New Dues Structure

Effective Jan. 1, 2023

 

ATA offers 1, 2, or 3-year membership terms and a variety of convenient payment plan options to save you time and money. Most ATA members are companies who take advantage of General Membership, which provides the largest range of benefits and voting rights on association business.

OVERVIEW OF CHANGES

Over the last few years and throughout the pandemic, the Advanced Textiles Association has continued to develop new member benefits, delivered more member programming in new and exciting ways, and launched new networking opportunities to connect our membership and industry. This is in addition to the existing services we provide, including the advocacy work we do at the federal and state levels on behalf of ATA members.

Every dollar of member dues we receive each year is spent on member programming with nothing left over to cover administrative, overhead, and other expenses. For years we’ve relied entirely on non-dues revenue (media, events, conferences) to cover our operations. Like many other Associations, we’re also navigating rising costs due to inflation that have impacted our operations. Membership dues are critical to helping us expand member services and, in turn, improve the value we can provide to you.

When compared to other Associations of our size, our dues revenue percentage (17.5%) falls significantly below the industry average (46.6%) as a percentage of total revenue. (source: ASAE Operating Ration Report 2021). To grow, enhance member value and ensure we have a healthy Association for years to come we need to restructure our membership dues model.

After presenting extensive data to the ATA Board of Directors, they have agreed with the need for a dues restructure and increase effective January 1, 2023. Included in this dues restructure/increase are the following changes:

Member companies, regardless of Class, can participate in as many divisions as they’d like and there are no additional fees beyond annual dues (excludes Executive/Advisory councils)

Member classes and revenue tiers have been revised for the first time since 2011

Increases will vary depending on Class and current division participation

We have split member dues into two main categories:

  • Suppliers/Distributors/Converters
  • End product fabricators/manufacturers, Event/Rental, and all other general member company types

There will be no change for reciprocal, affiliate and supporting organization memberships

Although effective on January 1, 2023 the increase will align with your annual renewal date, meaning you will not see the increase until your annual renewal.

Please take a minute and visit https://www.textiles.org/membership for more information on all the ATA member benefits and how you can maximize your return on investment.

Thank you for your understanding and continuing support, passion and engagement in ATA and our industry. We are proud to work on your behalf and look forward to building a solid foundation for our future.

Sincerely,

Steve Schiffman
President/CEO

FLAT ANNUAL FEE. JOIN ANYTIME.

General Member 

For end-product manufacturers, suppliers, fabricators, rental, or similar companies are segmented by class based on company gross revenue and type. Includes unlimited access for all employees to member-only content and member discounts. Includes membership in an unlimited number of divisions or committees.

Annual Dues
For Class 1-7 Supplier, Distributor, and Converter Companies $575—$3,500
For Class 1-7 End Product and All Other Companies $550—$3,300

Affiliate Member

For universities, training schools, design firms and consultants whose primary area of work is not in the specialty fabrics and technical textiles industry. Includes membership in an unlimited number of divisions or committees.

Annual Dues
$375

Individual Member

For individuals not employed by a manufacturer, supplier, fabricator or rental company in the specialty fabrics and technical textiles industry.

Annual Dues
$175

Council Member

Our Geosynthetics Materials Association (GMA) and U.S. Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI) have additional dues, specifically related to their lobbying activities.​

Annual Dues
GMA-Distributor Level $640
GMA-Manufacturer Level $2,670
GMA-Executive Level $16,000
USIFI for Class 1-4 Members $550
USIFI for Class 5-7 Members $1,100

Chapter Member

This applies to qualified company membership in ATA Japan.

Annual Dues
$250

Education Institution & Student Members

Annual Dues
FREE

Questions?

Please contact a membership representative at membership@textiles.org or +1 800 486 3947