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Membership FAQ

Looking to maximize your membership or interested in joining? Here are frequently asked questions for current members and companies interested in membership with the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.

What is the value of being a member?

Based in the Carroll School of Management, the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship combines the most valuable aspects of a professional community and the resources of a leading academic institution for our members. We integrate the perspectives and experience of some of the leading corporate citizenship professionals in the field today with management best practices, helping you align your corporate citizenship objectives and business goals. Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship resources support positive outcomes for your functional area, your organization as a whole, and for you as a leader.

Who can become a member?

Membership is open to all for-profit corporations who have a dedicated corporate citizenship or sustainability department/individual.  In some cases, membership extends to quasi-public entities or government agencies, nonprofit healthcare organizations, credit unions, and consulting firms if they have a dedicated corporate citizenship/sustainability department.

Am I already a member?

Please view the Member List to see if your company is a member. Anyone from a member organization can access member benefits. If you have any questions about the benefits you receive as a member of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, please contact your account manager or ccc@bc.edu.

How is the annual membership fee determined?

Membership dues are based on your company’s annual revenue.

In addition to a basic membership, the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship offers Supporting and Premier memberships that allow you to combine membership and conference sponsorship on one invoice as well as receive a 20-25 percent discount on sponsorship. You will continue to receive regular member benefits as well as additional recognition on our website and in our magazine, The Corporate Citizen, branding and recognition at our 2017 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, and 1-2 complimentary Conference registrations. The additional, tax-deductible funding supports the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship’s research, knowledge products, and educational programs to advance the field of corporate citizenship.

Annual Revenue Basic Membership Supporting Membership* (20% off Partner sponsorship) Premier Membership* (25% off Leader sponsorship)
less than $1 billion $2,000    $10,000     $17,000   
$1 billion - less than $5 billion $5,000    $13,000  $20,000 
$5 billion and over $10,000  $18,000  $25,000

 

If your company’s annual revenue increases or decreases during the year, you are responsible for notifying the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.

What forms of payment do you accept for membership?

Payments may be made by check, wire transfer, or credit card. Payment is accepted in U.S. dollars only. Questions, please contact us during business hours, Monday through Friday 9am-5pm EST at 617-552-4545 or email ccc@bc.edu

Who is covered under a company’s membership?

Membership covers the complete corporation, so every employee in your company is eligible to receive our member services, no matter what department or function. However, participants must respect our non-solicitation policy.

Non-solicitation policy

In order to promote collaboration and an open exchange of information to be enjoyed by all members, Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship maintains a policy of non-solicitation. This means Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship members, guests, and teaching fellows are not to be solicited for business from other Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship members, guests, and teaching fellows.  No one is to introduce themselves for the sole purpose of selling their products or services. Participants may not contact other members online for the sole purpose of selling their products or services.  Members may not share member contact information with non-members. However, it is permissible for a member to discuss his/her services or provide additional information to a prospective client in response to an inquiry requesting such information.

Are international operations covered under a corporate membership?

Yes, membership benefits are available to all international employees of corporate members.

Are employees of subsidiaries eligible for services under their parent company’s membership?

Yes, when a parent company joins, all of its subsidiaries will also be considered part of the membership. Membership dues will be based on the revenues of the parent company and subsidiaries. Subsidiaries may join on their own. In that case, dues will be based on the revenue of the subsidiary and the parent company will not receive benefits of the membership.

How do I initiate a membership?

If you believe your company is eligible to become a member and you are ready to join, please complete our short online membership application. We will respond to your application within 2 business days.

May I purchase an individual or student membership?

We do not offer individual or student memberships.

When does my membership begin?

Once we receive your application and confirm eligibility, we will send you an invoice for immediate payment. Your annual membership period is rolling based on the month you apply. (For example, companies that apply in March will have a membership period from March through February.) You may apply for membership in any month of the year.

Where is the online member community?

The member community is still located at its original URL: http://bccorporatecitizenmembers.org. It's also accessible via the Member Community section of the website.

Do I use the same member login for the online member community as I use to view member-only resources?

No, you will need to create a different login for the Member Community than the login provided for viewing member-only content on the main website. You may request a login here

How can I add or modify the names of employees that can be included in our membership?

Send an email to ccc@bc.edu and we will work with you on updating your participant list.

Why am I not receiving my member emails?

Sometimes our member emails are blocked by company spam filters. If you are experiencing issues with our emails being blocked, please forward this email one-pager to your IT department, as it contains IP addresses and best practices to get us back on your safe sender list. If you continue to have trouble, please reach out to ccc@bc.edu

How do I resubscribe to Center emails?

If you have accidentally unsubscribed from our emails and would like to resubscribe, please visit the Update Communications Preferences page and fill out a quick form to get back on the list.

How do I get access to member-only resources on the website?

You need a member login to view member-only content in the resource library. Any person in a member company is eligible to receive their own member login. If you are part of a member company and have forgotten or need a user name and password, send us an email at ccc@bc.edu.

How do I log in to view member-only resources?

Scroll up and click LOG IN in the top right corner of any page on ccc.bc.edu. This will open a Resource Library Login screen. You can also login from any page containing member-only content by clicking the Log in link.

Enter your business email address and password, then click LOG IN > to gain access to member-only content in the resource library. If you forgot your password, please see the answer below.

I forgot my password or I don't have one. How do I reset it?
  1. Scroll up and click LOG IN in the top right corner of any page on ccc.bc.edu. This will open a Resource Library Login screen.
  2. Click new user or forgot password
  3. Enter your business email address associated with your member company.
  4. Click SEND EMAIL >.

If you are a member and your email address exists in our system, we'll send you an email containing a link to reset your password. If you don't receive an email, please check your spam folder or contact us directly at ccc@bc.edu or 617-552-4545 during business hours (M-F 9am-5pm EST).

Why didn't I get a confirmation email when I tried to reset my password?

Are you a member? Please note that the new login system is for members to view member-only resources. Non-members no longer need to log in to view website resources.

If you are a member and didn't receive an email, please check your spam folder or contact us directly at ccc@bc.edu or 617-552-4545 during business hours (M-F 9am-5pm EST).

I forgot my login email or I have a new email address.

Please contact us directly at ccc@bc.edu or 617-552-4545 during business hours (M-F 9am-5pm EST). If you’ve forgotten the email address you used to log in, we will provide that to you. If you have a new email address, we will update your information in our system and you will receive a verification email confirming your updated address.

We have an innovative program and/or best practice that we would like to share with the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. How do we do that?

We offer opportunities for members to be featured at our conference, regional events, in our magazine, The Corporate Citizen, on webinars, and in blogs. Send us an email at ccc@bc.edu highlighting your program and how to get in touch with you.

I'm ready to renew my membership but our renewal month is still several months away. Can I still renew ahead of time?

Yes, complete this quick renewal form and we will send you your invoice when you request it.

We would like to be considered as a sponsor for your conference or your research. How do we do that?

We have many opportunities which you can be involved. Contact us at ccc@bc.edu and we will be glad to discuss these opportunities with you.

Are there any affinity or industry groups that we can be a part of?

Yes, we have several affinity groups for members. Visit the networking page for more information.

What executive education programs are offered to members?

The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship offers a range of professional development programs, taught by top faculty from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, as well as by business leaders and corporate citizenship peers. Members receive 20 percent average savings on executive education classes and programs, and can bring programs on-site for considerable cost and time savings.

I’m still not sure of the resources available.

No problem. Contact us to set up a member orientation at 617-552-4545 or ccc@bc.edu. You can also visit our events calendar for our upcoming live session member orientation. Or view our membership brochure.