MEMBERSHIP

Member Benefits

Midwest Free Community Papers (MFCP) is dedicated to helping publishing businesses succeed through ongoing support and knowledge by offering members the following:

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Membership in MFCP is open to publishers who are actively engaged in the business of publishing free distribution papers that are published free at least 12 times per year.
Content needs to consist of no more than 75% of one topic or category of interest.

Membership Requirements

 
  • Membership Application
 
  • MDN Participation Agreement
 
  • MCN and 2 x 2 Network Participation Agreement
 
  • Code of Ethics
 
  • Two (2) recent copies of the publication applying for membership
  • A check for membership dues

Annual Membership Dues

Membership dues are payable annually on July 1.
 
  • Weekly Publisher Publishing MCN & MDN Ads - $275
 
  • Weekly Publisher Publishing MCN or MDN Ads - $375
 
  • Bi-weekly or Monthly Publisher Publishing MCN & MDN Ads - $375
 
  • Bi-weekly or Monthly Publisher Publishing MCN or MDN Ads - $425
 
  • Any Frequency not running any ads - $525

 
In the event of an ownership change, the new owners must file a new application, accompanied by yearly dues, and be approved by the Board of Directors.

Publishers who own more than one (1) paper may pay yearly dues for each publication, which will entitle the publisher to one (1) vote for each membership held at General Meetings.

Each publisher must submit to the MFCP Office a statement of copies published, rates, and territory regularly covered by the publication, including any seasonal increases annually. All members are also required to send a copy of each issue to the MFCP office by mail; however, if the publication is available online, notifying the office of the web address and how to access the publication electronically will suffice.
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORMS

Associate Membership

Associate memberships are available at several levels and include additional benefits and acknowledgement opportunities throughout the year.

ASSOCIATE

$200 Annual
  • Membership Directory Listing
  • Conference Attendance with a Table
  • 1/8 Page Ad in Monthly MFCP Newsletter
  • MFCP Website Listing
  • Small, Rotating Ad with Link on MFCP Website

BRONZE

$300 Annual
  • Membership Directory Listing
  • 1/8 Page Ad in Membership Directory
  • Conference Attendance with a Table
  • 1/4 Page Ad in Monthly MFCP Newsletter
  • MFCP Website Listing
  • Large, Rotating Ad with Link on MFCP Website
  • Two Minute Intro Speech at Each Conference

SILVER

$500 Annual
  • Membership Directory Listing
  • 1/4 Page Ad in Membership Directory
  • Conference Attendance with a Table
  • 1/2 Page Ad in Monthly MFCP Newsletter
  • MFCP Website Upgraded Listing
  • Large, Rotating Ad with Link on MFCP Website
  • Half Rotating Skyscraper Ad with Link on MFCP Website
  • Two Minute Intro Speech at Each Conference
  • Sponsorship of Cocktail Party
  • Sponsorship of Ad Awards

GOLD

$1,000 Annual
  • Membership Directory Listing
  • Full Page Ad in Membership Directory
  • Conference Attendance with a Table
  • Full Page Ad in Monthly MFCP Newsletter
  • MFCP Website Upgraded Listing
  • Large, Rotating Ad with Link on MFCP Website
  • Skyscraper Ad with Link on MFCP Website
  • Video or Webinar Rotating Ad on MFCP Website
  • Ad at Bottom of Email Blasts
  • Two Minute Intro Speech at Each Conference
  • Sponsorship of Cocktail Party
  • Sponsorship of Ad Awards
ASSOCIATE MEMBER APPLICATION FORMS
Membership and Associate Member Dues Rates Effective July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.

GOLD MEMBERS

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BRONZE MEMBERS

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ASSOCIATE MEMBERS