[Osmf-talk] Membership Fee Waiver Program

Allan Mustard allan at mustard.net
Sun Sep 24 03:58:54 UTC 2017

Greetings from Ashgabat.  One of the other associations I belong to, the
American Applied Economics Association, doesn't waive fees at all (it's
an association of economists!), but offers discounts to students and
seniors as well as economists from third-world countries, who are all
presumed to have lower incomes than working-age people in the first
world.  Perhaps presumed ability to pay could be a criterion.

On 9/24/2017 1:56 AM, Craig Allan wrote:
> Hello All
> I support the introduction of fee waiver.
> I support that we start by waiving fees for prospective members who
> for whatever reason are unable to use the current payment channels.
> I support that the applicant must demonstrate some commitment to the
> project, but assessment of this will be totally at the discretion of
> the staff.
> I support that the granting of a waiver be confidential and that a
> recipient of a waiver be regarded as a paid-up member..
> I do not support that fees should be voluntary - I suspect the legal
> structure of the company is more clear if membership fees are required.
> I suggest that offering waivers for any other reason be held over
> until the above criteria and process are tested.
> I suggest that a fee waiver requires approval by two people appointed
> by the board.
> I agree that fee waivers should be capped per year - 10% is reasonable.
> I propose that aggregated annual statistics on waivers, both granted
> and refused, be reported to the board and membership.
> On 23 Sep 2017 11:40 AM, michael spreng wrote:
>> Hi
>> The Membership Working Group started with the implementation of the fee
>> waiver program. It is based on the board resolution from
>> Oct. 14th 2014 [1].
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