I am sometimes asked, "why should I be an Institute member?" or "what do I get in exchange for my membership
dues?" An INSTITUTE member pays $115 a year and receives membership benefits such as discounts on Forum and Institute registration, discount to various seminars and workshops, networking
opportunities, ability to advertise your business in the Newsletter, a listing on the TAOLI directory, and other many benefits.
However, another perspective is that membership dues are a contribution to support the growth and flourishing of The
Art of Living Institute and the benefits are icing on the cake. Just as we make charitable contributions to charities such as the Heart Association or to our local food bank or to our alma mater
to support their activities, the payment of TAOLI membership dues can be viewed as a contribution to The Institute’s activities and support our mission of empowering individuals to achieve emotional,
physical and financial well-being. Some of our newest activities to grow the Institute include our new speakers and expend our networking base, which will gather and disseminate information
about modest means and pro bono programs. We continue to provide a range of educational programs including the Financial Literacy Seminar, Divorce Coaching, Annual Forum on Mediation and
Collaborative Divorce Process, Debt and Credit Management strategies, Career coaching workshops, and many more. We have committees and task forces working on various initiatives
We can’t do it without each and every one of you!
The impact of many of us coming together is much greater than isolated efforts of individuals or practice groups. We
need your efforts, your input, and your contributions to grow our movement. Most importantly we need you to share our passion for helping others overcome the challenges and offer emotional support
and guidance to the members of the community. So the answer to the question “what do I get for my membership dues?” is that together we get to support a movement and a great cause that will transform
the lives of many women and men, promote financial literacy and well-being and help individuals overcome many challenges, and will have an impact on how conflict is resolved in the whole, our
Networking program provides variety of opportunities, marketing and promotional events that offer great ways to reach out, support and contribute to each other.
I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY AND EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE AND APPRECIATION TO ALL OUR SPONSORS AND
MEMBERS FOR ALL
YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!