Tibet Network Membership
Membership of the Tibet Network is open to all Tibet related non-governmental organisations with a commitment to non-violence; this includes Tibetan Associations, Tibetan NGOs, and Tibet Support Groups.
We respect the range of views and opinions of all Member organisations, from Umey Lam to Rangzen, and believe this diversity strengthens our movement.
Why become a member of the International Tibet Network?
Tibet Network is by far the largest coalition of Tibet-related organisations. Our large and diverse membership represents not only the strength of the Tibet movement but more importantly signifies a commitment to coordination among Tibet groups. Currently there are about 120 Member Groups from 50 different countries.
What are the benefits? Tibet Network:
- Creates spaces for groups to collectively brainstorm and plan. These spaces include annual Regional Meetings, Campaign Working Groups, on-line ‘Get Togethers’ and webinars
- Support Groups to develop strong, strategic campaigns that all Tibet Groups can take part in, and provides an opportunity to learn how to plan campaigns
- Provides a wealth of effective campaign resources, on a regular basis in multiple languages
- Works to build the capacity of individual member organisations through trainings, expert briefings and information exchanges
- Believes the Tibet movement can become stronger when Groups work together in a coordinated way on strategic campaigns.
Network Members do not have to participate in the supported or promoted campaigns and initiatives. Each individual Groups can decide which, if any, actions and campaign they want to take part in – according to your resources and priorities – and we always offer a variety of ways to take part, from leading an initiative and taking part in the planning process to simply promoting the actions.
Are there Tibetan NGOs that are members of the International Tibet Network?
Yes, most Tibetan NGOs are member of the Network including Tibetan Women’s Association and National Democratic Party of Tibet. A number of representatives of Tibetan NGOs are active members of the Network’s Steering Committee.
Are there Tibetan Associations that are members of the International Tibet Network?
Yes, there are many Tibetan Associations that are active members of the Network. Many have been members for a number of years and have contributed to the Tibet movement’s strategic planing and coordination via Regional meetings, direct contact with Network Secretariat and/or other Tibet groups, or by becoming part of a Campaign Working Group.
Is there a membership fee?
Yes. Membership fees are calculated on a sliding scale dependent on your Group’s annual income. The majority of Tibet Network’s income is from grant-making trusts and foundations, the membership fee is extremely important as a demonstration of Groups’ commitment to the Network and also to show potential funders of the support that exists for the International Tibet Network.
• Membership Form for Tibet Groups [Google Doc]
If you have any question about anything, please contact Tenzin Jigdal.