CAIDP has four categories of Members:
- Individual Members: Individual development professional who have paid the annual individual membership fee. These individuals should be actively working in international development and providing their services as individuals or sole proprietors, not the owners or partners in firms or employees of a CAIDP Corporate Member. Each individual member may attend meetings of Members, in person or via telecom and exercise one (1) vote in respect to each matter, in person, over telecom, or by proxy, which may come before meetings of Members. Individuals may run for election to the Board of Directors of CAIDP.
- Corporate Members: Organizations -- for profit, not for profit, or academic, involved in international development, which have paid the appropriate annual corporate membership fee. Each corporate member is entitled to appoint two (2) representatives – each one with one (1) vote - to attend and act on behalf of the corporation to meetings of Members. Attendance and voting options are the same as for individuals. Note that one representative can carry the proxy vote of the other. Corporate members can nominate a person to run for election to the Board of Directors of CAIDP.
- Associate Members: Individuals who are interested in international development but not actively working full- or part-time in providing services as an international development professional; or who are employed by an organization or institution that is a Corporate member of CAIDP, can become associate members by paying the associate membership fee. Each associate member may attend meetings of Members but cannot exercise a vote in respect to matters which may come before meetings of Members, nor can they run for election to the Board of Directors.
- Student Members: Students who are interested in international development, have a valid student ID card and are enrolled in an education program may purchase student memberships in the association. Each student member may attend meetings of Members but cannot exercise a vote in respect to matters which may come before meetings of Members, nor can they run for election to the Board of Directors.
You may want to read the benefits of becoming a CAIDP Member here.
CAIDP also has Subscribers. These are individuals who have registered to participate in the CAIDP Hub Listserv. The CAIDP Hub is a free information service to all who are interested in international development but subscribers are not members of CAIDP and enjoy none of the benefits of membership. They cannot attend meetings of the Members except by special invitation, they have no vote in matters that come before the membership and they cannot run for election to the Board of Directors.