Become a Member

We look forward to launching the next membership cycle in spring 2020. If you are interested in learning more about PIE Network membership or partnership, please email ashley@pie-network.org.

PIE Network members are nonpartisan in ideas and bipartisan in approach, providing a consistent, evidence-based, and credible public voice in the process of education policy making. While members of the PIE Network may not always agree on issues unique to their states, they share a common commitment to core policy pillars and values.

PIE Network Membership Process

Benefits of Membership

1. You’ll be connected.

Fellow members are working on what you’re working on. They’ve been through what you’re going through. They understand the challenges of your unique role in a way no one else can. Your work is seen and validated. You’ll be less isolated. You’ll get needed perspective.

2. You’ll think bigger.

Membership in the Network shifts your thinking and expands your mind.  A nonpartisan group with diverse perspectives, members come at the same issue from different angles, in an environment that supports risk tasking and challenging conversation. Members value success and failure equally, so you’ll learn from their mistakes and their wins.

3. You’ll work smarter.

Membership in the Network makes everyone smarter and more efficient. Members share their best work, sharpest tools, and strongest ideas, helping each other save money, time, and resources. You won’t have to reinvent the wheel. You’ll actually improve the wheel.

4. You’ll give back.

Membership in the Network provides you with opportunities to lead—to give as well as get. It’s a two-way street. While you’re learning, you’re also teaching.

Costs and Requirements

The PIE Network charges no dues because your time and insight are so much more valuable to the Network.  These two significant organizational commitments are an organization’s “dues” for membership:

  • Participation of lead executive

    • The organizations working together through the Network know that the Network’s value is built through a commitment to giving as well as getting value. This means a commitment to be present to support other colleagues as well as benefiting from the support of colleagues from across the country. The lead executive of the organization should be committed enough to membership to prioritize attending at least one event per year (preferably the Spring Executives’ Meeting, the fall Summit, or other Network working meeting).
  • Participation in two annual survey requests

    • We ask for members for participation in two surveys: one asks about legislative and policy work advanced during the year (conducted annually in the summer) and the other is a brief survey of upcoming policy priorities (conducted annually in the winter). These surveys help connect members with others working on similar issues, elevate issues of collective priority to drive toward solutions and supports, and help Network policy partners know where to invest the most in new policy resources.

The membership process initiates every year in late spring. Please reach out to ashley@pie-network.org with questions on membership.