 – $50 sliding scale. Dues are paid annually between October and December. Benefits are received the following year. Young Professional Supporters can join between January and September at the lower end of the scale.

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Prefer to send a check?

Download this form and send it to:

Bay Area Open Space Council
c/o Membership
2150 Allston Way, Suite 320
Berkeley, CA 94704

Questions?

Suzanne Beahrs, Development Consultant
(510) 809-8009 ext. 252
[email protected]

Thank you, Members and Supporters!

Every fall we invite organizations and agencies to renew their membership or join our growing coalition. We’d like to share our gratitude from the roof tops but there isn’t one high enough in the Bay Area from where everyone could hear us. So we go to the internet. Check out our great members and supporters and get engaged with their work. They’re doing some important stuff.

2015

2015

In 2015 we shared postcards across social media showing our members and supporters make the Bay Area GREAT! Check out #BayAreaOpenSpace, and see them all on Facebook and Flickr.

2014

2014

In 2014 we thanked our members with Quiz Shows on Fridays. Check out #OSCQuizFridays on Twitter and Instagram. See them all on Flickr.

2013

2013

In 2013 we were all over the Bay Area map thanking our members and supporters. Find our gratitude on Flickr and Instagram.

2012

2012

In 2012 we used pictures and words to thank our members with Fotobabble.

2011

2011

In 2011 we had fun with pictures, all of which you can see on Flickr.

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