Membership

There are three categories of membership in the OWEE network:  Full cafes, Affiliated cafes, and Individual members. Each has certain expectations and benefits. To join at any level, email us at community@oneworldeverybodyeats.org

FULL CAFE

Benefits you will receive as a Full Cafe member:

  • Mentoring for existing and for start-up cafes
  • Access to a full library of files and materials to help with your cafe development
  • Access to the private Facebook discussion group for café operators and developers
  • Effective fundraising strategies
  • Hands-on support
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Publicity as part of the OWEE network
  • Listing on the OWEE Google community cafe map
  • Priority access to grant monies earmarked for community cafes
  • Access to business partnership deals to save you time and money

Expectations for Full members:

  • Have interest in starting or maintaining a community cafe using the OWEE model
  • Associate with OWEE network by prominently displaying OWEE logo and other branding on brochures, signs, web pages, etc.
  • Be willing to network with other cafés and mentor others who might want to replicate the community cafe model
  • Commit to implementing as many of the seven core aspects of an OWEE community cafe over time as possible in your situation
  • Share your operating information (i.e. sales, meals, volunteer hours, recipes, etc.) with OWEE on a regular basis to facilitate gathering network statistics for grant data and sharing
  • Submit pay-what-you-can annual membership fee; suggested value is $200 but any amount is welcome
  • Try to send at least two representative to our annual Summit

AFFILIATED CAFÉS

Not every cafe that opens is committed to follow all seven values of a Full OWEE network cafe. A local team may not be able to use volunteers, or control portion size, or want a community table. This does not disqualify you from being in the network. We want to maintain a relationship and be a partner with every community cafe that wants to be a part of our network. These affiliated members receive access to all OWEE resources on an as available basis, receive one free registration to the annual Summit and are eligible to receive grants from OWEE. 

The annual fee for membership is on a pay-what-you-can basis. A suggested value is $200 per year, but please pay what you can. Monthly payments are ok.

 

Expectations for Affiliated members of the OWEE CafE network:

  • Have interest in starting or maintaining a community cafe using some aspects of the OWEE model
  • Commit to offering some form of the pay-what-you-can model for at least one item on the menu daily, or a weekly or monthly meal
  • Associate with OWEE network by prominently displaying OWEE logo and other branding on brochures, signs, web pages, etc.
  • Be willing to network with other cafes and mentor others who might want to replicate your community cafe model
  • Commit to implementing at least two or more core aspects of an OWEE community cafe over time as possible in your situation
  • Share your operating information (i.e. sales, meals, volunteer hours, recipes, etc.) with OWEE as you can and want for grant data and sharing
  • Submit pay-what-you-can annual membership fee; suggested value is $100 but any amount is welcome
  • Try to send at least one representative to our annual Summit
     

Benefits you will receive as an Affiliated OWEE cafE member:

  • Mentoring for existing and start-up cafes on an as-available basis [see above under full cafe membership]
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Some publicity as part of the OWEE network
  • Listing on the OWEE Google community cafe map
  • Potential access to any grant monies earmarked for community cafes

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS

An individual membership shows your support for the work of OWEE. It entitles you to one free registration for our Annual Summit, ongoing newsletters, access to generally available resources of OWEE at no charge, and possible access to future grants to support the exploration of an OWEE network cafe in your neighborhood.  Even if a Cafe you are associated with were a member of the OWEE network, an individual membership would show your personal support for the work OWEE is doing.  

The annual fee for membership is on a pay-what-you-can basis. A suggested value is $50 per year, but please pay what you can.