Globcal International Introduces a New Sustainable Development Effort to Accommodate Initiatives, Programs and Projects with Membership Incentives
Do Organizations Have a Real Purpose Anymore?
The advent of social media has increased the number of organizations in the world significantly, perhaps three fold in the past 20 years. This is because Information Communication Technology (ICT) became centric, commonplace and essential to most organizations, and the social media has adapted to make it easier to form organizations that are (incorporated or unincorporated) based on an individual(s) idea, purpose, rationale or reason. Organizations are more powerful than the individual as well, but they do not necessarily have more rights than an individual (at least in the United States) in a democratic society or in a court of law. The smallest organizations depending on the jurisdiction can be from 1-3 persons minimally, the largest organizations have more than 1,000,000 members.
The exact number of organizations in the world is difficult to determine, as there is no central registry that tracks all organizations. However, the Union of International Associations (UIA) maintains a database of over 75,000 international organizations, both active and inactive. This database includes a wide range of organizations, including intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, international movements, and professional associations. Most important to know that in a free-society that is democratic in nature the very nature of government encourages people to form organizations from civil societies (interest groups).
|Union of International Associations (UIA) maintains a database of over 75,000 organizations.|
Types of Organizations
In addition to international organizations, there are also millions of national, regional, and local organizations around the world. These organizations include businesses, charities, cooperatives, religious groups, and social clubs. It is safe to say that there are over one billion organizations in the world, both large and small, that is about one organization for every 8 people. Organizations play an important role in society, providing goods and services, supporting causes, tempering dispositions, and bringing people together.
Here are some examples of different types of organizations:
- Governmental organizations: These organizations are created and operated by governments. They provide a variety of services, such as law enforcement, education, and healthcare.
- Non-governmental organizations (NGOs): NGOs are independent organizations that are not affiliated with any government. They work on a variety of issues, such as poverty, human rights, and environmental protection.
- Businesses: Businesses are organizations that produce and sell goods and services. They can be small businesses, such as a family-owned restaurant, or large corporations, such as Microsoft, IBM, Amazon or Apple.
- Charities: Charities are organizations that raise money to support a particular cause, such as fighting cancer or helping the homeless.
- Religious groups: Religious groups are organizations that are based on a shared belief system. They provide spiritual guidance and support to their members.
- Social clubs: Social clubs are organizations that provide people with a place to socialize and participate in activities. They can be based on a shared interest, such as sports or hobbies.
- Cooperatives: Cooperatives are balanced organizations where members are invested in the assets to derive a mutual benefit from the products or services offered by the organization. Each person is equally invested and have an equal stake in the outcome of the organization's success.
There are many other types of organizations too such as fraternal associations, birth-rite by descendant organizations, then there are dynastic, heraldry, royal and secret societies whose purpose only needs to be clear to those who are its members.
Types of Memberships
Organizations play an important role in society by providing goods and services, supporting causes, and bringing people together. There are many different types of membership, but some of the most common that we have considered include:
- Professional memberships: These memberships are typically for people who work in a particular field or industry. They can provide members with access to educational resources, networking opportunities, and other benefits.
- Trade union memberships: These memberships are for workers who want to have a collective voice in their workplace. Trade unions can negotiate contracts with employers, provide legal support to members, and advocate for workers' rights.
- Social memberships: These memberships are for people who want to connect with others who share their interests. Social clubs can offer a variety of activities and events, such as sports, hobbies, and social gatherings.
- Nonprofit memberships: These memberships are for people who want to support a particular cause or nonprofit organization. Nonprofit members may have the opportunity to vote on organizational decisions, volunteer their time, and receive discounts on goods and services.
- Religious memberships: These memberships are for people who want to participate in a religious community. Religious members may have the opportunity to attend religious services, receive spiritual guidance, and participate in religious activities.
No matter what your interests are, there is likely a membership organization out there that is right for you. Membership organizations can provide a variety of benefits, including access to resources, networking opportunities, and a sense of belonging. When I was younger I was a member of several organizations like these including the Boy Scouts, the Sierra Club and the California Turtle and Tortoise Society among others.
Dynamic Membership Incentives (Our Organization)
Globcal International is introducing a bold new sustainable membership development formation that guarantees members rights, privileges, and responsibilities based on their actual involvement and participation with our decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) made possible based on Internet cloud technology. The new membership formation is based on sustainable operational minimums of 100 members per group, three organizers, the cooperative principles, and existing member participation upgrades. The new sustainable membership guidelines will be universal and affect all existing unincorporated Globcal International partnership programs already under development including the Kentucky International Cooperative, the SDGs Partnership, Goodwill Ambassadors of the World and the Indigenous Peoples' Embassy to develop a civil society around each one.
