Membership Benefits

Your tax-deductible membership not only supports Green Umbrella's work to maximize the environmental sustainability of the Greater Cincinnati region, you also gain these benefits:

Share Green News with a Wide Audience

Green Umbrella is your central connection and essential resource for sustainability in our region. Members are welcome to share their news, events, volunteer and job opportunities, grant announcements, photos, interviews and other links that highlight environmental sustainability in the Greater Cincinnati region via:

  • Green News You Can Use, our bi-weekly e-newsletter distributed to 5,000+ environmentally-conscious movers and shakers in our region;
  •, our robust website including a dynamic news feed, Green Jobs board, event calendar, membership directory with links to member websites, and more (27,000+ page views per month); and
  • Green Umbrella's popular social media (10,000 followers) via Facebook (here, here, and here), Twitter (here and here) and Instagram.

Participate in Action Teams

Our members multiply their effectiveness by working together in Action Teams. Membership is your ticket to network with like-minded people who share an interest in a particular environmental topic. As a member, you can participate in these groups, each of which are working to provide real, measurable results in a number of sustainable areas: 

Attend Conferences on Best Practices 

Green Umbrella, in collaboration with our Action Teams, member organizations, and other partners, regularly hosts conferences and forums, including the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit. They attract hundreds of people working on sustainability issues, who benefit by sharing best practices, resources, expertise, and planning. Members receive discounts on attendance fees and sponsorship opportunities for additional recognition and exposure.

Ensure Exceptional Outdoor Activities for Our Community

  • Great Outdoor Weekend, 150+ free activities at 45+ locations across eight counties with 10,000+ attendance.

Provide Services to Start-Up Green Organizations

  • Act as a fiscal sponsor/agent, offering new nonprofits the advantage of our tax-exempt status (past incubation projects include Red Bike, Outdoor Adventure Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, and Taking Root);
  • Seek collaborative funding opportunities and identification of funding sources;
  • Make meeting space, technical assistance, and expert advice available; and
  • Provide publicity through our widely distributed e-newsletter.

Support Sustainability through Collective Impact

We bring together collective impact activities focused on building a sustainable environment in our region. The Collective Impact model, which is producing remarkable results across the nation, teaches that success requires a common agenda, shared goals and metrics, mutually reinforcing activities, and a backbone organization to provide the infrastructure for collaboration. Green Umbrella is that backbone organization. 

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