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Questions And Answers Related To PCDN Membership/Payments

As the go to hub for the global social change community, we rely on support from our members to cover our many operating costs including staff, web hosting, site development, outreach, content development, events, and more. PCDN’s mission is to democratize access to information for everyone.

We believe in open access to ensure anyone in the world can benefit from our network.  Not all members can afford to pay, but we strongly encourage you to make an annual payment in support of work (at the level you can afford, ranging from $9.95 to $99.95 a year). For those who cannot pay we do offer a free membership option (the curious level). We also offer yearly organizational memberships that provide a special set of benefits. Please contact us info(at)pcdnetwork.org for more info.

PCDN provides a vital service that benefits thousands of individuals and organizations around the world each year. We run a very lean operation and rely on support from our members, partners and advertisers to continue our work. Please take a minute to think about the impact or benefit of PCDN for you and others, and choose a membership level that will help us sustain and scale our work/impact.

Please note PCDN is a limited liability corporation and thus payments are not tax-deductible.

The membership levels are as follows:

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How can I tell when my membership expires? Membership is for 12 months. Prior to the expiration of your membership term, you will receive an email notifying you that it is time to renew your subscription.  Your membership expiration date can also view-able in the member dashboard. Or if your membership expires when you login again you will be asked to choose to a membership level.

I have already made a payment, but my membership isn’t active? If you have any problems please contact us at help(at)pcdnetwork.org

PCDN is setup as a Limited Liability Company and is not a nonprofit organization, thus your payment is not tax-deductible.

To make a Payment register for your Account then:

1.Login and Choose a Membership Level

Once you receive your welcome email you will need to login and pick a membership level. As the go to hub for the global social change community, we rely on support from our members to cover our many operating costs including staff, web hosting, site development, outreach, content development, events, and more. PCDN’s mission is to democratize access to information for everyone.

We believe in open access to ensure anyone in the world can benefit from our network.  Not all members can afford to pay, but we strongly encourage you to make an annual payment in support of work (at the level you can afford, ranging from $9.95 to $99.95 a year). For those who cannot pay we do offer a free membership option (the curious level). Membership is for 12 months.

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On the membership level page pick your level.

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Once a membership level is chosen you will be taken to the Membership Checkout Page.  Review the details and when you’re ready click on checkout/submit.

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3. Make your Payment

On the PayPal payment page there are two ways to pay. First is if you have a PayPal account, login and then pay. Or click on the pay by credit/debit card link and then follow the steps (note if you prefer to send a check please contact us at help(at)pcdnetwork.org)

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4. Active Account – Once your payment (or free subscription) is completed your account will be active. You will receive a confirmation email with your account info (the type and expiration of your membership). Login and proceed.

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We leave this decision up to each person/organization, but urge you to consider the impact of PCDN in your work/life. Particularly if you represent an organization using PCDN to promote your work, learn about opportunities and disseminate information widely, we encourage you to consider making a higher payment.

Membership in PCDN is for 12 months. After that time you will be required to repeat the procedure.

Click My Settings on the Right Hand Side the Page (after you have logged in, see sample below).
Then click on profile and go to the bottom of the page. Go to the bottom of the page. There you can see PCDN membership and the expiration date. There is also a space to click renew and follow the steps (see sample below).

Our goal is to keep PCDN accessible to all, but we do urge you to consider making a payment. If this is not possible please follow the steps below:

  1. Please wait until your account has expired (do not attempt to renew prior to this)
  2. Sign out of PCDN and then sign back in (this step is important).
  3. Once you log back in, the Payment Page should show up (again only if your account has already expired).
  4. Follow the steps and choose 0 for payment
  5. If this doesn’t work, send us an email at info(at)internationalpeaceandconflict.org with the following details:
    Your name, email address and if your account is expired (please do not submit a free renewal request if your account is currently valid).
    Confirm that you have tried to renew online but the option to choose 0 in the payment system was not available
    Provide a brief (2-3) sentences explanation for the request.

A paid organizational membership can benefit your organization in several ways.

  1. Distribution of Job Postings – Paid organizational members are eligible to have up to 2 blast emails sent per month to to all 33,000 members and have up to 2 postings featured on our Twitter and Linked in accounts each month.
  2. Find Candidates on PCDN – Paid organizational members can search (by sector, geographic location, years of experience, etc.) PCDN can also provide guidance in identifying candidates.Employers can also access and search the PCDN Linkedin Group.
  3.  Featured Job Opportunity of the Month – Paid organizational members are eligible to have one position per month featured on PCDN’s home page (space permitting).
  4. Technical Support – PCDN offers organizations support for how to best use the network through email and phone support (by appointment).
  5. Help PCDN Grow – Financial support helps to support and grow the PCDN network, one of the premier international affair networking sites in the world.

The rate for a yearly membership varies according to the size of the organization.

If you have questions about the rates for organizational memberships, would like to discuss customized options or for additional questions please contact PCDN at info(at)internationalpeaceandconflict.org

Can you invoice me or my organization: Yes if you or your organization requires an invoice please contact us at info(at)internationalpeaceandconflict.org

Yes, we use Paypal one of the leading online payment systems in the world. Payments are processed on their network (using encryption and SSL Protocol). Of course as with any online financial transaction, users should always ensure they have adequate security on their computer (such as a firewall, virus/spyware prevention software) and use a secure network.

Users can also contact pcdn at help(at)pcdnetwork.org to make send a payment via check.

We have tried to ensure all accounts are up to date, but if you run into problems please contact us at info(at)internationalpeaceandconflict.org

Your funds will be used to support the costs of hosting, maintaining, outreach, product development and initiatives. This also includes staff time, as the PCDN network now requires the equivalent of three full-time staff to keep the site going and the time involved continues to grow.

Our goal is keep this site open to all and only request voluntary membership.

Yes PayPal accepts credit card and bank payments from most countries in the world.

No, once you click on the link you will be brought to the PayPal page. If you have a PayPal account you can login, if you do not, you can click on the bottom left side of the page and indicate you don’t have a PayPal account and follow the steps to pay via credit card or bank.

If you have questions feel free to send an email to info(at)internationalpeaceandconflict.org

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