Three Basic Types of Membership
There will be three basic types of membership:
- Honorary Membership: This membership is for individuals who support the mission and vision of the organization, but do not wish to be actively or accountably involved in the operations or activities. Honorary members will receive a letter of thanks, perhaps a certificate, a newsletter and other communications from the organization, but they will not have voting rights or be eligible for cooperative benefits. Volunteers and interest based participants are recognized as honorary members. One-time donors are recognized with honorary membership.
- Consumer Membership: This membership is for individuals who want to support Globcal International and access its exclusive discounts and benefits from partner businesses because they are legally affiliated through an annual contribution. Consumer members will have the right to participate in the activities of the cooperative, participate in group purchasing, engage in polls and be included in group activities. Consumers are not eligible to collect commissions, cannot earn dividends nor are they eligible for certain benefits that are reserved for Regular Members.
- Regular Membership: This type of membership is for individuals who are actively engaged and involved in the organization, they want to help shape the future of the organization and attend its meetings. Regular membership is legal membership under the US Code of Federal Regulations. Regular members have voting rights, are eligible for all member benefits, may serve on subcommittees and they can postulate themselves or be nominated to hold positions of leadership or selected to perform due diligence within or on the behalf of the organization.
Benefits of Membership
All three levels of membership will be eligible for official ID cards and other benefits through the decentralized autonomous organization (DAO). The DAO will be used to manage the membership program within the limits of cyberspace, create smart contracts and to ensure that all members have a voice in their respective civil societies from wherever they are creating an everlasting and perpetual presence online.
Globcal International's new membership development program is designed to be sustainable, inclusive and universal, with online video conferencing that is practical from nearly anywhere on the planet and virtual workplace. The sustainable minimums ensure that the organization has the resources it needs to operate effectively, and the cooperative principles ensure that all members have an equal voice in the organization. The three basic types of membership make it possible for everyone to participate in all of the programs, regardless of their level of involvement as an observer, activist, ambassador, inspirant or participant.
Benefits of Membership in any of the Globcal International collective programs are based in member participation and basic fiduciary agreement with the rules and terms of their membership agreement or non-disclosure agreement depending on their membership level. Members of the organizations' interest based civil societies (committees/commissions) will enjoy a variety of benefits, including:
- Access to exclusive discounts and benefits from partner businesses;
- Secure platform access using your own private email account;
- Opportunity to steer or vote on the direction of the organization to help shape the future of the the organization's reach, results and impact on the rest of the world;
- Exclusive content, events and opportunities that are only available to members within limits;
- The satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to make a positive impact on the world;
- As a cooperative you will also realize the ability to derive a mutual benefit with a dividend or exclusive access to the organization's byproducts or services.
Reasons to Join An Organization
There are reasons why organizations have membership instead of just letting everyone in:
- To generate revenue: Membership fees can be a significant source of revenue for organizations. This revenue can be used to cover the costs of running the organization, such as staff salaries, computer software, utilities, rent, and programming. It is reasonable to expect the organization to require each member to collaborate a membership fee equivalent or higher than the cost to maintain a member
- To control the size and composition of the organization: By requiring membership, organizations can control the number of people who participate and the types of people who are involved. This can be important for organizations that have specific goals or missions. For example, a professional organization may require members to have a certain level of education or experience or even be a member of another organization or type.
- To build a community: Membership can help to create a sense of community among members. This can be important for organizations that want to foster collaboration and support among their members. For example, a social club may offer members the opportunity to participate in social gatherings and activities which hold a special purpose for the emotional well-being of each one.
- To provide members with exclusive benefits: Membership organizations may offer members exclusive benefits, such as discounts on goods and services, access to special events, or the opportunity to vote on organizational decisions. This can help to attract and retain members. For example, a nonprofit organization may offer members the opportunity to volunteer and participate in decision-making. In cooperatives members can receive dividends and interest.
- To protect the confidential nature of the game: There are many subjective actions and discussions among members of an organization that are not appropriate with a mass crowd of disinterested and potentially competitive or unqualified counterparts that are not members.
Of course, there are also some benefits to letting everyone become a member of some sort in an organization. For example, it can be more inclusive and can help to reach a wider audience. However, there are also some potential drawbacks, such as the difficulty of managing a large group of people and the possibility that some members may not be engaged or supportive of the organization's goals, and this opens the door as well to those who are in direct conflict with the goals of the organization's purpose.
Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to have membership is up to the individual organization many organizations are only made up of three to thirty members and others are 300 to three million. There are both pros and cons to consider, and the best decision will vary depending on the organization's specific goals and mission.
How to Join Globcal International Programs
To join Globcal International program, please visit our parent organization's website at ecooperator.org.
Globcal International is a newly reformed organization that is on a mission to change the world. We are building interest based communities of members who are passionate about making a difference and becoming involved in something they like. By joining one of the Globcal International programs or projects, you can help us to create a more sustainable, equitable, and prosperous world for all.