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MEMBERship request letter

Need help requesting a Cultural Connections organizational membership to support your professional development? We've put together a template that helps explain how joining Cultural Connections can benefit your organization. You are welcome to use this verbatim, or adjust it to suit your institution's needs!

Letter Template

Dear [Boss’s Name],

I am grateful that our institution values continued education, professional development and a diverse pool of future leaders. In the past, the institution has offered to cover professional development expenses and allow time off for work related experiences such as webinars or conferences. 

I would like to attend the educational and networking events hosted by Cultural Connections (, a community of Bay Area museum, arts, and culture professionals who meet regularly to exchange ideas, share resources, and inspire creativity. To that end, I hope the institution can fund my membership to the organization, or an institutional membership, which would benefit the entire staff. 

Recently, Cultural Connections hosted programs related to wage equity, online engagement, dismantling systemic racism, and decolonization. Our organization has been working on these issues as well. Attending these programs, and others like them, would allow me to continue generating ideas, develop professionally  and help move our organization's efforts forward.

Here's the breakdown of the membership fees for a year: 

  • Individual membership cost: $20 per person
  • Institutional membership cost: [Choose based on your organization's size: $100 for 20 or fewer staff / $200 for 21-100 staff / $500 for 101+ staff]

Please let me know if you have any questions about my professional development goals and needs. I'd be happy to schedule a time for us to chat and figure out where to go from here. 

Thank you for being open to these kinds of suggestions and for supporting my growth and success here. 

All the best,

[your name]

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