CSDC Membership enables your organization to tap the knowledge, wisdom, and experience we have
gained from over two decades of operations.
Get timely, trusted analysis you won't find anywhere else.
CSDC Members gain an annual subscription to Charter Currents , which contains critical charter school news, deadlines, analysis, and practical recommendations.
CSDC Members also gain access to CBO Direct, a repository of helpful resources intended for California charter school CFOs, COOs, and fiscal staff.
Join our Mailing List and receive the latest charter school news and announcements on upcoming trainings and events.
Access free and discounted trainings hosted by CSDC's experts.
CSDC Members* enjoy free access to CSDC's online trainings including:
Online Governance Academy – The Governance Academy is a series of online trainings designed to prepare new and veteran board members on topics including compliance with the Brown Act, board development and configuration, and more.
May Revise Webinar – CSDC’s annual May Revise webinar is hosted by Eric Premack, assisting members with a detailed review and the critical implications of California's revised budget, and how to navigate new requirements and considerations.
LCAP Webinar – This online training offers expert CSDC analysis and is designed to help California charter school leaders understand the key elements of the new multiple measures accountability system.
Online Start Smart – CSDC’s Start Smart online developer training provides an overview of charter school development, including the basics of petition drafting, charter school approval, school design, founding team development, finance and facilities.
Brown Act Online Training – CSDC’s Brown Act online training is a series of short instructional videos that discuss in-depth the Ralph M. Brown Act. This online training opportunity is a self-paced instructional tutorial that can be done individually at home or viewed as part of a collective board training.
*Online trainings are not available to CSDC Vendor Members.
Gain an especially effective ally in Sacramento and beyond.
CSDC Members receive effective advocacy on behalf of all charter schools through our long-standing voice at both the state and federal levels.
Did you know that CSDC has maintained a consistent, powerfully-influential, and independent long-term advocacy track record? Learn more about our advocacy achievements by clicking below:
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CSDC Members receive up to 5 hours of technical assistance, which they may use to have their pressing charter school questions answered by our charter experts via phone or e-mail.
Recruit from the talented charter administrators and instructional staff who visit our website.
List your organization's job descriptions on our job-posting service, Charter Jobs.
CSDC Members gain up to 5 complimentary postings per annual membership term.
CSDC Members are comprised of California's charter school movement.
Hundreds of California charter schools have become CSDC Members to leverage the ongoing operational assistance we provide. In fact, CSDC is mostly supported through this large and growing base of schools, enabling us to dedicate much of our efforts to supporting CSDC Member schools.
Charter School Developers
Have a great idea for an innovative charter school? So, too, do the many developer members who join CSDC to stay apprised of the latest fiscal and policy changes that may affect their development efforts.
Charter School Granting Agencies
Many charter school granting agencies have joined CSDC to ensure that they are providing sound fiscal and policy oversight to the schools in their portfolios.
Charter School Vendors
We also extend CSDC Membership to the many organizations and companies that market their products and services to charter schools. Marketing to charter schools can be a substantially different process than marketing to traditional K-12 public and/or private schools. CSDC Membership helps vendors acclimate themselves to this tricky sector. Please click here to learn more about CSDC Membership for charter school vendors.
Reasonable annual dues.
For most members, dues represent but 0.01% of the annual operating budget.
CSDC understands that every dollar in your school budget counts. Our modest membership dues are unmatched, and designed to enable most every charter school in California to access our resources. CSDC is committed to maintain highly affordable dues, providing your organization with great benefits—timely analysis, effective and expert advocacy, immediate and in-depth technical assistance, and discounts on trainings—advantages that make CSDC Membership an absolutely indispensable line item in your annual budget.
As an educational nonprofit, you might be surprised to learn that CSDC is primarily funded not through philanthropy and grants, but, instead, through our broad base of CSDC Member schools and organizations.
In addition to providing you with great members-only benefits, your annual dues also ensure our sustainability and help us grow the services and support we provide to the California charter school movement.
If your organization is joining for the first time or renewing, please follow the link below corresponding to your organization's membership type. (See above section for rates.)
Vendor Members are encouraged to visit the Vendor Membership page to learn more and to join or renew.
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Gain complete access to chartercenter.org and to the ongoing operational support we provide to CSDC Members.
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Non-members can sign up to receive California charter school updates and access select chartercenter.org content.