BEC membership means a seat at the table. Members are connected to a community of practice and build relationships within the industry. Through opportunities to interface and collaborate with policy-makers, BEC members gain insight into USG planning and practice. 

We would love to discuss membership for your organization. Email Beth Johnson, Communications & Outreach Manager, at


Membership Levels


  • One seat on the BEC Board of Directors
  • Eligibility to serve as co-chair of working groups
  • Opportunity for individual meetings with Congressional staff
  • Engagement with key Administration and USAID officials
  • All benefits of associate membership


  • Participation in working groups and Steering Committee
  • Regular updates on government affairs & news
  • Invitations to all BEC events
  • Highlighting of success stories in BEC newsletter and website
  • Co-branding on all BEC PR materials & initiatives


  • Invitations to select BEC events
  • Co-branding on all BEC PR materials & initiatives
  • Regular updates on government affairs & news

* Organizations are eligible to apply for membership if they are in good-standing and are currently engaged in international basic education initiatives. All BEC operations are funded by member contributions based on a tiered dues system. 


Banner photo: from the Education in Conflict & Crisis reception at CIES 2017. BEC co-hosted with ECCN, JEiE, Ed in Crisis SIG, INEE.