Over 2,000 members strong!
NAME is a 100% VOLUNTEER-Driven Organization
Get active! Get involved! Add your NAME to ours!

NAME's membership encompasses the spectrum of professional educators and specialists, including early childhood, classroom and higher education faculty, administrators, psychologists, social workers, counselors, curriculum specialists, librarians, scholars, and researchers. NAME Membership also includes community activists, students, parents and grassroots organizers. Persons affiliated with cultural centers, museums, teacher education, ethnic studies, ELL and bilingual education, social science, anthropology, liberal and fine arts programs, and other departments, colleges, institutions and schools that emphasize multiculturalism are also encouraged to become members.

Membership Benefits
  • Free subscription to NAME's quarterly journal, Multicultural Perspectives 
  • Free NAME Newsletter
  • Free subscription to NAME ListServ (email discussion group - join on the home page of the NAME web site)
  • Reduced registration fee for NAME's annual conference
  • Opportunity to submit proposals, review and present at the NAME annual conference
  • Reduced member rate for NAME local and regional conference
  • Reduced member pricing for purchases from NAME online store
  • Opportunity to participate in state and local chapters, regional affiliates, and national committees
  • Participation in the nomination and election of national officers, board of directors, and regional directors
  • Opportunity to participate in the leadership and vision of NAME
How to Join:

Click the "Join Now" to become a member

  • Please contact the NAME office 202-679-NAME if your institution is funding your membership and must pay by check (you can now pay with purchase order online).  
  • If your membership has lapsed, please contact the NAME office to reactivate. Please do NOT rejoin, as duplicate files creates system and access issues. Email for assistance with reactivation
  • Refund policy:  NAME does not give refunds for membership or donations.
Annual Membership Dues

Individual Memberships
Regular $100
Student $40
Retired $65
Community Activist $40
International $65

Institutional Memberships*
P-12 $250
Higher Education $500
Corporate $1,000
Non-Profit A - Operating Budget < $25,000 $125
Non-Profit B - Operating Budget > $25,000 $250

* Institutional Members include up to TWO full members and up to FIVE discounted member registrations for the NAME annual conference.
   Note-Institutional Members must become individual or lifetime members to run for and serve on the NAME Board

Lifetime Memberships
Lifetime $2,000
Subscribing Lifetime - $400/yr over 5 years 
(other payment rates can be arranged)

Questions about membership?
Need assistance reactivating or joining? 
Contact our Executive Director: Bette Tate Beaver at

NAME is a registered 501-c.3 non-profit organization. NAME's Federal Tax ID # is 72-119-3754