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The RAIN Alliance offers a variety of membership benefits, including industry research, education, promotion, and services that connect industry members and end-users. Members will be able to use RAIN’s logo and brand, and will receive awareness of their member company, products, and website on the RAIN  website. The RAIN Alliance will share newsletters, industry statistics, and an annual industry report as available.

Membership Information

Member Benefit Comparison

The following table summarizes the Member benefits enumerated in the membership agreement. In the event of a conflict between the membership agreement and this table, the numbered sections shall prevail.

Member Benefit Regular Limited Nonprofit Academic Liaison Associate
attend all Alliance meetings
(open sessions only)

(open sessions only)
display the RAIN logo on the Member’s website
include a link to the Member’s website on the RAIN website
participate in Workgroups, certification programs and other Alliance work efforts x x
receive discounts on meeting registration fees x x
participate in product interoperability testing and indicate product compliance x x
propose work efforts x x x
receive a discount on Alliance Membership dues with a current AIM membership x x x x
vote on all Alliance voting matters x x x x x
nominate persons (or have employees be nominated) to run for (i) seats on the Board and/or (ii) leadership positions in Workgroups x x x x x

Organizations wishing to create mutual liaison relationships with the RAIN Alliance should send an email to [email protected].

Regular Member

Yearly Dues: Revenue Based

Annual Gross Revenue              Membership Fee

Less than US$ 10 Million            US$ 2,500.00
US$ 10-24.99 Million                  US$ 6,250.00
US$ 25-49.99 Million                  US$ 12,500.00
US$ 50-99.99 Million                  US$ 18,750.00
US$ 100-249.99 Million              US$ 31,250.00
US$ 250-499.99 Million              US$ 43,750.00
US$ 500 Million and above        US$ 62,500.00
User Member                             US$ 7,500

Any entity may be a Regular Member.

Each Regular Member in good standing shall be entitled to:

  • propose work efforts;
  • attend all RAIN Alliance Member meetings;
  • vote on all RAIN Alliance Member voting matters;
  • receive discounts on meeting registration fees;
  • display RAIN Alliance logos on the Member’s website;
  • include a link to the Member’s website on the RAIN Alliance website;
  • participate in product interoperability testing and indicate product compliance;
  • participate in Workgroups, certification programs, and other RAIN Alliance work efforts;
  • nominate persons (or have employees be nominated) to run for (i) seats on the Board of Directors and/or (ii) leadership positions in Workgroups; and
  • opportunity to purchase ad space as appropriate in RAIN Alliance media.

 

A User Member is a Regular Member that is a user of, and not directly involved in the development or sale of, RFID technology.  The RAIN Alliance President (as authorized by the Board of Directors) shall have sole discretion to determine whether any applicant meets the foregoing criteria.

 

Regular Members that are also members of AIM, Inc. are entitled to a 20% discount on their yearly RAIN dues. (AIM Chapter members are entitled to a 10% discount). You must maintain your AIM membership through the course of your RAIN membership.

Nonprofit Member

Yearly Membership Dues: US $2,500.00

Eligibility to be a Nonprofit Member is limited to entities that have a noncommercial or public service mission, including, government agencies, quasi-governmental entities, research organizations, and trade or standards-development organizations.  The RAIN Alliance President (as authorized by the Board of Directors) shall have sole discretion determine whether any applicant, whether or not legally organized as a nonprofit entity, meets the foregoing criteria.

Each Nonprofit Member, while in good standing, shall be entitled to:

  1. attend all RAIN Alliance Member meetings;
  2. display Corporation logos on the Member’s website;
  3. include a link to the Member’s website on the RAIN Alliance website;
  4. participate in product interoperability testing and indicate product compliance;
  5. participate in Workgroups, certification programs and other RAIN Alliance work efforts; and
  6. opportunity to purchase ad space as appropriate in RAIN Alliance media.

Academic Member

Yearly Membership Dues: US$ 500.00

Eligibility to be an Academic Member is limited to academic institutions.  The RAIN Alliance President (as authorized by the Board of Directors) shall have sole discretion to determine whether any applicant, whether or not legally organized, meets the foregoing criteria.

Each Academic Member, while in good standing, shall be entitled to:

  1. attend all RAIN Alliance Member meetings;
  2. display RAIN Alliance logos on the Member’s website;
  3. include a link to the Member’s website on the RAIN Alliance website;
  4. participate in Workgroups, certification programs and other RAIN Alliance work efforts; and
  5. opportunity to purchase ad space as appropriate in RAIN Alliance media.

Limited Member

Yearly Membership Dues: US$ 1,000.00

Eligibility to be a Limited Member is limited to companies whose yearly revenue, for each year they participate as a Limited Member, is or is anticipated to be less than one million dollars (US$1,000,000) per year or that have fewer than five (5) employees.  Divisions of corporations whose annual revenues exceed one million dollars (US$1,000,000) per year may not be Limited Members.  The RAIN Alliance President (as authorized by the Board of Directors) shall have sole discretion to determine whether an applicant meets the foregoing criteria.

Each Limited Member, while in good standing, shall be entitled to:

  1. propose work efforts;
  2. attend all RAIN Alliance Member meetings;
  3. receive discounts on meeting registration fees;
  4. display RAIN Alliance logos on the Member’s website;
  5. include a link to the Member’s website on the RAIN Alliance website;
  6. participate in product interoperability testing and indicate product compliance;
  7. participate in Workgroups, certification programs and other RAIN Alliance work efforts; and
  8. opportunity to purchase ad space as appropriate in RAIN Alliance media.

Associate Member

Yearly Membership Dues: US$ 1,000.00

 

Eligibility to be an Associate Member is limited to entities that are not directly involved with RFID technology, but who provide a service to RAIN Alliance or to Members (e.g., insurance companies, recruiters/headhunters, etc.).  The RAIN Alliance President (as authorized by the Board of Directors) shall have sole discretion to determine whether any applicant meets the foregoing criteria.

Each Associate Member, while in good standing, shall be entitled to:

  1. attend all RAIN Alliance meetings;
  2. display RAIN Alliance logos on the Member’s website;
  3. include a link to the Member’s website on the RAIN Alliance website;
  4. networking opportunities at RAIN Alliance Member meetings;
  5. sponsor RAIN Alliance events;
  6. opportunity to purchase ad space as appropriate in RAIN Alliance media.

Governance Documents

Download and review the governance documents below before joining the Alliance.

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