bring the enlightenment back to Kansas!
As a progressive
think-tank in a conservative state, AAI needs to make-do with limited
resources. Our business plan calls for relying on a combination of paid
staff with strong volunteer support, much like ACLU or the Sierra Club.
Here's how you can participate.
(For all inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org)
1. Use our products and materials
Read our reports.
Get on our public
announcements email list. [click here]
2. Become a member [click here]
AAI is organized
as a membership organization.
Annual dues are $5 Student/senior member, $35 Member, or $150 Sustaining
The membership meets annually in May to elect the officers and board,
review the year, and revise bylaws.
Any AAI member can attend the monthly board meetings or any committee
Members (unless they opt out) will be added to an internal email distribution
list for announcements and articles.
3. Help us maintain our organization
Join or chair
a committee. Or attend without formally joining.
Start a new committee
a service function.
Help edit newsletters,
maintain the webpage, write annual corporate statements, manage a
listserve, audit the books.
Apply for a position
on the Board of Directors.
The board currently
has opening for interim appointments which can be made by the board.
New appointees will run for a permanent position at the next general
Duties of board
members are: help set policy and exercise oversight, attend monthly
meetings in Lawrence or Topeka, serve on a committee or as an officer,
be on a separate listserve
Be a donor to
4. Help us produce research and reports
Attend the research
Submit a short
or longer opinion piece or research paper.
Join the panel
of outside reviewers.
Be a research
AAI can use surveyors,
data clerks, data analysts, computer programmers, and people who want
to learn research skills by doing research.
Become a paying
client for AAI research.
As funding becomes
5. Help us produce events
Suggest an event.
Join an event
a speaker or facilitator.