Membership Categories & Dues

The ESOP Association offers individual and company memberships to suit any person or organization in the employee ownership community. Scroll down to see the options for becoming a member of the only group advocating for all ESOP companies. 

Affiliate Memberships

Companies considering starting an ESOP and wishing to gain insights, gather information, network with existing ESOP companies and potential professional advisors are best served by joining as Affiliate Memberships. This reduced-cost Membership is valid for one year.  

Affiliate Membership Dues (Annual) - $770

Corporate memberships

Companies with an ESOP plan already in place may join The ESOP Association as Corporate Members. Membership benefits extend to all active employees, enabling them to participate in local chapter events, access all content on The Association website, engage in online communities, receive a digital copy of the monthly newsletter the ESOP Report, and enjoy discounts on registration for national and chapter association events and on items in the ESOP Store. Dues for Corporate Members are based on the total number of plan participants.


Corporate Membership Dues (Annual) 
1 - 99 Plan Participants$910
100 - 249 Plan Participants$1,155
250 - 999 Plan Participants$1,855
1,000 or More Plan Participants$3,415

Professional memberships

Businesses offering professional services (such as accounting, valuation, and legal advice) to companies with or considering an ESOP, may join The Association as Professional Members. These memberships may be purchased for one or more individuals, or for the entire business. When purchased for the entire business, membership benefits extend to every person in the company.  

Professional Membership Dues (Annual)
Individual Membership$795
Business Membership$22,830

Educational Memberships

Full time faculty and students of accredited colleges and universities, as well as non-profit organizations  promoting employee ownership, may join as individual Educational Members.

Educational Membership Dues (Annual) - $220