Why Be a Member of eXtension?

Would you like more information on how to become an eXtension Member?

To become an eXtension Member, please contact Beverly Coberly, Chief Operating Officer for the eXtension Foundation.

How much is my membership?

eXtension now offers one All-Access level of membership. eXtension membership fees are based on the prior schedule of institutional assessments, last used in 2014, in which eXtension’s portion was set at 0.8% of either the Smith-Lever 3(b) and (c) or Section 1444 funding, as applicable, received by each 1862 and 1890 Land-Grant Institution. As of the 2019 membership year, all members now pay 65% of these previously determined amounts

  • Previously and until October 2018, there were two levels of membership where Premium Members and Basic Members paid 75% and 60% respectively.
  • 2018 Basic Members will continue to pay their 2018 rate until the 2021 membership year when it will increase to the All Access rate of 65% (currently 60%).

What are the membership benefits?

A complete list of our members benefits can be found on our Member Benefits page.

Where do my membership dollars go?

  • Core operations including a small portion of the technology toolset; the bulk of which is funded through the USDA-NIFA NTAE award. 
  • Development, continuous improvement and customizations of the Impact Collaborative processes, products and external partnership. This includes:
    • Innovation Skill-Building
    • Program & Staff Development
    • Engage and Empower Online Programming
    • Capacity-Building Partnerships
    • National Summits
    • Local Events
    • Local Innovation Facilitators