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Frequently Asked Questions about EAA Membership

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How many members are part of the Alliance?

The Alliance currently has 80 member organizations.

Who are the members of the Alliance?

The Alliance includes large international organizations such as Caritas Internationalis, World Vision International and The Lutheran World Federation, as well as large and small national organizations such as Madras Christian Council of Social Services (India), Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission, Tearfund (United Kingdom), Presbyterian World Service and Development (Canada). See the full list of EAA members.

Who leads the Alliance?
The General Assembly of the members, which takes place every four years, reviews the work of the EAA, sets its future directions, and elects 9 members of the Board of Directors of the EAA.  The Board of Directors is the governing body of the EAA between assemblies, and oversees the management and campaign directions carried out by the EAA’s Executive Director and the two campaign strategy groups. A strategy group develops and implements the framework for action for each campaign. Members of the Board and the strategy groups come from EAA member organizations.  

Who provides funding for the Alliance?

The members of the Alliance are the key funders of the EAA through their membership fee and additional contributions that provide core support or undergird particular activities. For specific campaign activities, the Alliance may receive funding from other organizations such as United Nations agencies and private foundations.

Which campaigns is the Alliance currently advocating on?

The Alliance’s current campaigns are on HIV and AIDS and on Food.

How are campaign strategies developed?

When campaign issues are selected at the General Assembly, there has already been some analysis of how the EAA can contribute to advocacy around that issue. Following the General Assembly, EAA members are asked for input on particular approaches and opportunities. The EAA’s Board of Directors appoints a strategy group for each campaign who then take the input from the membership to develop goals, objectives and strategies for the four year campaign. The draft campaign framework is shared with the member organizations for feedback, revised, and finally reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors. The strategy groups then meet twice a year to review progress and plan upcoming actions.

Who can join the Alliance?
Churches and church-related and Christian organizations may apply for membership to the Alliance. The Alliance does not offer individual membership.

How will EAA membership benefit my organization?

See the growing list of benefits and read testimonials from EAA members on the difference the EAA has made to their work.

What is the cost for my church or church-related organization to become a member of the Alliance?
The annual membership fee is CHF 900. However, churches and church-related organizations from the Global South that have limited funding pay an annual membership fee of CHF 450. Churches or organizations with greater resources are kindly requested to make a higher contribution towards core funding and for specific projects. The membership calendar year begins in January and ends in December.

What is expected of members of the Alliance?
Members are expected to actively engage in one or both campaigns, providing input and feedback to strategy groups and participating in local, national and international activities as possible. Member organizations are encouraged to nominate representatives for the EAA Board, strategy groups and working groups. Members are also expected to contribute financially to the work of the Alliance.

How can my organization join the Alliance?
See our application form.

Supporting Documents


Guiding Principles

Covenant for Action

Membership Policy